Both Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders have won a couple of matches each in IPL 2015 so far © IANS
Both Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders have won a couple of matches each in IPL 2015 so far © IANS

Catch live score and ball-by-ball commentary of IPL 2015 Match 17 between Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

(Both Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders have won two games each in IPL 2015 so far, who will win today? Catch the live updates here)

A very good game for KKR. They started well and kept taking wickets at regular intervals to keep the Delhi batsmen in check. With the bat, Gautam Gambhir led them with the bat, scoring a superb fifty, his third one in the tournament. Umesh Yadav was adjuged the Man of the Match for his superb spell today! If you missed the action, you can read Ayush Gupta‘s match report here: Gautam Gambhir steers Kolkata Knight Riders to 6-wicket victory against Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2015


Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders:147/4 (Target 147) | Overs 18.1

BATSMEN:  Yusuf Pathan 40(26) Ryan ten Doeschate 3(2)

TWO! ten Doeschate turns one through fine leg for a couple of runs to seal the win for KKR. KKR win by 6 wickets!

Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders:145/4 (Target 147) | Overs 18

BATSMEN:  Yusuf Pathan 40(26) Ryan ten Doeschate 1(1)

Tahir to bowl. SIX! Pathan gets hold of this one and sends it over long on for a maximum. ONE! Turns it through mid-wicket for a single. DOT! Gambhir defends one. OUT! Gambhir again looks to dab it through point but fails to connect and gets bowled. He falls just short of hitting the winning margin. Ryan ten Doeschate has come out to bat. ONE! Gets off the mark with a single.

OUT! Gautam Gambhir b Tahir 60(49)

Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders:136/3 (Target 147) | Overs 17

BATSMEN: Gautam Gambhir 59(46) Yusuf Pathan 33(24)

Mishra back! ONE! Turns one through square leg for a single ONE! Plays it down to long on for another single. DOT! Pathan looks to drive but finds the fielder. ONE! Pulled to long on for a single. ONE! Turns it for a single through covers. DOT! Pathan goes the big shot but misses.

Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders:131/3 (Target 147) | Overs 16

BATSMEN: Gautam Gambhir 55(43) Yusuf Pathan 32(21)

FOUR! Pathan starts the over with a boundary. DOT! A dot ball. DOT! Plays this back down the wicket. FOUR! Short and wide and Pathan slaps it through covers for a boundary.  FOUR! A superb boundary to to the point fence by Pathan, who opened the face of the bat at the last moment. DOT! Plays this last ball to point. Just 16 more needed.

Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders:119/3 (Target 147) | Overs 15

BATSMEN: Gautam Gambhir 55(43) Yusuf Pathan 19(14)

Tahir back! ONE! Short on middle, pulled to mid-wicket for a single. DOT! Pathan plays and misses one. ONE! Turns it to long on for a single. ONE! Gambhir turns one through mid-wicket for a single. FOUR! On the pads, Pathan nudges it down to fine leg for a boundary. ONE! Pushed to covers for a single to end the over.

Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders:111/3 (Target 147) | Overs 14

BATSMEN: Gautam Gambhir 53(41) Yusuf Pathan 14(11)

FOUR! Gambhir pulls one through mid-wicket for a boundary. He gets to another fifty, third in the IPL 2015, it has been a superb knock so far. ONE! Dabs one to third man for a single. ONE! Pathan paddles one down to fine leg for a single. ONE! Gambhir gets another one down to third man for a single. ONE! Pathan mistimes his pull towards square leg for a single. ONE! Gambhir pushes it through point for a single.

Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders:100/3 (Target 147) | Overs 13

BATSMEN: Gautam Gambhir 46(37) Yusuf Pathan 12(9)

DOT! Flatter on middle, Pathan keeps it out off the inside edge. DOT! Pathan pushes it to covers off his crease. DOT! Howzzat? Mishra traps Pathan on the pads in front of the stumps but the umpire says no. The bowler cannot believe it. ONE! Turns one through square leg for a single. ONE! Gambhir works it through mid-wicket for a single. FOUR! Short ball and Pathan hammers it to the covers boundary.

Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders:96/3 (Target 147) | Overs 12

BATSMEN: Gautam Gambhir 45(36) Yusuf Pathan 7(4)

Joseph called back on. DOT! A dot ball to start. DOT! Gambhir plays and misses one outside off. DOT! Gambhir hits one towards point but not in the gap. FOUR! Full toss outside off, Gambhir pushes it nicely through covers for a boundary. A superb shot from the KKR skipper. DOT! Gambhir comes down to have a go but mistimes it. FOUR! Gambhir waits for this one and places it superbly past backward point for a boundary.

Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 88/3 (Target 147) | Overs 11

BATSMEN: Gautam Gambhir 37(30) Yusuf Pathan 7(4)

Amit Mishra in to bowl. DOT! Starts with a dot ball. TWO! Turns it through fine leg for a couple to get off the mark. ONE! Turns it through mid-wicket for a single. ONE! Gambhir pulls it down to long on for a single. FOUR! Brutal! Pathan goes back and slaps it through mid-wicket for a boundary. DOT! Pathan leaves one outside off.

Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 79/3 (Target 147) | Overs 10

BATSMEN: Gautam Gambhir 35(28)

Nathan Coulter-Nile returns. WIDE! Starts off with a wide one outside off. ONE! Plays his favourite dab to third man for a single. ONE! Yadav chops one towards third man for a single. ONE! Another dab past point for a single. FOUR! Good length outside off, SK Yadav slaps it past mid off for a superb boundary. DOT! Looks to dab it through but misses. OUT! SK Yadav looks to again dab it but this time he gets an edge which is snapped up by the keeper. NCN strikes at the right time for DD. Yusuf Pathan comes out to bat.

OUT! SK Yadav c Jadhav b Coulter-Nile 24(16)

Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 71/2 (Target 147) | Overs 9

BATSMEN: Gautam Gambhir 33(26) SK Yadav 19(12)

ONE! Starts with a pull through mid-wicket. ONE! Another single results. ONE! Rotates the strike with a  single. FOUR!  SK Yadav goes back and cuts it in the air over point for a boundary. ONE! Clips it through mid-wicket for a single. ONE! Worked past mid on for a single.

Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 62/2 (Target 147) | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Gautam Gambhir 30(23) SK Yadav 13(9)

JP Duminy brings himself on. TWO! Turns it through the on side for a single. DOT! Pushes it back to the bowler! ONE! Takes a single. ONE! Pushed to sweeper cover. SIX! SK Yadav gets under one and creams it over the long off for a maximum. DOT! Punched back to the bowler off the back foot.

Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 52/2 (Target 147) | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Gautam Gambhir 29(22) SK Yadav 4(4)

Imran Tahir on! ONE! Starts with a short one, Gambhir pulls it through mid-wicket. ONE! Pushed through covers for a single. DOT! Gambhir cuts one to point where Yuvraj fields. ONE! Gambhir makes room and cuts it to point, this time SK Yadav gets in despite a good throw from Mishra at short third man. ONE! SK Yadav turns one to short fine for a single. DOT! A dot ball to finish the over.

Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 48/2 (Target 147) | Overs 6

BATSMEN: Gautam Gambhir 27(18) SK Yadav 2(2)

Mathews starts the over with a WIDE down the leg side. ONE! SK Yadav clips one through mid-wicket for a single. FOUR! Gambhir get one in his arc and drives it through covers for a boundary. FOUR! Length ball outside off, Gambhir nudges it past the keeper for a boundary. ONE! Pushes one to covers for a single. ONE! Yadav pushes one to the off side off the edge, Gambhir calls him through for a single. ONE! A quick single.

Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 35/2 (Target 147) | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Gautam Gambhir 17(14) SK Yadav 0(0)

Dominic Joseph returns. OUT! Uthappa looks to chip one over mid off but fails to find the connection right and finds Duminy who takes a simple catch. Manish Pandey walks in. DOT! Pushes one to covers off his crease. DOT! Pandey looks to swing it through but misses. OUT! Pandey looks to upper cut this one over third man but finds Tahir at deep third man. 10th duck for him, the most for any batsmen in IPL. Surya Kumar Yadav comes out to bat. FOUR! Gambhir clips one through square leg for a boundary. DOT! Gambhir plays one back to the bowler off the edge.

OUT! Robin Uthappa c Duminy b Joseph 13(13)

OUT! Manish Pandey c Tahir b Joseph 0(3)

Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 31/0 (Target 147) | Overs 4

BATSMEN: Robin Uthappa 13(12) Gautam Gambhir 13(12)

FOUR! Uthappa gets across and clips it through mid-wicket for a boundary. DOT! Defends this length ball outside off. DOT! Back of a length outside off, Uthappa guides it towards point off his crease. ONE! Drops it to covers for a quick single. ONE! Gambhir mistimes his drive through covers for a single. ONE! Ends the over with a clip over square leg.

Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 24/0 (Target 147) | Overs 3

BATSMEN: Robin Uthappa 7(7) Gautam Gambhir 12(11)

Angelo Mathews comes in. DOT! Traps Gambhir with a length ball but it pitched outside leg. ONE! Gambhir plays one down to third man for a single. WIDE! Bowls this one very wide outside off. ONE! Turns one through mid-wicket for a single. DOT! Played back to the bowler at the last moment. FOUR! Gambhir clips one down to deep square leg for a boundary. FOUR! Gambhir picks one up and hits it over long on for a boundary. Joesph tried to stop that one but was touching the ropes in his attempt.

Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 13/0 (Target 147) | Overs 2

BATSMEN: Robin Uthappa 6(6) Gautam Gambhir 2(4)

Nathan Coulter-Nile to bowl! ONE! Gambhir dabs one down to third man for a single. FOUR LB! Errs in line, NCN and Uthappa clips it off the pads down to fine leg for a boundary. ONE! Cramps Uthappa for room with a length ball on the stumps, a single results. DOT! Gambhir dabs one towards point. ONE! Full outside off, Gambhir throws his bat at it and gets it over Mathews at gully for a single to third man. DOT! Ends the over with a bouncer!

Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 6/0 (Target 147) | Overs 1

BATSMEN: Robin Uthappa 5(3) Gautam Gambhir 1(3)

FOUR! Robin Uthappa clips Dominic Joseph to mid-wicket fence to get off the mark. DOT! Full and Uthappa plays and misses. ONE! Rotates the strike with a single. DOT! Gambhir plays and misses as well. DOT! Gambhijr defends this one. ONE! Takes the single with an overthrow from the bowler.


In case you missed the action, you can read Ayush Gupta‘s innings report Kolkata Knight Riders restrict Delhi Daredevils to 146 in IPL 2015


 

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 146/8 | Overs 20

BATSMEN:  Amit Mishra 1(1)

ONE! NCN swings one down the ground for a single. Mathews on strike now. ONE & OUT! Mathews slams one through mid off, NCN looks for the second, Mathews sends him back but the throw from Pandey is good and NCN is caught short of the crease. Amit Mishra comes out to bat. ONE! Gets off the mark with a single. DOT! Yorker outside off, Mathews plays and misses. DOT! Short ball outside off, Mathews looks to swing but misses.  OUT! Full outside off, Mathews goes for the heave, gets an edge, Uthappa goes across and takes a superb catch. Excellent last over from Umesh, ends with figures of 4-0-18-2!

OUT! Nathan Coulter-Nile run-out (Pandey/Uthappa)  2(2), OUT! Angelo Mathews c Uthappa b Yadav 28(21)

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 143/6 | Overs 19

BATSMEN: Angelo Mathews 27(17) Nathan Coulter-Nile 1(1)

Narine again. SIX! Mathews gets in line and thumps it over mid-wicket for a maximum. SIX! Another one in the arc for Mathews and he carts it over long on for a maximum. TWO! Mathews slaps one down the ground for a couple. ONE! Mathews hits one straight to long off for a single. Nathan Coulter-Nile swings it to mid-wicket for a single. FOUR! Mathews ends the over with a smack through mid-wicket. 20 runs off the over. Superb over for Delhi!

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 123/6 | Overs 18

BATSMEN: Angelo Mathews 8(12)

Umesh to bowl now. ONE! Mathews starts with a clip through mid on for a single. ONE! Gets off strike with a single to off side. WIDE! Bowls a wide down the leg side. ONE! Pushes one to covers for a single. ONE! Shortish on the pads, turned to short fine for a single. ONE! Another single to the off side. No boundaries for DD in this over. OUT! Fuller outside off, Jadhav hits it straight to Gambhir at point. Fantastic over from Umesh.

