Gujarat Lions, led by their captain Suresh Raina, handed Kolkata Knight Riders a four wicket defeat at the Eden Gardens on Friday. Raina played a magnificent innings of 84 runs off just 46 balls to help his team chase down the 188-run target for only the second win for his team this season. Kolkata, who had a chance to go top of table, failed to defend 187/5 in 20 overs.(Results | Fixtures | Points Table)
IPL 2017 KKR vs GL: As it happened
2343 hrs IST: All over as Ravindra Jadeja creams one through the point region for four! Second win for Gujarat this season as they beat Kolkata by 4 wickets
2339 hrs IST: WICKET! Oh! Raina is caught at point. Too close to cut and Kuldeep gets some extra bounce as well. He has lobbed it to the fielder. But he is gone after an 84-run innings.
2336 hrs IST: Suresh Raina has played a wonderful knock here! He is 77* off 43 balls and Gujarat Lions need 17 off 18 balls
2334 hrs IST: 4 0 4 6 – 14 runs off the first four balls off the 17th over. Raina leading from the front and he is on the attack
2328 hrs IST: Time for timeout in Kolkata. Four overs remaining and Gujarat need 33 more runs with four wickets in hand
2327 hrs IST: SIX! Jadeja is caught at deep square but Suryakumar has stepped on the ropes. Surya signalling it to the umpire that he has stepped on the ropes
2325 hrs IST: Suresh Raina is single handedly taking Gujarat towards victory. He punishes Umesh in that over. Gujarat need 42 off 30 balls now
2321 hrs IST: End of the 14th over and Gujarat are 133 for the loss of five wickets. Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja at the crease with 55 needed off 36 balls
2320 hrs IST: FIFTY! Can Suresh Raina, who brings up his half-century, take Gujarat to win? A single to reach the milestone for Raina
2314 hrs IST: WICKET! Big wicket this as Umesh castles Smith. Done for pace. Gets an inside edge and back onto the stumps. Half of hte Gujarat side back in the hut
2309 hrs IST: WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav has done it! Ishan Kishan sweeps but that has gone straight to the deep square leg fielder. Gujarat lose 4th wicket
2307 hrs IST: Good over for Gujarat as 11 runs come off it. They are scoring at a run rate of 10 per over. Need 78 more off 54 balls
2303 hrs IST: Top over from Kuldeep Yadav. Just the three runs conceded off the over. At the halfway mark, Gujarat are 99 for 3. They need 87 more runs to win
2258 hrs IST: Timeout in Kolkata. Nine overs have been bowled in the Gujarat innings and they are 96 for the loss of three wickets. 92 more needed off 66 balls
2254 hrs IST: Two boundaries for Raina to start the new over. Gujarat need 94 off 69 balls with seven wickets in hand
2250 hrs IST: WICKET! Second wicket for Kolkata in quick time. Gambhir takes a fine diving catch to end Karthik’s stay. Gujarat 81 for 3 now
2243 hrs IST: WICKET! A wicket in the first over for Chris Woakes. McCullum has slapped one straight to the fielder at sweeper cover
2242 hrs IST: 10 runs off the first over after the rain break. Powerplay ends in Kolkata. Also, McCullum has the orange cap now
2239 hrs IST: We are back in Kolkata. Shakib Al Hasan to bowl the sixth over. Suresh Raina on strike. Guajrat resume at 62/1
2229 hrs IST: The covers are coming off at Eden. The wind has blown away clouds. Play to resume in 10 minutes from now
So Gujarat Lions are ahead by 21 runs as per the Duckworth-Lewis method. (Minimum five overs should be played in the second innings to apply the D/L rule)
We have a rain delay! Umpires have stopped play as covers come on. Drizzling in Kolkata.
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2208 hrs IST: There might be a rain delay as a slight drizzle has arrived. Wind getting stronger. But nothing as of now. Gujarat are 62 after 5 overs
2204 hrs IST: 4 6 4 – McCullum has 14 runs off three balls after Finch wicket. He is not holding back/ GL 56/1 after 4 overs. Narine back
2200 hrs IST: WICKET! The change has worked for KKR. A short ball from NCR and Finch hooks it straight to fine-leg. First wicket down for GL
2159 hrs IST: So no more spin from Kolkata after three overs. KKR bring on Nathan Coulter-Nile. But he bowls a no-ball. But a slower one as the free-hit costs nothing
2155 hrs IST: 4 0 4 6 – Aaron Finch scores 14 off the 15 runs from Shakib’s over. Brilliant start from Gujarat as they are 40 for no loss after 3 overs
2152 hrs IST: SIX! Finch continues from the other end as he hits the first six of Gujarat’s innings, slogs it for a maximum as 14 runs come in the second over
2150 hrs IST: FOUR! Shakib bowls slightly outside off but McCullum punches the ball towards covers for the second boundary of the over. Nine runs from the first over
2146 hrs IST: Brendon McCullum and Aaron Finch to open for Gujarat for the first time in the season while Kolkata go with spinner Shakib to bowl the first over.
