Visitors Gujarat Lions beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 wickets in the 23rd match of IPL 2017. The skipper of the visitors, Suresh Raina played an anchor role in the chase to shoulder their team to a comfortable victory after the blitz from dashing opener Brendon McCullum.
The win for Gujarat made them jump one place higher in the points table with 4 points in six games. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are placed second in the table with 4 wins out of 6 matches. Mumbai Indians comfortably sat at the top position on the points table.
Here are the Statistical Highlights of the match –
1 – Kolkata Knight Riders lost their first home game of the season.
2 – Gujarat Lions’ run chase against KKR is their second highest chase ever in IPL.
3 – Gujarat lions registered their third victory against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL.
1 – Suresh Raina is the leading run-scorer of IPL as he scored 4341 runs.
6 – Out of 9 matches played at Eden Games, 6 matches are won by the chasing side.
84 – Suresh Raina’s knock of 84 is his best score for Gujarat Lions.
3 – Suresh Raina scored 3 consecutive fifties against Kolkata Knight Riders.
2 – The 84 run knock from Suresh Raina today is his second highest score in his IPL career while chasing and highest in the winning cause.
9 – Suresh Raina has nine 75+ scores to his name in IPL cricket.
42 – Sunil Narine’s 42 (6 fours and a six) is the highest score in IPL, scored all runs in boundaries.
1 – Raina is the leading run scorer versus KKR, he scored 838 runs against them in 20 innings.
6673 – Suresh Raina’s tally of 6673 runs are the most by an Indian in T20 runs surpassing Kohli’s 6666 runs.
42 – Earlier in the day, Sunil Narine scored 42 runs which is his career best score in IPL.
205 – Average of Suresh Raina against KKR since last 3 innings.