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RCB vs Delhi DareDevils:- Gayle’s herculean strength crushed DD

The Team work that consisted of Chris Gayle 128 runs,Virat Kohli 73 and bowlers and the fielders joint effort won the game for RCB against the Delhi Daredevils by 21 runs.

The news at the toss was captain Virender Sehwag was ill and Morne Morkel was rested. Royal Challengers Bangalore had only 1 change i.e. Parameswaran in place of K P Appanna. 


The 200 runs partnership:-


Dilshan went bang bang in the very first over but got out in the 3rd after hitting 2 boundaries. That was the beginning of the havoc that was started to come in from Royal Challengers Bangalore. Chris Gayle and captain Virat Kohli was on their way towards making history. Chris Gayle was in his usual touch and from the very beginning had the mindset of playing full 20 overs and Virat Kohli was spicing up to the things.


Chris Gayle just whacked the balls out of the park whacking 13 massive Sixes and 7 fours and he did not leave any corner of the stadium left untouched. There was no stopping Chris Gayle and he batted on and on and on the other end Virat Kohli too joined the party along with Gayle and had 205 runs partnership between them as they both batted on till the end. Chris Gayle made a mouth watering century scoring 128 in just 62 balls and Virat Kohli too remained unbeaten on 73 of just 53 balls. Even the best of the Delhi Daredevils bowlers were made being looked as ordinary bowlers as though like they had just started their career. Such was the power of Chris Gayle and Captain cool Virat Kohli as Royal Challengers Bangalore reached to a mammoth total of 215 runs for the loss of just 1 wicket. 


 


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Bowlers did their Job yet again and Team work won it for RCB:-


It was never going to be too easy to defend even such a big total with players like David Warner,Ross Taylor and addition of Andre Russel in the opposition camp but the RCB bowlers had different plans for them today. As predicted David Warner went from the word go hitting 2 fours and a six but his stay was made short lived by Zaheer Khan who got him out for 15. The top order batsmen could not do much including stand in skipper Mahela and scorecard read as 107-4 at the 12th over.


Ex RCBian Ross Taylor who was woefully out of form came in and stuck some tension in the RCB camp as he found his form at the wrong time making 55 in just 26 balls but much to the relief for RCB Vinay Kumar took his wicket and things were looking down for Delhi Daredevils yet again. Russell announced his arrival hitting 1st ball big straight six but the total of 215 was way too much for him without any support though he still managed to score a quickfire 31 in just 15 balls as 30 runs was required in the last over but Parameswaran finished it off for the Royal Challengers Bangalore taking 2 wickets in the final over as RCB won by 21 runs.


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The win has highly brighten up the chances of RCB to come in the play offs as Chris Gayle had yet another man of the match award in his name and had all smiles in his face as he continued wearing the orange cap and as the screen at the stadium read as Kamyaab Kohli we will say that Virat Kohli is indeed the kamyaab captain of RCB.  


 


 


 


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Yeah It was Gayle storm which DD could not handle!
sach434 on 08 Jun 2012, 04:43 PM
ya but only if we had gained some more NRR we would have qualified...
majesticmahi on 30 May 2012, 01:12 PM
weel posted ayush broda
sudhirRCCB on 25 May 2012, 01:49 AM
its all over now...
majesticmahi on 21 May 2012, 02:00 AM
Yes, that was the best performance of our team. I think if our bowlers could restrict DD to 150 we could have been in top 4 even if we lost to DC narrowly. Now we have to win against DC. Am I correct in my calculations? I think I am.
bhaskara-sarma on 18 May 2012, 10:33 PM
The bowlers are our weak spot - we cannot rely on our batsmen to put up a huge score for us all the time so that we can win. Too much pressure for our batsmen!!!!
Ollie on 18 May 2012, 10:14 PM
@billy-joe, I do appreciate your valuable thoughts but, the Bowlers very well did their job. If the bowlers had not had bowled atleast this well too then we would not have been able to defend even 215 runs no matter what if anyone really feel our bowlers are so bad then even a score of 300 is tuff to defend. It was a flat batting wicket one must understand that and I agree a few bad balls were there but quite a many good balls were there which did not leave batting heavy Delhi Daredevils team a chance to reach the target on a flat batting track. As you know in 20-20 cricket also anything can be chased now so if the bowlers are not good no target can be defended. In the last over 30 runs was needed and Russel was at the crease, if bowler was so bad then 30 runs could have been scored easily of last over but we bowled decently well even picking up 2 wickets in the last over too and won the game.We must appreciate the effort of everyone who won the game for us not just batsmen but even our bowlers. :)
aka on 18 May 2012, 02:48 PM
OMG!! EARTHQUAKE,TSUNAMI, AND OFF COURSE "GAYLE STROM " OF MAGNITUDE 333 HITS DELHI! 13 SIXES !!FROM NOW ON WHEN EVER A BATSMEN HITS A SIX IT WILL BE OMGAYLE!!!!!!!!!! INSTEAD OF OMGOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ajmal-khan on 18 May 2012, 02:19 PM
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? ALTHOUGH WE WON, THE BOWLERS DID NOT DO THEIR JOB PROPERLY, REMEMBER THIS, WE CAN NEVER WIN THIS COMPETITION IF THE BOWLERS CONTINUE TO BOWL THE WAY THEY ARE NOW BOWLING. VINAY DOES NOT KNOW WHAT HE IS DOING, PATEL THE SAME, ZAHEER GETS IT WRONG AT TIMES. WHAT I CANNOT UNDERSTAND IS, IF A BOWLER REALISE THAT IT IS NOT WORKING BOWLING SHORT, WHY CAN'T THEY CHANGE OR THE CAPTAIN OR MANAGENT ON THE ### TELLS THEM TO PITCH THE BALL UP?
billy-joe on 18 May 2012, 06:35 AM
wat a match...nice bowling from zak too..
tussar on 18 May 2012, 05:44 AM