IPL 2018: Kolkata Knight Riders hand Daredevils crushing 71-run defeat

Delhi Daredevils miserable show continues at Eden Gardens as they lost the 7th match in Kolkata against Kolkata Knight Riders.

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KKR Bowler Sunil Naraine being greeted by his teammate Kuldeep Yadav after dismissed DD batsman Vijay Shankar during IPL Match at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Monday. Photo: PTI

Chasing 201, Delhi Daredevils led by Gautam Gambhir failed miserably and were all out for mere 129 in 14.2 overs in match 13 of IPL 2018. Kolkata Knight Riders won by 71 runs.  No Delhi Daredevils batsman could take the pressure of the huge total and face the menacing bowling of Kolkata Knight Riders let by spin trio of Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, and Piyush Chawla. Rishab Pant and Glenn Maxwell tried hard to challenge the KKR bowling but their efforts could not do much as both got out of the short ball while trying to hit Yadav out of the park. This is the second win for Kolkata Knight Riders in four matches. Dinesh Karthik-led KKR had lost the previous two matches against Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Delhi Daredevils' wickets kept tumbling at regular intervals and DD never looked to chase the mammoth target. Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav took three wickets each for KKR. This win over Delhi Daredevils moved Kolkata Knight Riders to the second spot in Vivo IPL points table with 4 points.

Delhi Daredevils were in deep trouble as they lost three wickets in three overs. Opener Jason Roy was dismissed in the first over. He was followed by Shreyas Iyer in the second over. Captain Gautam Gambhir was played on in the third over. DD was 38-3.

Earlier, powered by Nitish Rana and Andre Russell, Kolkata Knight Riders posted a huge score of 200 in their 20 overs in the match against Delhi Daredevils. While a few wickets did fell quickly, Nitish Rana made sure that the scoring rate did not fall. He did not stop playing shots and kept the scoreboard ticking. Russell played a fantastic cameo of 41 from 12 balls. He smashed Chris Lynn and Mohd Shami all over the park. Delhi Daredevils will now need 201 runs to win. 

Delhi Daredevils innings update: Over by over

Delhi Daredevils Playing XI: Jason Roy, Gautam Gambhir(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Glenn Maxwell, Shreyas Iyer, Vijay Shankar, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Trent Boult

Over 1: Piyush Chawla to open the bowling. He strikes in the first over. 

Over 2: Shreyas Iyer departs. DD: 15-2

Over 3: Shivam Mavi into the attack. Rishab Pant joins Gautam Gambhir. Four to Pant. good shot. DD 24-2.

Over 4: Russell comes to the attack. Maxwell hammers him. DD: 38-3

Over 5: DD: 45-3

Over 6: 
Rishab Pant trying to make the most of the powerplay.  11 runs from the over. DD 56-3

Over 7: Here is the onslaught by Rishab Pant, six, four, single. DD: 69-3

Over 8:  Curran smashed for a six and a four. These two are taking it to KKR bowlers. DD 81-3.

Over 9: Kuldeep Yadav comes to the attack. Maxwell reverse sweeps him for four. Rishab Pant is out, Delhi in deep trouble. Pant put for 86-4. Rahul Tewatia comes in. End of over. DD 90-4

Over 10: Maxwell hits a huge six to Tom Curran. Single taken. Rahul Tewatia is out. DD 97-5. 

Over 11: Six, six. Maxwell is gone. 

Over 12: Morris is gone. Sunil Narine Strikes. Mohd Shami is out. 

Over 14: That's the end of the match. KKR win by 71 runs.

Delhi Daredevils innings analysis after end of innings

Chasing a mammoth target of 201 set by Kolkata Knight Riders, Jason Roy and Gautam Gambhir and Jason Roy came to open the innings for Delhi Daredevils. Piyush Chawla came to bowl the first over of the innings and gave only 3 runs in his first 4 balls before getting the wicket of dangerous Jason Roy stumped by Dinesh Karthik as Roy fallen over while playing the full legside ball. Andre Russell came to bowl the 2nd over of the innings and gave 9 runs before taking the wicket of Shreyas Iyer (4 runs off 3 balls) who came after the dismissal of Jason Roy. Delhi Daredevils was in a deep trouble as they lost Two wickets in two overs. After the end of  2overs DD was 15 for 2 with Gambhir and Rishabh Pant on the crease.

