Rookie batsman Rahul Tripathi played an electrifying innings of 93 as Rising Pune Supergiant outplayed Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday.
The Pune bowlers put up a disciplined effort to limit KKR to 155 for eight before Tripathi fashioned his team's win with a 52-ball blinder. The visiting team got home with four balls to spare.
The pick of the Pune bowlers was Jaydev Unadkat, who ended with figures of 2 for 28 after bowling a wicket-maiden in the first over of the game.
It was a third win in a row for Pune, who have moved up to the third place in the points table and closer to a play-off berth with 14 points from 11 matches.
With their second straight loss, KKR remain second in the table with 14 points from 11 matches.
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(With inputs from PTI)
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