IPL 2017 Highlights, Gujarat Lions vs KKR Match 3: Kolkata beat Gujarat by 10 wickets

IPL 2017 Highlights, Gujarat Lions vs KKR

Kolkata Knight Riders made the mockery of Gujarat Bowling attack in Gujarat’s home ground Rajkot. KKR beat the home team by 10 wickets on Friday. The opening stand was enough to chase the total of 184. The man of the match was Australian batsman Chris Lynn who scored unbeaten 93. He tore the Gujarat bowling attack and made the mockery of each bowler. He smoked the ball to all parts of the ground and was well supported by the captain of Kolkata team Gautam Gambhir (76*).

Both the players gave no chance to the home team to make a comeback in the match. The bowlers were asking for mercy but it seemed like Kolkata team was in the total mood of destruction. Here are the highlights, Gujarat Lions vs KKR from Match 3 of the IPL 2017.

The amount of destruction could be guessed from the fact that the Kolkata team chased the total of 184 in just 14.5 overs. The way they were playing they would have easily scored 250+ if they would have played the full quota of overs. The batsman took the full advantage of the flat pitch as the ball was coming nicely on the bat.

The match started with Gambhir winning the toss and electing to field first. His decision proved right as the opening batsman Roy was dismissed early in the inning. Brendon did look good for the short interval of time that he stayed on the pitch. The star of the inning was the captain Suresh Raina who scored a brilliant half century. He also became the most run scorer in the entire season of IPL so far surpassing his Indian teammate Virat Kohli. Suresh Raina was well supported by Dinesh Kartik who was in brilliant form. Kartik played a handy knock at the end to help his team reach the total of 184. He played some of the brilliant shots.

He also became the most run scorer in the entire season of IPL so far surpassing his Indian teammate Virat Kohli. Suresh Raina was well supported by Dinesh Kartik who was in brilliant form. Kartik played a handy knock at the end to help his team reach the total of 184. He played some of the brilliant shots.

When Kolkata came to chase everyone surprised to see Chris Lynn walking alongside captain Gautam Gambhir. Chris was opening for the Kolkata team for the first time. Gujarat total was looking competitive. But what happened after that almost shook the Gujarat players. There was a massive assault from both the opening batsman. They did not leave any bowler and smoked the ball to all parts of the ground. They chased the total in just 14.5 overs with all the wickets in the hand. It was the best opening partnership for Kolkata side in the IPL history.

There was a massive assault from both the opening batsman. They did not leave any bowler and smoked the ball to all parts of the ground. They chased the total in just 14.5 overs with all the wickets in the hand. It was the best opening partnership for Kolkata side in the IPL history.

The match showed the quality of players that Kolkata have and they have sent a strong message to all the teams in the IPL by their performance in the first match. On the other hand, Gujarat bowling looked very weak and they need to short this problem if they want to win this tournament.

Gujarat will their next match against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad while Kolkata will be against Mumbai Indians on Sunday.

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