Match review KKR vs GL – Match 23 IPL 2017
Toss won by GL and elected to field. Narine the last time power play hitter started the innings with Gautam Gambhir. A nice boundary and them Praveen Kumar bowed some good swing deliveries. Narine comes down the wicket and hits straight back above bowlers head to straight boundary and then one more four. 3 boundaries in 1st over. KKR start strong.
Gautam Gambhir on strike for second over, James Faulkner plays his 1st match this IPL season. Gambhir takes a single and Narine continues to hit the fours. KKR were 45/1 in 3.2 over Sunil Narine 42(17) with 9 Fours and 1 sixes. He was caught by Faulkner on Suresh Raina’s bowling. Robin Uthappa came to bat. Gambhir 33(28) played an important knock.
Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey did a partnership of runs. Robin was lucky given notout on a clear LBW on the bowling of Basil Thampi when Robin was on 72(47). Praveen Kumar took the wicket of Robin Uthappa in the next over. Uthappa scored 72(48) with 8 fours and 2 sixes. Manish Panday 24(21) was out bowled by Thampi.
Kolkata Knight Riders finished their innings at 187/5 in 20 overs.
McCullum and Aaron Finch 31(15) gave a good start for Gujarat Lions. Finch was out caught in 3rd over. Brendon McCullum was now joined by Suresh Raina. McCullum 33(17) was out and Dinesh Karthik 3(3) too was out soon.
Ishan Kishan and Raina now had the responsibility to play scoring maximum runs for Gujarat Lions chase of 188. Ishan Kishan 4(9) was unable to take a stand. Dwayne Smith and Raina now started the hard hitting strokes. Smith 5(4) was bowled by Umesh Yadav.
Raina 84(46) with 9 Fours and 4 Sixes was out caught on bowling of Kuldeep Yadav. Ravindra Jadeja 19(13) and Faulkner 4(2) completed the chase.
Gujarat Lions won by 4 wicket scoring 188/6 in 18.2 overs. Man of the match was Suresh Raina. The IPL 2017 Orange Cap is with Brendon McCullum now after this match.
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