In the ongoing match between Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders, Gautam Gambhir led team has scored 187 runs in 20 overs. The team lost five wickets while setting up this big target for the opponents. Gujarat Lions, who won the toss and opted to bowl first, needs to chase this target in order to win the game.
While batting first, opener batsmen Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Narine gave a fast start to their batting inning. West Indies’ left handed batsman, who is well known as a spinner-bowler, scored 42 runs in 17 balls. Sunil hit 7 fours and 1 six to score 42 runs. Gautam scored 33 runs in 28 balls.
After the wickets of these two opener players, wicket keeper Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey made a good partnership to score maximum runs. Uthappa scored 72 runs in 48 balls. While hitting this much necessary knock, the right handed batsman smashed 8 fours and 2 sixes.
Manish Pandey scored 24 runs in 21 balls. These two players lost their wickets in the final stage of KKR’s batting inning. Right handed Indian batsman Yusuf Pathan scored 11 runs in 4 balls and hit 2 fours while scoring those runs. Thus, the KKR’s team ended up scoring 187 runs in 120 balls with the loss of 4 wickets.
Bowling attack of the opponent seemed quite weak as four bowlers out of five managed to pick up wickets. Suresh Raina, Praveen Kumar, James Faulkner and Basil Thampi could pick up one wickets each. While Dhawal Kulkarni, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Smith went wicketless in this match.