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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry s coverage of the second match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 between former champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and last year’s wooden spooners Delhi Daredevils (DD) at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. I am Pramod Ananth, and I will bring you all the live updates from this match. KKR are certainly the better looking team on paper, but even DD have some impressive players in the line-up. The likes of Chris Morris and Carlos Brathwaite, who seemed over-priced during the player auctions, have since proven themselves as worthy acquisitions by DD. Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Delhi Daredevils (DD), IPL 2016 Match 2 at Eden Gardens

Andre Russell has been adjudged man of the match for his three wickets in the powerplay, that completely put the match in DD’s favour. Here’s our match report

Live cricket score and updates Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 99/1 | Overs 14| TARGET: 99| BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 38 (41), Manish Pandey 15 (12): And that’s it! KKR complete an easy win and are off the mark in this competition. DD will look to bounce back in their next match. They were absolutely poor today.

Live cricket score and updates Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 97/1 | Overs 14| TARGET: 99| BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 37 (40), Manish Pandey 15 (12): Coulter-Nile now. FOUR! Edged and the ball goes into the fence. DOT!Slow bouncer and Gambhir lets it go to the ‘keeper. DOT! Bouncer and that’s one for the over. ONE! Played with soft hands and a quick single taken. FOUR! Timed beautifully through covers. FOUR! Pulled to the mid-wicket fence.

Live cricket score and updates Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 84/1 | Overs 13| TARGET: 99| BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 32 (36), Manish Pandey 7 (10): Morris now. DOT! Pandey defends. DOT! Pandey backs away and looks to cut, but fails to connect. DOT! Pandey moves around a lot and plays it straight to short fine leg. ONE! Pandey gets it over the short fine leg fielder. ONE! Played to fine leg. DOT! Pandey goes for a pull, but he fails to get any timing.

Live cricket score and updates Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 82/1 | Overs 12| TARGET: 99| BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 31 (35), Manish Pandey 6 (5): Coulter-Nile back into the attack. FOUR! Short ball and Gambhir pulls to the mid-wicket fence. ONE! Played to deep square leg. ONE! Hard to describe that delivery, Pandey just swats the ball away to mid-wicket. DOT! Played to short cover. DOT! Played on the off side. DOT to finish.

Live cricket score and updates Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 76/1 | Overs 11| TARGET: 99| BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 26 (30), Manish Pandey 5 (4): Morris now. DOT! PLayed and missed outside off by Gambhir. ONE! Gambhir cramped for room, but he plays it to fine leg. FOUR! Pandey is off the mark, as he chips the ball to the fine leg fence. ONE! Pulled by Pandey and the ball is collected by Shreyas Iyer at fine leg. DOT! Played to covers. ONE! Full on middle and Gambhir pays to deep square leg.

Live cricket score and updates Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 69/1 | Overs 10| TARGET: 99| BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 24 (26), Manish Pandey 0 (2): Amit Mishra continues. FIVE WIDES! Mishra strays down leg. DOT! Wrong one and Uthappa is hit on the body. ONE! Played on the on side. ONE! Played to deep mid-wicket. GONE! Plays inside out and he hits it straight into the hands of the man at long off. DOT! Pandey defends.DOT! Pandey defends. OUT! Robin Uthappa c Morris b Mishra 35 (33)

Live cricket score and updates Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 62/0 | Overs 9| TARGET: 99| BATTING:Robin Uthappa 34 (30), Gautam Gambhir 23 (25): Nine runs came off that over from Brathwaite. But there was a ball above waist level in that over, which was called a no ball. Uthappa however failed to get hold of the free hit delivery. Brathwaite has been given an official warning.

Live cricket score and updates Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 53/0 | Overs 8| TARGET: 99| BATTING:Robin Uthappa 33 (27), Gautam Gambhir 18 (21): Amit Mishra into the attack. DOT! Driven and Mishra collects. ONE! Driven to long off. 50 up for KKR. ONE! Played to short fine leg. DOT! Tossed up and played on the off side. ONE! Played to long on. ONE! Cut to the deep.

Live cricket score and updates Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 49/0 | Overs 7| TARGET: 99| BATTING:Robin Uthappa 31 (23), Gautam Gambhir 16 (19): Carlos Brathwaite now into the attack. DOT! Gambhir fends it away. ONE! Played on the leg side. ONE! Played on the one side. DOT! Edged, but the ball goes to backward point. DOT! Gambhir swings and misses. DOT! Played to backward point.

