Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2018, highlights: KKR cruise to 71-run win
Follow highlights of the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2018 match at Eden Gardens, here. Kolkata Knight Riders comfortably defeated Delhi Daredevils by 71 runs in Kolkata on Mondaycricket Updated: Apr 17, 2018 22:54 IST
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) thrashed Delhi Daredevils by 71 runs to notch their second win of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 season at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Monday. Put in to bat first, the hosts overcame a slow start to post 200/9 from their 20 overs. They rode on Nitish Rana’s 59 and Andre Russell’s 12-ball 41 to reach the big total. Robin Uthappa chipped in with a crucial 35. Rahul Tewatia was the pick of the DD bowlers as he finished with figures of 3-0-18-3, with all three of his wickets coming in the final over of KKR’s innings. In response, DD kept losing wickets at regular intervals and folded for 129. Glenn Maxwell and Rishabh Pant score 47 and 43, respectively, while Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav picked three wickets each.
Here are the highlights of the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils IPL 2018 match at Eden Gardens.
23:25 hrs IST: Thank you for joining us for today’s live coverage of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils.
23:20 hrs IST: It’s over! Kuldeep Yadav removes Boult and KKR win by 71 runs.
23:16 hrs IST: OUT! Narine removes Shami for 7. DD 128/9 in 13.5 overs.
23:14 hrs IST: With seven overs to go, DD are 125/8.
23:09 hrs IST: OUT! Narine removes Shankar. DD 117/8 in 11.5 overs.
23:06 hrs IST: OUT! Narine removes Morris. DD 116/7 in 11.3 overs.
23:04 hrs IST: After 11 overs, DD are 114/6. They need 87 from 54 to win, but have four wickets in hand.
23:03 hrs IST: OUT! Maxwell departs for 47 and KKR are now well and truly on top.
22:59 hrs IST: Ten overs gone, DD are 99/5 and need 102 more to win from 60 balls.
22:56 hrs IST: OUT! Tewatia falls for 1 (c Russell b Curran). DD 97/5 in 9.3 overs.
22:52 hrs IST: Nine overs gone, DD 90/4.
22:49 hrs IST: OUT! Rishabh Pant departs for 43. DD 86/4 in 8.3 overs.
22:46 hrs IST: Tom Curran concedes 12 runs from his first over. DD 81/3 in eight overs.
22:39 hrs IST: Better from DD in the last four overs. They are 69/3 in 7 overs and needs 132 more to win from 78 balls.
22:34 hrs IST: Six overs gone, DD are 56/3 with Rishabh Pant and Glenn Maxwell at the crease.
22:25 hrs IST: 14 runs off the over. DD 38/3 in four overs.
22:19 hrs IST: OUT! Gautam Gambhir departs off a Shivam Mavi delivery. DD 24/3 in three overs.
22:12 hrs IST: DD are 15/2 after two overs.
22:08 hrs IST: OUT! Shreyas Iyer edges one to slips and Andre Russell gets his first wicket. DD are 13/2 and in a spot of bother.
22:04 hrs IST: OUT! Jason Roy departs for 1 (st Karthik b Chawla). DD 4/1 in 0.5 overs
21:45 hrs IST: Rahul Tewatia ends the innings with a late flourish for DD. Concedes just one run and picks three wickets. KKR 200/9 from their 20 overs.
21:39 hrs IST: One final over left, KKR are 199/6.
21:37 hrs IST: OUT! Rana departs for 59. KKR 193/6 in 18.3 overs.
21:32 hrs IST: Two overs to go, and KKR are on course to cross 200. They are 188/5 with Rana and Shubman Gill at the crease.
21:29 hrs IST: OUT! Boult removes Russell. KKR 178/5 in 17.2 overs.
21:28 hrs IST: Nitish Rana hits fifty off 30 balls. KKR 178/4 in 17.1 overs.
