Sunday, 24 April 2016

Indian Premier League 2016 - 20th Match

24 Apr 2016

Indian Premier League 2016 - 20th Match
(Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Pune)

Suryakumar fifty secures tense Knight Riders win

RPS vs KKR
160/5 (20) 162/8 (19.3)
KKR won by 2 wickets
Photo © BCCI

Before Sunday, Kolkata Knight Riders had won three games out of three while bowling first. On Sunday, they chased again, won again, and went top of the table in a tournament where chasing teams had won 17 out of 20 matches. Chasing 161, they were coasting at 111 for 3 before they slumped dramatically, losing five wickets in 30 balls, and only sealed victory when Umesh Yadav struck a meaty straight six with five runs needed off the last four balls.

Knight Riders' slump began in the 15th over, when Rajat Bhatia's stump-to-stump line, and Yusuf Pathan's across-the-line response, ended a 51-run stand for the fourth wicket with Suryakumar Yadav. That partnership, coming on the back of Suryakumar's stands of 31 and 29 with Gautam Gambhir and Shakib Al Hasan, had taken Knight Riders to a position where they needed 50 off the last 34 balls, with six wickets in hand.

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