Kolkata Knight Riders registered their second win in 2018 IPL.


Kolkata: Andre Russell of Kolkata Knight Riders in action during an IPL 2018 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on April 16, 2018. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Again a 200-plus score. Once again Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in action. Again a Andre Russell show but this time Nitish Rana edged past the West Indian. Rana and Russell powered the KKR to par-score of 200 in the Match 13 of VIVO IPL 2018. In a bid to chase 201, Gautam Gambhir‘s Delhi Daredevils (DD) slid to 129 in 14.2 overs, courtesy Kuldeep Yadav and Sunil Narine’s 3-wicket haul.

DD lost three wickets in three overs. However, that did not derail their innings. Rishabh Pant and Glenn Maxwell kept the run-rate under check until they were present on the crease. They involved in a 62-run stand. But Kuldeep removed them in succession and that triggered DD’s collapse. They lost their last 7 wickets for 43 runs in 35 balls.

Brief scores

Kolkata Knight Riders 200 for 9 in 20 overs (Nitish Rana 59, Andre Russell 41; Rahul Tewatia 3 for 18, Trent Boult 2 for 29) beat Delhi Daredevils 129 in 14.2 overs (Rishabh Pant 43, Glenn Maxwell 47; Sunil Narine 3 for 18, Kuldeep Yadav 3 for 32) by 71 runs.

Player of the Match: Nitish Rana

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