IPL Highlights - Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Zaheer Khan's DD Choke Gautam Gambhir's KKR by 27 Runs
Five wickets in the last 10 balls of the Kolkata Knight Riders' innings choked them to lose their thrilling clash against the Delhi Daredevils, who moved to second place in the Indian Premier League standings with four wins in six matches. Chasing a formidable target of 187, the Knights were bowled out in 18.3 overs. Catch highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders here.
At 151/5, Kolkata Knight Riders looked like they would cruise to victory but some smart cricket and overall team performance from Zaheer Khan's Delhi Daredevils helped them to win their fourth match in six outings. Robin Uthappa's solid innings of 72 went in vain for KKR. Get highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders here. (SCORECARD | STREAMING | POINTS TABLE | FIXTURES | NEWS | PLAY FANTASY LEAGUE)
19:47 hrs IST: And that is it from us in New Delhi. One last info to end the it. Daredevils player Carlos Brathwaite has been named Man of the Match for his all-round performance.
19:46 hrs IST: Also join us for the second match of the day between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Hyderabad.
19:41 hrs IST: But could the Daredevils have clinched the win without this catch?
19:39 hrs IST:Â Super win for the Delhi Daredevils.
19:35 hrs IST: What a cliffhanger this match was! What a match! And what a turnaround. 5 wickets in the last 10 balls. From 151/5 to 159 all out!
19:30 hrs IST: OUT!!!! DD win by 27 runs!
19:29 hrs IST: OUT!
19:27 hrs IST: Zaheer Khan to roll his arm over!
19:26 hrs IST: 18 overs gone, KKR need 31 off 12!
19:24 hrs IST: KKR have lost three wickets in five balls now! What a turnaround!
19:23 hrs IST: OUT!! KKR have lost the big one! Uthappa goes 72 off 52! Caught at point by Karun Nair.
19:22 hrs IST: 2 wickets in three balls. This is going to be a thriller!
19:21 hrs IST: OUT!! Pandemonium out there! Jason Holder run out by Chris Morris. KKR lose seventh wicket!
19:20 hrs IST: Jason Holder comes out to bat! KKR need 36 off 18!
19:19 hrs IST: OUT!!! After being hit for 15 runs Amit Mishra takes a stunner off his own bowling to dismiss Andre Russell for 17.
19:16 hrs IST: Meanwhile KKR need 51 off 4 overs!
19:14 hrs IST: Have a look at Shreyas Iyer taking a stunning catch to dismiss Suryakumar Yadav.
19:13 hrs IST: An info for all stat lovers.
19:10 hrs IST: End of 16 overs, KKR 135/5.
19:04 hrs IST: Meanwhile Robin Uthappa brings up his 16th IPL FIFTY. Hits a SIXÂ over long-off to bring up the landmark!
19:03 hrs IST: End of 14 overs, KKR 113/5.
19:01 hrs IST: This is becoming increasingly difficult for KKR. But as long as Uthappa is there, KKR have a chance.
19:00 hrs IST: OUT!!! Rajagopal Sathish departs for 6! KKR lose fifth wicket!
18:57 hrs IST: 100 comes up for KKR in 12.1 overs!Â Six wickets in hand
18:56 hrs IST: End of 12 overs, KKR 99/4.
18:54 hrs IST: OUT!!! Ambitious from Suryakumar Yadav but is caught with a stunning catch coming from Shreyas Iyer. Yadav goes back for 21.
18:49 hrs IST: 99 needed of 60 balls!
18:47 hrs IST: End of the 10th over, KKR 88/3!
18:42 hrs IST: Delhi Daredevils head coach Paddy Upton says the game is evenly poised right now. It indeed is.
18:37 hrs IST: KKR need a partnership from here!
18:35 hrs IST:Â End of 8 overs, KKR 59/3!
18:32 hrs IST: OUT!!! Just when it was looking like KKR would rebuild Yusuf Pathan throws away his wicket. Mis-timing a pull which went straight to short fine leg to be caught for 10!