OUT! Kedar Jadhav c Gambhir b Yadav 12(9)

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 117/5 | Overs 17

BATSMEN: Angelo Mathews 5(9) Kedar Jadhav 11(6)

Narine back on for his final spell. DOT! Jadhav looks to dab one through third man but misses. DOT! Jadhav loooks to cut but misses. Uthappa appeals but not Narine and that helps the umpire to not give it out. ONE! Jadhav comes down to have a go but is beaten and a single results. ONE! Mathews clips one through mid-wicket for a single. FOUR! Jadhav picks one from outside off and swings it through mid-wicket for a boundary. SIX! Jadhav finishes with a six over mid-wicket. Superb end to the over.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 105/5 | Overs 16

BATSMEN: Angelo Mathews 4(8) Kedar Jadhav 1(1)

Russell back on! DOT! A defense from Mathews. DOT! Another dot ball as Mathews fails to clip one. DOT! Mathews defends one. DOT! Another play back to the bowler. ONE! Mathews drives it through mid off for a single. ONE! Kedar Jadhav gets off the mark with a single to third man.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 103/5 | Overs 15

BATSMEN: Angelo Mathews 3(3)

Chawla to bowl out. ONE! A single to mid on from Mathews. ONE! Turns one through square leg for a single. ONE! Mathews comes down to heave but gets an inside edge through mid-wicket for a single. DOT! Flatter on middle, Yuvraj mistimes it back to the bowler. FOUR! Yuvraj sits back and dispatches this short ball through wide long on for a boundary. OUT! Oh dear! Yuvraj looks to go big but misses this flat one down the leg side. He was down the track looking for a run and Robin Uthappa does the test. What a wicket for KKR! That was also the  100th wicket for Piyush Chawla in IPL!

OUT! Yuvraj Singh st Uthappa b Chawla 21(19)

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 96/4 | Overs 14

BATSMEN: Angelo Mathews 1(1), Yuvraj Singh 16(15)

Change of gloves for Yuvraj. DOT! Played one back to the bowler. SIX! Yuvraj picks one and smacks it hard and flat over mid-wicket for a maximum. ONE! Yuvraj looks to clip but gets an edge towards covers for a single. WIDE! Full outside off for a wide. OUT! Short ball outside off, Manoj wants to hit out but finds Yusuf at short mid-wicket. ONE! Angelo Mathews clips it through mid-wicket for a single to get off the mark. DOT! Yuvraj defends one back to the bowler. Second wicket for Morkel. Morkel finishes his spell with 4-0-30-2!

OUT! Manoj Tiwary c Pathan b Morkel 32(28)

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 87/3 | Overs 13

BATSMEN: Manoj Tiwary 32(27), Yuvraj Singh 9(11)

Chawal back on. ONE! Starts with a single to mid on. DOT! Sweeps one to square leg but falls over so not run taken. DOT! Yuvraj plays it back to the bowler. FOUR! Yuvraj gets one in his arc and smacks it down the ground for a boundary. DOT! Pushed to covers by Yuvraj. ONE! A quick singlet to covers.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 81/3 | Overs 12

BATSMEN: Manoj Tiwary 32(26), Yuvraj Singh 4(6)

Narine called back on. ONE! Manoj turns it through mid-wicket off his back foot for a single. DOT! Narine beats Yuvraj with one very wide outside off, Yuvraj played inside the line of that one. A silly mid off in place along with gully. Superb captaincy from Gambhir. ONE! Yuvraj does not pick the one coming into him, gets an edge through the on side for a single. DOT! Played back to the bowler by Manoj. ONE! Flatter outside off, worked through mid-wicket for a single. DOT! Yuvraj defends the last one.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 78/3 | Overs 11

BATSMEN: Manoj Tiwary 29(22), Yuvraj Singh 3(3)

Morne Morkel changes ends. WIDE! Starts with a wide down leg side. FOUR! Manoj makes room and smashes it wide of mid off for a boundary. DOT! Length ball outside off, defended back to the bowler. DOT! Tiwary gets the short one, he takes the eyes off it, fends at it and just gets it wide of Manish at point for a single but they do not take it due to some confusion over calling. FOUR! Manoj gets the short one he is expecting and smothers it through square leg for a boundary.ONE! Dabbed down to third man for a single.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 69/3 | Overs 10

BATSMEN: Manoj Tiwary 21(17), Yuvraj Singh 3(3)

Yusuf Pathan in. FOUR! Manoj welcomes him with a reverse pull through third man for a boundary. ONE! Manoj sweeps one to short fine leg for a single.  The crowd is chanting ‘Yuvi, Yuvi’! ONE! Short ball on middle, punched to long on for a single by Yuvraj. ONE! Flatter on the pads, turned to square leg for a single. ONE! Yuvraj clips one through on side for a single. ONE! Waits for this one and turns it to square leg for a single.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 60/3 | Overs 9

