reportcricket2 days ago

IPL 2017 | Hashim Amla half-century propels Punjab to first win in five matches

Hashim Amla and Axar Patel ensured that Kings came away with a 26-run win over Gujarat Lions in Rajkot - their first in five games. Chasing a target of 189 runs, the Gujarat top-order failed yet again and the team could manage just 162 runs with Dinesh Karthik top scoring with 58* runs.
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newscricket2 days ago

IPL 2017| Match 27 Preview: Kolkata Knight Riders Vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Having uncharacteristically lost to the Gujarat Lions at home on Friday, Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking for an immediate response when they host the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens tonight. Meanwhile, RCB will be bolstered by the returns of Badree, Mills and De Villiers.
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newscricket2 days ago

IPL 2017: Match 26 Preview: Gujarat Lions Vs. Kings XI Punjab

Having returned to winning ways against the Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday, the Gujarat Lions will be looking to make it two in a row when they take on the Kings XI Punjab in Rajkot today afternoon. But the Kings will be looking to make amends after a tough loss at home to Mumbai Indians.
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featurecricket3 days ago

IPL 2017 | Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions - Player Ratings

Suresh Raina guided Gujarat Lions to victory against Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 wickets - only their second of the current IPL season. Chasing a score of 188, the Lions got off to a flyer scoring 62 off five overs but it was their captain whose 84 off 46 balls secured the victory for the Lions.
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reportcricket4 days ago

IPL 2017 | Vintage Raina condemns KKR to second home defeat

Suresh Raina guided Gujarat Lions to victory against Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 wickets - only their second of the current IPL season. Chasing a score of 188, the Lions got off to a flyer scoring 62 off five overs but it was their captain whose 84 off 46 balls secured the victory for the Lions.
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newscricket4 days ago

Suresh Raina disappointed at Dhoni's removal as RPS captain

Suresh Raina has hit out as MS Dhoni’s removal as captain of the Rising Pune Supergiant and feels that the former Indian skipper's contributions should be respected given that he is India’s most successful captain in all three formats of the game and has also won the IPL twice with CSK.
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reportcricket9 days ago

IPL 2017 | Pollard and Rana make it four wins in a row for Mumbai

Nitish Rana and Kieron Pollard were the stars for Mumbai Indians as they chased down Gujarat Lions’ target of 177 with 3 balls to spare. Earlier, a late Dinesh Karthik 48 run blitz off just 26 balls had taken the visitors to a competitive score after some good early bowling by Mumbai.
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newscricket9 days ago

Aaron Finch's baggage troubles cost him a place in Gujarat side

Aaron Finch was replaced by Jason Roy for their match against Mumbai Indians today. Suresh Raina informed about the change during the toss where he stated that the reason for replacing the in-form batsman was the absence of his kit bag which had not arrived from Rajkot.
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newscricket9 days ago

IPL 2017 | Match 16 Preview: Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions

Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions will go against each other after winning their previous outing convincingly. Rohit Sharma's struggle with the bat is a cause for concern for MI as their skipper was undone by the googly on three occasions and failed to achieve double digits in any of the matches.
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newscricket10 days ago

Suresh Raina: It was difficult to make comeback after 2 losses

Suresh Raina admitted that coming back to the winning ways after losing two straight games was difficult for the team, but heaped praise on the team for the way they did it. Steve Smith, the Supergiant skipper, blamed the failure of the middle-order as the main reason for their defeat.
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