Kolkata Knight Riders started their IPL 2016 campaign in an impressive fashion as they defeated Delhi Daredevils by 9 wickets in Kolkata on Sunday.
Over 13: 2 runs off the over. KKR 84/1
Over 12: 6 runs off the over. KKR 82/1
Over 11: 7 runs off the over. KKR 76/1
Over 10: 7 runs and a wicket off the over. KKR 69/1
9.4 Mishra to Uthappa, OUT
Clean strike, but he’s picked out Morris at long off. Did most things right, but it was almost as if he forgot there was a fielder there. Didn’t get the elevation. He walks back for yet another attractive knock
Over 9: 9 runs off the over. KKR 62/0
Over 8: 4 runs off the over. KKR 53/0
Over 7: 2 runs off the over. KKR 49/0
Over 6: 5 runs off the over. KKR 47/0
Over 5: 6 runs off the over. KKR 42/0
Over 4: 7 runs off the over. KKR 36/0
Over 3: 9 runs off the over. KKR 29/0
Over 2: Good over for Knight Riders. 16 runs came from it. KKR 20/0
Over 1: 4 runs off the over. KKR 4/0
Kolkata Knight Riders produced a brilliant bowling performance to dismiss Delhi Daredevils for 98 in their IPL match at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
Over 17: 1 run from the over. DD 93/9
Over 16: A wicket maiden for Brad Hogg. DD 92/9
15.4 Hogg to Mishra, OUT
This was superbly flighted, but the wrong-un. Mishra was lured into the drive, but was late on the stroke, got a thick edge and Gambhir made that catch at slip look ridiculously easy. Excellent captaincy in the first place to position himself there.
Over 15: 3 runs off the over. DD 92/8
Over 14: 5 runs and a wicket off the over. DD 89/8
13.1 Hogg to Samson
The young ‘old’ man is on fire. Samson shapes to drive but fails to account for the turn, goes through with the stroke as the ball takes the inside edge, Uthappa did well to pick that one and stayed low to complete an excellent catch.
Over 13: 4 runs and a wicket off the over. DD 84/7
12.4 Chawla to Morris, OUT
Dream delivery for any legspinner. Tossed it up nicely on middle, gets a bit of inward drift as well, Morris is invited into playing the big stroke against the spin but is done in by the turn as the ball sneaks through the gap between bat and pad to disturb the stumps.
Over 12: 12 runs off the over. DD 80/6
Over 11: 13 runs and a wicket off the over. DD 68/6
10.5 Chawla to Brathwaite, OUT
Well-disguised googly, lands it on off, Brathwaite was late on the stroke, didn’t pick it up at all and the ball had already thudded into his pad even before the bat came down. Chawla gives him a ‘goodbye’ send-off. The Brathwaite show failed to take off tonight. Dravid has a worried look on his face.
Over 10: 2 runs and a wicket off the over. DD 55/5
9.6 Hogg to Negi, OUT
Deceived in flight this time. Steps out to go over long-on, but it was a lot slower through the air, the wild swing only connected with the humid Kolkata air as Uthappa whipped the bails off in a jiffy
Over 9: 4 runs off the over. DD 53/4
Over 8: 7 runs off the over. DD 49/4
Over 7: 7 runs off the over. DD 42/4
Over 6: A wicket maiden for Hastings. DD 35/4
5.3 Hastings to Nair, OUT
It was a juicy half volley outside off, he leaned forward to drive but the bat face opened to send it in the air and Pandey, his good friend and Karnataka teammate, takes a simple catch at backward point. Dravid isn’t happy with that stroke.
Over 5:9 runs and a wicket off the over. DD 35/3
4.5 Russell to Agarwal, OUT
Looks to force one on the up but can only manage to slice it down towards Hogg who takes a regulation catch at third man. Once again, it bounced more than he expected. Delhi in a familiar spot
Over 4: Good over from Hastings. 1 run came from it. DD 26/2
Over 3: 1 run and two wickets off the over. DD 25/2
2.6 Russell to Iyer, OUT
The umpire had no doubts about it whatsoever. This one was angled it full from wide of the crease, Iyer looks to work that across the line but is late on the shot as he is struck in front of middle and leg.
2.2 Russell to de Kock, OUT
That’s the end of the de Kock show, all too brief. It was the short ball again, but the bounce did him in. He looked to pull off the front foot this time but was in no position, ended up skewing it to Yusuf Pathan who juggles it and takes it on the second attempt at mid-off.
Over 2: 10 runs off the over. DD 23/0
Over 1: 13 runs off the over. DD 13/0
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and decided to field first against Delhi Daredevils at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.
Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), who have roped in some utility cricketers this season, look set to begin their Indian Premier League (IPL) season in style when they host Delhi Daredevils (DD) in an encounter at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.
Kolkata Knight Riders XI: G Gambhir, R Uthappa, M Pandey, C Munro, S Yadav, Y Pathan, A Russell, P Chawla, J Hastings, B Hogg, U Yadav.
Delhi Daredevils XI: Q de Kock, M Agarwal, S Iyer, K Nair, S Samson, C Brathwaite, P Negi, C Morris, A Mishra, Z Khan, N Coulter-Nile