11.5 he's walking. That was an excellent bit of bowling. He's achieved turn by bowling it slower, and he's done it again. It drops on a good length outside off, shorter than Finch expects as he stretches out to it, and all that stretching leaves him far out of the crease when it turns past his defensive bat, and Saha completes the stumping quickly and efficiently. Finch is livid with himself, throwing his gloves down as he crosses the rope on his walk back 117/3
    0.6 stumped, off a fast bowler! That was excellent stuff. We all knew McCullum would jump out of his crease at some point, and Sandeep pulls his length back just a bit and gets the ball to shape away. McCullum pokes at the ball, which swerves past his outside edge, and he's stranded a long way down when Saha whips off the bails 1/1
    5.3 slower ball and Raina holes out! He had stepped away from leg stump, looking to make room to hit over mid-off or extra cover. He had to reach for the ball, and played too early, and ended up scooping it to Johnson running back from mid-on to complete a very well-judged catch 52/2
    not out
    14.3 a run-out! Back of a length, angling into off stump, and DK tucks it into the leg side and takes off for the single. He barely gets any wood on the shot, and it's only dribbling by the side of the pitch, and Johnson sprints through in his follow-through and kicks the ball onto the stumps at the keeper's end, finding Jadeja well short of his crease 133/4
    16.5 down the track, stepping away from leg stump to make some room. Johnson fires it full and wide, making Kishan reach for the ball. He goes after it, slices it high in the air, and Mohit Sharma takes a simple catch at backward point, but only after juggling it a couple of times. That ended up stuck in the crook of his elbow. 151/5
    not out
    6 (lb 3, w 3)
    162/5 (17.4 Overs, RR: 9.16)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (BB McCullum, 0.6 ov), 2-52 (SK Raina, 5.3 ov), 3-117 (AJ Finch, 11.5 ov), 4-133 (RA Jadeja, 14.3 ov), 5-151 (Ishan Kishan, 16.5 ov)
    Sandeep Sharma3.002117.0081100
    MG Johnson4.003518.75106020
    MM Sharma2.402409.0054000
    MP Stoinis2.0027113.5024100
    AR Patel2.001708.5022010
    P Sahu4.003518.7565000

Match Details

  • Punjab Cricket Association, PCA Cricket Stadium, Sector - 63, SAS Nagar, Mohali - 160059 (Phone: 0172 - 2232300/1/2)


Gujarat Lions , elected to field first

Player of the match


Match days

11 April 2016 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee


Gujarat Lions 2, Kings XI Punjab 0

Match Notes

Who needs sixes?


Number of scores in the IPL higher than Finch's 74, without a single six. The only such score is 77*, by Mandeep Singh in 2013

Finch in form


Aaron Finch's score, his second highest in the IPL; his best is 88*, v Daredevils in Dubai in 2014

A rare duck


Number of ducks for McCullum in 42 IPL innings since the start of 2012; in the first four seasons, he had four ducks in 35 innings

Bravo's IPL best


Dwayne Bravo's figures, his best in the IPL, and his third best in all T20s. His best T20 figures are 5 for 23, in the 2015 CPL

Bravo on top


Wickets in T20s for Dwayne Bravo, the most among all bowlers. Lasith Malinga has 299

Fine start to 2016


Vijay's highest score in 11 innings in the 2015 IPL season. He has gone past that in his first innings this season

The opening salvo


Number of 50+ opening stands for Kings XI in the entire 2015 IPL. They averaged only 18.78 for the first wicket last season

Vijay's dip in form


Murali Vijay's strike rate in the last three IPL seasons (2013-15). In the three previous seasons (2010-12), his strike rate was 137

Not so formidable


Kings XI's win-loss record in Mohali. However, in their last four matches they have won three

A bat-first venue


Win-loss record for teams batting first in the last seven T20s in Mohali, since the beginning of 2015