IPL 2017: Kolkata Knight Riders knocked down Rising Pune Supergiant

Previously, 300+ was the scoring era in ODI cricket and 180+ was considered to be as the winning score in T20 matches. But do you think the scenario is the same anymore? Since the big batsmen have stepped in the world of cricket, the score charts and records are changed; they are not just changed but they have drastically changed. Hunting 182 in just 20 overs is the new trend in the cricket world for the IPL season. On the hot and happening MCA cricket stadium pitch in Pune, Kolkata Knight Riders were in their full form—they seem to be. They not only overtook the Rising Pune Supergiant by a whopping score of 184 but also chased this target in just 18.1 overs.

The winning team, guided by Gautam Gambhir, is not ready to take a step back since its game loss to the Gujarat Lions; it has presented its passion and strength in every possible way. Last night, Kolkata Knight Riders not only knocked down Rising Pune Supergiant by 7 wickets but they did this with a thundering net run rate. Let’s have look at the leading run scorers and leading wicket takers of last night.

Leading Run Scorers:

Position Player Matches Innings Runs Average Strike Rate 100s 50s Highest
1 Gautam Gambhir (KKR) 8 8 305 50.83 136.77 0 3 76*
2 Hashim Amla (KXIP) 7 7 299 59.8 145.85 1 2 104*
3 David Warner (SRH) 7 7 282 56.4 129.36 0 2 76*
4 Steve Smith (RPS) 7 7 275 55 135.47 0 2 84*
5 Suresh Raina (GL) 7 7 275 55 146.28 0 2 84
6 Robin Uthappa (KKR) 8 7 272 38.86 165.85 0 3 87
7 Nitish Rana (MI) 8 8 266 38 135.03 0 3 62*
8 Brendon McCullum (SRH) 7 7 264 37.71 149.15 0 2 72
9 Manish Pandey (KKR) 8 7 260 86.67 141.3 0 2 81*
10 Shikhar Dhawan (SRH) 7 7 235 33.57 118.09 0 1 70

Leading Wicket Takers:

Position Player Matches Wickets Overs Runs 5 Wickets Economy Best Figures
1 Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (SRH) 7 16 28 176 1 6.29 5 for 19
2 Mitchell McClenaghan (MI) 8 12 32 279 0 8.72 3 for 24
3 Chris Morris (DD) 6 12 22 152 0 6.91 4 for 26
4 Imran Tahir (RPS) 8 10 31 264 0 8.52 3 for 28
5 Chris Woakes (KKR) 8 10 25 243 0 9.72 3 for 6
6 Rashid Khan (SRH) 7 10 28 195 0 6.96 3 for 19
7 Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB) 7 10 23.3 159 0 6.77 3 for 16
8 Andrew Tye (GL) 4 9 16 120 1 7.5 5 for 17
9 Pat Cummins (DD) 6 9 23.1 172 0 7.42 2 for 20
10 Jasprit Bumrah (MI) 8 9 32 256 0 8 3 for 24

It was indeed a great victory for Kolkata Knight Riders. Let’s see how Rising Pune Supergiant plans their game to grab the next victory.

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