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IPL 2017: It was difficult to make comeback after two loses, admits Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina

IPL 2017: It was difficult to make comeback after two loses, admits Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina

Gujarat Lions, who finished third in their debut season last year, comfortably defeated Rising Pune Supergiant by seven wickets to register their first win in the ongoing IPL.

WATCH: Pune captain Steve Smith writhes in pain after being hit by a Basil Thampi bouncer

WATCH: Pune captain Steve Smith writhes in pain after being hit by a Basil Thampi bouncer

Smith made 43 off 23 balls, before he became Dwayne Smith's lone scalp, in the 10th over. Supergiant made 171/8.

IPL 2017, Match 13: Gujarat Lions vs Rising Pune Supergiant — As it happened...

IPL 2017, Match 13: Gujarat Lions vs Rising Pune Supergiant — As it happened...

Gujarat Lions finally register their first victory this season in IPL, courtesy Andrew Tye's five-wicket haul and controlled batting performance.

 

WATCH: Dwayne Smith sets Honkong T20 Blitz on fire with magnificent century off just 31 balls

WATCH: Dwayne Smith sets Honkong T20 Blitz on fire with magnificent century off just 31 balls

Former West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Smith truly justified to the name of the tournament Honkong T20 Blitz, after he struck an incredible century off just 31 deliveries on Wednesday at Mission Road ground.

Dwayne Smith announces retirement from international cricket, will continue to play in T20 leagues

Dwayne Smith announces retirement from international cricket, will continue to play in T20 leagues

The 33-year-old`s decision came ahead of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) qualifying final match between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings in which he is representing the former side.

VIDEO: Kieron Pollard's one-handed boundary-rope catch in PSL is a must watch

VIDEO: Kieron Pollard's one-handed boundary-rope catch in PSL is a must watch

Karachi Kings dominated the match from the start to finish and came out victorious over Islamabad United with six wickets in hand.

Indian Premier League 2016, Qualifier 2: Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad — As it happened...

Indian Premier League 2016, Qualifier 2: Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad — As it happened...

Welcome to our live coverage of Qualifier 2 of the 2016 Indian Premier League between Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad being played at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.

IPL 2016: AB de Villiers, Iqbal Abdullah take RCB into final with stunning win over GL in Qualifier 1

IPL 2016: AB de Villiers, Iqbal Abdullah take RCB into final with stunning win over GL in Qualifier 1

Chasing 159, RCB looked down and out at 29 for five before de Villiers smashed 79 off 47 balls to script a sensational comeback.

IPL 2016: Gujarat Lions thrash Mumbai Indians by 6 wickets; qualify for play-offs

IPL 2016: Gujarat Lions thrash Mumbai Indians by 6 wickets; qualify for play-offs

Chasing a stiff target of 173, Lions hunted down the formidable Mumbai outfit in 17.5 overs.

Indian Premier League 2016: Gujarat Lions thrash Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets, advance to second spot

Indian Premier League 2016: Gujarat Lions thrash Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets, advance to second spot

With the win, Lions have moved up to the second spot on the IPL points table.

IPL 2016, Match 38: Suresh Raina's Gujarat Lions defeat Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets to return on top

IPL 2016, Match 38: Suresh Raina's Gujarat Lions defeat Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets to return on top

Lions returned to winning ways after a hat-trick of defeats as they jumped to the top of the table with 14 points from 11 matches.

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 34: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Lions — As it happened...

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 34: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Lions — As it happened...

Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten 47 off 40 balls was a typical opener's knock, with Hyderabad chase revolving around his innings.

IPL 9: Dwayne Smith or Aaron Finch – Who should regularly feature in Gujarat Lions' playing XI?

IPL 9: Dwayne Smith or Aaron Finch – Who should regularly feature in Gujarat Lions' playing XI?

The Lions have played nine matches so far this season. While Finch has accumulated 196 runs from six innings, Smith has scored 178 runs from five matches.

IPL 2016: Rising Pune Supergiants fail yet again as Gujarat Lions continue strong run in maiden season

IPL 2016: Rising Pune Supergiants fail yet again as Gujarat Lions continue strong run in maiden season

Birthday-boy James Faulkner hit the winning single off the last ball.

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 25: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Gujarat Lions — As it happened...

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 25: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Gujarat Lions — As it happened...

Birthday-boy James Faulkner hit the winning single off the last ball.

IPL 2016: Rising Pune Supergiants face gigantic task of taming Suresh Raina's rampaging Gujarat Lions

IPL 2016: Rising Pune Supergiants face gigantic task of taming Suresh Raina's rampaging Gujarat Lions

The spin-pace duo of M Ashwin and Thisara Perera have done the bulk of the damage for his team, picking up 7 and 6 wickets so far and the onus will be on them to earn Pune early breakthroughs tomorrow.

IPL 2016, Match 23: Chris Morris' 82 off 32 not enough for Delhi; Gujarat win by 1 run

IPL 2016, Match 23: Chris Morris' 82 off 32 not enough for Delhi; Gujarat win by 1 run

Morris shared 87 runs for the fifth wicket with country-mate JP Duminy (48 off 43 balls) to take Daredevils on the brink of a win.

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 23: Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions — As it happened...

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 23: Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions — As it happened...

Needing 14 to win, Delhi could managed 12 runs only from Dwayne Bravo's over.

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