Kolkata: Rising Pune Supergiants after winning the toss, elected to bat first against Knight Riders in Eden Gardens. However, under pressure Pune which hasn’t performed that great in the tournament so far, was not able to put up a high scoring innings against Kolkata as its scorecard was crawling. They were 103/6 in 17.4 overs when the rain spoiled the game.

Later, when the game resumed after rain, according to Duckworth–Lewis (D/L) method, Kolkata required 66 runs in 9 overs. Knight Riders, who have so far enjoyed a good run the tournament and is at second position on the points table, achieved the target in just 5 overs.

Aiming for 66 off 54 balls, Kolkata in its very first over lost both their openers skipper Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa, but riding on Yusuf Pathan’s 37 off 18 balls and M Pandey’s 15 off 10 balls, helped Kolkata to claim the victory over Dhoni’s Supergiants.

Man of the Match: Yusuf Pathan

IPL 2016, Kolkata vs Pune LIVE

Kolkata to bat now

* KKR require 66 runs in 9 overs to win (D/L method). Match to start at 11:45 PM. 








* Play interrupted due to rain

* 17.4 S Narine to MS Dhoni, tried to hit a good short but straight into the hands of the fielder, settled for a single. RPS 103/6

* 17.3 S Narine to MS Dhoni, a good length delivery going down leg, but no run again.

* 17.1 S Narine to MS Dhoni, no run. Not a great scoring game for Pune today
S Narine’s over

End of 17th over: RPS 102/6, Runs 6, Wickets 1

P Chawla to T Perera, and it’s a Wicket! this time. Perera  tried to clear the ground but couldn’t able land it safely, Manish Pandey takes his catch. RPS 102/6 

16.1 P Chawla to T Perera, and he finally makes the room and goes for a big one, maximum runs, Six! RPS 102/6, hundred comes up for Supergiants. 

End of 16th over: RPS 96/5, Runs 2, Wickets 0

* 15.5 S Narine to T Perera, just a single, Supergiants batsmen struggling here. 

* 15.4 S Narine to T Perera, another dot ball, RPS 95/5

* 15.3 S Narine to T Perera, one run conceded on a short length delivery outside off stump.

End of 15th over: RPS 94/5, Runs 5, Wickets 0  

* 14.4  P Chawla to T Perera, two runs, Supergiants not trying for any big shots here.

* 14.3 P Chawla to T Perera, and it’s a dot ball. Scoreboard doesn’t seem to be good for RPS at the moment

Chawla comes to the attack again


End of 14th over: RPS 89/5, Runs 5, Wicket 1

S Narine to MS Dhoni, and there is some confusion, problem for Dhoni and Irfan Pathan, and Pathan loses his wicket, run out! RPS 87/5

* S Narine to MS Dhoni, and he takes a short length delivery, just a single. 

S Narine comes to the attack

End of 13th over: RPS 84/4, Runs 6, Wicket 0

* 12.6 P Chawla to MS Dhoni, a full length on middle stump, just a single conceded. RPS 84/4

* 12.5 P Chawla to I Pathan, one run, no big shot, at a moment when RPS need some
* 12.4 P Chawla to MS Dhoni, shoots a good length outside off stump.

End of 12th over: RPS 78/4, Runs 4, Wicket 0 

* 11.6 S Narine to I Pathan, and he flicks it off for two runs.

* 11.5 S Narine to I Pathan, no run conceded, It was a full length delivery on a middle stump.
* 11.4 S Narine to MS Dhoni, one run, couldn’t able to take that good length delivery on the bat. 

End of 11th over: RPS 74/4, Runs 4, Wicket 1

* 10.3 P Chawla to G Bailey, and he’s gone, Wicket! Bailey, the danger man gone.  

* 10.1 P Chawla to I Pathan, just one run on a good length delivery just outside off stump.

End of 10th over, RPS 70/1, Runs 7, Wicket: 1 

* 9.4 Wicket! A Rajpoot to S Tiwary, but couldn’t take that short length delivery. 

* 9.3 A Rajpoot to Bailey, he keeps it safe, just a single on a full length delivery 

A Rajpoot to take on RPS

End of 9th over: RPS 63/2, Runs: 10, Wickets: 0

* 8.6 S Al Hasan to S Tiwary, another single taken comfortably. 

* 8.5 S Al Hasan to G Bailey, and he goes for a single. 
* 8.1 S Al Hasan to G Bailey, and he didn’t miss that good length ball, hit for a Six! Superb shot there by Bailey. RPS 59/2
Al Hasan’s over

End of 8th over: RPS 53/2, Runs: 8, Wickets: 0

* 7.5 A Rajpoot to G Bailey, just a single on full length delivery outside off stump. RPS 53/2 

* 7.3 A Rajpoot to G Bailey, he goes it for a boundary again, Shoot towards Four! on a good length going down leg. RPS 50/2  

A Rajpoot comes to the attack

End of 7th over: RPS 45/2, Runs: 8, Wickets: 0

* 6.6 Boundary, Four runs, Alhasan placed a good lenth delivery but bailey made no mistake to make it to the maximum, tried for a big one but settled for Four! RPS 45/2

* Al Hasan to S Tiwary, just a single on a good length going down leg.

End of 6th over: RPS 37/2, Runs: 10, Wickets: 0

5.6 M Morkel to Tiwary, another Four! Morkel punished on a short length delivery. RPS 37/2   

* 5.4 M Morkel to Bailey and a hits a smashing shot, straight towards the boundary, Four! RPS 32/2

* 5.1 M Morkel to S Tiwary, no run on a good length delivery



* Rising Pune Supergiants win the toss and elect to bat




Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Brad Hogg, Shakib Al Hasan, Umesh Yadav, Morne Morkel, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Jason Holder, Manan Sharma, Colin Munro, Kuldeep Yadav, Sheldon Jackson, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat, Rajagopal Sathish.


Rising Pune Supergiants: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Jaskaran Singh, Usman Khawaja, M Ashwin, George Bailey, Peter Handscomb, Rajat Bhatia, RP Singh, Scott Boland, Adam Zampa, Thisara Perera, Ankit Sharma, Ankush Bains, Ashok Dinda, Baba Aparajith, Deepak Chahar.

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