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Gayle puts Bangalore in final

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Gayle puts Bangalore in final

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CHENNAI – Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on champions Chennai Super Kings in today’s Indian Premier League final after in-form Chris Gayle blasted 89 to lift them to a 43-run victory over Mumbai Indians yesterday.
Gayle, the tournament’s top scorer, tore apart the Mumbai bowling, hitting five sixes and nine fours in his 47-ball blitz which made 220 look like a possible total at one stage.
Gayle plundered 27 runs off the first over, sent down by Mumbai’s surprise new ball choice Abu Nechim, to signal his intent and he shared a 113-run opening stand with Mayank Agarwal (41).
The West Indian left-hander eventually fell to Munaf Patel in the 15th over and Mumbai bowlers did well to restrict Bangalore to 185 for four wickets. (Reuters)