Match Over - Delhi Daredevils won by 55 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
  • Referee: RB Richardson
  • When: 27 Apr 2018, 16:30 SAST
  • Winner: Delhi Daredevils
  • Man of the Match: SS Iyer


  • Umpire1: S Ravi
  • Umpire2: C Shamshuddin
  • Third Umpire: A Nand Kishore



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Delhi Daredevils



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Kolkata Knight Riders

11.45pm That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. Daredevils' win ensures that the mid-table congestion gets a bit more jam-packed, and that makes for a great tournament moving ahead. Tomorrow's a saturday, but only one game to look forward to. We'll see you then. Till then, it's bye bye.

11.41pm We're ready with the presentation. Shreyas Iyer, the winning captain, is also the Man of the Match for his 40-ball 93. The young man says: "A great feeling, especially when you're leading for the first time. All of us contributed, not only me. It was a really nice toss to lose, because we were gonna bowl first. Batting gave us freedom to express ourselves. The last 90 was while chasing while this was while batting first but both were satisfying. Shaw's been batting well since the start of the season, and the way he's playins magnificent. Colin Munro, too, along with him gave us a fifty-run partnership. Plunkett, he's the go-to guy in the bowling line-up, and the way he came to me and said he'd want to bowl the 16th or 17th over, that's good to see from a senior like him."

narottam kapasi: "this is the best foreign player combination for dd"

Suman Adhikari: "@DD: Now do the next bold decision. Get Sandeep in the playing XI !"

11.30pm That was Daredevils' biggest win against KKR. What dominance from the team that came in tonight with a lot of pressure on them. Two points to their tally, as Daredevils double-up from two to four points. The batting came to the party, and the bowlers ensured that KKR never got away. Seven bowlers used in all, and the varied attack was too good for Karthik and co. to overcome. Is this the first win in Daredevils' win-streak to Playoff qualification? They're well and truly alive, and after tonight's show, Ponting will believe his men have what it takes to go all the way. Time for the presentation.

Bhavik B: "May be its time, that BCCI does something about the over aggression shown by the young Indian bowlers specially against the foreign players. It leaves a bad impression on the minds of young fans as well.

Dikshit Chhabra: "Not being sarcastic but Gambhir has a big role in this Victory"

Dinesh Karthik, the losing captain: "It was a big target. If the dew came, it may have been easier, but no dew came and they batted much better than us. When Russell bats, it always gives us hope. But he's a human, and we need to raise our hands and say we didn't play well today. The spinners did okay today actually. We need to raise our fielding standards. We didn't field well, and that should turn things around for us."

Rial: "Now 8th ranked MI has way better NRR than 5th ranked Royals, such has been this IPL."

Trent Boult, the Purple Cap Holder.: "Credit to our new captain to put on a good stand. The wicket was a lot quicker than the other night, and against a man like Russell, you can't be too predictable. Shreyas captained well. There was some good communication with the experienced guys."

19.6TA Boult to MG Johnson, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, full on off stump, and the ball's in Johnson's slot. Slogs towards the leg side, and thumps it into the cow-corner boundary. Delhi Daredevils win by 55 runs!.
19.5TA Boult to MG Johnson, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, full outside off, and the drive's been pinged across the surface to the extra-cover boundary. Off the bat's sweet spot.
19.4TA Boult to Kuldeep Yadav, 1 run, full on leg stump, and the leg-side slog finds the inside edge again. Through to fine leg.
19.3TA Boult to Kuldeep Yadav, No run, yorker on leg stump, and Boult can't believe it's not hit leg stump. Kuldeep backed away towards the leg side and the ball went between him and the stumps.
19.2TA Boult to Kuldeep Yadav, No run, short outside off, and the slower ball takes some extra bounce off the surface. The umpire thinks its a legal delivery.
19.2TA Boult to Kuldeep Yadav, WIDE, 1 run, full and wide outside leg stump. Good commitment from Pant to slide across his right and stop the ball.
19.1TA Boult to MG Johnson, 1 run, full on middle stump, and his straight drive takes the inside edge. Through to fine leg.
End of over 19. 8 runs this over. 153/9 after 114 balls.
Kuldeep Yadav 6 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) GJ Maxwell 2-0-22-2
MG Johnson 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Iyer's all smiles now. They need to win five (or six) of their next seven games now. They should be thinking about that fixture next. This game's done. But one final over for the formalities. It'll be Boult

smiles in the Daredevils camp. Big grin on Sriram and Ponting's face

End of over 18. 2 runs this over. 145/8 after 108 balls.
MG Johnson 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Avesh Khan 4-0-29-2
PP Chawla 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 2 runs this over. 143/7 after 102 balls.
AD Russell 44 (26b 3x4 4x6 ) LE Plunkett 4-0-24-0
PP Chawla 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 1 runs this over. 141/7 after 96 balls.
Shivam Mavi 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) A Mishra 4-1-23-2
AD Russell 43 (22b 3x4 4x6 ) more

Nav: "@Deepu, at stadium or listening on Radio: big totals. Watching on TV or following Cricinfo: Small scores."

