Chris Gayle is currently the topmost run scorer in the format around the world © AFP
Chris Gayle is currently the topmost run scorer in the format around the world © AFP

Powerhouse Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) explosive opener Chris Gayle completed a landmark, as he scored mammoth 9,000 runs in his Twenty20 (T20) career, as he achieved the feat against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), in the final of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016, at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. He is currently the topmost run scorer in the format around the world, and has been a huge hit in the IPL for RCB. Currently, RCB are 26 for no loss in three overs, with Chris Gayle on six and Virat Kohli on five. Full Cricket Scorecard: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016 Final

After 56 league matches, two qualifiers, and an eliminator, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face off against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the much-awaited finale of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. These two teams are the deserving finalists, simply because they are the best batting and bowling sides of the tournament respectively. RCB’s batting is unmatched with the presence of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, and KL Rahul in the top five. As for SRH, even in the absence of Ashish Nehra and Mustafizur Rahman they still manage to look threatening. Full Cricket Updates: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016 Final

The final is being held at Bengaluru, which apart from being RCB’s fortress is also a ground best suited to their team. In Rahul, Aravind, and Stuart Binny RCB have three Karnataka cricketers who know what to expect from the pitch. Kohli, Gayle, and de Villiers have played for RCB for years, so they too are virtually hometown heroes. The deck is stacked in favour of RCB, but SRH and Warner are worthy adversaries. Expect a run-fest at Chinnaswamy!