Nitish Rana and Andre Russell added 69-run stand between them © AFP
Nitish Rana and Andre Russell added 69-run stand between them © AFP

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.

Here is how the players of KKR and DD fared after Match No. 13 at Eden Gardens:

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): 

Players Performance Marks out of 10
Chris Lynn 31 (29) 5/10
Sunil Narine 1 (4), 3-0-18-3 5.5/10
Robin Uthappa 35 (19), c1 5/10
Nitish Rana 59 (35), c1 8/10
Dinesh Karthik 19 (10), st1 4/10
Andre Russell 41 (12), c2, 2-0-25-1 8/10
Shubman Gill 6 (5) 2/10
Tom Curran 2 (3), 2-0-31-1 2/10
Piyush Chawla 0 (3), c1, 2-0-16-1 2.5/10
Shivam Mavi 0* (0), 2-0-14-1 2/10
Kuldeep Yadav 3.2-0-32-3 4/10

KKR Team Average: 4.3

Delhi Daredevils (DD):

Players Performance Marks out of 10
Gautam Gambhir 8 (7), c1 2.5/10
Jason Roy 1 (3), c1 1.5/10
Shreyas Iyer 4 (3) 1/10
Rishabh Pant 43 (26), c1 7/10
Glenn Maxwell 47 (22), c2 7.5/10
Rahul Tewatia 1 (2), 3-0-18-3 5/10
Vijay Shankar 2 (4), 1-0-12-0 1/10
Chris Morris 2 (3), c1, 4-0-41-2 3/10
Mohammed Shami 7 (6), 4-0-53-1 1.5/10
Shahbaz Nadeem 6* (8), 4-0-43-1 2/10
Trent Boult 0 (2), c1, 4-1-29-2 2.5/10

DD Team Average: 3.1

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