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Robin Uthappa's 72 takes KKR to post 187, Gujarat Lions need 188 runs

Kolkata, Apr 21 (UNI) Robin Uthappa's 48-ball-72-run powered Kolkata Knight Riders
to post 187/5 against Gujarat Lions at Vivo IPL at Eden Gardens here tonight.
It was hard-hitter Uthappa's second half-ton at Eden (28th time in T20) on trot after
his 68 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Thirty-one-year-old Uthappa also boasted to have share highest 59-run 2nd wicket
partnership with Gautam Gambhir. Uthappa faced 48-ball and hit eight 4s and two sixes.
Sent to bat first KKR began in whirlwind fashion as opener Sunil Narine batting with
skipper Gautam Gambhir was in belligerent mood hitting all the bowlers.
Bowlers Praveen Kumar, J Faulker and Basil Thampi conceded 12,17 and 15 runs in
their first over respectively.
His blasting prompted rival captain Suresh Raina to come and bowl and his delivery
clicked the issue. Left hander Sunil Narain on his big attempt skied up and Faulker had
no trouble to hold when the West Indian scored 42 runs in 17 deliveries.
His highest score in T20 studded with 9 boundaries and a six with no single run.
After first wicket fall at 45, another left handed batsman Gautam Gambhir continued
to keep on run rate with his hit and run method with new partner Robin Uthappa.
But the captain could go far as he also lifted sky high of a Faulker delivery and Suresh
Raina held on his safe hands.
Gambhir's 33 came from 28-ball with two to the fence and a six. Fifty nine runs came
in 2nd wicket for the hosts.
Manish Pandey scored 24 and Yusuf Pathan was unbeaten on 11.
P Kumar, J Faulkner, Basil Thampi and Suresh Raina were taken one wicket each
conceding 24, 38, 48 and 11 runs respectively.
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Tokyo 2020 must address questions, says IOC's Coates

23 Apr 2018 | 9:12 AM

By Jack Tarrant
TOKYO, Apr 23 (REUTERS) John Coates, chairman of the IOC's Coordination Committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, told organisers on Monday that stakeholders may lose confidence in their ability to host the Games if they do not answer questions about preparations.

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