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Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017 highlights: Chahal’s 3/31 helps RCB beat GL by 21 runs

Yuzvendra Chahal’s 3/31 helped Royal Challengers Bangalore fend off Gujarat Lions by 21 runs in their IPL 2017 clash after Brendon McCullum’s 72 for GL. Earlier, Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli’s fifties helped RCB post a total of 213/2. Get IPL 2017 highlights of Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers Bangalore here

ipl 2017 Updated: Apr 19, 2017 00:04 IST
Bhargab Sarmah
Royal Challengers Bangalore players celebrate the wicket of Brendon McCullum of Gujarat Lions during their 2017 Indian Premier League clash at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Get IPL 2017 highlights of Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers Bangalore here.
Royal Challengers Bangalore players celebrate the wicket of Brendon McCullum of Gujarat Lions during their 2017 Indian Premier League clash at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Get IPL 2017 highlights of Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers Bangalore here.(BCCI)

Brendon McCullum’s 72 didn’t turn out to be enough in Gujarat Lions’ mammoth 214-run chase as Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Gujarat Lions by 21 runs, with Yuzvendra Chahal finishing with figures of 3/31, in their 2017Indian Premier League clash at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot. Earlier, Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli scored 77 and 64, respectively, as RCB posted a total of 213/2. Get IPL 2017 highlights of Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers Bangalore here. (SCORECARD |LIVE STREAMING INFO)

Chris Gayle, Man of the Match: A special occasion to reach 10000 runs. A lot of guys spoke to me about my stance. Even Shaun Pollock spoke to me about my stance. You’re never too old to learn.

Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain: Chris (Gayle) took his opportunity beautifully. He batting like that allows me to bat through the innings, and I can chip my way out. We thought we were 30 runs above par. (Pawan) Negi was outstanding, very brave, not getting scared. Not many people believe in his abilities. (Yuzvendra) Chahal is not scared, his biggest plus point is he always wants to take wickets.

Suresh Raina, Gujarat Lions captain: Our bowling giving too many runs (sic). They have to vary their pace, bowl slow. It’s a worry for us, the spin department.

11:37 PM IST: That’s it! Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Gujarat Lions by 21 runs to notch their second win of the IPL 2017 season.

11:34 PM IST: OUT! Ishan Kishan falls for 39.

11:30 PM IST: Ishan Kishan goes all guns blazing at Aravind. 21 runs off that over! GL are 188/6 after 19 overs (Kishan 39*, Tye 2*).

11:22 PM IST: OUT! Terrible mix-up between Jadeja and Kishan! Kishan goes for a second run and reaches the other end. Jadeja decides against it. Kedar promptly removes the bails. Jadeja falls for 23. GL 165/6 in 17.4 overs.

11:19 PM IST: Ishan Kishan ends the 17th over with a six, but Gujarat Lions still need 58 off the last 18 bals. (Jadeja 21*, Kishan 12*).

11:12 PM IST: Seven runs off the 16th over. RCB will be happy to concede in single figures every over. GL 146/5 in 16 overs (Jadeja 20*, Kishan 3*).

11:07 PM IST: OUT! McCullum lets one fly, but is caught by Milne at deep mid-wicket. Chahal gets his third. GL 137/5 in 14.4 overs.

11:03 PM IST: 13 runs off Watson’s over. GL are 134/4 in 14 overs (McCullum 71*, Jadeja 12*).

10:56 PM IST: McCullum is not going down without a fight here. Hits Milne for a six from the last ball of the over. Gujarat Lions 121/4 in 13 overs (McCullum 64*, Jadeja 6*).

10:52 PM IST: Just one run off Pawan Negi’s final over. Gujarat Lions are 107/4 in 12 overs (McCullum 56*, Jadeja 0*).

10:47 PM IST: OUT! Dinesh Karthik departs for 1 (c Kohli b Aravind). This is becoming a big ask for Gujarat Lions now. They are 106/4 in 11 overs (McCullum 55*).

10:41 PM IST: OUT! Finch departs for 19. He is stumped by keeper Jadhav from a Negi delivery. GL 103/3 from 9.4 overs.

10:35 PM IST: McCullum completes his fifty with a big six off Negi.

10:31 PM IST: Sensible batting by McCullum and Finch here. The two are keeping the run rate up. GL 78/2 after 8 overs (McCullum 35*, Finch 15*).

10:26 PM IST: Ten runs off Adam Milne’s first over. GL are 67/2 (McCullum 27*, Finch 12*).

10:17 PM IST: Nine runs off Chahal’s third over. Gujarat Lions are 57/2 after 6 overs (McCullum 25*, Finch 7*).

10:08 pm IST: OUT! Big wicket for RCB, as Raina falls. Chahal strikes once again.

10:04 PM IST: Suresh Raina’s in the mood! Hits two sixes and a four off Aravind’s over. GL 23/1 after 3 overs (McCullum 4*, Raina 18*).

09:57 PM IST: OUT! Chahal strikes early! Smith is gone for 1 after he is caught by Mandeep Singh. GL 4/1 after 2 overs.

9:54 PM IST: Yuzvendra Chahal comes to bowl from the other end. Interesting strategy byKohli

9:52 PM IST: RCB has started with a spinner - Pawan Negi. He gives away just one run. RCB 1/0 after 1 over

09:51 PM IST: And we’re back! Gujrat Lions have a stiff target to chase. McCullum and Dwayne Smith to open for GL.

