In the third match of the IPL-10, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Lions of Gujarat which they will not forget for a long time. The Kolkata team won this match by 10 wickets. In the match, Kolkata Lions opener Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn gave the team a smoky start. Both of them took strong note of the opposition bowlers. No bowler of Gujarat Lions, including Praveen Kumar and Chinaman Shiwil Kaushik, has not been able to affect both of them. This was the reason that the scoreboard ‘jumps’ like the taxi meter.
It was a matter of batting that the team made the highest score of the IPL (73 runs) in the powerplay. The team left behind the Pune Warriors’ score of 68 in 2012. During this time, the pair of Lin-Gambhir made IPL-10’s first-century partnership. Both of them shared 184 runs for the first wicket. It is the biggest partnership for any wicket by Kolkata Knight Riders. Not only this, it is the highest score scored in any of the T20 cricket without losing a wicket. During this time, Gambhir looked more dangerous than the others, who scored more than fours in his knock of 93 not out. This 41-ball innings included six fours and eight sixes. On the other hand, Gambhir, in his 76-run knock, faced 48 balls and hit 12 fours.
Australia’s Chris Lynn completed the half-century in just 19 balls. He made four fours and five sixes in this period. Against Gujarat Lion’s Dwayne Smith, Lynn was seen in a stormy mood. In this sixth over of the innings, he hit three sixes and a four. Over 23.6: He is Caught. Earlier, on Thursday, Hardik Pandya of Mumbai Indians imposed four sixes and a four in Ashok Dinda. Dinda made 30 runs in this over. On the other hand, Gautam Gambhir completed his half-century by hitting eight fours in 33 balls. After five overs, Kolkata’s score was 53 not out without losing the wicket after losing 10 wickets without losing the wicket to 116 runs.