Royal Challengers Bangalore look to finish off in style © AFP (File Photo)
Royal Challengers Bangalore look to finish off in style © AFP (File Photo)

Gujarat Lions (GL) have lost more than half their wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in match 44 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016, Match 44 at Bangalore. Dwayne Smith was the first batsman to be dismissed for just seven. Sreenath Aravind cleaned him up. Brendon McCullum and Ravindra Jadeja were looking a bit aggressive, but they too were dismissed in quick succession. Dinesh Karthik was also removed in between all this. Chris Jordan, who is having a horrendous IPL stepped up to the plate this time around and got two wickets of consecutive deliveries to put RCB firmly in control. Dwayne Bravo too went cheaply. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions, IPL 2016, Match 44 at Bengaluru

Aaron Finch along with Akshdeep Nath tried their best and looked to to steer GL from getting bowled out to an embarrassing score, but Nath was bowled by Yuzverndra Chahal. Finch has been in good form in this tournament. He won three back-to-back man of the match awards in the first three matches  in which GL played. Nath on the other hand has been brought into the side in place of skipper Suresh Raina. Live Cricket Updates RCB vs GL, IPL 2016, Match 44 at Bengaluru

Raina has missed an IPL match for the first time in the nine editions of the IPL. He is in Netherlands, where he awaits the birth of his first child. But the limelight was however stolen by Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, who smashed huge centuries to set GL a target of 249 in their 20 overs. Kohli became the first player to score three tons in an single edition of the IPL. De Villiers on the other hand scored his quickest T20 ton and the fifth quickest in IPL history.