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35th match (N), Bengaluru, Apr 29 2011, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 182)155/5
RCB won by 26 runs
player of the match
Virat Kohli
Royal Challengers Bangalore
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• The Bulletin by Nitin Sundar

Kohli, Gayle star as Bangalore sink Pune

Pune Warriors went up against Murphy's Law at the Chinnaswamy Stadium and came a distant second-best, as they hurtled to their fifth successive defeat

Match centre 
Scorer: S Balasubramanian
Commentator: Siddarth Ravindran
Scorecard summary
Royal Challengers Bangalore181/5(20 overs)
Pune Warriors155/5(20 overs)
end of over 2017 runs
PWI: 155/5CRR: 7.75 
Robin Uthappa23 (17)
Harpreet Singh1 (1)
Sreenath Aravind4-0-35-1
Chris Gayle2-0-8-1

Bangalore run out victors by 26 runs. The only phase of nervousness was when Yuvraj was muscling the bowling around the park. Too many of the Pune batsmen couldn't time the ball - Paine, Pandey and Uthappa.

Chris Gayle can't stop beaming: "Very happy, three wins in a row. There's going to be a big celebration tonight, I'm looking forward to that as well." About his performance, he says "Looking very sharp, eh?" and laughs. And he says he can't understand a word of what AB de Villiers says when he (AB) starts drinking. Gotta love Gayle!

Kohli: "First time in four years that I'm getting the Orange Cap. It's a big honour for me. I've always wanted to bat at No. 3, and I have got the opportunity this time. Gayle is a big asset, a big plus for the team as he strikes at around 150."

Nick sums up what many people are sending in: "It is infuriating for me that Pune underutilized in-form batsmen Yuvi and Uthappa. They should have come up the order instead of Pandey."

Here's the latest points table. Bangalore up to second spot now.

Sriram: "A man has just scored 23 off 17 balls with 3 4s and a 6, yet he's termed "couldn't time the ball :-(", hmm welcome to IPL T20." Well, he did make 15 off those in the final over, when the match was finished as a contest.

Presentation ceremony:

Yuvraj Singh doesn't not look like a happy man: "Well, I think we didn't get enough runs in the first six overs. We gave 20 runs extra on the field. We decided not to lose too many wickets at the top, but Jesse and Manish couldn't get enough runs, and Bangalore's bowlers were good."

Daniel Vettori: "There were a few scares along the way. The bowlers have stepped up in the previous two matches. Zaheer's our best bowler, we took a chance bringing him on a little earlier, and luckily it worked."

Kohli is the Man of the Match: "I think as a cricketer you have to take pressure, if the franchise retained me they have shown faith in me. The first two matches I didn't score well, but the next few it got better. Very happy winning three in a row."

That's it from us at ESPNcricinfo. Join us for tomorrow's games when, at long last, we will reach the halfway stage of the tournament.

19.6
Aravind to Uthappa, no run

Bangalore celebrate, Pune slump to their fifth straight defeat, their time at the top of the table seems a very very long time ago, the final ball was full and angling across Uthappa, who can't get bat on it

Gayle is having some fun with the crowd

19.5
1
Aravind to Harpreet Singh, 1 run

slower ball is lashed towards long-off

19.4
1
Aravind to Uthappa, 1 run

full ball on middle stump, punched to mid-off by Uthappa

19.3
6
Aravind to Uthappa, SIX runs

finally, the Uthappa for whom the millions were splashed makes an appearance, a nonchalant swipe sends the length ball over the midwicket boundary

19.2
4
Aravind to Uthappa, FOUR runs

another boundary to fine leg for Uthappa, a length ball is helped along with the angle for four more

19.2
1w
Aravind to Uthappa, 1 wide

slower and full, well outside off, called a wide, Aravind can't believe the call

19.1
4
Aravind to Uthappa, FOUR runs

slower ball to start the over, Uthappa gets it away to fine leg, not too convincing

end of over 192 runs • 1 wicket
PWI: 138/5CRR: 7.26 • RRR: 44.00 • Need 44 from 6b
Robin Uthappa8 (12)
Harpreet Singh0 (0)
Chris Gayle2-0-8-1
Daniel Vettori4-0-23-1
18.6
1lb
Gayle to Uthappa, 1 leg bye

a fantastic over from Gayle kills off the game, he's seems happy with it, the final ball is sent to short fine for a single

18.5
Gayle to Uthappa, no run

fired in full again by Gayle, quicker, Uthappa pushes it towards mid-off

18.4
Gayle to Uthappa, no run

a yorker on middle and leg, punched back towards the bowler

18.3
W
Gayle to Manhas, OUT

Manhas is gone, a length ball that Manhas can't get the power behind, he tries to smash the ball over long-on, only find Kaif

Mithun Manhas c Kaif b Gayle 3 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60
18.2
1
Gayle to Uthappa, 1 run

whacked towards fine leg this time

Ninad Garude: "Yuvraj should have played out Zaheer's over ... in last 3 overs, he could have turned it around !!"

18.1
Gayle to Uthappa, no run

fullish on middle, swiped towards midwicket, can't beat the fielder

46 needed off 12. Gayle to bowl. Aravind will probably bowl the final one.

end of over 183 runs
PWI: 136/4CRR: 7.55 • RRR: 23.00 • Need 46 from 12b
Mithun Manhas3 (4)
Robin Uthappa7 (7)
Daniel Vettori4-0-23-1
Zaheer Khan4-0-33-1
17.6
Vettori to Manhas, no run

Vettori completes an outstanding over, for the third time in the over Mithun does the fielding, dot ball

17.5
1
Vettori to Uthappa, 1 run

Uthappa swipes towards wide long-on this time

17.4
Vettori to Uthappa, no run

once again the cut, once again Mithun fields, no run this time

17.3
1
Vettori to Manhas, 1 run

Bangalore's fielding once again is good, Manhas carves the ball to backward point, where Mithun throws himself to his left to field

17.2
Vettori to Manhas, no run

driven to the bowler's left, Vettori is across quickly to cut that off

17.1
1
Vettori to Uthappa, 1 run

length ball is clubbed down to long-on for a single

Abhi: "I would name Zaheer 'Crisis Manager' from now on."

end of over 176 runs • 1 wicket
PWI: 133/4CRR: 7.82 • RRR: 16.33 • Need 49 from 18b
Mithun Manhas2 (1)
Robin Uthappa5 (4)
Zaheer Khan4-0-33-1
Jamaluddin Syed Mohammad2-0-26-1
16.6
2
Khan to Manhas, 2 runs

Manhas gets off the mark by jabbing the ball to point for a couple

Best performances - batsmen
Virat Kohli player portrait
V Kohli
67 runs (42)
4 fours
4 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
leg glance
20 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
71751210916
Jesse Ryder portrait
JD Ryder
51 runs (34)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
18 runs
1 four
1 six
5102155725
Best performances - bowlers
Alfonso Thomas
AC Thomas
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
ECO
5.75
Rahul Sharma portrait
R Sharma
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
2
ECO
6.75
Match details
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
TossPune Warriors, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2011
Player Of The Match
Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli
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 days29 April 2011 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Aleem Dar
India Image
Sanjay Hazare
TV Umpire
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Russell Tiffin
Reserve Umpire
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Nandan
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2, Pune Warriors 0