RCB VS GL: Gayle fireworks lead RCB to much needed win

Chris Gayle smashed a 77 runs of 38 balls and on the became first batsman to register 10,000 runs in T-20 games.Jamaican blaster gets a milestone in his 285th innings, scoring at an average of 40.62 and a strike rate of 149.50.
 



Riding on Chris Gayle's smashing fifty and Yuzvendra Chahal's three-wicket haul, Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Gujarat Lions by 21 runs in their IPL encounter on Tuesday 18th April. The swashbuckling West Indies opener blasted a blistering 77 runs (38) innings, while skipper Virat Kohli scored 64 off 50 balls to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to a massive 213-2 in their 20 overs. Opener Brendon McCullum then played a superb 72 runs of 44 ball innings, studded with two fours and seven sixes but he didn't get the support from the other end as Royal Challengers Bangalore restricted the Lions to 192-7 to snap their three game losing streak.


Young Ishan Kishan did come up with 39 from just 15 deliveries cameo but it was too late in the end.
Yuzvendra Chahal (31/3 in 4 overs ) was the successful of the bowlers for RCB as he picked up three crucial wickets Dwayne Smith 1(4), Suresh Raina 23(8)  and McCullum 72(44) in his four overs to derail Gujarat's run-chase.

Earlier, Gayle and skipper Kohli gave Bangalore a blistering start as they amassed 45 in the first six overs and then went on to forge a 122 run opening partnership off 76 balls at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

Gayle's innings was studded with five boundaries and seven massive sixes, while Kohli blasted seven fours and one six in his 64 (50) runs innings.Travis Head 30 (16) and Kedar Jadhav 38 (16) then provided the late charge to take RCB across the 200 mark. While Jadhav cracked five fours and two sixes, Head hit two fours and a six in his innings. 

Man of the match Chris Henry Gayle said " "Two triples in Tests and a double in 50-overs as well. The Universe Boss is still alive. Hopefully, many more innings to come".

Match Summery:
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 213/2 20 overs , Chris Gayle 77(38), Virat Kohli 64(50). 
Bowling : D Kulkarni 37/1 , Basil Thampi 31/1 

Gujarat Lions :  192/7 20 overs, Brendon McCullum 72(44), Ishan Kishan 39(15), 
Bowling : Y Chahal 31/3 , Pawan Negi 21/1


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