Half-centuries from Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan combined with an excellent bowling effort helped Royal Challengers Bangalore crush Pune Warriors by 35 runs and enhance their play-off chances in the Indian Premier League, here today.
While Bangalore are now placed third in the table with 15 points, the Warriors slumped to their seventh straight defeat to continue to languish at number eight. Gayle (57 off 31) and Dilshan (53 off 44) helped Royal Challengers to a challenging 173 for three after they were asked to bat by new Pune skipper Steven Smith. Image: Royal Challengers Bangalore Chris Gayle plays a shot during the IPL Twenty20 cricket match between Pune Warriors India and Royal Challengers Bangalore at The Subroto Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune on May 11, 2012.
Text: PTIImages: AFP
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