Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RV Uthappa
72(48) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 6 0 1 0 7 1 0
SK Raina
84(46) 9x4 - 4x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
7 5 0 0 18 1 6 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Kuldeep Yadav
O4.0
M0
R33
W2
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SK Raina
O2.0
M0
R11
W1
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

So Mumbai maintain their position on top of the table, followed by Knight Riders. Lions have four points from six games, the same as Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab. But they need to do something about that net run rate of -0.769. a few more convincing wins will be required, but for now, they will rejoice their first win in three games. That is all we have for tonight. Thank you for joining us. Double-header tomorrow, so plenty of action to look forward to. Join us then. Cheers!

"It was an important game for us and we bowled pretty well," says Suresh Raina, Lions captain and Man of the Match. "We came back pretty strongly. Then, me, Baz and Jaddu had a good partnership. It was important to play proper cricketing shots, there was no need to play cross-batted shots. Basil is a very good prospect for Gujarat. Faulkner was also great, got Gautam Gambhir out, overall, it was a great team effort. It was important for me to be out there and keep calm when wickets fell. I think batting looks good, we can still improve our bowling. we have been giving away lots of runs in the first six overs. If we are looking to finish on top, we need to minimise mistakes"

Benan: "Cricket is an amazing leveller. Narine hits 42 runs and gives 42 runs!"

Kshitiz Kharban: "Another instance which proved the importance of full time keeper. Uthappa drops Raina early in the innings and Raina never looked back. "

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11.45pm Lions have breached the fortress that is the Eden Gardens. The rain break did do its bit to upset the momentum after a razing opening partnership, but you can never count out that IPL monster Suresh Raina, can you? There was that middle-overs rut when Lions lost wickets and it is so easy to fall away from such situations. But Raina held his nerve and continued to produce clean strikes. Narine made a crucial contribution with the bat, but could not back it up with the ball. His four went for 42, and Shakib was expensive in his first IPL game of the season as well.

"I thought we batted really well, bu they are a dangerous side," says Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir. "I thought the total was enough, especially with the attack we have, but the way Finchy and McCullum batted, they removed the entire pressure from the middle order. The wicket was still a bit sticky in the first innings, but Lions are a batting-heavy side. We still have a lot of positives to take from the match. We need to give credit to the opposition at times. It;s always that someone like Raina keeps getting runs, not against us, obviously. At the start of the tournament, we would have taken four out of six."

Dileep Thumati: "An Indian player pushing an Australian player for third run, times have changed certainly."

18.2
4
Coulter-Nile to Jadeja, FOUR runs, short of good length, angled across, Jadeja sees the room, opens up his arms and steers it through point for a four. And that is the game
18.1
1
Coulter-Nile to Faulkner, 1 run, very full outside off, backs away and squeezes it out to third man. Just four required now.

END OF OVER:
18 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | GL: 183/6

  • JP Faulkner3 (1b)
  • RA Jadeja15 (12b)
  • Kuldeep Yadav4-0-33-2
  • NM Coulter-Nile3-0-36-2

84 is Raina's second-highest score when chasing in IPL. Highest is 87 against KXIP in 2014 qualifiers.

17.6
3
Kuldeep Yadav to Faulkner, 3 runs, is that a run out? They go upstairs to check. This was pitched up, outside leg and Faulkner trickles it down to fine leg. Man from the deep backward square leg boundary has to run across and they take him on for a third run. Jadeja is a bit lazy in completing the third run, not as quick and the throw comes in at the keeper's end, he whips the bails off but Jadeja has made it back
17.5
W
Kuldeep Yadav to Raina, OUT, too close to cut and Kuldeep gets some extra bounce. Raina cannot completely free his arms as he looks to slap it away and ends up chipping it to Manish Pandey who runs to his left from point and takes the catch
17.4
6
Kuldeep Yadav to Raina, SIX runs, slog sweep, six. Pitched up, outside leg and spinning away, Raina gets the front leg out of the way and thumps it over deep midwicket. Against the turn but effective.
17.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Jadeja, 1 run, pitched up and sliding on the pads, turned away to the left of the bowler, towards mid-on and Kuldeep runs across and fields it

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RV Uthappa
72(48) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 6 0 1 0 7 1 0
SK Raina
84(46) 9x4 - 4x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
7 5 0 0 18 1 6 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Kuldeep Yadav
O4.0
M0
R33
W2
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SK Raina
O2.0
M0
R11
W1
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

No Raina

0

Sunil Narine has never dismissed Suresh Raina in the IPL

Dealing in boundaries

42

Number of runs scored by Sunil Narine, all of them in boundaries - the most for any batsman in the IPL. Narine went past Sanath Jayasuriya, who scored 36.

Indian Premier League

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MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301