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."
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
smiles in the Daredevils camp. Big grin on Sriram and Ponting's face
around the wicket
Only three runs off the last fifteen balls. Avesh around the wicket