IPL 2017: Robin Uthappa shines as Kolkata Knight Riders go on top

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Robin Uthappa’s 68 helped Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrises Hyderabad in a 2017 Indian Premier League clash at the Eden Gardens. (BCCI)

Robin Uthappa’s 68 helped Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrises Hyderabad in a 2017 Indian Premier League clash at the Eden Gardens. (BCCI)

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SRH captain David Warner won the toss and chose to bowl against Gautam Gambhir-led KKR. (BCCI)

SRH captain David Warner won the toss and chose to bowl against Gautam Gambhir-led KKR. (BCCI)

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Sunil Narine, who played a blistering innings vs Kings XI Punjab while opening, came out to bat alongside Gautam Gambhir again. (BCCI)

Sunil Narine, who played a blistering innings vs Kings XI Punjab while opening, came out to bat alongside Gautam Gambhir again. (BCCI)

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But soon, Bhuvneshwar Kumar castled him with an inswinger to hand the visitors their first breakthrough. (BCCI)

But soon, Bhuvneshwar Kumar castled him with an inswinger to hand the visitors their first breakthrough. (BCCI)

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Gambhir, who looked good initially, missed a straightner from Rashid Khan, only to get bowled for 15. (BCCI)

Gambhir, who looked good initially, missed a straightner from Rashid Khan, only to get bowled for 15. (BCCI)

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Robin Uthappa then steadied the ship with his calculated strokeplay and brought up his 18th IPL fifty. (bCCI)

Robin Uthappa then steadied the ship with his calculated strokeplay and brought up his 18th IPL fifty. (bCCI)

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Uthappa was equally supported by Manish Pandey, who scored a gritty 46. (bCCI)

Uthappa was equally supported by Manish Pandey, who scored a gritty 46. (bCCI)

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The duo’s 77-run stand propelled KKR to 172/6. (bCCI)

The duo’s 77-run stand propelled KKR to 172/6. (bCCI)

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Bhuvnshwar Kumar was the pick of the bowlers for SRH, as he ended with figures of 3/20. (bCCI)

Bhuvnshwar Kumar was the pick of the bowlers for SRH, as he ended with figures of 3/20. (bCCI)

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In reply, David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan got SRH off to a good start, the Indian batsman being the aggressor. (BCCI)

In reply, David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan got SRH off to a good start, the Indian batsman being the aggressor. (BCCI)

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But with the introduction of spinners, SRH’s found it difficult to deal in boundaries. (BCCI)

But with the introduction of spinners, SRH’s found it difficult to deal in boundaries. (BCCI)

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Dhawan, who looked good for his 23, was dismissed by Yusuf Pathan. (bCCI)

Dhawan, who looked good for his 23, was dismissed by Yusuf Pathan. (bCCI)

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With David Warner and Moises Henriques falling in quick succession, Yuvraj Singh tried to pull the momentum in SRH’s favor with some lusty blows. (bCCI)

With David Warner and Moises Henriques falling in quick succession, Yuvraj Singh tried to pull the momentum in SRH’s favor with some lusty blows. (bCCI)

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But KKR struck as Chris Woakes removed Yuvraj to end SRH’s hopes of sealing their first win at the Eden Gardens. (BCCI)

But KKR struck as Chris Woakes removed Yuvraj to end SRH’s hopes of sealing their first win at the Eden Gardens. (BCCI)

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KKR won the game by 17 runs, which proved to be their third win in IPL 2017. (BCCI)

KKR won the game by 17 runs, which proved to be their third win in IPL 2017. (BCCI)

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Robin Uthappa was named the Man of the Match for his magnificent 68. (BCCI)

Robin Uthappa was named the Man of the Match for his magnificent 68. (BCCI)

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