Highlights, IPL 2018, KKR vs DD at Eden Gardens:Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), riding on Nitish Rana and Andre Russell's heroics, snapped a two-game losing streak in style to register a 71-run victory over Gautam Gambhir's Delhi Daredevils in a lopsided Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on Monday. Put in by their celebrated former captain Gambhir, KKR saw in-form Rana smash a 35-ball 59 with Russell hitting a 12-ball 44, which included six sixes off Mohammed Shami, to ensure Glenn Maxwell's 22-ball 47 and Rishabh Pant's 26-ball 43 went in vain. Mystery spinner Sunil Narine (3/18) and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (3/32) were the pick of the bowlers for the hosts. (IPL 2018 FULL COVERAGE) (LIVE SCORECARD)
HIGHLIGHTS, KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS VS DELHI DAREDEVILS AT EDEN GARDENS
23.21 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders (200/9) beat Delhi Daredevils (129-all out) by 71 runs at Eden Gardens. Narine 3/18, Kuldeep 3/32, Maxwell 47. OUT! That's the game done. KOLKATA WIN BY 71 RUNS! Dominating performance from the home side in all areas tonight, thoroughly deserved. Kuldeep tosses it up on the stumps, Trent Boult hits it uppishly straight back to the bowler who takes it nicely and puts Delhi out of their misery.
23.17 IST: OUT! Narine removes Shami for 7. This was coming! Narine has another wicket. Shami looks to clear the city of Kolkata, so he swings hard after coming down the track. His attempt over the leg side fails, as he gets a top edge towards mid-wicket. Russell comes under the ball and takes a good catch. Delhi Daredevils 128/9 in 13.5 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders (200/9) at Eden Gardens
23.11 IST: Nadeem is the next man in.
23.10 IST: OUT! Sunil Narine removes Vijay Shankar for 2. Narine gets his second of the over. Lands it around off and it turns back in. Shankar moves a step across and then looks to flick it away. Misses and is rapped on the pads. Big appeal goes up, the umpire raises his finger but Shankar reviews it, probably for the sake of it. It's taken upstairs and replays show Shankar is gone for all money. Delhi Daredevils 117/8 in 11.5 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders (200/9) at Eden Gardens.
23.08 IST: Mohammed Shami to bat next.
23.07 IST: OUT! Narine removes Chris Morris for 2. Narine gets his first of the game! Delhi sink deeper, the big-hitting Chris Morris is out of here. Narine darts this full on the stumps, Morris makes room, shows all three stumps and looks to go big downtown. Misses completely and the stumps are disturbed. Narine bags his 100th Indian T20 League wicket with this. Delhi Daredevils 116/7 in 11.3 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders (200/9) at Eden Gardens.
23.05 IST: Chris Morris walks in next.
23.04 IST: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav removes Maxwell for 47. Is that the game? With Maxwell, Delhi last hopes of making something happen have probably gone. Loopy and full, Glenn attempts to clear mid-wicket once more. Doesn't get the elevation he needs this time and it's straight down the throat of Uthappa out in the deep, who makes no mistake in taking it. 55 runs needed in 88 balls. Delhi Daredevils 113/6 in 10.5 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders (200/9) at Eden Gardens.
22.58 IST: Vijay Shankar is promoted ahead of Morris.
22.57 IST: OUT! Tom Curran removes Rahul Tewatia for 1. Tewatia holes out! Fuller ball around off, Rahul looks to slice this over covers. Gets it off the outer half of the bat as the bat turns in his hand. The ball goes straight to Russell at short mid off who won't drop this. Tom Curran gets his first wicket of the competition. Delhi Daredevils 97/5 in 9.3 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders (200/9) at Eden Gardens.
Wicket! Tewatia departs for just 1 run, half the DD side back in the hut now. 🔥— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 16, 2018
Curran with his first scalp, Dre Russ takes the catch at short cover. #KKRvDD #IPL2018 #KKRHaiTaiyaar pic.twitter.com/iZ4ggB7lnr
22.55 IST: SIX! Curran bangs this short and Maxwell is ready for it. Gets in position and pulls this over square leg for a biggie!
22.51 IST: Rahul Tewatia joins Maxwell in the center.
22.50 IST: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav removes Pant for 43. Delhi Daredevils 86/4 in 8.3 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders (200/9) at Eden Gardens.
