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Rising Pune Supergiant 171/8 (20.0 ov)
Gujarat Lions 172/3 (18.0 ov) Run rate 9.56
Refresh Gujarat Lions win by 7 wickets
Gujarat Lions won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Suresh Raina 35 22 4 1 159.09
Aaron Finch 33 19 3 2 173.68
Bowler O M R W Econ
Shardul Thakur 3 0 14 1 4.67
Lockie Ferguson 4 0 44 0 11

Updated: Mar 18, 2018 11:36 | Published: Apr 14, 2017 23:21

Gujarat Lions vs Rising Pune Supergiant Live Score and Commentary

That completes the proceedings for the day. See you tomorrow for the double-header, the first of which begins at 4 PM IST when the Kolkata Knight Riders take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Good night!
Tye: "I've got it right in T20 cricket. Slower ball works for me. Streaky (Heath Streak) does a good job. Every wicket is different around the world and you've got to assess the conditions. Knuckleball is my favourite delivery."
Andrew Tye has been adjudged as the Man of the Match.
Raina: "I think when we lost two games, it was difficult for us to come back. Tye bowled well, very happy for him, he is a very smart cricketer. Baz and Smith batted very well, they had a very good partnership last season as well as they have done for CSK over the years."
Time for the presentation ceremony.
Steve Smith: "The wicket really hasn't changed over the course of the 40 overs. It was tough to bowl to those two at the top. Dwayne and McCullum, when they get going are hard to stop. We're working on the balance of the side, one of the disadvantages of being a new side. Other sides have their core players intact. Maybe we were 20 runs short."
Gujarat Lions win by 8 wickets. They pick up their first win of IPL 2017

From the first over, Gujarat were in control of this chase. Doctor Smith and Baz McCullum got them off to a fabulous start with a partnership of 94. No one got to 50, but Smith and McCullum got 40s before Raina and Finch got 30s to finish the game off for the Lions. 

For RPS, this is a third straight loss, and they were down in the dumps today. Imran Tahir was carted all over the park, and the other bowlers weren't really threatening enough. There was a semblance of a positive though, as both Rahul Chahar and Shardul Thakur were impressive with the ball. 

Gujarat are off the bottom of the table. Pune take their place there. 
17.6 Ferguson to Finch, SIX! And he finishes it off! What a good hit straight down the ground from Finch! Superb power

Yes, he can! Just like that, the Lions have registered their first victory of the season.
17.5 Ferguson to Finch, SIX! That is massive, full and quick from Ferguson. Finch has picked that up over square leg for a boundary that seals the contest. Finch has hit one. Can he hit another one on this one and finish the game here?

17.4 Ferguson to Finch, 2 runs, full ball from Ferguson again, Finch again muscles it towards long on and they scamper back for a brace. 
17.3 Ferguson to Raina, 1 run, Raina pushes this full ball down to mid off. Smith knocks the stumps at the strikers end over, but Finch is in easily. 
17.2 Ferguson to Finch, 1 run, full ball, Finch muscles a drive down to long on. 
17.1 Ferguson to Finch, FOUR! Finch whips that towards fine leg, Tahir goes for the catch and lets it go through to the boundary. His nightmare evening just continues. 
17.1 Ferguson to Finch, WIDE, short ball but down the leg side. Finch misses his pull. 
GL: 151/3 after 17 overs. Is there any spark left in the game? Will it be a run-of-the-mill run-chase?
16.6 Thakur to Raina, no run, bumper to finish, Raina gets underneath it. 
16.5 Thakur to Raina, no run, length ball from Thakur. Raina pushes it back to the bowler. 
16.4 Thakur to Finch, 1 run, slower bouncer, Finch was flummoxed by it, but manages to get bat on ball to deep square leg. 
16.3 Thakur to Raina, 1 run, low full toss, Raina clips it to deep mid-wicket. 
16.2 Thakur to Raina, 2 runs, full outside off, Raina times a drive beautifully wide of sweeper cover. Ferguson does the fielding. 
16.1 Thakur to Finch, 1 run, short and wide, Finch slaps it to Tahir at sweeper cover. 
Thakur comes back.
All of a sudden, the Lions have started dealing in boundaries. The chase looks to be very easy here and this time-out would be about Pune trying to figure out how to conjure up a miracle. GL: 146/3, Overs: 16.
15.6 Tahir to Raina, FOUR! 50 up for Tahir! That was a fierce sweep shot behind square. That ends a forgettable day for Tahir. 1/53 in his 4 overs. He's the No. 1 ranked bowler in international T20 cricket, mind you.
15.5 Tahir to Raina, FOUR! That is trademark Raina, inside out drive over cover! Another wide one from Tahir and Raina is up to the task. 
15.4 Tahir to Finch, 1 run, worked down to long on for one. 
15.3 Tahir to Finch, FOUR! He punished that. Full ball outside off and Finch nailed that drive to get his second boundary. The Aussie is getting into the act now.
15.2 Tahir to Finch, no run, this was flatter and straight, Finch works it to extra cover. 
15.1 Tahir to Finch, no run, short and wide, but Finch cuts it straight to point. 
Finesse and timing on that last ball makes it Gujarat's over. Raina is winning them the game, here. What last move of the dice do Pune have up their sleeve? GL: 133/3 after 15 overs.
Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Match Start Time: Friday, April 14, 2017, 08:00 PM IST