- Rising Pune Supergiant defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets in a crucial encounter.
- Kolkata Knight Riders have now lost two matches in a row now.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 points table has taken a turn as Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) have climbed to the third spot in the points table. They have won six out of their last seven matches and they are right on top of their game.
RPS avenged their last defeat against KKR by four wickets and Rahul Tripathi orchestrated the entire run chase. The Ranchi boy smashed 93 from just 52 balls and his innings was decorated with nine boundaries and seven sixes.
Here are 5 things you need to know about Rahul Tripathi:
## Did you know Ajinkya Rahane and Mayank Agarwal were RPS’s first choice as openers. But Mayank failed in the first three matches. Rahul replaced Mayank at the top of the order and the rest is history.
## Rahul Tripathi has notched up 352 runs in nine matches at an average of 39.11. He is the highest run scorer for Rising Pune Supergiant.
## The Ranchi boy did not play a single game for Maharashtra in the inter-state T20 championship before the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
## Rahul is a son of an army man. The right handed attacking batsman has lived in different cities before he took up cricket seriously in Deccan Gymkhana in Pune.
## Believe it or not, he has done his Bsc in Mathematics.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:01 PM IST