IPL, Match 18, DD vs KKR - As it happened...
DD vs KKR, IPL Live score: Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders have the opportunity to become the table-toppers yet again in case if they can beat Delhi Daredevils by a big margin.
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KKR win by 4 wickets with 1 ball remaining
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
Over 19.5 | Score 169/6 | Narine 1 (1) ; Pandey 69 (49)
Last six balls to go and it is Amit Mishra up for it. Surprising indeed! Crucial over as 9 needed off 6 deliveries. First ball, pitches it well wide of off stump, dot ball. Second ball, similar, spining past the bat and Pant quick to stump him quickly. Big wicket in the last over. That was ripper of a leg-break.
CR Woakes st Pant b Mishra 3 (5b)
Sunil Narine is there now. Its spinner against spinner. 9 off 4 now needed. Takes a single to shift strike to Pandey. And a brilliant struck six inches over Pat Cummins at long-on. 2 off 2 now. And two runs off the next ball to finish off the game.
Over 19 | Score 160/5 | Woakes 3 (3) ; Pandey 61 (47)
Chris Morris for his last over. Second ball, Pandey looking for a six, strikes it huge, and Samson makes a superman dive to save it over the rope on the air. What a commitment from the youngster! Seven already off five deliveries, no dot balls till now.
Over 18 | Score 153/5 | Woakes 1 (1) ; Pandey 56 (43)
Pat Cummins there for his last over now. Kolkata is dealing with singles now. Terrific yorker from the Aussie in the second delivery. 20 off 16 now needed. Tensed situation building up in Feroz Shah. And finally it is Surya Kumar Yadav to depart. Played the wrong shot and it flies to the skipper in extra cover.
SA Yadav c Khan b Cummins 7 (9b)
Over 17 | Score 147/4 | Suryakumar 6 (7) ; Pandey 53 (40)
Chris Morris continues as 27 is needed off 23 deliveries for the knights. Staggering comeback indeed for the Kolkata team. Four singles off the first four deliveries. Another single to follow from a shot from Pandey down to long-on. Single to finish off.
Over 16 | Score 141/4 | Suryakumar 3 (3) ; Pandey 50 (37)
And it is Pat Cummins back into the attack. Suryakumar Yadav is the new batsman at crease. Four runs off the first three deliveries all coming from the shots drifted down to third man. And a fifty comes up for Pandey- ninth in IPL.
Over 15 | Score 135/4 | Suryakumar 0 (0) ; Pandey 48 (35)
Chris Morris into the attack now. Had given away seven runs in the powerplay over. Fourth delivery, pressing well to the leg side, full toss and Pathan drifts it the fine leg region for a four. But finally its his end. Pathan departs whilst pulling the quicker bouncer and ends up slicing it straight high for Morris to take it. Big wicket to break the crucial partnership that has done much of the dameg. Morris aggression is worth a watch.
YK Pathan c & b Morris 59 (39b)
Pandey deflects the outside seaming delivery past the keeper for a four.
Over 14 | Score 125/3 | Pathan 54 (35) ; Pandey 43 (33)
After bowling three real tidy overs, the skipper is back to attack. This will be his last over for today. And Pathan gets a six to get his yet another IPL fifty and also a 100 run partnership comes up for the duo. Well balanced batting by the pair. They have indeed carried along Kolkata's innings striong so far. And a four from Pandey to finsh off the over. Startegic time-out.
Over 13 | Score 110/3 | Pathan 43 (31) ; Pandey 38 (30)
Angelo Matthews returns to attack after a splendid first over. Off the second delivery, flicks the leg side seaming delivery well over deep midwicket for a maximum. SIX! These two batsmen have proved lethal for their side as they continue their dominance at Delhi. DD need to strike back soon to bounce back.
Over 11 | Score 93/3 | Pathan 37 (25) ; Pandey 29 (25)
And it is Angelo Matthews into the attack now. Couldnt perform well with the bat today, probably with the ball he can get a wicket expected off him. Three off the four deliveries so far.
Over 10 | Score 88/3 | Pathan 35 (21) ; Pandey 27 (23)
And Shami back for his second over now. Two singles off the first two balls. And the rotation of strike continues for the next two deliveries. Fifth delivery, flatter to the leg side and it inched past the pad and keeper for a four leg-bye. Last ball and four more comes up from Pandey. This this time to the off side as Pandey carves it beautifully wide off the keeper for a four.
Over 9 | Score 75/3 | Pathan 33 (19) ; Pandey 20 (19)
Mishra continues for his second over. And off the third delivery, Manish Pandey goes for the big one, down the ground and huge. Fifty comes up for the pair and now Delhi have to stop them. Need to get yet another as their dominance continues. Pathan, yet again muscles it down the ground for a four. Strategic time-out.