Shivam Mavi came to bowl the 3rd over of the innings and took his first IPL wicket as he bowled Gautam Gambhir. Mavi gave away 9 runs. Gautam Gambhir scored 8 runs in 7 balls. Russell came to bowl the 4th over and gave away 14 runs as Maxwell, who came after Gambhir’s wicket, and Pant tried all type of high-risk shots to collect these runs. After the end of the 4th over DD was 38 for 3 as they needed 163 runs 16 overs with a required run-rate of 10.18. Mavi came to bowl the 5th over and looked in good shape as he bowled perfect line and length and only gave away a boundary given Pant and Maxwell on the crease. Brilliant bowling from a youngster as he bowled a very good bouncer to end the over. Sunil Narine came to ball the last over of powerplay Pant scored back to back boundaries of Narine over. Pant and Maxwell scored 10 runs of Narine’s first over. Pant sensibly played Narine as he took single after hitting two boundaries

Tom Curran came to bowl the 8th over and Pant greeted him with a boundary. Maxwell hit him over the deep fine leg for six. After the end of the 8 overs, DD was 81 for 3 as they required 120 runs from 12 runs with a strike rate required run-rate of 10 runs per over. Kuldeep Yadav came to bowl 9th over and Maxwell greeted him with a boundary at the short third man. Kuldeep Yadav took the wicket of dangerous looking Pant as he tried to pull Yadav out of the park but finds deep midwicket. Pant grumps in despair as he was looking good to see Delhi home. Pant scored 43 runs off 26 balls at a strike rate of 165.38. After the wicket of Pant Tewatia came to bat but failed miserably as he got caught at shot extra cover. Tom curran took Tewatia wicket as he gave 9 runs in the 10th over. Kuldeep Yadav came to bowl the 11th over and gave 14 runs in his first 4 balls before taking the prized wicket of Maxwell as another batsman got out of the short ball. After the end of 11th over DD was 114 for 6 as they required 87 runs from 54 balls with a required run-rate of 9.66. But they lost too many wickets. Narine came to bowl the 12th over and took the two all-rounders wicket as now it's very hard for Delhi to go over the line. Sunil Narine took his 100th wicket of the IPL as bowled Morris. Kolkata took the remaining 2 wickets in 3 overs as Delhi lower order fell as a pack of cards. Delhi lost the match by 71 runs and it moved them down to 7th spot in the Vivo IPL points table. 

Kolkata Knight Riders innings update: Over by over

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi, Tom Curran, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav

Over 1: Here we go from the Eden Gardens. Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn to open. Tried and tested formula for KKR. Trent Boult to fire it up for DD. Starts off with a dot. Short pitch, aimed at the chest of Lynn, dot ball. Driven by Lynn, straight to the fielder. Swing and a miss. Another beauty by Boult, swing and a miss yet again. Width on offer, driven firmly, straight to the fielder at cover. Maiden over. Terrific. KKR 0-0.

Over 2: Chris Morris into the attack. Sunil edges to the fielder, single. Short pitch to Lynn, he swings and misses again. Lynn swings, and he connects six runs. Swings again missed again. What Lynn has in his mind? Dot ball to end. KKR 7-0

Over 3: Boult to continue, Narine on strike, dot ball. Edged on the pad. Bouncer, missed, one for the over says umpire to Boult. Bouncer, Narine pulls, edge and Narine is gone for 1. KKR 7-1. Robin Uthappa is the new man in. Beauty of a ball, Uthappa misread the line totally. Single taken. Square cut for four. KKR 12-1

Over 4: Shahbaz Nadeem comes to the attack. Chris Lynn hits a four. Three singles taken. 

Over 5: Boult to continue, that is a dream spell. Down the ground, Uthappa hits a four. Single. Lynn now giving it back to Boult. Another four. Very poor fielding. Four runs. KKR 32-1.

Over 6: Nadeem continues, fine ball. Uthappa sweeps for six. Cheely double. Down the ground, six runs. Square cut for four. Very costly over. KKR 50-1 at the end of the powerplay.

Over 7: Ten runs came from the over. 

Over 8: Nadeem has his man, he gets Uthappa's wicket. Gone for 35. Nitish Rana is the new man in. KKR 64-2

Over 9: Tewatia to Raha. Decent balls, but gets hit for a six. KKR: 71-2

Over 10: Nadeem continues, gets hit for 14 runs, six and a four, and singles. KKR 85-2

Over 11: Shami comes to the attack. He gets his man. Lynn is out caught for 29. only 5 runs from the over. KKR: 90-3

Over 12: Vijay Shankar comes to bowl. 12 runs from the over. Gets hit for four and six. KKR: 102-3

Over 13: Shami to continue, huge appeal, and he's given. Reviewed. Ultraedge shows a huge spike. Decision overturned. Karthik is safe. Swings and misses, twice. KKR 108-3

Over 14: Chris Morris to continue. One run. Karthik flicks off the pad in the air for four. Photocopy of the previous shot, same result. Karthik got trapped, played the same shot for the third time, now gets caught. Karthik gone for 19. Andre Russell comes in. 

