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13th match (N), Kolkata, Apr 16 2018, Indian Premier League
(14.2/20 ov, target 201)129
KKR won by 71 runs
player of the match
Nitish Rana
Kolkata Knight Riders
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• The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Rana and Russell hand Daredevils a drubbing

Nitish Rana's 59 and a 12-ball 41 from Andre Russell powered Knight Riders to what proved an eminently match-winning total of 200

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Scorer: Thilak Ram
Commentator: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
Kolkata Knight Riders200/9(20 overs)
Delhi Daredevils129/10(14.2 overs)

11:39pm And that is all from our ball-by-ball coverage tonight! Our post-match show is live right now on the homepage, so make sure you catch our experts over there. We'll have Karthik's report coming in soon and we have so much more to follow. Catch them all! Good night!

Rana: I've got out unluckily a few times. But I felt like I was in good form. This knock was important to me. I have a bit of an idea when I see the field and I get more options as a result. I think the other team planned not to bowl outside off to me so tpoday I decided if they bowl straight, I would hit through the leg side.

Nitish Rana is the Man of the Match.

D Karthik: (About the Iyer wicket) We do a bit of planning and the most important thing was the catch from Rana. At the end of the way, a win keeps you happy. Feels good. Touch wood. This is the kind of day you make the moves and they work out. I think the wristspinners are picked in the IPL for a purpose. They're doing a good job for us, they're top quality spinners. Days you don't win you sleep and wake up with a lot of thoughts. It's something I'm getting used to. You've got to try and separate your batting and captaincy and do the job.

Narine: I don't think I'm upto 100% (with the bowling) but I'm keeping it simple. It felt a little weird knowing Gambhir was on the opposite side. But that's the way cricket works. I think I'm slightly different to an ordinary spinner but I think it's based on accuracy. Try to do new things and hopefully it works in the game.

Gambhir: We got to give it to KKR. At one stage we thought they wouldn't get 170-175. We tried our level best but it's going to be tough against three quality spinners like theirs. We bowled a lot of balls in Russell's radar. We had plans for him but when he gets going it's tough for the bowlers to execute the plans. We still have ten more games to go, a lot of work to do.

11:20pm Delhi lost their first three wickets in three overs, they've lost their last seven in under six. Seven for 43 off 5.5 overs, to be precise. Quite the capitulation. KKR only slightly improved on their pace bowling today. Remember, their seamers had gone for 79 off seven in the last game when the spinners had gone for 60 in 12.

14.2
W
Kuldeep to Boult, OUT

chips it back at the bowler. And that's the game for KKR. A googly, lobbed up nicely on middle stump. Boult wants to flick through midwicket but he's done by the turn and finds the bowler

Trent Boult c & b Kuldeep Yadav 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
14.1
1
Kuldeep to Nadeem, 1 run

full ball floated wide outside off. Lifts it inside-out to sweeper cover

end of over 143 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 128/9CRR: 9.14 RRR: 12.17 • Need 73 from 36b
Trent Boult0 (1)
Shahbaz Nadeem5 (7)
Sunil Narine3-0-18-3
Kuldeep Yadav3-0-31-2
13.6
Narine to Boult, no run

length ball outside off, shuffles across and blocks on the front foot. A gorgeous forward block from Boult, as always.

13.5
W
Narine to Shami, OUT

taken at midwicket. Length ball at off stump, turning away from him. Steps out as it climbs on him. Looks to go over the leg side but ends up slicing it high into the air

Mohammed Shami c Russell b Narine 7 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66
13.4
1
Narine to Nadeem, 1 run

length on middle stump, leans in and flicks to deep midwicket

13.3
1
Narine to Shami, 1 run

short of a length outside off, steps out and jabs it through point

13.2
1
Narine to Nadeem, 1 run

short of a length just outside off, nudged past cover off the back foot

13.1
Narine to Nadeem, no run

good length on middle stump. Spins into the pads as he looks to flick

First slip and leg slip in place

end of over 137 runs
DC: 125/8CRR: 9.61 RRR: 10.86 • Need 76 from 42b
Mohammed Shami6 (4)
Shahbaz Nadeem3 (4)
Kuldeep Yadav3-0-31-2
Sunil Narine2-0-15-2

Munendra Singh: "Half tracker only works if it's bowled by a wrist spinner. It's those revs which do the magic"

12.6
4
Kuldeep to Shami, FOUR runs

sails over first slip. A googly, full outside off. Once again, he's looking to go midwicket. It's a top edge

12.5
Kuldeep to Shami, no run

googly. Short of a length outside off. Sets up for the slog, adjusts for the cut. Doesn't get bat on it in the end

12.4
1
Kuldeep to Nadeem, 1 run

short googly outside off, under-edge on the cut through cover

12.3
Kuldeep to Nadeem, no run

length on off, pushed to extra cover off the front foot

12.2
1
Kuldeep to Shami, 1 run

high in the air before it plonks some five yards inside the circle. Too far from long-on. The bowler should have gone for that, really. It's a googly, and he gets a top edge as he looks to clobber it over midwicket

12.1
1
Kuldeep to Nadeem, 1 run

full toss on leg stump, laboured drive to long-on

end of over 124 runs • 2 wickets
DC: 118/8CRR: 9.83 RRR: 10.38 • Need 83 from 48b
Shahbaz Nadeem1 (1)
Mohammed Shami1 (1)
Sunil Narine2-0-15-2
Kuldeep Yadav2-0-24-2
11.6
1
Narine to Nadeem, 1 run

full floater outside off, guided straight to deep point

11.5
W
Narine to Shankar, OUT

loud appeal for lbw. It's given. Shankar will review this. He's caught on the back foot trying to flick. He's shuffled too. Middle and leg stump visible. This will be plumb if he hasn't got bat on it. Pitching outside off, spinning back in...and hitting off stump.

Vijay Shankar lbw b Narine 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
11.4
1
Narine to Shami, 1 run

length ball on middle stump. Dabbed through square leg off the back foot

Slip in place

11.3
W
Narine to Morris, OUT

bowled him. Narine with a nice loopy offbreak on length, not a harmful delivery. The kind you block with a smile in a Test match. Morris has a mission though, and a steep target. Makes room and tries to go over extra cover. Misses it completely. That's his 100th IPL wicket

Chris Morris b Narine 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
11.2
1
Narine to Shankar, 1 run

short of a length and turning away outside off. Nudges to deep midwicket off the back foot

11.1
1
Narine to Morris, 1 run

length on middle stump, stays still and taps it to deep midwicket

Best performances - batters
Nitish Rana portrait
N Rana KKR
59 runs (35)
5 fours
4 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
slog shot
18 runs
0 four
3 sixes
5711720702
Glenn Maxwell
GJ Maxwell DC
47 runs (22)
3 fours
4 sixes
Control62%
Productive shot
pull
16 runs
0 four
2 sixes
67656089
Best performances - bowlers
Sunil Narine
SP Narine KKR
O
3
M
0
R
18
W
3
ECO
6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
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OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Rahul Tewatia
R Tewatia DC
O
3
M
0
R
18
W
3
ECO
6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossDelhi Daredevils, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2018
Player Of The Match
Nitish Rana
Nitish Rana
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 days16 April 2018 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Anil Chaudhary
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Nand Kishore
TV Umpire
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Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
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Ulhas Gandhe
Match Referee
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Richie Richardson
PointsKolkata Knight Riders 2, Delhi Daredevils 0