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18 Apr 2017

IPL: RCB find a win after three consecutive losses

IPL 10: GL vs RCB - Updates!

Royal Challengers Bangalore successfully defended 213 runs against Gujarat Lions in the 2017 VIVO Indian Premier League. GL fell short of 21 runs.

GL's chase was led by Brendon McCullum, who went on to score 72 runs. After middle order collapsed, Ishan Kishan hit 16-ball-39 to give some hope to GL, but in the end RCB bowlers successfully defended the target.

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IPL 10: GL vs RCB - Updates!

Preview

Bottom two teams face each-other in search for a win

Last year's top two teams Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions will face each other today as they sit on the last two places in this year's Indian Premier League.

With both the teams facing a loss even after playing good cricket, the encounter between the two teams will be an interesting one as both RCB and GL will be desperate for points.

Head-to-head record

In the Indian Premier League, GL and RCB have played each other three times. While RCB have emerged winners twice, GL have registered victory once.

Gayle storm hits GL bowlers

First innings

Gayle storm hits GL bowlers

RCB openers Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli powered the team to 213 runs with a fabulous 122-run partnership, their 10th century stand and most by any pair in T20.

Gayle hit 77 runs, while Kohli scored 64. 213 is the highest score till now in this year's Indian Premier League.

In the last couple of overs, Travis Head and Kedar Jadhav hit 54-runs together.

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Gayle completes 10,000 T20 runs

Chris Gayle became the first player to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket as he hit 77 against GL today.

Gayle has achieved the feat in 285 innings and also holds the record of hitting 18 centuries and 61 half-centuries. He has also hit 742 sixes and 767 fours, which is a record as well.

Gayle's highest score in T20 is 175* runs.

18 Apr 2017

IPL: RCB find a win after three consecutive losses

Royal Challengers Bangalore successfully defended 213 runs against Gujarat Lions in the 2017 VIVO Indian Premier League. GL fell short of 21 runs.

GL's chase was led by Brendon McCullum, who went on to score 72 runs. After middle order collapsed, Ishan Kishan hit 16-ball-39 to give some hope to GL, but in the end RCB bowlers successfully defended the target.

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