IPL 2017 GL vs RCB, Highlights: Brendon McCullum’s 44-ball 72 not enough after Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle onslaught

first_imgAnother match which went down to wire but Banaglore held their nerves and registered the second win of the season. The 122-run opening stand between Gayle and Kohli set the tone for the visitors and set a target of 213 in front of Gujarat. They started off brilliantly with the ball too, seeing the back of Smith and Raina before the end of Powerplay. (SCORECARD | POINTS TABLE)HIGHLIGHTS:GUJARAT LIONS INNINGS:23.32 IST: This is it! BANGALORE WIN BY 21 RUNS! A nasty way to end the match though. Milne bangs this short, Thampi tries to get out of its way but gets hit on the grill of the helmet. Milne goes towards Thampi to ask him whether he is fine. Thampi nods in approval.Finch departs but McCullum’s fifty leads Gujarat’s chase of 214The match has come to an end. #RCB win #GLvRCB by 21 runs! #PlayBold #VIVOIPL ?????º?????º???- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 18, 201723.33 IST: OUT! The cameo from the youngster comes to an end! Milne bowls a length ball and Kishan tries to go over long off, however he miscues it. The ball lobs high up in the air. Yuzvendra Chahal calmly gets under the ball at covers and pouches it. GL 191/7 from 19.4 overs. Need 23 runs to win.23.31 IST: Milne to bowl the last one.23.28 IST: 19 overs gone. GL 188/6. Need 26 runs to win from the last over. Kishan 39*, Tye 2*23.29 IST: SIX! Ishan Kishan is certainly not letting this game away! Aravind bowls a back of a length ball, Kishan goes back and pulls it in front of square on the leg side for half a dozen.advertisement23.29 IST: SIX! Is the game alive? Aravind tries to bowl a yorker but it ends up being a full toss, Kishan smacks it over mid-wicket for a biggie.23.26 IST: FOUR! Kishan is on a roll! Aravind bowls a back of a length delivery, outside off, Kishan sends the ball over point for a boundary.23.24 IST: FOUR! Kohli puts down chances on back-to-back deliveries! Aravind bowls it short and Kishan tries to go over long on with a pull. However he mistimes it. The ball goes high up in the air as Kohli positions himself under it to catch it. But the Bangalore skipper puts it down and to add to his agony the ball rolls towards the fence for a boundary.23.23 IST: 18 overs gone. GL 167/6. Kishan 19*, Tye 2*23.22 IST: OUT! What has happened here? Bizarre running! Head tosses it up around leg, Jadeja pulls it through mid-wicket and starts running. He looked happy with a single but Ishan Kishan left for the second. As he ran back towards the non-striker’s end the throw came at the keeper’s end who whipped the bails off. Now the trickier part is who is out? Jadeja or Kishan? Because Jadeja was near his crease when Kishan crossed over. The umpires go upstairs and the replays suggest that Kishan had landed his bat down before Jadeja. The senior southpaw is angry with Kishan but he has to depart. GL 165/6 from 17.4 overs. Still need 49 runs to win. Kishan 19*23.20 IST: SIX! Second maximum for the youngster. Floated delivery, around off, Kishan gets low and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a maximum.23.19 IST: Head to continue.23.18 IST: SIX! Much needed! Back of a length ball, around off, Kishan goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a biggie. GL 156/5 from 17 overs. Still need 58 runs to win. Jadeja 21*, Kishan 12*23.18 IST: 150 up for Gujarat.23.15 IST: Aravind back on for Bangalore.23.12 IST: 16 gone. Time for the strategic time-out. GL 146/5. Still need 68 runs to win. Jadeja 20*, Kishan 3*23.11 IST: Travis Head into the attack.23.10 IST: 15 gone. GL139/5. Still need 75 runs to win. Jadeja 16*, Kishan 1*23.08 IST: Ishan Kishan walks out to bat.23.06 IST: OUT! In the air… and gone! That’s a huge wicket for Bangalore and Chahal completes his 3-fer. Tosses it up around leg, McCullum looks to go big. Clears his front leg and goes through with his slog. Gets a top edge and the ball travels high in the air. Milne in the deep, places himself underneath it and takes it calmly with a reverse cup. That’s end of a superb innings from Brendon McCullum. He is disappointed as he wanted to take his team across the finish line. Nevertheless, well played Baz! Gujarat now have 5 wickets in hand.  