Gujarat Lions ride captain’s knock from Suresh Raina to beat KKR by four wickets

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Ravindra Jadeja (right) of Gujrat Lions is being congratulated by Kolkata Knight Riders’ Chris Woakes after their four-wicket win in the 2017 Indian Premier League match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Friday. (BCCI)

Ravindra Jadeja (right) of Gujrat Lions is being congratulated by Kolkata Knight Riders’ Chris Woakes after their four-wicket win in the 2017 Indian Premier League match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Friday. (BCCI)

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Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir (left) and Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina at the toss. (BCCI)

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir (left) and Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina at the toss. (BCCI)

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KKR opened with Sunil Narine and proved to be a masterstroke as the Caribbean spinner scored 42 off 17 balls. (BCCI)

KKR opened with Sunil Narine and proved to be a masterstroke as the Caribbean spinner scored 42 off 17 balls. (BCCI)

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At one time, KKR were 45/0 with Sunil Narine (right) on 42. Captain Gautam Gambhir was happy to play the subdued role when Narine went full blast. (BCCI)

At one time, KKR were 45/0 with Sunil Narine (right) on 42. Captain Gautam Gambhir was happy to play the subdued role when Narine went full blast. (BCCI)

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Robin Uthappa came after Narine’s dismissal to up the ante and build on the quick start. He scored 72 to guide KKR to an imposing 187/5. (BCCI)

Robin Uthappa came after Narine’s dismissal to up the ante and build on the quick start. He scored 72 to guide KKR to an imposing 187/5. (BCCI)

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KKR cheergirls performing during the 2017 Indian Premier League match against Gujarat Lions at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Friday. (BCCI)

KKR cheergirls performing during the 2017 Indian Premier League match against Gujarat Lions at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Friday. (BCCI)

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Gujarat Lions cheergirls too kept the crowd entertained during the 2017 Indian Premier League match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Friday. (BCCI)

Gujarat Lions cheergirls too kept the crowd entertained during the 2017 Indian Premier League match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Friday. (BCCI)

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Brendon McCullum of Gujarat Lions gave the visitors a flying start with 33 off 17 balls. (BCCI)

Brendon McCullum of Gujarat Lions gave the visitors a flying start with 33 off 17 balls. (BCCI)

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Aaron Finch matched McCullum shot with shot as he scored 31 off just 15 deliveries. (BCCI)

Aaron Finch matched McCullum shot with shot as he scored 31 off just 15 deliveries. (BCCI)

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But Gujarat Lions needed a mature knock from Suresh Raina, who hit 84 off 46 balls, to bring them close to KKR’s total after a short delay due to rain. (BCCI)

But Gujarat Lions needed a mature knock from Suresh Raina, who hit 84 off 46 balls, to bring them close to KKR’s total after a short delay due to rain. (BCCI)

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In the end, it was Ravindra Jadeja who finished the match with James Faulkner. (BCCI)

In the end, it was Ravindra Jadeja who finished the match with James Faulkner. (BCCI)

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