The Gujarat Lions prevailed over the Rising Pune Supergiants in a crucial IPL tie in Rajkot last night. Pune team posted 171/8 in 20 overs. Steven Smith (43), Rahul Tripathi (33) and Manoj Tiwary (31) were the top scorers. Andrew Tye took 5/17 including a hat-trick.
The Gujarat Lions find no difficulty to reach the target. They started well with the openers Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum adding 94 runs for the first wicket. Smith made 47, while McCullum scored 49.
Suresh Raina and Aaron Finch remained unbeaten on 35 and 33 respectively, as Lions reached 172/3 in 18 overs. Andrew Tye was declared ‘Man of the Match.