Hello, good evening and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates’ post for the Match No. 41 in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, between the two popular sides — Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) — at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. We at CricketCountry will be bringing you the live cricket scores and updates from the clash. Kolkata and Pune share a bit of history. Sourav Ganguly, KKR’s first captain, was not retained by the franchise in 2011. He went on to play for the Pune side in the next two seasons. The franchise that represented the city then, was Pune Warriors India. That is another story…

The rivalry between the cities continues… A Gautam GambhirMS Dhoni clash always makes an intense headline. Not to forget, Kolkata’s own Manoj Tiwary, who had scored the IPL-winning runs for KKR in 2012, now plays for the Pune camp and will return home to play an ‘away’ game. And his equation with Gambhir is very well-known. Full cricket scorecard: KKR vs RPS, Match 41

In the first-leg of the clash, KKR emerged victorious and RPS will look forward to reverse the tides. In conditions more suited to seam bowling, RPS may be tempted to bring back Lockie Ferguson into the equation. Just two games back, the express Kiwi pacer won RPS a game against the star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). With 6 wins from 10 games, RPS are at the fourth spot in the points table, they will look to pocket 2 quick wins to seal a spot in the playoffs.

Meanwhile, KKR will hope to have exorcised the ghosts of Hyderabad where they were ‘Warner-ed’ as their coach Jacques Kallis claimed. The Gambhir-led unit are at the second spot in the points table. A win will take them to the much-desired 16-point mark and to reach there tonight, they will have to cross the Steven Smith-Ben Stokes hurdle.


Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine, Chris Woakes, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Suryakumar Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Darren Bravo, Ishank Jaggi, Chris Lynn, Colin de Grandhomme, Trent Boult, Rishi Dhawan, Sheldon Jackson, Ankit Rajpoot, Sayan Ghosh, Rovman Powell, Ramsingh Sanjay Yadav

Rising Pune Supergiant: Steven Smith (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Manoj Tiwary, Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Dinda, Rajat Bhatia, Mayank Agarwal, Ben Stokes, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Adam Zampa, Daniel Christian, Jaydev Unadkat, Usman Khawaja, Ankit Sharma, Faf du Plessis, Baba Aparajith, Ishwar Pandey, Shardul Thakur, Rahul Tripathi, Ankush Bains, Saurabh Kumar, Lockie Ferguson, Jaskaran Singh, Milind Tandon, Rahul Chahar

Live Updates

  • 11:24 PM IST

    LIVE, RPS 158/6 , Over 19.2, Christian 9*, Sundar 1*: Colin de Grandhomme is into the final over. SINGLE to bring the dangerous Dan Christian on strike. SIX! Slower ball by de Grandhomme gets slapped for a six over the point. RPS win by 4 wickets.

  • 11:21 PM IST

    LIVE, RPS 151/6 , Over 19 , Christian 3*, Sundar 0*: Woakes into his final over. SINGLE to start the over. Tripathi still 7 runs away from his maiden IPL ton. OUT! Tripathi trying to hit himself to a hundred gives a catch to short mid wicket. Washington Sundar is in the middle. SINGLE to finish the over.

  • 11:15 PM IST

    LIVE, RPS 148/5 , Over 18 , Christian 2*, Tripathi 92*: Umesh Yadav into his final over. DOT to start the over. DOT Swing and a miss by Dan. DOT. One bouncer for the over. SINGLE to bring Tripathi on strike. SINGLE to finish the over.

  • 11:11 PM IST

    LIVE, RPS 146/5 , Over 17 , Christian 1*, Tripathi 91*: Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack. OUT! Dhoni gets out first ball. This is second time Dhoni has become Kuldeep’s scalp. Dan Christian is out in the middle. DOT. Dan finding it hard to pick Kuldeep. SINGLE to get off the mark. DOT. Kuldeep Yadav is giving his all today. SIX! Tripathi moves into the 90s.

  • 11:06 PM IST

    LIVE, RPS 139/4 , Over 16 , Dhoni 5*, Tripathi 85*:Umesh Yadav is back into the attack. SINGLE to bring Tripathi on strike. Can Tripathi get to his hundred? SINGLE towards third man. SINGLE. Both Tripathi and Dhoni are dealing in singles. DOT. SINGLE towards backward square leg as Tripathi calls for new gloves. SINGLE to finish the over.

  • 11:03 PM IST

    LIVE, RPS 134/3 , Over 15, Dhoni 2*, Tripathi 83*: Kuldeep Yadav into his third over. DOT to start the over. DOT. SINGLE to get off the mark. Unlike MS Dhoni. SINGLE Tripathi would eye his maiden IPL hundred. SINGLE to finish the over.