GL 137/5 from 14.4 overs. Still need 77 runs to win. Jadeja 14*YUZI!! If anyone could, it had to be @yuzi_chahal. Danger man McCullum(72) is out! #GL is 137/5 after 14.4 overs. #GLvRCB #VIVOIPL #PlayBold pic.twitter.com/Z5g2Xh1uXZ- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 18, 201723.05 IST: Chahal back on for RCB.advertisement23.01 IST: 14 overs gone. GL 134/4. Still need 80 runs to win. McCullum 71*, Jadeja 12*23.00 IST: SIX! Smashed it! Length delivery outside off, McCullum gets across and heaves it over sqaure leg. Gets it off the middle and the ball travels all the distance for a maximum.22.59 IST: FOUR! Short and angling away, Jadeja waits for it and pulls it with authority over mid-wicket for a boundary. Jadeja is into the act now.22.58 IST: Watson back on.22.56 IST: SIX! Into the sight screen! Full outside off, McCullum clears his front leg and bunts it flat over long off for half a dozen. McCullum moves to 64!  GL 121/4 after 13 overs. Still need 93 runs to win. McCullum 64*, Jadeja 6*SIX. Wickets are falling at the other end. That hasn’t deterred #BrendonMcCullum 93 needed in 42 balls. #GameMaariChhe #GLvRCB- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) April 18, 201722.52 IST: FOUR! Jadeja guides it for a boundary.22.53 IST: Milne back on.22.52 IST: 12 overs gone. GL 107/4. Still need 107 runs. McCullum 56*, Jadeja 0*22.48 IST: OUT! Karthik holes out! On a length outside off, Karthik goes after Aravind. Looks to tonk him over long on but fails to get the timing on it. Mistimes it high in the air towards Kohli at long on, who pouches it safely. The required run rate is continuously climbing up and Karthik had to no option but take the risk. Unluckily for him, it didn’t pay off.108 runs needed off 54 balls now! GL 106/4 in 11 overs, chasing 214. Ravindra Jadeja strolls out in the middle.Aravind!!! Get’s the wicket!! Karthik(1) is out! #GL is 106/4 after 11 overs. #PlayBold #GLvRCB #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/WCDWfruPUp- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 18, 201722.41 IST: 10 overs gone. GL 103/3. Still need 111 runs to win. McCullum 53*, Karthik 0* 22.40 IST: Dinesh Karthik comes out to bat.22.38 IST: OUT! A peach from Negi! Tosses it up around off, gets the ball to grip and turn away from Finch, who has given the charge. But, gets beaten by the sharp away turn. Jadhav behind the stumps collects it calmly, takes his time and whips off the bails. Finch was way too ahead and had no chance of coming back. Third wicket for a spinner. Finch departs for 19. GL 103/3 from 9.4 overs. Still need 111 runs to win. McCullum 53*22.37 IST: SIX! Flat maximum! Short and sliding in, McCullum goes back and pulls it over sqaure leg. Hits it flat but very powerfully. The ball travels over the fence. That’s something special! McCullum gets to his half-century in style. His 13th in IPL.#BrendonMcCullum doing it again for the Lions. An enterprising half century from him. #LikeABaz #GameMaariChhe #GLvRCB pic.twitter.com/F6fwlZ87If- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) April 18, 201722.37 IST: Negi back on.22.36 IST: FOUR! Slightly shorter outside off, Finch cuts it through backward point. Virat Kohli there makes a half stop and the ball races away to the fence behind. 