IPL: RPS register an easy victory over KKR
Rising Pune Supergiant climbed up at the third position in the points table after a four-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Risers in the 41st match of 2017 IPL. Rahul Tripathi was awarded the Man of the Match for his marvellous innings of 93 runs off 52 balls. It was RPS' first victory against KKR in four games that they have played.
RPS look to register their first win against KKR
Rising Pune Supergiant will look to continue their winning streak as they meet Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens. With both the teams having a strong batting and bowling line up, it will be an interesting match for the viewers. As per their previous encounters, Kolkata hold an edge over Pune, having won all the three games played between the two teams.
KKR manage to score 155 runs after a slow start
Kolkata Knight Riders managed to put on 155 runs on the scoreboard for the loss of eight wickets after RPS opted to field first. Manish Pandey (37-off-32) and Colin de Grandhomme (36-off-19) put on 48-runs together for the fourth wicket after the top order failed. Suryakumar Yadav then scored 30 runs off just 16 balls to help KKR put on a defensible score.
Rahul Tripathi scores RPS' fastest fifty
Rahul Tripathi scored his 50 off just 23 balls, the fastest fifty for the Rising Pune Supergiant. He is also the highest run scorer in the powerplays this season.