BATSMEN: Manoj Tiwary 14(13), Yuvraj Singh 1(1)

Chawla continues. TWO! Iyer looks to heave but gets it in the gap at mid-wicket for a couple. ONE! Iyer spanks one to covers for a single. ONE! Tiwary gets low and sweeps it to leg side for a single. OUT! Iyer looks to go big with a slog sweep but misses and is castled. Chawla has the wicket for KKR. Yuvraj Singh is the new man in. One can say that shot was needless from Iyer, since he was looking very good. ONE! Yuvraj turns one through mid-wicket for a single. ONE! Turned through mid-wicket for a single by Manoj.

Shreyas Iyer b Chawla 31(24)

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 54/2 | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Shreyas Iyer 28(21), Manoj Tiwary 12(11)

Russell continues. DOT! Played back to the bowler. SIX! Iyer picks one up and sends it over the long on fence for a maximum. DOT! Hits one straight to point. DOT! A short ball on middle, Iyer does not go for the pull. ONE! Punches one to long on for a single. FOUR! Tiwary ends the over with a clip to the square leg fence for a boundary.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 43/2 | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Shreyas Iyer 21(16), Manoj Tiwary 8(10)

Piyush Chawla comes on. ONE! A single to short fine. FIVE WIDES! Chawla slips one down the leg side, Uthappa fails to collect. A four results. ONE! Punched off the back foot to covers. DOT! Played back to the bowler by Manoj. DOT! Manoj comes down to have a go but is hit on his pads. ONE! A single to covers by Manoj. ONE! Turned to long on for a single.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 34/2 | Overs 6

BATSMEN: Shreyas Iyer 19(14), Manoj Tiwary 6(6)

Andre Russell into the attack. ONE! Iyer hits one straight to covers.  ONE! A single to mid-wicket. FOUR! A superb pick up shot to get one over mid off for a boundary from Iyer. ONE! Iyer carves one towards point with the open face of the bat.  DOT! A play and a miss from Manoj. ONE! Manoj turns one to the on side, slight hesitation but Iyer goes for the run. Russell goes across, picks up the ball but takes his time to aim and that allows Iyer to make it to the crease. Third umpire referred who confirms the same.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 26/2 | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Shreyas Iyer 13(11), Manoj Tiwary 4(3)

Sunil Narine comes on. DOT! Starts with a dot. DOT! Duminy defends one. OUT! Duminy looks to sweep but is bowled off his legs. What a start for Narine. Duminy has struggled to face spin before. Manoj Tiwary comes out to bat. FOUR! Tiwary gets going with a nice scoop to fine leg fence. DOT! Tiwary turns one towards short square leg. DOT! Played to mid-wicket.

JP Duminy b Narine 5(8)

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 22/1 | Overs 4

BATSMEN: JP Duminy 5(5), Shreyas Iyer 13(11)

DOT! Iyer pushes one towards covers. FOUR! Width from Morkel and Iyer slaps it over point for a boundary. DOT! A dab towards first slip off the edge of the bat from Iyer. DOT! Iyer turns one towards mid-wicket. FOUR! Iyer clips one nicely past mid-wicket for a superbly timed boundary. TWO! Iyer pushes one towards mid off for a single. Overthrow returns in one more.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 12/1 | Overs 3

BATSMEN: JP Duminy 5(5), Shreyas Iyer 3(5)

Umesh continues. ONE! Iyer chops one down to third man for a single. ONE! Duminy mistimes the pull towards deep square leg. DOT! Full outside off, Iyer looks to hit it hard but finds mid off. ONE! Sensibly turns one to the leg side for a single. FOUR! Duminy times his back foot punch to perfection to get a boundary through point. DOT! Duminy drives it to point.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 5/1 | Overs 2

BATSMEN: JP Duminy 0(2), Shreyas Iyer 1(2)

Morne Morkel comes on from the other end. DOT! Starts with a dot ball. OUT! Morne Morkel strikes! Agarwal looks to pull one but is cramped for room. He skies it towards deep fine leg where Umesh Yadav takes the catch. JP Duminy is the new man in. WIDE! A wide down leg side. DOT! Iyer swings and misses at one. ONE! Iyer gets off the mark with a drop to point. DOT! Morkel cramps Duminy for room. DOT! Played back to the bowler.

