Chris Gayle scripted yet another victory of Royal Challengers Bangalore with an unbeaten 70-run knock as they spanked Rajasthan Royals by nine wickets to jump to the second spot in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday.
Chasing a modest 147, Bangalore coasted to win with three overs to spare and spoiled Shane Warne’s last game at home as the Australian will retire from the league after this season. illakaratne Dilshan though made his last outing at the IPL 4 memorable as he scored a quickfire 38 to contribute in his side’s easy win while stand-in skipper Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 39.
Rajasthan frittered away a good start to settle for a modest 146 for six after being invited to bat with opener Rahul Dravid (37) top-scoring for them. Bangalore now have 15 points from 11 matches while Rajasthan’s playoff hopes have dipped as they will have to win remaining two matches.
22 year-old Kohli became the youngest captain to lead an IPL side in the absence of injured Vettori.