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KKR vs RPS, IPL 2016: KKR beat RPS by 8 wickets (D/L)

Kolkata Knight Riders chased down 66-run target in just 5 overs to beat Pune by 8 wickets in a rain-hit match.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: May 15, 2016 3:19:06 pm
R Ashwin looks towards the sky as rain arrives in Kolkata which stopped play. (Source: BCCI)

Kolkata Knight Riders chased down the 66-run target from 9 overs in just 5 overs with Yusuf Pathan hit 37* off 18 balls. Pune were 108/6 in the 18th over when rain arrived.

Scorecard: KKR vs RPS (Click here)

As it happened

0005 hrs IST: 4 W(wd) 3 W 0 1 0 0 4 1 2 4 2 6 1lb 1 6 4 4 1 0 wd 4 wd 0 6 0 0 5wd 1 1 1 0 1b.
KKR win in 5 overs vs Pune. Yusuf 37* (18)

0001 hrs IST: Pathan is on 36 off 15 balls. What striking from Yusuf

2357 hrs IST: Pathan since he arrived at the crease – 0 1 0 4 1 6 0 6 4 4. Ashwin goes for 22 runs off his second over. KKR 44/2

2352 hrs IST: Dinda goes for 13 runs in his first over. KKR 22/2 chasing 66

2345 hrs IST: WICKET! Gautam Gambhir is gone. Adjudged LBW. KKR 8/2

2342 hrs IST: WICKET! After a four off the first ball, Uthappa is stumped on the second. A wide down the leg-side to which Uthappa comes down, misses. Dhoni whips off the bails

2340 hrs IST: Players out in the middle. Ashwin to bowl to Uthappa

2320 hrs IST: The match will begin at 1145 hrs IST

2320 hrs IST: The Pune innings is over. Kolkata Knight Riders need 66 runs from 9 overs

2305 hrs IST: No news yet from Kolkata. Next inspection at 23:20 hrs IST

2250 hrs IST: The inspection has been rescheduled to 23:00 hrs IST

2205 hrs IST: Rain has stopped in Kolkata but there is a lot of standing water. Umpires will do a ground inspection at around22:45 hrs IST

2145 hrs IST: The rain got heavier in Kolkata. It will take another 40 minutes for umpires to decided if overs will be reduced

2120 hrs IST: Rain has stopped play at Eden Gardens

2115 hrs IST: WICKET! After hitting a six, Perera tries to clear the ropes again but skies it. Chawla takes another catch

2113 hrs IST: 16 overs done and Pune are 96/5 with Perera and Dhoni at the crease

2110 hrs IST: 15 overs gone and Pune are 94/5

2105 hrs IST: WICKET! Pathan is gone. MS Dhoni pushes the ball on the off-side and sets off for the run. Irfan takes just few steps then stops seeing the fielder picking the ball. There is no run. MSD is half-way down the pictch and yells knowing he will be dimissed. Right then, Pathan crosses MS and is run-out

2101 hrs IST: Narine to continue and Pathan is on strike

2058 hrs IST: Time for the time-out after the 13th over. Pune 84/4

2054 hrs IST: 4 runs off the 12th over from Narine. Pune 78/4

2050 hrs IST: 11 overs gone and Pune are 74/4

2048 hrs IST: MS Dhoni is the new man in and there are 4 men around him. Attack

2047 hrs IST: WICKET! George Bailey is gone!  Piyush Chawla bowls a brilliant spinning delivery to which Bailey was coming the down and closes his bat. Misses

2041 hrs IST: WICKET! Tiwary is gone. A faint edge and Robin Uthappa claims a caught behind which the umpire says yes

2036 hrs IST: Time for the time-out after nine overs! Pune 63/2

2033 hrs IST: End of the eighth over and that has propelled Pune to 53/2

2025 hrs IST: End of powerplay! Pune 37/2 with Bailey and Tiwary at the crease

2021 hrs IST: Five over gone and Pune are struggling at 27/1

2017 hrs IST: WICKET! Usman Khawaja is gone! He holes out to deep square-leg for the simplest of catches

2014 hrs IST: Four over gone and Pune are 24/1

2008 hrs IST: WICKET! Ajinkya Rahane chops on! Pune lose their first wicket

2005 hrs IST: Morne Morkel goes for 7 runs in his over. Only a single boundary

2001 hrs IST: Excellent first over from Russell. only 4 runs off it

1957 hrs IST: Andre Russell to bowl the first over for Kolkata. Khawaja and Rahane in the middle for Pune

1929 hrs IST: Rising Pune SuperGiants win toss and elect to bat against Kolkata at the Eden Gardens

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