Live cricket score and updates Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 47/0 | Overs 6| TARGET: 99| BATTING:Robin Uthappa 30 (22), Gautam Gambhir 15 (14): Chris Morris now. DOT! Played on the on side. ONE! Driven straight to the man at covers. DOT! Played back to the bowler. FOUR! Another straight drive and yet another boundary. He has looked good so far. DOT! Played to mid off. DOT! Short ball and Uthappa ducks.

Live cricket score and updates Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 42/0 | Overs 5| TARGET: 99| BATTING:Robin Uthappa 26 (18), Gautam Gambhir 14 (12): Zaheer Khan returns. DOT! Starts off on target, defended by Uthappa. ONE! Played to deep square leg. DOT! Back of a length and Gambhir defends. DOT! Fuller this time and Gambhit defends, looks for a quick single but it isn’t there. ONE! Played on the on side, batsmen scamper through. FOUR! Full and beautifully played down the ground.

Live cricket score and updates Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 36/0 | Overs 4| TARGET: 99| BATTING:Robin Uthappa 21 (15), Gautam Gambhir 13 (9): Chris Morris into the attack now. ONE! Gambhir just taps the ball and quickly runs through. DOT! Played on the leg side. DOT! Played defensively and heads back to the bowler. FOUR! On middle and Uthappa just flicks the ball to the square leg fence. DOT! Played to covers. WIDE! Short ball and down the leg side. ONE! Played with delicate hands on the off side.

Live cricket score and updates Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 29/0 | Overs 3| TARGET: 99| BATTING:Robin Uthappa 16 (10), Gautam Gambhir 12 (8): Coulter-Nile continues. DOT! Wrapped on the pad, but the ball was clearly going high. DOT! Full delivery and Gambhir defends. ONE! Played to fine leg. DOT! Played to mid off. FOUR! Edged and the ball goes past first slip and collects a boundary. FOUR! Full delivery outside off and Uthappa hits the ball beautifully through covers.

Live cricket score and updates Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 20/0 | Overs 2| TARGET: 99| BATTING:Robin Uthappa 8 (7), Gautam Gambhir 11 (5): Zaheer Khan brings himself on now. WIDE! Strays down leg. FOUR! On leg, Gambhir times it well and is off the mark. TWO! On middle and leg and Gambhir just clips it to the deep square leg fence. DOT! Good length outside off and Gambhir leaves the ball outside off. FOUR! On middle stump and Gambhir has no problems in putting it away to the deep square leg fence. ONE! Zaheer is struggling to bowl accurately and Gambhir clips it to the square leg fence, where there is protection this time. FOUR! Driven beautifully by Uthappa, ends a poor over from the skipper.

Live cricket score and updates Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 4/0 | Overs 1| TARGET: 99| BATTING:Robin Uthappa 4 (6), Gautam Gambhir 0 (0): Nathan Coulter-Nile to begin proceedings for DD. Robin Uthappa takes strike. DOT! Full, away swinger and left alone by Uthappa. DOT! On the fuller side but he is beaten outside off. DOT! Coulter-Nile is getting some shape and left alone outside off once again. DOT! Outside edge, and falls just short of second slip. DOT! Played straight to short cover. FOUR! Uthappa times the ball beautifully on the on side.

KKR need just 99 to win the match and get off the mark in the IPL 2016. Here’s our innings report

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils (DD) 98 | Overs 17.4| BATTING: Nathan Coulter-Nile 7 (11): John Hastings into the attack. Coulter-Nile mistimes a pull, but lands in no man’s land. DOT! Zaheer cramped for room and he defends. FOUR! Zaheer pulls and collects a much-needed boundary. OUT! Zaheer skies one and the ball lands safely into the hands of the fielder on the off side, inside the circle. OUT! Zaheer Khan c Pandey b Hastings 4 (9)

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils (DD) 93/9 | Overs 17| BATTING: Nathan Coulter-Nile 6 (10), Zaheer Khan 0 (6): Chawla to bowl out. DOT! Coulter-Nile plays it to covers. ONE! Played to long off. DOT! Beaten outside off. DOT! A little bit of bounce, takes Zak by surprise. DOT! Beaten outside off. DOT! Wrapped on the pads.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils (DD) 92/9 | Overs 16| BATTING: Nathan Coulter-Nile 5 (8), Zaheer Khan 0 (2): Chawla continues. He bowls yet another good over and DD are just keen on surviving the 20 overs by the looks of it. KKR have been professional with their bowling so far. Hogg too strikes in his very next over and now KKR are just a wicket away from wrapping up the innings. Zaherr Khan is the new batsman. DOT! Played outside off. DOT to finish. OUT! Amit Mishra c Gambhir b Hogg 3 (9)

