IPL 2016 News & Reports
Match 38 (Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions)
Sunday, May 08, 2016 (D/N)
Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata
Time : 08:00 IST | 02:30 GMT
Match 38 : KKR vs GL Post Match Report
P Kumar Gujarat

38th Match of IPLt20 2016 has been played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajkot based Gujarat Lions at Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolata on 8th May 2016. Putting into bat first by Gujarat, Kolkata with Shakib Al Hasan 66* and YK Pathan's 63* runs record partnership managed to put 158 runs in 20 overs. Gujarat chased given target in 18 overs and won the match by 5 wkts. P Kumar declared man of the match for his 2 wkts of 19 runs.

Earlier, Gujarat Lions won the toss and elected to field first. Kolkata top orders feild today and at one stage KKR were 4/24 in 5.5 overs. Shakib AL Hasan and YK Pathan took the charge in hand for Kolkata and made record partnership of 5th wickets in IPL with 134* runs. Both played good sensible cricket and made 66* and 63* runs respectively. Kolkata managed to put 158 runs in 20 overs.

Following target of 159 runs, Gujarat Lions made good start with DR Smith and BB McCullum initially. Both made 27 and 29 runs respectively. In later overs KD Karthik played 51 runs knock with AJ Finch's firing 29 of 10 balls led Gujarat to rule points tally and won the match by 5 wickets with 12 balls remaining.

Man of the match : P Kumar (Gujarat Lions)

Points - Gujarat Lions 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0

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