  • 10:59 PM IST

    LIVE, RPS 131/4 , Over 14 , Dhoni 0*, Tripathi 82*: Narine into his final over. DOT to start the over. SINGLE to bring Stokes on strike. OUT! Stokes could only manage 14 runs. MS Dhoni is out in the middle. DOT. Important that Tripathi stays out in the middle till the end.

  • 10:52 PM IST

    LIVE, RPS 130/3 , Over 13 , Stokes 14*, Tripathi 81*: Kuldeep into this second over. SINGLE to start the over for Stokes. SIX! Tripathi launches into Kuldeep goes over long on. SIX! Tripathi slog sweeps Kuldeep this time. SIX! Tripathi mishits the ball for a six. DOT. SINGLE to finish the over.

  • 10:49 PM IST

    LIVE, RPS 110/3 , Over 12 , Stokes 13*, Tripathi 62*:Narine back into the attack. Stokes punches the ball past cover. DOT. Tripathi slog sweeps Narine for a four. NOT-OUT Jackson was quick but Tripathi was quicker. SINGLE. Couple of runs for Stoke and he is into double digits. SINGLE to end the over.

  • 10:47 PM IST

    LIVE, RPS 101/3 , Over 11 , Stokes 9*, Tripathi 57*: Kuldeep Yadav comes back into the attack. SINGLE to start the over. COUPLE of runs towards the mid wicket region. SINGLE in front of point. DOT. Stokes dead bats rarity. SINGLE to end the over.

  • 10:45 PM IST

    LIVE, RPS 96/3 , Over 10 , Stokes 7*, Tripathi 54*: Narine to continue. FOUR! Stokes reverse sweeps Narine for a four.SINGLE smart by Stokes. DOT Good come back by Narine pulls back his length. Just 7 runs coming from it.

  • 10:37 PM IST

    LIVE, RPS 89/3 , Over 9 , Stokes 1*, Tripathi 53*: Chris Woakes into this third over. DOT to start the over. OUT! Manoj Tiwary edges the ball onto his pad that lobs on to the stumps. Ben Stokes is out in the middle. SINGLE Stokes gets off the mark. DOT. DOT good bouncer by Stokes.DOT to finish the over.

  • 10:30 PM IST

    LIVE, RPS 88/2 , Over 8 , Manoj Tiwary 8*, Tripathi 53*: Sunil Narine into the attack. FOUR! Tiwary nudges the ball past third man. SINGLE to bring Tripathi on strike. SINGLE Tripathi gets the under edge. SINGLE. this over has all been about running. DOT. FOUR towards fine leg to bring up the half-century for Tripathi.

  • 10:27 PM IST

  • 10:26 PM IST

    LIVE, RPS 77/2 , Over 7 , Manoj Tiwary 2*, Tripathi 48*: Woakes into his second over. DOT to start the over. SINGLE Tiwary gets off the mark.SINGLE past the third man. DOT! Dropped TIwary survives as the ball drops short of first slip. Rare DOT to finish the over.

  • 10:22 PM IST

    LIVE, RPS 74/2 , Over 6 , Manoj Tiwary 0*, Tripathi 47*:Manoj Tiwary is the new man. Coulter-Nile into his third over. WIDE. DOT. Tripathi must make it big this time. DOT. Good length by Coulter-Nile.SIX! Tripathi pulls Coulter-Nile for a maximum. FOUR! Tripathi dances down the wicket and finds the gap between sweeper cover. DOT! Change of pace does the trick. FOUR to finish the over.

  • 10:16 PM IST

    LIVE, RPS 59/2 , Over 5 , *, Tripathi 33*: Chris Woakes into the attack, replaces Coulter-Nile. DOT to start the over. SIX! Smith welcomes Woakes in his impeccable manner. 50 comes up for RPS. SINGLE towards short fine leg. FOUR Tripathi matching Smith shot-by-shot. SINGLE towards backward square leg. OUT! Woakes gets his Ashes counterpart Smith.

  • 10:11 PM IST

    LIVE, RPS 47/1 , Over 4 , Smith 2*, Tripathi 28*: Umesh into his second over. FOUR! Under edge by Smith produces a boundary. Wrongly given leg-byes by umpire. SINGLE towards backward square leg. SINGLE another leg-bye. a rarity with Tripathi in the middle. SINGLE towards backward point. SIX! Tripathi sparing no one. FOUR! This time the ball goes past backward point.

