Chris Lynn unbeaten 93-run knock and skipper Gautam Gambhir’s 32nd Indian Premier League IPL
Chris Lynn and Gautam Gambhir burst best half-centuries as above IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Gujarat Lions by 10 wickets to accomplish an activation alpha to their attack at the Saurashtra Candid Association Stadium on Friday.
After acceptable the bung and allurement Gujarat Lions into bat, skipper Gambhir, and the KKR affected ability accept been afraid a lot as Lions’ skipper Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum and Dinesh Karthik helped the hosts accumulation up 183.Scorecard
However, what seemed an appalling absolute anon concluded up searching like a beneath par one as Lynn and Gambhir toyed with the Gujarat Lions bowling, putting on 73 runs in the six power play overs. The duo connected the annihilation as they burst annual at will and raced to their alone half-centuries. While Gambhir paced his innings able-bodied with 12 boundaries to advance from the front, Chris Lynn’s animal ability and clean-hitting dismantled every individual action Raina ability accept had in his mind.
This was alone the third time in 87 T20s that Lynn had opened the innings, and the Australian didn’t disappoint. While he added about every bowler he faced, he had aloof his best for Dwayne Smith, who he burst for 23 runs in the seventh over to ability his half-century off just 19 balls.
He was alone alert in the 15th over off alternating deliveries, but the fate of the bout was closed by then. Lynn added eight sixes and six boundaries in his 41-ball knock.
This was the accomplished absolute chased down in T20 candid with an ancillary accepting all wickets in hand. This was as well KKR’s accomplished angle for any wicket in the Indian Premier League.
Earlier, Gujarat Lions rode on the accuracy of captain Suresh Raina as they put up 183/4 in their following for a third beeline win over the Knights. There were abuttals in every over till the ninth afore chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav managed to get rid of McCullum, but the accident was already done by then. His 24-ball 35 accompanying with Raina’s abiding 68 was active afore Dinesh Karthik denticulate an ablaze 25-ball 47 advancing lower down the order.