KKR canter to 71-run win over Delhi

Ruben Hill
April 17, 2018

Robin Uthappa (wk), Dinesh Karthik (c), Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Mitchell Johnson, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Tom Curran, Ishank Jaggi, and Prasidh Krishna.

Poor start for Daredevils as their top three batsmen Jason Roy, Shreyas Iyer and skipper Gautam Gambhir have all departed without troubling the scorecard. Although Delhi Daredevils started the run chase decently in the beginning, they lost wickets in quick succession at the end; eventually losing the game by 71 runs. It began with Chawla foxing Jason Roy and captain Dinesh Karthik affecting a smart stumping. In his innings he hit three sixes and two fours.

Rishabh Pant and Glenn Maxwell then got together to put up a 62-run partnership for the fourth wicket to give some hope to the Delhi fans but once Pant was dismissed by Kuldeep for 43, Delhi fell like nine pins.

Trent Boult, who bowled a first-over maiden to Lynn, returned and clean bowled Russell with a yorker.

Included in the DD side at the expense of Colin Munro, Roy showed his prowess with a sizzling display as the Englishmen smashed his career best T20 score to pull off a tricky last ball victory.

Narine was the first to go as he edged Boult delivery straight to wicket keeper Rishabh Pant who deflected the ball to Maxwell in the first slip. The DD won the toss and chose to field first. Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, they fought hard right to the end despite scoring a modest 138-8 SRH's run-chase got tricky, but they eventually got across the line with one over to spare. Stay tuned for more IPL updates and news. Delhi Daredevils, having won their last match were brimming up with confidence to register another win in their name in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders. Gambhir's men will be desperate to take the momentum from that win into Monday at the Eden Gardens where a defeat for either side could prove to be damaging.

Don't miss Tuesday's IPL clash as defending champions Mumbai Indians look for their first win of the campaign against Royal Challengers Bangalore (3pm, Sky Sports Cricket). This is even worse when it comes to the Eden Gardens as they have won just a single game out seven games played among them at this venue. On the changes front, we don't see changes for Delhi, unless a fit Chris Morris makes his way back for Dan Christian.

The lucky Eden Gardens has been committed for Today's IPL 2018 Match 13 on KKR vs DD and it would be truly awesome.

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