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IPL 2017: Twitter erupts as ‘Universe Boss’ weaves RCB back to winning ways

RCB players celebrate their win over Gujarat Lions. (Photo Credits: India via BCCI)

What a way to turn around the hat-trick of deficits into a sweet 21-run win and that also marked RCB’s second victory to sit sixth in the IPL 2017 table. Thanks to the Calypso steel Chris Gayle for his 38-ball 77 runs eclipsing 5 fours and 7 mighty sixes who created history as he became the first cricketer to score 10000 T20 runs to his undisputed standards.

Virat Kohli too slayed the bowlers in tandem with Gayle who essayed 50-ball 64 spicing up 7 fours and a six whereas Travis Head and Kedar Jadhav chipped in with 30 and 38 pivotal tweaks at the end to provide the kind of mitochondria in team’s total of 213/2 in 20 overs.

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RCB players celebrate their win over Gujarat Lions. (Photo Credits: India via BCCI)

Overall, it was a massive run-fest and one could not excuse the batsmen who floundered to step up on a pretty good pitch for batters. On the other side of the coin, Gujarat Lions badly demanded some calculated risks early on to come back to the rhythm.

Brendon McCullum looked like he was reiterating the 158* knock which he garnered against RCB when he was playing for KKR in the inaugural edition of IPL. But, couldn’t get to that far as he managed to score 44-ball 72 inclusive of 2 fours and 7 sixes.

The Lions’ skipper roared at the drop of the bat when he came in out to add tinge to the scorecard. But a quick-fire 8-ball 23 was too good to watch but didn’t meet up to team’s expectations. The tender cricketer Ishan Kishan made some sweet sound as he scored 16-ball 39 with 2 fours and 4 clean sixes. Lions were bowled out for 192/7 in 20 overs.

Player of the match: Chris Gayle

Here is how Twitter reacted to RCB’s comeback win after a slew of defeats:

Written by Chaithanya G

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