96dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Rana and Russell hand Daredevils a drubbing

Nitish Rana's 59 and a 12-ball 41 from Andre Russell powered Knight Riders to what proved an eminently match-winning total of 200

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

N Rana
59(35) 5x4 - 4x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
5 7 11 7 20 7 0 2
GJ Maxwell
47(22) 3x4 - 4x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
6 7 6 5 6 0 8 9

Best performances - Bowlers

R Tewatia
O3
M0
R18
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
SP Narine
O3
M0
R18
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Thilak Ram | Commentator: Varun Shetty

11:39pm And that is all from our ball-by-ball coverage tonight! Our post-match show is live right now on the homepage, so make sure you catch our experts over there. We'll have Karthik's report coming in soon and we have so much more to follow. Catch them all! Good night!

Rana: I've got out unluckily a few times. But I felt like I was in good form. This knock was important to me. I have a bit of an idea when I see the field and I get more options as a result. I think the other team planned not to bowl outside off to me so tpoday I decided if they bowl straight, I would hit through the leg side.

Nitish Rana is the Man of the Match.

D Karthik: (About the Iyer wicket) We do a bit of planning and the most important thing was the catch from Rana. At the end of the way, a win keeps you happy. Feels good. Touch wood. This is the kind of day you make the moves and they work out. I think the wristspinners are picked in the IPL for a purpose. They're doing a good job for us, they're top quality spinners. Days you don't win you sleep and wake up with a lot of thoughts. It's something I'm getting used to. You've got to try and separate your batting and captaincy and do the job.

Narine: I don't think I'm upto 100% (with the bowling) but I'm keeping it simple. It felt a little weird knowing Gambhir was on the opposite side. But that's the way cricket works. I think I'm slightly different to an ordinary spinner but I think it's based on accuracy. Try to do new things and hopefully it works in the game.

Gambhir: We got to give it to KKR. At one stage we thought they wouldn't get 170-175. We tried our level best but it's going to be tough against three quality spinners like theirs. We bowled a lot of balls in Russell's radar. We had plans for him but when he gets going it's tough for the bowlers to execute the plans. We still have ten more games to go, a lot of work to do.

11:20pm Delhi lost their first three wickets in three overs, they've lost their last seven in under six. Seven for 43 off 5.5 overs, to be precise. Quite the capitulation. KKR only slightly improved on their pace bowling today. Remember, their seamers had gone for 79 off seven in the last game when the spinners had gone for 60 in 12.

14.2
W
Kuldeep Yadav to Boult, OUT, chips it back at the bowler. And that's the game for KKR. A googly, lobbed up nicely on middle stump. Boult wants to flick through midwicket but he's done by the turn and finds the bowler

TA Boult c & b Kuldeep Yadav 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

14.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Nadeem, 1 run, full ball floated wide outside off. Lifts it inside-out to sweeper cover

END OF OVER:
14 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | DD: 128/9 (73 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 9.14, RRR: 12.16)

  • TA Boult0 (1b)
  • S Nadeem5 (7b)
  • SP Narine3-0-18-3
  • Kuldeep Yadav3-0-31-2
13.6
0
Narine to Boult, no run, length ball outside off, shuffles across and blocks on the front foot. A gorgeous forward block from Boult, as always.
13.5
W
Narine to Mohammed Shami, OUT, taken at midwicket. Length ball at off stump, turning away from him. Steps out as it climbs on him. Looks to go over the leg side but ends up slicing it high into the air

Mohammed Shami c Russell b Narine 7 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

13.4
1
Narine to Nadeem, 1 run, length on middle stump, leans in and flicks to deep midwicket
13.3
1
Narine to Mohammed Shami, 1 run, short of a length outside off, steps out and jabs it through point

Daredevils 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4G GambhirJJ Roy
2nd9G GambhirSS Iyer
3rd11G GambhirRR Pant
4th62GJ MaxwellRR Pant
5th11GJ MaxwellR Tewatia
6th16GJ MaxwellV Shankar
7th3CH MorrisV Shankar
8th1V ShankarMohammed Shami
9th11S NadeemMohammed Shami
10th1S NadeemTA Boult