Delhi Daredevils on Friday hosted Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi.
Shreyas Iyer captained Delhi outfit for the very first after Gautam Gambhir stepped down from the post citing poor form and smashed an unbeaten 93 and won the match for Delhi. Whereas Kolkata Knight Riders looked clueless while chasing a huge target of 220.
Shreyas Iyer was named the man of the match.
Interesting stats: Narine vs DD: 12 matches; 17 wickets; Avg 16.65; SR 16.24; ER 6.15
Here are the Highlights:
# Shreyas Iyer, Man of the Match and winning captain: Obviously a great feeling getting on the winning side. It is an amazing feeling winning my first game as a skipper. All of us contributed for this win. We wanted to bowl first. So, a nice toss to lose. It gave the batsman the freedom to express themselves. He (Prithvi) has been really batting well since the start of the season. Even in the practice games before the IPL. It is always important how he is starting off. Colin Munro at the top with him added 50 runs and that benefitted for the team. Liam Plunkett is our goto guy. He came up to me and told me he wants to bowl the 16th or 17th over, whichever over he bowled. And I really like it when my bowlers come up to me and talk. It is really good.
# Trent Boult (purple cap) - Runs on the board, credit to the new captain who added many partnerships and got a big score. We bowled according to the plan and it was job well done. The wicket was a lot quicker today, we didn't plan to bowl those many short balls. We were not too predictable to a guy like Russell. He (Iyer) batted tremendously well, some good communication with the experienced guys and he will be very stoked with what happened in the middle.
# Dinesh Karthik - "220 is a big task, if the dew had come in, it would have made it easy for us but today was that sort of a day where there was no dew. I thought they really batted much better than us. If Russell starts hitting, he gives us hope but he is also a human being. We need to put our hands up and say we didn't play good cricket. Three spinners doesn't generally go for a lot of runs. I think we really need to wake up in the fielding department. We need to improve our fielding standard and that should turn around the things for us".
# KKR finish their innings at 164/9, Delhi Daredevils have won by 55 runs!
# 18.2 Overs: OUT! Wow catch by Munro at long on! brilliant! Chawla c Munro b Maxwell 2(4) KKR 147/9
# 17.5 Overs: OUT! Russell goes.. A Russell b Avesh Khan 44(30) KKR 144/8
# 15.6 Overs: OUT! Cleaned bowled.. Shivam Mavi b Mishra 0(3) KKR 141/7
# 15.3 Overs: OUT! Run out and Gill was way short there. Shubman Gill run out (Shreyas Iyer/Pant) 37(29) KKR 141/6
# KKR need 80 off 30 balls!
# 12.2 Overs: SIX!! Massive Massive Massive by Russell
# 11.6 Overs: SIX! Whacked away by Russell again! KKR 113/5
# 11.5 Overs: SIX! Crunched and vanished! KKR 97/5
# 9.5 Overs: FOUR! Class by Gill there, times it to perfection for a boundary. KKR 83/5
# 9.3 Overs: OUT! KKR are losing the plot here. Karthik c Boult b Mishra 18(18) KKR 77/5
# 8.3 Overs: SIX! Gill goes big and clears the rope. KKR 73/4
# After 8 Overs KKR are 66/4, a mountain to climb!!
# 3.6 Overs: FOUR! Rana slaps it hard for a delightful boundary. KKR 40/3
# 2.6 Overs: OUT! Narine departs, a dolly by Iyer! He is everywhere!! Narine c Shreyas Iyer b Boult 26(9) KKR 33/3
# 2.4 Overs: SIX! Stand and deliver by Narine. KKR 32/2
# 2.3 Overs: SIX! Narine clears his ground for a biggie! KKR 26/2
# KKR have lost both Lynn and Uthappa in their chase. They are 20/2 after 2.1 Overs.
# KKR need 220 to win
# 19.6 Overs: SIX! Take a bow Iyer!!! DD 219/4
# 19.5 Overs: FOUR! Pure timing... DD 213/4
# 19.4 Overs: SIX! Slower ball by Mavi, but Iyer doesn't cares! DD 208/4
# 19.2 Overs: SIX! This is bigger than the previous one! DD 202/3
# 19.1 Overs: SIX! Iyer show is not stopping! DD 196/3
# 18.6 Overs: 11 off the over by Johnson! Sensational batting by Maxwell and Iyer. DD 190/3
# 17.3 Overs: SIX! Sky high and Rana drops it for a six! DD 171/3
# 16.5 Overs: SIX! Another one by Iyer. DD 158/3
# 16.4 Overs: SIX! clean hitting by Shreyas. DD 152/3
# 14.6 Overs: SIX! ShreYESSS! What a hit boy.. DD 140/3
# 14.4 Overs: Four! Slashed away for a boundary by Iyer. DD 134/3
# 14.2 Overs: OUT! What was that by Pant? He smiles and walks back. Pant c Karthik b A Russell 0(1) DD 127/3
# 13.6 Overs: OUT! Clean bowled and an sensational innings by Shaw comes to an end. Prithvi Shaw b Chawla 62(44) DD 127/2
# 13.1 Overs: SIX! Out of the park! DD 124/1
# 12.5 Overs: SIX! Clean hit by Shaw. DD 118/1
# 11.1 Overs: SIX! Crunched away. DD 100/1
# 10.6 Overs: Single and Prithvi Shaw completes his half century! What a moment for the youngster!
# 10.5 Overs: FOUR! Pulled way by Shaw. DD 88/1
# 8.5 Overs: SIX! Was it a helicopter shot by Shaw? DD 76/1
# 6.6 Overs: OUT! Clean bowled, 144 kmph the speedometer clocked and Munro departs. Munro b Shivam Mavi 33(18) DD 59/1
# 5.4 Overs: FOUR! Shaw bang! What a hit! DD 55/0
# 4.3 Overs: SIX! Wow that sound off the willow of Munro. DD 51/0
# 3.5 Overs: FOUR! Munro comes down the track and hits it straight. DD 40/0
# 3.2 Overs: FOUR! Classy shot by Shaw. DD 35/0
# 2.5 Overs: FOUR! Towards deep mid wicket. Munro is on fire!! DD 30/0
# 2.4 Overs: FOUR! Munro hits it towards backward point. DD 26/0
# 2.2 Overs: FOUR! Mistimed by Munro but just cleared the 30 yards circle. DD 21/0
# 2.1 Overs: FOUR! Straight down the ground, lovely shot by Munro. DD 17/0
# 1.5 Overs: SIX! Huge huge huge by Munro. What a hit! DD 12/0
# Prithvi Shawa and Colin Munro to open for DD and Mavi with the new ball for KKR
# Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Mitchell Johnson, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav
# Delhi Daredevils (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Glenn Maxwell, Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer(c), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult
# KKR have won the toss and elected to bowl first