• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    117
    57
    84
    7
    12
    205.26
    16.6 taken! Stunning return catch! Axar, take a bow! AB, Maxi and Vijay come up and shake hands with him. What an innings! He had hoped to entertain the crowd today and here's what he managed - 117 off 57, seven fours, and 12, that's 1-2.... 12 sixes! This one though didn't get anywhere close to that elevation. Bashes a fuller delivery down the ground with his full Gayle force and Axar, very brave of him, intercepted it! 190/2
    11.2 kisses the base of middle and off stump! A second straight yorker from Sandeep and this time he gets it through Kohli's defences. Top quality bowling from the young medium-pacer 119/1
    not out
    47
    24
    42
    3
    4
    195.83
    17.4 clatters into the base of middle stump! His yorkers have been a revelation this season, along with Bhuvi from Sunrisers. DK was moving outside leg to smear it through the covers but it sneaks under his bat 199/3
    not out
    11
    7
    8
    1
    0
    157.14
    Extras
    11 (lb 3, nb 1, w 7)
    TOTAL
    226/3 (20 Overs, RR: 11.3)
    Fall of wickets: 1-119 (V Kohli, 11.2 ov), 2-190 (CH Gayle, 16.6 ov), 3-199 (KD Karthik, 17.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Sandeep Sharma4041210.2582301
    MG Johnson4043010.75114320
    Anureet Singh402506.2583000
    GJ Maxwell2023011.5031210
    AR Patel4050112.50103520
    Karanveer Singh2041020.5011520
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    2
    6
    13
    0
    0
    33.33
    2.2 what a corker! This is full and swings away very late. Vijay wanted to whip it through the leg side but this moves away from the blade and takes out the middle stump. That is a one helluva delivery 19/2
    0.4 has that been taken! That is a fantastic catch by Wiese. Vohra drove this away from his body, without any timing. The ball was dying on the cover fielder. Wiese, however, dives forward and takes an excellent catch, claims it straight away. As with all the replays of such catches, this is very hard to tell. He might have taken it cleanly, but this might go against the fielder. It doesn't. Well done, technology. Starc gets me some points straightaway 6/1
    5.4 simply done at mid-on. Kohli moves to his right, eyes on the ball all the way, pouches it and dives with his momentum. No timing on the shot from Saha even as he runs down the track. Goes for a heave, mistimes it because he is rushed into his stroke 33/4
    3.1 off stump knocked over! Maxi has not looked like the usual Maxi and he falls to an average slog! It was a good length ball angled across. The batsman went across the line with the scoreboard pressure bearing down on him. Misses and Aravind hits. Sets off a la Imran Tahir, roar and all 20/3
    5.6 top of off knocked back again! Miller runs down and misses a length, slightly slower, ball as he plays outside the line. Bat and pad gap exploited and Chinnaswamy continues to rumble 34/5
    7.1 lazy drive on the up outside off, Aravind jags the ball back and hurtles through bat and pad to peg off stump. This has become a procession 39/6
    not out
    40
    21
    37
    5
    2
    190.47
    8.2 buh-bye, and Starc just smiles after messing up the off stump. It was fast, it was straight, it got the slog from the batsman, it beat him and Johnson follows his six other team-mates in making a forlorn walk back to the pavilion 49/7
    8.4 another one down! The stumps are in tatters again! Anureet has had a fine day with the ball, conceding only 6.25 amid the carnage, but he walks back with a duck. Swung at a length ball which was just too quick for him 49/8
    10.4 that's the seventh batsman out bowled! Full, fast, threatening off stump and these aren't idle threats either. Too good for Karanveer 65/9
    13.4 there we have it! Two runs shy of the worst IPL defeat in history. Sandeep gets down the track and yorks himself. Jams his bat down and gives a dolly back to the bowler 88/10
    Extras
    9 (lb 5, w 4)
    TOTAL
    88 all out (13.4 Overs, RR: 6.43)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (M Vohra, 0.4 ov), 2-19 (M Vijay, 2.2 ov), 3-20 (GJ Maxwell, 3.1 ov), 4-33 (WP Saha, 5.4 ov), 5-34 (DA Miller, 5.6 ov), 6-39 (GJ Bailey, 7.1 ov), 7-49 (MG Johnson, 8.2 ov), 8-49 (Anureet Singh, 8.4 ov), 9-65 (Karanveer Singh, 10.4 ov), 10-88 (Sandeep Sharma, 13.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MA Starc401543.75150020
    S Aravind402746.75144100
    HV Patel201316.5071100
    YS Chahal2.402419.0073100
    D Wiese10404.0020000

Match Notes

Crumbling in the Powerplay

5

Number of KXIP wickets that fell in the Powerplay, the most this IPL and the second-most in any IPL season.

A Rare Event

2

Number of times in T20 history that a target of more than 225 has been successfully chased down.

Going for it early

2

Instances of RCB scoring 100+ runs inside 10 overs this IPL. No other team has done it more than once.

A Liking for Kings

7

Number of 50+ scores for Chris Gayle against KXIP, the most by any batsman against a single opposition in all T20 cricket.

Out of the Park

4

Instances of a player hitting 12 or more sixes in an IPL innings, 3 of those by Chris Gayle. He hit 12 today.

Thrifty

119

Dot balls bowled by Sandeep Sharma in the 2015 IPL, more than any other bowler.

Leader by far

14

Hundreds scored by Chris Gayle in T20 cricket. The second-most is 6, by Brendon McCullum.

Feeling at Home

1500+

T20 Runs scored by Chris Gayle at the Chinnaswamy stadium. He is the only batsman to score 1500+ runs at a single venue.

Maximizing the Powerplay

68

Runs scored by RCB in the Powerplay, their highest this season and third-highest for any season.

Feeling Small

20

Runs scored by Chris Gayle off Mitchell Johnson's first over, the most by any batsman off Johnson in T20 cricket.