Over 8 | Score 61/3 | Pathan 28 (15) ; Pandey 13 (16)
And for the first time this season it is Mohammed Shami coming into the attack now. Just three off the five deliveries. Good fielding set-up indeed. And a six to finish off by Pathan. Struck hard down town.
Over 7 | Score 52/3 | Pathan 22 (12) ; Pandey 10 (13)
And after all the pace attack, it is the experienced Amit Mishra introduced into the attack. Just two off the first four deliveries spun.
Over 6 | Score 49/3 | Pathan 21 (11) ; Pandey 8 (9)
Last over of the powerplay as Pat Cummins comes into the attack. His second over today. Remember Shami is still there to comes up, Mishra is there too.
Third ball, quicker bouncer to Pathan as he blindly pulls the bat, ball edges the upper part to arc over the keeper for a boundary. And then again! Four! And a repeat. Pandey this time down midwicket. Kolkata on fire in this over.
Over 5 | Score 34/3 | Pathan 12 (8) ; Pandey 2 (6)
Quite a stumble of a start for Kolkata as skipper Zaheer continues for his third over. Second delivery, shorter to the leg and Pathan effortlessly drifts it down to fine leg for a boundary. Just six off the over.
Over 4 | Score 28/3 | Pathan 7 (5) ; Pandey 1 (3)
Three overs three wickets and Delhi are on a rampage against the visistors from Kolkata. Teriffic start by the Daredevils.
Chris Morris introduced into the attack now. Third ball, straight and stylishly volleys it above the bowler to strike a boundary. Seven off the over from five deliveries bowled. Dot to finish.
Over 3 | Score 21/3 | Pathan 0 (0) ; Pandey 1 (1)
Manish Pandey is the new batsman at crease. Very dangerous indeed, has been quite sensational of a batsman till now in the campaign. Skipper Zaheer back into the attack to dismiss Gambhir off the fifth ball. Flatter, straight, slow as Gambhir slices it up to cover for Matthews to take with ease as Feroz Shah roars to beat off the successive wickets falling.
G Gambhir c Mathews b Khan 13 (12b)
Over 2 | Score 19/2 | Gambhir 13 (8) ;
Right arm fast Pat Cummins into the attack now. Second ball and skipper elegantly drives it down midwicket and then down cover to get two back-to-back boundaries. Gautam Gambhir knows this field really well, he has played his domestic cricket here a lot. And then it is Uthappa getting a boundary as the over is proving to worth of an expense for Cummins and Daredevils. But the keeper departs shortly off the very next delivery. Shorter to the off and gets the edge to fly back to the keeper Pant as he takees it divingly.
RV Uthappa c Pant b Cummins 4 (2b)
Over 1 | Score 6/1 | Gambhir 4 (3) ; Uthappa 0 (1)
Surprise opener Grandhomme for the Knight tonight. No Narine today. Zaheer Khan opening up the attack yet again. And off the fifth delivery, leading edge and the flies the fielder at midwicket and the new opener departs.
C de Grandhomme c Billings b Khan 1 (2b)
KKR need 169 runs to win from 120 deliveries.
Over 20 | Score 168/7 | Shami 0 (1) ; Cummins 3 (4)
It is Woakes for the last six deliveries. Two off the first two deliveries. And then Morris strikes a four! Ramps it high at deep midwicket to get a boundary. And another off the edge off the bat as it whistled past the keeper for a four. Then comes the wicket-taking delivery. Puzzling slow delivery as Morris somehow gets a late touch and sends it staright to the fielder at short third man.
H Morris c UT Yadav b Woakes 16 (9b)
Over 19 | Score 157/6 | Morris 7 (5) ; Cummins 2 (3)
Last two overs to go and Nathan is the bowler. Pant on strike, quick and shorter and Pant looking for a pull hook, fails. And he departs, big big wicket for the knights as Pant walks back to the pavilion. Slices the outside off delivery to the backward-point region and Gambhir take it effortlessly.
RR Pant c Gambhir b Coulter-Nile 38 (16b)
Pat Cummins is the new batsman. The previous match, these two had combined to get a good total.
Two good opportunity for the knights- one against Morris and one against Cummins and both wasted on a drop.
Over 18 | Score 152/5 | Morris 5 (3) ; Pant 38 (15)
Narine back for his last over now. Second ball, flatter one and Matthews misjudging it goes for a pull as the ball travels down under to click off the bails.
