After Gayle storm RCB stumble to win against KKR

Published: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 20:34 [IST]
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After Gayle storm RCB stumble to win

Chasing a Duckworth/Lewis target of 102 in 13 overs, Bangalore got off to a scintillatingly belligerent start with Gayle hammering Brett Lee for a quartet of fours in the first over itself. Then he tucked into Jaidev Unadkat big time in the second over, knocking off two fours and two sixes as the score soared to 39/0 in 2 overs.

Lee went for another four from off the dasher's blade in the third, but had the last laugh when he had the batsman caught by Kallis at midwicket for 38 off just 12 balls. The score was 44/1 in 2.4 overs. Then the surviving opener Luke Pomersbach ran a double off Kallis at the end of the 4th over to bring up RCB's 50/1.

In the 6th over, Pomersbach dispatched Kallis to the boundary before he was caught at mid off for 16 off 14 balls with the score reading 65/2 in 5.5 overs. One over later, Kohli struck Iqbal Abdulla away for a boundary, but in the next over, he was caught behind off Kallis for 15 off 15 balls. In the 9th over, de Villiers edged Abdulla for a four as Bangalore climbed to 85/3 in 10 overs.

In the 11th over, Mohammad Kaif pulled Unadkat for another boundary before being caught at deep midwicket off the same bowler for 15 off 13 balls. Karthik was the next man to depart, perishing to Abdulla for 1 off 2 balls. There was one more stutter before RCB reached home and that was Saurabh Tiwary departing for 1 when he was run out. But de Villiers ensured that there would be no more faux pas and struck the winning boundary with three balls remaining.

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