2017 IPL 30th Match Highlights: Rising Pune Supergiant VS. Kolkata Knight Riders
The Indian Premier League is known for its highly unpredictable matches. Anything can happen in an IPL match. The 30th match of the IPL 10 was played on 26th April in Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune at 20:00 IST. Kolkata Knight Riders and Rising Pune Supergiant battled against each other to win the match. Both the teams gave each other quite a tough competition. As a result, Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 7 wickets. Here is everything you need to know about this specific match. Read through to find out.
The Summary of the Match
The match was indeed a treat to watch. Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field. Henceforth, team Rising Pune Supergiant came into bat first. Rising Pune Supergiant got a good start with team openers Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi scoring 46 and 38 runs respectively. Captain Steven Smith became the highest scorer of the team making 51 runs on 37 balls and a strike rate of 137.84. This is how Rising Pune Supergiant managed to amass a score of 182 runs on a fall of 5 wickets in 20 overs. Kuldeep Yadav of Kolkata Knight Riders took 2 wickets.
Thereafter, Kolkata Knight Riders came to bat. Gautam Gambhir made a good score of 62 runs on 46 balls and a strike rate of 134.78. But it was Robin Uthappa whose exceptional batting skills led his team towards victory. Uthappa made an outstanding score of 87 runs on 47 balls at a remarkable strike rate of 185.11. Henceforth, Kolkata Knight Riders made 184 runs on a fall of 3 wickets in 18.1 runs. KKR won the match by 7 wickets. Daniel Christian and Jaydev Unadkat of team Rising Pune Supergiant took 1 wicket each.
The Star of the Match
The credit of Kolkata Knight Riders’ victory can be given to Robin Uthappa. The player portrayed the example of batting at its finest. Because of his amazing batting, Uthappa was given the player of the match title. However, Captain Gautam Gambhir also played quite good.