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IPL 2017, GL vs RCB: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 19, 2017, 12:07 AM IST

Indian Premier League, 2017 Match 20, Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot 18 April, 2017

Toss won by Gujarat Lions (decided to bowl)

Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Gujarat Lions by 21 runs

Man of the Match: Chris Gayle

Highlights

23:37(IST)

RCB win by 21 runs as Gujarat Lions fail to cross the line. Good effort from the GL batsmen and it was good game for the viewers. GL innings ends on 192/7

23:34(IST)

WICKET! Milne gets the wicket of Kishan. That was back of a length and Kishan goes for the hoick, but manages to top edge it to Chahal at covers. Kishan goes for 39 off 16 balls.

23:33(IST)

23 needed off 3 balls here and hard luck as Kishan put up a good fight here. Milne to bowl the last 3 balls of the match here

23:32(IST)

26 off 5 balls needed for Gujarat here. The first one looked a wide, but the umpire does not give that a wide.

23:29(IST)

MAXIMUM! Kishan hits the full toss into the mid-wicket fence. That is a solid strike here. Kishan doing well for his reputation here. GL's score reads 182/6

23:26(IST)

DROPPED! 47 needed off 12 and Kishan starts with a boundary. Kohli drops that at the long-on boundary. Kishan gets a life on 19. GL's score reads 171/6

23:24(IST)

DROPPED! Tye hits that at Kohli in the long boundary but the RCB skipper fails to hold onto that one. He is not too happy as GL's score reads 167/6

23:23(IST)

RUN OUT! Negi does a good job from long-on Jadeja is run out for 23 as GL's score reads 164/6. 

23:21(IST)

MAXIMUM! Kishan goes for another one and this one is into the mid-wicket stands. Starts the over well here against Head. GL's score reads 162/5

23:19(IST)

Kishan finishes with a MAXIMUM as Gujarat Lions now need 58 off 18 balls. Kishan batting on 12 and Jadeja on 21

23:16(IST)

Gujarat Lions needs 68 off 24 balls with Jadeja and Kishan at the crease. Over 17 runs required per over here and things getting difficult

23:07(IST)

WICKET! That looks like the match for RCB. Chahal pitches that in the slot and McCullum goes for the slog sweep and fails to clear Milne at deep mid-wicket. GL's score reads 137/5 with McCullum gone for 72

23:05(IST)

80 off 36 needed here for Gujarat Lions with McCullum still in the middle, batting on 71. Very gettable with McCullum there

23:02(IST)

MAXIMUM! McCullum goes over the mid-wicket fence with this one. Watson pitched it short and McCullum was waiting on that one. GL's score reads 132/4

23:01(IST)

Jadeja starts the over with a boundary. Watson needs to keep it tight here. GL's score reads 126/4

22:58(IST)

MAXIMUM! McCullum hits that straight out of the park. That was long and not very high. Into the long-on stands. McCullum's score moves to 64 as Milne leaks 14 runs from that over as GL's score reads 121/4 after 13 overs

22:53(IST)

Just one run off the 12th over from Negi. That was a great over there with McCullum batting on 56 and Jadeja on 0. GL's score reads 107/4

22:48(IST)

WICKET! DK is gone now. Kohli catches that at long-on. Aravind bowls a cross-seamed delivery and the ball hits the top end of Karthik's bat. He goes for 1 with GL's score reading 106/4

22:45(IST)

Dinesh Karthik dealing in singles with McCullum looking to hit the big boundaries. GL's score reads 105/3

22:42(IST)

WICKET! That was smart from Negi as he induced the drive from Finch and left the Australian stranded as Kedar completed a brilliant stumping there. GL's score reads 103/3 as Finch goes for 19

22:38(IST)

MAXIMUM! Flat and into the square-leg fence. That one went like a bullet. Negi bowls that short and McCullum waited for that one. GL's score reads 102/2

22:36(IST)

Poor bowling from Milne here as he bowls that short and wide and Finch sends that to the backward point boundary. Kohli is not too happy as 17 runs come off that over. GL's score reads 95/2 after 9 overs

22:34(IST)

MAXIMUM! That was short and outside off and McCullum literally thrashes that over the cover boundary. That was more tennis than cricket there. GL's score reads 89/2

22:33(IST)

McCullum gets a boundary off a full toss from Milne. This one did not hit the middle of the bat, but was enough to get him four. GL's score reads 83/2

22:30(IST)

MAXIMUM! Watson bowls that in the slot and McCullum goes high and handsome. GL's score reads 76/2. McCullum needs a big hundred here if Gujarat are to chase this one down.

22:27(IST)

Shane Watson now into the attack. GL's score reads 67/2 after 7 overs. They need 147 in the remaining 13 overs with 8 wickets in hand.

22:24(IST)

Finch finds the boundary here. That was short from Milne and Finch was waiting to grab the opportunity. That one rolls into the long-leg boundary. GL's score reads 66/2

22:21(IST)

Milne into the attack here. And he starts off with two wides with McCullum at the crease. GL's score reads 59/2 after 6 overs

22:18(IST)

Gujarat Lions' score reads 57/2 at the end of the powerplay as the players head for a strategic break here. McCullum and Finch at the crease for GL.

22:16(IST)

MAXIMUM! Chahal bowls that on the legs and Finch goes over mid-wicket. That is a 75m hit and just clears the fielder. GL's score reads 55/2

22:13(IST)

11 runs from that Negi over as Gujarat Lions are looking to keep up with the scoring rate. GL's score reads 48/2

IPL 2017, GL vs RCB: As It Happened

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Struggling to find form after three losses in four matches, Gujarat Lions would look to make the home advantage count when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The Lions had a dream debut last season by finishing third. But, they are struggling this year, losing back to back games, against Kolkata Knight Riders at home and Sunrisers Hyderabad away, before registering their first win of IPL-10 by beating Rising Pune Supergiant at home.

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