IPL Highlights, KKR vs RPS: Rahul Tripathi Stars As Pune Beat Kolkata By 4 Wickets
IPL highlights, KKR vs RPS: Rahul Tripathi's fiery knock of 93 off 52 balls helped Pune beat Kolkata by 4 wickets at Eden Gardens.
Powered by Rahul Tripathi's 93 (52) Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) overhauled the total of 155/8 vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 19.2 overs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday. Ajinkya Rahane (11) and Steve Smith (9) falling early in the run-chase had Pune worried, but Tripathi took on the responsibility and blasted the bowlers all round the park and helped his team beat the two time champions at their home turf. He also registered his highest IPL score. Powerful and clean hitting by Tripathi took the Kolkata bowlers to the cleaners and damaged their economy rate. For Kolkata, Chris Woakes finished for 3/18 in his four overs. After this win, Pune are placed third on the points table with 14 points and Kolkata remain at the second position with 14 points. Rahul Tripathi was adjudged the Man of the match. (SCORECARD)
Catch all the highlights of the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rising Pune Supergiant.
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23:38 IST: Rahul Tripathi is adjudged the Man of the match.
23:24 IST: Six! Dan Christian hits a maximum and its done! Pune beat Kolkata by 4 wickets. Pune Finish 158 for 6 in 19.2 overs.
23:22 IST: Four off five balls!! Pune edge closer to win.
23:20 IST: Last over of the match, Rising Pune Supergiant need 5 runs in 6 balls.
23:18 IST: Out! Chris Woakes dismisses the danger man Rahul Tripathi. Slower ball from Woakes, and Tripathi pulls it straight to the substitute fielder Rovman Powell. Pune need 6 runs off 8 balls.
23:15 IST: With just two overs to go, Pune need eight runs. Rahul Tripathi on 92 not out.
23:11 IST: Six! Big maximum from Tripathi to complete the Kuldeep over. Pune need 10 off 17 balls.
23:07 IST: Out! Kuldeep Yadav strikes! Looking to play the ball on the off-side, failing to read the googly, Dhoni edges the ball to the wicket-keeper. Pune 139/5, in 16.1 overs.
23:06 IST: With four overs to go, Supergiant need another 17 runs to win this contest.
23:02 IST: Pune need 22 off 30 balls. MS Dhoni and Rahul Tripathi are their in the middle.
22:56 IST: Out! Sunil Narine dismisses Ben Stokes. Looking to put the ball away on the on-side, Stokes edges the ball up in the air as Narine completes the catch. Pune stand at 131 for four. Need 25 runs in 39 balls.
22:52 IST: Pune cruising at the moment, need 26 runs in 42 balls.
22:51 IST: SIX!!! Three sixes in a row from Tripathi. Pune is in a hurry to end the game and improve their net run rate. Tripathi leading from the front.
22:45 IST: Four! Poor fielding from Chris Woakes as he fails to collects the ball on the boundary.
22:43 IST: Decent first over from Kuldeep, concede only five runs.
22:40 IST: Ten overs done, Pune need 60 runs in 60 balls. Game well in control of the visitors.
22:38 IST: Four!! Down on one knee, Ben Stokes reverse-hits Narine for a boundary.
22:31 IST: Clean bowled!! Chris Woakes gets right through the defence of Manoj Tiwary and the stumps are all over the place. Pune stand at 88 for three, 8.2 overs.
22:29 IST: Four! Tripathi scoops Narine for a boundary and brings up his half century. Pune stand at 88 for two, eight overs.
22:27 IST: Four! Manoj Tiwary welcomes Narine with a late cut boundary.
22:21 IST: At the end of the powerplay, Rising Pune Supergiant stand at 74 for two.
22:20 IST: Four!! This time through the off-side. Tripathi on fire!
22:19 IST: Clobbered! Short delivery from Coulter-Nile and Tripathi flats hits the ball for a maximum.
22:16 IST: OUT!!! Captain Smith is bowled out by Chris Woakes! He departs for 9. Pune stand at 59 for two.
22:15 IST: Four! Tripathi shows no signs of slowing down.
22:14 IST: Six!! Beautifully played by Smith.
22:10 IST: Six! And a four! Umesh is taken to the cleaners by Tripathi.
22:08 IST: Four! Now Smith gets an inside edge and it runs away for a boundary.
22:05 IST: Four! And Six!! And another four! Rahul Tripathi is on fire!! Expensive over from Coulter-Nile.
22:00 IST: Out!! Umesh Yadav gets Ajinkya Rahane out early! He departs for 11.
21:57 IST: Decent start from Pune, finish seven for zero at the end of the first over.
21:55 IST: Four! Wide from Coulter-Nile and Tripathi edges the ball past the slip for the first boundary.
21:54 IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile is starting the proceedings for Kolkata Knight Riders.
21:53 IST: Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul tripathi is opening the batting line up for Pune.
21:52 IST: Welcome back to the second innings of the 41st match of the IPL.
21:41 IST: Stay tuned for the second innings.
21:40 IST: And it's all done. Kolkata finish 155 for eight in 20 overs.
21:36 IST: Out! Good slower ball from Ben Stokes, Coulter Nile outside edges the ball to backward point. Kolkata stand at 152 for 8.
21:32 IST: Six! Coulter Nile smokes Unadkat for a huge maximum. Big over for Kolkata.
21:30 IST: Six! Suryakumar on one knee, sweeps the ball for a maximum.
