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IPL 2017: Tripathi Breaches Fort Eden as Rising Pune Supergiant Beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 Wickets

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: May 4, 2017, 5:46 PM IST



MAXIMUM TO END THE MATCH! Christian sends Grandhomme into the mid-wicket stands to end the game here for Pune. Pune win by 4 wickets with 4 balls remaining.


WICKET! Tripathi gone for 93. Brilliant innings ends here as Tripathi pulls that straight to substitute Powell of Woakes. Pune need 6 runs off 8 balls.


Pune need 8 off the last 12 balls and Tripathi need 8 to score his maiden IPL ton. If he gets there, it will be much deserved. Pune's score reads 148/5


MAXIMUM! Tripathi ends the Kuldeep over with a slog sweep into the mid-wicket stands. Tripathi moves into the 90s as Pune's score reads 146/5


WICKET! Kuldeep sends back Dhoni for 5. Fails to read the wrong'un and Jackson takes a good catch behind the stumps. Pune's score reads 139/5


Just 3 runs for Pune off the 15th over as Kuldeep bowls it tight. Pune's score reads 134/4 with Tripathi and Dhoni at the crease. Pune need 22 off 30 balls


Just 1 run from the Narine over as he also picks up the wicket of Stokes. But looks like too late in the day. Pune's score reads 131/4


WICKET! Stokes has been dismissed against the run of play. Stokes tries to go for the pull and top-edges that for Narine to complete a caught and bowled. Pune's score reads 131/4 with Stokes gone for 14.


20 from the 13th over as Pune's score reads 130/3. They now need 26 runs from 42 balls with 7 wickets in the bag.


THREE BACK to BACK SIXESSSS! Tripathi goes down again and this time it is into the dug-out. Tripathi has been on a roll as Pune's score reads 129/3


MAXIMUM! Tripathi jumps down the track and launches into Kuldeep. That goes into the wide long-on stands. Pune's score reads 117/3


9 runs from the Narine over here as Pune's score reads 110/3 after 12 overs. Pune need 46 off 48 balls with 7 wickets in the bag


Tripathi sweeps Narine to the wide long-on boundary as Pune's score reads 106/3. That was a poor effort from Woakes on the boundary line.


Tripathi and Stokes looking to pick the singles and doubles off Kuldeep here. Not taking any unwanted chances as Pune's score reads 100/3


60 needed off the last 10 overs. This should be a walk in the park for Pune with 7 wickets in the bag and Tripathi going strong with Stokes for company.


Stokes brings in the reverse sweep off Narine and the ball flies into the backward point boundary. Looks like Stokes has started from where he left in the last game. Pune's score reads 93/3


Stokes comes in to join Tripathi. Last match's centurion would want to finish the game for Pune here.


WICKET! That is an inside edge onto the stumps as Woakes sends back Tiwary for 8. Pune's score reads 88/3


50 up for Tripathi off just 23 balls. Paddles that one from Narine to pick another boundary. Pune's score reads 88/2


Tiwary late cuts Narine for a boundary. Good start for against the mystery spinner for Pune. The score reads 81/2


Just 3 runs from the 7th over as Pune's score reads 77/2 with Tripathi and Tiwary at the crease.


Another boundary and this time it is a pull from Tripathi that goes over the head of the mid-on fielder. Pune's score reads 74/2 after 6 overs


Another boundary for Tripathi as he drives Coulter-Nile this time and Gambhir cannot stop that one at covers. Pune's score moves to 70/2


MAXIMUM! Short from Coulter-Nile and Tripathi smashes that into the mid-wicket stands. That was swatted away by Tripathi. Pune's score reads 66/2


WICKET! Smith tries to give himself room and hit Woakes over covers. But misses the line and is cleaned up. Smith goes for 9 as Pune's score reads 59/2


Now Tripathi goes for a straight drive and that bounces into the long-on boundary. Good shot here as he clears the front leg slightly. Pune's score reads 58/1


Now Smith joins the party and hits Woakes into the long-on stands. 50 up for Pune. Great show from the Pune boys


A six and a four for Tripathi to end the Umesh Yadav over. The first one was short on the middle-stump and Tripathi pulled that into the fine-leg stands. The second was on the off-side and hit away. Pune's score reads 47/1 after 4 overs


MAXIMUM! Tripathi turning it on at the EDEN GARDENS. Comes down the track and hits Coulter-Nile over long-off for a biggie. Pune's score reads 22/1


Tripathi meets the ball on top of the bounce and hits that past point. That was a good ball from Coulter-Nile. Pune's score reads 15/1


IPL 2017: Tripathi Breaches Fort Eden as Rising Pune Supergiant Beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 Wickets


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Preview: Ben Stokes-inspired Rising Pune Supergiant will pull out all stops in their bid to consolidate the play-offs spot when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) face-off at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.

Stokes, the most expensive player in the 10th edition of the cash-rich league, smashed an unbeaten 63-ball 103 to pull Pune out of a hole at 10/3 chasing 162 for victory and help script a five-wicket win over Gujarat Lions on Monday.

KKR, on the other hand, have all but made the play-offs sitting pretty at the second spot having 14 points from 10 games. Mumbai Indians are top of the tree with 16 points while Sunrisers Hyderabad are third raking up 13 points from 10 matches.

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