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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions, Match 23 Match Summary

KKR vs GL, 2017 - T20 Summary

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions Scorecard
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Match Ended   
187/5 (20.0/20)
188/6 (18.2/20)
Gujarat Lions beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 wickets
  • Player of the Match
    Suresh Raina
KKR 187/5
Bat Top Batsmen
72 (48)
  • 8x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 150SR
42 (17)
  • 9x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 247.05SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 5.5
2
OVERS
11/1
R/W
2
OVERS
24/1
R/W
GL 188/6
Bat Top Batsmen
84 (46)
  • 9x4s
  • 4x6s
  • 182.60SR
33 (17)
  • 5x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 194.11SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 8.25
4
OVERS
33/2
R/W
3.2
OVERS
41/2
R/W
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So that's it from us for this game. The visitors have finally managed to get their second win this season after a scintillating performance from their skipper Suresh Raina. Kolkata, on the other hand, will be unhappy as this is their first defeat this season at the Eden Gardens. Join us back tomorrow as we have two matches coming your way. Firstly, Pune host Hyderabad in their own backyard at 1600 local (1030 GMT) and Delhi go to Mumbai to play at the Wankhede Stadium at 2000 local (1430 GMT). Until then, goodbye and cheers!
Gujarat skipper and Man of the Match, Suresh Raina says that it was a really good wicket to bat on. Applauds James Faulkner, Praveen Kumar and Basil Thampi for the way they bowled in the death overs. Credits Ravindra Jadeja for supporting him in the middle. Also adds that it was a good team effort by the boys. Reckons that Robin Uthappa's wicket was very important as they got him out at the perfect time. Admits that he likes to chase targets as it is always easy to plan your innings accordingly. Feels that their batting has been really good this season and they need to improve their bowling, especially in the first six overs. Ends by saying that he enjoyed batting in the middle today.
Kolkata skipper, Gautam Gambhir says that they batted really well. Admits that the visitors chased it down well and they took the game away from them in the first six overs. Feels that it was a really good wicket to bat on. Also says that you always want to chase against a side like Gujarat as they have a heavy batting line-up. Credits Gujarat for the way they hunted down the target and applauds Suresh Raina for his brilliant knock. (About their position in the table) Says that they are still in a good position and would have surely taken this position if it was offered to him at the start.
Kolkata were outplayed as they came out to bowl. They got wickets but not when it was really needed. The onslaught in the Powerplay and then the master stroke from Suresh Raina proved too much for them. Another place where they faltered was that they didn't put enough runs on the board, considering what a flying start Sunil Narine gave them. Robin Uthappa built on that but the middle order failed to capitalize and ultimately, the hosts ended up posting a total which wasn't enough.
A comfortable win for Gujarat, which isn't something you've heard quite often this season. And to sweeten it even more, they've beaten Kolkata away from home. The target was a fairly stiff one but a good start from their openers set it all up. There was a slight interruption due to rain, but then the skipper took it upon himself and scored a blistering 84. He got out just before the end but he had gotten his team in a comfortable position by then. Jadeja and Faulkner added the finishing touches and saw their side home.
18.2
4
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Ravindra Jadeja
FOUR! That's it and Gujarat have sealed the match! Length delivery outside off, Jadeja slashes hard at it and gets it through the point region for a boundary. GUJARAT WIN BY 4 WICKETS AND 10 BALLS TO SPARE!
18.1
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To James Faulkner
Faulkner squeezes it towards third man for a single.
Over 18 : 183/6
12 Runs
    J. Faulkner
    3 (1)
    R. Jadeja
    15 (12)
    K. Yadav
    4-0-33-2
    17.6
    3
    Kuldeep Yadav To James Faulkner
    NOT OUT! Fuller into the pads, Faulkner clips it really fine down the leg side. The fielder from square leg gives it a chase and the batsmen run for a third. The throw is back to the keeper and Uthappa is quick to dislodge the bails. The players appeal and the umpire goes upstairs. Replays show that Jadeja had made it in time. So three runs taken. Gujarat just need 5 to win now with two overs remaining.
    And just as I said that, we have a run out appeal against Jadeja. Although it looks like he's home safely.
    James Faulkner is the next man in. Gujarat need 8 to win off 13 balls. Seems comfortable enough, but you never know with this game...
    17.5
    W
    Kuldeep Yadav To Suresh Raina OUT!
    OUT! Soft dismissal! Short delivery spinning away, Suresh Raina tries to cut it. Mistimes it towards the cover-point fielder. Pandey runs to his left and takes a good diving catch. A simply superb knock comes to an end. Maybe too late for Kolkata!
