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Clinical KKR crush Daredevils by 71 runs after Russell carnage

News 16 Apr 2018, 23:55 IST

Clinical KKR crush Daredevils by 71 runs after Russell carnage


(Eds: updating with Delhi Daredevils innings)

By Tapan Mohanta

Kolkata, Apr 16 (PTI) Andre Russell’s 12-ball 41 headlined Kolkata Knight Riders’ scientific efficiency as they recorded a crushing 71-run victory over Delhi Daredevils to go back to successful tactics within the Indian Premier League (IPL) right here this night.

The end result intended Daredevils skipper Gautam Gambhir’s ‘homecoming’ ended on a bitter word.

Russell’s whirlwind 41, 36 of them coming in sixes, ensured KKR overcame a sluggish begin to submit a difficult 200 for 9 after they have been installed by Gambhir.

It was once a much-anticipated homecoming for Gambhir, who had led KKR to dual titles in 2012 and 2014, ahead of the affiliation ended this 12 months.

Spearheaded by Russell within the corporate of Nitish Rana (59 off 35 balls), KKR post a batting display that Delhi didn’t have any probability, struggling their 3rd defeat from 4 suits.

Glenn Maxwell (47 from 22 balls) and Rishabh Pant (43 from 26) stored Delhi within the hunt in a 62-run partnership from 32 balls.

But the duo of Sunil Narine (three/18) and Kuldeep Yadav (three/32) caused a cave in as Delhi folded for 129 in 14.2 overs.

KKR got rid of 3 DD batsmen together with their ultimate fit hero Jason Roy and Gambhir throughout the first 3 overs, derailing their chase, however Pant stored them within the sport.

India’s Under-19 World Cup successful pacer Shivam Mavi were given his maiden IPL wicket in Gambhir (eight) in his first over as the previous KKR skipper performed on.

From 24 for 3, Pant and Maxwell led DD’s restoration act in a fifty-plus run partnership in fast time ahead of Yadav gave the leap forward, getting rid of the Delhi wicketkeeper batsmen.

Kuldeep conceded successive sixes towards Maxwell however the chinaman bowler had the ultimate snigger, disregarding the harmful batsman for 47 and triggering the cave in with Narine taking 3 wickets very quickly en path to his 100th IPL wicket.

Earlier, it was once a Russell display within the heart overs that lifted KKR to 200 after a sluggish get started.

That the Jamaican didn’t have a unmarried boundary in his whirlwind innings summed up his dominance ahead of being deceived by Boult.

The simplest blip in Russell’s innings was once when he was once dropped on 7 by Jason Roy off the bowling of Mohammed Shami, however from thereon there was once no preventing the Jamaican.

Russell neglected out on a fifty however Rana introduced up his in 30 balls in a extremely spectacular knock, which contained 5 fours and 4 sixes.

The former Mumbai Indians batsman stuck the eye along with his strokemaking and temperament as he held the KKR innings in combination ahead of being performed in by a slower one from Chris Morris.

After the departure of Russell and Rana, wrist spinner Rahul Tewatia (three/18) took 3 wickets within the ultimate over, however the duo’s 61-run partnership from 22 balls was once sufficient to take them to 200.

Boult gave Delhi Daredevils an important get started, bowling a primary over maiden to Chris Lynn after which accounting for Narine.

But they nonetheless controlled to attain 50 runs within the powerplay, thank you to a few blank hitting by Lynn (31) and Uthappa, who scored a brisk 35 from 19 balls.

Lynn were given into the groove, smashing Boult for back-to-back obstacles ahead of Uthappa took Nadeem to the cleaners with two sixes and a 4

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