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IPL 2017 | RPS vs KKR highlights: Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir shine as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rising Pune Supergiant by 7 wickets Live

The Kolkata Knight Riders Beat Rising Pune Supergiant On Their Home Turf Thanks To Brilliant Half-centuries By Robin Uthappa And Captain Gautam Gambhir On Wednesday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Prakhar Sharma | Updated on: 26 Apr 2017, 11:21:12 PM
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New Delhi:

The Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rising Pune Supergiant on their home turf thanks to brilliant half-centuries by Robin Uthappa and captain Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday.

Earlier, Steven Smith led from the front with an unbeaten 51 to lift Rising Pune Supergiant to a challenging 182 for five. Smith's half-century came off 37 balls with the help of four boundaries and a six.

Besides Smith, Ajinkya Rahane (46 off 41 balls), Rahul Tripathi (38 off 23), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (23 off 11) and Daniel Christian (16 off 6) also made useful contributions for the home team.

Here are the highlights from the RPS vs KKR match:


Bravo finishes off the game with a four. A convincing win for Kolkata Knight Riders and with this, they move to the top spot in the points table


Gambhir departs when KKR are so close to finish off the game. Kolkata need 4 runs from 14 balls


Oh, Uthappa throws his wicket when he had a chance to score the winning run. KKR 2 wickets down


Another one from Uthappa. Kolkata Knight Riders need 10 runs in 25 balls


Uthappa punishes Imran Tahir with a six


Kolkata Knight Riders need 24 runs in 30 balls


Kolkata Knight Riders need 32 runs in 35 balls


Tahir to Gambhir, SIX, to long on. Captain completes another half-century on the next ball. 


Pune are badly missing Ben Stokes today. They are facing a brutal assault by Robin Uthappa today


A quick one from SN Thakur to Uthappa, leg byes, 1 run


Captain Gautam Gambhir has anchored the Kolkata innings well. Batting on 39


Kolkata Knight Riders need 66 runs in 51 balls


100 up for KKR. Last 4 overs: 53 runs, 0 wkts


A well-deserved fifty for Robin Uthappa


Unadkat to Uthappa, FOUR, to fine leg


Four!! Cracking shot by Uthappa again, KKR 92/1 in 9.2 overs


Tahir to Uthappa, SIX, to long on


Uthappa upping the ante this time. A four and two back-to-back sixes off Washington Sundar's deliveries


Another four by Uthappa, to long-off this time


Both Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa have adopted a cautious approach to chase down the target after losing Sunil Narine as the first wicket


Four!!! Uthappa hits Imran Tahir to deep mid-wicket


Another one from the captain. Back-to-back boundaries for KKR


Four!!! Cracking shot by Gambhir. Played it late to get the maximum advantage


It's relatively a slow start for the KKR. Just 26 runs in 3.4 overs and they are a wicket down


Washington Sundar to Gambhir, out Narine run out


Sunil Narine has got down to business streight away. 3 boundaries for the West Indians already


Unadkat to Narine, FOUR 


Sunil Narine and Gautam Gambhir are out in the middle to chase down 183-run target set by Pune


Christian departs on the last ball. RPS 182/5 in 20 overs


A well-deserved fifty for captain Smith


U Yadav to Smith, SIX, to deep backward point


Another one from Christian, RPS 170/4 in 19 overs


SIX!!! Daniel Christian hits a six to deep extra cover


Manoj Tiwary departs, two wickets for Kuldeep Yadav


Dhoni out, stumped. A wicket for Kuldeep Yadav


Narine to Smith, FOUR


Another six from Dhoni


SIX!!! What a shot by Dhoni over long off. A four and a six from two delivaries


MS Dhoni joins skipper Smith in the middle. RPS 121/2 in 14.3 overs


Narine to Rahane, out Stumped


100 comes up for Pune. Good show against KKR bowling lineup


Four!!! Rahane punishes Chawla again for poor line


Kuldeep Yadav to Rahane, FOUR, to deep mid wicket


Four!!! Rahane this time. Sends Chawla for a boundary over deep mid-wicket


RPS: 74/1 in 9 overs


de Grandhomme to Smith, FOUR, to deep mid wicket


Chawla to Tripathi, out Bowled!!


Piyush Chawla, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack in the eight over


Fifty up for RPS thanks to back-to-back boudary by Tripathi


Narine to Tripathi, FOUR, to backward square leg


Sunil Narine to Tripathi, FOUR, to sweeper cover


RPS are off to a flying start. 42 runs in first five overs


Woakes to Tripathi, FOUR, to long off


SIX!!! Cracking shot by Ajinkya Rahane


Rahul Tripathi is looking in a fine touch today. 3 fours for him already. RPS 30/0 in 4 overs


Sunil Narine, right-arm off break, comes into the attack


Umesh Yadav to Rahul Tripathi, FOUR, to deep extra cover


Steady start for the hosts. RPS RPS 14/0 in 2 overs


Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi are at the crease for RPS


News from the RPS side, Faf du Plessis has replaced Ben Stokes as he is nursing a shoulder injury


KKR have won the toss and have invited RPS to bat first

Playing XI 

Rising Pune Supergiant: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith (c), Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni (w), Manoj Tiwary, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Jaydev Unadkat

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa (w), Darren Bravo, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav

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First Published : 26 Apr 2017, 07:05:00 PM