Thrust into leadership role in a grim situation, young Shreyas Iyer responded with a whirlwind 93-run knock as Delhi Daredevils, seeking revival in IPL, hammered Kolkata Knight Riders by 55 runs, on Friday night. Sent into bat, the Daredevils batsmen fired in unison to put on board a massive 219 for four with the two young batsmen from Mumbai Iyer (93 off 40) and Prithvi Shaw (62) enthralling the fans with their elegant knocks. Iyer and Shaw added 68 runs for the second wicket after the latter had shared a 59-run partnership for the first wicket with Kiwi batsman Colin Munro (33). Batting like a man-possessed, Iyer hammered young pacer Shivam Mavi for four sixes and a four in the last over of the innings as Daredevils collected 76 runs from the last four. (Scorecard)
Iyer, who replaced Gautam Gambhir as captain, sent the ball soaring over the ropes 10 times and hit the fence thrice while Shaw hit seven fours and two sixes. KKR fielders dropped Iyer twice and paid a very heavy price for the mistake. His innings overshadowed the tremendous work done by Shaw, who joined Sanju Samson as the youngest player to hit a fifty in IPL, aged 18. Glenn Maxwell too played a crucial role in Daredevils' splendid show with his 27-run knock as the hosts posted their best total of the season. (Play Fantasy Cricket & Win Cash Daily!)
IPL 2018 Highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders match, straight from Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
23:30 IST: And this is it! Delhi Daredevils beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 55 runs.
23:25 IST: Four! Kuldeep Yadav, the new batsman in, gets off the mark with a boundary.
23:24 IST: Out!! Piyush Chawla sweeps Maxwell for a maximum but Colin Munro at the boundary times his jump and takes a good catch. Delhi one wicket away from victory.
23:22 IST: Last two overs to go, Kolkata need 75 more runs to win.
23:20 IST: OUT! Avesh Khan castles the big-hitting Andre Russell, who cleared his front foot for the big shot, missed and the ball crashed into the stumps. Kolkata lose their eighth.
23:17 IST: Kolkata batsmen are not being able to score freely and hit boundaries. It seems Delhi are on their way to their second victory of the tournament under their new leader.
23:11 IST: OUT! Amit Mishra gets his second wicket of the over. Castles Shivam Mavi for a duck. Delhi are all over Kolkata at the moment as they are slowly heading towards their loss.
23:06 IST: OUT! A huge breakthrough for Delhi as Shubhman Gill is run-out. Kolkata 141/6 in 15.3 overs, need 79 more runs to win.
23:02 IST: Four! Russell this time goes straight down the ground for a boundary.
23:01 IST: Six! Full and wide from Rahul Tewatia and Russell smokes him for a maximum over cover.
22:58 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders need 91 more runs to win in 36 balls.
22:56 IST: Four! Gill comes down the track and slams Amit Mishra for a one-bounce boundary towards the deep mid-wicket area
22:53 IST: Four! Russell follows it up with a boundary. Smart cricketing from the West Indian
22:52 IST: Six! Trent Boult goes full and Andre Russell gets the ball in his arc and smokes him for a towering maximum.
22:50 IST: Six! Russell is upping the ante as he clobbers Avesh for yet another maximum. This one is even bigger.
22:49 IST: Six! Short and wide from Avesh Khan, Russell shuffles and pulls the ball over deep mid-wicket for a huge maximum. Kolkata will be needing a lot many of those to win the match.
22:46 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders need 131 more runs from 54 balls.
22:43 IST: Four! Short from Plunkett and Andre Russell pulls him powerfully for a boundary.
22:37 IST: OUT! Amit Mishra bowls full and wide. Karthik fails to read, goes for the heave, miscues and Boult takes a comfortable catch.
22:32 IST: Vijay Shankar has been introduced in the bowling attack after the strategic time out.
22:24 IST: Six! Plunkett bowls short and right in Karthik's arc as he pulls the ball for a maximum over short fine.
22:20 IST: Four! Shubhman Gill waits for the length ball and then slams the ball over the cover for a one-bounce boundary.
