The Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Suresh Raina's Gujarat Lions by 21 runs for their second win in IPL 2017. Being put into bat, Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli gave RCB a blistering start, putting on 122 runs for the first wicket. Gayle reached a personal milestone, becoming the first man to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket, but fell just 23 runs short of his sixth IPL ton. Kohli, too, looked in great touch and scored his 28th IPL half century but fell in search of quick runs. While Brendon McCullum (72) steadied the Gujarat innings after Dwayne Smith (1), Suresh Raina (23) and Aaron Finch (19) fell, young Ishan Kishan's quick 16 ball-39 gave RCB a bit of a scare, especially with Kohli dropping his catch at a crucial moment. However, things worked out just fine and Kohli and his merry men can finally smile! (SCORECARD)
Earlier, Gayle and Kohli were in a punishing mood, and took the Gujarat bowlers to task. Gayle made a slow start but soon got into his own and peppered the boundary consistently. Kohli, initially was the aggressor, but took a backseat as Gayle went on a rampage. Travis Head (30 not out) and Kedar Jadhav (38) carried on the good work to take RCB past the 200-run mark, the first time they have done so this season.