22.49 IST: FOUR! Reverse sweep and a boundary! Gets in position early and sweeps this to the third man boundary.
22.48 IST: Kuldeep Yadav comes to bowl his first over.
22.44 IST: SIX! Short ball on leg, Maxwell gets a top edge to this trying to pull it and it flies over the fine leg boundary. 11 runs from 3 ball, pressure on Tom.
22.42 IST: FOUR. Full and around off, Pant slices this through covers for a boundary. Welcome to the attack Tom Curran!
22.40 IST: Piyush Chawla to Rishabh Pant, 1 Leg bye. DD 69/3 in 7 overs. Strategic break signalled by the umpire.
22.38 IST: FOUR! Follows the six with a boundary. Short ball outside off, Pant cuts this through point for a good looking boundary.
22.36 IST: SIX! Tossed up ball outside off, Pant makes room and lofts this over covers for a maximum. Lovely.
22.34 IST: FOUR! Excellent shot! Floated ball in line of the stumps, Pant gets on one knee and sweeps this front of square for back-to-back boundaries.
22.33 IST: FOUR! DD 51/3 in 5.3 overs. Darts this full on middle and off, Pant gets behind the ball and hits this through mid on for a boundary.
22.29 IST: FOUR! Maxwell gobbles up the chance to cut Mavi's delivery down to deep backward point. The Australian practically pierced the fast ball for a boundary. DD 45/3 in 5 overs
22.25 IST: FOUR! Maxwell sends this one down to sweeper cover off Russell's delivery. Delhi seem to stick to the ground for a while as they want to rule out any possibility of losing a wicket from here on. The Australian on the backfoot sends the short and wide delivery for a boundary.
22.23 IST: FOUR! Fuller ball on middle and off, Pant gets his bat down in time and drives this through mid off along the turf.
22.18 IST: OUT! Shivam Mavi removes Gautam Gambhir. Stunner! The young boy removes the skipper. KKR's former skipper to be precise. Three wickets in three overs and Mavi gets his first Indian T20 League wicket. Serves this at 140kmh on off, Gambhir hops a bit and looks to cut this to the off side. Gets a bottom edge to it and the ball rattles back onto the stumps. The LED lights flash and Mavi is into his celebrations. DD 24/3 in 3 overs
22.07 IST: OUT! Shreyas Iyer has been dismissed by Andre Russell. Brilliant catch from Rana at slips! After doing all the damage with the bat, these two now combine to dismiss Iyer. Back of a length ball on that fifth stump line, Shreyas looks to guide this late towards third man. Gets it very fine and Rana moves to his left to take a good catch. 2 wickets down in the second over for Delhi chasing 200. DD 13/2 in 1.5 overs
22.05 IST: FOUR! Cut and cut hard by Iyer. Short and wide from Russell, Shreyas hangs back and slaps it past backward point.
22.00 IST: OUT! A wide ball by Piyush and Jason Roy is far away from the crease and DK behind the stumps is quick. A brilliant over by Piyush and smart thinking by the captain. The big man in the previous game for Delhi has been dismissed. The Daredevils lose their first wicket. DD 4/1 in 0.5 overs
21.58 IST: Jason Roy and Gautam Gambhir open for Delhi and KKR will start with a spinner and Piyush Chawla will bowl the first over.
21.57 IST: Delhi will be a little disappointed with themselves. After the good start Trent Boult gave them, you'd think the rest would follow suit. The problem for them was that they couldn't contain partnerships from being formed, which cost them. Almost everyone chipped in, but the wickets didn't come when they should have. All a little too late, when the damage was more or less done. Now, like last time, with a big target to chase down, the start will be crucial. All eyes will be on how Jason Roy goes about his business. Stay tuned for all the action.
21.45 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders score 200/9 in 20 overs vs Delhi Daredevils at Eden Gardens. Rana 59, Russell 41, Tewatia 3/18. OUT! Third of the over from Tewatia. Good final one from him, just 1 off the over. Curran comes down the track and lofts it straight down Glenn Maxwell's throat at long on. They would have liked more, but it's a total the hosts can live with. KOLKATA FINISH ON 200/9!
21.44 IST: OUT! Short, quick and around off, Chawla comes down the ground, looking to clear Eden Garden. He instead gets a big top edge which balloons upwards. Pant moves to his left and gobbles it up with ease.
