Result
26th match (N), Indian Premier League at Delhi, Apr 27 2018
20 ov, target 220
164/9
Daredevils won by 55 runs
Player Of The Match
Delhi Capitals
Match centre 
Commentator: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
Delhi Daredevils219/4(20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders164/9(20 overs)
end of over 2011 runs
KKR: 164/9CRR: 8.2 
Mitchell Johnson12 (6)
Kuldeep Yadav7 (6)
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."

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
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
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
19.1
1
Boult to Johnson, 1 run
full on middle stump, and his straight drive takes the inside edge. Through to fine leg
end of over 198 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 153/9CRR: 8.05 • RRR: 67.00
Kuldeep Yadav6 (3)
Mitchell Johnson3 (3)
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

18.6
2
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
18.5
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
18.4
4
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
18.3
1
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
18.2
w
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

18.1
1
Maxwell to Johnson, 1 run
full on off, an that's been clipped off his pads to midwicket

around the wicket

end of over 182 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 145/8CRR: 8.05 • RRR: 37.50
Mitchell Johnson1 (1)
Piyush Chawla2 (3)
Avesh Khan4-0-29-2
Liam Plunkett4-0-24-0
17.6
1
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
17.5
w
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
17.4
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
17.3
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
17.2
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

Best performances - batsmen
SS Iyer
93 runs (40)
3 fours
10 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
flick
17 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
703613232021
PP Shaw
62 runs (44)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
pull
14 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
206599427
Best performances - bowlers
GJ Maxwell
O
2
M
0
R
22
W
2
Eco
11.00
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
A Mishra
O
4
M
1
R
23
W
2
Eco
5.75
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
TossKolkata Knight Riders , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Player Of The Match
Shreyas Iyer
Season2018
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20
Match days27 April 2018 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Chettithody Shamshuddin
Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
Nand Kishore
Reserve Umpire
Ulhas Gandhe
Match Referee
Sir Richie Richardson
PointsDelhi Daredevils 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0