Powered by opening batsman Rahul Tripathi's 93 (52) Rising Pune Supergiant [RPS] overhauled the total of 155/8 vs Kolkata Knight Riders [KKR] in 19.2 overs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday. Opener Ajinkya Rahane (11) and skipper Steve Smith (9) falling early in the run-chase had the visitors worried, but Tripathi took on the responsibility and blasted the bowlers all round the park and helped his team demolished the two time champions at their home turf. The Ranchi boy also registered his highest IPL score.
Powerful and clean hitting by the 26-year-old [Tripathi] took the home side bowlers to the cleaners and damaged their economy rate. For Kolkata, all-rounder Chris Woakes finished for 3/18 in his four overs. After this victory, Pune are placed third on the points table with 14 points and KKR remain at the second position with 14 points. Rahul Tripathi was adjudged the Man of the match.