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

KKR batsman Nitish Rana plays a shot during IPL Match against DD at eden garden in Kolkata. PTI PhotoChasing 201, Delhi Daredevils failed miserably and were all out for mere 129 in 14.2 overs. KKR won by 71 runs. No Delhi batsman could take the pressure of the huge total and face the menacing bowling of Kolkata Knight Riders. Rishab Pant and Glenn Maxwell tried hard to challenge the KKR bowling but their efforts could not do much. This is the second win for mKKR in four matches. Dinesh Karthik-led KKR had lost the previous two matches. Wickets kept tumbling at regular intervals and KKR never looked in a losing position. Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav took three wickets each for KKR. Delhi Daredevils were in deep trouble;e as they lost three wickets in three overs. OpenerJason 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
Source: Business Standard