RESULT
3rd match (N), Rajkot, April 07, 2017, Indian Premier League
(14.5/20 ov, T:184) 184/0

KKR won by 10 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)

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Scores: Sanjay Murari
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Scorecard summary
Gujarat Lions 183/4(20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders 184/0(14.5 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
Bowl
I. Wkts
Chris LynnKKR119.8693(41)110.16--
Kuldeep YadavKKR83.41--2/252.97
Gautam GambhirKKR68.9276(48)81.36--
Piyush ChawlaKKR49.48--1/331.55
Dinesh KarthikGL46.3547(25)45.71--

11pm Lynn pumps his fist and celebrates the win. Opening the batting for only the second time in 86 T20s, Lynn shellacked the joint second-fastest fifty for KKR. While Lynn relied on brute power, Gambhir played some delightful drives to move to a fifty of his own. Gujarat Lions, missing Jadeja and Bravo, struggled with their lines and lengths. That they went for Smith over Faulkner meant they did not have the change-ups and variations either. KKR have sealed a record chase and will next face Mumbai at the Wankhede on Sunday. Lions will face the defending champions Sunrisers in Hyderabad on the same day. Do hang around for the presentation.

Raina: I think 180 still was a good total. We did not bowl well in the first six overs - the bowling was not experienced and it is a learning curve. They played really good cricket shots. We need to learn from here. We missed the experience of Jadeja and Bravo. Jadeja has done really well in T20 format. When you are not bowling well upfront, you need experience, someone like Bravo in the middle. Dinesh batted really well, and had a good first-class season. Still we have batting depth in the team.

Gautam Gambhir: You can't ask for more from Lynny. He took a lot of pressure off me. The bowlers also did a fantastic job. I always feel that somebody who can take the ball both ways will be crucial. We have Kuldeep, Chawla. We are going to give Lynny a longer run. Hopefully he can keep smacking it. These are early days in the tournament - the dropped catches were there - but we need to be proactive in the fielding. We all know how dangerous he is, and hopefully we can play around him. We have just one day to recover and we will have to bring our A game against Mumbai in Mumbai.

Lynn, of course, is the Man of the Match: To hit the ball a long way is my role. Touch wood and I enjoy the role. At the end of the day, it is about preparation. I like the spot at the top, the ball is coming on. I am used to the ball coming on at home. Gauti is such a good player of spin, I can turn the strike to him and I can handle the quicks. One good innings does not make a summer.

Six out of Lynn's top seven scores in T20s have come when chasing. #Lynnsanity. That is all we have for you from this match. Be back for the double-header tomorrow. Cheers and night

14.5
2
Kulkarni to Lynn, 2 runs

low-full toss outside off, carved away to the right of sweeper cover. Gony runs across and fumbles, sumps up Gujarat's sloppy effort in the field. KKR canter to a 10-wicket win. This is the highest total chased down with all ten wickets in tact in all T20 cricket. Well done, KKR. Perfect start to the season

14.4
2
Kulkarni to Lynn, 2 runs

slower offcutter, Lynn is through with the slog. Drags an inside edge past midwicket

14.4
1w
Kulkarni to Lynn, 1 wide

off-side wide

14.3
6
Kulkarni to Lynn, SIX runs

there is no stopping Lynn. This is a front-foot pull. Muscled over Baz at long-on

14.2
4
Kulkarni to Lynn, FOUR runs

Dropped again! Back of a length on middle, clobbered away again. Smith advances from deep square, tumbles, and shells it

14.1
6
Kulkarni to Lynn, SIX runs

Dropped! Would you believe it, Baz drops the catch, parries the ball over the long-off boundary. This is now the best opening stand in the IPL. Off-stump full-toss, swung away in the air. Baz can't cling onto the overhead chance

14.1
1w
Kulkarni to Lynn, 1 wide

off-side wide. The night keeps getting worse for the Gujarat bowlers

end of over 149 runs
KKR: 162/0CRR: 11.57 RRR: 3.66
Gautam Gambhir76 (48b 12x4)
Chris Lynn73 (36b 5x4 6x6)
Shivil Kaushik 4-0-40-0
Praveen Kumar 2-0-13-0
13.6
Kaushik to Gambhir, no run

back of a length and fizzes away outside off, past the outside edge

13.5
1
Kaushik to Lynn, 1 run

back of a length on off, a muscular tug to deep midwicket

13.4
Kaushik to Lynn, no run

98ks hurled on off, non-turner, defended back

13.3
1
Kaushik to Gambhir, 1 run

length ball skids across off, guided to short third man

13.2
1
Kaushik to Lynn, 1 run

speared wide outside off, crunched to sweeper

13.1
6
Kaushik to Lynn, SIX runs

half-tracker outside off, Kaushik hasn't got his length right at all. Lynn lays into it, tonking the ball over long-on

end of over 136 runs
KKR: 153/0CRR: 11.76 RRR: 4.42
Chris Lynn65 (32b 5x4 5x6)
Gautam Gambhir75 (46b 12x4)
Praveen Kumar 2-0-13-0
Shadab Jakati 3-0-30-0
12.6
1
Praveen to Lynn, 1 run

leg-stump yorker, swerves in a touch and raps the pad. They cross over for a leg bye

By the way this is the highest stand for KKR for any wicket

12.5
1
Praveen to Gambhir, 1 run

slower short offcutter, Gambhir waits for the ball to arrive and paddles to long leg

Cham: "GL paying price for not selecting any international bowler..."

12.4
1
Praveen to Lynn, 1 run

PK sends down an off-stump yorker, which is dug down to long-on

12.3
1
Praveen to Gambhir, 1 run

shortish and outside off, Gambhir controls a pull to deep midwicket

12.2
1
Praveen to Lynn, 1 run

overpitched and outside off, belted down the ground

Both captains have made fifties in this IPL match. This is the eighth instance since 2016 that both captains have made fifties in an IPL game

12.1
1
Praveen to Gambhir, 1 run

tucked off the hips for one

Raina turns to PK

end of over 1216 runs
KKR: 147/0CRR: 12.25 RRR: 4.62
Gautam Gambhir72 (43b 12x4)
Chris Lynn62 (29b 5x4 5x6)
Shadab Jakati 3-0-30-0
Manpreet Gony 2-0-32-0
11.6
1
Jakati to Gambhir, 1 run

down the track and clipped out to deep midwicket

Best performances - batters
CA Lynn
CA Lynn KKR
93 runs (41)
6 fours8 sixes
Control
80%
Productive shot
pull
32 runs
3 fours3 sixes
80504292720
G Gambhir
G Gambhir KKR
76 runs (48)
12 fours0 six
Control
80%
Productive shot
cover drive
15 runs
2 fours0 six
12596169811
Best performances - bowlers
Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav KKR
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
2
ECO
6.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
PP Chawla
PP Chawla KKR
O
4
M
0
R
33
W
1
ECO
8.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
TossKolkata Knight Riders, elected to field first
Series
Season2017
Player Of The Match
KKR
Chris Lynn
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 days07 April 2017 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
India
Nandan
India
Nitin Menon
TV Umpire
India
Yeshwant Barde
Reserve Umpire
India
Krishnamachari Srinivasan
Match Referee
India
Narayanan Kutty
PointsKolkata Knight Riders 2, Gujarat Lions 0