Gayle force, Dilshan blow Tuskers away

Published: Sunday, May 8, 2011, 18:51 [IST]
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Gayle force, Dilshan blow Tuskers away

With Chris Gayle opening the batting for Bangalore again, it was unlikely the Royal Challengers would get off to a sobre start. Just as expected the West Indian carted R P Singh for a huge six in the lst ball off the first over, before Tillakaratne Dilshan opened the second with two consecutive fours off off-break Romesh Powar and launched the same bowler for another boundary and six.

Then Gayle cut loose, smashing a bemused Prashant Parameswaran for 37 runs in the 3rd over, including four sixes (one off a no-ball) and 3 fours as RCB blitzed forward to 66/0. But at the end of a strangely quiet following over, Vinay Kumar bowled Gayle for 44 off 15 balls with the score reading 68/1 in 3.5 overs.

Then Virat Kohli and Dilshan pushed for ones and twos till at the end of the 6th over, Dilshan struck a third-man boundary as the score moved on to 79/1 and 84/1 after Dilshan got Jadeja away for another four in the 7th over. Dilshan and Kohli teamed up in the following over, to each knock a boundary off Vinay Kumar as the RCB motored along to 94/1 in 8 overs

Not showing any signs of relenting, Dilshan opened the 9th over with a four off Jadeja to bring up RCB's 100 in 8.1 overs. In the 10th over. Dilshan struck another four in the 10th over as the Challengers moved to 109/1 in 10 overs. The batting duo kept the scoreboard ticking along till finally, in the 14th over, Dilshan hit the winning runs fou, bring up his 50 in the process.

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