Rising Pune Supergiants are clearly out of colors in their initial matches and same was observed in last game against Gujrat Lions. The new outfit of IPL was clearly under pressure from the word go and in the end cut a sorry figure as well. They after winning the toss, decided to bat first and their decision proved fatal in the end.
Dhoni the skipper of the side was failed to read the conditions rightly and paid the price for it. On the other hand, Raina the captain of Gujrat Lions used the conditions in a better way and bagged important victory. This was the first match between these two teams in the tournament.
DJ Bravo and Jakati were expensive with the ball for Gujrat Lions but rest of the bowlers remained economical. They did well to restrict the opposition to a meager total despite good partnership between Faf du Plessis and Keven Pietersen. Gujrat Lions seemed inexperienced with the ball early on but came back strongly in the death overs.
Meanwhile, Gujrat Lions opening pair rose the occasion and smashed the opposition with hard hitting. They scored 85 runs in just 8.3 overs before Finch was ousted from the field. The damage has been done before his departure. Raina and Bravo pulled the strings of opposition with style and grabbed easy win.
This will be a real booster for Gujrat Lions who are underdogs of this tournament. Raina has also looked in a good touch in his little cameo and they are hoping to continue the same form in the whole competition.