Match 58 Facts & Scorecard: Gayle-forced RCB enters Knockout, KKR sulk

Royal Challengers Bangalore thumped Kolkata Knight Riders again. KKR may blame the rain interruption. But batting first in the first 10 overs they never looked like scoring big.

Match Facts

    Match 57
    Venue: Bangalore
    Captains: Gambhir (KKR), Kohli (RCB)
    Toss: RCB
    Result: RCB def KKR by 4 wkts
    MOM: Gayle
    6s: 5 (KKR 3, RCB 2)
    4s: 20 (KKR 7, RCB 13)
    50-plus partnership: 53 4th wkt Tiwary and Pathan (KKR)

Record

    Gayle received his 4th MOM of 2011 IPL, maximum in any IPL.
    RCB became the first team of all IPL editions to win 7 consecutive matches.

Kolkata Knight Riders innings (13 overs maximum)

    Kallis c Arun Karthik b Langeveldt 17 runs 14 balls 3 4s
    Morgan c Pomersbach b Khan 2 runs 5 balls
    Gambhir c de Villiers b Aravind 7 runs 9 balls 1 four
    Manoj Tiwary not out 19 runs 24 balls 1 four
    Pathan c Mithun b Langeveldt 36 runs 24 balls 2 4s 3 6s
    Boucher not out 1 run 2 balls
    Extras (b 4, lb 1, w 2) 7
    Total (13 overs) 89/4

Fall of wickets

    1-15 (Morgan, 2.3 ov), 2-21 (Kallis, 3.5 ov), 3-30 (Gambhir, 5.3 ov), 4-83 (Pathan, 12.2 ov)

Bowling

    Zaheer Khan 3 ov 17/1
    Langeveldt 3 ov 10/2
    Aravind 3 ov 18/1
    Mithun 2 ov 14/0
    Gayle 1 ov 11/0
    Kohli 1 ov 14/0

Royal Challengers Bangalore innings (target: 102 runs from 13 overs)

    Gayle c Kallis b Lee 38 runs 12 balls 6 4s 2 6s
    Pomersbach c Unadkat b Kallis 16 runs 14 balls 2 4s
    Kohli c Boucher b Kallis 15 runs 15 balls 2 4s
    AB de Villiers not out 13 runs 13 balls 2 4s
    Kaif c Bhatia b Unadkat 15 runs 13 balls 1 four
    Arun Karthik c Unadkat b Iqbal Abdulla 1 run 2 balls
    Saurabh Tiwary run out 1 run 5 balls
    Mithun not out 0
    Extras (w 6) 6
    Total (12.3 overs) 105/6

Fall of wickets

    1-44 (Gayle, 2.4 ov), 2-65 (Pomersbach, 5.5 ov), 3-72 (Kohli, 7.3 ov), 4-95 (Kaif, 10.4 ov), 5-96 (Arun Karthik, 11.1 ov), 6-101 (Tiwary, 12.2 ov)

Bowling

    Brett Lee 3 ov 31/1
    Unadkat 2 ov 30/1
    Kallis 3 ov 16/2
    Iqbal Abdulla 3 ov 18/1
    Balaji 1.3 ov 10/0
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