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils (DD) 89/8 | Overs 14| BATTING: Nathan Coulter-Nile 4 (5), Amit Mishra 1 (2): Hogg continues. GONE! Hogg bowls full and he edges one to the keeper. Another excellent over from Hogg and DD have been in disastrous form. But Coulter-Nile manages to smash the ball to the long off fence. OUT! Sanju Samson c Uthappa b Hogg 15 (13)

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils (DD) 84/7 | Overs 13| BATTING: Sanju Samson 15 (12), Nathan Coulter-Nile 0 (2): Chawla continues. DOT! Inside edge and the ball falls dead. DOT! Driven back to the bowler. FOUR! Played beautifully through covers. OUT! Full ball and Morris misses the ball completely. Nathan Coulter-Nile is the new batsman. DOT! Beaten outside off. DOT! Defended well. OUT! Chris Morris b Chawla 11 (9)

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils (DD) 80/6 | Overs 12| BATTING: Sanju Samson 15 (12), Chris Morris 7 (5): Hogg continues. FOUR! Reverse sweep and an easy boundary. DOT! Played to cover. ONE! Played to backward square leg.. DOT! Defended well by Samson.ONE! Played to backward square leg.FIVE WIDES! Hogg strays down leg and Uthappa once again fails to collect the ball. ONE to finish.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils (DD) 68/6 | Overs 11| BATTING: Sanju Samson 14 (10), Chris Morris 1 (1). Carlos Brathwaite is the new batsman. Piyush Chawla comes on to bowl. ONE! Samson cuts the ball and collects a single. FIVE WIDES! Chawla strays down leg and Uthappa is unable to stop it.SIX! Brathwaite off his very first ball smashes it over the long on fence. DOT! Wrapped on the pads, but Brathwaite survives. DOT! Shortish ball, cut to backward point. OUT! Googly and wrapped on the pads and Brathwaite time at the crease is a short one. ONE! Morris is the new batsman and he is immediately off the mark. OUT! Carlos Brathwaite LBW b Chawla 6 (4)

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils (DD) 55/5 | Overs 10| BATTING: Sanju Samson 13 (9): Brad Hogg is now into the attack. DOT! Wrapped on the pads of Negi, but he survives. DOT! Cross bat shot, but takes the under edge and goes to deep mid-wicket.DOT! Wrapped on the pads, this time it is Samson, but it is a little high. ONE! Played to long off. DOT! Played cautiously yo mid-wicket. OUT! Negi charges down the track but misses and hands Uthappa gets an easy stumping. OUT! Pawan Negi st Uthappa b Hogg 11 (19)

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils (DD) 53/4 | Overs 9| BATTING: Sanju Samson 12 (7), Pawan Negi 10 (15): Umesh continues. ONE! Samson plays it to the deep and brings up the team’s fifty. TWO! Played with delicate hands on the on side and the batsmen run quickly for a couple. DOT! Full on the legs and takes the outside edge but falls short of the lone slip fielder. DOT! Negi gives himself room on the leg side, but Umesh is up to the challenge and cramps him for room. DOT! Short ball and Negi looks to play it over the ‘keepers’ head, but fails to connect. ONE! Slow ball and played to deep fine leg.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils (DD) 49/4 | Overs 8| BATTING: Sanju Samson 11 (6), Pawan Negi 7 (10): Colin Munro is now into the attack. Have you guys ever seen him bowl? ONE! Played to deep cover point. DOT! A gentle away swinger and Negi chases it and misses. DOT! Defended and the ball goes to mid off. SIX! Negi charges down the track and Smashes over the long off fence. DOT! ‘Keeper comes up to the stumps, but the ball is played to backward point. DOT! Full ball, played to backward point once again.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils (DD) 42/4 | Overs 7| BATTING: Sanju Samson 10 (5), Pawan Negi 1 (5): Umesh is now back into the attack. FOUR! Back of a length and played with soft hands and the ball races away to the fence. ONE! Samson sensibly plays on the leg side and takes a single. DOT! Huge confusion, but Samson survives as the throw to the non-striker’s end is a bit wayward. ONE! Edged and the ball beats the ball at first slip and runs to the man at third man. DOT! Played to covers. ONE! Run down to third man. Another good over for KKR!

