Pune, May 11: Despite making several changes to their side, Pune Warriors, led by Steven Smith in the absence of skipper Sourav Ganguly, were thrashed by Royal Challengers Bangalore by 35 runs at the Subrata Roy Sahara stadium in Pune.
Here are the match Highlights:
# Pune Warriors slumped to their seventh loss in a row.
# RCB jump to third after two back-to-back wins with 15 points.
# Chris Gayle bagged his 11th Man-of-the-match award in IPL.
# Pune Warriors scored 50 runs in 5.6 overs.
# Pune Warriors scored 100 runs in 13.5 overs
# Robin Uthappa top-scored for Pune Warriors with 38 runs.
# RCB pacer Zaheer Khan claimed two wickets in his first over. Vinay Kumar figured 3/32 while Muttiah Muralitharan took two wickets for 16 runs in four overs.
# Rain delayed the start of the match by an hour.
# Pune Warriors skipper Sourav Ganguly opted to rest for the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
# Pune have made five changes for this game. besides Ganguly, Ashish Nehra, Murali Karthik, Wayne Parnell and Mithun Manhas were benched.
# Chris Gayle hit his second fifty in a row, his seventh for the season.
# Gayle smashed 57 runs off 31 balls (3x4, 6x6), he reached 50 off just 24 balls.
# Tillakratne Dilshan scored 53 off 44 balls with four boundaries and a six.
# Gayle scored his seventh fifty this season, leading the scoring charts with 572 runs.
# RCB scored a total of 13 fours and nine sixes, six of them came off Gayle.
# Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 50 runs in 5.4 overs.
# Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 100 runs in 13.1 overs.
# Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 150 runs in 18.1 overs.
# Pune Warriors bowlers Angelo Mathews and Rahul Sharma claimed one wicket apiece.