OUT! Mayank Agarwal c Umesh Yadav b Morne Morkel 1(8)

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 3/0 | Overs 1

BATSMEN:Mayank Agarwal 1(6), Shreyas Iyer 0(0)

Mayank Agarwal and Shreyas Iyer are out to bat for Delhi. Umesh Yadav is the bowler to start up. DOT! Length ball, on the pads, Agarwal fails to clip it. DOT! A play and miss as Yadav bowls another good length ball outside off, just swings away to beat the slash of Mayank. DOT! Agarwal chops this short ball towards point. DOT! Agarwal is impatient and has a wild swing at one coming down the wicket, misses. WIDE! Yadav drifts one down the leg side. WIDE! Another wide down the leg side. DOT! Agarwal has a go at another one but is beaten. ONE! Agarwal gets an inside edge for a single.


The players observed a minute of silence for the passing away of Ankit Keshri. They are also wearing black armbands in memory of the former Bengal U-19 captain. Good gesture. Read more about it here!

 

TOSSKolkata Knight Riders (KKR) win the toss and have elected to bowl first.  Both the teams are unchanged from their previous game.

Delhi Daredevils: Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Jean-Paul Duminy(c), Yuvraj Singh, Angelo Mathews, Kedar Jadhav(w), Manoj Tiwary, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Amit Mishra, Imran Tahir, Domnic Joseph

Kolkata Knight Riders: Robin Uthappa(w), Gautam Gambhir(c), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav.


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the 17th Match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 between Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Feroz Shah Kotla on Monday. I am Nikhil Popat and I will bring you live over-by-over updates of the match. Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2015, Match 17 at Delhi: Preview

It has been a sad day for cricket fans all over the country as we lost another young budding cricketer to mother Nature. Ankit Keshari, Bengal’s former Under 19 captain passed away this morning after sustaining an injury playing in a club game on Friday. It pains to read that such a young talent was lost to an injury, while trying to take a catch, playing as a substitute. It is how cruel the game can be at times. Our prayers and condolences to his family members. Ankit Keshri, Bengal Under-23 cricketer dies after sustaining on field injury

Well the show must go on as they say, coming back to the game today, Delhi Daredevils (DD) are hosting the defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) in Match 17. Both the teams have won a couple of games in the tournament and will be hoping to continue their good run.  Both teams have been very good with the ball and have their bowlers in the list of highest wicket-takers in IPL 2015. IPL 2015 Highest wicket-taker: List of best bowlers in IPL 8

Delhi Daredevils are coming from a good couple of win against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and will be wanting to keep that momentum going. JP Duminy, their skipper was phenomenal in their last game against SRH and he will hope to continue to lead from the front, both with the bat and the ball. Imran Tahir and Amit Mishra have been the best bowlers for them and they will remain to be key against a team like KKR who also back their team with spinners. Delhi Daredevils beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 runs in exciting clash in IPL 2015

Kolkata Knight Riders defeated KXIP in their previous game thanks to a brilliant 66 from Andre Russell. The KKR bowlers were again in top form when they restricted KXIP to a chaseable score. KKR were once 60 for five before Yusuf Pathan and Andre Russell shared a 95-run stand to seal the win for them. They are the defending champions and will want to continue their winning run. Andre Russell’s blitz helps Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets in Match 14 of IPL 2015

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Gautam Gambhir (c), Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa (wk), Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Ryan ten Doeschate, Shakib Al Hasan, Kuldeep Yadav, Morne Morkel, Azhar Mahmood, Johan Botha, KC Cariappa, Piyush Chawla, Pat Cummins, Aditya Garhwal, Brad Hogg, Sheldon Jackson, Sumit Narwal, Veer Pratap Singh, Vaibhav Rawal, Suryakumar Yadav.

Delhi Daredevils (DD): JP Duminy (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Manoj Tiwary, Yuvraj Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Angelo Mathews, Kedar Jadhav, Imran Tahir, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Zaheer Khan, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Shami, CM Gautam, Gurinder Sandhu, Jayant Yadav, Albie Morkel, Srikar Bharat, Marcus Stoinis, Dominic Joseph Muthuswamy, Shreyas Iyer, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Karapak Jiyas, Travis Head.

Catch live score and ball-by-ball commentary of IPL 2015 Match 17 between Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)