IPL 2017: Suresh Raina Super Innings
Gujarat Lions won by 4 wickets.
KOLKATA: It is Suresh Raina super innings has registered a super victory for Gujarat Lions against Kolkata knight Riders. Rain lead from the front with a cracker half century. (84 off 46 balls 9x4s, 4×6) Chasing a challenging 188-run target after opting to bowl, Gujarat Lions were off to a super start.
Thanks to Aaron Finch (31 off 15 balls; 4x2s, 2x6s) and Brendon McCullum (33 off 17; 5x4s, 1×6) who had an opening partnership of 42 off just 21 balls.
At the end, Ravinder Jadeja contribution (19 off 13 balls; 4×1, 1×6) had registered Gujarat Lions Second victory with 8 balls to spare.
Before that Kolkata Knight Riders has won the toss and elected to bat.
Opener Sunil Narine has once again proved his captains trust by choosing him as opener, Sunil Narine (42 off 17; balls,9x94s, 1×6) has started innings with raining boundaries and another end Captain Gautam Gambhir played a useful knock (33 off 28 Balls; 1×4, 1×6) with opening partnership of 45 Runs .
Soon after Gambhir & Narine dismissal it was Robin Uthappa innings (72off 48 balls; 8x4s, 2×6) has given a boost the team total and Manish Pandey (24 off 21; 2x4s) and at the end Yusuf Pathan (11 off 4 balls; 2×4) has given a super total of1 87 Runs.
However it was Suresh Raina Show, Suresh Rain has won the man of the match award for his captain’s knock.
Suresh Raina Speaking in presentation ceremony said that in spite of winning this match we need to improve our bowling standards.