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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 12th T20 Match IPL 2013

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Bangalore won by 8 wkts | Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live Score, 12th Match

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Chris Gayle: 'Overall the team effort was wonderful. Bowlers did well at the death. You can put the boundary wherever you want, I will take the challenge. I love the crowd in Bangalore. They are wonderful and keep me going. The staff has been wonderful as well.'
No suprises. Chris Gayle is the Man of the Match.
Virat Kohli: 'What is done on the field is done. Other than that great game for us. Good vibe in the team right now. You got to ask Chris Gayle what he is feeling on the day. When he is leaving the ball the opposition needs to worry more than when he is hitting them. We can take this confidence forward in the next few games.
Gambhir:'It happens in the heat of the moment. You don't need to carry it off the field. No love lost. I thought 160 was a good total and we were playing 5 bowlers. But all credit to Chris. Hopefully we can turn it around from now. It's pressure when you are batting first, you are always chasing that 160-170. We have got a quality side and hope we can turn it around.'
Gayle: 'He deserves the orange cap. He has been batting well all summer.'
Kohli: 'It's very tough to keep the orange cap off Gayle. I don't think the Bangalore ground is big enough for him. He loves this place and will always hit sixes with ease here.'
Kohli and Gambhir shook hands. No exchange of words or stares. Both sported smiles. Nothing warm about it as well.
Comprehensive win for Bangalore. Once again it was the Gayle storm which did it for them. Kohli dazzled for the short while he was at the crease. But ultimately credit must go to their bowlers for restricting this strong Kolkata batting line-up to just 154 on this batting beauty.
End of over 18, runs (. 6 wd 6 6 )
BLR: 158/2
Chris Gayle - 85(50) This over: 18 runs
AB de Villiers - 22(22) This over: 0 runs
Lakshmipathy Balaji
(3.3 - 0 - 33 - 1)
17.3 Lakshmipathy Balaji to Chris Gayle 6
SIX, finishes off the match with the biggest six of the match. Length delivery outside off, Gayle deposits it behind the midwicket fence, it went into the top tier.
17.3 Lakshmipathy Balaji to Chris Gayle 1wd
wide, full and wide outside off, Gayle lets it pass, some exercise for the umpire
17.2 Lakshmipathy Balaji to Chris Gayle 6
SIX, Gayle just finishing the last rites, short and outside off, he just swung his arms at that, seemed to go off the top edge, had enough on that to clear the deep midwicket fence
150 runs for BLR
17.1 Lakshmipathy Balaji to Chris Gayle 0
no run, slightly slow good length delivery outside off, Gayle tried to run it to third man and misses
Lakshmipathy Balaji [3.0-0-20-1] is back into the attack
End of over 17, runs (1 . 6 1 wd 1 . )
BLR: 145/2
AB de Villiers - 22(22) This over: 7 runs
Chris Gayle - 73(47) This over: 2 runs
Rajat Bhatia
(1.0 - 0 - 10 - 0)
16.6 Rajat Bhatia to AB de Villiers 0
no run, full and slow delivery outside off, driven straight to extra cover on the bounce.

Match details

Toss : Bangalore won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and Anil Chaudhary (India)

TV umpire : Sudhir Asnani (India)

Match referee : David Boon (Australia)

Teams

Royal Challengers Bangalore : Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Moises Henriques, Arun Karthik(wk), Lokesh Rahul, Vinay Kumar, RP Singh, Jaidev Unadkat, Muttiah Muralitharan.

Kolkata Knight Riders : Manvinder Bisla(wk), Gautam Gambhir(c), Jacques Kallis, Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Eoin Morgan, Ryan McLaren, Rajat Bhatia, Pradeep Sangwan, Sunil Narine, Lakshmipathy Balaji.

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