AD Mathews b Narine 1 (4b)
Danger man Chris Morris is at the crease now. Wonder what a deadly combination that can be- Morris, Pant.
Over 17 | Score 145/4 | Matthews 1 (2) ; Pant 37 (14)
Umesh Yadav now into the attack. This will be his last over for the day. Second delivery, yorker and Pant fearlessly smacks it over the cover region for a six. And now a four. Outside off and flat and Pant slices it over point for a boundary. Ohh..he can't stop. Six again! Just flicks the full length delivery over fine leg. Six ! Umesh Yadav has nowhere to hide. Four to end the over and that sums up to 26 runs in this over.
Over 16 | Score 119/4 | Matthews 1 (2) ; Pant 11 (8)
And it is Angelo Matthews for the first time this season. Kuldeep Yadav is the bowler now. Fifth delivery, turning well wide and Pant slog sweeps way high in the air over midwicket for a six. Completely dismissed it in the crowd. Nine off the over.
Over 15 | Score 110/4 | ; Pant 3 (4)
Coulter-Nile back again for his third over this time. Delhi still have a lot of way to go. 7.79 is the current run rate now and just 5 more overs to go. It is time that the duo start aiming for the boundaries. While Pant would take a little time to settle in, he can rotate strike so that Karun can get those fours and sixes.
Just one run so far off the five deliveries as Nair is aimlessly swinging his bat. And thus departs off the next. Deadly yorker and it rips off the middle stump.
KK Nair b Coulter-Nile 21 (27b)
Over 14 | Score 109/3 | Nair 21 (23) ; Pant 2 (2)
Sunil Narine back for his third over now and gets the important wicket of Shreyas Iyer in the second delivery. Spinning it towards leg and he flicks it to deep midwicket, Iyer looking for a second as Colin bullets it down to Uthappa who runs him out. Big wicket for the knights yet again.
SS Iyer run out 26 (17b)
In form Rishabh Pant is the next batsman. Strategic time-out.
Over 13 | Score 104/2 | Nair 19 (20) ; Iyer 25 (16)
Umesh Yadav up for his third over today. Delhi seems to be the only team that has preferred to bat on two consecutive occasions. Last time Zaheer showed confidence as to how much they need to score to defend the same. Two off the five deliveries so far and 100 comes up for the Daredevils. And Samson ends the over with a boundary. Short and he ramps it over backward-point to get a four.
Over 12 | Score 98/2 | Nair 18 (16) ; Iyer 20 (14)
Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav into the attack now. Karun seem to be showing some confidence already. Off the fourth delivery, he sweeped the inside turning ball well above the leg-umpire for a boundary. Splendid indeed. 11 racked up in this over.
Over 11 | Score 87/2 | Nair 9 (12) ; Iyer 18 (12)
Woakes into the attack for his third over of the day. Delhi so far has allowed just 15 dot balls. Another tidy over from the knights as just four runs have been scooped up from it.
Over 10 | Score 83/2 | Nair 7 (10) ; Iyer 16 (8)
And it is time for Colin de Grandhomme to come into the attack, but just off the first delivery, Iyer cuts the outside seaming delivery for a four down third man. Seven already has come up off the four deliveries. Last delivery, boundary again, by Samson, down cover.
Over 9 | Score 71/2 | Nair 5 (8) ; Iyer 6 (4)
Chris Woakes back into the attack now. What a powerplay session they had and now both the openers have departed in quick succession right after it- one to Nile and the other to Umesh. Two new batsman at crease now and it is time for KKR to instill presurre and not allow them to settle in. Fifth delivery, quicker bouncer, Iyer jump to get a touch, off his shoulders and flies above the keeper for a boundary.
Over 8 | Score 63/2 | Nair 3 (5) ; Iyer 0 (1)
Five men have been assigned in the deep after the power-play. It is Umesh Yadav now back into the attack. Was spanked an expensive 18 off his first over in the powerplay. Four runs off the first four deliveries and then gets the big fish- Sanju Samson. Straight, to the off side and gets just a slight nick of the bat and Uthappa back there to take it again as the Knights rejoice yet again.
SV Samson c Uthappa b UT Yadav 39 (25b)
Over 7 | Score 59/1 | Nair 1 (3) ; Samson 37 (22)
And it is Nathan back into the attack. And what a comeback! First ball, shorter one to the leg side ans Billings goes for an angled pull shot, but the ball nicks the edge of the bat and Uthappa there to catch it comfortably. Important wicket indeed for the knights.
SW Billings c Uthappa b Coulter-Nile 21 (17b)
Karun Nair is the new man in. Has ben absolutely dismal in this campaign so far. Nothing with the bat so far in the tournament.
