Gayle power propels Royal Challengers Bangalore to 206

Opener Chris Gayle played a blistering innings of 86 runs off just 46 balls AFP

Bengaluru: Oct 3, 2011

In a must-win game, home team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) set a target of 207 for Somerset in the ICC Champions Leage Twenty20 (CLT20) at the Chinnaswamy stadium on Monday.

Put to bat first, RCB made an imposing 206 for six wickets in 20 overs after its dashing opener Chris Gayle returned to form, blazing guns all the way to hit a blistering 86 with eight massive sixes and four fours in 46 balls.

Other opener Tillakarartne Dilshan, Virat Kohli, Saurab Tiwary and Mayank Agarwal contributed to take the score past 200 in partnership with Gayle.

For Somerset, Alfonso Thomas and Steven Kirby shared two wickets each, while Peter Terge went without a wicket though he was smashed for 50 runs in three overs. (IANS)

Brief Score: RCB 206 for 6 in 20 overs (Chris Gayle 86, Virat Kohli 33; Steve Kirby 2 for 23) vs Somerset

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