RCB crushed as Gayle struggles again

first_img RCB were early trouble when Gayle fell to the third ball of the game without a run on the board, caught at first slip by JP Duminy off a tentative push at an out-swinger from left-arm seamer Zaheer Khan. Since his blistering hundred against England in the opening game of the Twenty20 World Cup last month, Gayle has struggled with scores of of 4, 5, 4, 1 and 0. Kohli, who struck seven fours and three sixes off 48 deliveries, put on 107 for the second wicket with de Villiers and another 63 with Watson, who made 33, to rebuild the innings. West Indies seamer Carlos Brathwaite took one for 18 from two overs. De Kock then took the game away from RCB with an innings that required 51 balls and included 15 fours and three sixes. At 50 for two in the sixth over, the game was still open, but de Kock and Nair put an end to RCB’s hopes in a 134-run third-wicket stand. Gayle fell BANGALORE, India, (CMC): Superstar Chris Gayle’s slump continued as Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered at the hands of a quick-fire hundred by South African opener Quinton de Kock, crashing to a seven-wicket defeat to Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League here yesterday. Sent in at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, RCB rallied to an imposing 191 for five off their 20 overs, behind captain Virat Kohli’s 79 and South African star AB de Villiers’ 55, with seamer Mohammed Shami taking two for 34. In reply, de Kock plundered 108 and Karun Nair, an unbeaten 54, as Delhi roared to victory with five balls to spare. Australian all-rounder Shane Watson claimed two for 25 with his four overs of medium pace. The victory was Delhi’s second in three outings, while RCB have won one of two.last_img read more

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Video: Chelsea star makes a mug of Arsenal transfer target

first_imgDiego Costa must fancy his chances of bagging another goal against Arsenal if Iker Casillas joins the Gunners. It has been reported that the Madrid hero could be on his way to North London, days after Costa helped see off Arsenal 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.And during a Spain training session, Chelsea striker Costa – who has scored nine Premier League goals in seven games – nipped in after Real Madrid’s Casillas committed himself, rounding the ‘keeper with ease and poking home.World Cup winner Casillas has spent his entire career in the Spanish capital, but feels a move away could see him cherish Madrid even more… and maybe regain the form that made him a legend for club and country.For Costa, who has just turned 26 – yes, really – the training ground goal was a nice gift from Casillas!Click here to see eight pictures of footballers you’d never believe are the same age, including Diego Costa.last_img read more

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