After dominating the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous game, Kolkata Knight Riders performed well in an away game as well. The side chased down a huge target of 183, to end RPS’s run of three back to back wins.

Skipper Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa shone for the team as both of them scored half-centuries to propel the team to a victory.

Though this time Narine could not emulate his previous performances but scored 16 runs, out of which 12 runs came in form of boundaries. Then came the moment when the senior batsmen Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa became a headache for Pune bowlers, as the local bowlers were finding it difficult to trouble the duo.

On the other hand, batsmen were playing freely and were never completely in the chase, it looked like Kolkata side was in any sort of trouble.

Pune is itself to be blamed for the loss, as Jaydev Unadkat dropped a tough chance of Robin Uthappa when he was on 12. Another chance came when Gambhir was batting on a score of 31, but Washington Sundar dropped the second catch of KKR innings, which in the end proved to be costlier for their team.

Had the catches were taken, the result could have been different.

Here is what winning captain Gautam Gambhir said after the game –

Gautam Gambhir: 

“I thought we are a good chasing side. We are confident chasing anything. It was a very good wicket. It didn’t spin a lot. All the credit needs to go to the bowlers. It is always good to keep contributing. The Orange cap does not matter much unless you have enough points in the points table. You want the team to do well rather than the individuals. But when you are captaining the side and scoring, it gives you the extra confidence. Two wrist spinners under lights. We have got the real variety in our attack depending on the surface we play. All the three spinners bowled really well. We have a hectic schedule. We go back tonight itself. We have a game at 4 O’ clock on the 28th and then another on 30th. We want him to be fit. We don’t want a bowler like NCN to play with a niggle. We want him to manage his workload as he is coming back after a layoff.

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