IPL Highlights, Gujarat Lions Vs Kings XI Punjab

Updated: 23 April 2017 19:46 IST

IPL Highlights and ball-by-ball commentary from the 26th T20 match between Gujarat Lions (GL) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Sunday.

IPL Highlights, Gujarat Lions Vs Kings XI Punjab
IPL Highlights: Punjab beat Gujarat by 26 runs in Rajkot on Sunday © BCCI

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) beat Gujarat Lions (GL) by 26 runs in an Indian Premier League game on Sunday. Chasing the total of 188, Gujarat lost Brendon McCullum in the first over and then lost Aaron Finch in the sixth. Suresh Raina (32) and Dinesh Karthik (58) kept the fight going for the home team but the required run rate, which was initially in control, kept on rising. Punjab took wickets in quick succession to put Gujarat on the back foot and edged closer to a win. With this win Punjab climb to the fourth position with six points while Gujarat languish at the bottom of the table with four points.

Earlier, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) posted 188 for seven in 20 overs against Gujarat Lions (GL). Despite clinching the wicket of Manan Vohra in the first over, Gujarat bowlers were taken to task by Hashim Amla (65), Glenn Maxwell (31) and Axar Patel (34). Andrew Tye finished his bowling with figures of two wickets for 35 runs in his stipulated four overs. Gujarat Lions will need a solid start to their batting to overhaul the total of 188 and improve their net run rate. (SCORECARD)

When and Where to watch: Gujarat Lions (GL) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

(GL) Vs (KXIP) is scheduled for a 4 pm IST (10.30 am GMT) start. Live Streaming and TV information for the match can be found below.

India: TV: Sony Six, Sony Six HD (English), Sony Max (Hindi), Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD (Telugu, Tamil, Bengali). Live Streaming: Hotstar.

International: Live Streaming: Cricketgateway.

South Africa: TV: SuperSport Two. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.

UK: TV: Sky Sports 2. Live Streaming: Watch Sky Sports.

USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Online.

Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket HD. Live Streaming: OSN Play.

IPL Highlights: GL vs KXIP

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So that is it from us for this game. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. The action does not stop though as Kolkata host Bangalore for a vital game at Eden Gardens. Hop onto that match for all the updates on it. Cheers!

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Man of the Match is awarded to Hashim Amla for his brilliant knock. He played really well coming off a ton in his previous game. He seems to have injured himself and hence hasn't come out for the presentation as well.

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Punjab skipper, Glenn Maxwell says that it was a terrific toss to lose. Adds that the wicket was a bit slow and the bowlers bowled really well. Says that Amla and Marsh were outstanding and allowed their back end batsmen to play their game. Feels that he has been making handy contributions but wants to do a bit more to make it easier for the lower order. Feels that Cariappa was outstanding and hit the right lines and right spots. Further adds that he and Axar Patel were fantastic. Mentions that they motivate each other. Adds that Hashim Amla has played a couple of brilliant innings. Mentions that he is unsure of Amla's fitness and adds that he was very sore when he was out in the middle with him. They couldn't run the quick singles but Amla kept hitting boundaries at will so it didn't make much of a difference. Ends by saying that he is pleased with the character the boys have shown.

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Gujarat skipper, Suresh Raina feels that wickets at regular intervals cost them. Says that they had the batsmen to chase this down. Mentions that the bowlers are not at all confident and the spinners need to step up and take wickets. Informs that the cramp to Nathu Singh hampered them as they had to bowl Dwayne Smith then. Adds that the bowlers are doing well in the nets but not executing the plans in the middle. Further adds that they backed themselves to chase the total down but the slower balls were tough to hit and it is something their bowlers need to learn to do. On facing Bangalore, he replies that they have injury concerns so will see how things go. Hopes that they deliver with the performance and not just keep talking.

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Dinesh Karthik scored a fighting fifty but he didn't get any support from the other end. The Punjab bowlers were right on the money and kept on mounting the pressure on the opposition. The middle order lost the plot and crumbled under pressure. KC Cariappa was brilliant and the home side found it difficult to read him. He ended with figures of 4-0-24-2 and was the standout bowler. Mohit Sharma bowled a miserly spell too and Sandeep Sharma and Axar Patel were among the wickets as well. In the end, the total proved to be too much for the home side.

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A clincial finish from Punjab and they have ended their 4-match losing streak. The hosts got off to a poor start as they lost their prolific run-scorer McCullum cheaply. Raina came in and along with Finch gave the momentum to their innings. The skipper once again looked in good touch and was threatening to take the game away from Punjab. However, the departure of Finch and Raina in quick succession turned the tide in favour of the visitors.

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Sandeep Sharma to Dinesh Karthik

All over! Fuller length outside off, Karthik looks to put it away but cannot put bat to ball. That's it, PUNJAB WIN BY 26 RUNS!

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Sandeep Sharma to Basil Thampi

Yorker outside off, dug out towards mid off for a single. 27 needed in 1 ball. Safe to say, the match is done for the home side.

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Sandeep Sharma to Dinesh Karthik

Karthik swings this one towards long leg for a single.

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Sandeep Sharma to Basil Thampi

Yorker around off, Thampi gets it off the inner half towards mid-wicket for a single.

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Topics : Gujarat Lions Kings XI Punjab Suresh Kumar Raina Brendon McCullum Glenn James Maxwell Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot Indian Premier League 2017 Cricket Live Score Live Cricket Score Live Blogs
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