IPL T20 KKR vs GL broke many previous records held in all the previous IPL Seasons. The match was played at Saurashtra Cricket Stadium which is home-ground of Gujarat Lions. In this very opening match of both the teams, Knight Riders thrashed the Lions of Gujarat by aggressive 10 wickets.
In this KKR vs GL Match, KKR won the toss first and gave chance to Lions for batting first. Gujarat Lions however managed themselves to sum up a total of 183/4 against Knight Riders. In the second innings, KKR turned into action with its tremendous opening partnership led by Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn. Both the opening batsmen achieved the target within 14.5 overs making KKR to win this match from 10 wickets.
Records Broken In This Match :
Suresh Raina’s run-aggregate reached to 4166 runs which is highest for any batsman. He surpassed Virat Kohli’s tally of 4110 runs.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ total of 184 runs is the highest successful chase by any side in T20 cricket without losing a wicket. Before than this, Perth Scorchers held the record of 171/0 against Melbourne Renegades at Melbourne in 2015.Considering about IPL previous sessions, then the highest first wicket partnerships was held between Chris Gayle and Tilakratne Dilshan for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors at Bangalore in 2013.
How Well KKR Played Against Gujarat Lions ?
Kolkata Knight Riders scored 73 runs in the first six overs which is the most runs scored by any team during the power play overs in IPL. The record was previously held by Pune Warriors of 67/0 at Kolkata in 2012. Gautam Gambhir scored his 32nd fifty in this match. He successfully equaled David Warner’s tally of most number of fifties in IPL.
Chris Lynn became the second fastest batsman to score fifty in IPL jointly with Andre Russell who also used 19 balls to score fifty. Yusuf Pathan still holds the fastest fifty record using 15 balls only.
Kolkata Knight Riders achieved the third highest run-rate of 12.40 in this match for chasing a victory target of 150 or more.
Gautam Gambhir became 2nd captain after Dhoni to make 3000 runs in IPLT20. This IPL T20 KKR vs GL Match is going to be unforgotten one in the history of IPL.