Gautam Gambhir is batting on 12 © IANS
Gautam Gambhir is batting on 12 © IANS

Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were off to a steady start as the batsmen chose to play comfortably and sensibly, during their chase against Delhi Daredevils (DD) in match 17 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi on Monday. Currently, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are 24 for the no loss in three overs with openers, Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa on 12 and seven, respectively. LIVE Scorecard: Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Earlier, KKR captain, Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to bat first as both the teams went with an unchanged squad from their previous games following their respective wins. DD posted a moderate total of 146 as Morne Morkel and Piyush Chawla claimed a couple of wickets each for KKR to restrict them to the total. LIVE Updates: Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders

It is expected to be a runs galore at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi, as the ground is small and both sides have quite a few explosive batsmen at their disposal. The winner of this match is a little difficult to predict as both teams are coming at the back off morale boosting wins. But DD have the home advantage, but they have a gruesome task of restricting the defending champions and registering their third straight win in the tournament. IPL 2015: Complete Coverage