18:25 hrs IST: Oooh! That was a bad slip from Chris Morris! Right at the crease while bowling. That must have hurt!
18:19 hrs IST: End of the Powerplay, KKR 43/2
18:16 hrs IST:Â Well the veteran is in form.
18:14 hrs IST:Â OUT!!! Zaheer strikes again! Chawla goes back after scoring 8 off 5!
18:10 hrs IST: End of 4 overs, KKR 28/1
18:06 hrs IST: KKR 21/1 after three overs! In comes Piyush Chawla! Surprise decision.
18:05 hrs IST: OUT!!! Big wicket! Gambhir goes for 6.Â DD skipper Zaheer Khan takes a crucial wicket.
18:04 hrs IST: Meanwhile news comes in that India will tour West Indies for four Tests in July-August.
18:02 hrs IST: Can KKR chase it down? Gambhir and Uthappa have got a good start.
18:00 hrs IST: End of two overs, KKR 13 for no loss.
17:55 hrs IST: Umpire says Play!
17:50 hrs IST: Here come out KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa. Both have been in good form this season.
17 45 hrs IST: Time for a break.
17:42 hrs IST: Last 5 overs gave saw Delhi lose five wickets but also scored 66 runs.
17:39 hrs IST: Eventually Delhi Daredevils finish at a good score of 186/8 against Kolkata Knight Riders. This is the home team's highest total against KKR in all of IPL!
17:38 hrs IST: Wickets, boundaries and sixes at regular intervals. The momentum kept changing all the time.
17:36 hrs IST: End of the innings and what a finish it was! Exciting to the core.
17:30 hrs IST: SIX!!! and OUT!!! Wow! Some cameo from Brathwaite!Â 34 off 11!
17:29 hrs IST: 176/6 after 19 overs, DD are!
17:26 hrs IST:Â Rishab Pant joins Carlos Brathwaite in the middle!
17:25 hrs IST: OUT!!! Yadav clinches another! Billings bowled for 54 off 34! DD lose sixth wicket.
17:24 hrs IST: It is raining sixes and boundaries right now! World T20 final hero Carlos Brathwaite at the crease. What else can we expect?
17:23 hrs IST: Billings is the first batsmen since Richard Levy in 2012 to score an IPL half-century on debut!
17:21 hrs IST:Â 50 for Sam Billings!!! That too on his IPL debut! What an innings this has been from him!
17:17 hrs IST: Some over this was, two BOUNDARIES to finish the 18th over, DD 145/5 after 17 overs.
17:16 hrs IST: Two wickets in three balls!Â Yadav stopped Morris who smashed an unbeaten 32-ball 82 in the last match.
17:15 hrs IST: And OUT!! Yadav clean bowls Chris Morris for a DUCK!!!
17:14 hrs IST: That was the end of the 105 run fourth wicket brilliant partnership between Nair and Billings.
17:13 hrs IST: After hitting a huge six, Nair departs for 68 off 50 balls.
17:12 hrs IST: OUT!!! Karun Nair LBW by Umesh Yadav! Outstanding innings from Nair.
17:10 hrs IST: End of the 16th over, 131/3!
17:09 hrs IST: SIX!!! First one of the match. From the willow of Billings.
17:03 hrs IST: FOUR!!! And that is half-century for Karun Nair, his sixth one in IPL!
17:02 hrs IST: DD 106/3 after 14 overs.
17:00 hrs IST: This partnership between Billings and Nair is looking really good.
16:55 hrs IST: Sam Billings, who is making his debut in IPL, is making his chance count! Helping the Daredevils rebuild their innings.
16:54 hrs IST: End of 12 overs, DD 92 for 3!
16:45 hrs IST: Meanwhile there has been some development in the Kings XI Punjab camp where Murali Vijay has been appointed the new captain replacing David Miller. The South African, however, was still remain a part of the squad.Â
16:40 hrs IST: End of the 10th over, DD 70/3 after 10 overs.
