Two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders were beaten on their home turf by Rising Pune Supergiant by 4 wickets on Wednesday denting their chances to seal a spot in the play-offs.
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Sunil Narine, Gautam Gambhir(c), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sheldon Jackson(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav
Rising Pune Supergiant (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), Manoj Tiwary, Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni(w), Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
Here are the highlights of the KKR vs RPS match:
Game over. RPS beat KKR by 4 wickets
Woakes to Tripathi, out Caught by (sub)Rovman Powell!!
Kuldeep Yadav to Tripathi, SIX, RPS now need 10 runs
Daniel Christian, right handed bat, comes to the crease
OUT!!!! Dhoni walks back to the hut. RPS 5 wickets down
Narine to Stokes, out Caught&Bowled!!
Rising Pune Supergiant need 25 runs in 41 balls, all thanks to Rahul Tripathi today
Back to back sixes for Tripathi. What a day and venue for him to shine. Great stuff
Good bowling under pressure by Chris Woakes. 16 runs in 3 overs with 2 wickets
Ben Stokes, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Woakes to Manoj Tiwary, out Bowled!!
Brilliant fifty by Rahul Tripathi
Narine to Manoj Tiwary, FOUR, to third man
Sunil Narine comes into the attack
Coulter-Nile to Tripathi, FOUR. Moves on to 47 now. Great batting
Despite being two wickets down, RPS look comfortable while chasing the target. Run rate hovering above 11 at the moment
Manoj Tiwary joins Rahul Tripathi in the middle
Bowled!!!! Woakes removes captain Smith. RPS 2 wickets down
Six. Great shot by captain Smith. 50 comes up for RPS in just 4.3 overs
A four and a six for Tripathi. RPS 30/1 in 3 overs
#OUT! Umesh strikes big in his first over. Outclass Rahane with a short of length delivery, coming back quickly. Rahane goes for 11(9)
# U Yadav to Rahane, FOUR, that's a class shot from Rahane.
Umesh Yadav, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
#Coulter-Nile to Rahane, FOUR, off the mark with a boundary, Rahen showing positive intentions here. 7 off the first over.
Rahane and Tripathi are at the crease. Rahane is on strike. Coulter-Nile will open the attack
Pune Supergiant need 156 runs to win
KKR 151/7 in 19 overs. A good comeback by Kolkata after a disasterous start
Unadkat to Coulter-Nile, SIX, to long on
Chris Woakes gets run out. KKR 7 wickets down with 129 runs on board
SIX!!! Suryakumar Yadav hits a massive six to deep square leg
Unadkat to de Grandhomme, out Caught by Sundar!!
KKR: 119/5 in 16 overs
Tahir to de Grandhomme, FOUR, to deep backward point
Christian to M Pandey, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!! Rahane takes the catch
Stokes to de Grandhomme, FOUR
Christian to M Pandey, FOUR, to third man
Tahir to de Grandhomme, SIX, between extra cover and long off
Tahir to de Grandhomme, SIX, to mid wicket
SN Thakur to M Pandey, FOUR, to deep mid wicket
Imran Tahir strikes, removes Yusuf Pathan, KKR 4 wickets down
KKR run rate is hovering around just over six at the moment with 55 runs on board in 9 overs
Last 4 overs: 33 runs, 1 wicket
Kolkata Knight Riders: 44/3 in 7 overs with Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan at the crease
Gone!!!! Sundar removes Gambhir, KKR 3 wickets down
Washington Sundar to Gambhir, SIX, to long on
Washington Sundar to Gambhir, FOUR
KKR 27/2 in 5 overs
Washington Sundar to Jackson, out Hit Wkt!!
Washington Sundar to Jackson, FOUR, to long on
Washington Sundar comes into the attack
KKR 14/1 in 3 overs
Unadkat to Jackson, FOUR, to deep backward point
One batsman short and #KKR looking a bit thin in their batting.......— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 3, 2017
Kolkata Knight Riders: 8/1 in two overs
Stokes to Gambhir, leg byes, FOUR
Sheldon Jackson joins captain Gautam Gambhir in the middle. Facing Ben Stokes now
Unadkat to Narine, out Caught&Bowled!! Wicket-maiden!
So far so good by Jaydev Unadkat. 5 dot balls
Sunil Narine, Gautam Gambhir open the innings for Kolkata Knight Riders
News from the middle. RPS have won the toss and have asked KKR to bat first