Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Gujarat Lions to notch second win in IPL 2017

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Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Gujarat Lions by 21 runs to notch their second win of the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) season at the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) Stadium in Rajkot on Tuesday. (BCCI)

Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Gujarat Lions by 21 runs to notch their second win of the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) season at the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) Stadium in Rajkot on Tuesday. (BCCI)

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Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina (R), playing in the 250th T20 game of his career, had won the toss and opted to field. (BCCI)

Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina (R), playing in the 250th T20 game of his career, had won the toss and opted to field. (BCCI)

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Royal Challengers Bangalore were off to a flying start, thanks to Chris Gayle (L) and skipper Virat Kohli (R). (BCCI)

Royal Challengers Bangalore were off to a flying start, thanks to Chris Gayle (L) and skipper Virat Kohli (R). (BCCI)

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Kohli scored 64 in a composed innings, as Gujarat Lions bowlers struggled to get a breakthrough. (BCCI)

Kohli scored 64 in a composed innings, as Gujarat Lions bowlers struggled to get a breakthrough. (BCCI)

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Chris Gayle stole the limelight with a fiery 77-run knock, during which he crossed the 10,000-run mark in T20 cricket, the first ever player to do so. (BCCI)

Chris Gayle stole the limelight with a fiery 77-run knock, during which he crossed the 10,000-run mark in T20 cricket, the first ever player to do so. (BCCI)

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Kedar Jadhav (L) and Travis Head (R) added some crucial runs towards the end of RCB’s innings, as the visitors finished with a huge total of 213/2. (BCCI)

Kedar Jadhav (L) and Travis Head (R) added some crucial runs towards the end of RCB’s innings, as the visitors finished with a huge total of 213/2. (BCCI)

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Yuzvendra Chahal struck early for RCB during GL’s chase, removing Dwayne Smith. (BCCI)

Yuzvendra Chahal struck early for RCB during GL’s chase, removing Dwayne Smith. (BCCI)

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Suresh Raina started off well, but was dismissed by Chahal for 23 soon after. (BCCI)

Suresh Raina started off well, but was dismissed by Chahal for 23 soon after. (BCCI)

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Brendon McCullum took over the mantle after the two dismissals, keeping the run rate up and GL with a fighting chance of winning the game. (BCCI)

Brendon McCullum took over the mantle after the two dismissals, keeping the run rate up and GL with a fighting chance of winning the game. (BCCI)

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McCullum scored 72 before being dismissed. His departure ended GL’s hopes of winning the game. (BCCI)

McCullum scored 72 before being dismissed. His departure ended GL’s hopes of winning the game. (BCCI)

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Ravindra Jadeja started off well, but struggled to pull off the big shots. He was eventually run out in comical fashion. (BCCI)

Ravindra Jadeja started off well, but struggled to pull off the big shots. He was eventually run out in comical fashion. (BCCI)

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Ishan Kishan unleashed on the RCB bowlers late into the game, but his 39-run effort was too little, too late. (BCCI)

Ishan Kishan unleashed on the RCB bowlers late into the game, but his 39-run effort was too little, too late. (BCCI)

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Royal Challengers Bangalore eventually held on to seal a 21-run win, their second victory in six matches in IPL 2017. (BCCI)

Royal Challengers Bangalore eventually held on to seal a 21-run win, their second victory in six matches in IPL 2017. (BCCI)

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