Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali: Tonight is the 3rd match of the IPL season 9 2016 whose the match is played between Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat Lions, 11 April. And the 3rd Match of IPL 9 is won the Gujarat Lions. The Kings XI Punjab who has won the toss and elected to bat first have come down to the crease earlier today.
Man of the Match awarded to Finch for his great performance scoring 74 runs from just 49 balls. He has commented that he is very lucky to be part of the game and team and met wonderful people like Hodge and Raina. He also has thank to the bowlers that make the game easier and favouring to the batsmen to chase the target.
In the first half, Vijay and Vohra are at the crease where both of them have consistently stood until 8 over and scoring good runs for the team. Then enters Jadeja in the action and caught out Vohra and again Jadeja at 10th overtook down Vijay. Then enter Maxwell but he too couldn’t withstand the bowlers and Bravo bowled Maxwell at just 2 runs. Here Bravo again took another wicket for the team at over 19. Dwayne Bravo took 4 wickets ultimately and the Punjab can set a target of just 161 for the Gujarat.
In the second innings, Gujarat was on the crease where Finch and Brendon McCullum are down to bat. In the first over itself, there was a wicket by stumped out at zero balls by Sandeep Sharma. As the overs goes one Finch and Raina took control of the ball and had good scores until in the until at the 5th over of Stones have taken down Raina. And then Finch has put the good scores with four and sixes in the ground but Sahu have stumped out Finch and he had the 74 runs at just 47 balls. While Dinesh Karthik came into action but the wickets get down with Kishan Ishaan then enters Bravo which gives good support to Dinesh Karthik and finally won the match over Punjab.
And the final winning shot is taken by Karthik with a boundary to make the score 162 runs.