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils (DD) 35/4 | Overs 6| BATTING: Sanju Samson 4 (1), Pawan Negi 0 (3): Hastings continues and he immediately beats Karun outside off. DOT! Once again, Karun is beaten, Hastings is on fire. OUT! Fuller length and played straight to the man at backward point. Karun walks back for single digits. DOT! Negi plays it straight back to the bowler. DOT! Played to backward point. DOT! Cramped for room and Negi plays it to mid on. WICKET MAIDEN! OUT! Karun Nair c Pandey b Hastings 3 (8)

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils (DD) 35/3 | Overs 5| BATTING: Karun Nair 3 (5), Sanju Samson 4 (1): Russell continues. ONE! Mayank takes an easy single. WIDE! Russell strays down leg. TWO! On the legs and Karun just guides the ball deep square leg. ONE! Karun plays an excellent square drive, but a good stop at backward point saves a boundary. OUT! Russell strikes again as he edges one in the air and Brad Hogg at third man takes a simple catch. FOUR! Samson is the new batsman and he is immediately off the mark with a boundary. OUT! Mayank Agarwal c Hogg b Russell 9 (11)

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils (DD) 26/2 | Overs 4| BATTING: Mayank Agarwal 8 (9), Karun Nair 0 (2): John Hastings is now into the attack. DOT! Good length and shapes away to beat Mayank. DOT! Defended straight to cover. DOT! Driven straight to the man at covers.ONE! Guided to third man. Karun Nair is the new batsman. ONE! Played to the cover fielder once again. DOT! Beaten outside off.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils (DD) 25/2 | Overs 3| BATTING: Mayank Agarwal 7 (5): Andre Russell now. ONE! Mayank runs the ball down to third man. OUT! QDK mistimes and a top edge takes the ball straight to the fielder at mid off. ONE! Mayank plays it to fine leg and brings Shreeyas on strike. DOT! A mix up, but Shreyas is safe.DOT! A short ball, ducked by Shreyas. OUT! Wrapped on the pads and Shreyas has to walk back without troubling the scorers. OUT! Quinton de Kock c Pathan b Russell 17 (10), Shreyas Iyer LBW b Russell 0 (3)

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils (DD) 23/0 | Overs 2| BATTING: Mayank Agarwal 5 (3), Quinton de Kock 17 (9): Umesh Yadav is the new bowler. QDK cuts it to point off the back foot. DOT! QDK defends. ONE! Played right back to the bowler. FOUR! Back of a length and QDK rocks back and pulls it to the mid-wicket fence. SIX! A full delivery and de Kock pounces on it and just smashes it over the square leg fence. DOT! Slow ball and hit straight to the mid-wicket fielder.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils (DD) 13/0 | Overs 1| BATTING: Mayank Agarwal 5 (3), Quinton de Kock 7 (3): Andre Russell has been entrusted to bowl the first over. Mayank to take strike. FOUR! A check shot over covers and DD are off the mark. DOT! Played to off side, the batsmen contemplate a single, but it’s not there. WIDE! Russell strays down leg. ONE! Played to third man. QDK plays his first ball and he swings and misses. TWO! On the pads and played to fine leg. FIVE! QDK cuts it and some brilliant fielding ends in a confusioon, but some poor backing up results in five runs

Shakib al Hasan not a part of the playing XI for KKR; Imran Tahir and JP Duminy do not find a place in the DD side

KKR XI: Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Colin Munro, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, John Hastings, Brad Hogg, Umesh Yadav

DD XI: Quinton de Kock , Mayank Agarwal , Shreyas Iyer , Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, Carlos Brathwaite, Pawan Negi, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan (c), Nathan Coulter-Nile

Zaheer Khan says that he would have batted on this wicket and hopes that the top-order don not give a chance to Carlos Brathwaite to bat!

TOSS: KKR have won the toss and elected to bowl first

KKR have a settled line-up, with players such as Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Brad Hogg and others having been a part of the squad for the last few years. Youngsters such as Kuldeep Yadav, Sheldon Jackson, and Ankit Rajpoot would want to grab whatever chances they get and impress the selectors.

DD meanwhile do not have many headlining names, but they too have some terrific players in the squad. Zaheer Khan, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammad Shami, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Agarwal, Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Imran Tahir, JP Duminy, Quinton de Kock, Pawan Negi, Chris Morris, Sanju Samson, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, and others along with the young Indian cricketers like Rishabh Pant, Chama Milind, Pratyush Singh, Mahipal Lomror, and Khaleel Ahmed make DD an exciting side to watch.

Squads:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Sheldon Jackson, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Brad Hogg, Chris Lynn, Morne Morkel, Shakib Al Hasan, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, John Hastings, Jason Holder, Colin Munro, Rajgopal Sathish, Manan Sharma.

Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammad Shami, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Agarwal, Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Imran Tahir, JP Duminy, Quinton de Kock, Pawan Negi, Chris Morris, Sanju Samson, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Sam Billings, Chama Milind, Pratyush Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Saeed Khaleel Ahmed, Akhil Herwadkar, Pawan Suyal, Joel Paris (ruled out).

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