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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

23:45(IST)

GUJARAT LIONS BEAT KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS BY 4 WICKETS

23:45(IST)

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

23:43(IST)

Gujarat Lions need 5 off 12 balls.

23:43(IST)

James Faulkner comes to the crease now.

23:42(IST)

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

 

Gujarat Lions 180/6, need 8 off 13 balls 

23:41(IST)

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

23:38(IST)

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

23:36(IST)

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

23:35(IST)

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

23:34(IST)

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

23:34(IST)

4 overs to go!!!!!!

 

Gujarat Lions need 33 off 24 balls.

23:33(IST)

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.

23:29(IST)

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

23:28(IST)

Sunil Narine bowls his final over his spell.

23:28(IST)

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.

23:25(IST)

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.

23:24(IST)

Umesh Yadav starts with his second over.

23:24(IST)

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

23:19(IST)

Ravindra Jadeja is the new man at the crease.

23:18(IST)

WICKET! Umesh Yadav castles Dwayne Smith for 5.

 

Gujarat Lions 122/5, need 66 off 44 balls 

23:15(IST)

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

23:12(IST)

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

23:11(IST)

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

23:10(IST)

Kuldeep starts with his second over.

23:07(IST)

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

23:07(IST)

Sunil Narine comes in to the attack.

23:06(IST)

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

23:06(IST)

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

23:05(IST)

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

23:04(IST)

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

22:58(IST)

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

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

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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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