Over 15: Shami to continue, singles on first two balls. Upper cut, over the head of the keeper, six runs. Russell flicks, gets dropped. And now hits a maximum. What a mighty blow. Another six. KKR 145-4

Over 16: Chirs Woakes continues, Rana hits him for a six. Bouncer. Room on off side, fours runs. Dot ball. Single taken. Russell swings and misses. KKR 157-4

Over 17: Width on offer, Russell smacks Shami for six. One run to Russell. Good shot for 1. Russell goes bang bang, six again. High high high in the air, six! KKR 177-4

Over 18: Fifty for Nitish. Boult strikes, clean bold, Russell goes for 41. Shubhman Gill hits a four. Single taken. Rana goes for four. KKR 188-5

Over 19: Rana smashes for four. Dot ball. Rana hits in the air, Gambhir takes the catch.  KKR 199-6

Over 20: Tewatia to finish off things. Subhman Gill, Piyush Chawla and Tom Curran threw their wickets away. KKR 200-9

Kolkata Knight Riders innings analysis

Put in to bat first after Delhi Daredevils' captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss, Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine came to bat open the batting for Kolkata Knight Riders. Trent Boult opened the bowling for Delhi Daredevils and bowl the first maiden over of IPL 2018. He didn’t allow Lynn to score run as he keeps on trying to pierce the off-side field but failed to do so. Chris Morris came to bowl the second over of the innings and Narine took a single off the first ball. Lynn who played the maiden over in the previous over opened his account with a six over mid-on. Morris put the things tight after the six and gave only 7 runs. Boult came to bowl his second over and took Narine’s wicket as a bouncer, Pant lobs it up, slip completes the catch and DD got rid of the dangerous Narine cheaply. Robin Uthappa came to crease after the loss of first over. Lynn ends the 3rd over with a four in point region. After the end of 3 over KKR 12 for 1.

Shahbaz Nadeem came to bowl the 4th over of the innings and gave 7 runs as Lynn hit the third ball of the over for 4 in the cover region. At the end of 4th over KKR was 19 for the loss of 1 over. The desert of runs for KKR in the 3rd over of the Trent Boult as Uthappa and Lynn hit 3 fours straight down the ground to collect 13 runs of the innings 5th over. Nadeem came to bowl the last over of the powerplay. Uthappa dispatched the 2nd ball of the over for a six over mid-wicket before collecting 12 runs off the last 4 balls. Uthappa scored 18 runs in the 2nd over of Nadeem and end the powerplay on a high for KKR. At the end of the powerplay, KKR was 50 for 1 with Lynn (23 runs off 18 balls) and Uthappa (26 runs off 14 balls). 

Tewatia came to bowl the 7th over of the innings and Uthappa slog swept him for a six over in the leg side. Tewatia pulled it back and gave only 3 runs of the last 4 balls. At the end of 7th over KKR was 60 for 1 with a run-rate of 8.57. Nadeem came to bowl the 8th over and caught and bowled Uthappa of the 3rd ball as Uthappa tried to play the slog sweep but only managed to get a top edge. Nitish Rana came to the wicket and took a single off the last ball. Nadeem gave 4 runs and took the wicket of Uthappa in his 3rd over. Tewatia came to bowl the 9th over and gave 7 runs in his 2nd over which included one six over the deep square leg. Nadeem came to bowl the 10th over of the innings and hit for 12 runs in his first 3 balls as Nitish Rana used his crease beautifully to hit a six and four of the 2nd and 3rd ball. Delhi Daredevils wasted their DRS as Nadeem appeal for a leg before but the ball hit the pad outside the line of off stump. Nadeem gave away 14 runs in the last over his full quota of overs. KKR was 85 for 2 after the end of 10th over.

Mohammed Shami came to bowl the 11th over of the innings at his home ground and bowled brilliantly to gave away only 4 runs in his first 4 balls before taking the wicket of Lynn of the 5th ball. Chris Lynn scored 31 runs off 29 balls with a strike rate of 106. Dinesh Karthik came to the crease after the loss of Lynn’s wicket. After the end of 11th over KKR was 90 for 3. Vijay Shankar came to bowl the 12th over of the innings and gave away 12 runs in his first over. Shami bowled an economical 13th over as he gave away only 6 runs in his second over. At the end of 13th over KKR was 108 for 3 with Nitish Rana (29 runs off 19 balls) and Dinesh Karthik (11 runs off 7 balls) at the crease. The South African all-rounder Chris Morris came to bowl the 14th over and Karthik greeted him with two boundaries over the mid-wicket region before getting perished to pursue score big runs. Maxwell take easy catch to send back the KKR captain back to the pavilion. But Rana hit the next ball for six over long on shows in how good he is in. Morris gave away 15 runs and took one wicket in his 2nd over. 

