Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions, IPL 2017: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 22, 2017, 12:12 AM IST

Indian Premier League, 2017 Match 23, Eden Gardens, Kolkata 21 April, 2017

Toss won by Gujarat Lions (decided to bowl)

Gujarat Lions beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 wickets

Man of the Match: Suresh Raina

Highlights

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GUJARAT LIONS BEAT KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS BY 4 WICKETS

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Nathan Coulter-Nile starts his fourth and the final over of his spell.

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Gujarat Lions need 5 off 12 balls.

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James Faulkner comes to the crease now.

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WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav ends Suresh Raina's stay at 84.

 

Gujarat Lions 180/6, need 8 off 13 balls 

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SIX! Raina at his best. He is on song. He smashes Kuldeep for a maximum towards deep mid wicket. 

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SIX! Enough of boundaries for Raina. He plays this beautifully towards deep square leg. Gujarat Lions 170/5, need 18 off 19 balls.

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FOUR! Raina wants a win here. He opens the face of the bat and uses the pace and guides Coulter-Nile towards off side.

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FOUR! Raina welcomes his with a boundary towards long off. A confident shot from the southpaw. GL need 29 off 22 balls

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Nathan Coulter-Nile comes into the attack. This is his third over. 

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4 overs to go!!!!!!

 

Gujarat Lions need 33 off 24 balls.

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Narine to Jadeja, SIX, top-edged and taken by Suryakumar Yadav at long-on.

 

But he's stepped on the boundary ropes. Players are rejoicing but Suryakumar signals a six. Excellent effort from him and a nice execution of shot from Jadeja.

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Raina plays this towards point and takes a quick single. Jadeja is on the strike.

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Sunil Narine bowls his final over his spell.

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FOUR! Raina plays this towards deep backward point. Umesh Yadav didn't like this. Raina has maintained the run-rate well.

 

Gujarat Lions need 42 off 30 balls.

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SIX! What a welcome for pacer. Raina uses the pace and plays a slog sweep. Amazing shot from the captain. GL 141/5, need 47 off 33 balls.

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Umesh Yadav starts with his second over.

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FIFTY! Suresh Raina brings up his half-century off 32 balls. Gujarat Lions 133/5, need 55 off 36 balls

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Ravindra Jadeja is the new man at the crease.

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WICKET! Umesh Yadav castles Dwayne Smith for 5.

 

Gujarat Lions 122/5, need 66 off 44 balls 

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Bowling change for KKR. Umesh Yadav comes into the attack.

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 WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav removes Ishan Kishan for 4. Gujarat Lions 115/4, need 73 off 50 balls 

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FOUR! Raina welcomes the Chinaman bowler with a clever shot. He waits till the end, uses the pace and guides him towards third man.

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Kuldeep starts with his second over.

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FOUR! Raina plays this inside off again. He lofts over the extra cover region. Superb stuff from him. 

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Sunil Narine comes in to the attack.

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100 comes up for Gujarat Lions. They still need 88 off 59 balls with 7 wickets in hand.

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Just 3 runs off Kuldeep Yadav's over. Gujarat Lions 99/3, need 89 off 60 balls.

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Raina plays this towards long on. He will get a single. Brilliant bowling from Kuldeep Yadav. 

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Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack now. Are you ready the magic?

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FOUR! Inside out and Raina lofts this over extra cover region. What a shot from him. This one was Raina's special. GL 93/3, need 95 off 70 balls

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Chris Woakes starts his second over.

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WICKET!

 

Nathan Coulter-Nile dismisses Dinesh Karthik for 3. Gujarat Lions 81/3, need 107 off 76 balls

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Coulter-Nile is back into the attack. This is his second over.

 

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Woakes to Raina... FOUR

 

Raina makes the most of it. He give himself the time and smashes it towards backward point for a boundary.

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Dinesh Karthik is the new man at the crease. 

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WICKET! Chris Woakes removes Brendon McCullum for 33. Gujarat Lions 73/2, need 115 off 82 balls 

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NO overs lost. Plays has been resumed.

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Good news coming up from the centre. The rain has stopped, Covers are slowly coming off.

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Oh boy! It is raining. Covers are coming on. Players are rushing towards the pavillion. 

 

Gujarat Lions 62/1, need 126 off 90 balls.

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SIX! BOOM! McCullum smashes Coulter-Nile towards deep mid wicket for a huge one. 50 comes up for GL.

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Shakib Al Hasan is back into the attack. This is his third over. 

 

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SIX! BOOM! McCullum smashes Coulter-Nile towards deep mid wicket for a huge one. 50 comes up for GL.

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WICKET! Nathan Coulter-Nile strikes, Aaron Finch departs for 31. Gujarat Lions 42/1 in 3.3 overs, need 146 runs 

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SIX! It is in the crowd. Disappeared. A mammoth one from Finch. Finch's special, we must say. Gujarat Lions are off to a flyer. They are 40/0 in 3 overs.

