Super Gayle, Kohli blast RCB to 215/1 Vs Delhi Daredevils!

Tags: Indian Premier League - 2012, Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore 67th Match at Delhi - May 17, 2012, Christopher Henry Gayle, Virat Kohli

Published on: May 17, 2012

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RCB 215/1 in 20 Ovs (Chris Gayle 128* Virat Kohli 73*) Vs Delhi Daredevils, Match 67 at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

By BV Swagath

Royal Challengers Bangalore are almost certain to defeat tournament favourites Delhi Daredevils by some margin after they piled up an incredible total of 215 for 1! Mahela Jayawardene’s decision to put RCB to bat first simply backfired as Chris Gayle unleashed a monstrous innings at the Feroz Shah Kotla. The Jamaican left hander demolished the hosts with an unbeaten knock of 128 from just 62 balls with 7 fours and as many as 13 sixes! This is now Gayle’s third IPL hundred.

Chris GayleWhile Chris Gayle smashed a century, Virat Kohli got back into form with an impressive 73* from 53 balls with 9 fours and a six. The two batsmen put up a massive stand of 204 runs for the unbroken 2nd wicket. The only casualty for RCB was Tillakaratne Dilshan who miscued a big shot off Varun Aaron.

All the Delhi bowlers were taken to the cleaners though Umesh Yadav with a maiden and Varun Aaron with about 10 dot balls showed some sort of promise. But the pitch had so little for the bowlers that the margin of error was very minute. RCB have more than enough runs on the board to fancy their chances of a big win to keep their hopes alive for an entry in the play offs.

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