IPL 8, KKR vs RCB: Ferocious Chris Gayle clears Kolkata out

IPL 8, KKR vs RCB: Ferocious Chris Gayle clears Kolkata out

Kolkata: Chris Gayle pounded the Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers into accommodation with a stunning 96 that guided Royal Challengers Bangalore to a three-wicket triumph in an Indian Premier League experience here today.

Pursuing a triumph focus of 178, Gayle bravely shredded the home group assault as his 56 ball innings had seven limits and an equivalent number of sixes as the five-pronged KKR twist assault was taken to cleaners.

At the point when Gayle was out, RCB still required seven runs however Abu Nechim Ahmed (5 no) and Harshal Patel (9 no) kept their cool to see their group home with an over to extra.

Gayle was dropped by Morne Morkel while on 63 and the aggregate on 131 for five which the ‘Huge Jamaican’ promoted completely with some substantial blows as the greater part of his sixes dove deep into the Eden Gardens stand.

Turning out to open, captain Virat Kohli securely arranged Morkel’s first over and in the following over by the pacer, pulled him for a six over square leg while Gayle got a limit.

However Morkel got his requital in the following over with a short conveyance. Kohli was done in by the additional bob as he gloved a rising conveyance to Robin Uthappa having scored just 13 off 15 conveyances.

Gayle, however chose to tackle KKR’s riddle spinner KC Cariappa hitting him down the ground for a six and one over mid-on for a limit.

The 50 came in the 8th over however Yusuf Pathan got an achievement when an out of structure Dinesh Karthik (6) chose to cut against run-of-play to get bowled.

Mandeep Singh (6) wouldn’t fret in the event that he gets an earful from his captain as he strove for a non-existent converse breadth having hit Pathan for a straight six as RCB all of a sudden drooped to 56/3 from 50/1 inside a space of 4 conveyances.

Stomach muscle de Villiers (28 off 13 balls) rebuffed Cariappa for 16 runs before pursued to get confused as RCB turned into 93/4 in 11 overs.

While Gayle finished his 50 off 37 balls, wickets continued falling at the flip side yet the raiding West Indian kept on tormenting the bowlers as the ‘Red Brigade’ at last cavorted home.

Prior Andre Russell’s tremendous cameo empowered guarding champions Kolkata Knight Riders achieve an agreeable 177 for six in the wake of being put into bat by Kohli.

Russell crushed 41 off 17 balls with six limits and two sixes after captain Gautam Gambhir made a stage with his second progressive half-century in the same number of matches.

Obligingness Gambhir’s 58 off 46 balls (7×4, 1×6) and Robin Uthappa (35 from 28 balls; 4×4), KKR got a flying begin with a 81-run opening organization yet couldn’t underwrite because of some poor batting between 11-15 overs that saw them complete atleast 15 runs short.

The KKR opening couple confronted 64 balls for their 81 runs with captain being fortunate when AB de Villiers dropped a sitter when he was on 31 with the unfortunate bowler being Abu Nechim Ahmed.

KKR were in a spot at 131 for four when they lost Manish Pandey (23) and Suryakumar Yadav (11) rapidly yet Russell assumed responsibility to take the group to security.

Before RCB could make any further advance Russell entertained the pressed Eden swarm towards the demise with his 17-ball 41 studded with six fours and two fours to give KKR score some filip.

Put in, KKR couldn’t have requested a superior begin, with two limits that went past their fielders and another run from a frantic topple for 13 runs from the first over knocked down some pins via Sean Abbott.

More than the runs that Abott spilled in the first over, it was RCB’s berserk approach that it appeared to be crashed them as they looked rationally depleted.

Considered one of the most secure fielders in the advanced cricket, De Villiers lightened a catch and looked restless in fielding among every one of them.

KKR dashed to 40 from four overs and the pair indented their 50-run association in 32 balls.

Gambhir running all weapons bursting with 31 from 27 balls pulled a short chunk of Abu Nechim Ahmed as it went straight to the ever solid de Villiers however the ball was seen popped out of the South African’s hands in one staggering minute.

RCB at last figured out how to get the leap forward after 10 overs with Abu Nechim breaking the opening organization for 81 when Uthappa (35) holed out to Darren Sammy at long on.

Kohli’s men made a rebound by getting a second leap forward when legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal rejected Gambhir with a wrong one. KKR prior acquired uncapped freshman spinner KC Cariappa set up of Umesh Yadav in a strong move against a group that gloated the most touchy batting line-up in Kohli, Gayle and de Villiers.

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