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14-Apr-2017 18:04:00 GMT
GL v RPS, 13th match, IPL 2017, Rajkot

Tye hat-trick gifts Gujarat Lions first win of IPL 10

Andrew Tye was awarded Man of the Match for his 5-for.
Andrew Tye was awarded Man of the Match for his 5-for.

Rajkot: Andrew Tye became the first player to take a hat-trick as well as five-for during Gujarat Lions beat Rising Pune Supergiant by seven wickets in Indian Premier League (IPL) at Rajkot on Friday night.

In the previous editions of IPL, Gujarat Lions  chased down 164 and 196 at Rajkot and Pune respectively against Rising Pune Supergiants.

In the 10th edition, the story folder quite similar. GL achieved the 172-run target in a matter of 18 overs at home, pocketing their first win in three matches.

RPS, on the other hand, faced their third consecutive defeat. The opening duo of Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith went bonkers and laced 94 runs off 53 balls to seal the deal

Andrew Tye was awarded Man of the Match for his 5-for.

Earliier, Tye bagged five wickets (5/17), the first in this edition of the IPL, including a hat-trick in the final over of Pune's innings, which yielded only four runs as the visitors lost the settled duo of Manoj Tiwary (31), Ankit Sharma (25) and then Shardul Thakur (0) off consecutive deliveries.

Put in to bat, Pune's opening woes continued to haunt them with the loss of the in-form Ajinkya Rahane (0) in the very first over.

It was the change of line that worked for veteran Praveen Kumar. Halfway into the first over, his good length delivery came back in which Rahane gently tried to dab to third man only to find Suresh Raina latching on a stunning catch at first slip.

Rahane's dismissal brought in the skipper Steve Smith (43), who along with opener Rahul Tripathi (33) launched an onslaught, which Praveen will perhaps remember for a long long time.

Bowling his third over on the trot, the 30-year-old medium pacer was milked for 25 runs, with Tripathi dispatching him for two consecutive sixes and a four before Smith fetched two back to back boundaries as Pune rushed to their fastest IPL 50.

Smith was equally harsh on left-arm spinner Shadab Jakati, punishing him with a boundary and a six in his first over.

As Pune looked set for a massive total, Tye provided the hosts with the crucial breakthrough in the form of Tripathi with a slower delivery which the batsman failed to lift and was caught by Aaron Finch at mid-off.

Tripathi's 17-ball effort was laced with three hits to the fence and two over it but more importantly set the tone with a 64-run second wicket stand with the Australian captain.

Englishman Ben Stokes then joined Smith to add 25 runs before the strategic time out after the 9th over once again turned out to be of great advantage for the fielding side.

Returning from the break, West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Smith got the prized scalp of the Australian, who mistimed a back of a length outside off to be caught at long-on by Finch. Smith's 28-ball 43 contained six boundaries and a six.

Two overs later, Stokes departed to another slower delivery from Tye which knocked off his off-stump, after the IPL 2017's costliest buy faced 18 balls, hitting two boundaries and a six.

Brief scores
Rising Pune Supergiant -
171/8 (Smith 43, Tripathi 33, Tiwary 31, Tye 5-17)
Gujarat Lions - 172/3 (McCullum 49, Smith 47, Raina 35*, Finch 33*)
Result - Gujarat Lions won by 7 wickets


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