Chris Gayle continued his superlative form scoring an unbeaten 70 as Bangalore beat Rajasthan by nine wickets during the 55th IPL match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday. Score | PhotosLike Rajasthan, Bangalore too got off to a fine start and the 146-run target wasn’t a very tough one for the Bangalore side considering the impressive form their opener Chris Gayle is in.He along with Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan put on 68 runs for the first wicket before Dilshan fell in the seventh over.Dilshan tried to sweep Shane Warne, but a top edge of his bat was taken by Ross Taylor in the deep. He fell for 38.That was the last wicket to fall from the Bangalore camp as they wrapped the match in style with three over remaining. Captain Virat Kohli and opener Chris Gayle remained unbeaten till the end as Bangalore scored 151/1 in 17 overs.Gayle’s unbeaten 70 came off just 44 balls while Kohli scored 39 off 34 balls.RajasthanOpeners Rahul Dravid and Shane Watson provided Rajasthan with a good start as the hosts posted a fine 145/6 against Bangalore during their IPL match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday. Bangalore captain Virat Kohli ton the toss and elected to field. Kohli was leading the side in the absence of regular captain Daniel Vettori, who is injured.Rajasthan openers Rahul Dravid and Shane Watson got off to a good start against Bangalore. The two were scoring at a brisk pace and keeping the run rate to good 8 runs an over.advertisementJust when it was beginning to look that the two were getting ready for a long partnership, Bangalore left-arm medium-pacer Sreenath Aravind struck and despatched both the openers in the 10th over.First, he got rid of Waston to break their stand on 73 and then a ball later got rid of Rahul Dravid. Watson scored a fine 34 while Dravid increased the team total by 37 runs.Next man Ajinka Rahane fell in the 14th over when the total was 102. A mix-up saw him get run out on 17 even as AB de Villiers displayed a brilliant piece of fielding at point.Johan Botha was the next batsman to take a walk back to the dugout. He too fell to S Aravind in the 17th over on 19 when the team total was 122/4.Kiwi Ross Taylor fell to Charl Langeveldt in the 18th over and Chris Gayle got rid on Ashok Menaria in the next over when the Rajasthan score was 133/6.Finally, Rajasthan managed to score 145/6 in their stipulated 20 overs.
Jeron Artest plays for FilAm Sports. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Metta World Peace himself has said it—his son Jeron Artest wants to suit up for Gilas Pilipinas.The former Los Angeles Laker is in the Philippines to watch his son compete in the 2019 NBTC Nationals with FilAm Sports.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants MOST READ Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Metta World Peace at a press conference during the NBTC National Finals at Mall of Asia Arena. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOArtest, now 18, applied for a Philippine passport in 2017 when he was 16 and he’s already eligible to represent the country in Fiba-sanctioned tournaments or even the Olympics.World Peace, though, has one lesson for his son.“He has to earn it, I tell him that all the time,” said World Peace who revealed that his son was getting scholarship offers not just because of basketball but because of Artest’s scholastic traits.“He started coding when he was 13, invested in Tesla when he was 12 or 13 while also investing in AMD, which is a semiconductor company, and when he was like 13 or 14 he coded a game called Jeronimo but he stopped coding because he had to play basketball,” said World Peace who exuded the aura of a proud father.World Peace added that Artest had the skills to become a professional golfer while also becoming a promising DJ, but basketball and schoolwork were his son’s passions.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Google Philippines names new country director For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Chot Reyes underscores importance of tune-up games for Gilas’ World Cup bid Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The former Defensive Player of the Year of the NBA added that Artest has yet to decide if he’s going to pursue in Stanford or UC-Berkeley while also thinking about pursuing Finance or Design in other universities.“The key thing I want Filipino kids to take away is that if you put your mind to something you could do absolutely anything you want,” said World Peace. “Jeron is not only wanting to build his basketball brand out here in the Philippines, he also wants to inspire kids by education.” View comments Artest has received multiple scholarship offers from different schools like St. John’s, Stanford, University of California at Berkeley, Princeton, and even Ivy League university Yale but the prospect of suiting up for the Philippine national basketball team is always a goal for the doggy guard.“He really wants to play for the Philippines and he’d love to play in the Olympics one day,” said World Peace Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWorld Peace added that Artest’s desire to wear the tricolor stems from his love of his mother Jennifer and grandmother Winny.“My son is so proud to be Filipino, he loves his Lola Winnie and he’s just extremely proud and I’m proud of him for not forgetting where he came from,” said World Peace. “That’s my son, I love him to death and he’s so proud.”