297dThe Report by Nikhil Kalro

New captain Iyer's 93* off 40 blows KKR away

A breathtaking innings, a catch, and a run-out. It was a good first day in the office for the new Daredevils captain

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SS Iyer
93(40) 3x4 - 10x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 17 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
7 0 3 6 13 23 20 21
PP Shaw
62(44) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
2 0 6 5 9 9 4 27

Best performances - Bowlers

GJ Maxwell
O2
M0
R22
W2
Eco11.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
A Mishra
O4
M1
R23
W2
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentator: Sreshth Shah

END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs | KKR: 164/9 (56 runs required, RR: 8.20)

  • MG Johnson12 (6b)
  • Kuldeep Yadav7 (6b)
  • TA Boult4-0-44-2
  • GJ Maxwell2-0-22-2

11.45pm That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. Daredevils' win ensures that the mid-table congestion gets a bit more jam-packed, and that makes for a great tournament moving ahead. Tomorrow's a saturday, but only one game to look forward to. We'll see you then. Till then, it's bye bye.

11.41pm We're ready with the presentation. Shreyas Iyer, the winning captain, is also the Man of the Match for his 40-ball 93. The young man says: "A great feeling, especially when you're leading for the first time. All of us contributed, not only me. It was a really nice toss to lose, because we were gonna bowl first. Batting gave us freedom to express ourselves. The last 90 was while chasing while this was while batting first but both were satisfying. Shaw's been batting well since the start of the season, and the way he's playins magnificent. Colin Munro, too, along with him gave us a fifty-run partnership. Plunkett, he's the go-to guy in the bowling line-up, and the way he came to me and said he'd want to bowl the 16th or 17th over, that's good to see from a senior like him."

narottam kapasi: "this is the best foreign player combination for dd"

Suman Adhikari: "@DD: Now do the next bold decision. Get Sandeep in the playing XI !"

11.30pm That was Daredevils' biggest win against KKR. What dominance from the team that came in tonight with a lot of pressure on them. Two points to their tally, as Daredevils double-up from two to four points. The batting came to the party, and the bowlers ensured that KKR never got away. Seven bowlers used in all, and the varied attack was too good for Karthik and co. to overcome. Is this the first win in Daredevils' win-streak to Playoff qualification? They're well and truly alive, and after tonight's show, Ponting will believe his men have what it takes to go all the way. Time for the presentation.

Bhavik B: "May be its time, that BCCI does something about the over aggression shown by the young Indian bowlers specially against the foreign players. It leaves a bad impression on the minds of young fans as well.

Dikshit Chhabra: "Not being sarcastic but Gambhir has a big role in this Victory"

Dinesh Karthik, the losing captain: "It was a big target. If the dew came, it may have been easier, but no dew came and they batted much better than us. When Russell bats, it always gives us hope. But he's a human, and we need to raise our hands and say we didn't play well today. The spinners did okay today actually. We need to raise our fielding standards. We didn't field well, and that should turn things around for us."

Rial: "Now 8th ranked MI has way better NRR than 5th ranked Royals, such has been this IPL."

Trent Boult, the Purple Cap Holder.: "Credit to our new captain to put on a good stand. The wicket was a lot quicker than the other night, and against a man like Russell, you can't be too predictable. Shreyas captained well. There was some good communication with the experienced guys."

19.6
4
Boult to Johnson, FOUR runs, full on off stump, and the ball's in Johnson's slot. Slogs towards the leg side, and thumps it into the cow-corner boundary. Delhi Daredevils win by 55 runs!
19.5
4
Boult to Johnson, FOUR runs, full outside off, and the drive's been pinged across the surface to the extra-cover boundary. Off the bat's sweet spot
19.4
1
Boult to Kuldeep Yadav, 1 run, full on leg stump, and the leg-side slog finds the inside edge again. Through to fine leg
19.3
0
Boult to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, yorker on leg stump, and Boult can't believe it's not hit leg stump. Kuldeep backed away towards the leg side and the ball went between him and the stumps
19.2
0
Boult to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, short outside off, and the slower ball takes some extra bounce off the surface. The umpire thinks its a legal delivery
19.2
1w
Boult to Kuldeep Yadav, 1 wide, full and wide outside leg stump. Good commitment from Pant to slide across his right and stop the ball

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st19SP NarineCA Lynn
2nd1RV UthappaSP Narine
3rd13SP NarineN Rana
4th13KD KarthikN Rana
5th31KD KarthikShubman Gill
6th64AD RussellShubman Gill
7th0AD RussellShivam Mavi
8th3PP ChawlaAD Russell
9th2MG JohnsonPP Chawla
10th18MG JohnsonKuldeep Yadav