Highlights IPL 2017, GL vs RPS in Rajkot, cricket scores and updates: Gujarat Lions pull off first win of tournament

Live scores and updates of the IPL 10 match between Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiant.

Jigar Mehta April 14, 2017 23:20:01 IST
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Highlights IPL 2017, GL vs RPS in Rajkot, cricket scores and updates: Gujarat Lions pull off first win of tournament



Apr 15, 2017 - 00:16 (IST)

That's it from us on our coverage of match number 13 of IPL 2017, with Gujarat Lions finally opening their account with a comfortable win. Do tune in tomorrow for another double-header — while Kolkata Knight Riders hosts Sunrisers Hyderabad in Kolkata, the Feroz Shah Kotla finally hosts a game with local team Delhi Daredevils playing Kings XI Punjab. 

Till then, good night! 

Apr 14, 2017 - 23:33 (IST)

Hat-trick hero Andrew Tye is named the Man of the Match!!

Apr 14, 2017 - 23:20 (IST)

Third loss in a row for RPS. A win with 13 balls to spare is a huge win, which tells us that 170 was 30 runs short, not 10. The only positive really was the discovery of Rahul Tripathi as a credible opening option. But besides that, most of the changes they made to the XI did not give them the result required. 

Apr 14, 2017 - 23:18 (IST)

After 18 overs,Gujarat Lions 172/3 ( Suresh Raina (C) 35 , Aaron Finch 33)

Ferguson brought back into the attack. Finch flicks the first ball straight to Imran Tahir, who puts it down at fine-leg, and allows the ball to run away to the boundary rope. SIX! Finch brings up the 50-stand in the following ball with a flick towards the leg side. 

SIX! Gujarat Lions win by 7 wickets! 

Finch flicks hammers the last ball of the over down the ground to bring up the team's first win of the tournament after two devastating defeats. 

Apr 14, 2017 - 23:11 (IST)

After 17 overs,Gujarat Lions 151/3 ( Suresh Raina (C) 34 , Aaron Finch 14)

Thakur back into the attack, with Gujarat now looking positive on their path towards victory. Awkward slap by Finch towards the square-leg region after adjusting to the slower ball in the last minute. Five runs off the over, with the 150 coming up for Gujarat. 

Gujarat Lions need 21 to win from 18 balls.

Apr 14, 2017 - 23:04 (IST)

After 16 overs,Gujarat Lions 146/3 ( Suresh Raina (C) 31 , Aaron Finch 12)

Tahir into his final over. Finch gets his second boundary with ideal use of the bottom hand, driving it through the covers to despatch it away with ease. Four more two deliveries later, this time Raina going for the inside-out shot. The GL skipper ends the over with a paddle towards the fine-leg boundary. The umpire signals for the second timeout. 

Gujarat Lions need 26 to win from 24 balls.

Apr 14, 2017 - 23:01 (IST)

After 15 overs,Gujarat Lions 133/3 ( Suresh Raina (C) 23 , Aaron Finch 7)

Raina shows his class once again in the next over, timing his lofted drive over extra-cover to perfection to get his first boundary. Wide conceded in the next ball. The Gujarat captain ends the over with a punch towards the cover boundary, where the diving fielder fails to prevent the ball from crossing over. 

Gujarat Lions need 39 to win from 30 balls.

Apr 14, 2017 - 22:56 (IST)

After 14 overs,Gujarat Lions 123/3 ( Suresh Raina (C) 15 , Aaron Finch 6)

Aaron Finch, the new batsman, paddles the third ball of the next over, which is Chahar's third, towards the fine-leg boundary. Raina comes down the track and lofts the teenager over the wide long-on boundary tp show that his presence is still a threat for Pune. 11 off the over. 

Gujarat Lions need 49 to win from 36 balls.

Apr 14, 2017 - 22:54 (IST)

Brilliant fielding is a strange phenomenon. It isn't recorded anywhere in the scorebook, but it can have more of an impact than the runs and wickets that are counted. That piece of brilliance from the younger Chahar has kindled a mini recovery from RPS. It may not be enough to win this game, but moments like this can change a whole campaign.

Apr 14, 2017 - 22:54 (IST)

After 13 overs,Gujarat Lions 112/3 ( Suresh Raina (C) 9 , Aaron Finch 1)

Tahir, who still is a major threat to Gujarat's plans despite going for 35 off his first two overs, returns to the attack. Good running between the two batsmen in the first four deliveries, before Tahir deceives Karthik with a googly that the latter only chops onto his stumps. 

Gujarat Lions need 60 to win from 42 balls.

Preview: Rajkot: After suffering two consecutive loses in their opening matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Gujarat Lions will look to turn their fortunes around when they take on Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday.

Gujarat suffered consecutive defeats against two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

KKR outplayed Suresh Raina-led Gujarat by 10 wickets on April 7 while Hyderabad outplayed them by nine wickets on April 8.

Highlights IPL 2017 GL vs RPS in Rajkot cricket scores and updates Gujarat Lions pull off first win of tournament

Steve Smith and Suresh Raina, captain of Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions respectively. Sportzpics

Gujarat, who finished third in the previous edition of the IPL by winning nine matches and lost five, however, is struggling from the start in the ongoing edition of the cash-rich tournament.

However, the return of star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja home side will give a big boost to Gujarat as the 28-year-old has the capability to change the momentum of the match at any point.

Jadeja has been advised rest by a medical team of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for at least two weeks.

On the other hand, Pune, who started this year's campaign on a positive note by winning their opening encounter by seven wickets, were thrashed by Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils in their next two matches.

Regular skipper Steve Smith, who missed his last match due to an upset stomach and Manoj Tiwary, who lost his father are expected to play the upcoming encounter against Gujarat.

But, all-rounder Ben Stokes, who was the costliest buy of the 10th edition of the league, has to click this time as the English player failed to prove his worth so far.

In the bowling department, leg-spinner Imran Tahir will be the key factor because the pace trio of Ashok Dinda, Deepak Chahar and Stokes failed to resist the batsmen.

With both the teams struggling to find their rhythm, it will be an important fixture for them as a win here might affect some other teams in the tournament.


Gujarat Lions: Suresh Raina (captain), Akshadeep Nath, Shubham Agarwal, Basil Thampi, Dwayne Bravo, Chirag Suri, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Manpreet Gony, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, Dhaval Kulkarni, Dinesh Karthik (Wicketkeeper), Praveen Kumar, Shivil Kaushik, Brandon McCullum, Munaf Patel, Pratham Singh, Jason Roy, Pradeep Sangwan, Jaydev Shah, Shelly Shaurya, Nathusingh, Dwayne Smith, Tejas Baroka, Andre Tye.

Rising Pune Supergiant: Steve Smith (captain), Faf du Plessis, Adam Zampa, Usman Khawja, Mahendra Singh Dhoni(Wicketkeeper), Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Dinda, Ankus Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Ankit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Jaskarn Singh, Baba Aparajith, Deepak Chahar, Mayank Agarwal, Dnaiel Christian, Luckie Farguson, Ben Stokes and Manoj Tiwary.

With inputs from IANS

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