Jaydev Unadkat was pretty much the star of the match for Rising Pune Supergiant against Kings XI Punjab. He got the wicket of Martin Guptill of the very first ball of the match. That set the tone for what would be a horrendous outing with the bat for Kings XI as they were dismissed for 73 within 16 overs.
Unadkat was also a livewire on the field. An example of it is the catch he took to dismiss Rahul Tewatia. Unadkat was fielding at short fine-leg when the ball was flicked his way by Tewatia off Shardul Thakur. Unadkat dived forward towards his left and managed to keep the ball between his palms. It was the second wicket of the day for Thakur.
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Thakur went on to take one more wicket and ended the innings with three. Other than that of Tewatia, he also took out Shaun Marsh and Kings XI Punjab skipper Glenn Maxwell. The latter was dismissed for a duck.
The Supergiant required only 12 overs to overtake Kings XI Punjab’s total. They lost one wicket in the process and that was of Rahul Tripathi. Axar Patel was the lone wicket-taker for KXIP. It was almost a knockout match situation as both teams were fighting for a place in the playoffs. But RPS blew away the Punjab challenge as they shredded apart the Punjab batting line up and raced to the meagre total they had made.
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