IPL: Gujarat restrict RCB to low total 134

Indo Asian News Service

Bengaluru, April 27 (IANS) Gujarat Lions produced a disciplined bowling performance to restrict Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to 134 in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Thursday evening.

This was the third consecutive match in which the big three guns of the RCB batting line-up -- Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers -- proved to be a damp squib.

Pawan Negi was the highest scorer for the hosts with 32 runs off 19 balls which included three boundaries and two sixes.

Kedar Jadhav, who smashed 31 runs off 18 deliveries, was the only other RCB batsman who managed to trouble the Gujarat bowlers.

For Gujarat, Australian pacer Andrew Tye returned figures of 3/12 while left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja also picked up a couple of wickets.

Brief scores:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 134 in 20 overs (Pawan Negi 32, Kedar Jadhav 31; Andrew Tye 3/12, Ravindra Jadeja 2/28) vs Gujarat Lions.