MUMBAI (Staff Report) – Gujarat Lions defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets with two overs remaining in the 38th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) at Eden Gardens on Sunday.
The win was set up by the bowlers in the first power-play of the match, with Lions seamers toying with KKR top-order. It was 24/4 at 5.5 overs, but a fifth record IPL partnership between Shakib Al Hasan and Yusuf Pathan provided the home side a total to fight for.
Daily Pakistan Global Live Scorecard:
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Jos Buttler, Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons, Tim Southee, Unmukt Chand, Ambati Rayudu, Lasith Malinga, Vinay Kumar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Parthiv Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Corey Anderson, Marchant de Lange, Shreyas Gopal, Akshay Wakhar, Jagadeesha Suchith, Hardik Pandya, Siddhesh Lad, Nitish Rana, Nathu Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Kishore Kamath.
Gujarat Lions Squad:
Suresh Raina (Captain), Dwayne Bravo, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Dale Steyn, Pravin Tambe, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, Dinesh Karthik, Shivil Kaushik, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Pradeep Sangwan, Jaydev Shah, Umang Sharma, Andrew Tye, Sarabjit Ladda, Akshdeep Nath, Amit Mishra, Paras Dogra, Eklavya Dwivedi.
The world’s largest T20 league spread across 51 days, where as many as 60 games will be played. There will be 56 group level matches between eight participating teams. The first round will be followed by three playoffs. The final will be played on May 22 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
All matches will be played at different cities Mumbai, Rajkot, Pune, Mohali Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Raipur, each representing one participating team.
|1||Rising Pune Supergiants||10||3||7||0||0||0.118||6|
|2||Kolkata Knight Riders||9||6||3||0||0||0.359||12|
|4||Royal Challengers Bangalore||8||3||5||0||0||0.027||6|
|6||Kings XI Punjab||9||3||6||0||0||-0.622||6|
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*The match time is given according to Pakistan Standard Time.