22:16 IST: OUT!! Avesh Khan strikes with a short delivery. Nitish Rana goes for the pull, miscues and Avesh Khan takes a comfortable catch. The Knights are crumbling down like a pack of cards.
22:15 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders 46/3 after five overs.
22:10 IST: Four! Avesh Khan provides with a bit of width and Rana gets the middle of the bat he punches the ball past the point for a boundary. A much-needed boundary for the visitors.
22:04 IST: OUT! Short from Boult, Narine was looking to go for the big one, missed and Shreyas Iyer takes a comfortable catch to dismiss the opener. Kolkata 33/3 in 3 overs.
22:02 IST: Six! Back-to-back maximums from Narine off Boult. Both times Boult goes full and Narine clears his front foot and clobbers the ball over the boundary ropes.
22:00 IST: OUT! Disastrous start for Kolkata. Boult bangs the ball in short, Uthappa goes for the pull, miscues and Prithvi Shaw takes a soft catch. Kolkata lose their big two batsmen.
21:57 IST: OUT! Maxwell bowls short, Lynn looking to work the ball around, gets an inside edge as the ball crashes into the stumps. Huge blow for the visitors.
21:56 IST: Four! Maxwell bowls short outside off and Narine slaps it through the covers for a boundary. Powerful shot that was from the West Indian.
21:55 IST: Six! Narine stands tall and smokes Glenn Maxwell for a maximum straight down the ground. The ball lands in the second tier.
21:53 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders 6/0 after the first over.
21:50 IST: Four! Boult bowls short and Lynn pulls him for a boundary. Poor, poor bowling from Boult.
21:49 IST: Trent Boult opening the bowling for Delhi Daredevils.
21:48 IST: Welcome back to the chase. Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine opening the batting for Kolkata Knight Riders.
21:45 IST: Most expensive overs in IPL 2018:
29 by Shivam Mavi v DD, Delhi *
27 by Umesh Yadav v RR, Bengaluru
27 by Rashid Khan v KXIP, Mohali
24 by A Mishra v KXIP, Mohali
Highest totals for DD in IPL:
231/4 v KXIP, Delhi, 2011
219/4 v KKR, Delhi, 2018*
214/3 v GL, Delhi, 2017
207/5 v MI, Delhi, 2012
Innings Break.— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 27, 2018
A fine innings by @PrithviShaw, followed by a stupendous knock of 93* by Shreyas propels the @DelhiDaredevils to a total of 219/4.
Stay tuned, chase coming up in a bit #DDvKKR #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/FDrconI9BI
21:36 IST: Six! Shreyas Iyer ends his innings with a maximum straight down the ground. What an innings this has been for the young batsman. 29 runs comes off the final over.
21:35 IST: Four! Mavi goes full and outside off, Iyer shuffles and gets underneath the ball to sends it straight down the ground for a boundary.
21:33 IST: Six! Short delivery from Mavi, Shreyas gets hold of it and pulls it with authority for a maximum. Three maximums in the first four balls of the last over.
21:32 IST: OUT! Mavi bowls a slower ball, Shreyas Iyer misses, Maxwell charges down the pitch for a single but Iyer sends him back. Mavi gets a direct hit on the stumps as he miles out of the crease.
21:30 IST: Six! Mavi goes full and on the leg. Iyer says thank you and flicks the ball for a maximum. Brilliantly shot from the new DD captain.
21:29 IST: Six! Shreyas Iyer begins the final over with a maximum. Makes room for himself, clears his front foot and lifts Mavi for a maximum.
21:28 IST: Four! Johnson is upping the ante now. He hits Johnson straight down the ground for a boundary. 11 came off the 19th over.
21:25 IST: Six! Johnson goes short and Maxwell flat bats him towards fine-leg boundary for a maximum.
21:24 IST: Six! Maxwell gets hold of a short Narine delivery as he bludgeons the ball over mid-wicket for a huge maximum.
21:22 IST: Six! Full delivery from Narine, Shreyas Iyer heaves and sends the ball high up in the air and just gets over the boundary ropes. Nitish Rana on the boundary, attempts a catch but fails.
