Kolkata Knight Riders won by 10 wkts ~ IPL BOX - Indian Premier league 2017

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 10 wkts

GL 183/4 (20.0 Ovs)
KKR 184/0 (14.5 Ovs)

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 10 wkts



Gambhir: You can't ask for more. The way Lynn started took a lot of pressure off me. Credit to the bowlers too. To restrict a batting line-up like Gujarat under 200 was fabulous. It's a luxury for any captain to have such spinners. As I said, we all know what Lynn can do. We have to give him a longer run. Hopefully he can continue his form like this and keep smacking it. If we see the last 2 games, it was the dropped catches which cost the game. We need to be proactive. There's always room for improvement. Lynn can take on any fast bowlers and we don't want him to take any risks against spinners. Rest of us can do that. That's basically our game plan. It's about starting off well because you don't want to be under pressure in the business end. Just one day to recover now before a big game against Mumbai.
Raina: 180 was a good total. We didn't bowl well in the first six overs. The lack of experience showed in our bowling. I thought the wicket would get slow, but it remained the same. The bowlers need to learn from here if we have to win. Definitely we miss Jadeja. He's the number one bowler in the world. Dinesh (Karthik) had a good partnership and continued his domestic form. Even Roy and McCullum were good at the top. We have a great batting line-up. We need to learn and improve our bowling.
Chris Lynn is Man of the Match

Lynn: That was my role and I'm comfortable with my role. One good innings doesn't make a summer. Hopefully I keep it going. If I can continue this momentum, I'd be very pleased. Yes I think so (whether he likes opening), with the ball coming on. I'm happy just to rotate the strike to Gauti when the spinners are on. Really nice wicket. All the grounds now are producing good flat wickets for the batters.
With records tumbling, we had to get plenty of stats. Here are a few..
- This partnership is now KKR's record first wicket partnership ever - surpassing the 121 between Uthappa & Gambhir v RR in 2014.
- Lynn records the 2nd joint fastest individual fifty for KKR. Yusuf has a 15-ball fifty against SRH while Russell scored a 19-ball fifty versus KXIP.
- KKR now hold 4th fastest team hundred in the history of IPL.
- That is KKR's first ever 10-wicket win in the IPL. It is the highest total chased down without losing a wicket in all T20s.
- First win for KKR against GL. It is the third time these two teams have met.

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