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IPL 2017: Uthappa Leads the Show as Kolkata Knight Riders Thrash Rising Pune Supergiant

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 26, 2017, 11:57 PM IST

Match 30, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune 26 April, 2019

Toss won by Kolkata Knight Riders (decided to bowl)

Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rising Pune Supergiant by 7 wickets

Man of the Match: Robin Uthappa

Highlights

23:16(IST)

Bravo finishes that in style as Kolkata win by 7 wickets. That was a typical Bravo drive for a boundary as KKR players celebrate in the dug-out.

23:13(IST)

WICKET! Christian now gets Gambhir with a bouncer. Gambhir looks to pull, but he was not in control as he walks back for 62 with KKR's score reading 179/3, needing another 4 runs

23:10(IST)

WICKET! Pune finally see the end of Uthappa, but the damage has been done. Uthappa looks to go for another biggie, but gets a top edge and Tripathi completes the catch running back. KKR's score reads 178/2 as Uthappa goes for 87

23:05(IST)

BACK to BACK MAXIMUMS! Another sweep and that one is 94m long. That impressed even Yusuf Pathan in the dugout. Uthappa has been brilliant as his score reads 86 off 44 balls.

23:04(IST)

KKR are on a cruise mode here as they are picking the singles and the timely boundaries as well and another MAXIMUM from Uthappa there as he sends Tahir into the mid-wicket fence. KKR's score reads 167/1

22:55(IST)

50 up for Gambhir as he cuts Tahir for two runs towards backward point. That is a brilliant innings on his 100th game as KKR skipper. KKR's score reads 146/1

22:55(IST)

MAXIMUM! Gambhir joins Uthappa in the six-hitting spree as he launches into Tahir and sweeps into the wide long-on boundary. That was a big one as Gambhir moves to 48

22:49(IST)

That is a bigggggg wide from Shardul Thakur. It almost hit the end of the pitch and went off to the fine-leg boundary. KKR's score reads 134/1

22:46(IST)

Gambhir has played a very intelligent knock here as he has looked to pick the singles and give the maximum strike to Uthappa. KKR's score reads 127/1

22:44(IST)

Kolkata Knight Riders need 60 runs off 48 balls with 9 wickets in hand. This looks like it is going to be a cakewalk for the boys from Kolkata.

22:42(IST)

100-run partnership for Uthappa and Gambhir off just 55 balls. They have both been dropped, but amazing power hitting from the two batsmen as well. 

22:41(IST)

Uthappa ends the over with another maximum. That was short and he sent that packing into the mid-wicket stand. What amazing power hitting from Uthappa. KKR's score reads 111/1

22:38(IST)

DROPPED! Washington drops Gambhir with the batsman on 32. Smith cannot believe his luck here as KKR's score reads 104/1

22:36(IST)

Gambhir has been happy to pick the singles and give the strike to Uthappa. Batting on 32 off 25 balls.

22:35(IST)

Uthappa has been on a roll. He brings up his 50 off 26 balls with 6 four and 3 sixes. A strike rate of 192. KKR's score reads 102/1

22:34(IST)

RUN OUT! Smart work here between Dhoni and Thakur as Narine is run out for 16, KKR's score reads 20/1

21:58(IST)

Washington Sundar introduced into the attack in the 3rd over. KKR's score reads 18/0 after 2 overs

21:56(IST)

BACK to BACK boundaries. This was streaky as Narine goes for another drive and he edges that to the third-man boundary. KKR's score reads 16/0

21:55(IST)

Boundary from Narine. A proper cricketing shot as he drives this one from Thakur. Quality start for KKR here with the score reading 12/0 in the second over

21:53(IST)

8 off the first over from Unadkat as KKR start steady chasing 183 for a win at the MCA Stadium in Pune.

21:50(IST)

Unadkat bowls the second one short and Narine goes over the in-field and into the cover-point boundary. KKR's score reads 4/0

21:49(IST)

Jaydev Unadkat starts with a brilliant one as it beats Narine all ends up. Great start from Pune here as they are looking to defend 182

21:30(IST)

WICKET! Christian dismissed off the last ball as he hits the full toss straight to Manish Pandey. Christian picks 16 off 6 balls as Pune finish on 182/5

21:25(IST)

BACK TO BACK MAXIMUM! Dan Christian launches into the first one from Woakes and sends it into the extra-cover boundary. The second one goes into the mid-wicket boundary. Great end to the 19th over as Pune pick 18 runs from that one. The score reads 170/4

21:17(IST)

WICKET! Brilliant work from Uthappa as this time Manoj Tiwary is stumped for 1. Kuldeep picks another one as Pune's score reads 150/4

21:15(IST)

WICKET! Brilliant from Kuldeep. Sees Dhoni coming down and bowls the googly. Dhoni beaten all ends up as Uthappa completes a regulation stumping. Dhoni goes for 23 with Pune's score reading 148/3

21:13(IST)

That is a quiet over from Narine as Pune pick up just 7 runs off the 17th over. Dhoni batting on 23 and Smith on 37. Pune's score reads 147/2

21:07(IST)

MAXIMUM! Dhoni is in the mood tonight and this time he sends Kuldeep to the mid-wicket boundary for a biggies. That is quality batting from the old warshorse. Pune's score reads 140/2 after 16 overs

21:02(IST)

Dhoni looking to play attacking cricket from the word go as he jumps down the track to a double and then follows it with a boundary. That was poor fielding from Yusuf. Follows that up with a MAXIMUM as Pune's score reads 127/2

20:57(IST)

WICKET! Uthappa completes a smart stumping off Narine's ball as Rahane walks back to the dugout for 46. Pune's score reads 112/2

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IPL 2017: Uthappa Leads the Show as Kolkata Knight Riders Thrash Rising Pune Supergiant

Robin Uthappa (BCCI Photo)

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Preview: On a roll after three back-to-back wins, the resurgent Rising Pune Supergiant will face a tough challenge when they take on two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL encounter on Wednesday.

After languishing in the bottom-half of the table initially, Supergiant notched up three successive wins to grab the fourth place.

Kolkata, on the other hand, have been pretty consistent this season and are placed second in the points table with two losses and five wins in seven matches.

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1 India 5007 116
2 South Africa 4280 110
3 New Zealand 3213 107
4 Australia 4566 104
5 England 5490 104
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