21:18 IST: Six! Back-to-back maximums from Shreyas Iyer off Shivam Mavi. Iyer spots a length ball early and slaps it straight over long-on where Robin Uthappa tried to catch the ball but let it go through his hands. Secondly, makes room for himself and clobbers Mavi over covers for a consecutive maximum. The DD captain also has scores his IPL fifty.
21:11 IST: Delhi Daredevils 143/3 (Shreyas Iyer 44*, Glenn Maxwell 3*) in 16 overs.
21:08 IST: Six! Short yet again from Russell, Iyer clears his front foot and slaps the ball over the deep extra cover region for a maximum. The new DD captain is nearing his fifty.
21:07 IST: Four! Shreyas Iyer is keeping the flow of boundaries intact. Short and wide from Russell, Iyer stayed back and cut the ball behind point for a boundary.
21:04 IST: OUT! Rishabh Pant departs without disturbing the scoreboard, courtesy a bizarre dismissal. Russell bowled short, Pant looking to let the ball go, managed to get his gloves in the line as the ball flies to Dinesh Kathik, who takes a comfortable catch.
21:01 IST: BOWLED! Prithvi Shaw's herculean innings comes to an end, Piyush Chawla gets his first wicket. He bowled quicker through the air and the ball kept low. Prithvi looking to play the pull shot, missed and the ball crashed into the stumps. A much-needed wicket for KKR.
21:00 IST: Six! Shreyas spots the length ball, leans in and smokes Piyush Chawla straight down the ground for an 89-metre maximum; the ball lands in the second tier.
20:58 IST: Six! Prithvi Shaw times his flick yet again as he launches Johnson over the boundary ropes for a maximum. Both the Delhi batsmen look in good touch.
20:56 IST: Four! Short delivery from Johnson, Shreyas ducks a little and guides the ball over the keeper for a boundary. had tried this shot twice before but got lucky the third time.
20:51 IST: Six! Shreyas hits Kuldeep with the spin. Kuldeep floated the ball on and around off, Shreyas, down on one knee, slog sweeps Kuldeep for a maximum. Magnificently played.
20:49 IST: Four! Sheer timing for the right-handed batsman. Fractional full from Russell, Prithvi leans forward and times the drives straight down the ground. The fielder at mid-off could only watch the ball rocket past him.
20:48 IST: Prithvi Shaw scores his first IPL fifty and also becomes the joint-youngest alongside Sanju Samson to score a 50.
20:47 IST: Four! Andre Russell goes short and Prithvi Shaw pulls him over the fielder at mid-wicket. Brilliant cricketing shot from the young Indian batsman.
20:45 IST: After 10 overs, Delhi Daredevils 84/1 (Prithvi 45*, Shreyas 6*)
20:39 IST: Six! Johnson goes full and gets punished. Prithvi waits for the ball and flicks it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. Stylishly played.
20:38 IST: Four! Johnson bowls high on the pads and Prithvi times the ball past the fielder at fine leg as the ball rolls away to the boundary.
20:30 IST: Shreyas Iyer is the new batsman in.
20:29 IST: BOWLED! Shivam Mavi has got the first breakthrough and a big one. Colin Munro had his front leg out of the leg and was looking to hit a boundary but Mavi bowled full and staright. Munro, looking to carve out the ball, manages to get an inside edge as he gets castled. The young bowler in pumped!
20:25 IST: At the end of the powerplay, Delhi, 57/0, register their best powerplay score of IPL 2018.
20:23 IST: Four! Mitchell Johnson, the new bowler, bowls full and wide, Prithvi Shaw throws his hand at the ball and gets it past the fielder for a boundary. It seems to be Delhi's day. Munro and Prithvi have given a solid start to the hosts.
20:20 IST: Sunil Narine concedes 11 runs in his first over.
20:18 IST: Four and six! Sunil Narine starts off with a slower delivery, Munro rocks back, waits and slams the ball past the gap at covers for a boundary. Then, he follows it up with a maximum. Tossed up delivery from Narine, Munro down on one knee sweeps Narine for a huge maximum over deep mid-wicket. This is some start from the hosts -- 50 comes up in the fifth over.
20:15 IST: Four! Munro advances down the pitch and smashes Mavi straight down the ground for a boundary. Munro shows no respect for the bowler as the ball rolls away for a boundary.
