1.5 kept low! Aravind has struck in his first over again! Smith was camping on his back foot against a good length ball. Plays the pull and in doing so was playing across the line. The ball sneaks under his inside edge and topples off. Arr-cee-bee are on their way. 9/1
    4.6 caught at long-off! That's the wicket Bangalore would have wanted desperately. Chahal puts his finger on the lips and asks everyone to shush. It was a tossed up delivery on off stump, McCullum looked for a six down the ground and doesn't get enough power behind it 37/2
    6.6 two in two for Jordan with a return catch! Lions are crumbling...Jadeja chipped the length ball straight back to the bowler and Jordan had to just raise his arms towards his right shoulder to grab that 44/4
    6.5 can you keep him out of action? AB has taken a pretty good catch running backwards! DK came down to loft that over the covers, don't think he middled that, and it quite high. AB ran back from extra cover and made it look easy, taking it comfortably too 44/3
    18.3 yeah Baby, you got Finch! It was going towards the stumps, Finch slogged to the leg side and found Aravind and deep midwicket 104/9
    7.5 five down, Chahal traps DJ lbw! Bravo's feet were stuck in the crease as he played for the legspin, but the ball pitched around off and came in just a bit, from the back of the hand, and trapped him right in front. Easy decision, Lions going down here 47/5
    11.2 third one for Chahal, bowled'm! Straighter line from Chahal with some flight, looks like it was a premeditated sweep from Nath, who missed the ball completely and lost his middle stump 68/6
    12.1 that's the third for Jordan too, bowls PK! Fired in a full delivery at the stumps, PK wanted to put ti away to the leg side and only got an inside edge that went off his pad to the off stump 69/7
    12.5 drags it onto his stumps, Kulkarni as well. No. 4 for Jordan! It was a back of length ball outside off, Kulkarni didn't moves his feet while trying to chop that and got an edge onto his stumps 74/8
    not out
    18.4 that's it, two in two for Baby and RCB win by a whopping 144 runs! Slightly slower through the air as it turned towards leg, Kaushik wanted to work it to leg and got an edge to midwicket where Aravind leapt forward to take it with both hands 104/10
    12 (b 1, lb 3, nb 3, w 5)
    104 all out (18.4 Overs, RR: 5.57)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (DR Smith, 1.5 ov), 2-37 (BB McCullum, 4.6 ov), 3-44 (KD Karthik, 6.5 ov), 4-44 (RA Jadeja, 6.6 ov), 5-47 (DJ Bravo, 7.5 ov), 6-68 (AD Nath, 11.2 ov), 7-69 (P Kumar, 12.1 ov), 8-74 (DS Kulkarni, 12.5 ov), 9-104 (AJ Finch, 18.3 ov), 10-104 (S Kaushik, 18.4 ov)
    STR Binny201306.5052000
    S Aravind301515.0092000
    YS Chahal401934.75131100
    SR Watson10303.0040010
    CJ Jordan301143.66100020
    VR Aaron201909.5053020
    V Kohli1013013.0010102
    CH Gayle20301.50100001
    Sachin Baby0.40426.0031000

Match Details


Gujarat Lions , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50-19.20

Match days

14 May 2016 - day/night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Royal Challengers Bangalore 2, Gujarat Lions 0

Match Notes

Huge win


Margin of victory for RCB in this match - biggest for a team in IPL. Previous biggest was by 140 runs by KKR vs RCB in Bangalore in the first IPL match in 2008.

Double blast


No. of instances of 2 centuries in a T20 innings, before this. Kevin O'Brien (119) and Hamish Marshall (102) did it for Gloucestershire v Middlesex in 2011.

5th fastest ton


No. of balls taken by AB de Villiers to reach century today, which is the 5th fastest century in IPL. Fastest century is in 30 balls by Gayle vs PWI in 2013.

Solid pair


No. of century partnerships between Kohli & de Villiers in this IPL - most by a pair in a season. Dhawan-Gambhir (2008) and Gayle-Kohli (2012) had 3.

ABD's productive season


No. of 50+ scores for AB de Villiers in this IPL - most by him in an IPL season. He had scored a century and 3 fifties in 2009 IPL.



No. of players who have completed 3000 runs in IPL. AB de Villiers became the latest to join the list. He is the 3rd overseas batsman after Gayle and Warner.

Why not Kohli-rahul?


Average opening stand between Kohli and Rahul in this IPL - 258 runs in 5 inns. Other pairs have averaged just 8.16 - 49 runs in 6 inns.

Gayle fails again


No. of consecutive single-digit scores for Gayle in T20s since his 100* vs Eng in WT20. He never had more than 3 such scores in a row before this.

Raina's first miss


No. of matches Suresh Raina missed in his IPL career, before this match. He played all the 132 matches of CSK and 11 of GL before missing out today.