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IPL Live Score: Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) live commentary and match updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 26, 2017 23:43 IST

Two confident teams face-off in Pune.


23:43 (IST)26 APR 2017

Gautam Gambhir: I thought we are a good chasing side and we are confident chasing anything. Restricting the opposition to 180 was terrific and the credit needs to go to the bowlers

23:43 (IST)26 APR 2017

Robin Uthappa: I've always been strongI have a lot faith in what I'm doing, I'm really confident and am enjoying myself out there. It is very important to respect the momentum we have created for ourselves. Teams tend to fall off in the second half of the tournament, so it is something we spoke about. I am enjoying my keeping, I think MS has set the benchmark for Indian keepers, so i'm slowly but surely getting there. The ball was still gripping, but this wicket got better to bat on in the second innings

23:42 (IST)26 APR 2017

Robin Uthappa was named the man of the match

23:22 (IST)26 APR 2017

Steve Smith: At the halfway point I thought it was a good total. Wicket was reasonably slow and boys did well to get 180. But the dew came in and the wickets sped up. You could see guys were able to hit through the line beautifully. Gauti and Uthappa paced their innings beautifully. Yeah, Stokes was missed, he's a world-class performer but he was injured. We've been dropping a few catches and it's something we have got to change. Not sure whether it's an attitude thing or not. Guys are working on it in training, but just haven't been able to put it together on the field. It can happen sometimes.

23:17 (IST)26 APR 2017

The chase was always under control courtesy Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa. Uthappa was severe after being dropped and took the Pune attack to the cleaners. KKR go on top of the table with this victory!

23:16 (IST)26 APR 2017

FOUR! Bravo biffs it through the covers and KKR have thumped Pune by 7 wickets

23:13 (IST)26 APR 2017

OUT! Gambhir perishes, looks to pull the ball but ends up skewing it to mid-on. He makes 62

23:10 (IST)26 APR 2017

KKR: 178/2 after 17 overs

23:09 (IST)26 APR 2017

OUT, finally the carnage from Uthappa ends. He skies on to Rahul Tripathi at long off and has to go back for a match-winning 87 from 47 balls.

23:05 (IST)26 APR 2017

KKR: 173/1 after 16 overs

23:04 (IST)26 APR 2017

SIX! Repeat, length ball, Uthappa gets to one knee and smokes it over deep mid-wicket

23:03 (IST)26 APR 2017

SIX! Home run this for KKR, Uthappa takes it from off stump and slog sweeps it over deep mid-wicket

23:00 (IST)26 APR 2017

100 run partnership between the dup

22:58 (IST)26 APR 2017

FOUR and a wide and Pune are all over the place. 153/1 and KKR need 30 to win from 35 balls.

22:55 (IST)26 APR 2017

50 for the skipper as he marches on his merry way

22:54 (IST)26 APR 2017

SIX! Gambhir gets on to act as he launches the full ball over long on

22:50 (IST)26 APR 2017

KKR 135/1 in 13 overs. Strategic timeout, Pune need some inspiration from anywhere!

22:42 (IST)26 APR 2017

Well, well KKR are sprinting ahead. Pune are unable to do anything. KKR: 121/4 after 11.4 overs

22:39 (IST)26 APR 2017

Score reads: KKR 111/1 from 11.0 Overs  

22:38 (IST)26 APR 2017

That sound from the bat was magic, Uthappa has picked up the length and crunched it clean and neat over deep mid-wicket

22:37 (IST)26 APR 2017

And now Gambhir has been dropped by Washington Sundar at short fine leg

22:35 (IST)26 APR 2017

50 for Robin Uthappa in just 26 balls. He was dropped and he is making Pune pay

22:32 (IST)26 APR 2017

Robin Uthappa is on a mission right now. Playing the field with precision. Scoops it over short fine leg. KKR 96/1 after 9.4 over

22:28 (IST)26 APR 2017

KKR 87/1 after 9 overs

22:27 (IST)26 APR 2017

SIX. Uthappa in the zone, picks it up and smokes it over long on

22:25 (IST)26 APR 2017

20 runs from this over. KKR running along now at 76/1 after 8 overs

22:24 (IST)26 APR 2017

72/1 after 7.3 overs

22:23 (IST)26 APR 2017

SIX! Ease from Uthappa! This time over Long on

22:23 (IST)26 APR 2017

SIX! In the slot and Uthappa goes boom, lands it in the ground over long off

22:22 (IST)26 APR 2017

FOUR. Angles the flat ball past short third man

22:21 (IST)26 APR 2017

KKR: 56/1 after 7 overs

22:21 (IST)26 APR 2017

FOU as Gambhir biffs one down the ground!

22:20 (IST)26 APR 2017

DROPPED and the ball has gone across to the fence. FOUR

22:15 (IST)26 APR 2017

45/1 after 6 overs. Strategic timeout

22:11 (IST)26 APR 2017

First the cut and then down the track to drive the ball through the covers. Two Boundaries in that over. Gambhir gets a move on!
Score: 38/1 after 5 overs

22:07 (IST)26 APR 2017

28/1 after 4 overs.

22:06 (IST)26 APR 2017

FOUR! Length ball lofted over mid-off by Uthappa, Score reads: 26/1

22:03 (IST)26 APR 2017

Big shout for LBW to end the over; 21/1 after 3 overs

22:01 (IST)26 APR 2017

20/1 after 2.4 overs

22:00 (IST)26 APR 2017

Yes, he has, allowed the ball to pass on to the stumps and Narine is well short of his crease. RUN OUT

22:00 (IST)26 APR 2017

Has Dhoni done something special here, again?

21:58 (IST)26 APR 2017

Washington Sundar from the other end

21:56 (IST)26 APR 2017

Narine is doing it again. Standing and crunching his strokes. 16/0 after 1.4 overs

21:53 (IST)26 APR 2017

8/0 after 1 over

21:50 (IST)26 APR 2017

Unadkat bowls a wide thereafter. KKR 5/0, Overs: 0.3

21:49 (IST)26 APR 2017

And, Narine is off with his Gayle-esque approach, second-ball four!

21:46 (IST)26 APR 2017

We are all set for the 2nd innings to begin. The target for KKR is 183 from 20 overs.

21:30 (IST)26 APR 2017

Kuldeep Yadav and Sunil Narine were good for KKR. This target is a stiff one and the chase should be tasty!

21:29 (IST)26 APR 2017

So Pune end with 182/5. 
It was a innings of two halves, first the openers gave a bright start and then there was a flourish by MS Dhoni, Steve Smith and Dan Christian.

21:26 (IST)26 APR 2017

50 for the skipper. His golden run continues!
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