578dThe Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Gayle cameo takes Bangalore through to play-offs

Brett Lee sledged, Gautam Gambhir sighed in agony, and the crowd lapped it up in delight as Chris Gayle's brutal cameo obliterated the below-par target set by Kolkata Knight Riders in a rain-hit game in Bangalore

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
CH Gayle
38(12) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %41%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
4 10 0 0 0 10 0 14
YK Pathan
36(24) 2x4 - 3x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 5 4 1 0 3 23

Best performances - Bowlers

CK Langeveldt
O3
M0
R10
W2
Eco3.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JH Kallis
O3
M0
R16
W2
Eco5.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Abhishek Purohit

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Chris Gayle is the Man of the Match.

Sherul: "The number of wickets that fell in that chase shows how much RCB rely on Gayle and Dilshan. Seems worrying for them if Gayle doesn't perform now that Dilshan is gone as well."

This is the longest winning streak in the IPL, seven matches and Bangalore go top of the table, and in to the play offs, first team to do so

12.3
4
Balaji to de Villiers, FOUR runs, finally, the game is over, AB latches on to a full ball and clatters it through the gap between extra cover and mid off
12.2
W
Balaji to Tiwary, OUT, oh gosh, another wicket, Tiwary pushes away towards covers and tries to get to the other end, sees the ball overtake him and crash in to the stumps, nothing he could do about it

SS Tiwary run out (Gambhir) 1 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

12.1
0
Balaji to Tiwary, no run, slants this one wide outside the off stump, gets away with it
12.1
2w
Balaji to de Villiers, 2 wides, Balaji helps bangalore with a high full toss outside leg stump, boucher somehow manages to parry it away with the dive

END OF OVER:
12 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | RCB: 99/5 (3 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.25, RRR: 3.00)

  • Saurabh Tiwary1 (3b)
  • AB de Villiers9 (12b)
  • Iqbal Abdulla3-0-18-1
  • Jaydev Unadkat2-0-30-1
11.6
0
Iqbal Abdulla to Tiwary, no run, Tiwary looks to finish it with the slap through covers, backs outside leg and tries to crunch it, but straight to cover
11.5
1
Iqbal Abdulla to de Villiers, 1 run, flicked away off the pads backward of square leg

RCB 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st44CH GayleLA Pomersbach
2nd21LA PomersbachV Kohli
3rd7AB de VilliersV Kohli
4th23M KaifAB de Villiers
5th1AB de VilliersKB Arun Karthik
6th5SS TiwaryAB de Villiers
7th4AB de VilliersA Mithun