Pune: Suryakumar Yadav hit a brilliant fifty as Kolkata Knight Riders continued their rampaging run by notching up a two-wicket win against Rising Pune Supergiants in a last-over IPL thriller here on Sunday.
Rising Pune Supergiants posted a competitive 160-5, courtesy a superb 52-ball 67-run innings by opener Ajinkya Rahane, after KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to field.
Chasing the target, the visitors rode on a 49-ball 60 by Suryakumar Yadav, who shared a 51-run third-wicket stand with Yusuf Pathan (36) to set the platform for the chase but Pune’s Thisara Perera picked up two wickets in the fag end of the match to almost derail their chase.
In the end, it was Umesh Yadav who blasted a six of the third ball of the last over to take Kolkata home, reaching 162-8, with three balls to spare at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
It was Pune’s fourth successive loss in five matches.