KKR beat DD by 71 runs | Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils Live Cricket Score 13th T20 Match

Indian Premier League, 2018

Date: Apr 16, 2018 Start Time: 20:00 IST | 14:30 GMT | 20:00 Local
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
KKR
200/9 Overs: 20.0
DD
129/10 Overs: 14.2
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Daredevils by 71 runs

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils Live Cricket Score - 13th T20 Match - Summary

End of Over : 14.2 DD: 129/10

Right, then! That's it from this one. Kolkata win and garner important 2 points for themselves. Back to the drawing board for Delhi, plenty to work on for them. Anyway, tomorrow, it's the big one as Mumbai will be hosting Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium. The action will begin at 2000 IST. Join in for that. Till then, take care!

14.2 W

OUT! That's the game done. KOLKATA WIN BY 71 RUNS! Dominating performance from the home side in all areas tonight, thoroughly deserved. Kuldeep tosses it up on the stumps, Trent Boult hits it uppishly straight back to the bowler who takes it nicely and puts Delhi out of their misery.

14.1 1

Some decent air on this, outside the line of off stump, Nadeem drives it through the covers for a run.

End of Over : 14 3 Runs DD: 128/9
13.6 0

Off break outside off, blocked down with a straight blade.

13.5 W

OUT! This was coming! Narine has another wicket. Shami looks to clear the city of Kolkata, so he swings hard after coming down the track. His attempt over the leg side fails, as he gets a top edge towards mid-wicket. Russell comes under the ball and takes a good catch.

13.4 1

Goes with the spin and wrists it towards mid-wicket for another run.

13.3 1

Short ball outside off, Shami skips down the track and taps it square on the off side for a single.

13.2 1

Flat, short and outside off, punched through to sweeper cover for one.

13.1 0

Spinning in on middle and leg, Nadeem looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.

End of Over : 13 7 Runs DD: 125/8
12.6 4

FOUR! Edged and away! Loopy googly outside off, Shami swings and gets an edge past the diving first slip fielder for a boundary.

12.5 0

Flighted ball, full in length and outside off, Shami clears his front leg and throws everything at it, only to miss.

12.4 1

Short and turning away, the googly, Nadeem mistimes the punch to covers for one.

12.3 0

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

12.2 1

That was in the air for a good while, but nobody got under it. Loopy delivery on the stumps, Shami swings and the ball lobs over towards mid on. Chawla tries to come running in from the deep, but can't get to it. Single taken.

Summary

Not in fine fettle after facing two successive defeats, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be forced to go down memory lane when they welcome their most successful captain Gautam Gambhir, who is now in charge of Delhi Daredevils (DD), in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game between the two teams here at the Eden Gardens on Monday. Gambhir helped KKR win titles in 2012 and 2014 before jumping ship to his hometown franchise Daredevils this year.

 

The captaincy mantle was handed over to Dinesh Karthik, who has so far looked out of sorts in the opening two games, where KKR finished second best to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), respectively. While their five-wicket defeat to Mahendra Singh Dhoni\'s CSK in a nail-biting game was more down to misfortune, SRH rolled over the purple brigade with bat and ball barring the 12 overs from KKR\'s spinners which made the modest chase of 139 look difficult.

 

As Karthik rightly pointed out at the post-match press conference on Saturday, KKR\'s strength lies in their three-pronged spin attack led by mystery spinner Sunil Narine and also has celebrated chinaman Kuldeep Yadav and veteran leggie Piyush Chawla.

 

Narine was exceptional against SRH on Saturday, conceding just 17 runs in four overs and also taking the timely wickets of Wriddhiman Saha, who looked good for his 15-ball 24 and in-form Shikhar Dhawan (7). Kuldeep and Chawla also kept it tight as their pacer bowlers kept leaking runs. KKR\'s worry has been their team composition as well, a feature laid bare on Saturday.

 

Dropping the horribly out-of-form Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh and Tom Curran, KKR went in with Under-19 World Cup winners Shubman Gill and Shivam Mavi, top order batsman and pacer respectively. But while Gill, who bats at No.3, was sent in to bat after Narine at No.7, Mavi was handed the ball in the 15th over. Gill looked a fish out of water, huffing and puffing to three runs of nine balls before Bhuvneshwar Kumar got his back while Mavi was hit for 10 runs in his only over.

 

The opening slot with Chris Lynn is also an uncertainty with Sunil Narine not coming out with the Australian on Saturday and Uthappa filling in that role, for only the second time since the end of the 2016 season. KKR\'s pace battery has also been poor, giving away a lot of runs and lacking fire power or variety up front.

 

Gambhir, who knows the team like the back of his hand, will lead a Delhi side brimming with confidence after a thrilling seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians on Saturday in Mumbai. After losing to Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals in the first two games, England opener Jason Roy led Delhi\'s charge with an unbeaten 53-ball 91 and he was ably supported by Rishabh Pant, who smashed a 25-ball 47. Delhi have issues to address especially in their bowling department which has failed to deliver in each of the three games played so far.

 

Talking of bowlers, local boy Mohammed Shami will be returning to the city for the first time after accusations of abusing and cheating his wife Hasin Jahan surfaced last month. In the latest development, Jahan has filed a case at Alipore court on April 10 and Shami has been summoned within 15 days.

 

Shami has turned out in all the three matches for DD and a team official said there\'s no question of his availability as it remains to be seen where there\'s also a court room battle in the offing. In the head-to-head count, KKR lead by 12-8 but the hosts will be up against it on Monday, looking to comeback to get their house in order.

 

Teams (From): Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Dinesh Karthik (captain), Robin Uthappa (vice-captain), Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi, Tom Curran.

 

Delhi Daredevils: Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Glenn Maxwell, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammad Shami, Gautam Gambhir (captain), Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Daniel Christian, Jason Roy, Naman Ojha, Prithvi Shaw, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Avesh Khan, Abhishek Sharma, Jayant Yadav, Harshal Patel, Manjot Kalra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sayan Ghosh.

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