GL vs KKR Live Cricket Score, Indian Premier League, 2017 Commentry

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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And just as I said that, we have a run out appeal against Jadeja. Although it looks like he's home safely.

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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! 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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kuldeep Yadav to bowl his final over.

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.

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