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Chris Woakes' KKR downed by Suresh Raina's expert knock

Jul 5th 2020, 6:45 am
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Captain Suresh Raina rode his luck and nerve in scoring 84 as his Gujarat Lions surprisingly lowered the high-flying Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets in the Indian Premier League on Friday.

Kolkata, winner of four games in five, was the big home favorite against Gujarat, winner of only one game.

But after winning the toss, Gujarat restricted Kolkata to a sub-par 187-5 and replied with a victorious 188-6 and 10 balls to spare.

Suresh Raina's knock of 84 steered Gujarat Lions to victory against Kolkate Knight Riders

Suresh Raina's knock of 84 steered Gujarat Lions to victory against Kolkate Knight Riders

Aaron Finch smacked 33 of just 17 balls opening the batting to get his side off to a solid start

Aaron Finch smacked 33 of just 17 balls opening the batting to get his side off to a solid start

Aaron Finch launched Gujarat with 31 off 15 balls and, after a half-hour delay for drizzle, fellow opener Brendon McCullum smacked 33 off 17 balls.

Raina took the anchor role, konzertkalender-osnabrueck.de and watched Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan, and Dwayne Smith all depart cheaply, so Gujarat was a shaky 122-5 in the 13th over.