Match-6 : GL vs RPS Post Match Report
April 14, 2016
6th Match of IPLt20 2016 has been played between Gujarat Lions vs Rising Pune Supergiants at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot on 14th April 2016. Opting to bat first, Pune Supergiants managed to put 163 rns in 20 overs. F du Plessis played well and contributed 69 runs for Rising Pune. Gujarat with top orders superb batting performances chased the given target in 18 overs and won the match by 7 wkts. AJ Finch daclared man of the match for his 50 runs from the top.
Earlier, Rising Pune Supergiants won the toss and elected to bat first. Punr made good confident start with AM Rahane and F du Plessis initially. AM Rahane unfortunately got out early scoring quick 21 runs of 17 balls. KP Pietersen joined with F du Plessis and took the charge in hand for Pune. Both played good cricket in middle overs. KP Pietersen made well 37 runs and F du Plessis made very well 69 runs of 43 balls. In later overs skipper MS Dhoni played quick inning of 22* runs in 10 balls and put Pune on good totals of 163 runs in 20 overs.
Following target of 164 runs, Gujarat Lions started confidently with AJ Finch and BB McCulum initially. Both played good cricket and contributed well 50 and 49 runs for Gujarat Lions. Rest was done SK Raina
24 and DJ Bravo 22* of 10 balls and Gujarat won the 2nd consecutive win in IPL as today defeted Pune by 7 wickets.
Man of the MAtch : AJ Finch (Gujarat Lions)
Points : Gujarat Lions 2, Pune Supergiants 0.