Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers broke several records to guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to 248/3. In reply, Chris Jordan and Yuzvendra Chahal demolised the Gujarat Lions batting by clinching seven wickets together to help RCB to the biggest win in the Indian Premier League, in terms of runs, at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday. Catch all the highlights of RCB vs GL here. (SCORECARD | STANDINGS | NEWS | PLAY FANTASY LEAGUE)
19:30 hrs IST: That is all from us here this evening. Join us for the next match between KKR vs RPS.
19:28 hrs IST: To know all the records that were broken today read here.
19:26 hrs IST: Sachin Baby picked up two consecutive wickets on the last two deliveries of the game to finish it off.
19:24 hrs IST: And what a match this was! It totally belonged to RCB and especially Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.
19:20 hrs IST: OUT!!! Next ball Shivil Kaushik is caught for a golden duck and that ends the GL innings at 104 all out with eight balls to spare!
19:17 hrs IST: OUT!!! Finch has been caught at deep mid wicket. GL are 104/9
19:16 hrs IST: FOUR!!! After 22 balls!
19:15 hrs IST: GL 100/8 after 18 overs!
19:14 hrs IST: Only six runs in the last three overs! It has been 21 balls since the last boundary too.
19:11 hrs IST: 15 balls since the last boundary!
19:10 hrs IST:Â Reaction of the crowd in Bengaluru when Virat Kohli reached his century earlier this evening. Worth a watch!
19:09 hrs IST:Â That was quite a quick over from Gayle! GL 95/8 after 16 overs!
19:07 hrs IST: With the over rate in mind, Kohli brings in Gayle to roll over his arm!
19:03 hrs IST: RCB are under pressure. Slow over rate and these no balls and wides are not helping!
19:01 hrs IST: GL 87/8 after 14!
19:00 hrs IST: Two no-balls and consequently two free-hits for GL!
18:59 hrs IST: And look who has the ball in his hand! It is Virat Kohli!
18:58 hrs IST: GL are 78/8 at the end of 13 overs.
18:53 hrs IST: This is some performance from the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
18:52 hrs IST: OUT!! Praveen Kumar clean bowled by Chris Jordan who has picked up his third wicket of this evening!
18:49 hrs IST: Chahal has ended with his best figures in the IPL. His figures read 4-0-19-3!
18:48 hrs IST: OUT!!! Nath is bowled as Chahal has scalped three wickets!
18:44 hrs IST: RCB slowly marching towards victory and they look like they will win quite handsomely!
18:41 hrs IST: GL 54/5 after 10 overs!
18:38 hrs IST: Situation not looking great for GL right now.
18:35 hrs IST:Â Listen in on this.
18:33 hrs IST: GL 47/5 after 8 overs!
18:30 hrs IST: RCB are completely on top at the moment!
18:26 hrs IST: Three wickets in seven balls! Karthik, Jadeja and Bravo all back in the pavilion!
18:20 hrs IST: GL 41/2 after six overs!
18:15 hrs IST: OUT!!!! McCullum is caught while trying to accelerate! He goes for 11 off 13 balls!
18:10 hrs IST: GL 26/1 after four overs!
18:05 hrs IST: And look who has come out to bat?
18:03 hrs IST: GL are 9/1 after 2 overs!
18:00 hrs IST: Smith is bowledÂ for 7!
17:56 hrs IST: Will they be able to replicate what Kohli-deVilliers did some time back?
17:55 hrs IST: Action begins. Smith and McCullum are out there for GL.
17:50 hrs IST: Two absolute insane knocks by these two!
17:48 hrs IST: Take a break as action begins soon!
17:47 hrs IST: What Kohli and de Villiers did out there is just super human stuff. Newspapers will be flooded with statistics tomorrow morning!
17:46 hrs IST: This is also the highest partnership ever in T20s!
17:45 hrs IST: This is the first time that a player (Virat Kohli) has scored three centuries in the same edition of the IPL. This is also the first time that two players have scored centuries in the same innings in IPL.
17:44 hrs IST: This is the second highest total in IPL. The first was also by RCB!
17:43 hrs IST: AB on the other hand remained unbeaten on 129 off 52 balls! He gave most of the strike at the end to Virat Kohli to score his century.
17:42 hrs IST: The last over gave 15 runs but also clinched two wickets that off Kohli (109 off 55) and Watson who was caught behind on his first and the last ball of the innings!
17:41 hrs IST: Eventually RCB end up with a mammoth total of 248/3 at the end of 20 overs!
17:40 hrs IST: WOW!Â End of innings. What to write and what not to!Â
17:35 hrs IST: OUT!!! Kohli is out after smashing 105 off 55 deliveries!
17:34 hrs IST: Raining sixes is an understatement here!
17:33 hrs IST: 100 for KOHLI!!
17:31 hrs IST: This is the first 200-run partnership between the two!
17:30 hrs IST:Â 30 runs off that 19th over! RCB are 233/1!
17:28 hrs IST: SIX FOUR SIX SIX!!!!!! 22 off the first four balls of this Shivil Kaushik.
17:26 hrs IST: RCB cross 200-run mark! RCB 203/1 after 18 overs.
17:25 hrs IST: This is insane hitting from RCB, especially de Villiers! 30 runs off that 18th over! Three sixes and a four!
