The 47th match of the Indian Premier League(IPL 2017) between home team Kings XI Punjab and Gujarat Lions has played at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh.
Suresh Raina captain of the Gujarat Lions won the toss and elected to bowl first. As he was looking very confident on his decision, here is what he said after winning the toss and Glenn Maxwell about getting the bat first:
Raina: We are going to bowl first. The wicket looks good and might do something with the new ball. Our strength is batting and we will stick to chasing. We have not done well as a team, pretty disappointing. Still need to show character and go out there and enjoy ourselves. Something around 160-180, with the fast outfield should be chaseable. McCullum misses out with a hamstring injury. Dhawal Kulkarni comes in.
Maxwell: We have won the last couple of games and the confidence is there. We don’t mind batting first. It is a big game, coming of two wins and will be nice to make it three. We have three tough games coming up against top teams, hope we win tonight. We have got one change: Gurukeerat Mann comes in for Vohra.
And the the final playing XI was as follow:
Gujarat Lions (Playing XI): Dwayne Smith, Ishan Kishan, Suresh Raina(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Aaron Finch, Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pradeep Sangwan, Basil Thampi, Ankit Soni
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Hashim Amla, Martin Guptill, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell(c), Wriddhiman Saha(w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Varun Aaron, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Kings XI Punjab not started well, Martin Guptill got out very early but Hashim Amla and Shaun Marsh were batting good. And after 20 overs they managed to score a big total on the board.
Here is the full scorecard of the team Kings XI Punjab:
Gujarat Lions started very well, Dwayne Smith and Ishan Kishan were looking fantastic and hitting the ball hard to the win. After 10 overs they were at 103-1. In the end they easily managed to win the match.
Here is the full scorecard of the team Gujarat Lions:
So here is the result after an amazing battle between bat and ball:
Kings XI Punjab : 189/3 (20 ov)
Gujarat Lions : 192/4 (19.4 ov)
(Gujarat Lions won by 6 wickets)
Player of the match – Dwayne Smith (Gujarat Lions)
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