Gujarat Lions struck victory over Kolkota Knight Riders, riding high on captain Suresh Raina’s power-packed spins that knocked 4 wickets after Kolkota’s 187/5 in 20 overs.
Aaron Finch and Brendon McCullum gave the Lions a jumpy start with 42-run in just 3.3 overs. Raina took over from there with ace spin and pace knocking strongmen Coulter Nile and Umesh Yadav
Gambhir and Uthappa put up tough front to nine bowlers set forth by Raina and helped Kolkata reach the competitive 187 for six.
However, Mahesh Pande, the strongman of Kolkata’s win over Delhi rather fell short of expectations.
Suresh Raina has been declared man of the match for the crucial wicket knockouts that helped final victory.
Kolkata Knight Riders – 187/5 in 20 Overs
Gujarat Lions – 188/6 in 18.2 Overs