KKR 155/8 (20.0 Ovs)
RPS 158/6 (19.2 Ovs) CRR: 8.17
Match:KKR vs RPS, 41st Match, Indian Premier League, 2017
Date:Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Toss:Rising Pune Supergiant won the toss and opt to bowl
Time:02:30 PM GMTVenue:Eden Gardens, Kolkata
KKR Innings –
RPS Innings –
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad:Playing XI:Sunil Narine, Gautam Gambhir (c), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav
Bench:Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Shakib Al Hasan, Chris Lynn, Ankit Rajpoot, Trent Boult, Darren Bravo, Rishi Dhawan, Rovman Powell, Ishank Jaggi, Sayan Ghosh, Ramsingh Sanjay Yadav, Robin Uthappa
Rising Pune Supergiant Squad:Playing XI:Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith (c), Manoj Tiwary, Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni (wk), Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir Bench:Faf du Plessis, Ashok Dinda, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Ankit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Adam Zampa, Jaskaran Singh, Baba Aparajith, Deepak Chahar, Usman Khawaja, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Chahar, Lockie Ferguson, Saurabh Kumar, Milind Tandon
Gautam Gambhir: Obviously, it is a long tournament and these things will happen (on Uthappa’s injury). But it was an opportunity for some of the other guys to try and show what they have got. That’s how we look at these things. We thought Robin had a niggle and we did not want to take a chance with three more games and play-offs to go. Till the time you are not there in the play offs, you are not there in the play offs. Obviously, wherever you are in the table it does not really matter. We played some decent bit of cricket today. Taking the game to the last over was a good effort. But I still think it was not a 150 wicket, we should have got 180. 150-155 always makes it a 50-50 game. One big innings like Tripathy and that takes the game away from you. Trying to be positive and trying to be sensible as well should have helped us get a good score here. We played a lot of dot balls, especially after 6 overs. And we need to rectify that. If you play dot balls and lose wickets, you don’t take the game forward. We still have to qualify till the time you qualify. We need to be positive. It’s not do or die as of now but we need to pull up our socks.
Smithy: It’s been a good run for us. It’s been a good team for us. Tripathi – hasn’t he been a revelation for us? The bowlers really have done an exceptional job for us. In fact quite a few different guys stand up and help uus get past the winning line. We went hard with the new ball and try and put as many runs in the powerplay. Tripathi took on the bowlers and unfortunate that he hasn’t got a hundred. Hopefully we will record few more win and be there come the play-offs time.