End of over 15. 11 runs this over. 140/5 after 90 balls.
AD Russell 43 (20b 3x4 4x6 ) R Tewatia 1-0-11-0
Shubman Gill 37 (28b 3x4 1x6 ) more

Deepu: "A question to everyone out there : what do you like more. A big total chased down with a tense finish or small targets defended with a tense finish? " -- the latter for me, but there's something enchanting about batting sides chasing down ridiculously high totals

End of over 14. 11 runs this over. 129/5 after 84 balls.
Shubman Gill 36 (27b 3x4 1x6 ) A Mishra 3-0-23-1
AD Russell 33 (15b 2x4 3x6 ) more

SandyKamHouston: "Delivery can you get Gayle & Gill confused? Of course one is #UniversalBoss & other is #UniversallyLiked"

End of over 13. 13 runs this over. 117/5 after 77 balls.
Shubman Gill 27 (22b 2x4 1x6 ) TA Boult 3-0-32-2
AD Russell 30 (13b 2x4 3x6 ) more

Perf: "Brilliantly executed plan by Tewatia to get Russell off strike..."

End of over 12. 9 runs this over. 98/5 after 71 balls.
AD Russell 13 (9b 1x4 1x6 ) Avesh Khan 3-0-21-1
Shubman Gill 26 (20b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 11. 6 runs this over. 89/5 after 66 balls.
Shubman Gill 25 (19b 2x4 1x6 ) LE Plunkett 3-0-22-0
AD Russell 6 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Sreshth will take you through to the finish

End of over 10. 7 runs this over. 83/5 after 60 balls.
Shubman Gill 24 (17b 2x4 1x6 ) A Mishra 2-0-12-1
AD Russell 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 10 runs this over. 76/4 after 54 balls.
Shubman Gill 18 (14b 1x4 1x6 ) V Shankar 1-0-10-0
KD Karthik 18 (16b 0x4 1x6 ) more

gav: "Deivarayan is back? What does he bowl? Mystery spin?" --- Right-arm something

End of over 8. 5 runs this over. 66/4 after 48 balls.
Shubman Gill 10 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) A Mishra 1-0-5-0
KD Karthik 16 (13b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Deivarayan's back.

End of over 7. 10 runs this over. 61/4 after 42 balls.
Shubman Gill 7 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 2-0-16-0
KD Karthik 14 (10b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Jagmeet: "His name is Shubman. Not Shubham or Shivam or Shubhman. Pls start getting it right. Everyone seems to get his name wrong. "

End of over 6. 5 runs this over. 51/4 after 36 balls.
Shubman Gill 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) Avesh Khan 2-0-12-1
KD Karthik 6 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Vinod Mhase: "@Sathish - KKR already have some power hitters to use initial 6 overs, Lynn, NArine, Uthappa.. Gill may need to wait to get there.. DD was struggling with their opening combination.. Munro was inconsistent, Gambhir struggling, Roy injury it all came together to free a spot for Shaw.. Rather then team planning, its more about right time right place.. "

Dikshit Chhabra: "Finally shubham Gill gets to play in powerplay ;) "

Soham Basak: "Not to be pessimistic, but I think KKR need to forget the target and just ensure they get close to it. NRR could be crucial in the closing stages of the tournament."

End of over 5. 6 runs this over. 46/3 after 30 balls.
N Rana 8 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 1-0-6-0
KD Karthik 6 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Jojee Varkey: "@Ranjith: I guess you are the only one who thinks along that line. Many Indian bowlers (Umesh, Kaul, Thakur, Chahar) and international bowlers (Boult, Archer, Bravo) have come to the party. "

End of over 4. 7 runs this over. 40/3 after 24 balls.
N Rana 6 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) Avesh Khan 1-0-7-0
KD Karthik 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Rey: "Can't blame Narine but Uthappa should have taken it over by over. Poor shot and wastes his form in a crucial chase."

End of over 3. 13 runs this over. 33/3 after 18 balls.
SP Narine 26 (9b 1x4 3x6 ) TA Boult 2-0-19-2
N Rana 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Anirrudh: "@Ranjith, you can't discount new bowlers like Sidharth Kaul, Markhande, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb, etc. There is a lot of quality talent being unearthed in the absence of the heavy weights! "

Ranjith: "Am I the only one who thinks the bowling standard has dropped this season. Starc, Rabada, Cummins, Morris, Steyn, Malinga all out of the IPL. Even Indian experienced bowlers like Zaheer n Nehra are not playing anymore. "

End of over 2. 14 runs this over. 20/1 after 12 balls.
RV Uthappa 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) GJ Maxwell 1-0-14-1
SP Narine 14 (5b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Can Narine launch the chase. Here's Sreshth again

End of over 1. 6 runs this over. 6/0 after 6 balls.
SP Narine 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 1-0-6-0
CA Lynn 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more
CA LynnB GJ Maxwell561083.33
SP NarineC SS Iyer B TA Boult26913288.89
RV UthappaC PP Shaw B TA Boult120050
N RanaC Avesh Khan B Avesh Khan8710114.29
KD KarthikC TA Boult B A Mishra181801100
Shubman GillRun out SS Iyer,RR Pant 372931127.59
AD RussellB Avesh Khan443034146.67
Shivam MaviB A Mishra0300-
PP ChawlaC C Munro B GJ Maxwell240050
MG Johnsonnot out 12620200
Kuldeep Yadavnot out 7610116.67
Total 164/9
TA Boult4.0044211
GJ Maxwell2.0022211
Avesh Khan4.002927.25
LE Plunkett4.002406
A Mishra4.012325.75
V Shankar1.0010010
R Tewatia1.0011011