16:34 hrs IST: End of the eighth over, DD 54/3. Billings hits his first FOUR in IPL!
16:32 hrs IST:Â And Sam Billings makes his IPL debut on Saturday for Delhi Daredevils.
16:29 hrs IST: What a start KKR have had against DD.
16:27 hrs IST: End of the Powerplay, the home team is 37/3 after six overs.
16:25 hrs IST: DD will need a monumental effort to climb out of this deep grave they have created for themselves.
16:23 hrs IST: OUT!!! Sunil Narine removes Sanju Samson, LBW!!!Â DD 32/3 after five overs.
16:18 hrs IST:Â Nair and Samson rebuilding the innings after the dreadful start. DD 30/2 after four overs.
16:15 hrs IST: End of two overs, DD 13/2.
16:11 hrs IST: DD need a good partnership now from Karun Nair and Sanju Samson.
16:10 hrs IST: No wonder KKR have struck so early. That is Wasim Akram giving the bowlers some tips.
16:07 hrs IST: Something special about this wicket? Two wickets in the first over!
16:05 hrs IST: Andre Russell has given the perfect start that KKR needed! DD 2/2 after the first over.
16:04 hrs IST: OUT!!!! Another!!!Â Quinton de Kock this time! Short ball, pulls, top edges and is caught by Brad Hogg at deep square leg.
16:02 hrs IST: And OUT!!!!! What a start for KKR. Shreyas Iyer LBW on only the second ball of the match. Goes for DUCK!
16:00 hrs IST: DD openers Quinton de Kock and Shreyas Iyer are taking there stance. Andre Russell with the ball.
15:55 hrs IST:Â The players have stepped out on the field.
15:51 hrs IST: DD have won three games out of five while KKR have clinched four out of six!Â
15:45 hrs IST: This is quite a crucial game for both the teams.
15:36 hrs IST: Here are the playing XI of both teams:Â
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Yusuf Pathan, Rajagopal Satish, Jason Holder, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav, Brad Hogg, Sunil Narine.Â
Delhi Daredevils: Quinton de Kock (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Carlos Brathwaite, Sam Billings, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Zaheer Khan (c)
15:30 hrs IST: KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir wins the toss and elects to bowl first.Â
15:25 hrs IST: Toss in five minutes.Â
15:22 hrs IST: Good chance for DD to lessen the gap!Â
KKR have won 10 of the 16 matches they've played against DD in IPL. Do you think they'll win their 11th game today? pic.twitter.com/Im1GDyv044- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 30, 2016
15:19 hrs IST: KKR Stats!Â
15:15 hrs IST: Hope he takes his team to victory today!Â
15:10 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the coverage of the 26th match of Indian Premier League season 9. Delhi Daredevils take on Kolkata Knight Riders at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium this evening.Â
Both Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders are coming off defeats. While DD suffered a heartbreak against Gujarat Lions, KKR lost to defending champions Mumbai Indians. Interestingly, both Kolkata defeats this season have come against MI.
Saturday's game could be a contest between spinners on either side. If DD have an Amit Mishra and Imran Tahir, KKR have a Sunil Narine and Piyush Chawla. For DD, it will be a grudge game for sure.
Delhi Daredevils had ran into a rampaging Kolkata Knight Riders in their first-round clash this season. At Eden Gardens on April 10, the second day of IPL 2016, Delhi were all out for a paltry 98 and lost by nine wickets.
Since that defeat, DD have a long way. They have had a hattrick of wins almost pulled it off against table toppers Gujarat Lions in their last match on Wednesday.
DD' South African recruits have been the team's pillars. Chris Morris' heroic knock against Gujarat went in vain while JP Duminy, Quinton de Kock and Imran Tahir have proved to be real assets.
KKR have been consistent and that's largely because skipper Gautam Gambhir has been in good form. If they can sort of their middle-order frailties, KKR will become more dangerous as a side.