IPL 2018: Kolkata Knight Riders Register Comprehensive Win Over Delhi Daredevils

Buoyant Rajasthan Royals eyeing third consecutive victory

The undisputed star of the game was Sanju Samon who hit a blistering a 45-ball 92 and Royals would expect him to fire again. PTI

Delhi legspinner Rahul Tewatia took 3-18, all of his wickets in the last over.

Nitish Rana scored a fluent 59 off 35 balls.

Well, Delhi Daredevil had a bad start and none of its batsmen stood for long other than Rishabh Pant (43) and Glenn Maxwell (47).

Chasing a huge score, Delhi lost their first three wickets inside 3 overs. Delhi Daredevils, having won their last match were brimming up with confidence to register another win in their name in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders. Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav shared 3 wickets between them to take their team to comfortable victory. The Australian tries to hit third six on trott to Kuldeep Yadav, but this time he holds it straight to Uthappa. With Maxwell at the crease, Delhi can still hope for a miracle. Boult gave Delhi Daredevils a terrific start, bowling the tournament's first maiden to Chris Lynn, and then accounting for Narine.

WICKET! Early breakthrough for KKR, Jason Roy stumped by Dinesh Karthik for 1 run.

KKR: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Dinesh Karthik (captain), Robin Uthappa (vice-captain), Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi, Tom Curran.

Kolkata manged to score 50 runs in the powerplay, after Lynn's (31) recovery and Uthappa, who scored a brisk 35 from 19 balls. In his innings he hit three sixes and two fours. And Kolkata Knight Riders won by 71 runs.

Hosts, Kolkata Knight Riders didn't get off to the best of starts as they lost Sunil Narine in the 3rd over. "Today I had chose to play till the end and waited for the spinners to come into action as spin bowling is an easy option for me to play" Rana said at the post-match press conference.

This time around he will be wearing the blue and red jersey of Delhi and will face Dinesh Karthik and co, when these two teams collide in the much anticipated clash at Eden Gardens on Monday. They jumped to second in the points table with four points from four matches, just behind Sunrisers Hyderabad who have six points from three games.

Jason Roy, who was brought into the match against Mumbai in place of Colin Munro, will be looking to carry on the form after playing match winning knock in the last game.

Indias Under-19 World Cup winning pacer Shivam Mavi got his maiden IPL wicket in Gambhir (8) in his first over as the former KKR skipper played on. At one stage we thought they will not get to 170-175 but then getting to 200 was a good effort by them.

He played a gem of an innings, selecting his shots with aplomb, as he hit five fours and four sixes to set up KKR's onslaught and allow Russell, who was dropped on 7 by Roy, to go for the big shots from the word go.

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