SunRisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore after a Super Over eliminator after the scores were tied at 130.
This is their second win in the IPL6.
SRH batting first made 20 thanks to a brilliant 17 off five balls from White which included two sixes off Vinay Kumar.
RCB were 15 for no loss with Kohli hitting a boundary and Gayle a six off a terrific over from Steyn.
"Credit should go to Steyn for bowling a good over against the dangerous Gayle and Kohli," said White after his matchwinning knock.
6th ball: Steyn concedes a single.
5th ball: Gayle blasts a straight six.
4th ball: Kohli only manages a single.
3rd ball: Kohli flicks for a boundary to fine leg.
2nd ball: Gayle manages only a single.
1st ball: Gayle gets a couple hitting to square leg.
Gayle up against Steyn.
Steyn to bowl the Super Over for SRH against Gayle and Kohli.
White blasts 17 off five deliveries including two sixes in the Super Over bowled by Vinay Kumar setting RCB a target of 21 to win the tie.
White blasts another six of the fifth delivery.
White hammers a massive six of the third ball.
Thisara manages a single off the second legitimate ball is also a single.
White gets a single off the extra ball.
Vinay bowls a no-ball to Thisara who gets a single as well.
Vinay Kumar to bowl the Super Over for RCB against Thisara Perera and Cameron White.
What a finish to Match 7 of IPL6 between Royal Challengers and SunRisers Hyderabad producing the first Super Over decider of the tournament.
SUNRISERS HYDERABAD INNINGS
Vihari misses the final ball but they scramble for a bye leaving the scores tied leading to a Super Over to decide the winner.
Vihari scrambles back for a couple in the penultimate ball which means SunRisers require two off the last ball to win or one to tie.
Steyn gets a couple off the first ball he faced from Kumar but misses the next ball followed by a single which brings Vihari on strike.
Vinay Kumar strikes to dismiss Reddy who lobs a catch to Kohli in the first ball of the last over.
A Reddy c Kohli b Vinay Kumar 14 (12b 0x4 1x6)
Vinay Kumar the hero in their match against Mumbai Indians to bowl the last over.
Murali Karthik concedes seven runs in the penultimate as SunRisers scent victory requiring seven off six balls with Vihari on 42 and Reddy on 14.
Ashish Reddy has gone berserk blasting a six followed by a boundary from Vihari to put SunRisers back on track in the 18th over from Vinay Kumar which goes for 14.
The dramatic 17th over has changed the equation of the match which is going to the wire with SunRisers 103-6 though Vihari is unbeaten on 34.
Mishra is run out going for a third run after brilliant save on the line by Vinay Kumar as SunRisers lose their sixth wicket in the 17th over.
A Mishra run out 0 (4m 0b 0x4 0x6)
Challengers are still in the game as SunRisers falter in their run chase being 98-5 after 15.5 overs.
Thisara blasts Unadkat back past the bowler for his first boundary but is out next ball beaten by the pace and holing out to Henriques.
T Perera c Henriques b Unadkat 7 (8b 1x4 0x6)
Muralitharan concedes nine runs in his last over including four leg byes as SunRisers are 91-4 after 15 overs.
Unadkat strikes to remove SRH skipper Sangakkara to be caught behind by Karthik which brings Thisara to the middle.
KC Sangakkara c Arun Karthik b Unadkat 16 (17b 1x4 0x6)
Vihari survives a run out scare after Gayle's direct hit dislodges the bail slowly.
Vihara sweeps Muralitharan for a welcome boundary despite Henriques heroic effort to catch it as SunRisers are 77-3 after 13 overs.
A productive over for SunRisers as Dilshan goes for 10 in the 12th over.
Dilshan has been introduced into the attack and Sangakkara pulled the first ball to the midwicket fence.
The boundaries have dried up for SunRisers who need 75 from 60 balls.
SunRisers have been pegged back as they need 79 off 66 balls with seven wickets in hand.
Muralitharan has struck with his second delivery bowling Reddy off his pads as SunRisers lose their third wicket.
A Reddy b Muralitharan 23 (21b 2x4 0x6)
Sri Lankan bowling legend Muttiah Muralitharan into the attack now with SunRisers 47-2 after 8 overs.
Vinay Kumar who took three wickets against Mumbai Indians has come into the attack.
SunRisers are making heavy weather chasing a target of 131 being 37-2 after the Powerplay overs.
Reddy smashes Karthik through the covers for his second boundary in the fifth over.
Murali Karthik introduced into the attack after 4 overs.
White departs lobbing a catch to Muralitharan at midoff as Henriques strikes again.
C White c Muralitharan b Henriques 5 (9b 1x4 0x6)
Unadkat bowls a nice over troubling White despite a conceding a boundary when he strayed down leg.
White also hits his first boundary flicking Unadkat to fine leg in the 3rd over.
Reddy hits the first boundary off Henriques in the second over flicking him to fine leg.
Henriques strikes with his first ball as Patel chases an outswinger to be caught behind by Arun Karthik.
