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Highlights IPL 2017 RPS vs KKR in Pune, cricket score and updates: KKR beat RPS by 7 wickets

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Highlights IPL 2017 RPS vs KKR in Pune, cricket score and updates: KKR beat RPS by 7 wickets

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Apr 26, 2017 - 23:30 (IST)

Robin Uthappa awarded the Man of the Match for his outstanding innings of 87

Apr 26, 2017 - 23:29 (IST)

Gautam Gambhir: Our spinners bowled really well, restricting a batting line-up like RPS for a score like that on this wicket was a great effort

Apr 26, 2017 - 23:28 (IST)

Gautam Gambhir handed over the Orange Cap for being the highest run scorer in the tournament

Apr 26, 2017 - 23:27 (IST)

A night to forget with the ball for RPS. But there are a few smiles amongst the RPS dug out. A crucshing loss like this does not demoralise a team as much as a loss that is close and emotionally draining. But when someone plays an innings like Uthapa did, they is almost impossible to stop. 

On the bright side, RPS are still in the top four of the IPL. 

Apr 26, 2017 - 23:27 (IST)

Apr 26, 2017 - 23:26 (IST)

Apr 26, 2017 - 23:23 (IST)

A comprehensive victory for Kolkata in the end, which takes them to the top of the table. Gautam Gambhir and Co are looking top draw in this tournament, with the batting and bowling contributing in equal measure. They are still dropping catches though, which will have to be addressed before the business end of the tournament. Pune's bowling looked weak in the absence of Ben Stokes and Imran Tahir was pretty unimpressive.

Apr 26, 2017 - 23:22 (IST)

Kolkata Knight Riders have not lost a match at Gahunje in IPL yet including today. They have played six matches and won all of them.

Apr 26, 2017 - 23:20 (IST)

Steve Smith: We thought it was a very good total, but the dew made it easier for them. Robin and Gambhir timed their innings very well, we dropped a few catches which were very costly. We were just not good enough today

Apr 26, 2017 - 23:18 (IST)

THAT'S IT! ALL OVER! KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS BEAT RISING PUNE SUPERGIANT BY 7 WICKETS

Darren Bravo smashes a boundary on the off-side to get KKR over the line against RPS. KKR made mockery of a very competitive target and all credit must go to Robin Uthappa who took the RPS attack to the cleaners with his aggressive batting. Gautam Gambhir played a very good hand as KKR ran out comfortable winers in the end

Preview: On a roll after three back-to-back wins, the resurgent Rising Pune Supergiant will have their task cut out when they take on high-flying Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter in Pune's MCA stadium on Wednesday.

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

Highlights IPL 2017 RPS vs KKR in Pune cricket score and updates KKR beat RPS by 7 wickets

Pune, led by Steve Smith (L) will be hosting Gautam Gambhir's KKR. Sportzpics

On Monday, Pune registered a three-run victory over Mumbai Indians in a thrilling encounter, thanks to some effective bowling by pacers Ben Stokes and Jaydev Unadkat at the death.

Opener Rahul Tripathi's gritty 45 also boosted their campaign. The 26-year-old from Maharashtra came up with scores of 31 and 59 before Monday and his form also augurs well for the Steve Smith-led franchise.

Off-colour former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni too roared back to form with a sparkling 61 not out against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Smith and Ajinkya Rahane have also contributed from time to time and Manoj Tiwary has also played a few useful cameos.

Coming to the bowlers, South African spinner Imran Tahir has taken 10 wickets to emerge as the best bowler for Pune. Stokes and Unadkat have snapped up six and five wickets respectively.

KKR, on the other hand, are still basking in the glory of their resounding 82-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.

Their bowlers produced a fantastic show to bundle out RCB for 49 runs -- the lowest score in IPL history.

Chris Woakes has taken 10 wickets in the seven matches he has played, while fellow pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile has scalped eight after featuring in only three games for Kolkata.

Fast bowler Umesh Yadav too has seven wickets from five outings.

The twice IPL champions have been pretty consistent this season and are placed second in the points table with two losses and five wins in seven matches.

Squads:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (C), Darren Bravo, Trent Boult, Piyush Chawla, Nathan Coulter Nile, Colin De Grandhomme, Rishi Dhawan, Sayan Ghosh, Shaikb-Al-Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Ishank Jaggi, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Woakes, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ankit Rajpoot, Suryakumar Yadav, Robin Uthappa and Umesh Yadav.

Rising Pune Supergiant: Steve Smith (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (WK), Ashok Dinda, Faf du Plessis, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Dan Christian, Lockie Ferguson, Imran Tahir, Jaskaran Singh, Usman Khawaja, Saurabh Kumar, Ben Stokes, Washington Sundar, Milind Tandon, Manoj Tiwary, Adam Zampa, Jaydev Unadkat, Ishwar Pandey, Rahul Tripathi, Shardul Thakur.

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