IPL 2017

Gayle 77 Inning For RCB – Gujarat Lions Require 214 Runs To Win

Gayle 77 Inning For RCB - Gujarat Lions Require 214 Runs To Win

RCB 213/2 (20.0 Ovs) CRR: 10.65

Toss: Gujarat Lions, who chose to field
Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Umpires: S Ravi, Virender Sharma, A Nanda Kishore, Navdeep Singh Sidhu
Referee: Javagal Srinath

Royal Challengers Bangalore innings
Powerplay – 45 runs, 0 wickets
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 50 runs in 6.5 overs
1st Wicket: 50 runs in 41 balls (Chris Gayle 24, Virat Kohli 30)
Chris Gayle: 50 off 23 balls (3 x fours, 5 x sixes)
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 100 runs in 10.3 overs
1st Wicket: 100 runs in 63 balls (Chris Gayle 60, Virat Kohli 39)
Virat Kohli: 50 off 43 balls (7 x fours)
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 150 runs in 14.6 overs
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 200 runs in 19.3 overs
3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 23 balls (Travis Head 16, Kedar Jadhav 34)

Chris Gayle: “It was great fun. Good to be back. I wanted this so badly. 10000 runs was on my mind. Badree told me before the match that I am three runs short. It’s a privilege to actually be the first to score 10,000 T20 runs. Pleased to get 77 runs. Hopefully we can finish off with a win tonight. It (10,000 runs milestone) was actually playing on my mind a bit but once I got there, I thought it’s time to have a go and it eventually paid off. I have a great bat, the Spartan bat. Virat batted well. Great partnership between Jadhav and Head. Hopefully the bowlers can utilize the wicket; variation is key on this wicket. The bat I got to 10000 runs with be in the auction and the money will go to charity. I wanted to use a gold bat tonight (laughs). Look for the Chris Gayle foundation… (he goes on to add that a special gold bat will go to the auctions, too). (Hitting sixes) is not really premeditated; comes naturally to me. Want to thank all the franchises and West Indies. I want to keep entertaining and get a few more thousand runs.”

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