Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
57(31) 3x4 - 6x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 0 1 1 7 7 1
RV Uthappa
38(23) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
10 1 0 4 1 1 3 6

Best performances - Bowlers

R Vinay Kumar
O4.0
M0
R32
W3
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AD Mathews
O3.0
M0
R14
W1
Eco4.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs | PWI: 138/9

  • SPD Smith24 (25b)
  • K Upadhyay11 (8b)
  • R Vinay Kumar4-0-32-3
  • Z Khan4-0-21-2

This has been a convincing performance from Bangalore, they are well and truly back into the top four of the points table and are looking dangerously unstoppable. Three successive wins for them now and 15 points taking them to the third spot

Gayle provided them with his customary quick-fire 50, and the Royal Challengers Bangalore side was later helped by Dilshan's half-century and Tiwary's 36.

Pune lost three early wickets and barring a decent stand between Uthappa and Majumdar, never looked in the reckoning to come close to winning this one. Another defeat for Pune and they are well and truly out of the IPL.

Zaheer Khan: I get the feeling we are peaking at the right time, we started poorly, now we are doing well. We had a few areas to work on, we are putting in some good effort here. I am happy with the way my fitness, don't want to jinx it by talking about it. Gayle is a special guy, he has helped us get into the top four.

Smith: It was good fun, fought back quite well after Gayle and Dilshan were doing well. Wanted to play with a bit of freedom.

Kohli: The last two games, we have bowled well, peaking at the right time which is good. We wanted to give Saurabh Tiwary some game time, before we get to the playoffs.

Gayle is he man of the match.

Gayle: Yeah timing them well, don't know whether this is the best nick I have been. (In jest), Murali has stolen my Orange Cap away, so wearing this one, I sleep the whole day after breakfast to get in shape for the game!

This is Gayle's 11th man of the match award in 40 games, which is the same as Yusuf Pathan. Those were the days, when Pathan was a match-winner too. He plays tomorrow when Kolkata take on Mumbai, but more on that when I, Suneer Chowdhary, come back tomorrow with the commentary duties. Had a good time again and I hope you enjoyed yourself too!

19.6
1
Vinay Kumar to Smith, 1 run, pitched right up and driven to extra-cover for a single, that is a facile win for Bangalore
19.5
2
Vinay Kumar to Smith, 2 runs, slower, shorter and forehanded back through the bowler for a couple of runs

Change of bats for Smith.

19.4
1
Vinay Kumar to Upadhyay, 1 run, shorter run-up, slower, gets an outside edge to third-man
19.3
0
Vinay Kumar to Upadhyay, no run, from over the wicket this time, outside the off stump, wanted to go for another heave, misses
19.2
0
Vinay Kumar to Upadhyay, no run, again from round the stumps, outside the off stump, wanted to pull it away, short of length, missed
19.1
6
Vinay Kumar to Upadhyay, SIX runs, slower one and it is swung away across the line, sails over deep mid-wicket for a six!

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
57(31) 3x4 - 6x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 0 1 1 7 7 1
RV Uthappa
38(23) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
10 1 0 4 1 1 3 6

Best performances - Bowlers

R Vinay Kumar
O4.0
M0
R32
W3
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AD Mathews
O3.0
M0
R14
W1
Eco4.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301