Five in Five: Knight Riders Maintain 100% Chasing Record with Another Clinical Chase Against Daredevils

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) successfully chased down the target of 161 set by Delhi Daredevils (DD) and went two points clear at the top of the IPL 2017 points table. Gautam Gambhir (71*) and Robin Uthappa (59) struck quickfire half-centuries to overhaul Delhi’s 160/6 in just 16.2 overs, in the 32nd match. Gambhir was awarded the man-of-the-match for his unbeaten 52-ball 71, an innings which helped him regain the orange cup.

Visitors Delhi, who had been put into bat first after losing the toss, failed to harness the platform that had been provided by Sanju Samson and Shreyas Iyer and ended up with a total (160) which was at least 25 runs short of what was par on the newly-laid Eden Gardens pitch. Samson continued his good run of form in the 10th edition of the IPL, scoring a 38-ball 60 and, in harness with Iyer, providing Delhi a solid foundation with a 75-run second-wicket partnership. The Delhi innings was undermined by the middle order’s failure to build partnerships and take their team to a total ideally above 180.

This was KKR’s third consecutive win and Delhi couldn’t bring their losing streak to an end. Daredevils remain bottom, having played eight matches.




Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils, 32nd Match Scorecard

Playing XIs

Kolkata: 1. Gautam Gambhir (c), 2. Sunil Narine, 3. Robin Uthappa (wk), 4. Manish Pandey, 5. Yusuf Pathan, 6. Sheldon Jackson, 7. Colin de Grandhomme, 8. Chris Woakes, 9. Umesh Yadav, 10. Nathan Coulter-Nile, and 11. Kuldeep Yadav

Delhi: 1. Zaheer Khan (c), 2. Sanju Samson, 3. Corey Anderson, 4. Karun Nair, 5. Shreyas Iyer, 6. Rishabh Pant, 7. Chris Morris, 8. Pat Cummins, 9. Kagiso Rabada, 10. Amit Mishra, and 11. Ankit Bawne

Scores

Delhi: 160/6 (Samson 60 and Iyer 47; Coulter-Nile 3/34)
Kolkata: 161/3 (Gambhir 71* and Uthappa 59; Rabada 2/20)

Delhi Daredevils (DD) Innings (toss: Kolkata, who chose to bowl first)
Batsman Dismissal Runs scored No. of 4s No. of 6s Strike rate
Sanju Samson leg before wicket Umesh 60 (38) 4 3 157.89
Karun Nair leg before wicket Narine 15 (17) 3 0 88.23
Shreyas Iyer leg before wicket Coulter-Nile 47 (34) 4 1 138.23
Rishabh Pant leg before wicket Coulter-Nile 6 (4) 1 0 150.00
Chris Morris caught Woakes, bowled Coulter-Nile 11 (10) 1 0 110.00
Corey Anderson run out Gambhir 2 (5) 0 0 40.00
Ankit Bawne not out 12 (12) 1 0 100.00
Pat Cummins not out 0 (0) 0 0 0.00
Batsmen who didn’t bat: Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra and Zaheer Khan
Extras: 7 (6 wides and 1 leg bye)
DD’s total: 160/6 in 20 overs, at 8.00 runs per over
DD’s fall of wickets: 48/1 (Nair, 4.5), 123/2 (Samson, 13.6), 131/3 (Pant, 15.1), 140/4 (Iyer, 15.5), 146/5 (Anderson, 17.1), and 159/6 (Morris, 19.5)
Kolkata Knight Riders’s (KKR) Bowling
Bowlers Overs Dots bowled Runs conceded Wickets taken Economy rate
Nathan Coulter-Nile 4 11 34 3 8.50
Umesh Yadav 4 9 38 1 9.50
Chris Woakes 3 5 20 0 6.66
Sunil Narine 4 8 25 1 6.25
Kuldeep Yadav 4 4 27 0 6.75
Colin de Grandhomme 1 0 15 0 15.00
Kolkata Innings (target: 161 runs in 20 overs, at 8.05 runs per over)
Batsman Dismissal Runs scored No. of 4s No. of 6s Strike rate
Sunil Narine bowled Rabada 4 (4) 1 0 100.00
Gautam Gambhir not out 71 (52) 11 0 136.53
Robin Uthappa run out Nair 59 (33) 5 4 178.78
Manish Pandey bowled Rabada 5 (4) 1 0 125.00
Sheldon Jackson not out 12 (5) 2 0 240.00
Batsmen who didn’t bat: Yusuf Pathan, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Umesh Yadav, and Kuldeep Yadav
Extras: 10 (1 wides, 5 leg byes and 4 bye)
KKR’s total: 161/3 in 16.2 overs, at 9.85 runs per over
KKR’s fall of wickets: 9/1 (Narine, 1.2), 117/2 (Uthappa, 12.2) and 139/3 (Pandey, 14.5)
Delhi Bowling
Bowlers Overs Dots bowled Runs conceded Wickets taken Economy rate
Zaheer Khan 1.1 3 8 0 6.85
Kagiso Rabada 3.2 10 20 2 6.00
Corey Anderson 2.5 3 27 0 9.52
Chris Morris 3 3 39 0 13.00
Pat Cummins 3 7 22 0 7.33
Amit Mishra 3 5 36 0 12.00



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