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IPl 2017: Aaron Finch Powers Gujarat Lions to 7 Wicket Win Over Royal Challengers Bangalore

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 27, 2017, 11:28 PM IST

Match 31, M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 27 April, 2018

Toss won by Gujarat Lions (decided to bowl)

Gujarat Lions beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets

Man of the Match: Andrew Tye

Highlights

22:58(IST)

Aaron Finch (72 off 34), Suresh Raina (34* off 30), Andrew Tye (3/12) star as Gujarat Lions (135/3) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (134) by 7 wickets 

22:58(IST)

FOUR! Raina smashes Head again and becomes the Orange cap holder now

22:57(IST)

FOUR! Raina smashes Head again and becomes the Orange cap holder now

22:56(IST)

FOUR! Raina smashes Head towards deep extra cover. He needs just one run.

22:56(IST)

Suresh Raina is just 5 runs short of clinching the Orange Cap. Can he dethrone Gautam Gambhir tonight?

22:54(IST)

SIX! Raina hammers Negi towards long on. It is Raina's special. Brilliant connected. Gujarat Lions 124/3, need 11 off 42 balls.

22:53(IST)

Ravindra Jadeja is the new man att he crease. He is a match-winner. Can he take Gujarat to a win tonight?

22:51(IST)

WICKET!

Pawan Negi ends Aaron Finch's stay at 72.

Gujarat Lions 115/3, need 20 off 47 balls 

22:50(IST)

FOUR! Finch uses the pace and guides Chahal towards third man boundary. He moves to 70s with this nshot. GL 115/2, need 20 off 48 balls.

22:49(IST)

FOUR! Raina joins the party this time. He smashes Chahal towards deep square leg. Brilliant stuff from the Gujarat Lions captain. GL 110/2, need 25 off 51 balls

22:47(IST)

SIX! Finch once again. This time he sends the ball between mid wicket and long on. He is on fire tonight. RCB are on the verge of another defeat. GL 104/2, need 31 off 54 balls

22:46(IST)

SIX! Finch hammers Negi straight down the ground for a mammoth one.What a shot from the right-hander. He has been brutal tonight.

22:44(IST)

Pawan Negi comes into the attack.

22:43(IST)

Just 8 runs off Chahal's over.

Gujarat Lions are 89/2, need 46 off 60 balls

22:42(IST)

Chahal to Raina. IT'S OUT. 

Ooops it's a NO BALL. Raina is safe. Free hit coming up.

22:40(IST)

Fastest 50s for GL in IPL:

22 A Finch vs RCB, today
26 D Smith v DD, 2016
27 D Karthik v KKR, 2016
27 B McCullum v DD, 2016
28 D Smith v RPS, 2016

22:39(IST)

First boundary of the innings for Raina as he reaches 10. That was wide from Chahal and Raina just went with it and cut it past point. GL's score reads 85/2

22:35(IST)

50 up for Finch. 51 off 22 balls, the fastest for a Gujarat batsman in this edition of the IPL. Edges that one down to the third-man boundary as he runs two. GL's score reads 81/2 after 9 overs

22:34(IST)

MAXIMUM! This one is huge. Finch goes after this one again and this is into the mid-wicket region. Choudhary does not know what to do here as GL's score reads 78/2

22:33(IST)

BACK TO BACK boundaries. This time Finch goes over the cover area as the ball rolls into the boundary. Choudhary does not know what to do here. GL's score reads 71/2

22:32(IST)

Finch hits Choudhary over mid-wicket for another boundary. This one was almost off the front foot. GL's score reads 67/2

22:29(IST)

Two runs to end the over for Finch as Gujarat Lions' score reads 62/2 after 8 overs. That was expensive over from Chahal as he gave away 11 runs

22:27(IST)

MAXIMUM! Finch gets stuck into Chahal. Walks down the track and hits the leg-spinner to the wide long-on boundary. That was an aggressive shot as GL's score reads 58/2

22:26(IST)

Good over from Choudhary here. Gives away just 2 runs off the 7th over as Gujarat Lions' score reads 51/2

22:18(IST)

Again a boundary for Finch. He goes straight down the ground with a flat-batted pull. Aravind can only smile and go back to the mark. GL's score reads 48/2

22:16(IST)

Finch means business here. Now a boundary for the Australian. He looks to go on the leg-side, but hits the upper edge and runs to the third-man boundary. GL's score reads 42/2

22:15(IST)

And again. This one is 94m as Finch goes big and handsome. Brilliant counter-attack from Finch after Badree picked a wicket. GL's score reads 35/2

22:14(IST)

MAXIMUM! Finch hits the perfect slog sweep off Badree as the ball hits the roof and comes back. GL's score reads 29/2

22:12(IST)

WICKET! McCullum goes as he looks to hit Badree out of the park. Comes down the wicket, but fails to connect well and AB de Villiers wouldn't miss that at the long-on boundary. GL's score reads 23/2

22:11(IST)

A perfect yorker off the FREE HIT delivery from Aravind and Raina has no option but to dig that out. Good bowling from RCB here as GL's score reads 23/1 after 4 overs

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Preview:

The Bangalore outfit will have to win all its remaining six matches to keep alive the hopes of making the knockouts.

With the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad called off here without a ball being bowled due to rain last night, Bangalore had to share a point.

They now have just five points from eight games and are lying sixth in the points table.

RCB would fancy their chances against an out- of-form Gujarat Lions, who have gathered just four points from seven games and are languishing at the bottom of the table.

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5 Australia 3663 102
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