IPL, DD vs KKR: Delhi Daredevils have finally managed to carve out a much-needed win at their home ground in Feroz Shah Kotla after beating KKR by 55 runs on Friday. DD were last in the points table with five wins out of sixes games and need to win at least six of their remaining eight matches. Hence, this win will be a crucial step in their goal. After Gautam Gambhir stepped down as the captain Shreyas Iyer led the team with aplomb, scoring a blistering 93 off just 40 balls to power DD to 219/4 in 20 overs. In reply, KKR could only manage to score 164/9. The 55-run margin of victory was also DD’s biggest win against KKR. (IPL Live Score DD vs KKR)
IPL 2018, Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders: As it happened
Delhi Daredevils win!
Delhi Daredevils have won the match by 55 runs after restricting KKR to 164-9. This was also their biggest win against KKR. What a start for young Shreyas Iyer. Two important points for DD, KKR, on the other hand, have a lot to ponder about. Amit Mishra was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2/23 in 4 ovs.
Piyush Chawla goes for the big hit but is caught on the ropes by Colin Munro. Glenn Maxwell gets his second wicket of the night. Kolkata Knight Riders need 74 runs in 10 balls
Avesh Khan hits the blockhole, Russell goes for the big hit and misses. He is clean bowled by the young pacer and makes the walk back to the dug out. Russel is out for 44(30). Kolkata Knight Riders need 76 runs in 13 balls.
Amit Mishra has clean bowled Shivam Mavi. Clever deception by the veteran leg-spinner with a slower googly. Mishra ends his spell with figures of 2/23. Kolkata Knight Riders need 79 runs in 24 balls
Shubman Gill is run out. Russell hits one on the off-side and attempts a quick single. Gill makes a desperate dive but falls short of his crease as wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant whips the bails off in a flash. KKR-141/6. Strategic Timeout - Kolkata Knight Riders need 79 runs in 27 balls.
Andre Russell strikes big!
Andre Russell is playing a classic counter-attacking inning. Already scored 30 runs in 13 deliveries, including three huge sixes. If he remains at the crease then anything can happen. Still, a long way to go as KKR need 102 runs in 7 runs.
Slower bouncer by Avesh Khan and it is dispatched with disdain by Andre Russell. If it's in his arc then it is surely out of the park. KKR-98/5
Dinesh Karthik is gone!
Massive blow for KKR as skipper Dinesh Karthik is dismissed by Amit Mishra. Mishra tosses it up as Karthik plays against the spin and is caught by Boult at backward point. DD are well and truly on top here. KKR- 77/5
After 8 overs, KKR - 66/4. Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill are at the crease and these two hold the key if KKR have to get anywhere near to DD's total. Interesting period of play coming up. meanwhile, the required rate continues to shoot up. KKR still need 155 from 69 balls.
KKR - 66/4, 8 Overs (TIMEOUT)— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) 27 April 2018
Early wickets have put us on the backfoot and there's work to be done with Skipper DK & young Shubman Gill at the crease. #DDvKKR #IPL2018 #KKRHaiTaiyaar pic.twitter.com/4UcpNleVxd
Powerplay Ends! KKR-51/4
At the end of the powerplay KKR are in a spot of bother with the top four batsmen departing in quick succession. While the run-rate is above 8, the loss of wickets will be a concern for the purple brigade. Dinesh Karthik needs to remain at the crease for as long as possible, if KKR have to reach somewhere near DD's mammoth total. Young Shubman Gill is giving him company. after 6 overs KKR- 51/4
Nitish Rana departs!
Twice man of the match, Nitish Rana succumbs to the pressure and is dismissed by Avesh Khan off his own bowling. Again a short delivery cramping the batsman for room, bowler doesnt leave it for anyone and accepts it gleefully. KKR in deep trouble at 46/4.
Trent Boult strikes twice in one over, bags the prized wicket of Suni Narine. Once again a short delivery, Narine cant resist himself and goes for the hook but a top edge leads it straight to skipper Shreyas Iyer. What a day he is having. KKR- 33/3 in 3 ovs.
Trent Boult strikes! Short ball and Robin Uthappa goes for the pull but is caught at mid-wicket by Prithvi Shaw. Disastrous start for KKR. They are 20/2 in 2.1 ovs
Just as KKR were gaining momentum, Maxwell strikes to dismiss Chris Lynn. Short of good-length Lynn goes for the pull but an inside-edge sees the ball crashes into the woodwork. First blood for DD, KKR- 19/1 in 1.5 ovs.
KKR openers walk out
Kolkata Knight Rider' opening pair of Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine are walking out to bat with an aggressive mindest. They need to go big early with 220 runs to win. Trent Boult will open the bowling for DD.
29 off the last over, DD-219/4 after 20 overs.
