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Tye hat-trick help Gujarat Lions register their maiden win this season

Andrew Tye had a fantastic outing for Lions
Andrew Tye had a fantastic outing for Lions

Gujarat Lions 172-3 (McCullum 49) beat
Rising Pune Supergiant 171-8 (Tye 5-17) by seven wickets
13th match, Indian Premier League, Rajkot

Andrew Tye picked a splendid five wicket haul including a hat-trick as Gujarat Lions restricted Rising Pune Supergiant to 171 for eight in their innings and later completed the chase in 18 overs with seven wickets in hand to register their maiden win in this season of Indian Premier League in Rajkot.

Gujarat Lions decided to field first on winning the toss. In the third delivery of the innings Ajinkya Rahane (0) was caught brilliantly by Suresh Raina (0-9) in the slips.

Rahul Tripathi (33) and Steven Smith (43) upped the ante scoring eight boundaries and three sixes between them to take the score to 60 for one at the end of five overs.

Just in the final over of the powerplay, Tye (5-17) got his first wicket in IPL accounting for Tripathi as Pune ended the powerplay at 64 for two. Ben Stokes (25) announced his arrival with a six but Pune lost Smith at the other end after he holed out to long on in the 10th over bowled by Dwayne Smith (1-10).

Stokes failed to carry on while MS Dhoni (5) had another failure as Pune slipped to 120 for five in the 14th over. Despite useful knocks from Manoj Tiwary (31) and Ankit Sharma (25), a terrific final over bowled by Tye which included a hat-trick restricted Pune to 171 for eight in the 20 overs.

Dwayne (47) and Brendon McCullum (49) gave a blistering start to Pune innings scoring 61 runs in the powerplay which included eight boundaries and three sixes. The onslaught continued as McCullum smashed two more boundaries and a six to take the score to 91 for naught at the end of the eighth over.

Shardul Thakur (1-14) provided the breakthrough when he had Dwayne caught at third man and soon McCullum was stumped off Rahul Chahar (1-26).

Dinesh Karthik (3) was castled by Imran Tahir (1-53) to provide some respite for Pune but Suresh Raina (35 not out) and Aaron Finch (33 not out) ensured Gujarat completed the chase in 18 overs with seven wickets in hand. For his exploit with the ball, Tye was awarded the man of the match.

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