That is that for tonight. Hope you had a great weekend. Do tune in tomorrow as well. Until then, this is Deivarayan Muthu signing off early on the behalf of Chandan Duorah.

Aaron, Man of the Match: It really came together today. I was bowling well in patches before. We have been planning to get wickets early. That happened today. The body has been good after surgery. I tried to bowl faster and it came out well.

Kohli: He [Gayle] is pretty cool on the outside but pretty intense on the inside. I am more expressive, so that balances it out and that's why we open. I think we have the right combination now. We wanted to give Varun a chance. He steamed in and got wickets. This is the most balanced combination we are playing. Starc and Aaron is not a bad combination but you need an experienced guy. The way Mitch picks up wickets with his swinging yorkers, it is morale boosting. The last game we had a timely win. Momentum is hard to get. When you get it you shouldn't lose it.

Duminy: We were outplayed in every department. Lot of lessons to be learnt out of the game. They took wickets at regular intervals and we could not build a partnership. We have a few days off and we need to regroup and pick it up again.

10:40pm Kohli pumps his fist and there comes his typical celebratory jive with Gayle. Yuvraj congratulates Gayle. Thumping win for Royal Challengers. After Starc and Aaron routed Daredevils for 95, Gayle and Kohli got RCB off to a breezy start and wolfed down the slim target with 57 balls to spare.

Varad: "All bowlers from RCB had economy rate below 6 except one but all bowlers of DD have economy rate above 6 except one...!!!"

Ashish: "Just realised that Kohli's strike rate is same as Gayle's...!!!"

10.3
4
Coulter-Nile to Kohli, FOUR runs, Kohli seals it with a four, RCB win by 10 wickets! Length outside off, Kohli shovel-drives it between the bowler and Gayle
10.2
4
Coulter-Nile to Kohli, FOUR runs, full and wide outside off, Kohli simply throws his bat at it after backing away. The thick outside edge runs away past slip to the third-man boundary
10.1
1
Coulter-Nile to Gayle, 1 run, dug in shortish and on middle, Gayle lifts it over the bowler's head. Not middled. Duminy moves across to his left from mid-on but the ball evades his reach

END OF OVER:
10 | 3 Runs | RCB: 90/0 (6 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 9.00, RRR: 0.60)

  • V Kohli27 (21b)
  • CH Gayle61 (39b)
  • AD Mathews1-0-3-0
  • A Mishra2-0-25-0
9.6
0
Mathews to Kohli, no run, back of a length and outside off, Kohli camps on the back foot and and whisks it to short-midwicket off an inside edge
9.5
1
Mathews to Gayle, 1 run, dug in short and on middle and leg, Gayle is cramped for room. Mishit pull over backward square leg. Tahir runs across to his right from deep midwicket and cuts it off
9.4
0
Mathews to Gayle, no run, bumper from Mathews. Gayle wound up for a big hit before letting it fly to the keeper
9.3
0
Mathews to Gayle, no run, shortish and outside off, Gayle looks to pull and drags it to mid-on off the inner part of the bat
9.2
1
Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, back of a length and on off, punched down to long-on
9.1
1
Mathews to Gayle, 1 run, shortish and outside off, he rocks back and pulls it in the air. Duminy gets both his hands onto the ball at short midwicket, but it bursts through. Difficult chance, for the ball was travelling fast

Vikram Varun: "With Gayle blazing, no one notices that Kohli has control % of 100."

END OF OVER:
9 | 14 Runs | RCB: 87/0 (9 runs required from 66 balls, RR: 9.66, RRR: 0.81)

  • V Kohli26 (19b)
  • CH Gayle59 (35b)
  • A Mishra2-0-25-0
  • Imran Tahir2-0-20-0

Some respite for DD. Time out.

8.6
0
Mishra to Kohli, no run, looks like a googly, shortish length. Kohli seeks to punch and gets an inside edge to short midwicket
8.5
4
Mishra to Kohli, FOUR runs, half-tracker on middle, Kohli rocks back and pulls it to the deep midwicket boundary. Iyer dives across his right in the deep but can only parry it away to the boundary
8.4
1
Mishra to Gayle, 1 run, flatter and on middle, Gayle clears his front leg and shovel-whips it to long-on, on the bounce
8.3
1
Mishra to Kohli, 1 run, slid through on middle, Kohli goes on the back foot and punches it down to long-on
8.2
1
Mishra to Gayle, 1 run, pushed through on the pads, swept away behind square towards long leg
8.1
6
Mishra to Gayle, SIX runs, Boom! Launched into the second tier. Tossed up and full on middle, Gayle clears his front leg and annihilates a six over the bowler's head

A Different Double Ton

200

Number of T20s played by Chris Gayle. He is the 16th player to reach this mark. Four of these 16 are West Indian.

Thrifty

1

Instances of 5 Bangalore bowlers each conceding 6 runs or less (min. 3 overs each)- this is the first.

No Slam Bang

9

Boundaries scored by DD in this game (eight 4s, one 6), the second-fewest this IPL after Punjab (five 4s, two 6s v CSK)

Bowled out Cheaply

6

Number of times Delhi have been bowled out for less than 100 in the IPL, twice more than any other team.

Karthik Quick Hands

52

Number of catches taken by Dinesh Karthik in the IPL, the most by any wicket keeper. He went past Adam Gilchrist (51)

Stuck in first gear

2

Instances of teams losing 4 or more wickets for 50 runs in this IPL - Mumbai (v Punjab) and Delhi (v Bangalore)

Will Delhi end the streak?

7

Number of consecutive wins for Royal Challengers Bangalore against the Delhi Daredevils.