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Chris Gayle 175 not out; Pune Warriors India 133/9

Chris Gayle 175 not out; Pune Warriors India

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by 130 runs © IANS (File Photo)

By Jaideep Vaidya

Bangalore: Apr 23, 2013

Royal Challengers Bangalore thumped the Pune Warriors India by 130 runs in what was a purely academic chase after posting 263 for five in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Pune Warriors India had a snowflake’s chance in hell of chasing down 264 after Chris Gayle’s first-innings ballistics, but did well to mitigate the damage to their net-run rate by not getting bowled out, just about.
 
The visitors were off to a bad start after Robin Uthappa was caught at third-man in the first over itself, going for the big shots. Captain Aaron Finch, Pune’s best batsman in the tournament so far, also was helpless . Luke Wright and Yuvraj Singh went for their shots and perished in quick succession, and soon enough Pune were reduced to 42 for four in the sixth over.
 
Steven Smith then combined with Mitchell Marsh to restore some pride for the Warriors. The duo put on a 58-run partnership before Smith (41 off 31 balls) holed out to Tillakaratne Dilshan at mid-wicket off a top edge. Marsh (25 off 23 balls) followed suit after being bowled by Vinay Kumar to make it 119 for six in the 17th over.

Virat Kohli tossed the ball to Gayle for the last over, with the match done and dusted with. The Jamaican was back for Round 2 as he scalped Ali Murtaza and Ishwar Pandey, and broke into the Gangam jig.

Read the first innings report here.
 
Brief Scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore: 263 for 5 in 20 overs (Chris Gayle 175*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 33; Ashok Dinda 2 for 48) beat Pune Warriors India 133 for 9 (Steven Smith 41; Ravi Rampaul 2 for 21, Chris Gayle 2 for 5) in 20 overs by 130 runs.

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(Jaideep Vaidya is a multiple sports buff and a writer at CricketCountry. He has a B.E. in Electronics Engineering, but that isn’t fooling anybody. He started writing on sports during his engineering course and fell in love with it. The best day of his life came on April 24, 1998, when he witnessed birthday boy Sachin Tendulkar pummel a Shane Warne-speared Aussie attack from the stands during the Sharjah Cup Final. A diehard Manchester United fan, you can follow him on Twitter @jaideepvaidya. He also writes a sports blog - The Mullygrubber )

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