Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders Highlights: Manish Pandey helps KKR win
Manish Pandey’s unbeaten 49-ball 69 and Yusuf Pathan’s 59 helped Kolkata Knight Riders clinch thriller vs Delhi Daredevils by four wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. With the win, Gautam Gambhir’s side now top the IPL 2017 standings. Get full cricket score of Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders hereUpdated: Apr 17, 2017 22:18 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Daredevils by four wickets to register their fourth win in 2017 Indian Premier League. Chasing a target of 169, Zaheer Khan and Pat Cummins rocked the visitors’ top-order but Yusuf Pathan and Manish Pandey then stitched together a 110-run stand to bring KKR’s innings back on track. With nine required off the last over, Pandey hit a six off the fourth ball to release the pressure and sealed the deal for his team with a double of the next delivery. Earlier, Rishabh Pant’s blistering 38 guided DD to 168/7. Get full cricket score of Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders here. (SCORECARD | STREAMING INFO)
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19:42 hrs IST: Two runs and that’s it. KKR clinch thriller by four wickets. What a match! Had everyone on the edge of their seats. Manish Pandey, you beauty!
19:41 hrs IST: SIX! Pandey manages that ‘ONE’ hit. Fullish delivery and Pandey lofts it over long-on. KKR need 2 off 2.
19:39 hrs IST: The southpaw takes a single towards deep square leg. KKR need 8 off 3. It’s getting tight.
19:38 hrs IST: Narine is the next man in.
19:37 hrs IST: OUT! Drama all around. Woakes st Pant b Mishra 3(5). KKR need 9 off 4. Can Mishra win it for Delhi?
19:35 hrs IST: The leggie starts off with a dot ball. 9 off 5.
19:33 hrs IST: Great over from Morris. Only seven off it. KKR require 9 off 6. Mishra to bowl the final over.
19:31 hrs IST: Six runs off the first four balls. KKR just one big hit away.
19:27 hrs IST: Morris to bowl the penultimate over.
19:25 hrs IST: OUT! SK Yadav c Zaheer b Cummins 7(9). KKR need 17 off 13.
19:20 hrs IST: Excellent over from Morris. Just six off it. KKR require 22 off 18.
19:15 hrs IST: Single and that’s fifty for Pandey. His 9th in IPL. KKR need 28 off 24.
19:11 hrs IST: OUT! The Big Guy is gone. Pathan c & b Morris 59(39). KKR need 38 off 31.
19:09 hrs IST: FOUR! Full-toss from Morris (down leg) and Yusuf Pathan just helps it to fine-leg boundary.
19:07 hrs IST: Morris now.
19:04 hrs IST: FOUR! Much needed boundary for Pandey. Moves to 43. KKR require 44 off 36.
19:01 hrs IST: SIX! And that’s fifty for Pathan. His 13th in IPL. Magnificent innings under pressure.
18:57 hrs IST: Single for Pathan. KKR need 59 off 42. Pathan 44*, Pandey 38*
18:55 hrs IST: SIX! Length ball, Pandey steps out, uses his wrists well and flicks it over square leg.
18:52 hrs IST: Good comeback from Shami. Just six runs off this third. KKR require 70 off 48 balls.
18:47 hrs IST: Single and that’s 2000 runs for Pandey in IPL. KKR need 76 off 54. Pathan 37*, Pandey 29*
18:43 hrs IST: Poor bowling from Shami. Five wides and a boundary. He’s struggling to find his rhythm. KKR require 81 off 60. Pathan 35*, Pandey 27*
18:38 hrs IST: KKR need 94 off 66 balls. It’s time-out. Pathan 33*, Pandey 21*
18:34 hrs IST: SIX! Too full, Pandey dances down the tracks and pummels it over long-on.
18:32 hrs IST: SIX! Fullish length and Pathan hits a one hand maximum over deep mid-wicket boundary. KKR need 108 off 72 balls.
18:28 hrs IST: Tidy over from Mishra. Just three off it. KKR need 117 off 78 balls.
18:25 hrs IST: Mishra now.
18:24 hrs IST: Expensive over from Cummins. 15 runs off it. KKR are 49/3 after 6 overs.
18:21 hrs IST: Decent over from Zaheer. Six off it. KKR in desperate need of boundaries.
18:17 hrs IST: KKR are 28/3 after 4 overs. Pathan 7*, Pandey 1*
18:15 hrs IST: FOUR! Fuller delivery from Morris and Pathan lofts it straight down the ground for his first boundary.
18:13 hrs IST: Dot ball. KKR are 21/3 after 3 overs. Pandey 1*, Pathan 0*
18:11 hrs IST: WICKET! And Zaheer strikes again. This time, it is the KKR captain Gautam Gambhir. He goes for 14. The visitors in all sorts of trouble now.
