Kolkata Knight Riders easily chased down Delhi Daredevils target of 99 in just 14.1 overs with 9 wickets remaining. KKR bowlers rattled DD batsmen and bundled out them for 98. Gambhir and Uthappa made 38* and 35 respectively to set the chase for KKR.
As it happened
2251 hrs IST: All over. Kolkata chase down 99 in just 14.1 overs to claim 2 points with the win. Delhi have to re-think a lot
2249 hrs IST: Kolkata doing it easily now. They need 2 runs off the last 6 overs
2244 hrs IST: Kolkata almost there. They need 17 off 47 balls
2235 hrs IST: Manish Pandey and Gautam Gambhir taking Kolkata towards victory
2229 hrs IST: WICKET! Delhi get a wicket through their own wrist bowler. Robin Uthappa middles it straight to Chris Morris with Amit Mishra picking up the wicket.
2227 hrs IST: And this is what Delhi don’t want! Byes and it races off to the boundary. Wayward bowling by Amit Mishra and it strays down the leg side.
2223 hrs IST: Strategic timeout! KKR are 62/0 after 9 overs.
2218 hrs IST: 50 runs come up for KKR. 49 more needed. No problems so far, none at all.
2210 hrs IST: Straight drive once again and this time it is Chris Morris on the receiving end.
2207 hrs IST: Lovely punch by Robin Uthappa. Straight down the line for a boundary.
2200 hrs IST: Robin Uthappa plays it off the pads for a boundary. Chris Morris looks pissed off!
2157 hrs IST: Robin Uthappa gets two consecutive fours off the last two balls of the third over. Delhi 29/0
2152 hrs IST: Wd 4 2 0 4 1 4 – 16 runs off that Zaheer over
2151 hrs IST: And another one! Same shot, just a push on the leg-side
2149 hrs IST: Gambhir welcomes Zaheer with a four. Timing
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) 10 April 2016
2148 hrs IST: Zaheer Khan to bowl to Gautam Gambhir
2147 hrs IST: FOUR! Robin Uthappa spoils a good over with a boundary off the last ball after 5 dots
2144 hrs IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile has bowled three dot balls so far. Good start for him
2142 hrs IST: The KKR openers are out in the middle. Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa
2130 hrs IST: This is another miserable performance from Delhi. Their seventh total below 100 in all IPL matches
2122 hrs IST: John Hastings has picked up his second wicket! Delhi all out for 98
2116 hrs IST: Piyush Chawla comes on to bowl his last over. Delhi 92/9
2112 hrs IST: WICKET! Brad Hogg has another wicket. His third. Amit Mishra caught at slips
2104 hrs IST: Brad Hogg has got Samson. Caught behind
2100 hrs IST: Sanju Samson still battling it out in the middle
2058 hrs IST: WICKET! Morris bowled by Piyush Chawla
2055 hrs IST: Chris Morris and Sanju Samson at the crease for Delhi. The team is 67/6
Wonderful to see my ageless friend @Brad_Hogg continue to play with such vigour and guile. Wrist spin always effective
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 10 April 2016
2053 hrs IST: WICKET! Piyush Chawla has the last laugh! Outfoxes him with a googly and he is adjudged LBW
2052 hrs IST: And he sends one out! Brathwaite launches Chawla over mid-wicket for a big six
2050 hrs IST: Big man Carlos Brathwaite comes out to the middle for Delhi
2048 hrs IST: WICKET! Pawan Negi tries to go for the big slog off Brad Hogg but misses and Robin Uthappa removes the bails
2046 hrs IST: Brad Hogg comes into the attack. Over number 10
2042 hrs IST: Nine overs gone. Time for the strategic time-out for Delhi who are 53/4
2039 hrs IST: 50 up for Delhi Daredevils. Pawan Negi and Sanju Samson at the crease
2038 hrs IST: SIX! Pawan Negi comes down the pitch and launches one from Colin Munro over lone-on boundary for a six
2035 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav bowls another tidy over. Delhi still slow
2029 hrs IST: A wicket-maiden over for John Hastings and Delhi are struggling at 35/4 after the end of the powerplay
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) 10 April 2016
2027 hrs IST: WICKET! John Hastings gets one. Karun Nair send it over point but the ball flies to point
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 10 April 2016
2025 hrs IST: John Hastings comes to bowl the last over of the powerplay
2022 hrs IST: WICKET! Andre Russell has a third. Mayank Agarwal smashes but it flies to the third-man
2019 hrs IST: Andre Russell to bowl his third over. Karun Nair and Mayank Agarwal at the crease
2017 hrs IST: John Hastings has bowled a superb over. Kolkata making things difficult for Delhi
2015 hrs IST: Delhi’s run flow suddenly stopped. They are 26/2
2013 hrs IST: WICKET! Shreyas Iyer is gone. Russell has him LBW
2010 hrs IST: WICKET! Quinton de Kock mistimes and top edges one from Andre Russell. Yusuf Pathan fumbles but holds onto the catch
2008 hrs IST: Excellent start for Delhi. They are 23/0 after 2 overs
2006 hrs IST: And he goes again! This time over square-leg and it has gone the distance. SIX!
2005 hrs IST: Quinton de Kock takes the aerial route and pulls one from Umesh over mid-wicket for four
1959 hrs IST: Mayank Agarwal lofts the first ball over covers for first four
1957 hrs IST: Andre Russell to open the bowling for Delhi
1955 hrs IST: The players are coming to the middle. Quinton de Kock and Mayank Agarwal to open for Delhi
1941 hrs IST: DD playing XI – Quinton de Kock (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, Carlos Brathwaite, Pawan Negi, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile
1940 hrs IST: KKR playing XI – Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Manish Pandey, Colin Munro, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, John Hastings, Brad Hogg, Umesh Yadav
1930 hrs IST: Toss won by Kolkata Knight Riders who have elected to bowl against Delhi Daredevils
1926 hrs IST: Moments away from the toss time. Zaheer and Gambhir the captains
1910 hrs IST: Kolkata Knight Riders are a two time champions of IPL while Delhi Daredevils have reached the semi-final
1900 hrs IST: Half an hour to go for the toss of the big match in Kolkata
Kolkata Knight Riders had stumbled badly at the final hurdle to miss the playoffs last term. They had to win one of their last two group games but lost both. The two-time champions had been poor on the road last year, losing five matches and winning two, while another didn’t yield any result.
Hero of West Indies’ World Twenty20 title triumph, Carlos Brathwaite on Saturday said that he is privileged to share the dressing room with his idol Rahul Dravid, the mentor of Delhi Daredevils in this season of IPL.
Cleared by ICC of suspect bowling action, West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine would be more dangerous and confident in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir said on Saturday.