Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    3.1 Smith struggling with the run here. Dicey call for a single and Smith responds early enough. Tell you what, he is gone by a fair distance. Smith was tucked up for room by this back of a length ball and he turns it away to backward square leg. Kishan's call and Smith responds straight away. But he is just not quick enough. And Shami tkes long enough to throw the ball on to the stumps after collecting the throw but still enough to catch Smith well short 21/1
    6.3 googly again, Kishan does not pick it and he finds a top-edge on the sweep that is held by Zaheer Khan at short fine leg easily. He gave a lot more flight on this one 56/3
    5.5 tries to give himself some room again but this time Cummins fires it much fuller. Raina tries to loft it inside-out but misses and the ball crashes into the stumps 46/2
    16.1 Karthik has holed out to long-on. They go upstairs to check if the catch was clean.Corey Anderson has done well as he gets down to his front, it was dying on him and these can be hard to pick up. He has snaffled it several inches before the ground as he comes down. Very full ball and Karthik tries to loft it 148/4
    18.3 Finch misses, Shami hits. Backs away to try and heave this one over the leg side. But Shami has nailed a really full ball, bang on the stumps, Finch cannot make contact and the ball flattens middle stump 180/5
    not out
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    7
    22
    2
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    185.71
    not out
    14
    8
    10
    1
    0
    175.00
    Extras
    11 (lb 7, w 4)
    TOTAL
    195/5 (20 Overs, RR: 9.75)
    Fall of wickets: 1-21 (DR Smith, 3.1 ov), 2-46 (SK Raina, 5.5 ov), 3-56 (Ishan Kishan, 6.3 ov), 4-148 (KD Karthik, 16.1 ov), 5-180 (AJ Finch, 18.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Z Khan403007.5093100
    Mohammed Shami403619.00113220
    PJ Cummins403819.5045000
    A Mishra2027113.5022200
    CR Brathwaite403819.5054110
    CJ Anderson201909.5033010
  • BATSMEN
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    1.3 short of a length and Samson chooses to pull. Was that the right shot selection? Easy in hindsight but he was influenced into the pull because of his excellent eyes. Picked the length so early and decided to pull, but the ball was angled away. As a result, his bat isn't in the right position and his under-edge clatters into middle stump. 11/1
    7.3 taken. Faulkner does the trick. Another slower ball outside off, it's the back-of-the-hand slower ball so there is some cut on it. Comes back in. Nair can only drive the ball into the air, lofted towards cover. Smith runs back and takes a reverse-cupped catch. Deceived by the bowler 72/3
    1.5 what is happening? He'll get better with experience, that was clumsy from Pant. He knew it straghtaway. Excellent from Raina. Full delivery down leg, Pant misses a flick and is distarcted by the big appeal. The lbw call is rather close. But the answer from umpire Barde is not out. The ball ricocheted towards raina at slip, who picked up and threw the stumps down at the batsman's end. Pant was lackadaisically saying no for the run to his partner without grounding his bat into the crease. A result of inexperience. 15/2
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    168.42
    19.2 he makes up for it. A lovely yorker. Full outside off. A low full toss, swinging back in. Iyer inside-edges his flick into middle stump. End of a special innings. That late movement does for the batsman. Reverse swing. 189/8
    9.6 Jadeja is celebrating. Don't test your fate so often. They take on Jadeja again and Samuels pays the price. Good length outside off, played down towards jadeja at point who runs in, picks up cleanly and releases so quickly. With just 1.5 stumps to look at, he connects, again. Got to be one of the most accurate fielders with one of the quickest releases. Only AB de Villiers, I've seen, is as good in both these factors. Exceptional fielding. 92/4
    11.4 oh no. They've done it again. Whaaaaat? Why? Anderson gone. He just keeps hitting, again and again and again. Good length outside off, dabbed away towards point. Anderson wants one, but Iyer sends him back too late, seeing Jadeja hurtling towards the ball. Anderson turns, only to watch those zing bails light up. He's hit with just one stump to look at again. What a clutch fielder 104/5
    13.5 130 kph, Brathwaite's struggles continue. Back of a length on off, a top edge is skied towards cover. Dhawal gets across and takes the catch. Beaten for pace, rustiness. Just not used to the pace of the game 121/6
    18.2 there is that wicket. Lions not out of this just yet. Fullish on middle, it was full, but too full to get underneath that. He hits it well but finds Smith at long-on. A big wicket. Lions can attack one end now 182/7
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    200.00
    not out
    8
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    2
    2
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    400.00
    Extras
    3 (lb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    197/8 (19.4 Overs, RR: 10.01)
    Did not bat: Z Khan (c)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (SV Samson, 1.3 ov), 2-15 (RR Pant, 1.5 ov), 3-72 (KK Nair, 7.3 ov), 4-92 (MN Samuels, 9.6 ov), 5-104 (CJ Anderson, 11.4 ov), 6-121 (CR Brathwaite, 13.5 ov), 7-182 (PJ Cummins, 18.2 ov), 8-189 (SS Iyer, 19.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DS Kulkarni403017.50105000
    PJ Sangwan3035111.6678000
    Basil Thampi3.4043111.7256110
    DR Smith1017017.0014000
    RA Jadeja403107.75104100
    JP Faulkner403929.75104200

Match Notes

Iyer's best

86

Shreyas Iyer's previous highest score in T20s, for Mumbai against Vidarbha in the 2015-16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Weak defence

1

Number of wins for Gujarat Lions while batting first in 12 matches in their two IPL seasons. That win, by one run, came against Delhi Daredevils last year.