Gujarat Lions succumbed under pressure thanks to a mountainous target of 213 run set by visitors Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Rajkot stadium on Tuesday. GL had won the toss and asked the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to bat first in the Indian Premier League match at their home turf in Rajkot today.
Here are the highlights from the match:
Thats tremendous stuff from Ishan Kishan. Four sixes so far in his innings. Gujarat Lions need 26 runs in 6 balls
Run out!!! Ravindra Jadeja departs
Gujarat Lions need 50 runs in 15 balls
Gujarat lose another wicket. Big man McCullum departs
Massive hit by McCullum. SIX!!!
Cracking shot from Jadeja. Four
Milne faces the heat. A boundary from Jadeja, then a six from McCullum
OUT!!! Dinesh Karthik departs. GL now four wickets down, need 108 runs of 54 balls
Negi to Finch, out Stumped!! Gujarat 3 wickets down
McCullum completes his half-century. 100 comes up for Gujarat Lions
Milne to Finch, FOUR, to deep backward point
A four and a six off two Milne deliveries. McCullum is on fire
McCullum dispatches Shane Watson for a six
It seems Gujarat Lions have lost the momentum. GL in last 4 overs: 38 runs, 1 wkts
Aaron Finch and Brendon McCullum looking to steady the GL innings. McCullum is the batsman who can play a Gayle-like knock to chase down this target
Gujarat Lions in last 4 overs: 46 runs, 2 wkts
Chahal to Raina, out Caught by Watson on 23
Aravind to Raina, FOUR,
Three runs of the over and now Sreenath Aravind is brought into the attack.
Out!! The Spin trick working here for RCB. Smith departs. Sees the shortened length goes for it but misstimes his shot.
Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack. Kohli decides to attack with spin from both ends.
Just one run off the first over!! Negi bowled that beautifully. Ye sher itna shant kyu h bhai? (Why the Lion is so silent?)
Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum are at the crease. Dwayne Smith is on strike. Negi will open the attack
RCB put RCB 213 runs on board. Might turn out to be a tough chase for GL
Another big six from Jadhav
FOUR!!! 200 comes up for RCB
Tough day for Andrew Tye. 18 runs off the over
FOUR, drops it short and pays the price. Very expensive over from Tye. 16 off his last over
Andrew Tye to Kedar Jadhav, SIX and a FOUR!! Jhadav is spoiling Tye's stats. He comes to bowl with 16 of 3 overs.
Tye comes to bowl his last over
Four again!! Travis is keeping his 'Head' high. Back to back boundaries.
Basil Thampi to Head, FOUR, Slow ball, easly predicted by Head and pulls it in front square.
Basil Thampi [3.0-0-19-1] is back into the attack. He has been very economical today. Conceded just a lil more than 6 runs per over.
Good over from Tye after that first ball boundary. 6 off the over.
Andrew Tye to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR, to third man. After the much-needed strikes from Kohli and Gayle now Jadhav is the man who needs to fire if RCB wants to go beyond 200. Anything less than 200 would be risky as Gujarat is playing on their home ground.
Kedar Jadhav, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Virat Kohli departs. Dwayne Smith takes the catch!!
Knocks by Gayle, Kohli propel RCB to big total
SIX!! It's Virat Kohli's turn to take on the GL
A captain's knock!!! Virat Kohli completes fifty
Jadeja to Kohli, four, to deep extra cover
Travis Head joins captain Kohli in the middle
Gayle departs!! LBW. Thampi takes the prized wicket
It's turning out to be Chris Gayle's show at the moment. 7 towering sixes, five boundaries in his 75-run innings
SIX!!! Chris Gayle at his best. 7 sixes!!!!
Another massive SIX from Gayle. 100 comes up for RCB. That's explosive batting
Chris Gayle makes a comeback, completes fifty in 23 balls
This is splendid stuff from the RCB. Chris Gayle is on the verge of a much-awaited fifty. The opening pair has amassed 83 runs in just nine overs
Chris Gayle survives a scare. The West Indian has hit 4 sixes in the innings so far
Chris Gayle is on fire. Seems he has back to his usual best
Another towering SIX from Chris Gayle. RCB in last 4 overs: 36 runs, 0 wkts
Shivil to Gayle, six, to long off
Full-toss from Thampi dispached for a six. That's Chris Gayle for you
Huge milestone for Chris Gayle. Becomes first batsman to cross 10,000-run mark in T20 matches
Three consecutive boundaries from Virat Kohli
Kohli hits Thampi for four
First boundary of the innings for RCB courtesy Kohli
RCB captain Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle to open the batting
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli(c), Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Travis Head, Kedar Jadhav(w), Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Adam Milne, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal
Gujarat Lions: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina(c), Aaron Finch, Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Karthik(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Andrew Tye, Dhawal Kulkarni, Basil Thampi, Shivil Koushik
Gujarat Lions win toss, invite Royal Challengers Bangalore to bat first