Gayle: "I knew that if I stayed till the end, we could get a big score. We did slow down a bit on occasions, but Dilshan played well. I can't say when I will start hitting, I like that to be a surprise. My highest T20 score is 198 and I wanted to surpass that. I am sure the crowd loved the Gangnam style. We all had fun."
Kohli: "I am speechless (when asked about Gayle's innings). I cannot ask for anything more as a captain. Everyone in this stadium should be honored that they got to see one of the best innings ever. I told my bowlers to target 160-170 as this was our best chance of boosting our Net Run Rate. After today's knock we don't mind playing anywhere in India. Other teams should look out for us. "
Finch: "That was a pretty special innings from Gayle. No boundary is big enough for him. When you see balls flying over your head, it doesn't do much for your confidence. It was just one of the days for Chris, you just couldn't stop him. "
That's all for now from here. Hop tabs for the other game of the night.
Well that ends an absolutely thumping victory for Bangalore. This is the 2nd biggest victory in terms of runs in the Indian T20 league. It was a complete one man show though. Gayle's once-in-a-lifetime knock simple blew Pune away. The chase never got going at any point of time.
Gayle to Dinda, 1 run, bowled very slowly through the air, Dinda swings out and gets an inside edge through square leg for one. Gayle has a wide smile on his face and comes out to hug Dinda!
Ashok Dinda, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Gayle to I Pandey, out Bowled!! Well there it comes again. Gayle fires it full and straight. Pandey fails to jam it out and the stumps are shattered. The wild celebrations begin and Gayle is over the moon. Gangnam style, cray handhsakes et al. I Pandey b Gayle 0(2)
Gayle to I Pandey, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!
Gayle to I Pandey, no run, Gayle has an eye for drama. He pleads with the umpire for an LBW. He was on his knees. This full delivery was missing leg though. It was fired in quickly
Ishwar Pandey, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Gayle to Murtaza, out Stumped!! The Gangnam dance comes out. This was very nicely bowled slow through the air. Murtaza was itching to go after him and dances down the track to do so. He misses and Karthik completes and easy stumping. Gayle can do no wrong today. Murtaza st Arun Karthik b Gayle 5(4) [4s-1]
Gayle to Murtaza, THATS OUT!! Stumped!!
Gayle to Murtaza, FOUR, tossed up outside off, Murtaza makes room and slashes hard but gets a thick outside edge past slip for a boundary
Gayle to Murtaza, no run, sliding on from round the wicket, Murtaza heaves hard and gets a thick inside edge to mid wicket
Chris Gayle, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
The crowd favourite comes in to finish things off.
RP Singh to Murtaza, 1 run, full and outside off, Murtaza drops it in front of point for one
Ali Murtaza, left handed bat, comes to the crease
RP Singh to Bhuvneshwar, out Caught by Arun Karthik!! Banged in short by RP Singh, Kumar makes some room and tries a slog but gets a thick outside edge. Arun Karthik dives full length to his right to take a sharp catch. Bhuvneshwar stood there and waited for the umpire to raise his finger. That does not please the Bangalore fielders. Bhuvneshwar c Arun Karthik b RP Singh 6(12) [4s-1]
RP Singh to Bhuvneshwar, THATS OUT!! Caught!!
RP Singh to Bhuvneshwar, no run, a high full toss from RP Singh. Kumar is caught by surprise but manages to defend
RP Singh to Bhuvneshwar, no run, full and on the leg, Kumar gets a leading edge towards cover
RP Singh to Manhas, 1 run, on the off, Manhas dabs it down to third man for an easy single
RP Singh to Manhas, no run, full, slow and straight. Manhas knocks it back down the track