(Delhi Daredevils play Kolkata Knight Riders in Match 28 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014. Catch Live Cricket Scores and Live Updates of the DD vs KKR match here)
Gautam Gambhir has been adjudged as the Man of the Match. That is it from me for this match. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Have a great day!
Nadeem bowls a length delivery and Kallis drives the ball through extra-cover for a four. Kallis then turns one towards mid-wicket and gets a single. That is the end of the match. Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Daredevils by 8 wickets.
Parnell bowls a bouncer and Gambhir tries to pull. The ball takes the top-edge and Dinesh Karthik takes a screamer of a catch behind the wickets. Karthik jumped as high as possible and took the catch with one hand. Gambhir departs after a very important innings. Jacques Kallis is the next batsman in. He edges a wide delivery past wide first-slip for a four.
OUT! G Gambhir 69(56)
Duminy has been brought back into the attack to get a breakthrough. But Kolkata seem to be cruising now. Duminy, though, bowls a wide delivery and Pandey hammers it through deep extra-cover for a four. Gambhir then comes down the track and hits one down the ground for a six.
Kaul Pandey gets two twos off the first two deliveries in the over. He then guides one towards third-man for a single. Gambhir then cuts a wide delivery and Murali Vijay makes a hash of it and lets the ball through his hands and legs at deep extra-cover. The ball goes for a four.
Shami to bowl his final over. Gambhir tries to pull a wide delivery, but edges it towards third-man for a single. He then almost gets run out at the bowler’s end as Pandey pushes on towards mid-on. Gambhir then mistimes a pull towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
Shukla bowls a full delivery and Pandey drives the ball through wide long-off for a four. Something is troubling Gambhir’s left eye. Maybe a fly went in and he is in need of some treatment. After a few minutes, Gambhir seems to be fine.
Nadeem continues. Gambhir comes down the track and slices one over extra-cover for two runs. Gambhoir then flicks one towards deep mid-wicket for a single and gets to his half-century. Pandey then plays a square-drive and gets three runs as the boundary is saved. The second Strategic Time-Out has been taken in the innings.
Parnell has been brought back into the attack. He bowls a full delivery and Uthappa drives towards long-off for a single. Gambhir then gets two runs on the leg side. Parnell pitches on on leg-stump and the ball strikes Uthappa on the top of his pads. Parnell appeals for an LBW decision and the umpire raises his finger. Manish Pandey is the next batsman in. He gets of the mark with a single on the first delivery towards long-leg.
OUT! R Uthappa 47(34)
Robin Uthappa & Gautam Gambhir – the 1st pair in #IPL to be involved in two 100+ opening stands in successive games! #DDvKKR
Nadeem comes in. Gambhir comes down the track and slices a lofted drive high in the air. To his luck, there is no fielder at mid-off and the ball falls safely out of Nadeem’s reach. Uthappa then plays a lofted back-foot drive for a four. He then pulls a length delivery towards deep mid-wicket for another four. That brings up Kolkata’s 100.
Kaul bowls a back of a length delivery and Gambhir pulls the ball towards deep mid-wicket for a four. He then guides a wide delivery towards third-man for a single. Uthappa then flicks a straight delivery towards deep mid-wicket for a single. Gambhir then hits a full and wide delivery through extra-cover for a four.
If Gambhir can hit 4s and 6s on this wicket, not sure what the Delhi batsmen were up to? They made it look like a minefield.
Shami has been brought back into the attack. He bowls a wide short delivery and Gambhir tries to pull. He gets a thick top-edge as the ball goes behind for a single on the leg side. Gambhir then cuts a wide delivery past backward-point for a single.
Delhi top order’s approach, KP’s suicidal run out, Shukla batting above Jadhav, DK dropped catch. Join the dots ACSU.
Shahbaz Nadeem comes into the attack. Gambhir comes down the track and lofts the first delivery over mid-wicket for a four. Gambhir then cuts a wide delivery for a single towards deep cover-point.
JP Duminy to bowl. Gambhir and Uthappa exchange singles on the first five deliveries. Uthappa then comes down the track and hits the ball over long-on for a six.
Siddharth Kaul has been brought into the attack. He bowls a length delivery and the ball takes a deflection of the pads and goes for a four behind the wicketkeeper. Gambhir then flicks a leg side delivery towards deep backward square-leg for two runs. That brings up Kolkata’s 50. The first Strategic Time-Out has been taken in the innings.