19 runs off the over. GL. 95/2 from nine overs. Still need 119 runs to win. McCullum 46*, Finch 19*22.33 IST: McCullum on fire.22.33 IST: SIX! Over the fence! Banged in short at 121 kph. McCullum picked that slower one, waited for the ball and then slapped it over covers for a maximum. The senior is winning the battle of Kiwis!advertisement22.32 IST: FOUR! Poor delivery, punished! That’s really poor from Milne. He should bowl to his field. The mid off was up and the Kiwi slipped out a full toss outside off. McCullum mistimed it but had enough on it to clear the ring and run to the fence behind.22.30 IST: Eight overs gone. GL 78/2. Still need 136 runs to win. McCullum 35*, Finch 15*22.29 IST: SIX! Power Hit! Full outside off, McCullum makes room and hammers it straight down the ground. The long off fielder is a mere spectator as he watches the ball sail over the fence.22.28 IST: Shane Watson into the attack.22.25 IST: Seven overs gone. GL 67/2. McCullum 27*, Finch 12*. Still need 147 runs to win. 22.24 IST: FOUR! Back of a length slower one outside off, angling in, Finch drags it through backward sqaure leg. Gets his placement to perfection for a boundary. Great shot there!22.20 IST: Adam Milne into the attack.22.17 IST: End of the powerplay and it’s time for the strategic time-out. RCB 57/2 from six overs. Still need 155 runs to win. McCullum 25*, Finch 7*At the end of the powerplay overs, the Lions are 57/2. #BrendonMcCullum and @AaronFinch5 out in the middle. #GameMaariChhe #GLvRCB- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) April 18, 201722.15 IST: SIX! Flights this delivery around off, Finch gets in his position and bludgeons it towards mid-wicket. There was a fielder there exactly for that shot but it sails over him for a biggie. Kohli has his hands on his shoulder because his tactic almost pulled off.22.12 IST: 11 runs from the over. RCB 48/2 from five overs. Still need 166 runs to win.McCullum 23*, Finch 0*22.11 IST: FOUR! You can’t bowl short to McCullum, Pawan Negi! Short and around off, Brendon McCullum goes on his back foot and pulls it through mid-wicket for another boundary. Don’t bother chasing that.22.11 IST: SIX! The fall of wickets don’t bother Brendon McCullum, do they? Negi tosses it up around off, McCullum just sweeps it through fine leg for a boundary.22.11 IST: Pawan Negi back on.22.10 IST: Aaron Finch walks out into the middle.10.07 IST: OUT! Chahal gets his man, though on a poor delivery. He loops it around leg, Raina comes down the track looking to put it away but miscues it straight to Shane Watson at short fine leg. The Gujarat captain was playing a blinder but a false shot has led to his demise. The umpires go upstairs to check the no-ball but its fine! Chahal gets his second. GL 37/2 from four overs, still need 177 runs to win. McCullum 12*Yuzi stops the firing Raina(23)! #watto takes the catch! #GL is 37/2 after 4 overs. #PlayBold #GLvRCB #VIVOIPL ??º??º pic.twitter.com/x1zT8kZZA5- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 18, 201722.06 IST: FOUR! Raina gets into the attack. 22.04 IST: SIX! Now Baz gets into the groove! Chahal flights this delivery around off, McCullum kneels and slogs it over mid-wicket for half a dozen. Runs are coming quickly for Gujarat after the first two barren overs.22.04 IST: Chahal continues.22.03 IST: FOUR! Smart trigger movement this by Raina! Raina comes down the track, Aravind sees it and follows him but the southpaw adjusts well and whips it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 19 off the over. GL 23/1. Raina 18*, McCullum 4*22.01 IST: SIX! Back-to-back sixes! Fuller delivery, outside off, Raina walks across, gets under the ball and sends it over the bowler’s head for a maximum. Brilliant timing on this one too.21.59 IST: SIX! Whattay shot! Aravind serves a length ball around middle, Raina moves a bit and flicks it nonchalantly over fine leg for a biggie. Outstanding placement!21.57 IST: OUT! Chahal removes Smith for 1. The ploy to start with spinners has worked for Bangalore. First Negi exerted the pressure on the openers and Chahal got the advantage of it. Chahal bowls it short and around off, Smith looks to pull it but doesn’t quite time it. The ball lobs in the air and goes towards Mandeep Singh, in front of square on the leg side, who pouches it safely. Kohli is absolutely thrilled! GL 1/1 in 1.2 overs, chasing 214 21.52 IST: In the air……. but lands safe. Negi bowls it slower through the air and in the line of the stumps, Smith tries to go downtown but miscues it. The ball goes high up in the air but falls short of the chasing long on fielder. Single taken.21.50 IST: The players are out for chase. Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum to open for Gujarat. They will need to get off to a great start to chase this huge total. Bangalore to start off with the spin as Pawan Negi has been handed the ball first up. Here we go…21.42 IST: Bangalore have managed to register the highest score of this year’s Indian T20 League, courtesy some shoddy bowling and splendid batting. It was the Chris Gayle show at Rajkot as he slammed and whacked everything that was in his arc in his innings of 77. It seemed like Gujarat might just concede 225, but Basil Thampi got rid of the big man to give his side some respite. At the other end it was Virat Kohli who complemented Gayle amazingly well and tried to accelerate after his wicket.21.39 IST: Work cut out for Gujarat in their chase of 214.21.36 IST: RCB finish on 213/2 from their 20 overs. Jadhav 38*, Head 30* 21.36 IST: FOUR! 21.34 IST: SIX! Jadhav is making batting look so easy.21.34 IST: FOUR! Darted full outside off, Jadhav makes room and slices it over cover-point for a boundary. Jadhav is striking the ball really well! And 200 up for RCB. First time a team has scored 200 in Rajkot.21.33 IST: Jaddu to bowl the last over.21.31 IST: 19 overs gone. RCB 196/2. Head 27*, Jadhav 24*21.30 IST: FOUR! Short delivery, angling in, Jadhav pulls it in front of sqaure on the leg side. Isn’t in control of the shot but still manages to hit in the gap and for another boundary.21.28 IST: FOUR! Jadhav in his elements! Back of a length delivery outside off, Jadhav makes room and lofts it over covers. Finds the gap there and gets a boundary.21.28 IST: SIX! Nailed it! Knuckle ball outside off, Jadhav picked it and got to the pitch of the ball and tonked it over long on for a maximum.21.28 IST: Tye to continue.21.27 IST: 18 overs gone. RCB 178/2. Head 27*, Jadhav 6*21.24 IST: FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Very full outside off, Head makes room slightly and goes inside out over covers. Once again finds the gap and gets another boundary to his name.21.23 IST: FOUR! Slower one on a length outside off, angling in, Head picks the slower one and pulls it through front of sqaure on the leg side. Finds the gap to perfection and the ball races to the fence.21.23 IST: Thampi back on for his last over.21.20 IST:  17 overs gone. RCB 166/2. Head 16*, Jadhav 6*21.20 IST: FOUR! Superb placement! Full outside off, Jadhav squeezes it through the gap between backward point and short third man for a boundary. Clever stuff from Jadhav!21.19 IST: Tye back on for Gujarat.21.18 IST: Kedar Jadhav comes out.21:15 IST: Time for the strategic time-out. RCB 159/2 from 15.5 overs. Head 14*21.14 IST: OUT! Massive blow for Bangalore! The skipper departs! Back of a length slower one at 105 kph, Kohli stays in his crease and pulls it over mid-wicket. Doesn’t time it well and it goes straight to Dwayne Smith in the deep, who pouches it calmly.WICKET. Kohli departs. Dwayne Smith takes the catch in the deep. @dhawal_kulkarni gets his 1st wicket. #RCB 159/2 in 15.5. #GLvRCB pic.twitter.com/x0aSwhY1mr- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) April 18, 201721.13 IST: Some more Gayle stats.Chris Gayle: 10,000 T20 runs. An immense achievement by a colossus of a cricketer. 44.16% have come in sixes; 30.56% in fours. #IPL- Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) April 18, 201721.12 IST: Dhawal Kulkarni back on.21.10 IST: SIX! Head gets into the act now! Served fuller around off, Head kneels down and slogs sweeps it over mid-wicket for a biggie. 