Nitesh Rana, Robin Uthappa, KKR, DD
Nitesh Rana scored 59 off 35 © AFP

Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) completed a convincing win over the Delhi Daredevils(DD) by 71 runs in the match 13 of Vivo IPL 2018. KKR posted a huge total of 200 with Nitesh Rana (59), Andre Russell (41) and Robin Uthappa (35) setting the tone. Uthappa and Russell scored quick runs in 19 and 12 balls respectively but it was Rana who held one side and kept scoring till the end.

In the post match presentation he revealed his technique against bowlers and expressed his happiness for KKR’s second win in the tournament.

“It’s a good feeling as this is my first season for KKR and I wanted to perform well. Unluckily I got out on the previous two occasions, hence this was an important knock for me. This was also an important game for us as we lost the previous two matches.”

Rana talked about how he can read the bowler based on the field placement by the opposition. He also spoke about DD’s plan to him and how he executed it.

“I get to know about the type of ball just by looking at the field, I get a fair idea about it. The other team had planned not to bowl outside off but when they bowled at my body I went for the shots and it came off. When the ball is in my range, I go ahead with the shot and I managed to do it tonight.”