BANGALORE (Sporting Alert) – Chris Gayle belted a 50-ball undefeated 85 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore to beat the Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets their IPL Twenty20 match on Thursday.
Video Highlights: Chris Gayle scores 85not out against Royal Challengers
Chasing 155-runs for victory after restricting the Riders for 154, Bangalore reached 158 for two with Gayle bringing up the winning total with a six, one of nine from him on the night.
The Jamaican and West Indies powerful opener struck nine-sixes and 4-fours in his 85 not out as RCB reached the victory target with 15 balls remaining.
AB de Villiers was also not out with him at the other end on 22, which came from 22 balls and included 2-fours and a six.
Mayank Agarwal hit 35 runs, including 4-fours and 2-sixes in the win for RCB.
Earlier, Gautam Gambhir hit a top score of 59 from 46 deliveries to lead the Kolkata Knight Riders.
The Indian opener hit 7-fours and a six and got support from Yusuf Pathan, who made 27 and Manoj Tiwary, who scored 23 runs.
Rudra Pratap Singh took three wickets for 27 off his four overs, while Moises Henriques and Vinay Kumar each took two wickets in the win at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.