Shami came to bowl the 15th over of the innings. He started the over giving two singles of the first two balls but gave away 20 runs in the next 4. Russell to edged the 3rd ball for 6 over the keeper. While trying to heave 4th ball he mis-timed the shot as Jason Roy dropped a hard catch and Russell dispatched the next ball for six. Morris came to ball the 16th over and Rana greeted him with a six over of the short ball and followed with a four of the slower ball. Morris pulled it back as he gave away only in his last 3 balls. After the end of 16 overs, KKR was 157 for 4 with Nitish Rana (48 runs off 27balls) and Andre Russell (22 runs off 7 balls). This might be the worst bowling performance by Shami as he came to bowl the 17th over giving 20 runs of it. He missed his line and length as Russell hit 3 massive sixes in the Shami’s 4th over. After the end of 17th over KKR was 177/4 with Nitish Rana (49 runs off 29 balls) and Andre Russell (41 runs off 11 balls).

Gautam Gambhir brought Trent Boult back to bowl the 18th over and he delivered as he took the wicket of dangerous looking Andre Russell. Russell scored 41 (12b 0x4 6x6) with a strike rate of 341.66. Shubman Gill came after the loss of Russell’s wicket and hit the first ball for 4 in the mid-wicket region. Boult gave 11 runs in his last over. Chris Morris came to bowl the 19th over and started off with a wide and hit the ball for four over point region. Morris took the wicket of Nitish rana of the 3rd ball but finishes of badly giving 4 leg-bye. After the end of 19th over KKR was 199 for 6. Nitish Rana scored 59 runs off 35 balls with a strike rate of 168.57. 

Tewatia came to bowl the last over and took the wicket of Shubman Gill in the second ball. Gill scored 6 balls off 5 balls. Tewatia gave only one run in the last over as KKR batsmen struggled to score against the wrist spinner. He took 2 wickets in the last 2 balls as KKR scored 200 runs for a loss of 9 wickets. 
Here what to look forward to as Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Delhi Daredevils in today’s match at Eden Gardens:
Kolkata Knight Riders not thinking much about 'Gambhir factor', says Simon Katich: The focus may be on Gautam Gambhir in today’s between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils at the Eden Gardens but the hosts' batting coach Simon Katich insisted his team is not paying attention to off the field chatter. "If you start playing the man rather than the ball, you know you are in trouble in this game. Things can change very quickly in this format. We need to be sure that mind stays positive," Katich said referring to Gambhir's presence in the opposition camp. "Gautam knows our team inside out. Conversely, so do we. It promises to be a fantastic game. You can look at the game before and in this format, it can count for confidence but it all changes once the first ball is bowled," Katich said.
Simon Katich on Under-19 World Cup winning duo of Shivam Mavi and Shubman Gill: “Had they not been backed by the team they would have been sitting on the bench, given the amount of experience we have. As a young player, there will be times when you don't always get to bat at the position you are used to but that's all part of the journey of adapting as a batsman," he said of Gill.
"It is the same for the bowlers. They don't get to bowl at the time of the innings they want, because the team comes first. The captain has to decide who's going to the bowl, who he thinks is the right option at that time and we do have a number of very experienced players in the team. We are not expecting them to go out there and play an innings like an Andre Russell, it is about giving them an opportunity. Hope the senior guys take a little bit of pressure off them in terms of the way they set the innings up particularly in Shubman's case," Simon Katich said.
Dinesh Karthik on KKR’s pacers leaking runs: Lauding his spinners for a spirited bowling performance, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Dinesh Karthik urged his seamers to learn the knuckleball from Sunrisers Hyderabad. “SRH bowlers have a good knuckleball going. They use it to good effect. That's something we can look at and learn from," Dinesh Karthik said.
Here is how KKR and DD have performed against each other head-to-head in IPL matches so far:
Matches played: 20
Kolkata Knight Riders won: 13
Delhi Daredevils won: 7
At the Eden Gardens:
Matches played: 8
Kolkata Knight Riders won: 7
Delhi Daredevils won: 1
Some trivia ahead of today's match between KKR and DD
  • The two captains in this match have both represented the Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils.
  • The current KKR captain Dinesh Karthik had played for Delhi Daredevils in 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2014.
  • The current DD captain Gautam Gambhir captained KKR between 2011 & 2017 and led them to two IPL titles.
  • Sunil Narine needs one more wicket to join the 100 IPL wickets club and he will be the first overseas spinner to reach the milestone.