Finch and Bravo help Gujarat Lions overcome Kings XI Punjab by five wickets

Gujarat Lions came out on top when they played Kings XI Punjab at Mohali in the third game of the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League.Dwayne Bravo and Aaron Finch provided vital contributions to set up Gujarat Lions five wicket victory

Brendon McCullum, who went on a high in the last test after scoring fastest hundred in February was dismissed by medium pacer Sandeep Sharma in early overs of the chase.Aaron Finch scored a  match winning knock of 74 runs off 47 balls was provided support by Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik who chipped in some crucial runs under their belt.

Kings XI were put into the bat as Gujarat Lions led by Suresh Raina decided to bowl first on the surface  prepared at Mohali.Manan Vohra and Murali Vijay provided an ideal for the team as they put on 78 runs for the opening stand inside 8 overs.

The turning point came in the game when Ravindra Jadeja was brought into the attack dismissed both the openers in consecutive overs.Dwayne Bravo came to the party as he dismissed dangerous duo of David Miller and Glenn Maxwell to turn the game in favor of Gujarat Lions.Dwayne Bravo bowled magical slow yorker to dismiss David Miller to become the first bowler to take 300 wickets in T20 format.He finished with four wickets in the innings to restrict  Kings XI Punjab to score of 161 runs after 20 overs.Gujarat Lions started on a winning note to compound Kings XI Punjab misery as they now have lost nine games out of  last ten matches played in Indian Premier League.

 

 

 

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