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  • 11:46 PM IST

    GL 188/6 , Over 18.2, Jadeja 19* , Faulkner 4*: Coulter-Nile into his final over. SINGLE to start the over. FOUR! Jadeja punches the ball past point. GL win by 4 wickets.

  • 11:43 PM IST

    GL 183/6 , Over 18, Jadeja 15* , Faulkner 3*: Kuldeep Yadav into the attack. SINGLE on the first ball. 50 partnership comes up between Raina and Jadeja. SINGLE just wide of point. SIX! Raina slog sweeps over mid wicket. OUT! Raina holds out to Manish Pandey. James Faulkner in the middle. Great running by Faulkner and Jadeja picks up three runs.

  • 11:38 PM IST

    GL 171/5 , Over 17, Jadeja 13* , Raina 77*: Nathan Coulter-Nile comes into the attack. FOUR! Superb by Raina punches the ball past mid off. DOT! FOUR! Raina gets a boundary towards third man. SIX! Raina clips the ball over the boundary line at deep square leg. SINGLE to third man. QUICK SINGLE to finish the over.

  • 11:31 PM IST

    GL 155/5 , Over 16, Jadeja 12* , Raina 62*: Narine into his final over. SINGLE towards point. Important that Jadeja gets into the mix. DOT. DOT! Narine keeping it tight. DOT! Three dots in a row is gold right now. SIX! Surya Kumar Yadav steps on the boundary rope. Couple of runs to finish the over.

  • 11:27 PM IST

    GL 145/5 , Over 15, Jadeja 4* , Raina 60*: Umesh Yadav to continue. SIX to start the over. Raina picked the slower one quite early. SINGLE smart cricket by Raina. SINGLE at long on. Hardly any room for Jadeja. DOT! Good comeback by Umesh. FOUR! Short wide Raina cuts the ball past backward point. SINGLE to finish the over.

  • 11:23 PM IST

    GL 133/5 , Over 13, Jadeja 3* , Raina 50*: Kuldeep Yadav to continue. SINGLE to start the over. SINGLE towards sweeper cover. SINGLE Yadav chips the ball over long on. SINGLE. Jadeja did not pick it. FOUR! French-cut for a boundary. SINGLE to finish the over. FIFTY for RAINA in 32 balls.

  • 11:19 PM IST

    GL 124/5 , Over 13, Jadeja 1* , Raina 43*: Umesh Yadav is into his first over. SINGLE as Raina fends the ball. SINGLE Smith goes across the line. SINGLE towards fine leg. OUT! Yadav gets his man. Dwayne departs for 5. Ravindra Jadeja out in the middle. SINGLE Jadeja pushes the ball towards third man. SINGLE to finish the over.

  • 11:13 PM IST

    GL 119/4 , Over 12, Smith 4* , Raina 40*: Kuldeep Yadav to continue. FOUR! Raina using soft hands to good affect guides past the keeper. DOT! Good bowling by Kuldeep keeps Kishan on his feet.OUT! KISHAN goes for the sweep and gifts the ball to Umesh Yadav. Dwayne Smith is out in the middle. FOUR! Smith starts off with a crisp boundary. DOT to finish the over.

  • 11:08 PM IST

    GL 110/3 , Over 11, Kishan 4* , Raina 35*: SUNIL NARINE comes into the attack. SINGLE of the first ball to bring the 100 for GL. Short ball Kishan slaps it to long on for SINGLE. FOUR! Raina lofts the ball over extra cover. DOT. FOUR! Raina picks up the length and goes past fine leg. SINGLE to finish the over.

  • 11:06 PM IST

    GL 99/3 , Over 10, Kishan 3* , Raina 25*: Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack. SINGLE towards mid wicket. SINGLE Kishan dabs the ball on off side. DOT. SINGLE towards long on. DOT to finish the over. three runs from it.

KKR-vs-GL_1

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates’ post of Match No. 23 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Gujarat Lions (GL). The match will be played at the Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata. KKR are currently at the No. 2 spot in the IPL 10 points table while things are looking gloomy for GL, who are sitting at No. 8. Both teams have played equal number of matches so far. KKR will get to the Numero Uno position if they win, while GL will still be placed at the bottom of the table unless they win by a massive margin. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions – Match 23

Both teams earlier clashed in Match No.3 of IPL 2017 where Gautam Gambhir along with Chris Lynn went hammer and tong on the Lions bowlers. The pair added 184-runs for the first wicket were Lynn remained unbeaten on 93 while Gambhir stood not out on 76. Thankfully, for Lions there would be no Lynn in today’s match as the right-handed batsman is out with an injury. KKR will be happy with the form of Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan, who have guided the side to notable wins. Speaking of their bowling, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav and Umesh Yadav form a potent attack. Add Chris Woakes, Colin de Grandhomme in the mix and KKR look like a complete package.

Gujarat Lions, on the other hand, have struggled to get any hold over their bowling in this edition. Praveen Kumar, Shivil Kaushik and Dhawal Kulkarni, who formed their mainstay last year, have been taken to the cleaners. Only Basil Thampi and Andrew Tye have provided some respite to them. Brad Hodge and co. will be highly disappointed with Kaushik, who has been the biggest let down for them this season. Skipper Suresh Raina could very well rope in Nathu Singh into the lineup. World’s No.1 Test bowler Ravindra Jadeja too has looked unlike his old self.

Brendon McCullum, Jason Roy and Aaron Finch will form their batting fulcrum. Raina, Dinesh Karthik and Ishan Kishan have so far have been on-off in the tournament. If Dwayne Bravo is fit, Smith could get the boot.

Squads:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa (wk), Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Sunil Narine, Chris Woakes, Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan, Darren Bravo, Ishank Jaggi, Umesh Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, Rishi Dhawan, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Ankit Rajpoot, Sayan Ghosh, Ramsingh Sanjay Yadav.

Gujarat Lions: Suresh Raina (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Praveen Kumar, Manpreet Gony, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aaron Finch, Shadab Bashir Jakati, Jason Roy, Shivil Kaushik, Dwayne Bravo, Munaf Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Jaydev Shah, Pradeep Sangwan, James Faulkner, Akshdeep Nath, Andrew Tye, Chirag Suri, Basil Thampi, Ishan Kishan, Nathu Singh, Shubham Agarwal, Tejas Baroka, Pratham Singh, Shelley Shaurya.