IPL 2016 News & Reports
Match-3 (Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat Lions)
Monday, April 11, 2016
PCA Stadium, Mohali
Time : 08:00 IST | 02:30 GMT
Match-3 : KXIP vs GL Post Match Report
AJ Finch GLR

3rd Match of IPLt20 2016 has been played between Kings XI Punjab VS Gujarat Lions at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali on 11th April 2016. Putting into bat first by Gujarat Lions, Punjab put good totals of 161 runs in 20 overs. Opening batsme M Vijay and M Vohra contributed well 42 and 38 for Punjab. Gujarat Lions with AJ Finch's superb 74 runs inning lifted well deserved match from Punjab by 5 wickets in debut match in IPL. AJ Finch declared man of the match for his splendid 74 runs.

Earlier, Gujarat Lions won the toss and elected to field first. Punjab got well sound start with M Vijay and M Vohra as well. Both played good cricket and added 78 runs for the 1st wickets before M Vohra lost his wicket scoring 38 runs. M Vijay also played well and contributed 42 runs. Next coming GJ Maxwell and skipper DA Miller could not stood in middle for long and became victim of DJ Bravo. WP Saha and MP Stoinis played good inning in later over and put Punjab on good score of 161 runs in 20 overs.

Following target of 162 runs, Gujarat Lions lost BB McCullum early without scoring a single run. skipper SK Raina joined with AJ Finch and tried to shape up Gujarat inning. SK Rain got out in hurry scoring 20 runs in 9 balls. KD Karthik joined with AJ Finch and took charge in hand for Gujarat Lions.AJ finch played superb cricket for Gujarat and made very well 74 runs before lost his wicket. Rest was done by KD Karthik as well and Gujarat registered well desearved win over KXIP by 5 wickets in very first match playing in IPL.

Player of the match - AJ Finch (GLR)

Points - Gujarat Lions 2, Kings XI Punjab 0

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