21.43 IST: Piyush Chawla is the next batsman in.
21.42 IST: OUT! Tewatia removes Shubman Gill for 6. Kolkata Knight Riders 200/7 in 19.2 overs vs Delhi Daredevils at Eden Gardens
21.40 IST: FOUR LEG BYES! Bad end to the over from Morris. Bowls it around leg, it's a full toss, Curran looks to flick it fine, does so but off the pads. It goes past the diving keeper and away to the boundary line.
21.38 IST: Tom Curran is the new batsman in for Kolkata.
21.37 IST: OUT! Morris removes Rana for 59. The wicket of Rana comes but a bit too late. Takes the pace off this as he bowls it fuller around off, Rana is early into the shot as he lofts it in the cover area. Skipper Gambhir moves back, settles himself under the ball and takes a safe catch. A stupendous knock from Nitish Rana comes to an end. Kolkata Knight Riders 193/6 in 18.3 overs vs Delhi Daredevils at Eden Gardens.
21.35 IST: FOUR! Full delivery, Rana once again picks his spot. Uses the depth of the crease well as he's able to get under the full ball and then loft it over point for a boundary.
21.31 IST: Shubman Gill to bat next.
21.30 IST: OUT! Boult removes Russell for 41. BOWLED 'EM! Trent Boult gets the all-important breakthrough. Full, straight and right on the money, Russell looks to flick it away on the leg side but it's too good for him. The pace and swing do him in as the stumps are rattled. A massive knock from a big player comes to an end. Kolkata Knight Riders 178/5 in 17.2 overs vs Delhi Daredevils at Eden Gardens.
21.28 IST: FIFTY! Nitish Rana hits his 5th IPL half-century off 30 balls. Trent Boult to Nitish Rana, 1 run. Fifty for Nitish Rana! His 5th in this competition. Full ball swinging away, on off, Rana gets it off the outer half towards point and takes one. Good knock from him, been in complete control throughout. Kolkata Knight Riders 178/4 in 17.1 overs vs Delhi Daredevils at Eden Gardens
21.25 IST: SIX! Picked his spot and executed his shot to perfection. Full outside off, Russell gets low and then slices it over cover-point for a biggie. Shami under pressure immediately. How will he respond?
21.18 IST: FOUR! This is smart batting from Rana. He's been superb since coming on. It's short again, outside off, the left-hander just cuts this over backward point and sends it across the boundary line.
21.16 IST: SIX! 28 in the last 7 balls. Kolkata are dealing only in boundaries here it seems. Banged in short by Morris, Rana rises tall and then pulls this with a lot of power over the mid-wicket fence. The fielder out there can only ball watch.
21.15 IST: SIX! What a shot to end this over. 22 runs off the over, Andre Russell has arrived! Back of a length ball, the big man heaves this across the line and makes perfect connection. Off the meat over the mid-wicket fence. KKR 145/4 in 15 overs.
21.14 IST: SIX! Holds the pose as well. What a man, Dre Rus! Full ball, Russell makes room and lofts it high and into the long off stands for a biggie. Pure force. What a shot.
21.13 IST: SIX! KKR 139/4 in 14.5 overs. Too much power on it! Placed it quite fine so nobody could stop it. Short outside off, Russell cuts this over the vacant slip cordon. Over the rope and that's a biggie.
21.09 IST: Andre Russell is in to bat.
21.07 IST: OUT! Morris removes Karthik for 19. Smart captaincy from Gambhir. Twice Karthik has hit it there, so this time he places the fielder perfectly. Fuller on the pads, Karthik lofts it over mid-wicket. Boult out there moves to his left and pouches it safely. The skipper's cameo comes to an end. Kolkata Knight Riders 117/4 in 13.4 overs vs Delhi Daredevils at Eden Gardens.
.@JasonRoy20 and @MdShami11 combined to grab the crucial wicket of @lynny50!— Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 16, 2018
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20.05 IST: FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries at Eden Gardens. Another boundary. Full on the stumps, DK lifts it over mid-wicket. This time a fielder is out there, but the placement is such that he is left useless.
21.04 IST: FOUR! Captain Karthik on rescue. Exquisite stroke! On a length, fraction straight in line, Karthik lofts it over mid-wicket with a flick. Nobody out there, and that's a boundary.
