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5 memorable moments from the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions match that don’t fade away

Gujarat Lions roared past the Knight Riders on the back of a Suresh Raina masterclass.

Top 5 / Top 10 22 Apr 2017, 00:29 IST
Narine got KKR off to a blistering start

Just when the standings were starting to take a specific shape, Gujarat Lions have roared their way back in contention. After winning the toss, Suresh Raina put Kolkata Knight Riders in to bat first, but the latter got off to a blistering start thanks to Sunil Narine and Robin Uthappa.

Unfortunately for the home team, their middle order couldn’t keep up the momentum and get them over the 200 margin, finishing with 187 on board.

In reply, the Lions roared from the start as both openers - Brendan McCullum and Aaron Finch - gave them the raging start that was necessary. Suresh Raina then came in and played a captain’s knock to win the game for his team.

Here are 5 memorable moments from the match that don't fade away, quite like the Axe Signature range of body perfumes:

#5 Narine goes berserk

About 4-5 years ago, it felt as though Sunil Narine found it difficult to lift his bat while batting. Fast forward to right now and it feels as though Chris Gayle has transferred his power to his fellow West Indies teammate.

Opening the innings for the Knight Riders, Narine smacked a vehement 42 runs off only 17 balls. That lightning fast innings saw the left-hander smash 9 boundaries and a six to unsettle the visitors.

If you do the math, you will realise that Narine scored 100% of his runs through boundaries with 36 coming off fours and 6 off a maximum.  An astonishing feat!

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