IPL 2017: Chris Lynn, Gautam Gambhir flay Gujarat Lions to register record win for KKR

FP Sports, Apr, 08 2017

Rajkot: Kolkata Knight Riders started their campaign in IPL 2017 in grand style, demolishing Gujarat Lions by 10 wickets with plenty to spare at Rajkot's SCA stadium on Friday.

KKR's Gautam Gambhir (L) and Chris Lynn during their match against Gujarat Lions. Sportzpics

KKR's Gautam Gambhir (L) and Chris Lynn during their match against Gujarat Lions. Sportzpics

Chasing a challenging 184 for win, Chris Lynn (93 not out) and skipper Gautam Gambhir (76 not out) simply went berserk, smashed the Gujarat bowlers all around the park. The duo put on unbeaten 184 runs for the opening wicket that helped the two-time champions cruise to the victory.

Lynn consumed just 41 balls and struck six boundaries and as many as eight sixes during his fiery knock.

Gambhir, on the other hand, was at his subtle best and scored his runs off 48 deliveries with the help of 12 fours.

While Lynn was at his aggressive best, Gambhir played the second fiddle initially in the match-winning partnership.

Earlier, captain Suresh Raina led from the front with an unbeaten 68 to propel Gujarat Lions to a challenging 183 for four.

Raina top-scored for the hosts and consumed 51 balls during his knock which was studded with seven boundaries.

Besides Raina Dinesh Karthik (47) and Brendon McCullum played good hands for Gujarat Lions.

For KKR, Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav picked up two wickets giving away 25 runs.

Here's a collection of tweets that reflect the general sense of awe at the way Lynn and Gambhir destroyed the bowling tonight:

With PTI inputs.

Published Date: Apr 07, 2017 | Updated Date: Apr 08, 2017

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1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
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2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
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2 England 1962 123
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4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115