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!
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."
full outside off, and the drive's been pinged across the surface to the extra-cover boundary. Off the bat's sweet spot
full on leg stump, and the leg-side slog finds the inside edge again. Through to fine leg
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
short outside off, and the slower ball takes some extra bounce off the surface. The umpire thinks its a legal delivery
full and wide outside leg stump. Good commitment from Pant to slide across his right and stop the ball
full on middle stump, and his straight drive takes the inside edge. Through to fine leg
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
full outside off, and the drive takes the inside edge. Goes to fine leg, where there are two men giving it a chase
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
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
flighted wide outside off, the ball's spinning into MJ, and he lifts it over midwicket. Man in the deep though
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
smiles in the Daredevils camp. Big grin on Sriram and Ponting's face
full on off, an that's been clipped off his pads to midwicket
around the wicket
low full toss on middle stump, but Johnson backed away a lot. Slaps it past Pant's left to third man
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
excellent delivery! Short on leg stump, and going away from Russell. The angle's difficult for Russell, and he misses the pull again
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
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
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.
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