Result
51st match (N), Kanpur, May 19 2016, Indian Premier League
124/8
(13.3/20 ov, target 125)
125/4
Guj Lions won by 6 wickets (with 39 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Gujarat Lions
Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Kolkata Knight Riders124/8(20 overs)
Gujarat Lions125/4(13.3 overs)
end of over 146 runs
GL: 125/4CRR: 9.25 
Suresh Raina53 (36)
Ravindra Jadeja11 (10)
Morne Morkel3.3-0-39-1
Yusuf Pathan1-0-6-0

11pm: Gujarat Lions move up to second on the points table with their eighth win. They have also lifted their net run-rate from -0.747 to -0.479.

Lions, however, aren't assured of a berth in the playoffs berth yet. The returning Suresh Raina steered the chase on a green track at Green Park, which was hosting its first T20, with an unbeaten 53 off 36 balls. His inside-out drives were classy, but it was Dwayne Smith who set the match up with his career-best figures of 4 for 8. Lions, however, will be sweating on the fitness of Praveen.

KKR's tactics backfired today: Chawla was promoted to No.4 and then did not bowl in the chase. Shakib din't bowl either. Neither Morne nor Holder was given the new ball. They missed #DreRuss?

Nikhil Kalro's report will tell you the full story.

Gambhir: I thought we did not turn up properly. It was a decent wicket. We could have scored 150-160. When you end up with 124 it is difficult to restrict the opposition. It was one of those days where nothing worked for us.

Raina: These last two games are important for us. Smith bowled well. He is not just a batsman. I always feel he is an allrounder and that set the game up for us. I am glad I won the toss. We need to play well against Mumbai Indians on Saturday. Praveen is fine. Hopefully, he will be back.

Dwayne Smith, Man of the Match: I am not one to be frustrated if I don't get the ball. But I'm willing to bowl. I don't really bowl in the nets. I just back myself. Jerome Taylor is there in Mumbai along with Pollard. Looking forward to it.

Gummalla: "Raina back on top with 4038 runs. Most runs by a batsman in IPL

JAY: "KKR without Andre Russell is not the same team"

A: "Very rare. The opening batsman getting out on the first ball of the innings becomes Man of the Match!"

Thanks for tuning in tonight. That is all we have for you from his game. Good night

13.3
1
Morkel to Raina, 1 run
back of a length on off, Raina leaps and stylishly whips it to square leg to seal Gujarat Lions' six-wicket win
13.2
1
Morkel to Jadeja, 1 run
shorter and angling away, helped to third man

Prem Tripathi: "Setu "Why has Shakib al Hasan not bowled yet?""

13.1
4
Morkel to Jadeja, FOUR runs
full and outside off, Jadeja clears his front leg and muscles it past mid-on who is in the circle

Morne

end of over 136 runs
GL: 119/4CRR: 9.15 • RRR: 0.85 • Need 6 from 42b
Suresh Raina52 (35)
Ravindra Jadeja6 (8)
Yusuf Pathan1-0-6-0
Sunil Narine4-0-30-1
12.6
Pathan to Raina, no run
Raina makes room outside leg again, Yusuf follows him with a flat dart. Squeezed back to the bowler
12.5
Pathan to Raina, no run
pushed back to the bowler
12.4
4
Pathan to Raina, FOUR runs
Raina goes outside leg, collapses his back leg and unfurls another top inside-out drive over the covers, this brings up his half-century
12.3
1
Pathan to Jadeja, 1 run
round-armish ball, fizzes in, cramps the batsman for room. He cuts and squirts an inside edge onto the pad
12.2
Pathan to Jadeja, no run
short on off, punched to cover

Setu Parikh: "Why has Piyush Chawla not bowled yet?"

12.1
1
Pathan to Raina, 1 run
dabbed to midwicket for one

Yusuf

end of over 126 runs
GL: 113/4CRR: 9.41 • RRR: 1.50 • Need 12 from 48b
Ravindra Jadeja5 (6)
Suresh Raina47 (31)
Sunil Narine4-0-30-1
Jason Holder2-0-14-0
11.6
2
Narine to Jadeja, 2 runs
heading down leg, tickled to fine leg
11.5
1
Narine to Raina, 1 run
fired short on middle, punched to long-on
11.4
1
Narine to Jadeja, 1 run
leg-stump length ball, tapped wide of the square-leg ump
11.3
1
Narine to Raina, 1 run
flat on middle, punched past the bowler. Raina examines the toe end of the bat
11.2
1
Narine to Jadeja, 1 run
shorter and outside off, swatted to long-on
11.1
Narine to Jadeja, no run
full and slides on middle, Jadeja aims a leg-side flick and nearly spoons a leading edge to Gambhir at short cover
end of over 1110 runs
GL: 107/4CRR: 9.72 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 18 from 54b
Suresh Raina45 (29)
Ravindra Jadeja1 (2)
Jason Holder2-0-14-0
Sunil Narine3-0-24-1
10.6
4
Holder to Raina, FOUR runs
Holder bangs another short ball, but it's not short enough. Raina pulls to the midwicket boundary. The batsman backed away and connected well, even as the bowler chased him
10.5
4
Holder to Raina, FOUR runs
dug in short and outside off, Raina gets inside the line. He rolls his wrists and pulls it behind square
10.4
1
Holder to Jadeja, 1 run
banged in short on middle, Holder gets extra bounce as well. Jadeja hops and gloves it square on the off side
Best performances - batsmen
SK Raina
53 runs (36)
7 fours
1 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
cover drive
20 runs
3 fours
1 sixes
2835108116
YK Pathan
36 runs (36)
3 fours
1 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
pull
9 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
017005149
Best performances - bowlers
DR Smith
O
4
M
0
R
8
W
4
Eco
2.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
SB Jakati
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
1
Eco
5.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Green Park, Kanpur
TossGujarat Lions , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2016
Player Of The Match
Dwayne Smith
Season2016
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 days19 May 2016 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Anil Chaudhary
Nandan
TV Umpire
Anil Dandekar
Reserve Umpire
Rohan Pandit
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama
PointsGujarat Lions 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0