18 runs from the over! RCB 153/1 after 15 overs. Kohli 59*, Head 13*. @travishead34 comes in and smashes one into the crowd. #RCB is 153/1 after 15 overs. #PlayBold #GLvRCB #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/FTGSfWdCAL- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 18, 201721.09 IST: SIX! Just a flick of the wrist and it’s a maximum. Just Kohli things.21.07 IST: 28th IPL fifty for Kohli.BCCI PhotoRunning away from the 50 towards the 100. #Viratkohli (52 from 44b) #PlayBold #GLvRCB #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/GcAZ58MpwS- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 18, 201721.05 IST: 14 overs gone. RCB 135/1. Kohli 49*, Head 6*21.05 IST: FOUR! Driven by Kohli for a four.21.04 IST: Jadeja comes back on.21.03 IST: 13 overs gone. RCB 125/1. Kohli 42*, Head 3*21.02 IST: Travis Head comes out to bat.21.00 IST: OUT! Excellent delivery! Bowls a superb yorker angling into the boots. Gayle who backs away to make room but Thampi follows him. Gayle looks to dig it out but the ball is too good for him and goes through his legs to the keeper. Nearly had him there! Thampi gets Gayle for 77. RCB 122/1 from 12.4 overs. Kohli 42*21.00 IST: Some fair play.BCCI Photo20.58 IST: Thampi comes back on for Gujarat.20.56 IST: 12 overs gone. RCB 119/0. Gayle 75*, Kohli 41*20.55 IST: FOUR! Very full outside off, Gayle just squeezes it through point. His placement is so well that it beats the man in the deep. Gayle moves onto 75 off just 34 balls.20.54 IST: FOUR! Streaky runs! Cutter around off, Gayle looks to punch it on the off side but gets a thick outside edge. The ball flies past Kishan at short third man to the fence behind. Fortune favours the brave!20.52 IST: Kulkarni back on.20.51 IST: 11 overs gone. RCB 109/0. Gayle 67*, Kohli 40* 20.51 IST: SIX! Stand and deliver! A touch ahead of a length around off, angling across, Gayle once again stays in his crease and hammers it over long on for another biggie. Gayle on fire!20.50 IST: SIX! That’s brutal. Back of a length delivery, angling away, Gayle stands tall and flat-bats it over long on for a maximum. No stopping Gayle tonight!20.48 IST: Dwayne Smith into the attack.20.46 IST: Half-way through the innings. RCB 92/0 from 10 overs. Gayle 53*, Kohli 38*20.44 IST: SIX! Kaushik bowls it full and around off, Gayle gets under the white object and goes downtown. The ball goes out of the ground and I reckon they will have to change the ball. And that’s fifty for Gayle. His 21st in IPL.#chrisgayle half century! 52 off 23b. #RCB is 91/0 after 9.3 overs . #PlayBold #VIVOIPL #GLvRCB pic.twitter.com/O8TJMzsGcv- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 18, 201720.43 IST: Kohli overtakes Raina as the highest run-scorer in IPL.20.41 IST: Nine overs gone. RCB 83/0. Gayle 45*, Kohli 37*20.42 IST: FOUR! These last ball boundaries spoil the effort of the first five deliveries, don’t they? Tye bowls it short and around leg, Kohli swivels across and pulls it to the vacant fine leg region for a boundary.20.39 IST: Andrew Tye comes on for Gujarat.20.38 IST: Gayle survives to improve on these.10000 T20 runs for Chris Gayle…. first to do so in this format!Scored most runs for….3283* RCB1519 WI1452 Jamaica Tallawahs#GLvRCB- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 18, 201720.36 IST: And it’s time for the strategic time-out.20.35 IST: NOT OUT AND SIX! This is one of the most bizarre things I have ever seen in cricket. Jadeja, goes around the wicket, and bowls a full toss outside off, Gayle swings at it. The connection wasn’t neat though. Brendon McCullum hares across from long off, dives and grabs the ball. He starts celebrating and Jadeja is ecstatic to get his man. Gayle starts walking but is asked to stop by the umpires. They don’t want to take any chances and go upstairs to check whether its a clean catch. Replays show that while Brendon McCullum did catch it but his floppy hat was in contact with the ropes at the same time. Gayle gets a reprieve after the third umpire sees enough replays to overturn the on-field decision. Eight overs gone. RCB 75/0. Gayle 44*, Kohli 31*20.31 IST: SIX! That’s out of the ground! Jadeja floats this one around off, Gayle kneels and slogs it over mid-wicket for a maximum. The big man in the mood. He is absolutely clobbering Ravindra Jadeja here!20.31 IST: FOUR! And another! Tossed up delivery, outside off, Gayle drives it over covers for a boundary. Jadeja in a bit of bother here!20.30 IST: FOUR! Cracking shot! Jadeja keeps it full again and outside off, Gayle slams it down the ground. Long off and Long on fielders are futile when Gayle hits them so hard.20.28 IST: Nine runs off