P Patel c Arun Karthik b Henriques 2 (4b 0x4 0x6)
Royal Challengers Bangalore recovered after a disastrous start to make 130 for eight in Game 7 of IPL6 after opting to bat against SunRisers Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday.
Skipper Kohli top scored with 46 off 44 balls with five boundaries and a six while Moises Henriques played a good hand in the latter part of the innings scoring 44 off 40 balls with five boundaries.
It was a good recovery after Sunrisers were off to a sensational start with leg spinner Vihari removing Gayle with his first ball in Twenty20 cricket.
Sharma bowled explosive Sri Lankan opener Dilshan while Mishra trapped Nair leg before to reduce RCB to 42-3 after 7.1 overs.
Kohli and Henriques spearheaded their recovery to bring some respectability to their innings.
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE INNINGS
Sangakkara at cover takes an easy catch off Vinay Kumar as Ishant picks up his third wicket to finish with three for 27.
R Vinay Kumar c Sangakkara b Sharma 7 (4b 1x4 0x6)
Henriques goes in the first ball of the last over miscuing Sharma to White at midwicket after playing a good hand for RCB.
M Henriques c White b Sharma 44 (40b 5x4 0x6)
Steyn has gone for 11 in the penultimate over with Vinay Kumar getting a healthy edge over the keeper for a boundary in the last ball of the 19th over in which Henriques wasdropped.
Thisara gets a wicket with his final delivery with Reddy taking a good catch to dismiss Karthik in the 18th over to finish with one for 21.
Arun Karthik c Ashish Reddy b Perera 0 (1b 0x4 0x6)
Steyn has the last laugh removing Agarwal in the 17th over.
A Agarwal c Ankit Sharma b Steyn 7 (8b 0x4 0x6)
Henriques has smashed Steyn for consecutive boundaries, with a deft jab to third man past the vacant slip and screeching cover drive next ball in the 17th over.
RCB would have been in further trouble had Ishant Sharma held on to a catch off Agarwal off Mishra who finishes a wonderful spell with figures of one for 15.
Henriques takes the aerial route to hit his first boundary off Thisara which goes high but lands inside the rope.
A brilliant piece of bowling and catching on his follow through by Reddy who had been smashed to point two balls earlier.
Another setback for RCB after Kohli had added 43 runs for the fourth wicket with Henriques.
Ashish Reddy has taken the prized wicket of Kohli with a slower delivery and held a smart return catch one-handed.
V Kohli c and b Ashish Reddy 46 (44b 5x4 1x6)
Sharma has gone for 12 in the 13th over but Sunrisers are still in control of the situation with RCB 78-3 after 13.
Kohli is on fire hitting the first six of the match smashing Sharma back into the stand with a massive blow in the 13th over.
Kohli has whipped Ankit to midwicket for his fourth boundary in the 11th over.
Bangalore have made a recovery of sorts after losing explosive openers Gayle and Dilshan cheaply reaching 55-3 at the halfway stage with Kohli batting on 24 with Henriques.
Leg spinner Amit Mishra strikes with his first delivery trapping Karun Nair leg before as RCB lose their third wicket.
K Nair lbw b Mishra 9 (9b 0x4 0x6)
Kohli has slapped Sharma for his third boundary in the final Powerplay over as Bangalore make a partial recovery after the early setbacks.
Bangalore skipper Kohli has decided attack is the best form of defence dancing down the track to smash Ankit Sharma through the covers for his second boundary.
Bangalore are in trouble having lost both explosive openers Gayle and Dilshan with just 22 on the board.
Sunrisers are rocking as Sharma bowls Dilshan with his fourth delivery in the fourth over.
T Dilshan b Sharma 5 (9b 0x4 0x6)
Kohli hits the first boundary of the match crashing Steyn to point in the third over.
It is a big wicket as Gayle was surprised by the bounce and spin with the West Indies slashing at off spinner Hanuma Vihari and getting a nick to the keeper.
SunRisers are off to a sensational start stunning Bangalore by dismissing Gayle caught behind by Patel off Vihari's first ball in T20 cricket.
C Gayle c Patel b Vihari 1 (2b 0x4 0x6)
Steyn misfires in his opening over giving away five runs through wides.
Gayle off the mark with a single off the first ball from Steyn.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have won the toss and opted to bat first in Game 7 of IPL6 against SunRisers Hyderabad (SH) at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
Chris Gayle has been declared fit to play. Moises Henriqures has replaced Daniel Christian for RCB.
SunRisers Hyderabad - Akshant Reddy, Parthiv Patel (wk), Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Cameron White, Thisara Perera, Hanuma Vihari, Ashish Reddy, Ankit Sharma, Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma
Royal Challengers Bangalore - Chris Gayle, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Virat Kohli (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Moises Henriques, Arun Karthik (wk), Vinay Kumar, Karun Nair, Murali Kartik, Jaidev Unadkat, Muttiah Muralitharan