Gujarat Lions defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets in the Indian Premier League here today. The game never was in Kolkata's pocket as they lost wickets on regular interval.
Dwayne Smith starred with the ball before Suresh Raina struck a sublime half century to guide Gujarat Lions to a six-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders.
Openers Robin Uthappa (25) and Gautam Gambhir (8) found it tough in the middle with the ball seaming around, especially negotiating Smith. A struggling Gambhir were given two lives in the field before he got involved in mix-up with Uthappa to be run out.
A timely 59-run run stand between Suresh Raina (53 not out of 36 balls) and Aaron Finch (26) secured the game for Lions
after Smith put a stellar show with the ball, ending with career best T20 figures of four for eight.
Gujarat Lions: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina (captain), Dinesh Karthik, Aaron Finch, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Eklavya Dwivedi, Praveen Kumar, Shadab Jakati, Dhawal Kulkarni.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir (captain), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Suryakumar Yadav, Jason Holder, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel, Ankit Rajpoot.