it. RCB 54/0 from 7 overs. Kohli 30*, Gayle 24*20.28 IST: SIX! Sheer power! Kaushik bowls it full and outside off, in simpler words, it is in Gayle’s arc. He slams the ball over long off for a biggie.20.25 IST: Shivil Kaushik introduced into the attack.20.24 IST: End of the powerplay. Bangalore off to a strong start. RCB 45/0 from six overs. Kohli 28*, Gayle 17*20.23 IST: FOUR! Hit me delivery! Short and outside off, Gayle goes on his back foot and punches it hard. Andrew Tye at mid off dives to his right to stop it but fails.20.21 IST: Ravindra Jadeja into the attack.20.20 IST: Five overs gone. RCB 36/0. Kohli 27*, Gayle 10*20:16 IST: SIX! Was that the moment Gayle was waiting for? He reaches the 10000-run landmark and goes BOOM! That was a massive shot and RCB are up and away. At the end of 4 overs, they are 33/0.20.15 IST: Chris Gayle brings up 10000 T20 runs – he’s the first man in the world to do that. Meanwhile, Kohli is looking dangerous once again tonight. Ominous signs for the Lions.The #UniverseBoss doesn’t stop breaking records! #chrisgayle is the first man to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket! #Legend #PlayBold #GLvRCB pic.twitter.com/IveVzxwx2O- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 18, 201720.12 IST: 12 runs from the over. RCB 25/0 from three overs. Kohli 23*, Gayle 2*20.11 IST: FOUR! Best of the lot! Kulkarni pitches it full and in the line of the fourth stump, Kohli strides forward and sends the ball past the bowler and diving mid off for a boundary.20.11 IST: FOUR! Consecutive boundaries! This time Kulkarni bowls a help yourself ball. Length and around leg, all Kohli had to do was get some wood on it and he does. He nurdles it past the short fine leg fielder, who gives it a chase only to come second.20.10 IST: FOUR! Beautifully placed! Kulkarni serves a length ball around leg, Kohli steps out a bit and whips it through mid-wicket for a boundary. He will feel good about that shot.20.09 IST: Look who’s supporting the Royal Challengers.all am going to say lets do this @RCBTweets i know the boys got this @henrygayle captain @imVkohli hmmmm #IPL2017 pic.twitter.com/BY4KOMarab- Yohan Blake (@YohanBlake) April 18, 2017 20.08 IST: A very good over from Thampi. RCB 13/0 from two overs. Kohli 11*, Gayle 2*20.06 IST: FOUR! Fortunate runs! Thampi’s tournament so far has been very unlucky. He bowls a back of a length delivery around off, Kohli tries to pull it away but top edges it over the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. Virat Kohli has so far looked tentative at the crease, maybe he should take his time before he starts going for his shots.20.05 IST: Basil Thampi to share the new ball with Kulkarni.20.03 IST: End of the first over. A steady start from Bangalore. RCB 8/0. Kohli 6*, Gayle 2*20.03 IST: FOUR! Deft touch! Fuller length ball, outside off, Kohli opens the face of the bat and places it past the keeper for a boundary. It was very intentional and he gets the desired result.20.00 IST: Gayle takes a quick single off the first ball, two runs away from 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.19.59 IST: Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli to open the batting for Bangalore while Dhawal Kulkarni  will open the bowling for Gujarat.19.43 IST: FORM GUIDE: RCB – L L L W L | GL – L W L L L19.38 IST: RCB all set to rock Rajkot.The #RoyalChallengers are on the move to tame the lions. Watch it here #PlayBold #GLvRCB #RCB pic.twitter.com/ayxF4xV7Ac- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 18, 201719.34 IST: The playing XIs:Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli(c), Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Travis Head, Kedar Jadhav(w), Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Adam Milne, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra ChahalHere’s our line up for #GLvRCB. @henrygayle & @travishead34 get into the squad to replace @ABdeVilliers17 & @qmanbad. #VIVOIPL #PlayBold pic.twitter.com/sBJjEuNvcW- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 18, 2017Gujarat Lions: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina(c), Aaron Finch, Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Karthik(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Andrew Tye, Dhawal Kulkarni, Basil Thampi, Shivil KoushikHere’s our Playing XI for tonight’s game. Come on, Lions! #GameMaariChhe #GLvRCB pic.twitter.com/KP2NOwneSX- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) April 18, 201719.34 IST: RCB get ready without AB..