IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiant Beat Kolkata Knight Riders By 4 Wickets

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The 41st match of the Indian Premier League(IPL 2017) between home team Kolkata Knight Riders and Rising Pune Supergiant has played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Steve Smith captain of the Rising Pune Supergiant won the toss and elected to bowl first. As he was looking very confident on his decision, here is what he said after winning the toss:

Steve Smith: We are going to have a bowl. Generally, it is a chasing ground here, that is my reason. Stokes was magnificent the other night. Travel day yesterday, pretty long day. We have done pretty well in the last few matches hopefully, we will continue the momentum tonight. No changes for us.

There was no any changes in the Rising Pune Supergiant team tonight but one change was in the Kolkata Knight Riders, Suryakumar Yadav in the replacement for Robin Uthappa as he got a niggle. So the final playing XI was as follow:

Kolkata Knight Riders: 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: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), Manoj Tiwary, Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni(w), Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir

Kolkata Knight Riders got a bad start while Jaydev Unadkat was bowling hard and making the way to win. But after 20 overs they got a decent score to fight.

Here is the full scorecard of the Kolkata Knight Riders:

Image Source: ESPNcricinfo

Rising Pune Supergiant not started well, Ajinkya Rahane got out at 11 but Rahul Tripathi was in the form and making the boundary in every over. After 10 overs they reached to 96-3. In the end they fought hard to win the match and stay strong in the tournament.
Here is the full scorecard of the team Rising Pune Supergiant:
Image Source: ESPNcricinfo

So here is the result after an amazing battle between bat and ball:
Kolkata Knight Riders: 155/8 (20 over)
Rising Pune Supergiant: 158/6 (19.2/20 over)
Rising Pune Supergiant won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Player of the match – BA Stokes (Rising Pune Supergiant)

Next match is tomorrow at 8:00 PM (IST) in Delhi between Delhi Daredevils and Gujrat Lions. Stay with us for the next battle!

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