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IPL 2017, GL vs RPS: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 15, 2017, 12:27 AM IST

Match 13, Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot 14 April, 2019

Toss won by Gujarat Lions (decided to bowl)

Gujarat Lions beat Rising Pune Supergiant by 7 wickets

Man of the Match: Andrew Tye

Highlights

23:18(IST)

MAXIMUM AND IT IS OVER! Finch hits another six as Gujarat chase down Pune's total of 171 with 12 balls to spare. GL win by 7 wickets with Raina unbeaten on 35 and Finch unbeaten on 33

23:16(IST)

MAXIMUM from Finch. That was on the legs from Ferguson and Finch sends it into the mid-wicket stands. GL now need just 6 off 13 balls. 

23:13(IST)

DROPPED! Imran Tahir puts down Finch and that goes for four. Finch flicks that off Ferguson straight to Tahir and he reacts late as the ball goes into the boundary. Finch gets a life on 14. GL's score reads 156/3

23:04(IST)

BACK to BACK boundary. Another fine shot here from Raina as he goes over the head of the covers fielder to pick another boundary. Raina on fire as he then goes for a boundary to the fine-leg boundary. GL's score reads 146/3

23:03(IST)

Finch joins in the fun. Rocks back onto the backfoot and hits that on the full to the extra cover boundary. The fielder just cannot get there as GL's score reads 138/3

23:01(IST)

You beauty Raina. Just times that as it races off to the cover boundary. The fielder puts in the drive, but fails to stop that as Stokes walks back disappointed. This is vintage Raina. GL's score reads 133/3

22:59(IST)

Raina plays a beautiful inside out drive over the head of covers. Typical Raina shot as Stokes looks on. GL's score reads 128/3

22:56(IST)

MAXIMUM! Raina goes big and into the mid-wicket stands off Rahul Chahar. This is vintage Raina and the ball was in the slot and waiting to be hit. Smith cannot get there and GL's score reads 123/3

22:54(IST)

Boundary for Finch. Rahul bowls that on the leg side and Finch goes for the paddle sweep. GL's score moves to 116/3. GL need 56 off 39 balls.

22:51(IST)

WICKET! Tahir has done the trick here. Did not read the googly and Karthik has dragged the ball onto his stumps. Tahir goes running to celebrate. Karthik goes for 3 as GL's score reads 111/3

22:50(IST)

Tahir comes back into the attack with both McCullum and Smith dismissed. Time to get his bowling figures back in place. GL's score reads 110/2 in the 12.3 overs

22:47(IST)

Dinesh Karthik comes out to join Raina in the middle. Karthik has been in good form and will have to stitch a partnership with Raina.

22:44(IST)

FOR THE RECORD: Raina (3*) is now the highest run scorer in IPL history with 4174 runs.

22:43(IST)

WICKET! McCullum gone here. Rahul Chahar beats him in the length and Dhoni does the rest behind the stumps. McCullum goes for 49 off 32 and GL's score reads 102/2

22:42(IST)

Gujarat Lions' score reads 102/1 after 11 overs with McCullum batting on 49 and Raina batting on 3. The scoring rate has come down considerably after Smith's dismissal.

22:41(IST)

Fantastic work there from Chahar at the third-man boundary. That looked six from the moment that left McCullum's bat, but Chahar flicks it back and dives into the boundary. The shot was mind-blowing, the fielding effort brilliant. GL's score reads 99/1

22:37(IST)

Just 2 runs off the 10th over as GL's score reads 96/1 with McCullum batting on 45 and Raina on 1. This was the third over in the innings without a boundary.

22:36(IST)

Raina starts off with a single. Quite an anti-climax after the start that Smith and McCullum put Gujarat off to. GL's score reads 96/1

22:31(IST)

WICKET! Finally something to write home about for Pune. Smith goes up and over and the ball lands into the hands of Chahar at third-man. Shardul gets a wicket as Smith goes for 47. GL's score reads 94/1

22:26(IST)

A single sees Smith come back on strike and he says he will not run and hits Tahir straight down the ground to pick another boundary. Literally toying with the bowlers. GL's score reads 90/0 

22:25(IST)

NO! NO! NO! McCullum is not done with two boundaries. Goes high and handsome now. This one goes way into the stands. GL's score reads 85/0

22:24(IST)

BACK TO BACK boundaries. McCullum not willing to stand back. He hits Tahir for two consecutive deliveries. It is almost like a competiton is on between Smith and him. GL's score reads 79/0

22:22(IST)

BACK to BACK boundaries. No stopping Smith here. The powerplay might be over, but he is not content. First a cut past gully and then a pull over mid-wicket. This is carnage happening. GL's score reads 71/0 after 7 overs

22:20(IST)

FOR THE RECORD: First 50+ stand for the opening wicket for Gujarat Lions in IPL 2017.

22:18(IST)

MAXIMUM! Two boundaries not enough for McCullum. He decides to now go high and handsome. Steps down and hits him into the long-on stands. That is 15 runs from the over as GL's score reads 61/0 after 6 overs

22:16(IST)

BACK to BACK boundaries. Imran Tahir comes in to bowl now. He has a knack of picking up wickets. But McCullum welcomes him with a boundary off the second ball of the over. That was over the head of the bowler. The next one sees McCullum come down the track and hit Tahir past the mid-off fielder. GL's score reads 55/0

22:12(IST)

Ben Stokes has managed to keep the Gujarat Lions batsmen in this over. He has given away just one run off 4 balls so far. This is good stuff here. GL's score reads 45/0

22:10(IST)

Smith ends the fourth over with another boundary through the gap between mid-wicket and mid-on. That was on the carpet right through. GL's score reads 44/0 after 4 overs

22:08(IST)

Width from Ferguson and another boundary for Smith here. He is clearly dealing only in boundaries. Going after everything here is the West Indian. GL's score reads 40/0 after 3.5 overs

22:04(IST)

DROPPED! Shardul has dropped that off his own bowling. That was a tough chance coming at the speed of a bullet. McCullum gets a life on 13 with Gujarat's score on 33. This could prove to be costly, but that was coming back faster than it had reached the bat.

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Struggling Gujarat Lions is set to receive a much-needed boost with the imminent return of ace all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja during their clash against Pune.

The Lions have suffered consecutive defeats against two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders and title holder Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening two matches and will look to win against Steven Smith's Pune.

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RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 5007 116
2 South Africa 4280 110
3 New Zealand 3213 107
4 Australia 4566 104
5 England 5490 104
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