Chris Gayle is the Man of the Match
Kohli: That's probably one of our better wins. We spoke about playing fearless cricket and the boys backed each other. The two bowlers won it in the end. The way Chris batted, he shows what a world class player he is. Especially, two of our most experienced bowlers, Starc and Milne are not playing us for now. The youngers are playing and from their point of view, it is a great win. It is great that we won our first game away from home as we now have three at home
Gambhir: If you drop someone like Chris Gayle, he will make you pay. He was also lucky on a number of occasions. Sometimes he mishit the ball and it didn't go into someone's hands. If you keep dropping catches, someone like Chris will hurt you. The bowlers tried their best, but we still lost. It doesn't matter that how many runs I score or the team scores. At the end of the day, the team points matter and not individual scores.
Royal Challengers Banglore won by 3 wickets
Over 18.6 M Morkel bowls it short of length to Harshal Patel, Boundary! Makes room and goes hard at it, gets an outside edge that flies down to the third man fence.
Over 18.5 M Morkel bowls a good length delivery to Harshal Patel, 1 run, gets across the line and works it to short fine-leg
Over 18.4 M Morkel bowls a good length delivery to Harshal Patel, 2 runs, stays back in the crease and run it down to third-man and picks up couple of runs.
Over 18.3 M Morkel bowls it short of length to Abu Nechim, 1 run, goes on to the back foot and cuts it pass point and picks up a quick single.
Over 18.2 M Morkel to CH Gayle, out Gayle Run Out!! 1 run completed.It was another length ball from Morkel, Gayle heaved across the line and the ball was going over Pandey at deep mid-wicket, but Pandey leaps up high in the air, takes the catch and throws the ball back in play as he was falling over the ropes. He then was hobbling a little, but had the presence of mind to quickly pick up the ball and fire in the throw at the striker's end. Gayle run out (M Pandey/Uthappa) 96(56)
Over 18.1 M Morkel bowls a good length delivery to CH Gayle, Six!! Gets clears his front leg and smashes it over the long-on fence.
End of Over 18 (17 runs) Bangalore XI 164/6
Harshal Patel 6/2 SP Narine 4-0-26-0
CH Gayle 89/54
Over 17.6 SP Narine bowls a tossed up delivery to Harshal Patel, Six!! Gets forward and goes for the loft and goes downtown, clears the boundary with ease.
Over 17.5 SP Narine bowls a tossed up delivery to Harshal Patel, no runs, gets forward and drives it straight back to the bowler.
Over 17.4 SP Narine bowls it flat in the air to CH Gayle, 1 run, gets forward and drives it through mid-off and picks up another single.
Over 17.3 SP Narine bowls it flat in the air to CH Gayle, 2 runs, gets down on his knee and swept it down to fine-leg.
Over 17.2 SP Narine bowls a tossed up delivery to CH Gayle, Boundary!Gets down on his knee and plays a slog sweep to deep mid-wicket for another boundary.
Over 17.1 SP Narine bowls it short of length to CH Gayle, Boundary! Rocks back in the crease and pulls it to the deep mid-wicket fence. The fielder at deep mid-wicket ran to his right, but couldn't stop it.
End of Over 17 (15 runs) Bangalore XI 147/6
CH Gayle 78/50 Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-17-1
Harshal Patel /0
Over 16.6 Shakib Al Hasan bowls a tossed up delivery to CH Gayle, 1 run, gets forward and lofts it down to long-off and picks up a single to retain the strike.
Over 16.5 Shakib Al Hasan slips in a full toss to CH Gayle, Six!! Comes on to the front foot and slogs across the line and deposits over the deep mid-wicket fence for another six.