[caption id="attachment_595905" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Aaron-Finch-and-Suresh-Raina-celebrate-after-beating-RPS.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-595905" alt="Aaron Finch and Suresh Raina celebrate after beating RPS BCCI" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Aaron-Finch-and-Suresh-Raina-celebrate-after-beating-RPS.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Aaron Finch and Suresh Raina celebrate after beating RPS BCCI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>After losing two back-to-back games in the ongoing <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/IPL" target="_blank">Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/gujarat-lions" target="_blank">Gujarat Lions (GL) </a>savoured the first victory against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/rising-pune-supergiant/" target="_blank">Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS)</a> in the match 13. Gujarat Lions, riding on an impressive start from <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/dwayne-smith" target="_blank">Dwayne Smith </a>(47 off 30) and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/brendon-mcCullum" target="_blank">Brendon McCullum</a> (49 off 32) chased down a challenging target of 172 in 18 overs. Gujarat Lions now have a win in their kitty after starting IPL 2017 started on a poor note. GL were first defeated by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 10 wickets, which was followed by a 9-wicket defeat at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). But the team clicked in every department in the third game and sealed a much-needed victory. <strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/indian-premier-league-2017-200487/live-scores/gujarat-lions-vs-rising-pune-supergiant-match-13-183390-summary.html" target="_blank">FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: GL vs RRPS, IPL 2017 Match 13</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/suresh-raina" target="_blank">Suresh Raina</a> who too played vital 22-ball 35-run innings, helping his side to clinch the victory. said it was a difficult proposition for his side to make a strong comeback in the tournament, especially after ending up on the losing side in their first two games. He was quoted as saying by <i>PTI, </i>"It was difficult for us to come back strongly after losing the two games. . <p></p> <p></p>Raina heaped praise on pacer Andrew Tye who took a hat-trick as well as a five-for playing in his first IPL game. Tye finished with impressive figures of 5 for 17 in his 4 overs. Lauding Tye s efforts, Raina said, "I thought AJ (Tye) bowled brilliantly. He is a very smart cricketer who varies his pace, especially in the death overs," he said. <p></p> <p></p>Raina also appreciated the way Gujarat Lions openers Smith and McCullum went to form a formidable platform for the big chase. "Baz [McCullum] and Smith did it for us. They have done it for CSK and they did it again today." <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile, Tye said the slower balls worked well for him. "It's a good format of cricket, but traditionally, I would still love to play Test cricket. The slower ball worked very well for me," said Tye, who was adjudged Man of the Match.