6 6 W 6 Wd 4 6- carnage in the last over as Shreyas Iyer slams 29 runs. Shivam Mavi was all over the place as he was taken apart by the Mumbai-lad. Iyer remains not out on 93- highest score by any individual on captain debut. DD reach 219/4 after 20 overs. KKR have a tough task ahead. Join us for live action in some time.
Shreyas Iyer misses a slower ball but Glenn Maxwell attempts to sneak a single. It is a suicidal attempt as the keeper sends the ball towards the bowler who knocks off the bails. Maxwell walks back. DD- 202/4.
DD soar past 200!
Final over of the match and Shreyas Iyer has launched into Shivam Mavi and hit two monstrous sixes. The first one is over long-off and extra-cover while the second one is over mid-wicket. Iyer's looks in tremendous touch as he hits Back to back SIXES! DD soar past 200.
Shivam Mavi is under pressure, bowls a delivery which is above the waist and umpire declares a no-ball. However, not much of a damage is caused as the ball goes towards long-on for a single. 18 off the over.
Fifty for Shreyas Iyer
With a six of Shivam Mavi, newly appointed DD Skipper, Shreyas Iyer has brought up his fifty. What a fine knock under pressure by the 24-year-old. Playing proper cricketing shots, Iyer has gone from strength to strength and helped his team gain the upper hand.
Second strategic timeout in Delhi! DD are 143/3. The partnership between Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer has set the platform for a competitive total. While Rishabh Pant has been dismissed, DD still have big hitters in their ranks who can power the score past 180.
Rishabh Pant is gone for a duck. A strange dismissal as he fails to read the length of a shortish delivery and it hits his glove to bounce off for a simple catch to wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik. Two quick blows for DDas KKR are clawing back into the match. DD- 129/3
Piyush Chawla strikes! Quicker delivery which kept low, Shaw goes for the pull but misses it completely. Quality knock from the India U-19 captain comes to an end. He walks back after a well-made 62. DD-127/2
Delhi 118/1 after 13
Delhi are on course for a big total. They are 118 for the loss of one wicket after 13 overs. Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw are the two batsmen. Chawla returns
Maiden IPL half-century for Prithvi Shaw! Brilliant innings from the youngster and his team needed it the most today! Iyer applauds as well
First strategic timeout in Delhi! They have been pushed back after the wicket of Munro. Prithvi Shaw and captain Shreyas Iyer are two batsmen out in the middle. DD are 77 for 1 after 9 overs
Eight overs gone
The scoring rate for Delhi Daredevils has dropped to 8 runs per overs from 10 runs per over. After eight overs, Delhi are 64 for the loss of one wickets. Johnson to bowl
WICKET! Colin Munro b Shivam Mavi
Gone! Young Mavi breaks the opening stand! Munro makes room for himself and tries to hit big. Fails to connect ot properbly and gets the bottom edge and on to the stumps
End of powerplay
Delhi Daredevils reach 57 for no loss after 6 overs. This is one of the better starts for them in this IPL. All ten wickets in hand, something which was not usual for them this season
Delhi 40/0 after 4
This is a good start from Delhi Daredevils. Shaw and Munro keep the scoring rate at 10 runs per over. Fourth over costs nine runs. Change in bowling now. Sunil Narine
Expensive from Chawla
4 4 1 4 4 1 - Chawla goes for 18 runs from the third over. Munro took him for two fours at the start. Then, Shaw gets the two boundaries. Delhi 31 for no loss
Munro takes charge
Colin Munro gets a short delivery from Kuldeep Yadav and he smashes it for a big six. Briliant shot. DD need this in the first six over. Chawla to continue
Chawla goes for three
Only three runs off the first over. Good over from Chawla to Shaw who failed to pick the gap on the off-side. All three runs coming from the mid-wicket region. He will be on strike as Kuldeep Yadav readies to bowl the second over
Delhi openers walk out
Delhi Daredevils have a new opening pair for them. Young Prithvi Shaw is walking out to bat with the aggressive Colin Munro. Big game this for Delhi. Kolkata Knight Riders will open the bowling with Piyush Chawla
Gautam Gambhir will not feature in the game against Kolkata Knight Riders. The last time he missed a game was againt Royal Challengers Bangalore back in 2010
Playing XI for Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav
Playing XI for Delhi Daredevils
Delhi Daredevils Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult
Toss: KKR win toss, elect to bowl
Kolkata Knight Riders win toss and elect to bowl against Delhi Daredevils. Shreyas Iyer is the new captain of Delhi. He looks a bit grim!
What's in store?
The toss will take place in Kotla shortly. Delhi have been close to winning game but have not crossed the line. Today can be the day as new captain Shreyas Iyer will look to start with a win.
DD vs KXIP at Kotla
At the IPL Auctions, Delhi were very confident about how the inclusion of Gautam Gambhir and the new team can bring a change to their IPL record. But it has not gone that way. Now, there is danger that DD may not even qualify for the play-offs