20:13 IST: Four! Prithvi Shaw has clobbered his U-19 teammate Shivam Mavi for a boundary. Back of a length delivery from Mavi, Prithvi stands tall and punches the ball past point.
20:12 IST: Delhi Daredevils 31/0 after three overs.
20:11 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries for the young opener. Chawla bowls a short delivery, Prithvi reads it early and pulls it powerfully for a boundary. Delhi have upped their ante. 18 runs off the Piyush Chawla over.
20:10 IST: Four! Now Prithvi gets in the action. Reads the wrong 'un perfectly, makes room for himself and lifts Chawla over the covers for a one-bounce boundary. This is an expensive over for the visitors.
20:09 IST: Four! Munro is taking the attack to the opposition. Looking to lift the ball over cover inside-out, fails to read to ball and slices the ball over backward point for another boundary.
20:08 IST: Four! Chawal tosses the ball up, Munro takes a good stride forward and slaps the ball straight down the ground for a boundary. No use running after those, reaches the boundary in a blink of an eye.
20:06 IST: Six! Kuldeep Yadav, the new bowler in, fires the ball in short, Munro rocks back, middles the shot and smacks the ball straight over long-on for the first maximum of the evening.
20:03 IST: Delhi Daredevils 3/0 after the first over.
20:00 IST: First ball -- Chawla tosses the ball up outside off, Shaw watches and pushes the ball back to the bowler.
19:59 IST: Piyush Chawla opening the bowling for Kolkata Knight Riders.
19:58 IST: Prithvi Shaw and Colin Munro are opening the batting for Delhi Daredevils.
19:45 IST: Youngest players to captain an IPL team --
22y 187d Virat Kohli in 2011
22y 344d Steven Smith in 2012
23y 112d Suresh Raina in 2010
23y 142d Shreyas Iyer in 2018
19:35 IST: Playing XI for both the teams --
19:32 IST: Shreyas Iyer -- There's some pressure on us, but this is also a great opportunity for me. We need to win 7 out of our remaining eight games, it's tough but not impossible. Gautam Gambhir isn't playing, so is Dan Christian. Vijay Shankar and Colin Munro are in.
19:31 IST: Dinesh Karthik -- We are going to bowl first. There will be dew and the wicket will be better to bat at night. Just keep cool, it's just a game, the weather shouldn't be a problem tonight. Just one change for us, Mitchell Johnson replaces Tom Curran.
19:30 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik wins toss, opts to field against Delhi Daredevils.
19:20 IST: We are minutes away from the toss, stay tuned.
19:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the match between Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders straight from Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
The Daredevils have not been particularly lucky on the fitness front either with Jason Roy (side strain) and Chris Morris (back problem) recovering. The only game Daredevils have won so far was shaped by Roy's unbeaten whirlwind knock of 91 on debut. A big player that is yet to get going for them is Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell has scores of 17, 13, 47, 4 and 12 so far and it is absolutely imperative for the Daredevils that he regains his form.
On the other hand, KKR are also struggling a bit with their bowling. But what has worked reasonably well for them is their batting. Their willow-wielders have been contributing consistently, twice taking the side past the 200-mark but bowlers have struggled to defend even big totals.
KKR have won three matches and lost as many to sit fourth in the table. The last time the two sides clashed, it was KKR which dominated by putting 200 runs on the board to win by a comprehensive 71-run margin. It's a spin-heavy attack for KKR with Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla doing the bulk of the job.
The slow conditions at the Feroz Shah Kotla are likely to suit this combination while the young Shivam Mavi and England's Tom Curran would spearheading the pace attack. Australian quick Mitchell Johnson has got only two games so far. Andre Russell has done a fine all-round job for them and the West Indian continues to be a vital cog for them. His brute power would be of immense use on Kotla pitch where the ball may not come on to the bat easily. The conditions will testing for KKR batsmen.
Delhi Daredevils: Shreyas Iyer (C), Chris Morris, Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Trent Boult, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh and Liam Plunkett.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (C), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Johnson, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Ishank Jaggi, Nitish Rana, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Tom Curran and Prasidh Krishna.