Robin Uthappa slams fifty for Kolkata Knight Riders, completes 4000 runs in IPL
Robin Uthappa scored a vital half-century against Mumbai Indians (MI) and became the sixth batsman to complete 4,000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history on Sunday. (HIGHLIGHTS)
The right-handed batsman who has been a key player for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for several years, provided his side much-needed momentum in a tricky chase of 182 against the IPL 2018 defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. (SCORECARD)
Uthappa faced 32 balls to bring up his 23rd half-century in the tournament history, putting up a 84-run stand for the third wicket with Nitish Rana.
The 32-year-old batsman fell for a 35-ball 54, studded with six fours and three sixes.
Uthappa, who hit two consecutive sixes off Mumbai Indians’ leg-spinner Mayank Markande in the eighth over of KKR’s chase, brought up his 4,000 runs in the T20 tournament in style.
He was particularly severe on the Mumbai Indians seamer Ben Cutting, off whom he smacked four consecutive fours in the 12th over to provide KKR the upperhand.
Uthappa has so far scored 23 half-centuries in IPL, having played for Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors India and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the past.
The other players who have scored 4,000 or more runs in IPL are Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Gambhir and David Warner.