IPL 2018: Kolkata Knight Riders thrash Delhi Daredevils by 71 runs

IPL 2018: Kolkata Knight Riders thrash Delhi Daredevils by 71 runs

Delhi legspinner Rahul Tewatia took 3-18, all of his wickets in the last over. And in the third, young pacer Shivam Mavi castled Gautam Gambhir to reduce Delhi to 24 for 3.

West Indies all-rounder Russell bludgeoned an unbeaten 88 from 36 balls in a defeat to Chennai Super Kings last week and cut loose again in Kolkata.

In reply, Glenn Maxwell's 22-ball 47 and Rishabh Pant's 26-ball 43 went in vain, as Delhi were bundled out for 129 with mystery spinner Sunil Narine (3/18) and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (3/32) plotting most of the damage. Delhi Daredevils, having won their last match were brimming up with confidence to register another win in their name in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Kuldeep conceded successive sixes against Maxwell but the chinaman bowler had the last laugh, dismissing the risky batsman for 47 and triggering the collapse with Narine taking three wickets in no time en route to his 100th IPL wicket. The Australian tries to hit third six on trott to Kuldeep Yadav, but this time he holds it straight to Uthappa. It began with Chawla foxing Jason Roy and captain Dinesh Karthik affecting a smart stumping.

Andre Russell smashed six sixes in a 12-ball 41 as Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Delhi Daredevils by 71 runs in the IPL. Trent Boult also bowled the first maiden over of this year's IPL.

Lynn got into the groove, smashing Boult for back-to-back boundaries before Uthappa took Nadeem to the cleaners with two sixes and a four.


Boult started off really well as he picked up a wicket and did not give a run in his first 10 deliveries. From there on, it was all downhill for Delhi as they lost wickets in a hurry.

The Aussie pack: Chris Lynn showed what he is capable of at the top of the order, blasting 31 runs from 29 balls, a knock that included four boundaries and a six.

Nitish Rana was the other batting hero, essaying a crucial role of anchoring the innings.

WICKET! Trent Boult with the breakthrough, Narine edges one back to wicketkeeper Pant to deflects it to Maxwell on the first slip.

Dinesh Karthik, KKR captain: "Wins keep you happy and you are slowly there". They jumped to second in the points table with four points from four matches behind Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have six points from three games. Hence the chance of DD Winning this match is rare. Facing a target of 201 runs from 120 balls, Gautam Gambhir and Jason Roy opened the innings for DD.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (captain), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, R Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi and Tom Curran. They have won one match and lost two matches in this season.

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