09:37 PM IST: Another costly over for Gujarat Lions to finish off the innings. Royal Challengers Bangalore finish their innings at a total of 213/2. Jadhav and Head remain unbeaten on 34 and 30, respectively.

09:31 PM IST: Good batting by Jadhav. He adds 18 runs from Tye’s over. RCB are 196/2 after 19 overs (Head 27*, Jadhav 22*).

09:27 PM IST: Travis Head showing very good composure here. RCB 178/2 after 18 overs (Head 27*, Jadhav 6*).

09:22 PM IST: Tye ends his over with three dot balls. RCB 166/2 after 17 overs (Travis Head 15*, Kedar Jadhav 6*).

09:15 PM IST: OUT! Kohli falls for 64. He is caught by Dwayne Smith from a Dhawal Kulkarni delivery. RCB 159/2 from 15.5 overs.

09:09 PM IST: Kaushik’s over goes for 18 runs.

09:07 PM IST:Virat Kohli completes his 28th IPL fifty. RCB are 137/1 after 14.1 overs.

09:05 PM IST: Kohli hits Jadeja for two boundaries in his over.

09:00 PM IST: OUT! Gayle falls for 75 from a Thampi delivery. He is adjudged LBW. RCB are 122/1 in 12.4 overs.

08:56 PM IST: 10 runs from Kulkarni’s over. RCB are 119/0 after 12 overs (Gayle 75*, Kohli 41*).

08:49 PM IST: RCB are past the 100-run mark, and Chris Gayle is in no mood to relent. The West Indian opener hits Dwayne Smith for two big sixes in the latter’s first over. RCB are 109/0 after 11 overs. (Gayle 67*, Kohli 40*).

08:47 PM IST: Chris Gayle completes his fifty with a massive six! He takes just 23 balls to reach his half-century. RCB are 91/0 after 9.3 overs.

08:42 PM IST: Kohli ends Tye’s over with a boundary. RCB 83/0 after 9 overs (Gayle 45*, Kohli 37*).

08:34 PM IST: Big reprieve for Gayle! McCullum takes a superb catch at the boundary, but replays show McCullum’s hat touched the ropes. It’s a six instead! This is a costly over for GL! RCB 75/0 after 8 overs (Gayle 44*, Kohli 31*).

08:28 PM IST: Nine runs from Shivil Kaushik’s over. RCB are 54/0 after 7 overs (Gayle 24*, Kohli 30*).

08:21 PM IST: Brilliant first over from Andrew Tye, GL’s hat-trick hero against RPS. He concedes just three runs off it. RCB 36/0 from 5 overs (Gayle 10*, Kohli 26*)

08:17 PM IST: Eight runs from Thampi’s second over. RCB are 33/0 after four overs (Gayle 9*, Kohli 24*).

08:14 PM IST: Chris Gayle reaches landmark of 10,000 runs in T20 cricket with a single off a Thampi delivery.

08:08 PM IST: Good first over from Basil Thampi. Just five runs off it. RCB 13/0 after two overs (Gayle 2*, Kohli 11*).

08:04 PM IST: Eight runs off the first over, with Kohli edging a shot to the boundary. RCB 8/0 (Gayle 2*, Kohli 6*).

08:00 PM IST: Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli are out to open the innings for RCB. Dhawal Kulkarni starts the bowling attack for Gujarat Lions.

07:50 PM IST: Key game for RCB, as well as for Chris Gayle. They need a win here to reinvigorate their season. Gayle will be looking for a big innings as well.

07:36 PM IST: For Gujarat Lions, Aaron Finch comes back into the team after missing the last game due to a misplaced kit baf. He replaces Jason Roy in the team. On the other hand, Praveen Kumar and Munaf Patel have both been dropped by GL. They are replaced by Shivil Kaushik and Dhawal Kulkarni.

07:35 PM IST: Samuel Badree joins AB de Villiers on the sidelines due to injury. Chris Gayle and Travis Head have been brought into the Royal Challengers Bangalore side as replacements for the duo.

07:30 PM IST: Gujarat Lions have won the toss and elected to bowl first.

07:15 PM IST: Meanwhile, Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina will be playing his 250th T20 match today, becoming the second Indian player after MS Dhoni, and 14th overall, to reach the landmark.

07:00 pm IST: Welcome to our live coverage of the Gujarat Lions (GL) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) match in the 2017 Indian Premier League. RCB have been dealt an early blow with the news of star batsman AB de Villiers being ruled out with an injury.

It is the fourth match between the two teams.Royal Challengers Bangalore have won two and lost one in three matches played against Gujarat Lions. (ALL THE RESULTS)

Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their last match against Rising Pune Supergiant while Mumbai Indians beat Gujarat Lions in the last match. RCB will be without their batting pillar AB De Villiers, who is injured again.

That could be an opportunity for Chris Gayle to return to the playing XI. The West Indian needs just three runs to become the first man to score 10,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket.

Suresh Raina will become the second Indian after Mahendra Singh Dhoni (253 matches) and 14th player overall to appear 250 or more matches in Twenty-20 cricket.

(With inputs from S. Pervez Qaiser)