IPL 2017: Openers Helps Gujrat Lions Comfortable Win Over Rising Pune Supergiant

Gujrat Lions demolished Rising Pune Supergiant by 7 wickets in Indian Premier League 2017.

Suresh Raina side Gujarat Lions (GL) restricted Steve Smith side Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) to a fighting total of 171/8 at Rajkot after a blistering start from Rahul Tripathi and skipper Steve Smith. With all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja back for Gujarat Lions, their bowling and batting line-up look a bit more solid. Where seasoned fast bowler Praveen Kumar went for a massive 51 runs in his four overs, Indian Premier League debutant pacer Andrew Tye scalped 5 wickets along with a hat-trick in the last over of the innings.Steve Smith emerged as the highest run-getter with 45, followed by Ankit Tripathi (33) and Manoj Tiwary (31.) All-rounder Ben Stokes and Indian former captain MS Dhoni failed to impress with the bat yet again. It will be a task for Pune to restrict the hosts, while the latter will try to get their first win.

 

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