That brings us to the end of our live coverage of Match 20 of this season of the IPL between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions at Rajkot. A comfortable win for RCB in the end, which helped them get back to winning ways, while GL, who topped the table last year fell to the base of the table. Thanks for joining in on Tuesday. We expect to have your company on Wednesday as well as we continue our live and in-depth coverage of the IPL. It's the defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad facing Delhi Daredevils at Hyderabad. Do join us then. Till then, it's goodbye.
Highlights, IPL 2017, GL vs RCB at Rajkot, cricket scores and results: Bangalore beat Gujarat comprehensively
Catch all the live scores and updates from Match 20 of IPL 2017 between Gujarat Lions (GL) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) right here.
After 20 overs,Gujarat Lions 192/7 ( Andrew Tye 6 , Basil Thampi 0)
Milne for the last over. The first ball is bowled wide on the off side. Tye misses, but should have been called a wide. Three runs off three balls taken. Looks to be beyond GL's reach now. 23 needed off the last 3 balls. Ishan slices it up in the air. The ball balloons up and is out. Had to go for it though. Basil Thampi comes in. A short-pitched one hits Thampi on the grill of the helmet.
It's all over for GL though as they go down by 21 runs, as the players shake hands.
The bowling definitely a problem for Gujarat, though the batting showed they can build a good chase, but the bowlers need to give the batters some cushion. RCB get their campaign on track, but there is no end to Gujarat's woes. They slide to the bottom of the table, with onbe win from five matches. RCB move up to sixth.
After 20 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 213/2 ( Travis Head 30 , Kedar Jadhav (W) 38)
Jadeja to bowl the last over. The first ball is clubbed down the ground. A tumbling stop by Finch at the boundary. The ball nearly touched the boundary cushion though. Jadhav makes room and hits it over point. Four! And that is 200 for RCB. Sends one over long on then and collects a six. Jadhav puts the icing with a shot over extra cover for a four. The last delivery is a loose one, full and outside off, but Jadeja gets away there. Dot ball. A huge 214-run target for GL and when was the last time you saw Jadeja getting such pasting?
RCB XI: Virat Kohli(c), Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Travis Head, Kedar Jadhav(w), Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Adam Milne, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal
GL XI: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina(c), Aaron Finch, Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Karthik(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Andrew Tye, Dhawal Kulkarni, Basil Thampi, Shivil Koushik
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Preview: Gujarat Lions bowlers will face a litmus test when they take on a star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batting line-up in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Rajkot on Tuesday.
Gujarat, led by Suresh Raina, had a dream debut last season by finishing third on the table but they are at seventh place in the ongoing edition of the cash-rich Twenty20 cricket league.
Apart from one match against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS), where their bowling department did a fantastic job, Gujarat's bowlers have struggled to find the rhythm.
A recent six-wicket defeat against Mumbai Indians also raised many questions over Gujarat's bowling unit, which lacked some quality bowlers. But the inclusion of Andrew Tye has added a spark to the bowling attack as he scalped five wickets, including a hat-trick.
With three losses in four matches so far in the tournament, Gujarat will now look to better their overall record against bottom-placed RCB.
Unlike the bowling department, Gujarat's batting unit has been in a good touch. Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Raina and Dinesh Karthik provided the solid platform but the lower-middle order failed to step up to the pressure.
Gujarat, who bought the maximum number of players (11) among the eight franchises at the IPL auctions in February will be eager to find a right combination for the rest of the tournament.
On the other hand, last year's runners-up Bangalore, who have some quality international players are struggling in this edition.
They have a strong batting line-up but failed to find the right combination. Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli and Shane Watson have stood up to their reputation but not in unison.
The bowling department of Bangalore, which includes Tymal Mills and Samuel Badree, fired in some crucial matches but all players have to perform in unison to do well in the tournament.
Gujarat Lions squad: Suresh Raina(c), Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Karthik, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Andrew Tye, Ishan Kishan, Pradeep Sangwan, Shivil Koushik, Shadab Bashir Jakati, Jaydev Shah, Manpreet Gony, Nathu Singh, Jason Roy, Munaf Patel, Chirag Suri, Akshdeep Nath, Basil Thampi, Shubham Agarwal, Tejas Baroka, Pratham Singh, Shelley Sanjay Kumar Shaurya, Dwayne Bravo.
RCB squad: Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, Sarfaraz Khan, Sreenath Aravind, Kedar Jadhav, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Samuel Badree, Iqbal Abdulla, Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Pawan Negi, Tymal Mills, Praveen Dubey, Aniket Choudhary, Billy Stanlake, Vishnu Vinod.
With IANS inputs.
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