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Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
57(31) 3x4 - 6x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 30 runs
  • 1x4 - 4x6
4 5 0 1 3 30 7 7
TM Dilshan
53(44) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on front foot
  • 21 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
9 4 8 11 8 3 3 7

Best performances - Bowlers

R Vinay Kumar
O4
M0
R32
W3
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O4
M0
R16
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Pune Warriors , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

11 May 2012 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Royal Challengers Bangalore 2, Pune Warriors 0

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary

END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs | PWI: 138/9 (36 runs required, RR: 6.90)

  • Steven Smith24 (25b)
  • Krishnakant Upadhyay11 (8b)
  • Vinay Kumar4-0-32-3
  • Zaheer 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!

Warriors 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4MD MishraMJ Clarke
2nd0MJ ClarkeMK Pandey
3rd18RV UthappaMJ Clarke
4th50RV UthappaAP Majumdar
5th12AD MathewsAP Majumdar
6th18AP MajumdarSPD Smith
7th6SPD SmithB Kumar
8th10AC ThomasSPD Smith
9th4SPD SmithR Sharma
10th16SPD SmithK Upadhyay