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. As the required run rate skyrocketed and wickets fell around him, Maxwell kept a cool head and deposited Kuldeep Yadav (3-32) over the rope twice in as many balls, caught on the boundary going for a third to end his 22-ball stay.
Chasing a mammoth 201 to win, Delhi lost early wickets and put themselves in a precarious position. Narine in the lower middle order is a waste of a resource and ability especially when Chris Lynn has not been at his best till now. If the partnership continues, there is a chance of winning for Delhi Daredevils.
Gautam Gambhir will be making his much-awaited return. "They're doing a good job for us", Kolkata captain Dinesh Karthik said. He hit Shami for as many as 5 massive sixes as it was the lack of awareness from Shami cost them a lot of runs. They jumped to second in the points table with four points from four matches behind Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have six points from three games. The player of the match goes to Nitish Rana.
Glenn Maxwell (47 off 22) and Rishabh Pant (43 off 26) gave Delhi a glimmer of hope with a 62-run fourth wicket stand off 33 balls. Sunil Narine shone with the ball for the Knights with 2/17 in his four overs but he wasn't defending a competitive score. But the Gambhir-led side bounced back in style against Mumbai with Jason Roy smashing an unbeaten 91 in his debut match for DD.
It was a confusing approach after a positive start to the tournament: Gill and Mavi came in at seven and eight respectively while the latter was given just one over.
Nitish Rana reached his 50 off 30 balls with three fours and four sixes, his innings being the glue the held Kolkata Knight Riders' essay together.
Delhi Daredevils skipper Gautam Gambhir was once again lucky to win the toss and opted to bowl first as they included Chris Morris in the playing XI at the expense of Daniel Christian.
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