18:06 hrs IST: OUT! What a catch from Pant! Cummins takes his first. In-form Uthappa departs cheaply. KKR are 19/2 after 2 overs.
18:04 hrs IST: FOUR! Short ball, Uthappa gets into position quickly and pulls it past the fielder at short mid-wicket.
18:03 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries for Gambhir. He needs to hang in.
18:00 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Gambhir. KKR are 6/1 after first over.
17:58 hrs IST: OUT! And the experiment fails. de Grandhomme c Billings b Zaheer 1(2).
17:55 hrs IST: Welcome back for the KKR chase. Gautam Gambhir has come out and this time there is a new opener in Colin de Grandhomme. His experimentation continues.
17:41 hrs IST: DD finish on 168/7. What a knock from Pant! Sanju Samson’s contribution shouldn’t also be forgotten. For KKR, Coulter-Nile proved his mettle with a three-fer while Sunil Narine delivered a tidy spell (as always). We’ll be back in a few minutes time.
17:38 hrs IST: OUT! Morris c Umesh b Woakes 16(9).
17:37 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries for Morris. How much can he score off the last 2 balls?
17:34 hrs IST: Woakes to bowl the last over.
17:33 hrs IST: Magnificent from Coulter-Nile. Finishes with figures of 3/22. DD are 157/6 after 19 overs.
17:30 hrs IST: OUT! Pant c Gambhir b Coulter-Nile 38(16). Blitzkrieg from the southpaw. Get a feeling that 26-run over might be the real game-changer.
17:28 hrs IST: Good over from Narine. Seven runs off it. He ends with figures of 1/20. DD are 152/5 after 18 overs. Can they get to 180?
17:24 hrs IST: OUT! Mathews b Narine 1(4).
17:23 hrs IST: 6,4,6,6,4. Pant on fire! Umesh Yadav has been taken to cleaners. Just the kind of over DD wanted. 26 runs off it. The seamer finishes with figures of 1/53. DD are 145/4 after 17 overs.
17:17 hrs IST: No run off the last ball. Kuldeep proving to be costly today. DD are 119/4 after 16 overs.
17:14 hrs IST: SIX! Pitched up from Kuldeep and Pant smashes it into long-off stands.
17:11 hrs IST: WICKET! Nair b Coulter-Nile 21(27). Second wicket for the Australian.
17:05 hrs IST: DD are 109/3 after 14 overs. Nair 21*, Pant 2*. Second strategic time-out.
17:03 hrs IST: Next up is Pant.
17:02 hrs IST: WICKET! Iyer run out (de Grandhomme) 26(17).
16:59 hrs IST: Good comeback by Umesh. Just 10 runs off his next two overs. DD are 104/2 after 13 overs.
16:55 hrs IST: Two runs off the last ball for Nair. He moves to 18. DD are 98/2 after 12 overs.
16:53 hrs IST: FOUR! Flighted delivery from Kuldeep, Nair gets down on one knee and sweeps it to deep square leg. DD need more of these.
16:51 hrs IST: Great over from Woakes. Just four off it. DD are 87/2 after 11 overs.
16:47 hrs IST: FOUR! Overpitched delivery, Iyer comes forward and drives it through extra cover. Looks in top form! DD are 83/2 after 10 overs.
16:45 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from de Grandhomme and Iyer cuts it to point boundary. Moves into double figures.
16:44 hrs IST: Colin de Grandhomme, New Zealand all-rounder, comes in for his first over.
16:41 hrs IST: DD are 71/2 after 9 overs. Iyer 6*, Nair 5*. Strategic time-out.
16:36 hrs IST: Credit has to go to Narine for slowing down the scoring rate. Just 13 runs in the last 3 overs and two crucial wickets.
16:35 hrs IST: WICKET! Samson c Uthappa b Umesh 39(25).
16:31 hrs IST: FOUR! Clever from Samson. Shortish length from Coulter-Nille, Samson uses the pace of the ball and works it to third-man for boundary. DD are 59/1 after 7 overs.
16:30 hrs IST: Karun Nair is in at No. 3. He has been in terrible form since his triple ton vs England at Chennai last year.
16:29 hrs IST: OUT! Billings c Uthappa b Coulter-Nile 21(17).
16:27 hrs IST: Tidy over from Narine. Just three off it. He has actually tightened the screws. DD are 53/0 after 6 overs.
16:24 hrs IST: Narine to continue.
16:23 hrs IST: Dot ball. DD are 50/0 after 5 overs. Samson 31*, Billings 19*
16:21 hrs IST: FOUR! Juicy full-toss from the chinaman and Billings just clips it to square leg boundary.
