Dwayne Smith hit a majestic half-century as he scored a fascinating half-century and struck an amazing partnership with Ishan Kishan to give Gujarat Lions a strong start. Later, on Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik and Ravindra Jadeja took the team to a 6-wicket victory against Kings XI Punjab.
Hashim Amla hit a brilliant century as he took Kings XI Punjab to a massive score of 189 runs for the loss of three wickets. It was his second century in this IPL and he formed a brilliant partnership with Shaun Marsh to punish the Gujarat Lions.
Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab; as it happened
GL win by 6 wickets in 19.4 overs as Karthik hits T Natarajan for a four. GL 192/4 off 19.4 overs
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Karthik goes berserk as he hits a four and a six in the 19th over. GL 182/4 off 19 overs.
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GL 166/4 off 18 overs. Aaron Finch and Suresh Raina are scalped by Sandeep Sharma in one brilliant over.
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GL 162/2 off 17 overs
GL 158/2 off 16 overs
GL 148-2 off 15 overs
GL 137-2 off 14 overs
GL 131-2 off 13 overs
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GL 123-2 off 12 overs
# Maxwell to Dwayne Smith, OUT! The second wicket falls for Gujarat
# Maxwell to Dwayne Smith, SIX!
GL 114-1 off 11 overs
Aaron to Raina, FOUR, and gets this one fine. Shuffled across to a short ball and hit it towards fine leg
GL 103-1 off 10 overs
T Natarajan to Dwayne Smith, SIX, anything up and he destroys it.
T Natarajan to Ishan Kishan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught! Gujarat loses 1st wicket
T Natarajan, comes into the attack
GL 91/0 off 9 overs
Axar to Dwayne Smith, SIX, just about clears the man at long-on. An almost tossed up ball. Dwayne Smith goes with the swing and muscles it over the fence
GL 81/0 off 8 overs
Maxwell to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! Excellent placement
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Glenn Maxwell, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
GL 69/0 off 7 overs
Axar Patel to Dwayne Smith, SIX, fifty for Dwayne Smith. Dwayne Smith gets a fuller ball this time and hits it straight over Axar's head.
GL 58/0 off 6 overs
Mohit Sharma to Dwayne Smith, FOUR! Full ball on the pads, Smith picks it up and thrashes it over mid-wicket
Mohit Sharma returns to the attack
GL 49/0 off 5 overs
Sandeep Sharma to Dwayne Smith, FOUR, too full, Smith bludgeons it back over the bowler's head.
GL 36/0 off 4 overs
Aaron to Dwayne Smith, FOUR, short and wide, Smith stands tall and slaps it away over the infield on the off-side
Varun Aaron, right-arm fast comes into the attack
GL 23/0 off 3 overs
Sandeep Sharma to Dwayne Smith, FOUR! Sharma looks for swing again, there's none. It's easy picking for Smith as he punches sweetly through the covers.
GL 17/0 off 2 overs
Mohit Sharma to Dwayne Smith, FOUR,, slower half-volley outside off, Smith gets to the pitch of it and thrashes it away between mid-off and extra cover.
Mohit Sharma to Dwayne Smith, FOUR, leg-side dross. Smith clips it behind square for a well deserved boundary
GL 7/0 off 1 over
Sandeep Sharma to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! The ball was swinging into the pads and Ishan Kishan puts it away with a flick of the wrists.
Dwayne Smith and Ishan Kishan of Gujarat Lions are at the crease. Dwayne Smith is on strike. Sandeep Sharma will open the attack for Kings XI Punjab.
KXIP score 189/3 off 20 overs.
Amla hits his second century of the season and brings up the landmark with a SIX! However, Thampi takes his wicket off the next ball
Maxwell hits two bright sixes as KXIP score 175/2 off 19 overs
KXIP 159/2 off 18 overs
KXIP 150/2 off 17 overs
Basil Thampi to Amla, FOUR
Basil Thampi to Amla, SIX!
KXIP 133/2 off 16 overs
D Kulkarni to Amla, SIX! What a brilliant shot that is
D Kulkarni to Shaun Marsh, out Caught by Finch!! High into the night sky and is caught by Aaron Finch at long-on.
KXIP 123/1 off 15 overs
Basil Thampi to Shaun Marsh, FOUR!, Marsh is great with the cut shots. Just can't keep him calm by bowling it wide of off, plants his back foot deep and thumps it away past backward point
KXIP 114/1 off 14 overs
D Kulkarni to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, slower delivery outside off stump, Marsh pushes it towards point and raises his bat for a fifty. Another good and balanced innings from the Aussie stalwart
Ankit Soni to Amla, SIX! that's a stylish shot from the Proteas superstar. Flighted delivery outside off stump, not as wide as the previous one. Amla goes straight down the ground and clears the fence. KXIP 109/1 off 13 overs
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Ankit Soni to Amla, 1 run, fifty for Hashim Amla. The century stand between Marsh and Amlais raised as well.
KXIP 99/1 off 12 overs
Faulkner to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, 112kph slower ball, but you can't offer width with both backward point and third man inside the ring. Marsh delays the late cut and guides it nicely between the two fielders
KXIP 89/1 off 11 overs
Ankit Soni is back into the attack
Faulkner to Shaun Marsh, FOUR! Marsh glances the deliverly past short fine leg, Ishan Kishan runs to his left in the deep and dives but the ball wins the race. KXIP 81/1 off 10 overs
James Faulkner is back into the attack
KXIP 72/1 off 9 overs
Jadeja to Shaun Marsh, FOUR; Jadeja continues to bowl quick and is duly punished by Marsh
KXIP 63/1 off 8 overs
Ankit Soni to Shaun Marsh, FOUR! It's a full toss and Marsh places the flick between long-on and deep mid-wicket
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Ankit Soni, right-arm leg break, is introduced into the attack
Jadeja to Shaun Marsh, FOUR! KXIP 54-1 off 7 overs
Ravindra Jadeja, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack
KXIP 44-1 after 6 overs
Faulkner to Amla, FOUR, that is pure wrist power. This was the slower ball, but it went too full, meaning that the batsman had a bit of extra time to react, Amla flicked nicely along the ground through mid-wicket
James Faulkner comes into the attack. Faulkner to Amla, SIX, Amla welcomes Faulkner with a lovely off-driven six. Length delivery just outside off stump, Amla waits and lofts it easily over the top.
KXIP 29-1 after 5 overs
Basil Thampi to Amla, FOUR, now that is a majestic shot by the South-African superstar!
Basil Thampi, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
KXIP 21-1 after 4 overs
D Kulkarni to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, worked away off the pads to deep mid-wicket
KXIP 13-1 after 3 overs
Sangwan to Amla, it's another FOUR! The Proteas superstar is in impeccable form.
Sangwan to Amla, FOUR, that's a classic shot.
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A good over bowled by Kulkarni as only one run is scored off it. KXIP 3-1 off 2 overs.
KXIP 2-1 after 1 over
Sangwan to Guptill! Out! Sangwan foxes Guptill who hands over a simple catch to Basil Thampi
Gujarat Lions have won the toss but they have decided to field first.
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Hashim Amla, Martin Guptill, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell(c), Wriddhiman Saha(w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Varun Aaron, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Gujarat Lions (Playing XI): Dwayne Smith, Ishan Kishan, Suresh Raina(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Aaron Finch, Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pradeep Sangwan, Basil Thampi, Ankit Soni