IPL 2017

Raina guides GL in high-scoring win over KKR

Raina guides GL in high-scoring win over KKR

Kolkata Knight Riders 187/5 in 20 ov (Robin Uthappa 72, Sunil Narine 42) lost to Gujarat Lions 188/6 in 18.2 ov (Suresh Raina 84, Brendon McCullum 33)

Skipper, Suresh Raina, played a huge role in chasing down 187. His 84 was the knock around which the chase hinged.

Although Raina did a very important job for his team, the early impact for Gujarat was created in the powerplay overs. Aaron Finch (31 off 15) and Brendon McCullum (33 off 17) helped Gujarat go at over 12 an over in the first five overs. That early start allowed the required run-rate to drop down considerably and eased some pressure off Raina when he came in, despite a slight stutter. KKR went in with a spin-heavy combination in the powerplay overs with Sunil Narine and Shakib Al Hasan.



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