Match 45 : KKR vs RPS Post Match Report
May 14, 2016
45th Match of IPLt20 2016 has been played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune based Rising Pune Supergiants at Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolata on 14th May 2016. Opting to bat First, Pune Supergiants made 103 runs in 17.4 overs. Rain interrupted the match and KKR given 66 runs to win in 9 overs. Kolkata chased the given target in 5 overs and won the match by 8 wickets. YK Pathan declared man of the match for his firing 37 of 18 balls.
Earlier, Rising Pune Supergiants won the toss and elected to bat first. Pune could not made batter start and lost AM Rahane early scoring just 2 runs. UT Khawaja and GJ Bailey played well initially but left the field scoring 21 and 33 runs. Other middle orders failed to bat well and lost wickets in regular interwals. Puna managed to score 103 runs in 17.4 overs and rain stopped the match. Rain delayed the match and Kolkata given 66 runs target in 9 overs (D/L) method.
Following 66 runs to win. Kolkata could not made batter start and lost both opening batsmen in very 1st over. YK Pathan and MK Pandey took the charge in hand and played very well inning for Kolkata. YK Pathan smashed 37 runs of just 19 runs and presented very good win over Pune by 8 wickets in 5 overs.
Man of the match : YK Pathan (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Points : Kolkata Knight Riders 2, Rising Pune Supergiants 0.