17:21 hrs IST: Now Kohli gets into the act! A four and a six off the first two balls of the 18th over!
17:19 hrs IST: End of 17 overs, RCB 173/1!
17:16 hrs IST: 0,6,6,4,6,1! 23 off that 16th over!Â And 100 for AB de Villiers, his third in IPL and off just 43 deliveries!
17:14 hrs IST: GL bowlers, fielders, captain just do not know what to do!
17:13 hrs IST: SIX!!! And then FOUR!!
17:11 hrs IST: SIX!!! What improvisation! 103 metres and it hits the roof of M. Chinnaswamy Stadium! AB you beauty!
17:10 hrs IST: Praveen Kumar back into the attack!
17:05 hrs IST: 50 for Kohli now! 24th overall in IPL! What a player!
17:04 hrs IST: RCB 122/1 at the end of 14 overs.
17:01 hrs IST:Â WOW! Fourth 100 run partnership between Kohli and de Villiers in IPL-9! Only in 59 deliveries!
17:00 hrs IST: How much will these 2 end up scoring?
16:55 hrs IST: De Villiers have now reached their 20th half-century in the IPL! What a player!
16:54 hrs IST: 22 runs from that 12th over! Â RCB 103/1 after 12 overs.
16:53 hrs IST: FOUR!!! De Villiers is turning it on now!
16:52 hrs IST: SIX!!! This time from the willow of de Villiers!
16:51 hrs IST: SIX!!!! Kohli sends it into the stands!
16:50 hrs IST: RCB have a message for you all...
16:48 hrs IST: End of 10 overs, RCB 76/1!
16:47 hrs IST: FOUR! These 2 are scoring boundaries at will against the GL bowlers!Â
16:45 hrs IST: Overcast conditions right now in Bengaluru. Hope there is no rain!
16:42 hrs IST: The RCB batsmen are taking some risky runs out there! But they are making it to the crease on time!
16:41 hrs IST: Is that OUT?!!! Good piece of bowling and stumping by Dinesh Karthik but AB de Villiers was inside the crease! That was close.
16:40 hrs IST: If these two remain at the crease RCB are going to end up with a big score on the board.
16:37 hrs IST: RCB are accelerating rapidly after AB walked into bat, RCB are 59/1 after 8 overs.
16:35 hrs IST: And that is some achievement by AB!
16:34 hrs IST:Â BOOM and FOUR!! What a hit that was by de Villiers!
16:28 hrs IST: Four followed by a SIX!! Ab de Villiers is turning it on. End of 6 overs, RCB 42/1.
16:25 hrs IST: SIX!!! What a way for AB de Villiers to end the fifth over.
16:23 hrs IST:Â End of four overs, RCB 19/1!
16:20 hrs IST: OUT!!! Gayle has departed early! Bowled by Dhawal Kulkarni for 6 off 13!
16:15 hrs IST: Gayle 2 off 10! Very slow for his standards.
16:10 hrs IST: Both Kohli and Gayle are quiet so far. RCB 3/0 after 2 overs.
16:04 hrs IST: Slow start so far for RCB so far.
15:55 hrs IST: Gayle And Kohli out there for RCB!
15:50 hrs IST: And it is time.
15:42 hrs IST: The equation is simple for both teams. A win for Gujarat Lions will put them in the knock-outs while a loss for Royal Challengers Bangalore will put them out of the reckoning for the play-offs.
15:37 hrs IST: Here are the Playing XIs for both the teams:
Gujarat Lions (Playing XI): Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Akshdeep Nath(w), Suresh Raina(c), Aaron Finch, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pravin Tambe, Shivil Kaushik
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Lokesh Rahul(w), Shane Watson, Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Sreenath Aravind, Chris Jordan, Varun Aaron, Yuzvendra Chahal
15:34 hrs IST: Out of the 11 games in the IPL, Virat Kohli has won the toss only thrice. This is their Green Match and the Royal Challengers Bangalore team have worn the Green jersey.
15:30 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Gujarat Lions. The news is that Gujarat Lions have won the toss and have chosen to bowl.
After losing to Mumbai Indians on Wednesday, Virat Kohli said he loves challenges and he will relish the tough IPL path as teams battle for playoff spots. Saturday will be the first of RCB's big battles.
The last time Gujarat Lions and Royal Challengers Bangalore met in Rajkot, GL chased down RCB's 180 for 2 with ease. The Lions won by six wickets, with crucial contributions from the top order.
Playing his first game, West Indian Dwayne Smith hit 32 off 21 balls and Brendon McCullum scored 42 off only 24 balls to maintain a speedy run-rate.
A 40-run stand between McCullum and Raina and a 53-run partnership for the third wicket between Dinesh Karthik (50 not out) and the Gujarat skipper took the Lions to the brink of victory.
Kohli's unbeaten 100 went in vain against GL. India's Test captain has been in stunning form, but ironically enough the results haven't gone RCB's way.
Chris Gayle's poor form - he hasn't crossed 10 this season - has been a setback but RCB's bowling has been inconsistent. The inability to check runs has hurt the team even after RCB has set big targets to the opposition. Bowling has been RCB's biggest problem
GL, seven wins from 11 games, will be without Suresh Raina on Saturday. But that should not worry the Lions camp. McCullum will surely lead the way both with his batting and leadership skills.
RCB must look for a perfect day's T20 cricket.