Laxmi Shukla comes into the attack. His first delivery was short and Uthappa top-edged it towards mid-wicket. But there is on fielder and the ball falls safely. Shukla bowls a wide delivery and Gambhir cuts it away for two runs towards deep cover. The last delivery is full on the pads and Gambhir flicks it over deep mid-wicket for a six.
Parnell to bowl. The first two deliveries result in two runs. The next two deliveries are dot balls. Parnell bowls one on the pads and Uthappa flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
Shami continues. He bowls one slightly short and Uthappa pulls the ball over mid-wicket for a four. The ball actually struck the bat twice as he played his shot. Shami then bowls one shorter and Uthappa top-edges another pull over and wide of the wicketkeeper for a four.
Wayne Parnell to bowl the second over. He bowls a back of a length delivery and Gambhir pulls the ball in front of mid-wicket for a four. Parnell bowls a length delivery and Uthappa hits the ball just past the bowler for a four. The last ball is down the leg side and hits Uthappa’s pads and goes for a four towards fine-leg.
Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir to begin the run-chase for Kolkata Knight Riders. Mohammed Shami to begin proceedings for Delhi Daredevils. The first ball swings away from Uthappa. There is swing for the faster bowlers. Uthappa gets of the mark with a flick towards mid-wicket. Gambhir gets of the mark with a dab for a single towards third-man.
Sunil Narine (4-0-38-1) his most expensive 4 over spell in #IPL Previous: 4-0-37-0 v CSK at Chennai 2012 #DDvKKR
Narine to bowl his and the innings’ final over. Duminy and Jadhav exchange singles off the first two deliveries. That brings up the 150 for Delhi Daredevils. Duminy then gets two runs towards deep square-leg. Duminy then gets a single over wide mid-on. Jadhav squeezes a yorker towards cover for a single. Duminy then hits a six down the ground off the last delivery. Delhi Daredevils post 160 for five in their 20 overs.
Kallis to bowl his final over. He bowls a full-toss and Duminy hammers the ball high and long down the ground for a six. Kallis bowls a short delivery and Jadhav goes for the pull. He misses and the ball takes the deflection of his hip and goes for a four towards third-man.
Narine tosses one up and Duminy slog-sweeps the ball flat over deep mid-wicket for a six. Jadhav comes down the wicket and slices a wide delivery over the short fine-leg fielder for a four. Narine bowls a short delivery outside off-stump and Jadhav plays a lat cut and gets a four. A total of 17 runs came from that over.
Laxmi Ratan Shukla ahead of Kedar Jadhav today…he was ahead of Duminy the other day. How to apply for a ‘batting-order coach’ for DD?
Vinay Kumar comes in and bowls a short and wide delivery. Jadhav cuts the ball behind backward-point for a four. Jadhav then dances down the track and plays a lofted straight drive for a massive six.
Narine comes back into the attack. The first ball just stops on Shukla as he pushes at it. The ball loops in the air and Shakib drops a relatively easy chance at short extra-cover. Narine then bowls one on the leg-stump. The ball turns away and Shukla gets bowled. Kedar Jadhav gets of the mark on the first delivery with a single towards the leg side.
OUT! L Shukla 10(14)
At the other end most times when partner run out in #IPL 15 Rohit Sharma 13 Dinesh Karthik 11 Robin Uthappa 10 M Vijay #DDvKKR
Umesh to bowl his final over. Duminy pushes one towards cover and takes a single. That is the 100 for Delhi Daredevils. Umesh bowls a yorker and Shukla flicks the ball towards square-leg for a quick single. The second Strategic Time-Out has been taken in the innings.
Vinay Kumar is handed the ball again. Duminy gets two runs towards wide mid-off. He then dabs one towards cover and gets a quick single. Shukla and Duminy then exhcange singles on the last two deliveries.
Umesh comes back into the attack. The first three deliveries result in three singles. He then bowls a bouncer and the ball goes over the batsman. It is called a wide for height. Duminy then gets a single towards mid-wicket. Shukla then hits a four through cover.
Shakib to bowl his final over. Duminy cuts a wide delivery behind point for two runs. Karthik then attempts another scoop over short fine-leg, but cannot clear Kallis who takes an easy catch. Laxmi Ratan Shukla is the next batsman in.
OUT! D Karthik 36(22)
Kallis bowls a length delivery and Karthik moves across and scoops the ball over fine-leg for a six. Karthik then gets two back-to-back fours to end the over.
