18.2 another meaty blow, superb fielding in the deep from Pandey and Gayle is run out, would you believe it! He middled it for the cow corner boundary, where Pandey fell over the boundary while taking the catch but made sure he threw the ball back in just before that. The batsmen settled for one initially and realised a little late there was time for a second. Gayle is not completely fit and is slow to come back for the second. Accurate throw and he's well short, what a faux pas 171/7
    4.5 loud appeal for a catch down leg and the finger's gone up, Kohli is gone! Good pace and bounce for the short ball as it was going down leg, Kohli pulled, got some glove before Uthappa took a good catch 29/1
    7.3 knocks the stumps, DK misses it completely! It pitched well outside off and DK went back in the crease to cut it late but he got too far away from it 50/2
    7.6 why, why would he do that? He just hit a six and now tries to reverse sweep the ball that pitches on middle stump. The ball is turning in and he's playing the off-stump line, loses his leg stump 56/3
    10.6 he wanted another one but is beaten by the change in pace and is stumped so fast by Robbie before AB can look back. Came down the track for the ball that was outside off, it was much flatter and went under AB's horizontal bat as he missed it. Robbie does the best, Cariappa doesn't celebrate his maiden IPL wicket at all 93/4
    14.4 another stumping chance, this one goes to the third umpire no idea why! Sammy came well out of his crease, got beaten in the air and Robbie whipped the bails off in no time to stump him 119/5
    16.1 run out chance, gone to the third umpire! Gayle worked the ball towards sweeper cover in the deep, they had no choice but to go for two with the asking rate. But Abbott fell couple of inches short with that accurate throw 133/6
    not out
    not out
    8 (lb 7, w 1)
    179/7 (19 Overs, RR: 9.42)
    Did not bat: YS Chahal, VR Aaron
    Fall of wickets: 1-29 (V Kohli, 4.5 ov), 2-50 (KD Karthik, 7.3 ov), 3-56 (Mandeep Singh, 7.6 ov), 4-93 (AB de Villiers, 10.6 ov), 5-119 (DJG Sammy, 14.4 ov), 6-133 (SA Abbott, 16.1 ov), 7-171 (CH Gayle, 18.2 ov)
    M Morkel4.003518.75113200
    SP Narine4.002606.50102100
    KC Cariappa2.0028114.0033200
    AD Russell2.001608.0053000
    YK Pathan4.0040210.0071400
    PP Chawla1.0010010.0010100
    Shakib Al Hasan2.001718.5060210

Match Details

  • The Cricket Association of Bengal, DR BC Roy Club House, Eden Gardens, Kolkata - 700021


Royal Challengers Bangalore , elected to field first

Player of the match


Match days

11 April 2015 - night match (20-over match)

Twenty20 debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Royal Challengers Bangalore 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0

Match Notes

In his own league


Runs completed by Chris Gayle - he becomes the first to score as many. The only batsman with at least 1000 T20 runs to average better than him is Phil Hughes.



Chris Gayle's strike against Sunil Narine in the IPL. The batsman has been dismissed once in 20 balls before this game.

Landmark beckons


Runs Chris Gayle needed before this innings to complete 7000 T20 runs. He will be the first batsman to the landmark.

Russell's Viper


Andre Russell's SR after over No. 15 in T20s - only AB de Villiers strikes faster than him among batsmen with at least 800 runs in the last five overs in T20s

Leading pair


No. of fifty-plus partnerships Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa have put together - the most by any KKR opening pair.

Fort Kolkata


Number of consecutive matches won by KKR at the Eden Gardens. They last lost to Mumbai Indians in IPL 2013.