  • 10:07 PM IST

    LIVE, RPS 30/1 , Over 3 , Smith 0*, Tripathi 18*: Coulter-Nile to continue. DOT to start the over good pace by the bowler. FOUR! Tripathi whips the ball past sweeper cover. WIDE. DOT. Coulter-Nile definitely got a ring after getting hit on his head. SIX! Tripathi launches into Coulter-Nile. FOUR! Full TOSS and Tripahti makes full use of it. FOUR to finish the over 19 runs from it.

  • 10:03 PM IST

    LIVE, RPS 11/1 , Over 2 , Smith 0*, Tripathi 0*: Umesh Yadav to partner Coulter-Nile. FOUR! Rahane it is this time thumps the ball past off-side. OUT! Rahane gets a jaffer. Yadav gets his man for 11. Steven SMith is the new man in the middle.

  • 10:01 PM IST

    LIVE, RPS 7/0 , Over 1 , Rahane 7*, Tripathi 0*: Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi open the innings for RPS. Nathan Coulter-Nile to start proceedings for KKR. FOUR! Rahane starts inning with a cheeky shot. GOOD comeback from Coulter-Nile just 7 runs from the over.

  • 9:38 PM IST

    LIVE , KKR 155/8 , Over 20, Umesh 2*, Surya Kumar 30*: Stokes to bowl the final over. SINGLE to start the over. DOT! Play and a miss , good slower ball. OUT! Coulter-Nile has no idea of where the ball went, goes for 6. SINGLE towards deep mid wicket. SINGLE towards third man. SINGLE to finish the innings. RPS need 156 to win.

  • 9:34 PM IST

    LIVE , KKR 151/7 , Over 19, Coulter-Nile 6*, Surya Kumar 28: Undakat into his final over. FOUR! Surya Kumar goes above fine leg. FOUR! This time towards long off. SIX! Surya Yadav tonks the ball over fine leg. SINGLE full ball is pushed towards sweeper cover.FOUR! collison between Smith and Stokes. SINGLE to finish the over.

  • 9:26 PM IST

    LIVE , KKR 130/7 , Over 18, Coulter-Nile 0*, Surya Kumar 13* Christian back into the attack. SINGLE to start the over. Important that Woakes opens up his arms. SINGLE to long on and Woakes is off the mark. SIX! Surya Yadav goes over and above deep square leg. OUT! Woakes is miles away from the crease. SINGLE to bring Nathan Coulter-Nile on strike. OUCH! That would have woken up Coulter-Nile.

  • 9:19 PM IST

    LIVE , KKR 120/6 , Over 17, Woakes 0*, Surya Kumar 4*:Jaydev Unadkat comes onto bowl. DOT! change of pace doing the trick. OUT! de Grandhomme hands a leading edge to Washington Sundar. DOT. Chris Woakes is out in the middle. SINGLE. Surya Kumar pushes the ball towards backward point. DOT. DOT play and a miss outstanding by Unadkat.

  • 9:12 PM IST

    LIVE , KKR 119/5 , Over 16, de Grandhomme 36*, Surya Kumar 3*: Imran Tahir into his final over. SINGLE. de Grandhomme chips the ball over mid on. SINGLE straight down the wicket. SINGLE de Grandhomme keeps the ball out. SINGLE Yadav pushes the ball at long on. FOUR! de Grandhomme slices the ball over backward point.SINGLE to finish the over.

  • 9:08 PM IST

    LIVE , KKR 110/5 , Over 15, de Grandhomme 29*, Surya Kumar 1*: Dan Christian into the attack. OUT! Pandey perishes for 37. Change of pace does the trick. FOUR! Grandhomme pushes the ball past deep extra cover. Surya Kumar Yadav out in the middle. SINGLE to deep square leg. SINGLE Surya gets off the mark. SINGLE. DOT to finish the over. 7 coming from it.

  • 9:03 PM IST

    LIVE , KKR 103/4 , Over 14, de Grandhomme 23*, Pandey 36*: Ben Strokes into his third over. FOUR! de Grandhomme canters the ball past extra cover. SINGLE towards sweeper cover. SINGLE Pandey moves into the mid 30s. SINGLE down to third man. DOT Pandey hits straight to backward point. DOT to finish the over.

  • 8:59 PM IST

    LIVE , KKR 95/4 , Over 13, de Grandhomme 17*, Pandey 35*: Dan Christian into the attack. Couple of DOT balls to start the over. FOUR! Pandey dispatches the ball over third man, room on offer. SINGLE Pandey ji nudges the ball tiwards mid wicket. SINGLE towards backward point. DOT to finish the over.