Gayle-storm drives Bangalore to another win

RCB chase down KKR's 154 in a hurry at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Things weren't as happy as it looks here between the rival captains.

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BANGALORE: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets.

Summary

Royal Challengers Bangalore proved once again they were masters of the chase at home, especially when Chris Gayle fires. But as much as Gayle’s 50-ball 85 and nine massive sixes sent the mercury soaring in the hosts eight-wicket win over defending champs Kolkata Knight RIders, heat as intense was produced by the rival captains. Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir, bound to Delhi by birth and upstanding representatives of its nature, were headed for a collision before another Delhiite, Rajat
Bhatia pulled the younger man away.

No matter the unsavory clash that followed Kohli’s dismissal for 37, runs that got him once again the orange cap, Gayle was unstoppable. He provided the kind of power that KKR sorely lacked when they were sent in. Gambhir was unable to hit top gear in his half-century and cameos from Yusuf Pathan and Manoj Tiwary failed to develop into anything meaningful. RP Singh and Moises Henriques led Bangalore’s pack of seamers as wickets fell in a heap towards the end. But it was Gayle who eventually proved to be a gamechanger with his huge hits ushering in a premature end with 15 balls to spare.

Chris Gayle raises bat on completing half century during match 12 of the Pepsi Indian Premier League between The Royal Challengers Bangalore and The Kolkata Knight Riders held at the M. Chinnaswamy ... more 
Chris Gayle raises bat on completing half century during match 12 of the Pepsi Indian Premier League between The Royal Challengers Bangalore and The Kolkata Knight Riders held at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on the 11th April 2013. (BCCI) less 
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Play off the day

Virat Kohli was given a colourful send off by his opposite number-off after he had holed out against Lakshmipathi Balaji. Kohli was looking good on 37 and had struck two sweet sixes when he sliced the medium pacer to sweeper cover Eoin Morgan. Sensing a chance back into the game, Gambhir, who was also involved in a similar verbal duel earlier in the match, reacted by hurling invective at the dismissed batsman.

Kohli's response was to charge menacingly in Gambhir's direction, a line of action that promised a decidedly unpalatable climax, which was prevented as Rajat Bhatia yanked Kohli to safety. Kohli and Gambhir later said it was all in 'the heat of the moment', but certainly no Fairplay points for their teams from this game. Well, at least Bangalore got the win!


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