Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    13.4 Rocket throw from Bravo. He nails the stumps down at the bowler's end. Rahane was not even in the picture. Bravo breaks into a jig. Smith is beaten on the flick against a slower ball and is hit on the pad. Rahane is halfway down in search of a single. Smith isn't interested. Rahane has to turn and run back. Bravo, meanwhile, sprints in, collects the ball. Takes an extra second to aim, gives himself a better chance, and knocks a stump out 124/2
    2.3 Brilliant work from Raina. Tiwary has been run out for 1. Inducker from Praveen, catches Rahane in a tangle. He is struck on the pad and there is a brief miscommunication between the wickets. They push on for a risky single. Raina comes in from backward point, swoops down on the ball. Raina then dives with the ball and demolishes the stumps, Jonty-style. The impact had the stumps clattering into his face. Tiwary is caught short. He could have dived 13/1
    101
    54
    77
    8
    5
    187.03
    19.3 Hundred and out! Bravo knocks out the leg stump. Smith falls across off, misses the between-the-legs flick. Deflects it to the furniture off the pad. Bravo congratulates the departing batsman. The first wicket by a bowler tonight 188/3
    not out
    30
    18
    28
    2
    2
    166.66
    not out
    3
    2
    3
    0
    0
    150.00
    Extras
    7 (lb 2, nb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    195/3 (20 Overs, RR: 9.75)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (SS Tiwary, 2.3 ov), 2-124 (AM Rahane, 13.4 ov), 3-188 (SPD Smith, 19.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    P Kumar403709.2586000
    DS Kulkarni302508.3343010
    RA Jadeja403709.2570320
    S Kaushik3032010.6652201
    JP Faulkner2022011.0001100
    DJ Bravo4040110.0043110
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    63
    37
    51
    9
    1
    170.27
    10.5 Another yorker. The middle stump is pushed back. Perera roars after getting Smith. Yorker outside off, Smith seeks to jam it out. He can only inside-edge it onto the stumps 115/2
    8.1 Bhatia breaks the blazing opening stand. No celebrations at all from the bowler. Little cutter from Bhatia, Baz goes low for a slog sweep. He can only top edge it to short fine leg 93/1
    34
    28
    64
    2
    0
    121.42
    19.3 Perera knocks Raina over. Nice and full on off, Raina targets the square leg boundary. There was no protection there. He can only toe-end it back onto the stumps. 3 needed off 3 193/6
    16.2 full on off, right in the slot. DK attacks it and heaves it away. He can't clear the fielder though. Holes out to Rahane at deep midwicket. Replays show that the bat twisted in DK's hands 166/3
    18.2 Dinda has Bravo nicking behind. Full and wide outside off, past the tramline again. Bravo reaches out again. He aims to drive end ends up edging it behind 180/4
    18.3 Jadeja has been run out for a duck. Time for the CR7 celebrations. Yorker shading towards the leg stump, Jadeja can't connect with a flick. He sets off in search of a quick bye. Raina wasn't interested. Dhoni collects the ball, runs in, teases Jadeja before breaking the stumps 180/5
    not out
    9
    5
    15
    1
    0
    180.00
    19.4 pretty full on off, bunted to mid-off. Kishan and Faulkner set off. Kishan is caught short despite a dive. Tiwary nailed the direct hit. He ran in and attacked the ball. Tense faces in the Lions dug out 193/7
    not out
    0
    0
    4
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    7 (w 7)
    TOTAL
    196/7 (20 Overs, RR: 9.8)
    Fall of wickets: 1-93 (BB McCullum, 8.1 ov), 2-115 (DR Smith, 10.5 ov), 3-166 (KD Karthik, 16.2 ov), 4-180 (DJ Bravo, 18.2 ov), 5-180 (RA Jadeja, 18.3 ov), 6-193 (SK Raina, 19.3 ov), 7-193 (Ishan Kishan, 19.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JA Morkel2030015.0044120
    AB Dinda4040210.0085030
    NLTC Perera4041210.2556010
    R Ashwin403709.2545010
    R Bhatia302618.6631100
    M Ashwin302207.3361100

Match Details

Toss

Gujarat Lions , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

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

Twenty20 debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Gujarat Lions 2, Rising Pune Supergiant 0

Match Notes

IPL News

Master of close finishes

3

Matches that Lions have won either off the last ball or by 1 run, in IPL 2016 - against Mumbai Indians, Daredevils and Supergiants

Hundreds are not enough

2

Centuries in a losing cause in IPL 2016, the first season with more than one such hundred. Both have been against Lions

Drought of wickets

77

R Ashwin's bowling average in IPL 2016 - he has taken 2 wickets in 22 overs. His previous worst average in a season was 30.78, in 2012

Powerplay giants

10.14

Gujarat Lions' run rate in the Powerplays in IPL 2016, the best among all teams. Twice they have scored 72 in six, the highest by any team

Supergiants' meaty total

195

Supergiants' total, the second highest in IPL 2016; the highest is 227, by RCB against Sunrisers

Aussies prolific in the IPL

10

Hundreds by Australians in the IPL. Only Indians, with 13 centuries, have more

Smith's best

90

Steven Smith's previous highest score in T20s, against England in Cardiff last year

Smith's IPL form

3

Fifty-plus scores for Smith in the IPL, all of which have come in his last 16 innings. In his first 30 IPL innings his highest was 48*

New partnership high

91

The previous highest partnership for Supergiants, between Dhoni and Rahane, against RCB. This is their first century stand

Consistent in Powerplays

48/1

Supergiants' score after six overs, the fifth time in seven games that they've scored between 46 and 57, losing 0 or 1 wicket

Good venue for Rahane

63.50

Ajinkya Rahane's average in Pune in IPL 2016, at a SR of 129.6. In two innings before today's game his scores here are 60 and 67