Twitter Reactions: Gayle, Kohli and ABD storm RCB to a dominant victory

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Virat Kohli-Chris Gayle Royal Challengers Bangalore

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Royal Challengers Bangalore took on the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens. Captain Virat Kohli won the toss as RCB elected to bat first. While RCB brought in Iqbal Abdullah, KKR featured an unchanged XI from their last game.

Batting first, Kolkata lost Robin Uthappa early. From there on, Gautam Gambhir and Manish Pandey scored splendid half centuries. After they got out, Andre Russell again stormed his way to a quickfire 39 runs from 19 balls. Shakib Al Hasan also provided great support as they steered KKR to a good total.

Knight Riders scored 183/5 in their quota of 20 overs. While Iqbal Abdulla was fantastic, S Aravind took a couple of wickets but was quite expensive as he was smashed away by Russell.

On the other hand, Chris Gayle announced his return to form in style with an elegant 49 from 31 balls. From there on, it was again a Kohli-ABD show. An unbeaten 115 run partnership for the second wicket as they slammed the KKR bowlers according to their will. While Kohli played another masterly knock of 75 from 51 balls, AB de Villiers also shined again with 59 (31).

In the end, Royal Challengers Bangalore secured a dominating victory by 9 wickets with 8 balls to spare. Narine took the lone wicket of Gayle. The other bowlers were quite expensive. Kohli was deservingly announced the man of the match.

Twitter kept everyone entertained with some splendid tweets throughout the RCB-KKR game. Right from lauding Pandey to trolling RCB bowlers and from lauding Gayle-Kohli-ABD to trolling Gambhir, here are some of the Twitter reactions that took place during the course of the game:

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