Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Pune Warriors

Sweet Victory For RCB

Pune Warriors Did Not Know How To Contain Gayle

Pune Warriors Did Not Know How To Contain Gayle
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Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Pune Warriors


Meeting Of Subrata Roy And Mallya

During the IPL cricket match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Pune Warriors, Subrata Roy, Pune Warriors owner and also the owner of the Sahara group of companies and Vijay Mallya, RCB owner and also the owner of the UB Group and Kingfisher Airlines met on the sidelines. Their faces were writ large with worries. What could have been worrying them? One can guess that Vijay Mallya would have been worrying about whether it was possible to chase the huge Pune Warriors total of 180 plus. Subrata Roy would have been worrying about whether his bowlers could contain the RCB and particularly the marauding Gayle.

Mallya And Roy Are Lucky That Dayanidhi Maran Is Not In Power

But none of these guess are correct. Mallya and Roy have more things to worry about than cricket matches and their results. Mallya’s Kingfisher Airlines is bankrupt and his dignity is lost among the business community. Today, Mallya is considered as a virtual beggar. It is a surprise that Mallya still manages to feed the RCB players even after he has gone bankrupt. Roy is worried about SEBI’s order to refund thousands of crores of rupees the Sahara group collected from the public as deposit. Both of them have lot of business worries and it was unlikely they would have been discussing about cricket or the IPL match result. But these two leaders are lucky in one way. Dayanidhi Maran, their common enemy, is not a central minister now. If Maran had been in the scene, he would have threatened both these businessmen to handover the ownership of their cricket teams to him. After all, even Ratan Tata had to fear Dayanidhi Maran.

Uthappa Made Merry

But away from these two businessmen, the spectators and the viewers were thrilled to see yesterday’s match. When Pune Warriors batted, the going was easy and the batsmen made best use of the batting conditions. Robin Uthappa excelled and made merry. He scored 69 off 45 balls with nine fours and two sixes. Apart from Jesse Ryder, no other batsman contributed to a great extent and the Pune Warriors innings ended at 182 for six wickets.

Pune Warriors Did Not Know How To Contain Gayle

The purpose of including Dilshan in the squad was not served for RCB and he left early. After Agarwal also left, Gayle and Kohli settled down to produce a partnership. But the plan did not materialise and Kohli left after making 16 runs with just a hit to the boundary. During their partnership, both Gayle and Kohli struggled and wasted lot of time. But when Tiwary arrived after the loss of Kohli, things started moving up. Gayle started his thunderbolts. He hit Rahul Sharma for 31 runs in one single over including five successive sixes. Gayle brought a turnaround to the fortunes of the match through big hits. When Gayle batted, the Pune Warriors bowlers did not know how to pitch the ball. The fielders did not know where to stand. Pune Warriors skipper Saurav Ganguly was breaking his head as how to dismiss Gayle. Finally Ashish Nehra did this when he clean bowled Gayle for 81 which came off only 48 balls with four fours and eight sixes.

Dada Is Senile?

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Innovative Shots By De Villiers

Even though Gayle changed the complex of the game, there was still much to be done before the RCB could dream of winning the match. de Villiers and Tiwary continued the good work of Gayle. De Villiers indulged in some innovative shots and helicopter hits to move nearer to the victory target. In the final over, still 21 runs were needed. De Villiers hit Nehra for a four and two sixes. Three runs were required for a win in the final delivery. Tiwary swung his bat and clobbered the ball for a six to finish the match in style.

Sweet Victory For RCB

After many defeats, this victory came at the right time to the relief of the RCB players and management. Actually RCB possesses the best batsmen among the teams playing the IPL tournament. But their bowling department is weak and they should strengthen it to have a go at the title this year. For Pune Warriors, Saurav Ganguly deserves this defeat for his refusal to give chance to his best bowler Samuels. Samuels had earlier bowled two overs and conceded only five runs. Seven of the twelve balls he delivered were dot balls. Had Ganguly brought Samuels in the 19th or 20th over, the match could have been won by Pune Warriors notwithstanding the good works done by Gayle and de Villiers. It was surprising that a shrewd captain lime Ganguly missed an easy win because of his tactical mistake. Is Dada becoming senile?

Dada Is Senile?

When the Pune Warriors team was at 76 for 3 at the end of 12 overs, nobody could have imagined what was going to come in the last seven overs. The turning point of the match was undoubtedly Gayle’s hitting 31 runs off Rahul Sharma’s over. Ashok Dinda restricted the runs flow by conceding only seven runs in the crucial 19th over. Had Samuels bowled the final over, Pune Warriors could have easily coasted home. But then, Saurav Ganguly had different ideas and different plans.

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singhrakeshs 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

yes last game of IPL gayle play superb and he hit in a over five sixes in rahul sharma over. I see this match.......This match was so interesting.


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indieswebs 4 years ago from Bhavnagar, India

I Always want to watch Gayle playing like this...


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ramkimeena 4 years ago from India Author

Dear singhrakeshs,

I thank you for your valuable comments. I agree with your views

Best wishes to you,


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ramkimeena 4 years ago from India Author

Dear indieswebs,

I thank you for your valuable comments. I agree with your view

Best wishes to you,

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