Delhi Daredevils are placed 7th in the points table © AFP
Delhi Daredevils are placed 7th in the points table © AFP

Under new captain Shreyas Iyer, Delhi Daredevils (DD) were off to rollicking start. They won the second game of the VIVO IPL 2018 after three consecutive losses. They thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 55 runs. Gautam Gambhir was surprisingly left out. However, Iyer clarified that it was Gambhir’s decision to stay out. DD rode on Iyer’s 40-ball 33 to gain 2 more points and climb to the seventh spot from the last position.

DD were given the platform courtesy Prithvi Shaw’s 44-ball 62. Colin Munro, too, assisted the youngster with his 18-ball 33 to put up a 59-run opening partnership. Iyer and Glenn Maxwell then sealed the innings to take their side to 2019. DD responded well with Maxwell, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan and Amith Mishra scalping two wickets each. For KKR, it was only Shubman Gill and Andre Russell who kept their innings alive. Shivam Mavi was taken to the cleaners by Iyer as he ended with figures of 4-0-58-1.

Here is how the DD and KKR players have fared after Match 26:

Delhi Daredevils (DD): 

Players Performance Rating
Prithvi Shaw 62 (44), c1 8/10
Colin Munro 33 (18), c1 6.5/10
Shreyas Iyer 93* (40), c1, 1 run-out 9/10
Rishabh Pant 0 (1), 1 run-out 0/10
Glenn Maxwell 27 (18), 2-0-22-2 7/10
Vijay Shankar 0* (0), 1-0-10-0 1/10
Rahul Tewatia 1-0-11-0 1/10
Liam Plunkett 4-0-24-0 1/10
Amit Mishra 4-1-23-2 4/10
Avesh Khan 4-0-29-2 2/10
Trent Boult c1, 4-0-44-2 3/10

DD’s Team Average: 3.8

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): 

Players Performance Rating
Chris Lynn 5 (6) 1/10
Sunil Narine 26 (9), 3-0-35-0 4.5/10
Robin Uthappa 1 (2) 1/10
Nitish Rana 8 (7) 1/10
Dinesh Karthik 18 (18), c1 2/10
Shubman Gill 37 (29) 7/10
Andre Russell 44 (30), 3-0-28-1 7.5/10
Shivam Mavi 0 (3), 4-0-58-1 2/10
Piyush Chawla 2 (4), 4-0-33-1 2.5/10
Mitchell Johnson 12* (6), 4-0-42-0 3/10
Kuldeep Yadav 7* (6), 2-0-22-0 2.5/10

KKR’s Team Average: 3

Brief scores:

Delhi Daredevils 219 for 4 in 20 overs (Prithvi Shaw 62, Shreyas Iyer 93*; Andre Russell 1 for 28) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 160 for 9 in 20 overs (Shubman Gill 37, Andre Russell 44; Amit Mishra 2 for 23) by 55 runs.

Player of the Match: Shreyas Iyer.