Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli fall early for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2014

Sandeep Sharma took both the wickets for Punjab in IPL 2014.

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Chris Gayle © IANS
Chris Gayle © IANS


Apr 28, 2014


Chris Gayle has been dismissed for 20 and Virat Kohli for four for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). They are at 26 for three after three overs against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014. Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and Yogesh Takawale are the batsmen to have been dismissed. Parthiv Patel is batting on two. Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey won the toss and elected to field. Chris Gayle has come back in the Royal Challengers Bangalore line-up. He replaces fellow West Indies cricketer Ravi Rampaul. Varun Aaron comes in for Sachin Rana for Bangalore. Punjab named an unchanged XI from their win in the last match.


Chris Gayle and Parthiv Patel opened the batting for Punjab. Glenn Maxwell began proceedings. The first ball got the edge of Gayle’s bat and went past the first slip for a four towards third-man. Gayle then sliced another delivery over cover for a four. Gayle then came down the track and hit a six over long-off. The last ball of the over was smashed for a six towards long-on. But the joy of Gayle coming back into the Bangalore line-up was short-lived. He danced down the track to Sandeep Sharma and missed with his expansive drive. The ball crashed into the stumps and that prompted wild celebrations among Punjab players.


Virat Kohli was the next batsman and he cut his first delivery through point for a four. But he was dismissed LBW next delivery. The ball tailed in and struck Kohli’s pads. It looked like the ball would have gone down the leg side, but the umpire raised his finger. Kohli was not happy and took his time to walk back into the dug-out. Parthiv then almost got run-out in the third over. The shy did not hit the stumps. Takawale then edged one from Mitchell Johnson to wicketkeeper Saha.


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