@TheGujaratLions @RCBTweets #IPL Match 20 – @RCBTweets are missing @ABdeVilliers17 & @qmanbad for #GLvRCB game pic.twitter.com/CA8OiKZDj3- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 18, 201719.33 IST: Gujarat include Finch and bowl, Gayle back for Bangalore. The Lions have won the toss & they have decided to bowl first. #GameMaariChhe #RoarOnceMore #GLvRCB pic.twitter.com/M91YsX9a1Q- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) April 18, 201719.25 IST: Some interesting battles to look forward to.Its a match up that we’ve all been waiting for.But which battle within this battle are you most eagerly waiting for?#GameMaariChhe #GLvRCB- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) April 18, 201719.22 IST: Chris Gayle will again have the chance today to complete 10,000 runs in T20 cricket if he makes the playing XI.BCCI PhotoClick here to Enlarge19.12 IST: RCB have been dealt with a major blow as their star batsman AB de Villiers has been rulded out due to an injury, the South African confirmed through his Twitter page. 19.10 IST: The Gujarat team are on their way to revive their tournament.The Lions are off to the den for our all important clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore! Let’s ROAR! #GameMaariChhe #GLvRCB pic.twitter.com/scGfhTx2Cv- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) April 18, 201719.08 IST: Meanwhile, let’s wish Lokesh Rahul a very happy birthday. Here are 10 unknown things about Lokesh. 10 things you didn’t know about our Birthday boy, the 25 year old @klrahul11. Read it here https://t.co/UBJiLECpNV #PlayBold #RCB- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 18, 201719.06 IST: RCB coach Daniel Vettori believes RCB will recover from their bad patch and will get back to winning ways. We have done it before, we can do it again! Dan has faith that we can bounce back. Watch the video now: https://t.co/rKdHACKT2S#PlayBold- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 18, 2017Brief Preview: Gujarat Lions bowlers will face litmus test when they take on star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) batting line-up in an Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Tuesday.Gujarat, led by Suresh Raina, had a dream debut last edition by finishing third on table but they are at seventh place in the ongoing 10th edition of the cash-rich Twenty20 cricket league. (AB de Villiers ruled out vs Gujarat Lions)Apart from one match against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS), where their bowling department did a fantastic job, Gujarat’s bowlers have struggled to find the rhythm.A recent six-wicket defeat against Mumbai Indians also raised many questions over Gujarat’s bowling unit, which lacked some quality bowlers. But the inclusion of Andrew Tye has added a spark to the bowling attack as he scalped five wickets, including a hat-trick.With three losses in four matches so far in the tournament, Gujarat will now look to better their overall record against bottom-placed RCB. (Read Full Preview)last_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For April 21 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Saturday, April 21, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind around 8 mph.In The Community: The Wilmington Little League’s Parade of Players and Opening Day ceremonies takes place at Rotary Park. The parade will leave the 4th of July Building at 9:30am. On-field ceremonies will begin at roughly 9:45am.In The Community: The Aleppo Shriners Circus returns to the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) during April school vacation week. The circus will run from Wednesday, April 18 to Sunday, April 22:Wednesday, April 18: 2pm & 7pmThursday, April 19: 2pm & 7pmFriday, April 20: 10am, 2pm, & 7pmSaturday, April 21: 10am, 2pm, & 7pmSunday, April 22: 1pm & 5pmTickets cost $10.  