21.02 IST: Chris Morris to roll his arm over.
20.56 IST: Karthik completes his 3000 IPL runs. FOUR! DK off the mark wasting no time. In some style too. Sees the bowler bowling a touch short, so Karthik takes a step down the track and then pulls it over backward square leg for a biggie.
20.53 IST: FOUR! Dropped short and Rana puts it away. He picks up the length early, camps back and muscles the pull over mid-wicket to send it across the boundary line.
20.51 IST: Dinesh Karthik is next in.
20.50 IST: OUT! Shami removes Chris Lynn for 31. Lynn departs! A very good catch from Jason Roy to dismiss him. Very full from Shami, on the stumps, Lynn clears his front leg and looks to clear long on. Can't properly get under it, as it lobs towards Roy who comes running in. He dives forward and takes a superb catch. Kolkata Knight Riders 89/3 in 10.5 overs vs Delhi Daredevils at Eden Gardens.
20.47 IST: Shahbaz Nadeem to Nitish Rana, Not out! Wasted review to be honest. Not sure why Gautam Gambhir took in the first place. Tossed up outside off, Rana gets low to sweep but misses. Is hit on the front pad and an appeal goes up. The umpire denies it, Nadeem then speaks with his skipper and it's taken upstairs. Replays clearly indicate impact is well outside off. So Rana survives.
20.43 IST: FOUR! Turning out to be an expensive over, this. Spinning in on middle and leg, Rana kneels down and places the sweep nicely through backward square leg for a boundary.
20.41 IST: SIX! Superb shot! Makes use of the feet to get close to the pitch of the delivery and then slogs it well over mid-wicket. Clears the fence with ease for half a dozen.
20.38 IST: KKR 71/2 in 9 overs. Rahul Tewatia to Nitish Rana, 1 run. Spinning in from leg, Rana moves inside the line and nudges it down towards short fine leg for a single.
20.36 IST: SIX! Right out of the screws from Rana! Loopy and full in length, Rana eyes the leg side and pummels it over mid-wicket. High into the night sky and deep into the stands for a maximum.
20.33 IST: Nitish Rana is the new man in.
20.32 IST: OUT! Nadeem removes Uthappa for 35. Uthappa departs! Nadeem breaks this dangerous-looking partnership. Could have gone on to be more dangerous, but he does it just in time. Uthappa is beaten on the flight once again as he kneels down to slog sweep this. Gets a top edge which lobs up to the left of the bowler. Nadeem settles himself under the ball and takes a simple catch. Kolkata Knight Riders 62/2 in 7.3 overs vs Delhi Daredevils at Eden Gardens.
20.29 IST: SIX! That's knocked out of the park! Tossed up leg break, Uthappa comes half-forward and hoicks this from the middle of his big blade. Makes sweet connection, clears the mid-wicket fence with ease.
20.27 IST: FOUR! Another boundary. Cannot be bowling there to a player of his quality. Short and wide outside off, room to free his arms and Uthappa takes it. He smoothly punches it past the cover fielder and finds the fence.
20.25 IST: SIX! Nadeem delivers a poor delivery and gets punished by Uthappa. Goes downtown and gets the desired result! Looped up delivery, Uthappa clears his front leg and hammers it straight back over the bowler's head. No stopping that, it's fast and flat as it crashes into the ad boards.
20.24 IST: SIX! Big, big, big hit from Uthappa! Tossed up on middle, Uthappa sees the flight and instantly knows what he wants to do. He gets low and then sweeps it high and handsome over backward square leg for a maximum.
20.23 IST: FOUR! A boundary to finish 5 overs. That's just heartbreaking for the bowler. What should have been a catch, becomes a boundary. Full toss on the stumps, Lynn lofts it down the ground. Morris at long on runs in, it falls short of him and goes past him after. Boundary.
20.21 IST: FOUR! Lynn brings the hammer down! Powerful hit. From around the wicket, Boult pitches it full outside off, Lynn with all his might smacks it straight back down the ground and beats everybody out there.
20.20 IST: FOUR! BANG! Stand and deliver stuff from Robin Uthappa! Full and right in the slot for him, he stands his ground and smashes it over Trent Boult's head for a boundary.
20.17 IST: FOUR! Beautiful timing this time. Stays leg side once again, it's short and on leg. Lynn firmly punches it through the gap in the covers for a boundary.
