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IPL: Returning Raina steers Lions to 6-wicket win over Knight Riders

Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina won the toss and opted to bowl first in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Kanpur on Thursday.

ipl Updated: May 19, 2016 23:08 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Gujarat Lions' captain Suresh Raina plays a shot during the IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium in Kolkata on May 8, 2016.(AFP)

Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina won the toss and opted to bowl first in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Kanpur on Thursday.

Raina explained his decision, saying day-night games haven’t been played at Kanpur before, adding that he backed his side’s batting to chase.

Raina’s Kolkata counterpart Gautam Gambhir said he was looking to bowl first as well.

Teams

Gujarat Lions

DR Smith, B McCullum, S Raina, A Finch, D Karthik, R Jadeja, DJ Bravo, E Dwivedi , P Kumar, D Kulkarni, S Jakati

Kolkata Knight Riders

R Uthappa, G Gambhir, M Pandey, Y Pathan, S Yadav, S Al Hasan, J Holder, P Chawla, S Narine, M Morkel, A Rajpoot

First Published: May 19, 2016 19:52 IST