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FOUR! Finch launches this towards long on. Another one from him. GL 30/0 in 2.4 overs.

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FOUR! McCullum hammers it over Shabib's head. What a powerful shot from him. GL 9/0

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Aaron Finch and Brendon McCullum are on the strike. Shakib Al Hasan will open the attack for KKR.

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Kolkata Knight Riders 187/5 in 20 overs against Gujarat Lions

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WICKET! Excellent work from wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik. Suryakumar Yadav departs for just 1. KKR 186/5 in 19.5 overs.

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Suryakumar Yadav is the new man at the crease.

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WICKET! Basil Thampi castles Manish Pandey for 24 runs. He rips the stumps beautifully. What a delivery from him. KKR 184/4 in 19.3 overs.

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FOUR! Manish Pandey smashes Thampi towards deep backward point. KKR 184/3 in 19.2 overs.

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Last over coming up. Basil Thampi to bowl the last over.

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FOUR! Yusuf Pathan starts his innings with a boundary. He smashes Praveen between extra cover and long off. KKR 176/3 in 18.5 overs

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Yusuf Pathan is the new man at the crease. Are you ready for the blitz?

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WICKET! Praveen Kumar gets his man. Robin Uthappa departs for 72. What an innings from Uthappa. Mind boggling. KKR 169/3 in 18.2 overs.

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Praveen Kumar is back into the attack. 

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Thumping! Uthappa hammers him for a boundary and then a huge SIX. What a batting from Uthappa. KKR 164/2 in 17.3 overs.

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Basil Thampi is back into the attack. This is going to be his third over.

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Uthappa plays it beautifully towards fine leg for a couple. 150 comes up got KKR. 

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Faulkner to bowl his final over of the spell.

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4 OVERS TO GO IN THE MATCH.

 

Can KKR go past 190 in the match?

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BOUNDARY: Bowled another yorker, but this time Uthappa managed to get a faint edge and it runs down to the boundary

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YORKER: Brillinat yorker by Basil Thampi, bowled it right in the blockhole. This youngster is highly rated and you can see the reason for it

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BOUNDARY AND FIFTY: Uthappa is in a zone today, scoops the next delivery from Jadeja over the wicket-keeper's head for another boundary and with that brings up his half century

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BOUNDARY: This is becoming his trademark, Uthappa has guided that past the keeper to the thirdman boundary, this time of Jadeja and he moves to 48

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James Faulkner starts his third over. Uthappa is on the strike. Uthappa flicks it towards fine leg and get a couple. Brilliant running between the wicket.

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Jadeja is keeping the KKR batsmen - Manish Pandey and Robin Uthappa - in check. Brilliant bowling from him. 

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Manish Pandey is the new man at the crease. 

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WICKET: James Faulkner strikes, captain Gautam Gambhir departs for 33 runs. BIG wicket for Gujarat Lions. They are celebrating this big success. KKR 114/2 in 11.3 overs.

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BOUNDARY: Uthappa opens the face of the bat again and this time it was closer to the wicket-keepr, but th edive never came in. Faulkner looks frustrated.

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BOUNDARY: That was deft touch, run down to the thirdman fence by Uthappa. Pure elegance.

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It is an extremely flat track and looking at the wat Kolkata Knight Riders are batting and thanks to the start Sunil Narine gave them, Gujarat Lions could very well be chasing a target in excess of 200

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SIX: That was pitched short by Dhawal Kulkarni and Uthappa is onto it in a flash, he hits a huge six over mid-wicket and the 100 is up for KKR in the 11th over

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Sourav Ganguly is being interviewed at the sidelines by Michael Clarke, Ganguly says he is still fit as he trains hard but not fit enough to play in the IPL anymore

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OVERTHROW - BOUNDARY: That was poor from Gujarat Lions, there was a mix-up between Gambhir and Uthappa and the fielder threw at the wrong end, no one backing up and the ball went to teh boundary

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SIX! Gambhir hits his first six dep mid wicket, and that takes Kolkata further close to the 100-run mark. Gambhir is really having a good season with the bat, he has been very consistent for his team.

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Ravindra Jadeja starts his second over now. Can he get a breakthrough for his team? 

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Gambhir drives SMith towards sweeper cover region. One run for him. He is batting on 17 and Uthappa is on 17.Great batting from both of them after Narine's wicket.

 

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Another bowling change for Gujarat Lions. Dwayne Smith comes into the attack,

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Brilliant over from Jadeja. Just 6 runs off his over. KKR 71/1 in 7 overs. The run-rate is above 10 now. If they bat like this, 200 plus score is confirmed.

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Five back-to-back singles off Jadeja's over.

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Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack.

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FOUR! Raina to Uthappa! the right-hander comes forward and sends Raina towards deep mid wicket. Cracker of a shot. No stopping. KKR 65/1 in 6 overs.

