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

  • Mitchell Johnson12 (6b)
  • Kuldeep Yadav7 (6b)
  • Trent Boult4-0-44-2
  • Glenn 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."

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!
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
Boult to Kuldeep Yadav, 1 run, full on leg stump, and the leg-side slog finds the inside edge again. Through to fine leg
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
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
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
Boult to Johnson, 1 run, full on middle stump, and his straight drive takes the inside edge. Through to fine leg

19 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | KKR: 153/9 (67 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.05, RRR: 67.00)

  • Kuldeep Yadav6 (3b)
  • Mitchell Johnson3 (3b)
  • Glenn Maxwell2-0-22-2
  • Avesh Khan4-0-29-2

Iyer's all smiles now. They need to win five (or six) of their next seven games now. They should be thinking about that fixture next. This game's done. But one final over for the formalities. It'll be Boult

Maxwell to Kuldeep Yadav, 2 runs, full outside off, and the drive takes the inside edge. Goes to fine leg, where there are two men giving it a chase
Maxwell to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, full on off stump, and the sweep takes a top edge. Falls in front of Kuldeep even before Pant could think about taking the catch
Maxwell to Kuldeep Yadav, FOUR runs, swept fine! Full on off stump, but he does well to get his front foot out of the way and whip it between keeper and short fine leg
Maxwell to Johnson, 1 run, flighted wide outside off, the ball's spinning into MJ, and he lifts it over midwicket. Man in the deep though
Maxwell to Chawla, OUT, swept, but straight to Munro in the deep! Full on off, and Chawla doesn't have the power to take it for six. Munro does well to gauge the height, stick his hand out, and then complete the catch

PP Chawla c Munro b Maxwell 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

smiles in the Daredevils camp. Big grin on Sriram and Ponting's face

Maxwell to Johnson, 1 run, full on off, an that's been clipped off his pads to midwicket

around the wicket

18 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | KKR: 145/8 (75 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.05, RRR: 37.50)

  • Mitchell Johnson1 (1b)
  • Piyush Chawla2 (3b)
  • Avesh Khan4-0-29-2
  • Liam Plunkett4-0-24-0
Avesh Khan to Johnson, 1 run, low full toss on middle stump, but Johnson backed away a lot. Slaps it past Pant's left to third man
Avesh Khan to Russell, OUT, yorked! Full and straight, and hey, Avesh has some words for Russell after getting him out. Dre Russ couldn't care less. Turns around and walks back like the cool guy he is. Excellent death-bowling from Avesh. Earns him a big scalp

AD Russell b Avesh Khan 44 (30b 3x4 4x6) SR: 146.66

Avesh Khan to Russell, no run, excellent delivery! Short on leg stump, and going away from Russell. The angle's difficult for Russell, and he misses the pull again
Avesh Khan to Russell, no run, good length on leg, and Russell's pull doesn't connect. The bat turned in his hand, and it comes off the edge. Lands just short of Avesh
Avesh Khan to Russell, no run, waist-high full toss on leg stump, and Russell uses the all the power he has to bunt it towards cow corner. Protection there though

Only three runs off the last fifteen balls. Avesh around the wicket

Avesh Khan to Chawla, 1 run, good length on off, chops his cut between point and short third man. But there's protection behind square in the deep

Formalities now, you'd think. KKR need 77 off 18 balls.

17 | 2 Runs | KKR: 143/7 (77 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.41, RRR: 25.66)

  • Andre Russell44 (26b)
  • Piyush Chawla1 (2b)
  • Liam Plunkett4-0-24-0
  • Amit Mishra4-1-23-2
Plunkett to Russell, no run, back of a length on middle stump, and Russell tries to slog it towards the leg side, but can't connect. Deceived by the slower ball
Plunkett to Russell, no run, short on middle, and angling down the leg side. Russell pulls his buttocks in so that he can collect the wide, but my oh my, the umpire says nothing. Russell's jaw is on the floor
Plunkett to Russell, no run, excellent ball on leg stump that cramps Russell. All he can do is hit it straight down the ground to long off
Plunkett to Chawla, 1 run, slower ball, short ball outside off. Tries to work it towards the leg side, but takes a leading edge towards cover point

around the wicket

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

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