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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Pune Warriors India, 31st T20 Match IPL 2013

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Bangalore won by 130 runs | Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Pune Warriors India Live Score, 31st Match

Gayle: 'I knew that if I stayed till the end, we could get a big score. We did slow down a bit on occasions, but Dilshan played well. I can't say when I will start hitting, I like that to be a surprise. My highest T20 score is 198 and I wanted to surpass that. I am sure the crowd loved the Gangnam style. We all had fun.'
Kohli: 'I am speechless (when asked about Gayle's innings). I cannot ask for anything more as a captain. Everyone in this stadium should be honored that they got to see one of the best innings ever. I told my bowlers to target 160-170 as this was our best chance of boosting our Net Run Rate. After today's knock we don't mind playing anywhere in India. Other teams should look out for us. '
Finch: 'That was a pretty special innings from Gayle. No boundary is big enough for him. When you see balls flying over your head, it doesn't do much for your confidence. It was just one of the days for Chris, you just couldn't stop him. '
That's all for now from here. Hop tabs for the other game of the night.
Well that ends an absolutely thumping victory for Bangalore. This is the 2nd biggest victory in terms of runs in the Indian T20 league. It was a complete one man show though. Gayle's once-in-a-lifetime knock simple blew Pune away. The chase never got going at any point of time.
End of over 20, runs (. 4 W . W 1 )
PUNE: 133/9
Ashok Dinda - 1(1) This over: 1 runs
Mithun Manhas - 11(13) This over: 4 runs
Chris Gayle
(1.0 - 0 - 5 - 2)
19.6 Chris Gayle to Ashok Dinda 1
1 run, bowled very slowly through the air, Dinda swings out and gets an inside edge through square leg for one. Gayle has a wide smile on his face and comes out to hug Dinda!
Ashok Dinda, right handed bat, comes to the crease
19.5 Chris Gayle to Ishwar Pandey W
out Bowled!! Well there it comes again. Gayle fires it full and straight. Pandey fails to jam it out and the stumps are shattered. The wild celebrations begin and Gayle is over the moon. Gangnam style, cray handhsakes et al. I Pandey b Gayle 0(2)
19.4 Chris Gayle to Ishwar Pandey 0
no run, Gayle has an eye for drama. He pleads with the umpire for an LBW. He was on his knees. This full delivery was missing leg though. It was fired in quickly
Ishwar Pandey, right handed bat, comes to the crease
19.3 Chris Gayle to Ali Murtaza W
out Stumped!! The Gangnam dance comes out. This was very nicely bowled slow through the air. Murtaza was itching to go after him and dances down the track to do so. He misses and Karthik completes and easy stumping. Gayle can do no wrong today. Murtaza st Arun Karthik b Gayle 5(4) [4s-1]
19.2 Chris Gayle to Ali Murtaza 4
FOUR, tossed up outside off, Murtaza makes room and slashes hard but gets a thick outside edge past slip for a boundary
19.1 Chris Gayle to Ali Murtaza 0
no run, sliding on from round the wicket, Murtaza heaves hard and gets a thick inside edge to mid wicket
Chris Gayle, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
The crowd favourite comes in to finish things off.

Match details

Toss : Pune won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and Chettithody Shamsuddin (India)

TV umpire : Subrat Das (India)

Match referee : Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

Teams

Royal Challengers Bangalore : Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Saurabh Tiwary, Arun Karthik(wk), Ravi Rampaul, Vinay Kumar, Murali Kartik, RP Singh, Jaidev Unadkat.

Pune Warriors India : Aaron Finch(c), Robin Uthappa(wk), Yuvraj Singh, Steven Smith, Luke Wright, Mitchell Marsh, Mithun Manhas, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishwar Pandey, Ali Murtaza, Ashok Dinda.

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