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IPL 2016 Match 38: Gujarat Lions beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets.

Updated: 08 May 2016 23:39 IST - Published: 08 May 2016 00:11 IST
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So that is then from us here at Sportskeeda. We will be back with you tomorrow for the match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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Praveen Kumar is the MAN OF THE MATCH: " We had plans for every batsmen, and happy I am able to swing the ball nicely."
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Raina: "It was a very crucial game for us, a very tough team, KKR. Credits to bowlers, they took crucial wickets, I am happy with Baz and Smith. Sometimes when you have too many options you get confused. I gave the ball to Tambe and Shivil and then Jadeja and Bravo. You need to pick your best bowler to bowl the the late overs. Dinesh Karthik batted really well and Bravo is our best death bowler. Praveen and Dhawal have been doing a good job for us initially. Happy with our team's effort. When Finch is there, he has the license to go for the shots in the first seven overs."
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Gautam Gambhir: "I think the way Shakib and Yusuf batted we got a total to bowl too. We needed to bat cleverly up front, credit to Praveen and Kulkarni for keeping the pressure in the initial overs. Shakib batted well at number 3 in a earlier innings, he batted well today. The way Brendon and Dwyane started, they look to go after everything so I thought of taking the pace off. We needed to keep taking wickets to defend this kind of total. Karthik batted very well too"
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Andre Russell who gets the purple cap echoes my sentiments, he says they needed a score in excess of 180 on this surface.
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For KKR, this was just an off day, and they will not be entirely hassled, they needed few more runs on the board.
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A total of 165 was always going to below par, and Gujarat chased it down without breaking a sweat in the end. McCullum and Smith got off to a decent start, and Karthik and Finch applied the finishing touches. They now lead the table.
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17.6 Chawla to Jadeja, SIX! GL WIN! Jadeja decides to shelve the plan of taking a single altogether, gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it right into the mid-wicket fence. They win by five wickets!
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17.5 Chawla to Jadeja, no run, pushes it to short third man for no run.
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17.4 Chawla to Jadeja, FINCH OUT! Anti-climax! Jadeja works the ball to the leg, and Finch was off for the winning runs. Jadeja is still rooted to the crease and Finch is halfway down. Midwicket runs in and whips the bails off.
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17.3 Chawla to Jadeja, no run, rocks back and defends it back to the bowler.
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17.2 Chawla to Jadeja, 2 runs, turns in again, Jadeja flicks it to deep midwicket and pushes for two.
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17.1 Chawla to Jadeja, no run, turns in after pitching, hits him high on the pads.
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16.6 Hogg to Jadeja, 1 run, fuller and flighted, gets an inside edge and rolls to mid wicket.
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16.5 Hogg to Jadeja, no run, turns on length after pitching, he nudges it to the side of the pitch.
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16.4 Hogg to Jadeja, no run, defends the ball back to the bowler.
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Jadeja...
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16.3 Hogg to Karthik, OUT! Uthappa doesnt miss it this time, the wrong 'un undoes Karthik. It was pitched back of length, he dances forward and misses completely. Uthappa whips off the bails.
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16.2 Hogg to Karthik, MISSED CHANCE, down the track and wants to slog it over cover, misses the ball, edged it and Uthappa cannot hold on to the catch!
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16.1 Hogg to Karthik, FOUR! Shuffles across, and sweeps it past a diving Russell at long leg. Walks across and then unleashes a powerful sweep shot, and once that hits this practice pitches it scoots off, even Russell cannot haul it in. 50 up!
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Bradley Hogg!
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Time-out. What will KKR come up with. Isn't it too late.
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15.6 Chawla to Finch, no run, makes room again, hits the length ball straight to cover.
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15.5 Chawla to Finch, SIX! Loopy delivery, sits on one knee and slog sweeps it. He has owned Chawla this over and this shot has put the icing on the cake, muscled it this time. He has looked in the zone ever since he came out. SENSATIONAL