Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
107(49) 10x4 - 9x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 4 0 0 23 7 14 0
R McLaren
28(32) 1x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 2 1 8 3 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

S Aravind
O4.0
M0
R14
W4
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Harris
O4.0
M1
R38
W3
Eco9.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 15 Runs | KXIP: 120/9

  • P Kumar15 (7b)
  • L Ablish0 (2b)
  • A Mithun3-0-29-0
  • S Aravind4-0-14-4

That is all from us for this game, fellas. Gayle show all the way. Double header tomorrow. Join us for that. Till then, this is Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers. While you leave, you could catch Sid Talya's bulletin here.

Zaheer Khan makes a fair point. "There have already been five hundreds in this IPL. Shows you where the Twenty20 game is headed in the future."

Gayle is the Man of the Match, to loud cheers. Gayle: "It was difficult, ball was doing a lot for couple of overs. Good team effort. Virat came in and supported me. The key actually is to pick your areas, it is not all about slogging, you have to target particular bowlers. I wanted to bat through the end but it did not happen. AB got us past 200. My celebration is the tuk-tuk train, that is a regular thing for me. Things will happen when I am out there. I am unpredictable, and got to try and enjoy the IPL." Hooyah, the big fella does not hold back when he speaks, does he?

Vettori: "Almost the perfect T20 game, to score a hundred in that fashion. the wicket was not an easy one to bat on. the big thing for us is our fielding, if we do that, everything falls in place. Gilchrist runout first ball made it easier for us. Aravind has been a really good find for us."

Gilchrist: "That was a phenomenal knock. The wicket was doing a bit, he did not get bat on ball for ten balls, then took the game away from us. We were shell-shocked actually. It is a small ground, there were a few mishits that carried over. We pulled back a little bit. It looked like they would get 230-240, but it was all too much for us. We play again in two days, got to try and fire up again."

Harish: "Moral of the story never bowl a maiden to Gayle. Give him a single and keep him off strike. It all started coz of that maiden from Harris to Gayle."

Sombre handshakes all around. Gayle is still smiling however as he disappears in to the dressing room. Aravind gets a big hug from Ray Jennings. It was all over after that monster century, wasn't it?

19.6
0
Mithun to Kumar, no run, big swing, and miss from PK outside off stump and that is the end of that
19.5
6
Mithun to Kumar, SIX runs, PK is letting Mithun have it, this time clobbers him over deep midwicket for maximum
19.4
4
Mithun to Kumar, FOUR runs, fuller this time, PK targets the same area for another boundary, and gets it, bt this time off an outside edge past the keeper
19.3
4
Mithun to Kumar, FOUR runs, PK gets one away, gets underneath a length ball and hammers it over mid off
19.2
0
Mithun to Kumar, no run, high full toss, PK is surprised and fends it back to the bowler, and tells Mithun to go back and bowl, Mithun gives gives him a stare, Gayle can't control his glee, he loves it
19.2
1w
Mithun to Kumar, 1 wide, another short one, he looks to have another go, but pulls out of the shot in the end

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
107(49) 10x4 - 9x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 4 0 0 23 7 14 0
R McLaren
28(32) 1x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 2 1 8 3 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

S Aravind
O4.0
M0
R14
W4
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Harris
O4.0
M1
R38
W3
Eco9.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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GL1441008.000-0.412
RCB1431007.000-1.299