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IPL 2016: Gujarat Lions beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets

Updated: 24 April 2016 19:59 IST - Published: 23 April 2016 23:39 IST
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That should be it from us here. Hop on to the other match from Pune where KKR is bowling first.
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Virat Kohli is the player of the match: "Would have liked to cross the line, does not feel too good about the century. Didn't plan it, didn't feel at any stage that I would get to that hundred. The opportunity came at the end to strike a few. Chris Gayle should be back for the next game, we have missed him but have done well with the bat. The wicket was slowish and we had to change the pace and keep the ball on the body. It has to be in a winning cause."
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Suresh Raina: "It's a good win. I thought it will be enough total for us when Virat got a win but we finished well. Didn't lose focus, had partnerships and credit to our batting unit. Smith is batting well at the top, he has done well for CSK and also in the PSL. At the moment, we are not sure about Finch's fitness. We will see about him in Delhi."
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It wasn't to be for Virat Kohli today. Having scored his first T20 100, his bowlers failed him again as they failed to defend a total of 180. It was always going to be difficult for RCB. Smith and McCullum came out all guns blazing and it was always going to be tough for them to get back in the game. Suresh Raina played a neat hand and Dinesh Karthik carried his team with a perfectly timed innings of 50*. Gujarat will be very thrilled with the fact that they managed to chase this score down WITHOUT Aaron Finch. Well done to the Lions, another win for them. For the RCB, back to the drawing board. Questions have to be asked over Binny's role in this team. Doesn't get to bat, didn't bowl. Could have done better with another bowler maybe?
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The Gujarat Lions win by 6 wickets with 2 balls to spare.
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19.4 Watson to Bravo, FOUR! VICTORY! MINI CHAMPION DANCE! Game over. Slower ball on a length and Bravo smashed it skipped away to round off the match. That is that.
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DJ Bravo walks into the furnace. Time for a champion jig?
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19.3 Watson to Karthik, OUT! Length delivery, Jadeja tries to run it down past third man for a boundary. KL Rahul dives to his left and takes an absolute blinder. What a different story it might have been without those extras this over. Still time for some drama though. Wow KL Rahul has plucked out a sensational catch behind the stumps. Brilliant reflexes. RCB breathing again, but will it be choked again shortly?
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All pear shaped for Watson.
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19.3 Watson to Karthik, 1 WIDE, too far off side. Not a great over.
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19.2 Watson to Karthik, 1 run, free hit, full toss, smashes to long off to bring up his 50! What an innings. Timed to absolute perfection. Tremendous innings by DInesh Karthik, has anchored the chase with some grace.
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FREEHIT! Watson has overstepped and he is stunned there Watson. RCB is stunned, Kohli is disgusted.
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19.1 Watson to Jadeja, 1 run. And a no ball. Absolute freebie from Watson there. What has he done?
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7 runs needed off the final over. Shane Watson will bowl it.
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18.6 Abdulla to Karthik, FOUR! Crucial. Magnificent. Timed. Dances down the track and smashes it too straight for AB at long on, who cannot get to it, this is some batting by Dinesh Karthik, he has showed tremendous temperament and is now finishing off in style.
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Huge last ball!
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18.5 Abdulla to Karthik, 2 runs, full, gets down and sweeps it looking for the boundary, fielded at deep square leg.
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Jadeja has lit up the stadium with his running!
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18.4 Abdulla to Karthik, 2 runs, full and outside off, DK gets down and pulls it towards AB at long on.
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18.3 Abdulla to Jadeja, 1 run, full again, worked towards deep midwicket again.
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18.2 Abdulla to Karthik, 1 run, full, worked towards deep midwicket.
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18.1 Abdulla to Karthik, FOUR! Length delivery outside off, DK walks across very early, gets in position, pulls the ball over short fine leg. Karthik has timed this innings to perfection. Lovely batting. Terrific.
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Iqbal Abdulla now in.
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He has redeemed himself this over has Richardson but how costly will that catch be?