16:20 hrs IST: Kuldeep Yadav. Spin from both ends.
16:19 hrs IST: Good start from Narine. Just five runs off his first. DD are 41/0 after 4 overs.
16:16 hrs IST: Narine from the other end.
16:15 hrs IST: Expensive over from Umesh. DD are 36/0 after 3 overs.
16:14 hrs IST: Samson on fire! Smashes Umesh all around the park. Just what DD need here.
16:11 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Billings. DD are 19/0 after 2 overs.
16:09 hrs IST: FOUR! Shortish length from Woakes, Samson opens the bat face and places it well in the gap between backward point and cover point.
16:08 hrs IST: For all those who missed DD vs KXIP game, Billings scored an excellent 55, his 2nd IPL fifty.
16:07 hrs IST: Length delivery from Woakes, Billings works it through mid-wicket for a single.
16:06 hrs IST: Woakes now.
16:05 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off from Coulter-Nile. DD are 10/0 after first over.
16:04 hrs IST: The century against RPS has done wonders for the Kerala lad.
16:03 hrs IST: Another FOUR! Length ball and Samson just helps it to backward point. Brilliant!
16:02 hrs IST: FOUR! Good length delivery and Samson lifts it to the left of the fielder at mid-on for his first boundary.
16:01 hrs IST: Some swing for the Australian speedster early on.
15:59 hrs IST: And we’re underway. Samson to take strike. Coulter-Nile to start the proceedings for the visitors.
15:54 hrs IST: Carlos Brathwaite ahead of Mathews would have been a good choice. The Sri Lankan skipper hasn’t played an international game since February this year (owing to injuries).
15:47 hrs IST: This is what Ben Stokes has to say after getting the better of Virat Kohli during RPS’ win over RCB last night.
15:40 hrs IST: So Mohammed Shami replaces Shahbaz Nadeem (DD’s best bowler in their last two wins) while Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka captain, comes in for Corey Anderson - who is unwell. As for KKR, only one change. Nathan Coulter-Nile, who represented DD last season, replaces Trent Boult.
15:34 hrs IST: Here are the playing XI of both teams:
DD: Sanju Samson, Sam Billings, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(wk), Angelo Mathews, Chris Morris, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Zaheer Khan(c)
KKR: Sunil Narine, Gautam Gambhir(c), Robin Uthappa(wk), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Kuldeep Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Umesh Yadav
15:31 hrs IST: Delhi Daredevils win the toss and opt to bat .
15:25 hrs IST: Toss in five minutes!
15:16 hrs IST: Kolkata Knight Riders have tried out several experiments in IPL 2017. They promoted Sunil Narine as an opener and they have been unbeaten in their last two games. What experiments will Gambhir try in his ‘home’ ground of Feroz Shah Kotla?
15:10 hrs IST: Delhi Daredevils have played Kolkata Knight Riders in 17 IPL encounters, having won seven and lost 10.
15:02 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the match between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders. It is a homecoming for Gautam Gambhir, the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, who has said Delhi Daredevils have the most talented bowling line-up in the IPL.
Going into Monday’s first double header, the DD vs KKR promises to be an exciting contest between third-placed Delhi Daredevils’ famed pace battery and Kolkata Knight Riders’ top order batting. (RESULTS | SCHEDULE)
The all-rounder duo of South Africa’s Chris Morris and New Zealand’s Corey Anderson have been the Zaheer Khan-led DD’s main weapons -- be it slogging lower down the order or getting the important breakthroughs with the ball. (STANDINGS)
Chris Morris, who score 998 runs at 24.95 and claimed 159 wickets at 21.30, needs just two runs to complete a double of 1000 plus runs and 100 plus wickets in Twenty-20 cricket.
Delhi Daredevils’ spin duo of Amit Mishra and Shahbaz Nadeem have consistently been among the wickets, besides putting the brakes on the scoring rate in the middle overs.
Kolkata Knight Riders have been led well by their Delhi-born captain Gautam Gambhir, who has been in prime form in the tournament so far.
After a rare failure by the top order, KKR’s middle order stood up on Saturday with Robin Uthappa slamming a 39-ball 68 and Manish Pandey scoring a 35-ball 46 to guide the team to a 17-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Gautam Gambhir needs just one fifty-plus innings to become the second Indian after Virat Kohli and fifth batsman overall to make 50 or more fifty-plus scores in Twenty-20 cricket. He scored 49 fifties in 220 innings of 224 matches since 2007.
(With inputs from agencies and S. Pervez Qaiser)
First Published: Apr 17, 2017 14:03 IST