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IPL 2018: Prithvi Shaw hits first half-century to lead Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Prithvi Shaw led Delhi Daredevils with a solid knock against Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL 2018 match at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground on Friday.

cricket Updated: Apr 27, 2018 22:17 IST
N Ananthanarayanan
N Ananthanarayanan
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
IPL 2018,Prithvi Shaw,Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Prithvi Shaw in action during match twenty six of the 2018 Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018) between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi. (BCCI )

Prithvi Shaw struck a classy maiden half-century in the Indian Premier League as he led a strong start by Delhi Daredevils in their IPL 2018 match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground on Friday. (DD vs KKR IPL 2018 HIGHLIGHTS)

Shaw, 18, India’s U-19 World Cup winning skipper, made a change of guard brought about by Gautam Gambhir quitting as skipper count as he played orthodox shots to boost Daredevils after KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik, wary of due later in the night, elected to bowl first. (DD vs KKR IPL 2018 SCORES)

Prithvi Shaw, playing only his second game of IPL 2018, got his half-century in 38 balls (4x6, 1x6). Delhi Daredevils were 88/1 after 10.4 overs.

New Zealand’s left-handed opener Colin Munro led the early hitting as he struck an 18-ball 13 and raised a 59-run opening stand with Shaw, who hit leg-spinner Piyush Chawla for two fours in the third over before hitting pacers Shivam Mavi and Mitchell Johnson through point for two more boundaries.

His best shot of the fifty was a pick up hit against the veteran Aussie pacer for six over long on.

First Published: Apr 27, 2018 20:59 IST