IPL 2017: Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir help KKR beat RPS to go on top of table

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Robin Uthappa blasted 87 and Gautam Gambhir slammed 62 as their 158-run stand helped Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rising Pune Supergiant by seven wickets in the 2017 Indian Premier League. (BCCI)

Robin Uthappa blasted 87 and Gautam Gambhir slammed 62 as their 158-run stand helped Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rising Pune Supergiant by seven wickets in the 2017 Indian Premier League. (BCCI)

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Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and chose to bowl against Rising Pune Supergiant at the MCA stadium. (BCCI)

Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and chose to bowl against Rising Pune Supergiant at the MCA stadium. (BCCI)

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Rahul Tripathi and Ajinkya Rahane gave Rising Pune Supergiant a fast start. (BCCI)

Rahul Tripathi and Ajinkya Rahane gave Rising Pune Supergiant a fast start. (BCCI)

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Rahul Tripathi and Ajinkya Rahane stitched a fifty-plus opening stand. (BCCI)

Rahul Tripathi and Ajinkya Rahane stitched a fifty-plus opening stand. (BCCI)

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Yusuf Pathan dropped Rahul Tripathi on 35. (BCCI)

Yusuf Pathan dropped Rahul Tripathi on 35. (BCCI)

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Piyush Chawla broke the dangerous stand as Rahul Tripathi departed for 38. (BCCI)

Piyush Chawla broke the dangerous stand as Rahul Tripathi departed for 38. (BCCI)

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Ajinkya Rahane looked set for a fifty but he was stumped by Robin Uthappa off Sunil Narine for 46. (BCCI)

Ajinkya Rahane looked set for a fifty but he was stumped by Robin Uthappa off Sunil Narine for 46. (BCCI)

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Steve Smith shared a good partnership with MS Dhoni as Rising Pune Supergiant eyed a big total. (BCCI)

Steve Smith shared a good partnership with MS Dhoni as Rising Pune Supergiant eyed a big total. (BCCI)

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MS Dhoni struck some lusty blows as Kolkata Knight Riders were under pressure in the death overs. (BCCI)

MS Dhoni struck some lusty blows as Kolkata Knight Riders were under pressure in the death overs. (BCCI)

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Kuldeep Yadav picked up two wickets in his final over, including Dhoni, to dent RPS’ progress. (BCCI)

Kuldeep Yadav picked up two wickets in his final over, including Dhoni, to dent RPS’ progress. (BCCI)

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Steve Smith slammed his fourth fifty as Rising Pune Supergiant ended on 182/5. (BCCI)

Steve Smith slammed his fourth fifty as Rising Pune Supergiant ended on 182/5. (BCCI)

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Sunil Narine gave Kolkata Knight Riders a blazing start. (BCCI)

Sunil Narine gave Kolkata Knight Riders a blazing start. (BCCI)

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However, Narine was run-out but Gambhir was joined by Uthappa and they steadied the ship for KKR. (BCCI)

However, Narine was run-out but Gambhir was joined by Uthappa and they steadied the ship for KKR. (BCCI)

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Gautam Gambhir got going in aggressive style to boost KKR. (BCCI)

Gautam Gambhir got going in aggressive style to boost KKR. (BCCI)

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Robin Uthappa started aggressively as Rising Pune Sueprgiant bowlers struggled. (BCCI)

Robin Uthappa started aggressively as Rising Pune Sueprgiant bowlers struggled. (BCCI)

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The partnership between Gambhir and Uthappa put KKR on course for a win. (BCCI)

The partnership between Gambhir and Uthappa put KKR on course for a win. (BCCI)

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Uthappa notched up his 20th IPL fifty as he tore into the RPS bowlers. (BCCI)

Uthappa notched up his 20th IPL fifty as he tore into the RPS bowlers. (BCCI)

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Uthappa shared a 158-run stand with Gambhir, who slammed his 34th fifty as KKR cruised towards the total. (BCCI)

Uthappa shared a 158-run stand with Gambhir, who slammed his 34th fifty as KKR cruised towards the total. (BCCI)

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Uthappa and Gambhir’s 158-run stand helped KKR race away to a seven-wicket win and go on top of the table in the 2017 Indian Premier League. (BCCI)

Uthappa and Gambhir’s 158-run stand helped KKR race away to a seven-wicket win and go on top of the table in the 2017 Indian Premier League. (BCCI)

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