The crowd was delirious with his power-hitting before R Vinay Kumar uprooted his off-stump.
Today's bevy of five sixes took Gayle's tally to 26 in the fourth edition of the IPL. His punishing 44 took his run aggregate to 338 in five games. Interestingly, 280 of these runs have come through fours (31) and sixes.
The towering West Indies batsman has a phenomenal strike rate of over 200, clearly ahead of Virender Sehwag's 176.66.
Dilshan, too joined the party with a aggressive half-century, imperiously making up for his recent failures with some awesome strokes.
Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 27.
In Image: The bails fly off the wickets to dismiss Royal Challengers Bangalore's Chris Gayle