Fantasy AnalysisOpening the batting once more for Pune in the 30th match against Kolkata, Rahane contributed a steady innings of 46 from 41 balls. He hit four fours and a six over long on, where he was strong throughout the innings along with the midwicket region. Rahane was dismissed in the 14th over by Sunil Narine, stumped by Robin Uthappa after a 57 run partnership with Steve Smith and a 65 run partnership with Rahul Tripathi.
Fantasy AnalysisThe Indian spinner became only the second bowler to have two batsmen stumped in the same over in IPL cricket, when he dismissed both MS Dhoni and Manoj Tiwary in the 18th over, Robin Uthappa completing the stumpings behind the wicket. The two wickets from Yadav took him to eight for the tournament, which makes his total half of the leading wicket-taker with 16 being Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Fantasy AnalysisRising Pune's captain produced the highest score of his team as his side made a competitive total of 182. His score of 51 came from 37 balls, including four fours and a six over backward point. Pune were able to build their total around the captain, as Smith anchored the innings while wickets fell around him.
Fantasy AnalysisThe captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders provided another strong performance with the bat that contributed to the winning of the match along with taking him to second in the runs leaderboard for the tournament thus far. Gambhir hit 62 from 46 balls, with six fours and a six coming in the innings, the skipper combined well with top scorer and man of the match, Robin Uthappa with a partnership of 158 to effectively win the game.
Fantasy AnalysisThe Kolkata wicketkeeper continued his rich run of form with the bat with his third 50-plus score in five games. His score of 87 came from just the 47 balls and included six sixes and seven fours in the innings, with the partnership between him and Gautaum Gambhir of 158 effectively taking the game away from Pune. Along with this, Uthappa had a good night behind the stumps, taking three stumpings in the Pune innings.
Fantasy AnalysisMaxwell's bombastic style can lead to peaks and valleys of form, though he seems to be back in the ascendancy. While he's yet to record a half-century in IPL10, he's still mustered 193 runs at a strike rate of 182.07 and an average of 38.60 through his first seven innings — this despite a stretch that saw him score just 10 runs across two matches. He'll look to continue his strong form in Friday's visit from Sunrisers Hyderabad.
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