New Delhi, May 17: It was Chris Gayle"s show at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Thursday night. His 62-ball 128 not out (7x4, 13x6) powered Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 21-run victory over Delhi Daredevils in Game 67 of IPL 5.
[Scorecard: DD Vs RCB]
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Gayle and RCB captain Virat Kohli partnered for a double-century stand. Delhi gave a good fight in the chase but were kept to 194/9 in 20 overs
Here are the highlights of this game.
# So far, 642 sixes have been hit in IPL 5, the most in one season of IPL
# Previous seasons had 639 (2011), 622 (2008), 585 (2010), 506 (2009)
# Chris Gayle"s 13 sixes is now a joint record in IPL history. Brendon McCullum had set the record in the inaugural IPL match in Bangalore, playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
# Gayle took his six tally to 57 in IPL 5. He has 43 boundaries
# Gayle now has 706 runs in 14 games in IPL 5. This is the highest number of runs scored by any batsman in one IPL. He has so far scored 7 half centuries and one hundred this season
# Gayle reached his 100 off 53 balls. His 50 had taken 37 balls
# Gayle has set a new IPL record by becoming the first batsman to score three hundreds
# Adam Gilchrist and David Warner have two tons apiece.
# The second wicket unbroken partnership of 204 between Gayle and Kohli is the highest for any wicket for RCB
# This stand of 204 is the second highest in IPL. The best is 206 between Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh (Kings XI Punjab) set exactly one year ago in Dharamsala, May 17, 2011. That came against RCB
# This is also the highest association in IPL 5
# Gayle had played out a maiden over off Umesh Yadav
# Gayle biggest six of the night was 109 metres
# Gayle, as expected, won the Man-of-the-match award
# RCB innings had 14 sixes and 18 fours
# Delhi"s five bowlers went for more than 10 runs per over. Only Varun Aaron conceded less than 10
# Delhi"s regular captain Virender Sehwag was unwell and Mahela Jayawardene led the side
# Unmukt Chand, who has played India Under-19, made his IPL debut
# Ross Taylor was the top scorer for Delhi with a 26-ball 55
# Delhi hit 8 sixes and 18 fours
# RCB's Zaheer Khan and Prasanth Parameswaran took three wickets apiece