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Oh boy! Magnificent effort by Aaron Finch at the boundary ropes. A tough one though. Well tried by Finch. 

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Suresh Raijna starts his second over. He took wicket in his first over. Can he do this again?

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FOUR! Gambhir at his best. He comes forward, opens the face of the bat and guides Dhawal through covers. What a beautiful shot from him. KKR 56/1 in 4.5 overs

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FOUR! Uthappa welcomes Dhawal with a amgnificent boundary. He flicks him towards backward square leg. Superb shot from him. 50 comes up for KKR. KKR 51/1

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Dhawal Kulkarni comes into the attack.

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Robin Uthappa is the new man at the crease.

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WICKET! Sunil Narine's brilliant cameo comes to an end. Suresh Raina strikes, Sunil Narine departs for 42 runs. KKR 45/1 in 3.2 overs.

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SIX! Enough of boundaries and now this is a huge one. what a shot from the left-hander. He is just dealing with boundaries. KKR 44/0 in 3 overs

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FOUR! Narine hits his eighth. He targets long on region this time. No stopping for him. KKR 34/0.

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Basil Thampi comes into the attack. Gambhir takes a single and gives strike to Narine.

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FOUR! Seventh boundary for Narine. He slams this time between extra cover and long off region. What a shot from him. KKR off to a flyer. Eden Gardens must be chanting -- Narine-o-Narine. KKR 29/0 in 2 overs

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FOUR! Narine gets an edge and the ball races towards third man. 

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FOUR! Narine is dealing in boundaries. He smashes Faulkner towards deep extra cover region. KKR 17/0

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James Faulkner is into the attack now. Gambhir takes a single and gives strike to Narine.

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FOUR! Narine is on FIRE! What a way to end Praveen's over. He bends a bit and launches this between mid wicket and long on. KKR 12/0 in 1 over

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FOUR! Narine slams this down the ground. He stands tall and launches this over bowler's head. What a shot from the southpaw. KKR 8/0

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Brilliant comeback from Praveen. A great outswing Praveen misses this wicket by a whisker.

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FOUR! Narine welcomes Praveen with a magnificent boundary towards deep mid wicket. Brilliant start from him. A confident shot from him.

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Praveen Kumar will open the attack for Gujarat Lions. Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Narine will open the batting for KKR. 

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Umpires are making their way to the middle with beautiful cheergirls. The cameras on their hat are being fixed by the crew.

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PLAYING XIs:

 

Gujarat Lions: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina(c), Aaron Finch, Dinesh Karthik(w), Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Praveen Kumar, Basil Thampi, Dhawal Kulkarni

 

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir(c), Robin Uthappa(w), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan, Chris Woakes, Sunil Narine, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav

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TOSS:

 

Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina opts to field against Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders.

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Both captain are in the middle. It's time for toss.

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The teams - KKR and GL - met twice last season with Gujarat winning on both occasions.

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Coming to the home team, the twice IPL champions showed exemplary character during their nail-biting four-wicket win against Delhi Daredevils with one ball remaining.

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Against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad too, Gujarat Lions succumbed to a tame defeat in the second game of the campaign.

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Chris Gayle was at his lethal best as he plundered a 38-ball 77 to help Virat Kohli's team post a mammoth 213. Gujarat batsmen fought hard with Brendon McCullum smashing a 44-ball 72 but in the end fell 21 runs short.

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Jadeja went wicketless, leaking 57 runs against RCB in his quota of four overs.

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Since then, the side formed in 2016 finished second best against Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, their bowlers failing to live up to the ocassion on both counts.

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Ace India left-arm orthodox spinner Ravindra Jadeja played for the first time in that match but could not reap much dividends picking up just one wicket and going for 40 runs too.

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Against Rising Pune Supergiant, Australian medium pacer Andrew Tye bagged a hattrick an returned best figures of (5/17) as Gujarat won by seven wickets with two overs to spare.

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Since then, both sides have treaded different paths with the men in purple recording four victories and just one loss out of their five engagements so far, and Gujarat facing four reversals and just one win to show for.

 

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KKR openers Gautam Gambhir (76 off 48) and Chris Lynn (93 off 41) made short work of Gujarat's 183 where Raina top-scored with an unbeaten 68.

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The Suresh-Raina led franchise -- in both the outfit's first games of the season -- suffered a 10-wicket defeat in their own den on April 7.

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Revenge will be on their minds when wooden spooners Gujarat Lions take on table toppers Kolkata Knight Riders in a return IPL fixture at the Eden Gardens.


 

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Revenge will be on their minds when wooden spooners Gujarat Lions take on table toppers Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a return Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture here at the Eden Gardens.

The Suresh-Raina led franchise -- in both the outfit's first games of the season -- suffered a 10-wicket defeat in their own den on April 7.

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