2131 hrs IST: End of the innings and Kolkata manage 187 for the loss of five wickets. They won’t be disappointed with the total but would have liked to get some more after a blistering start with Narine. Can Gujarat chase this down?
2128 hrs IST: WICKET! Suryakumar is run out. Yusuf hits it down the ground and runs hard. Yadav comes back for the second but Yusuf is not interested. A throw at keeper’s end and Karthik hits the stumps from some distance but Surya is short of his ground.
2126 hrs IST: WICKET! Thampi with a perfect yorker to disturb Pandey’s stumps. A brilliant delivery right in the block haul
2124 hrs IST: Final over of the Kolkata innings coming up! They are 180 for the loss of three wickets. Pandey on strike and Thampi to bowl final over
2120 hrs IST: WICKET! Uthappa caught in the deep. He is out after 48-ball 72. Big wicket for Gujarat. Uthappa goes for the big shot but cannot clear the straight boundary
2117 hrs IST: 14 runs off the 18th over for Kolkata. They move on to 168 for the loss of two wickets after 18. Praveen Kumar to bowl now
2113 hrs IST: Four and a six! Uthappa gets the new over started with 10 runs off 2 balls. This will be a big over for both team.
2111 hrs IST: Top over from Faulkner. Just the five runs off the 17th over and KKR are 154 for the loss of two wickets. Brilliant mix of bowling there
2107 hrs IST: Second time out called in Kolkata. Four overs remaining and KKR are 149 for the loss of two wickets. Uthappa and Pandey at the crease
2104 hrs IST: Uthappa is dominating the bowling in death over. Kolkata need him till the end for a big total in the innings
2100 hrs IST: FIFTY! Uthappa with yet another half-century for Kolkata. Consecutive boundaries for him against Jadeja and that is a half-century
Good to see @robbieuthappa in such good form. Must make the most of it.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 21 April 2017
2057 hrs IST: End of the 14th over and Kolkata are 132 for the loss of two wickets. Gujarat bowlers have done well to stop the scoring rate in the last two overs
2051 hrs IST: Some brakes on Kolkata’s scoring rate after the wicket of Gambhir. Manish Pandey and Uthappa at the crease for them
2045 hrs IST: WICKET! Suresh Raina holds on to a very high catch to end Gambhir’s innings. Faulkner with a slower one and Gambhir has top edged it. Raina runs to settle under it takes it
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) 21 April 2017
2039 hrs IST: 100 up for Kolkata as Uthappa starts the 11th over with a six. The scoring rate hasn’t dropped for Kolkata and they have wickets in hand
2033 hrs IST: Time out in Kolkata! Nine overs have been bowled and this has been a great start for KKR. They are 88 for the loss of one wicket. Gambhir and Uthappa continuing the scoring rate
It’s going to require a lot convincing to ensure kids pick up bowling as their main skill. #IPL2017
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) 21 April 2017
2022 hrs IST: End of powerplay in Kolkata. What a start this has been for the home team. They are 65 for the loss of one wicket. Uthappa and Gambhir at the crease
2013 hrs IST: WICKET! End of Sunil Narine’s unbelievable innings. Raina brought himself on and it has worked for his team. Dropped it just short and Narine’s pulls is up in the air. Faulkner takes the catch at mid-on
2011 hrs IST: What an end to the over! Narine with a perfect loft over the bowler’s head and it has sailed over for six. Narine is 42 off 26. KKR 44/0
2009 hrs IST: Boundary number nine for Sunil Narine and he has moved on to 36 off just 14 balls. What an innings this has been. Thampi now spared as well
2006 hrs IST: Crazy hitting from Narine. He has hit two more to end the second over. Kolkata are already 29 for no loss. 28 runs scored by Narine
2004 hrs IST: No holding back from Narine! He has back-to-back boundaries against Faulkner now. Five boundaries for his 20 runs
2002 hrs IST: Back-to-back boundaries for Narine to finish the over. Three boundaries from Narine in the first over. Kolkata are 12 for no loss. Faulkner will bowl the next over
1959 hrs IST: First runs for Kolkata. Narine has flicked it towards the leg side and it has gone for four! Will he produce another entertaining innings?
1958 hrs IST: Kolkata openers Gambhir and Sunil Narine are out in the middle to get this match underway. Praveen Kumar will bowl for Gujarat
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1939 hrs IST: Playing XI for Gujarat Lions
Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Suresh Raina, Aaron Finch, Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan, James Faulkner, Ravindra Jadeja, Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Basil Thampi
1929 hrs IST: Gujarat win the toss and Suresh Raina decides to bowl against Kolkata. Gambhir says he would have liked to bowl as well
1920 hrs IST: Kolkata will also look to continue their winning form at the Eden. Toss will be in a few minutes.
1910 hrs IST: This is another big match for Gujarat Lions. They have only one win from five matches and struggling at the bottom of the points table.
1900 hrs IST: Welcome to the coverage of yet another Indian Premier League match. Kolkata Knight Riders take on Gujarat Lions at the Eden Gardens on Friday.