starts in
days hours mins

fixtures

All matches

IPL 2017: KXIP vs GL - Turning Point - Miller Drops Smith

Cricketnext Staff |May 8, 2017, 12:52 AM IST
IPL 2017: KXIP vs GL - Turning Point - Miller Drops Smith

Opener Dwayne Smith played a starring role as Gujarat Lions beat Kings XI Punjab by 6 wickets at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Sunday night. Smith hit a majestic 39-ball 74 as Gujarat edged Punjab in a last-over thriller.

However, things could have been way different had David Miller plucked an easy catch while Smith was batting at 42 in the sixth over off the chase.

Also Read: Smith, Karthik Power Gujarat to 6-Wicket Win Over Punjab

Chasing a stiff target, Gujarat got off to a good start with the West Indian playing the role of the aggressor. Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Varun Aaron — none of the KXIP medium pacers were spared as Gujarat crossed the 50-run mark in the sixth over of the innings.

In the same over, Smith was handed a lifeline on the fourth ball when substitute fielder David Miller dropped a sitter at extra-cover. Smith made the most of the second life and went onto notch up his half-century off just 28 deliveries.

Smith was finally dismissed for 74 but he had done his job by then as Gujarat had reached closer to their designated target. In the end, Dinesh Karthik powered GL over the line with two balls to spare and it was Smith's drop that really proved to be the turning point of the match.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
NZ
6 5 0 1 11 +1.30
2
AUS
6 5 1 0 10 +0.84
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
6 4 2 0 8 +1.45
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
7
PAK
6 2 3 1 5 -1.26
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
see more