21:25 hrs IST: Three sixes off Shami’s over and KKR are 177/4 after 17 overs. The hosts are eyeing a total beyond 200.
21:19 hrs IST: Four overs to go, KKR are 157/4.
21:14 hrs IST: A big over for KKR as Andre Russell hits three sixes off Shami. KKR 145/4 after 15 overs.
21:08 hrs IST: 15 runs off Morris’s over despite the wicket. KKR 123/4 with six overs to go.
21:06 hrs IST: OUT! Dinesh Karthik departs for 19 off a Chris Morris delivery. KKR 117/4 in 13.4 overs.
21:02 hrs IST: A decent over from Shami as he concedes six runs with the help of some good fielding placement. KKR 108/3.
20:57 hrs IST: 12 runs off Vijay Shankar’s opening over. KKR 102/3 after 12 overs.
20:50 hrs IST: OUT! Shami gets the crucial wicket of Chris Lynn. KKR 89/3 after 10.5 overs.
20:45 hrs IST: Shahbaz Nadeem ends his spell with another costly over. He ends with figures of 4-0-43-1. This has been a good recovery by KKR after a slow start. They are 85/2 after 10 overs.
20:38 hrs IST: Seven runs off Rahul Tewatia’s over. KKR 71/2 after nine overs.
20:32 hrs IST: OUT! Nadeem gets his revenge, removes Uthappa for 35. KKR 62/2 in 7.3 overs.
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20:26 hrs IST: Uthappa adds 18 runs off Nadeem in the sixth over to take KKR to 50/1.
20:23 hrs IST: Three boundaries from Trent Boult’s third over and KKR take their total to 32/1 in five overs. Daredevils won’t be too displeased with their start, but they will be keen to bag a couple of more wickets early on.
20:19 hrs IST: Shahbaz Nadeem joins the DD attack. He concedes seven runs off it. KKR 19/1 after four overs.
20:15 hrs IST: Lynn ends the over with a boundary, but it’s been a very good start for DD nonetheless.
20:12 hrs IST: OUT! Boult removes Narine for 1. KKR 7/1 after 2.3 overs.
20:08 hrs IST: Lynn hits Morris for a six, but the South African pacer concedes just seven runs from his first over. KKR 7/0.
20:04 hrs IST: A superb opening over by Boult. He starts off with a maiden over to Chris Lynn. This is the first maiden over of IPL 2018. KKR yet to open their account.
20:00 hrs IST: Trent Boult opens the bowling attack for DD, with Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine opening KKR’s innings.
19:40 hrs IST: One change each for KKR and DD. Tom Curran replaces Mitchell Johnson for the hosts, while Chris Morris returns to the DD side in place of Dan Christian.
19:32 hrs IST: Delhi Daredevils have won the toss and have opted to bowl first.
19:25 hrs IST: DD were beaten in both games against KKR last season. Can either side do a double over the other this season?
19:15 hrs IST: Two KKR players are on the verge of completing personal milestones ahead of today’s match. Sunil Narine needs one more wicket to become the 11th bowler to get 100 scalps in IPL. KKR captain Dinesh Karthik, on the other hand, need seven more runs to complete 3000 IPL runs.
19:00 hrs IST: KKR and DD have faced off on 19 occasions in the past. KKR have won 12 of those, while DD have won seven.
18:45 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the IPL 2018 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils. DD captain Gautam Gambhir is returning to Kolkata for the first time since his departure from KKR.
Having begun their IPL 2018 campaign with a four-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore, KKR were beaten by Chennai Super Kings in a high-scoring thriller last week.
The Dinesh Karthik-captained side followed up the loss with another defeat - at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets.
Delhi Daredevils, on the other hand, lost their opening game by six wickets to Kings XI Punjab before going down to Rajasthan Royals by 10 runs via DLS in a rain-curtailed affair.
They, however, bounced back to win their third game last Saturday, beating Mumbai Indians by seven wickets. Against KKR, they will be eager to build some momentum with another win.