Fifth delivery, shorter to the off stump and Samson directs the pace past the third man for a boundary. Single to finsih off.
Over 6 | Score 53/0 | Billings 20 (16) ; Samson 32 (20)
Last over of the powerplay and it is Narine who comes back. Good over building up till now- four balls and just two runs off it. Just three off it.
Over 5 | Score 50/0 | Billings 19 (13) ; Samson 31 (16)
Kuldeep Yadav up now into the attack. Gautam Gambhir has introduced as new bowlers up till now. Let see what the strategy is all about. First ball, and Billings gets a boundary, flicking it down square-leg. Run rate is already above 10 now and the Daredevils are fully utilising the powerplay to push up their scores as 50-run partnership comes up.
Over 4 | Score 41/0 | Billings 12 (10) ; Samson 29 (14)
Sunil Narine for his first one today. That was quite a beating the knights got. 36 runs racked up in just 3 overs- they are looking cinfident right from the start. They can continue it, 180 up is an easy look. It is still the powerplay and a lot is go till now.
Over 3 | Score 36/0 | Billings 9 (6) ; Samson 27 (13)
And it is Umesh Yadav for his first over for the day. And Billings drives the first delivery down midwicket for a four. Third delivery, fuller slightly to the off and Samson timely drives it down cover for a four. And then again. Shorter and Samson directs the pace to the third man for a boundary. Quite an expensive over till now. And a four to finish. Samson drives it beautifully down extra cover to get it. 18 off the over.
Over 2 | Score 18/0 | Billings 4 (4) ; Samson 15 (8)
And Gautam Gambhir hands over the second over to Chris Woakes. Has been impressive with his bowling skills in this campaign of his- got five wickets off the four matches he has played, but hasn't done much with the bat as of now.
Boundary off the fourth delivery but Samson. Slightly shorter one, to the off and he directs the pace past backward point. Single off the last delivery. Eight off the over.
Over 1 | Score 10/0 | Billings 1 (1) ; Samson 9 (5)
And match no. 18 is underway as the two big powerhouse of the Indian Premier league lock horns at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium- its Delhi Daredevils hosting the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Nathan Coulter-Nile, playing for the first time this season, is up with the attack. And the first boundary of the match comes up in the very second ball- full and straight and Samson spank's it hard down the ground. And yet again! This times lashing it behind point.
Billings off the mark with a single down square-leg. 10 off the first over.
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New Delhi: Live cricket score and live updates from Match 18 of the Indian Premier League between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders. Gautam Gambhir might be the skipper of KKR, but it would be homecoming for him as his team takes on Zaheer Khan's men. A comprehensive win against the Daredevils will ensure that KKR reclaim the top spot in IPL 2017 points table. (DD vs KKR: Live Score | IPL 2016 - Full Coverage)
Despite losing two key players in Andre Russell and Chris Lynn, KKR have dominated the proceedings for the most part of the tournament. Their only loss came against Mumbai Indians, post which they got back to winning ways with two consecutive wins over Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Gautam Gambhir has been in sublime form yet again at the top of the order and the team management might think to promote Robin Uthappa to open the innings with Gambhir. While the form of Manish Pandey and Uthappa is a good sign, Yusuf Pathan and Suryakumar Yadav are two batsmen who would be desperate to get some runs under their belt. KKR might include Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan in the playing XI today.
Daredevils, on the other hand, have made a strong start to the tournament as well. Zaheer Khan has lead the team brilliantly so far, and unlike previous seasons, DD have got off to a good start in the tournament having won two out of the three matches they have played so far.
Barring Karun Nair, most of the Delhi batsmen have been amongst the runs. The strength of the team actually lies in their bowling attack, which is one of the best in the tournament. Chris Morris, Pat Cummins and Zaheer himself form a lethal pace attack and Shahbaz Nadeem and Amit Mishra have chipped in with crucial spells.
Here is everything else you need to know about today's match:
The Teams (from):
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (capt), Darren Bravo, Trent Boult, Piyush Chawla, Nathan Coulter Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, Rishi Dhawan, Sayan Ghosh, Shaikb-Al-Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Ishank Jaggi, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Woakes, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ankit Rajpoot, Suryakumar Yadav, Robin Uthappa and Umesh Yadav.
Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (capt), Mohammad Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, CV Milind, Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Aditya Tare, Shashank Singh, Ankit Bawane, Navdeep Saini, Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Sam Billings.
When and where to watch the match:
Date & Time: April 17 (Monday) at 04:00pm IST
Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
TV Listing: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD and SET MAX.
Online Streaming: Sony LIV, Hotstar