Kallis comes back into the attack. Karthik comes down the track and hits a length delivery over the cover region for two runs. Vijay flicks a straight delivery behind square on the leg side. Ryan ten Doeschate cannot save the boundary with a slide. Vijay then hits one in the air, but has not got any distance on the shot. Narine takes a comfortable catch at long-on. That will be the first Strategic Time-Out in the innings.
OUT! M Vijay 24(20)
R Vinay Kumar comes into the attack. Murali comes down the track and hits a length delivery down the ground for a six. Karthik sweeps the last delivery for a four towards deep square-leg. That also brings up the 50 for Delhi.
Umesh comes in. He bowls a wide down the leg side. He then pitches one on a length and the ball bounces a little extra. Dinesh Karthik is surprised, but gets his bottom hand off the bat quickly. The ball goes past the wicketkeeper for a four.
It was almost as if Kevin Pietersen pressed ‘run’ on Brian Lara Cricket and his PC just froze. #IPL
Shakib continues. Pietersen pushes one on the off side and wants a single. There is no chance of a single and Vijay stands his ground. Pietersen is run out at the batsman’s end. Poor cricket that from Pietersen. Dinesh Karthik is the next batsman in. He gets of the mark with a single towards long-on.
OUT! K Pietersen 6(12)
Sunil Narine to bowl his first over of the innings. Vijay gets a single on the first ball towards mid-on. Pietersen then reaches out and hits one over cover for a four. Pietersen will keep strike with a quick single on the off side on the last delivery.
Kevin Pietersen is the next batsman in. Shakib Al Hasan has been brought into the attack. Pietersen is trying his best to get of the mark. He does on the fourth delivery with a push towards mid-on. Vijay then gets a single towards mid-wicket.
Umesh Yadav comes into the attack. Vijay almost gets run at the bowler’s end after the delivery had struck de Kock’s pads. De Kock gets under a length delivery and top-edges a lofted drive high in the air. Gautam Gambhir takes the catch at deep mid-on. The batsmen had crossed over before the catch was taken. Vijay then hammers a full delivery in-between extra-cover and mid-off for a four.
OUT! Q de Kock 10(9)
Jacques Kallis will bowl the second over. He bowls one short and de Kock pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a four. It is a tight over apart from that as only six runs come from it.
Quinton de Kock and Murali Vijay walk out to bat for Delhi Daredevils. Suryakumar Yadav opens the bowling for Kolkata Knight Riders. He is a right-arm off-spinner. The first ball of the match is hit for a four through cover by de Kock. Vijay gets of the mark with two runs towards the leg side.
Toss: Delhi Daredevils win toss and elect to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders. Kevin Pietersen leads Delhi and Gautam Gambhir will captain Kolkata. Siddharth comes in for Jaydev Unadkat in the Delhi line-up. Kolkata bring in Jacques Kallis for Andre Russell.
Delhi Daredevils: Quinton de Kock, Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Kevin Pietersen (c), Laxmi Ratan Shukla, JP Duminy, Kedar Jadhav, Wayne Parnell, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Siddharth Kaul.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Robin Uthappa (wk), Gautam Gambhir (c), Manish Pandey, Jacques Kallis, Shakib Al Hasan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, R Vinay Kumar, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav.
Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s Live Blog of the 28th Match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 between the two sides that are placed at the bottom of the IPL 7 points table — Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders. This is Shrikant Shankar, and I will be bringing you the over-by-over updates of the match.
Reeling under four successive defeats, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be looking to revive their fading fortunes when they lock horns with another struggling outfit, Delhi Daredevils (DD) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 match. The Knight Riders are having a tough run in the tournament, having suffered four back-to-back defeats. Their biggest concern is the floundering batting line-up, which has failed to find consistency even in the Indian leg. Skipper Gautam Gambhir may have found his way out of the initial slump — three consecutive ducks at the start of the tournament — but hasn’t done enough to lead by example, PTI reported.
Delhi Daredevils: Kevin Pietersen (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), JP Duminy, Ross Taylor, Mayank Agarwal, Murali Vijay, Manoj Tiwary, Saurabh Tiwary, Milind Kumar, Jimmy Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Shukla, Wayne Parnell, HS Sharath, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Kedar Jadhav, Siddharth Kaul, Rahul Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Jacques Kallis, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Manvinder Bisla (wk), Ryan ten Doeschate, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Debabrata Das, Piyush Chawla, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Sayan Mondal, R Vinay Kumar, Andre Russell, Veer Pratap Singh.