IPL: Day 40 in pictures

A bolt of lightning strikes over Bangalore. There was a fear of the match being called off as the city witnessed a heavy rain. Photo: K. Murali Kumar
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The ground being covered as the rain lashed the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Photo: G. P. Sampath Kumar
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A Royal Challengers Bangalore fan supporting his team, dressed like a Punjabi. Photo: G. P. Sampath Kumar
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After the rain ceased, the 'Gaylestorm' hit the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Chris Gayle scored a 32-ball 73 that included eight sixes. Gayle, who recently became a father, rocks his bat after reaching his fifty. Photo: G. P. Sampath Kumar
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Virat Kohli stole the limelight, scoring his fourth century of the season and taking his runs tally to a whopping 865 in 13 games. Photo: PTI
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