Bangalore XI vs Gujarat Lions 44th T20 at Bangalore, 14 May, 2016

Toss: Gujarat Lions, who chose to bowl
Bangalore XI 248/3 (20)
Gujarat Lions 104/10 (18.4)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 144 runs
Man of the Match: AB de Villiers
  • Pravin Tambe 7 * (19)

Over 18.1 Sachin Baby bowls a good length delivery to AJ Finch, no runs, gets forward, slogs and misses, hit on the pad but missing the sticks.

Over 18.2 Sachin Baby bowls a good length delivery to AJ Finch, Boundary! Backs away in the crease and slogs it down to deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.

Over 18.3 Sachin Baby bowls it short of length to AJ Finch, out Caught by Aravind!! Finch goes deep in the crease and pulls it in the air, Aravind moves to his right and takes it just inside the rope.

Over 18.4 Sachin Baby bowls a good length delivery to Shivil Kaushik, out Caught by Aravind!! Shivil tries to flick, gets a leading edge that goes towards mid-wicket, Aravind dives forward and takes a simple catch.

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by big margin of 144 runs

AB de Villiers is the Man of the Match

Kohli: I think everything went very well according to plans. It can be disheartening when you lose 9 of the 11 tosses. We there was a good feeling in the dressing room, our preparation was good. We don't want to push ourselves too much. We know we are a good batting unit. Today was just one of those days we just do what we know best. We played smart cricket. At the halfway mark, we just gave the guys 170 runs to defend, because that will help our net run-rate. I love the situation that we are in. Everyday is a new challenge.

McCullum: We were pretty happy to bowl first. We started well, but we had two guys, world-class players, who played two of the greatest innings in T20 history together. It's frustraing from our point of view, but at the same time it was incredible to watch as a fan. We tried different plans, but when someone plays like that, it's hard to stop. We have to get back to winning ways and make the play-offs. We also need to go to the play-offs with a lot of confidence. It was one team that turned up today and played great cricket. Hopefully we'll be better in the next game