IPL Highlights, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs (GL) Gujarat Lions

Updated: 28 April 2017 14:03 IST

IPL highlights and ball-by-ball commentary from the 31st T20 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and (GL) Gujarat Lions M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on Thursday.

IPL Highlights, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs (GL) Gujarat Lions
IPL highlights: Gujarat Lions thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets. © BCCI

An all-round performance by Gujarat Lions saw them thrash Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by seven wickets in 13.5 overs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday. Despite Gujarat's early losses (Brendon McCullum and Ishan Kishan), Aaron Finch (72) blasted the Bangalore bowlers to all corners of the park and in the process hit his 12th IPL half century. It was the fastest half-century by any Gujarat Lions batsmen in the two seasons of the tournament they have participated in. Samuel Badree, who picked up both the openers, finished 2 for 29 runs in the three overs that he bowled. On top of the game from the very beginning, Gujarat Lions didn't allow Bangalore to settle down. After this win Gujarat Lions have climbed up to the sixth position with six points, one place above Bangalore. (LIVE SCORECARD)

When and Where to watch: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs (GL) Gujarat Lions

(RCB) Vs (GL) is scheduled for a 8 pm IST (2.30 pm GMT) start. Live Streaming and TV information for the match can be found below.

India: TV: Sony Six, Sony Six HD (English), Sony Max (Hindi), Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD (Telugu, Tamil, Bengali). Live Streaming: Hotstar.

International: Live Streaming: Cricketgateway.

South Africa: TV: SuperSport Two. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.

UK: TV: Sky Sports 2. Live Streaming: Watch Sky Sports.

USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Online.

Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket HD. Live Streaming: OSN Play.

IPL Live Score: RCB vs GL

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So that's it from us for this game. Gujarat have finally left the bottom of the table and have climbed up with this emphatic win. Bangalore, on the other hand, have lost another game and it will be now an uphill task for them to reach the playoffs. Join us back tomorrow as we have two exciting games lined up. First, Kolkata host Delhi at the Eden Gardens at 1600 local (1030 GMT), while Hyderabad go to Mohali to play against Punjab at 2000 local (1430 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care!

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Man of the Match, Andrew Tye says the execution of the hat-trick ball wasn't as good as the last time, but is glad he was able to do his part in the team's victory. When asked about Gayle's wicket, he says he just bowled on a length and is happy that the big Jamaican got out as he was looking to kick off towards the end of the Powerplay. Credits Nathu Singh and Basil Thampi for the way they bowled and mentions that they have excellent talent to go a long way. States the fans in India love cricket and that anybody who comes to play in this country really enjoys themselves.

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Gujarat skipper, Suresh Raina says that they did really well in all departments and it was a complete performance tonight. Applauds Faulkner, Tye and Jadeja for bowling really well. Credits the performance of Finch. Adds that he was looking to stay in the middle so that he could counter the spinners later in the innings. Reckons that both the young quick Indian pacers have been bowling really well for them. Says that the combination they were missing is back with Jadeja and it is benefiting them. Mentions that Finch told him to stay compact at one end as he was hammering the bowlers all over the place. Ends by saying that this win would give them great confidence.

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Bangalore skipper, Virat Kohli says that it is never easy to lose a game. Feels that they still have five games to go and they will look to put the pressure on the table and hope for something. Adds that his team lacked the intent which is required to play the game and that is something concerning. Mentions that pressure is taking a toll on them and they are dependent on some guys which should not be the case. Also says that the wicket does not change much during a night game. Applauds Aaron Finch for playing such a fluent knock and credits him for winning the game for Gujarat.

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Virat Kohli and his men have let themselves down again. Everybody has spoken about their bowling being an issue, but it's their batting that has been largely letting them down the past couple of games. With all the firepower assembled in their ranks, they've failed to put up even a par score, let alone a good one. A lot to ponder for the skipper and the backroom staff, and even more work to be done.

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A dominating win for the away side here tonight. They were right on top of this since the first ball of the game and they never backed down. Ran right through the Bangalore batting order first with Andrew Tye leading the charge, and then chased the paltry target down comfortably as Aaron Finch (who scored an explosive fifty) just went berserk. Gujarat won with a little more than 6 overs to spare and that should say everything about their victory.

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Travis Head to Suresh Raina

That should do it! Short ball into the body, Raina pulls it away through to deep mid-wicket for a single. With that, GUJARAT WIN BY 7 WICKETS WITH 37 BALLS TO SPARE!

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Travis Head to Suresh Raina

FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Suresh Raina. He plays a similar shot and lofts it over the covers. This time the fielder out in the deep manages to get to the ball with a dive but can't keep it from touching the rope.

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Travis Head to Suresh Raina

FOUR! How well has he picked the gap there? Simply amazing. Flatter and shorter outside off, Raina stays back and lofts it over extra cover. There are two men out in the deep but the gap is pierced to perfection.

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Travis Head to Ravindra Jadeja

Arm ball from Head, Jadeja punches it off the back foot through covers for a single.

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