21:29 IST: Four! Making room for himself, Suryakumar slams the ball for a boundary on the off side.
21:28 IST: Four! Slower ball from Unadkat, Suryakumar shuffles and puts the ball away for a boundray.
21:23 IST: Out! Christian runs out Chris Woakes. Kolkata stand at 129 for seven in 17.4 overs.
21:22 IST: Six! Picking up the slower ball early, Suryakumar gets into the position and fires the ball for a maximum.
21:16 IST: Out! Looking to play on the leg side, Grandhomme edges the ball to the Washington Sundar, good slower ball from Unadkat. Kolkata 119 for six.
21:12 IST: After 16 overs, Kolkata stand at 199 for 5. Suryakumar yadav and Colin de Grandhomme at the crease for Knight Riders.
21:11 IST: Four! Wide from Imran Tahir and Grandhomme slices it for a boundary.
21:06 IST: Four! Little bit of width from Christian, Grandhomme slams the ball for a boundary through extra covers.
21:05 IST: Out! Full length from Christian, Pandey hits the ball straight down the throat of Ajinkya Rahane.
21:04 IST: Brilliant bowling from Pune as they are not allowing the batsmen to settle.
21:00 IST: Four! Attempting a yorker, gets it wrong and Grandhomme clubs it through extra covers.
20:58 IST: After 13 overs, Kolkata Knight Riders stand at 95 for four.
20:56 IST: Four! Pandey slashes the ball past through the short third man for a boundary.
20:54 IST: Six again! Grandhomme miscues the shot, Dan Christian drops a tough chance on the boundary.
20:53 IST: Six! Down on one knee, Grandhomme clubs Tahir for huge maximum.
20:50 IST: Four! Short from Thakur, Pandey pulls it away for yet another boundary.
20:49 IST: Ohhh! Close one, Manoj Tiwary takes an aim at the stumps, ball misses the stumps and hits the stump mic and goes for a boundary.
20:48 IST: Four! On the leg side, Pandey flicks it away for a boundary.
20:47 IST: 10 overs done, Kolkata stranded as they stand at 59 for four.
20:44 IST: LBW!! Tahir traps Pathan in front of the wicket. Kolkata falling like dominoes, 55 for four, 9.1 overs.
20:37 IST: After eight overs, Kolkata stand at 52 for three.
20:36 IST: Six! Manish Pandey times the ball well enough for it to cross the boundary.
20:28 IST: At the end of the powerplay, Kolkata stand at 41 for three.
20:27 IST: Out!! Kolkata in trouble as Gambhir departs for 24 as Ajinkya Rahane completes a catch on the boundary line.
20:26 IST: Six!! Big from Gambhir, leading from the front.
20:21 IST: Four! Four! Consecutive boundaries for Gambhir off Ben Stokes.
20:22 IST: Four! Right in the slot from Ben Stokes, Gautam Gambhir slams the ball on the leg side.
20:19 IST: Hit wicket!! Trying to use the depth of the field, Jackson hits the stumps with his foot. Kolkata 19 for 2.
20:18 IST: Four! Down the track and straight down the ground. Sheldon Jackson smacks Washington Sundar for a boundary.
20:14 IST: Slow start from the home team, after three overs, Kolkata stand at 14 for one.
20:11 IST: Four! Gives himself room, and slams the short ball for a boundary on the off-side.
20:06 IST: Four! Straying on the pads, Gambhir guides Ben Stokes on the leg side for the first boundary.
20:04 IST: Out!! Brilliant first over from Unadkat. A wicket maiden for Pune as Sunil Narine departs for a duck. Kolkata zero for one after the first over.
20:00 IST: First ball! Swing for Unadkat and Narine leaves the ball diligently.
19:59 IST: Jaydev Unadkat leading the bowling attack for Pune.
19:58 IST: Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Narine opening the batting for Kolkata.
19:57 IST: Stephen Fleming rings the bell and declares the 41st match open.
19:42 IST: Supergiant warming up before their away game against Knight Riders.
19:41 IST: Knights warming up before their game against the Supergiants.
19:40 IST: Team changes -- Suryakumar Yadav comes in for Robin Uthappa.
19:39 IST: Playing XI for Rising Pune Supergiant.
RPS XI: R Tripathi, A Rahane, S Smith (C), B Stokes, M Tiwary, M Dhoni (W), D Christian, W Sundar, S Thakur, J Unadkat, I Tahir #KKRvRPS— NDTV Live Scores (@CricketNDTVLive) May 3, 2017
19:38 IST: Playing XI for Kolkata Knight Riders.
KKR XI: S Narine, G Gambhir (C), M Pandey, Y Pathan, S Yadav, S Jackson (W), C de Grandhomme, C Woakes, N Coulter-Nile, U Yadav, K Yadav— NDTV Live Scores (@CricketNDTVLive) May 3, 2017
19:31 IST: Pune captain Steve Smith wins toss, elects to bowl against Kolkata.
19:28 IST: It's toss time!
19:26 IST: Trivia -- Manish Pandey will be playing his 100th IPL game.
19:20 IST: Knight Riders Umesh Yadav and Trent Boult warming up before their home match.
19:04 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rising Pune Supergiants at Eden Gardens.
KKR on their part were at the receiving end of a century when David Warner absolutely destroyed their bowling in a match-winning knock.
KKR would be keen to get the points that would ensure their moving ahead, so this will be a match they would like to win. But RPS surely would have something to say about that.