With this win, they move to second in the points table while Royal Challengers Bangalore end up with just one win at home this season hrs IST: Total action in Yuzvendra Chahal’s over. Full and wide delivery outside off from Yuzvendra Chahal, Gambhir reaches out and slaps it to short cover where Negi takes the catch. KKR need only seven though. hrs IST: De Grandhomme finds the boundary and KKR are in cruise mode now.Yusuf Pathan missed the slog sweep thrice, one of them got the edge, Chahal charged and pleaded at the umpire but not given. They are closing in on a grand victory. hrs IST: De Grandhomme gets into the six-hitting mode as he blasts Badree over deep mid wicket for another six hrs IST: Aniket Choudhary is walking off injured.They can only spoil the play-off chances of some teams and Royal Challengers Bangalore can achieve it against Kolkata Knight Riders.For Gautam Gambhir’s team, they seem to have suffered a loss in momentum after losing two consecutive games against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rising Pune Supergiant.However, they need to build on and register a good total. hrs IST: Mandeep is looking in confident touch. The South African batsman moves to the off side and looks to sweep but misses a quick and flat ball to get bowled. hrs IST: De Villiers finds the boundary.Mandeep is looking to play pro-actively, first time any RCB player other than Kohli or de Villiers who is trying to do that. hrs IST: WICKET! Umesh bowls an off-cutter slightly short and it keeps low, Kohli goes a slog across the line and gets hit on the back pad. hrs IST: DROPPED! Mandeep mistimed the lofted shot to mid off where Piyush runs back but fails to hold on to it. hrs IST: Mandeep is looking in great touch as he slams another four off Umesh.This sums up RCB’s season. hrs IST: Lynn falls after reaching fifty now. Smart move considering spin could play a part on this wicket.
Chasing a target of 135, GL lost openers Brendon Mc Cullum and Ishan Kishan early but Aaron Finch’s blistering half-century coasted them home with 37 balls to spare. I love the IPL, the schedule has been hectic, but India is always a special place to play cricket.”Raina: “We did very well in all departments. But, KKR are so well ahead that they can afford this. hrs IST: WICKET! Narine dances down the track and slices a full ball from Samuel Badree but it goes over short third man for a boundary. hrs IST: WHAM! Gives their bowlers something to defend. hrs IST: Great hitting this from Head as he lofts Chris Woakes over long off for yet another six. hrs IST: Head drills Woakes down the ground for a couple to bring up his maiden fifty.Narine looks to pull but gets a faint edge and Aniket Choudhary gets the wicket. hrs IST: It is the highest team total in the powerplay. Great knock. hrs IST: Once again, the last ball is a loose ball and Head clobbers Rajpoot into the stands at deep mid wicket to come closer to his fifty. hrs IST: Poor end to the over from Woakes.The visitors have now risen to sixth with 6 points in eight games while Virat Kohli’s men have slipped to seventh position. Tye (Man of the Match): “The execution of the hat-trick ball was not as good as the last time (laughs). My plan to Gayle was to hit a good length and not give anything away. The ball came on nicely, it was a pretty good wicket. Earlier, Andrew Tye’s 3/12 and Ravindra Jadeja’s double strike helped Gujarat Lions restrict Royal Challengers Bangalore to 134. It had some pace in it and suited our attack tonight.