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Kolkata Knight Riders won by 47 runs.

Kolkata vs Bangalore

Knight Riders hit top gear

Royal Challengers crushed despite Gayle's best efforts

Gautam Gambhir: KKR skipper fell seven short of century

Chris Gayle: RCB opener slammed six sixes in his 86

Kolkata Knight Riders claimed their fifth win of the IPL season with a 47-run success over Royal Challengers Bangalore.

KKR's heavy-hitting top three all struck form as they posted 190-4, while Chris Gayle was unable to find enough support to mount a serious challenge in response at Eden Gardens.

Gautam Gambhir top-scored with 93 after winning the toss, facing 51 deliveries and scoring nine fours and five sixes.

He shared an opening stand of 95 with Brendon McCullum, who made 43, and was then supported by Jacques Kallis, who cleared the ropes three times in his 41.

Vinay Kumar returned 2-31 as he escaped much of the worst punishment.

RCB's response was built entirely around Gayle, who started relatively slowly but soon started flaying the bowlers around the ground.

He finished with 86 from 58 deliveries, with seven fours and six maximums but nobody else reached 20 as the required rate spiralled out of control.

Tillakaratne Dilshan (1) and AB de Villiers (0) were notable failures, while Virat Kohli mustered only 19.

Kallis took 2-31 and Yusuf Pathan conceded just 19 from his four-over spell.

Match Details

28th Apr 2012
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Asad Rauf and B R Doctrove

bangalore BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Dilshan c Bhatia b Pathan 1
Gayle c McCullum b Shukla 86
Kohli lbw b Kallis 18
de Villiers c Shukla b Kallis 0
Tiwary c Gambhir b Bhatia 19
Agarwal b Narine 10
Vettori not out 4
V.Kumar not out 0
Extras 3w, 2lb 5
Total Close, 20.0 Overs 143 - 6
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Pathan 4 0 19 1
Lee 4 0 34 0
Narine 4 0 11 1
Kallis 4 0 31 2
Bhatia 3 0 41 1
Shukla 1 0 5 1
Full Bowling Card