Kolkata beat Delhi by 71 runs
Kolkata outraged by an outstanding performance. With an all-round show. Its second win to KKR in IPL On Monday, The Kolkata Knight Riders batting first made 200 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs. Nitish Rana (59 from 35 balls, 4 sixes) and Russell (41 from 6 balls) struck with heavy shots. The Delhi Daredevils were dismissed for 129 in 14.2 overs. Maxwell (47 from 47 balls, 3 fours, and 4 sixes), Rishabh Pant (43 from 26 balls, 7 fours and 1 six) Kuldeep Yadav and Narine took 3 wickets. Nitish Rana won the Man of the Match award.
Rana lightning shots
Delhi won the toss and chose to bowl out. Trent Boult made his captain’s decision control the openers in the opening overs. Narain hit with the bouncer (1). The story then blossomed towards Kolkata. Uthappa, who in the line with Lynn, played as long. The score was 12/1 for 3 overs and reached 50/1 in three overs. Nadeem bowled an unbeaten 18 runs with two sixes and a boundary. Then another six in the another over. However, Nadeem took Uthappa wicket with good length delivery in his next over.
With Nitish Rana coming up, he increased the run speed with sixes and fours. Lynn (31 from 29 balls, 4 fours and 1 six) dismissed by Shami, Captain Dinesh Karthik (19, 2 fours and 1 six in 10 balls). At this stage, Russell screwed the Sixers. Rana (3 fours and four sixes in 30 balls) finished with half-centuries. The speed of their lightning picked up momentum. Russell’s bowled with a fine delivery in a more rising phase. Gambhir sank the rest of the batsmen in the next overs. The overwhelmed by the over in the 20th over, Gill scored 6, Chawla (0) and Karan (2).
The top order has been in trouble from the beginning. In the first three overs, Jason Roy (1), Shreyas Iyer (4) and captain Gambhir (8) were out. At this stage Rishabh Pant and Maxwell getting into the run. Delhi scored 80 runs in eight overs with ten runs for the over. But all this is limited to five overs. Rishabh and Maxwell ended up with the balls Kuldeep hit Kolkata.