Dwayne Smith took the key wicket of Robin Uthappa (above)  © AFP (File Photo)
Dwayne Smith took the key wicket of Robin Uthappa (above) © AFP (File Photo)

Dwayne Smith, Gujarat Lions medium-pace bowler has picked up four important wickets in the crucial tie against Kolkata Knight Riders, which happens to be Match 51 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016. Smith took the key wickets of Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey and Piyush Chawla. The first two wickets, he got the batsmen caught, but the last i.e. Piyush Chawla’s he got him bowled. He then scalped Shakib-Al-Hasan as well. Overall, in four overs he took 4 for 8 thereby having a very good economy of just two runs per over. Gautam Gambhir was the first batter to get out for KKR. He was run out for eight. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2016 Match 51 at Kanpur

Gujarat Lions are aiming to bounce back from their heaviest defeat this season as they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in this Indian Premier League (IPL) game. Regular captain Suresh Raina is back for the tie at the Green Park stadium to boost the team’s confidence after skipping the Royal Challengers Bangalore match to be alongside his pregnant wife who gave birth to a daughter recently.  LIVE BLOG: Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders 2016, Match 51 at Kanpur

The last time these two sides had met at the Eden Gardens, the Lions had come out on top and it will be interesting to see what Gautam Gambhir will do to turn the tables this time around. The home side might look to get in Dale Steyn and James Faulkner in the side to strengthen their bowling. The wily fast bowlers might prove to be handy against the in form KKR batsmen. The Knights have suffered problems in their top order but they have been able to put healthy totals on the board frequently.

(With inputs from IANS)