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IPL 2016: Gujarat Lions beat Kings XI Punjab by 5 wickets

Updated: 11 April 2016 23:46 IST - Published: 11 April 2016 15:50 IST
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The Indian Premier League will now roll on to Bengaluru where the Royal Challengers Bengaluru will take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad. We will be with you to bring ball by ball update. Till then we call it a day. Take care and Good Night!
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Another chase and another win, Gujarat were dominant today and they pulled things back after the first 10 overs. Punjab were off like a train but then Bravo stepped in and delivered two body blows in the form of Miller and Maxwell. Punjab were always chasing the game after that.
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Aaron Finch is the player of the match." Very good to start off the tournament with a win. Bowlers were good to pull things back. Was a beautiful wicket, ball skidded on under lights. Luck is needed in Twenty20, very happy to be in this franchise."
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Suresh Raina: "Yes good feeling, we bowled really well, especially Bravo, we did a good job pulling them in. We do have a lot of captains in the dressing job. Finch batted well, credit to all the guys in the team. I was hitting the ball well, looked to get another boundary in the power play."
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David Miller, losing captain: "Not enough runs, 15 - 20 short. 180+ would have been a good total. Tough to come back after Finchie's knock. We'll look at the mistakes and try to get back next time. The first 6 overs were difficult as captain. They're still 13 games to go. It's not how you start, it's how you finish."
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First game - First win! Comprehensive from the Gujarat Lions! Raina and Brad Hodge will be thrilled by the execution of the boys. There was never really any doubt once Finch got on his way. Raina himself did well with a quick fire 20 and Dinesh Karthik took them home with a well constructed 41 off 26 deliveries.
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17.4 Mohit to Karthik, FOUR, down the track and this time connects with his pull and hits it wide of mid-wicket for a thumping boundary. That seals the deal. Excellent hand by the experienced Dinesh Karthik. He remains unbeaten.
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17.3 Mohit to Bravo, 1 run, slower short ball and Bravo once gain waits and pulls it to wide of mid-wicket.
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17.2 Mohit to Karthik, 1 run, Karthik flat bats a length ball to long on.
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Gujarat's first win ever in the IPL is just one shot away now.
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17.1 Mohit to Bravo 1 run, short ball and a controlled pull by Bravo towards square leg.
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Mohit Sharma to bowl.
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Just 7 required now. Will we see the 'Champion' finish of the game in style?
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16.6 Johnson to Karthik, FOUR, back of a length and Karthik stands his ground and punches it straight towards long off boundary. That was pristine from Karthik.
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DJ 'Champion' Bravo comes in.
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16.5 Johnson to Kishan, OUT, caught, this time he comes down the track and makes room and tries to slice it over covers, gets a top edge that goes up high into the air, and Mohit Sharma juggles and finally holds on to the catch. Not necessary, but he will only learn. Rush of blood to the head, adrenaline, call it what you will, but this will be a lesson young Kishan will remember. A couple of great shots but goes for one too many and Johson gets his man.
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16.4 Johnson to Kishan, FOUR, full ball and take that from the young boy, picked up over mid-wicket. Disdain from Kishan. Brave, brave shot by the 17 year old. Mitchell Johnson who? He is acting cool but he will be thrilled with what he's just done.
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16.3 Johnson to Kishan, no run, backs away and Johnson bowls a short ball, Kishan flays his bat but misses the ball.
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16.2 Johnson to Karthik, 1 run, overthrows from Patel gets them a single. KXIP have been slightly reckless with their throws today, it finally costs them.
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16.1 Johnson to Karthik, FOUR, charges and drives the ball uppish past mid-off and covers. DK, perhaps buoyed by the boundary by Kishan, gets into the act himself.
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Ishan Kishan is the third youngest to ever play in the IPL at 17 years old.
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15.6 Sahu to Kishan, FOUR, down the leg side and Kishan gets down and plays a paddle sweep very fine for another boundary. Good one from the youngster.. Great presence of mind.
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15.5 Sahu to Kishan, 2 runs, on the pads and flicked to wide of square leg for a brace. Risky batting this over so far, hasn't been very convincing from either batsman.
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15.4 Sahu to Kishan, no run, down the track but that hits his pads.
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15.3 Sahu to Karthik, 1 run, swept by Karthik and that lobbed to Axar Patel.