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IPL 9, RCB vs GL, as it happened: Kohli-De Villiers show helps RCB floors Lions

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IPL 9, RCB vs GL, as it happened: Kohli-De Villiers show helps RCB floors Lions

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May 14, 2016 - 19:30 (IST)

OUT! AJ Finch c Aravind b Sachin Baby 37 (38b 3x4 1x6)

Finch departs trying to reduce the margin of defeat

May 14, 2016 - 19:23 (IST)

Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 144 runs

The game was killed as a contest by the De Villiers-Kohli partnership that saw RCB post a mammoth 248. But what's key for Virat Kohli and co. is the margin of the win that boosts their chances to qualify for the play-offs. Gujarat Lions would be disappointed to have suffered the biggest loss in IPL history, but they couldn't do much apart from watch and admire two of the finest innings in Twenty 20 cricket. 

May 14, 2016 - 19:18 (IST)

OUT! S Kaushik c Aravind b Sachin Baby 0 (1b 0x4 0x6)

Its all over. Aravind cleans up Gujarat Lions innings

May 14, 2016 - 19:16 (IST)

OUT! AJ Finch c Aravind b Sachin Baby 37 (38b 3x4 1x6)

Finch departs trying to reduce the margin of defeat

May 14, 2016 - 19:02 (IST)

After 14 overs,Gujarat Lions 87/8 ( Aaron Finch 28 , Pravin Tambe 2)

Gujarat Lions need to score 22 more runs to avoid the heaviest defeat in the history of the IPL. The biggest defeat was suffered by the Royal Challngers Bangalore against the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008. That was the first ever IPL game

May 14, 2016 - 18:56 (IST)

OUT! D Kulkarni b Jordan 2 (3b 0x4 0x6)

Jordan is on fire as he picks up his fourth wicket. Kulkarni doesn't read the off-cutter as he drags the ball onto the stumps 

May 14, 2016 - 18:52 (IST)

TWO WICKETS in quick succession! Chahal cleaned up Nath, before Jordan bowled Praveen Kumar. Gujarat Lions 71 runs for the loss of 7 wickets

May 14, 2016 - 18:44 (IST)

After 10 overs,Gujarat Lions 54/5 ( Aaron Finch 6 , Akshdeep Nath 2)

Going through the motions. The result was long gone decided. However credit must go to the RCB bowlers for applying themselves on the wicket

May 14, 2016 - 18:35 (IST)

OUT! DJ Bravo lbw b Chahal 1 (2b 0x4 0x6)

Bravo is caught plum in front by Chahal. Gujarat Lions are struggling

May 14, 2016 - 18:30 (IST)

Quick wickets! Jordan picks up two in two. First Dinesh Karthik who is caught at long-off, before Ravindra Jadeja is out caught and bold. Gujarat Lions are 44 for the loss of 4 wickets

Bengaluru: Sitting pretty in the second position on the points table, debutant Gujarat Lions are on prowl to roar against hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL-9 tie at the Chinnaswamy stadium here on Saturday.

IPL 9 RCB vs GL as it happened KohliDe Villiers show helps RCB floors Lions

Gujarat Lions' opener Brendon McCullum. BCCI

As its skipper Suresh Raina is away in Holland with his wife Priyanka who is expecting their first child soon, New Zealander Brendon McCullum is all set to lead the pack for an outright win to cement its place for play-offs next week.

"We will miss him in action. This is the first time Raina will not be playing in an IPL league tie. Brendon will probably take over the leadership," Lions' coach Brad Hodge told reporters here on Friday ahead of the do-or die match for RCB.

Admitting that absence of a world class player like Raina would be a huge loss for the team as a player with a lot of IPL experience and 4,000 runs to his credit, he however said the Lions had match winners in other players like Dwayne Smith, Aaron Finch, Dinesh Karthik and Dwayne Bravo.

"As they all are match winners, they can step up and win a game from any position," he asserted.

With seven wins from 11 games, Lions have 14 points same as Sunrisers Hyderabad, which is on top from same number (11) of games. A win over RCB will make Lions regain the top position it had touched midway in its debut in the tournament.

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