Bangalore XI vs Kolkata XI 5th T20 at Kolkata, 11 Apr, 2015

Toss: Royal Challengers Bangalore, who chose to bowl first
Kolkata XI 177/6 (20)
Bangalore XI 179/7 (19)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 3 wickets
Man of the Match: CH Gayle
  • Abu Nechim 5 * (2)
  • Harshal Patel 9 * (4)

Over 17.5 SP Narine bowls a tossed up delivery to Harshal Patel, no runs, gets forward and drives it straight back to the bowler.

Over 17.6 SP Narine bowls a tossed up delivery to Harshal Patel, Six!! Gets forward and goes for the loft and goes downtown, clears the boundary with ease.

Over 18.4 M Morkel bowls a good length delivery to Harshal Patel, 2 runs, stays back in the crease and run it down to third-man and picks up couple of runs.

Over 18.5 M Morkel bowls a good length delivery to Harshal Patel, 1 run, gets across the line and works it to short fine-leg

Royal Challengers Banglore won by 3 wickets

Gambhir: If you drop someone like Chris Gayle, he will make you pay. He was also lucky on a number of occasions. Sometimes he mishit the ball and it didn't go into someone's hands. If you keep dropping catches, someone like Chris will hurt you. The bowlers tried their best, but we still lost. It doesn't matter that how many runs I score or the team scores. At the end of the day, the team points matter and not individual scores.

Kohli: That's probably one of our better wins. We spoke about playing fearless cricket and the boys backed each other. The two bowlers won it in the end. The way Chris batted, he shows what a world class player he is. Especially, two of our most experienced bowlers, Starc and Milne are not playing us for now. The youngers are playing and from their point of view, it is a great win. It is great that we won our first game away from home as we now have three at home

Chris Gayle is the Man of the Match