20.15 IST: FOUR! Cracking shot by Lynn. Boundary to end the over. Short ball outside off, Lynn cuts this fiercely over point and sends the ball across the rope for a rocketing boundary. Nonetheless, successful over from Trent Boult. A wicket and 5 runs off it. KKR 12/1 in 3 overs.
20.13 IST: Robin Uthappa walks into the middle next.
20.12 IST: OUT! Boult removes Narine for 1. GONE! Narine is out of here. Boult has started off well and is on absolute fire! Bangs in another short one, Narine looks to pull this away but gets a feather behind. Pant leaps to take it, gets a hand on it but can't hold on to it. Maxwell at first slip is alert to the situation. He gets low and then takes the ball in his safe hands. The umpire, however, just wants to make sure about the height. Replays confirm it's fine and that's the first breakthrough for the away side. Kolkata Knight Riders 7/1 in 2.3 overs vs Delhi Daredevils at Eden Gardens
20.07 IST: SIX! He connects finally and the ball flies away! Full on the stumps, Lynn stays leg side again, swings his bat and thumps it right off the meat. Over the mid-wicket fence and that's a maximum. KKR 7/0 in 1.4 overs.
20.05 IST: Chris Morris will bowl from the other end.
20.04 IST: Trent Boult starts the proceedings with a MAIDEN OVER! Trent Boult to Chris Lynn, no run. Maiden over to begin with from Trent Boult. This is excellent stuff from him. Full on off, Lynn cracks it square on the off side. Roy at point dives and makes a good stop.
19.58 IST: Kolkata openers are on the crease. Ricky Ponting rings the bell at Eden Gardens to signal the beginning of the game. The players, led by the umpire, make their way out on the field. Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn will open the innings, with Trent Boult taking the ball first up.
19.50 IST: Dinesh Karthik, Kolkata skipper says he is not surprised that he has to bat first after losing the toss. Opines that they are not under pressure of chasing so will look to put up as many runs on the board. States his spinners are doing well but their batters will have to up their game a bit. Ends by saying that they have roped in Tom Curran for Mitchell Johnson.
19.45 IST: Gautam Gambhir, Delhi skipper says that the pitch is looking good and it won't change much during the course of the game. On being in a Delhi kit this time he states that he will look to play with the same intent and thanks the Kolkata crowd for whatever he has achieved. Ends by saying that he has made one change to this playing XI which is Chris Morris for Dan Christian.
19.40 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi, Tom Curran, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav
19.35 IST: Delhi Daredevils Playing XI: Jason Roy, Gautam Gambhir (c), Rishabh Pant (w), Glenn Maxwell, Shreyas Iyer, Vijay Shankar, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Trent Boult
19.30 IST: IPL TOSS: Delhi Daredevils win toss, opt to bowl vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens.
19.24 IST: KKR spinner Piyush Mishra has dismissed Delhi's Glenn Maxwell thrice in six innings so far in IPL.
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19.16 IST: With 1399 runs from 47 matches, Delhi Daredevils thank god that Gautam Gambhir is on their side this time around!
19.11 IST: The two teams make their way to the Eden Gardens.
19.05 IST: In Kolkata's last home match, their owner Shah Rukh Khan had come to cheer with daughter Suhana at Eden Gardens. (SEE PICS)
18.55 IST: Here are the IPL teams for the 13th match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (C/WK), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, R Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi and Tom Curran.
Delhi Daredevils: Gautam Gambhir (C), Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Glenn Maxwell, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammad Shami, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Daniel Christian, Jason Roy, Naman Ojha, Prithvi Shaw, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Avesh Khan, Abhishek Sharma, Jayant Yadav, Harshal Patel, Manjot Kalra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sayan Ghosh.
After leading them to two Indian Premier League (IPL) titles in past, Gautam Gambhir will be seen leading Delhi Daredevils this time when Kolkata Knight Riders host their former skipper in a much-anticipated clash at Eden Gardens on Monday.
Kolkata had made a winning start to their campaign against Royals Challenger Bangalore but successive defeats to Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the next two matches have put them in a spot of bother. Delhi, on the other hand, lost to Kings XI Punjab in their opener and then went down against Rajasthan Royals in a rain-hit match. But the Gambhir-led side bounced back in style against Mumbai with Jason Roy smashing an unbeaten 91 in his debut match for DD. (Read Full Match Preview)