RCB vs KKR Result: Bangalore Win by 4 wickets(D/L ...

RCB vs KKR Result: Bangalore Win by 4 wickets(D/L Method)

Tags: IPL T20 2011, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders58th Match at Bangalore - May 14, 2011, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 4

Published on: May 14, 2011

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Chris Gayle's whirlwind knock (38 off 12 balls) helped Royal Challengers Bangalore register a four-wicket victory over the Kolkata Knight Riders in a rain-truncated IPL match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Saturday.

Chris Gayle's whirlwind knock (38 off 12 balls) helped Royal Challengers Bangalore register a four-wicket victory over the Kolkata Knight Riders in a rain-truncated IPL match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Saturday.

Earlier, a fighting 53-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Manoj Tiwary and Yusuf Pathan took KKR to 89 for four in their innings.

More than two hours of play was lost due to intermittent rain, frustrating the 40,000-strong crowd at the M Chinnaswamy stadium who sat through patiently between two ground inspections by the umpires.

Placed at 69 for three in 11 overs at the rain interruption at around 5 pm local time, the Knight Riders did well to score 20 runs in the two overs they got after umpires decided to reduce the match to a 13-over-a-side affair.

The Duckworth-Lewis method set Royal Challengers to a revised target of 102 in 13 overs.

Invited to bat, Knight Riders lost their top three batsmen for a mere 30 runs inside six overs, putting the RCB in a commanding position.

But Manoj Tiwary (19 not out) and Yusuf Pathan (36), who struck three sixes and two fours during his 24-ball essay, ensured that the Knight Riders had a defendable total.

During his onslaught, Yusuf Pathen went past Adam Gilchrist's record 71 IPL sixes, taking his tally to 72.

Royal Challengers Bangalore had made two changes in their playing eleven, bringing in Abhimanyu Mithun in place of Abrar Kazi and Luke Pomersbach for Tillakaratne Dilshan while the Knight Riders retained the same side.

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