    17.4
    6
    Kuldeep Yadav To Suresh Raina
    SIX! Gone, gone, goner! Tossed up around middle and leg, Raina gets low under it and smokes that into the stands.
    17.3
    1
    Kuldeep Yadav To Ravindra Jadeja
    Fuller into the pads, Jadeja clips it towards mid-wicket for a single. Kuldeep Yadav tracks that down.
    17.2
    1
    Kuldeep Yadav To Suresh Raina
    Floated outside off, Jadeja punches it through cover-point for a single.
    50-run stand between Raina and Jadeja!
    17.1
    1
    Kuldeep Yadav To Ravindra Jadeja
    Fuller delivery outside off, Jadeja drills it towards long on for a single.
    Kuldeep Yadav to bowl his final over.
    Over 17 : 171/5
    16 Runs
      R. Jadeja
      13 (10)
      S. Raina
      77 (43)
      Nathan Coulter
      3-0-36-2
      16.6
      1
      Nathan Coulter-Nile To Ravindra Jadeja
      Full toss outside off, Jadeja pushes it towards mid off and runs a quick single.
      16.5
      1
      Nathan Coulter-Nile To Suresh Raina
      Fuller delivery outside off, Raina carves it away towards third man for a single.
      16.4
      6
      Nathan Coulter-Nile To Suresh Raina
      SIX! Delightful! Fuller into the pads, Raina flicks it beautifully over the square leg region for a maximum.
      16.3
      4
      Nathan Coulter-Nile To Suresh Raina
      FOUR! Simply superb! Fuller delivery just outside off, Raina stays in his crease, uses the pace of the bowler and squirts it past the point region for a boundary.
      16.2
      0
      Nathan Coulter-Nile To Suresh Raina
      Good length delivery around off, Raina tries to go big on the off side but fails to make contact.
      16.1
      4
      Nathan Coulter-Nile To Suresh Raina
      FOUR! Powerful! Length delivery outside off, Raina smacks that down the ground through the mid off region for a boundary.
      Nathan Coulter-Nile is back into the attack.
      Time Out has been taken!
      Over 16 : 155/5
      9 Runs
        R. Jadeja
        12 (9)
        S. Raina
        62 (38)
        S. Narine
        4-0-42-0
        15.6
        2
        Sunil Narine To Ravindra Jadeja
        Jadeja stays in his crease and flicks it through the mid-wicket region. Calls for a second as the fielder takes time to reach it and does complete it easily.
        That's a much needed boundary for Gujarat and even more so for Jadeja. He was getting frustrated a bit and that will relieve some pressure off him.
        15.5
        6
        Sunil Narine To Ravindra Jadeja
        Dropped and SIX! Floated around off, Jadeja goes for the biggie. Does not time that well as he goes downtown. The ball flies towards the long on fielder. Suryakumar Yadav pouches it with a jump, sees himself crossing the rope so throws the back in play. Catches the ball again and then indicates it as a six. Replays show that when he jumped back, his feet had made contact with the ropes. Unlucky guy, but that's good sportsmanship showed by him. Jadeja is rewarded with a maximum.
        15.4
        0
        Sunil Narine To Ravindra Jadeja
        Three impressive dots! Carrom ball around middle and leg, Jadeja pushes it back to the bowler.
        15.3
        0
        Sunil Narine To Ravindra Jadeja
        Another dot ball! Floated around off, Jadeja pushes it towards the fielder at point.
        Match Info
        • Venue Eden Gardens, Kolkata
        • Weather Clear
        • Toss Gujarat Lionswon the toss and elected to field
        • Result Gujarat Lions beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 wickets
        • Player of the Match Suresh Raina
        • Umpire Chris Gaffaney (NZ), Nitin Menon (IND) and CK Nandan (IND)
        • Referee Vengalil Narayanan Kutty (IND)
        Match Notes
        • Kolkata 151/2 in 16.2 overs
        • Time out: Kolkata 149/2 in 16.0 overs
        • R Uthappa T20 fifty: 52 runs in 35 balls (6x4) (1x6)
        • Kolkata 102/1 in 10.1 overs
        • Time out: Kolkata 88/1 in 9.0 overs
        • Mandatory power play (1-6) Kolkata 65/1
        • R Uthappa dropped on 7 by A Finch in 5.2 overs
        • Kolkata 51/1 in 4.1 overs
        • 6th wkt Partnership: 50 off 27 balls between S Raina (35) and R Jadeja (14)
        • Time out: Gujarat 155/5 in 16.0 overs
        • R Jadeja dropped on 4 by S Yadav in 15.5 overs
        • S Raina T20 fifty: 50 runs in 32 balls (6x4) (1x6)
        • Gujarat 100/3 in 10.1 overs
        • Time out: Gujarat 96/3 in 9.0 overs
        • S Raina dropped on 15 by Y Pathan in 8.2 overs
        • Rain Stoppage: Gujarat 62/1 in 5.0 overs
        • S Raina dropped on 1 by R Uthappa in 4.3 overs
        • Gujarat 52/1 in 3.5 overs
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        Match Poll

        Who will win the Match

        Worm
        PlayerRunsAvg.
        David Warner SRH64158.27
        Gautam Gambhir KKR49841.50
        Shikhar Dhawan SRH47936.84
        Steven Smith RPS47239.33
        Suresh Raina GL44240.18
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        PlayerWicketsEco.
        Bhuvneshwar Kumar SRH267.05
        Jaydev Unadkat RPS247.02
        Jasprit Bumrah MI207.43
        Mitchell McClenaghan MI199.38
        Imran Tahir RPS187.85
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