Cricbuzz Staff •
Nitish Rana and Andre Russell placed on 61 for the 5th wicket for KKR. © BCCI
Kolkata Knight Riders bounced again from two consecutive losses at hand Delhi Daredevils a 71-run thrashing on Monday(April 16). Gautam Gambhir returned to Eden Gardens, a venue the place he is scripted a number of wins, however was once left annoyed because the bowlers did not profit from KKR’s wobble.
As issues panned out, KKR have been put underneath force within the defence however wrapped up the sport within the first 12 overs of the chase via selecting 8 wickets.
How the sport modified?
Andre Russell, Nitish Rana and the DD pacers – all performed a large phase. Gambhir, in some way, misplaced the plot a slightly. In the 14th over, KKR have been suffering at 117 for Four. That’s when Russell and Rana joined fingers to place the force again at the guests.
Russell were given going within the 15th over and pushed aside Mohammed Shami’s problem with disdain to offer the innings much-needed impetus. He was once dropped on 6 via Jason Roy however smashed 3 sixes within the over to ease the force on Rana a slightly. When Shami got here again within the 17th over, he was once hit for 3 extra sixes because the allrounder raced to 41 off 11 ahead of he was once bowled via Trent Boult.
While Russell’s onslaught was once a very powerful, KKR have been installed a successful place on the half-way mark via Rana. It was once simplest within the 16th over that he in reality were given going. Chris Morris had masses to mention to the left-hander however ended up on the receiving finish as Rana cracked the code and collected quite a few barriers huge of 3rd guy. He were given to his half-century off 30 balls and in the end fell within the 19th over, however KKR already had 193 at the board via then.
How did the benevolent Delhi pacers play an element?
By being simply that – benevolent. Russell and Rana collaborated to pick out up 61 within the 4 overs they performed in combination to totally trade the complexion of the sport. While the spinners went for 61 from their seven overs, the pacers gave away 135 from the 13 they bowled. Make no mistake, Trent Boult was once outstanding and ended with Four-1-29-2 however Vijay Shankar gave away 12 from his simplest over whilst Shami leaked 53 from his 4. Morris, for the entire banter he were given enthusiastic about, was once tonked for 41 within the 4 overs he bowled for a solitary wicket.
How did the DD chase pass?
Disappointing. DD threatened to take the sport clear of KKR however did not maintain the momentum. Glenn Maxwell (47 off 22) and Rishabh Pant (43 off 26) introduced the chase again heading in the right direction after the workforce was once lowered to 24 for three. In a tall chase, DD crucial a excellent get started. Instead, they misplaced 3 wickets within the first 3 overs. Jason Roy’s weak point in opposition to spin was once uncovered via Piyush Chawla whilst Shreyas Iyer fell after being stunned via the tempo of Russell. Gambhir chopped one go into reverse Shivam Mavi.
Maxwell and Pant then upped the ante with a super 62-run counter-attack however after they have been pushed aside, the chase fell aside actual fast.
Where do the groups pass from right here?
DD now revel in a ruin and can play an away recreation in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 21. KKR go back and forth to Jaipur the next day and can play Rajasthan Royals on April 18.
Brief ratings: KKR 200/nine in 20 overs (Nitish Rana 59, Andre Russell 41; Trent Boult 2-29) beat DD 129 in 14.2 overs (Glenn Maxwell 47, Rishabh Pant 43; Sunil Narine Three-18, Kuldeep Yadav Three-32) via 71 runs.