The Box Office opens on April 9. Call 1-800-700-0013 to purchase tickets.  Parking is free. Proceeds from the carnival will benefit the Auditorium. Join the Facebook event HERE.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library.In The Community: The Wilmington Food Pantry (142 Chestnut Street) is open from 10am to noon for food donation drop-offs. Learn which food items the Pantry is most in need of HERE.At The Library: Poetry Circle at 9:15am. [Learn more and register HERE.]Leaves/Brush Drop Off: The Wilmington Yardwaste Center on Old Main Street will be open today from 9am to 4pm for the drop-off of leaves and brush. Residents will need to purchase a punch-card for $15 in order to enter the yardwaste center. Punch-cards will be available for purchase through the Collector’s Office at Town Hall and will allow up to 5 vehicle trips to the yardwaste center per card. NO GRASS CLIPPINGS OR STUMPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Commercial vehicles will not be allowed. Make sure to bring photo identification to show you are a Wilmington resident.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For April 18, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For April 20, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”What’s Happening In Wilmington This Week (April 15-21)In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Activists Want To Delay Funding Vote On I45 Expansion

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen UPDATE (July 26, 2019): At Friday’s meeting, the H-GAC Transportation Policy Council voted to approve the $100 million allocation for the project, along with another $50 million for flood mitigation. The vote followed a lengthy public meeting in which speakers asked the group to delay the allocation. TxDOT says there will be more public input before any work on the project goes forward.The proposed $7 billion I-45 widening project would extend from downtown Houston to Beltway 8 North. TxDOT says the work is needed to support the region’s growing population, but many people along the route are worried about losing their homes and businesses because of the expansion.TxDOT is now asking the Houston-Galveston Area Council to pitch in $100 million as a show of local support for the project. The money would go toward widening the segment of I-45 between I-10 and the North 610 Loop.One of those concerned about the impact on local communities is Oni Blair with the transportation advocacy group LINK Houston. She told News 88.7 she’s concerned that not all voices are being heard.“We see an opportunity to have real conversations that are right now led by the City of Houston in order to address that but we need time for those conversations,” said Blair.Blair is appealing to the H-GAC Transportation Policy Council to delay this Friday’s planned vote on whether to allocate the funding. Also asking for a delay is Fifth Ward Super Neighborhood President Joetta Stevenson, who said her community is still dealing with the impacts of previous freeway projects like I-10 and U.S. 59.“We’re under siege in terms of environmental issues, in terms of other people’s ideas of how transportation should flow, and we seem to be at their mercy,” said Stevenson.Air Alliance Houston also expressed concern about the I-45 expansion. Spokeswoman Leticia Ablaza said they’re already seeing high rates of asthma among children living near freeways. She added that a lot of people who could be affected by the I-45 expansion may not even know about it.“The Hispanic community, a lot of them have not been notified,” said Ablaza. “They predominately speak Spanish and we’re trying to get the materials out in Spanish, we’re trying to get everyone included.”The H-GAC Transportation Policy Council meets this Friday morning at 9:30 at 3555 Timmons Lane. X – / 10center_img 00:00 /00:45 Sharelast_img read more