203dThe Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

Delhi canter to top of the table

For the third day in a row, there was a new leader, the Delhi Daredevils occupied first place after strolling past a luckless Kolkata Knight Riders in Durban

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MN van Wyk
74(48) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 23 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
1 11 7 23 12 8 2 10
G Gambhir
71(57) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 23 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 20 10 5 10 2 12 8

Best performances - Bowlers

PJ Sangwan
O4
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Nehra
O4
M0
R23
W1
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
19 | 13 Runs | DC: 157/1 | RR: 8.26

  • Gautam Gambhir71 (57b)
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan42 (34b)
  • Ishant Sharma4-0-43-0
  • Moises Henriques4-0-36-0

A nine-wicket win, but Kolkata had enough chances. They'll be cursing themselves for the kind of performance they've put in today.

Gambhir was the top-scorer but he survived at least four chances. Two dropped catches, a run out and a caught-behind not given. Dilshan had his share of luck too, having a catch dropped off him at fine leg. 155 was a competitive target, and Warner gave Delhi a breezy start.

Gambhir was extremely patchy, but his eventual score will give him a much-needed boost after struggling for form. Dilshan continued his good run, and the three combined to hand their team a convincing win in the end. Seven defeats for Kolkata now, and Delhi take the top spot on the points table with five wins.

Presentation time.

McCullum: "It's disappointing, and for most parts of the game we were in the match, but we dropped too many catches. We fell around 20 runs short, but all three guys played exceptionally well in their team. There are some positives but it's hard to get the momentum back when you're losing."

Gambhir is the Man of the Match: "It was very important for us to win this game, the teams are very close in this tournament. 154 was always chaseable, and Amit Mishra and Ashish Nehra bowled well. I am not spotting the ball well, but I was happy I batted through. Dilshan, the way he has been batting this tournament, it won't be long before he gets his orange cap."

That's all we have from here folks. Thanks for your feedback, and do join us tomorrow when Deccan Chargers take on Mumbai Indians. Until then, it's goodbye from all of us at Cricinfo. Cheers!

18.6
4
Sharma to Gambhir, FOUR runs, that's it, all over, length ball on middle, makes room and chips it over mid-off for a boundary to seal it for Delhi
18.5
2
Sharma to Gambhir, 2 runs, dropped, again, again, again!! Banged in short on leg stump, went with the pull from the front of his face, his eyes were off it, Henriques at deep square leg covered good ground to his left and spilled it reaching forward
18.4
0
Sharma to Gambhir, no run, he made room, the bowler chased him, dropped it short, tried to guide it to third man, the bounce got it to just evade the outside edge
18.3
1
Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, pulled down to deep midwicket
18.2
0
Sharma to Dilshan, no run, short of a length outside off, made room to slash it over point, missed
18.1
6
Sharma to Dilshan, SIX runs, meaty!! That seals it more or less, length ball on middle, in the slot, he had a mighty swing, connected beautifully to clear deep midwicket

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
DC14104200.311
CSK1485170.951
RCB148616-0.191
DC1477140.203
KXIP147714-0.483
RR146713-0.352
MI1458110.297
KKR143107-0.789