Vastavam Web: Gambhir and Lynn smashed unbeaten half-centuries as former IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Gujarat Lions by 10 wickets.Kolkata Knight Riders Skipper Gambhir and the KKR camp might have been worried a lot as Lions’ skipper Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum and Dinesh Karthik helped the hosts pile up 183.However, what seemed a formidable total soon ended up looking like a below par one as Lynn and Gambhir toyed with the Gujarat Lions bowling, putting on 73 runs in the six powerplay overs. The duo continued the carnage as they smashed records at will and raced to their individual half-centuries.
This was only the third time in 87 T20s that Lynn had opened the innings, and the Australian didn’t disappoint. While he tormented almost every bowler he faced, he had reserved his best for Dwayne Smith, who he smashed for 23 runs in the seventh over to reach his half-century in just 19 balls.Earlier, Gujarat Lions rode on the brilliance of captain Suresh Raina as they put up 183/4 in their pursuit for a third straight win over the Knights. There was a boundary in every over till the ninth before chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav managed to get rid of McCullum, but the damage was already done by then.