Rajkot, April 14: Continuing their dominance against Rising Pune Supergiant (RSP), Gujarat Lions (GL) showed a clinical performance to thrash Steve Smith-led side by 7 wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 here on Friday (April 14).
Chasing a target of 172 runs, Dwayne Smith (47) and Brendon McCullum (49) put up an opening partnership of 94 to lay the foundation of an easy run chase for Gujarat.
Hosts achieved the target quite comfortably for the loss of three wickets and 12 balls to spare.
Earlier, debutant Gujarat Lions all-rounder Andrew Tye provided the second hat-trick of the day even as Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) reached 171/8 in the IPL.
After Royal Challengers Bangalore's Samuel Badree got one in the afternoon game against Mumbai Indians, Tye got the second hat-trick of the day.
Tye bagged five wickets (5/17), the first in this edition of the IPL, including a hat-trick in the final over of Pune's innings, which yielded only four runs as the visitors lost the settled duo of Manoj Tiwary (31), Ankit Sharma (25) and then Shardul Thakur (0) off consecutive deliveries.
Put in to bat, Pune's opening woes continued to haunt them with the loss of the in-form Ajinkya Rahane (0) in the very first over.
Here are the highlights of the match:
# Suresh Raina became the first cricketer to play his 150th IPL game
# Suresh Raina took a brilliant catch of Ajinkya Rahane at the slip to remove him.
# Ajinkya Rahane departed for duck as he was dismissed in the first over.
# Steve Smith scored 41 before getting dismissed by Dwayne Smith
# 25 runs were scored in Praveen Kumar's second over in the innings.
# Ben Stokes was removed by Andrew Tye. He scored 25.
# MS Dhoni's agony with the bat continued as he was dimissed leg-before by Ravindra Jadeja.
# 27 balls were taken for Pune to get fifty in this match - their quickest in the IPL.
# It was the first instance when two hat-tricks were taken in a day in the history of IPL.
# Andrew Tye's performance followed Samuel Badree's hat-trick against Mumbai Indians in the day's first match.
# Tye's final over yielded only four runs as RPS lost the settled duo of Manoj Tiwary (31), Ankit Sharma (25) and then Shardul Thakur (0) off consecutive deliveries.
# Dwayne Smith scored a whirlwind 47 from 30 deliveries as Gujarat lost their first wicket for 94.
# ImranTahir leaked 53 runs from his quota of 4 overs and got just one wicket
# 10 boundaries (fours and sixes) conceded by Imran Tahir against Gujarat Lions, the most he has conceded in T20s
# Debutant Shardul Thakur got the wicket of Dwayne Smith in his debut IPL game for Pune
# Pune have never defeated Gujarat in the IPL till now ( 2 times in IPL 9, once in IPL 10).
# 61-run partnership between Raina and Aaron Finch for the fourth wicket
# Suresh Raina scored unbeaten 35 off 22 balls in his 150th IPL appearance.
# After Virat Kohli reached 4172 runs during match against Mumbai Indians, Suresh Raina 4,173* once again took over as the leading run-getter in IPL history.