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  • 7:40 PM IST

    Amit Mishra to bowl the final over: Starts off with a brilliant ball, full and wide, Woakes sends it back to bowler. OUT! Brilliant work by Pant behind the stumps. Woakes swings and misses, Woakes is outside the crease, and Pant quickly takes off the bails. Narine at strike. He has pulled off heroics with the bat earlier. Can he do that here?

    Single off the first and that brings Pandey at strike. SIX! Over long on. A couple off the next and KKR WIN BY 4 WICKETS!

  • 7:33 PM IST

    Morris’ final over: A wicket is something that will be expected from Morris. SUPERMAN CATCH! Sanju Samson it is who saved a certain six, diving inside the boundary and throwing it back into the ground while in the air. DD need wickets, more of them. Pant appeals for a caught behind off the yorker, umpire not interested, 9 runs needed off the final.

  • 7:28 PM IST

    Cummins’ final over: Upper cut, but there is a fielder in the deep third man and Suryakumar gets only a single. Yorker at off stump, almost got the batsman bowled. Bouncer, declared wide. Short outside off, hammers it to midwicket for a couple of quick runs. Short again, played to deep midwicket, single taken. OUT! Fuller outside off, Suryakumar hits it straight to Zaheer. Single to end the over.

  • 7:22 PM IST

    Chris Morris continues: KKR need 27 off 23, DD need a couple of wickets and good overs. Manish Pandey tops the orange cap list meanwhile. Good length at off stump, played to mid on for a single. Another single follows. Short, Pandey bats it down to long on, single taken. Single to finish.

  • 7:18 PM IST

    Pat Cummins continues: Suryakumar faces the bowler, Outside off and finely touches it to place it to third man for a single. Good work in the deep to stop a boundary, as Pandey plays it through the third man. Suryakumar plays the next fine to get a single. Bouncer, Pandey jumps to reach to it and bat it down to midwicket. Reaches his fifty. Miscommunication between the batsmen, Cummins collects the ball promptly from a throw and aims it successfully at the stumps. But the batsman is in.

  • 7:11 PM IST

    Second over for Morris: Good length at off-stump, played to cover, no run. Swing and miss. Full toss at leg, gets the pad and it runs through fine leg for FOUR! WICKET! Caught and bowled by Morris, Pathan finally departs after a responsible knock of 59.

    FOUR! Pandey brilliantly placed the ball for a four through third man, opened the face of the bat at the right time.

  • 7:04 PM IST

    Zaheer Khan’s final over: Lower full toss in the corridor, Pathan plays it to cover, takes a single. Another full toss, Pandey hits it back to Zaheer after a bump. KKR stuck at Nelson. Two dots so far. Full at off stump, finally a single. SIX! Juicy full toss, Pathan hits over long on and gets to his fifty. Again a full toss, Yusuf hits it straight down the ground, gets a single. Great stop by Morris in the deep, the batsmen run for three meanwhile. Zaheer’s final delivery for today. Down the leg, FOUR! Expensive over. Time for Strategic timeout.

  • 6:57 PM IST

    Mathews with his second: At leg, Pandey plays for a single. SIX! Pandey makes full use of the delivery, placing it over midwicket. Fuller at middle, Pandey flicks it to mid on for a single. Slower bouncer, Yusuf got his bat on it but it does not carry to Pant. Good at leg, Yusuf comes down to make it full but fails to connect. Chance of a run out of the hit, but a bad throw back to Mathews.

  • 6:53 PM IST

    Mohammed Shami continues: Pathan pulls hard but is stopped at the deep, gets a single. Fuller at off stump, Pandey drives it through point. Shorter outside off stump, Pathan hits it over mid on, the ball lands short of the long on fielder. Full outside off, Pandey cuts it through backward point, gets a single. Slower bouncer, declared wide and given warning. It was so slow that it dropped short of the ‘keeper despite being out of the batsman’s reach. A single follows. Miscommunication, chance of a run out but the batsmen are safe.

  • 6:48 PM IST

  • 6:48 PM IST

    Angelo Mathews’ first over: Fuller at middle, played to leg for a single. Short at off side, Pathan pulls it to square leg for a single. Short at middle, Pandey steers it to square leg for single. Meanwhile Pandey completes 2000 IPL runs. Good start by Mathews with the ball. COncedes only 5 runs.

  • 6:44 PM IST

    Shami into the attack! Starts off with a single to Pandey, followed by another single to Yusuf, while the third ball is another single off Pandey. The fourth ball is again a single to Yusuf, followed by a wide cum four runs, as the fifth ball is a dot to Pandey, while the over ends with a boundary as well off Pandey.

  • 6:37 PM IST

    Amit Mishra’s second over: Outside off, Pandey plays to cover, gets a single. Pathan plays the next to get a single. SIX! Pandey dances down the track to send the fuller delivery over long on. Wide. Fifty-run partnership between the two batsmen. FOUR! Mishit, but goes over long on and lands safe to cover the distance. Time for strategic timeout.

  • 6:34 PM IST

    First over for Mohammed Shami: Short at off stump, Pandey plays it to cover, no run taken. Short at off stump, Pandey plays it ti midwicket and gets a single. Pulled to square leg, but Yusuf finds a fielder there. Full outside off, Pathan plays straight to cover. SIX! Fuller at off stump, Yusuf picks it well and the boundaries are short, gets the maximum as the ball lands well behind the midwicket boundary.

  • 6:29 PM IST

    Amit Mishra with the ball: KKR get to their fifty meanwhile. Yusuf displayed variety of shots today. Mishra restricts the batsmen to singles. Fuller at leg to Pandey who sweeps it to square leg. Single to finish the over.

  • 6:26 PM IST

    Pat Cummins with the ball: Shorter, angling in to Pandey, gets a single. FOUR! Lobbed up over the bowler’s head, runs for the third man boundary. FOUR! Yusuf goes over long on and drops safe as there is no fielder in the deep. FOUR! Pandey this time, short, Pandey pulls it over square leg. Good over for KKR, single to finish it.

  • 6:21 PM IST

    Zaheer Khan’s 3rd over: FOUR! Short at leg, Pathan routes it through backward square leg. Short at leg again, Pathan plays a similar short, it drops short of square leg. Full outside off, defended. KKR need a partnership between these two. Length ball at middle, Pandey defends it to leg side, takes a single

  • 6:17 PM IST

    Chris Morris with the ball: Onus on Yusuf Pathan and Manish Pandey. Full length, Pandey plays straight to Morris who picks it up immediately. FOUR! Pathan hits straight over the bowler’s head for a one-bounce four. Fuller at middle, Pathan defends to midwicket. Quick single taken. Fuller outside off, Pandey bats it down to mid off.

  • 6:12 PM IST

    Zaheer Khan continues: Big appeal for lbw, Chance of a run out as well, but the batsman is well in as the ball hits the stump. OUT! Mathews takes a clean catch. After a couple of dot balls, Gambhir lost his nerves and went for a big hit, gets the outside edge off his bat and Mathews takes the catch running back.

  • 6:07 PM IST

    Pat Cummins with the ball: Fuller length outside off, no run. FOUR! Good length at off stump, Gambhir makes room to play it to midwicket. FOUR! Down the ground, played through long off. Gets the Orange cap back. The next lobs up off Gambhir’s bat but lands safe in front of the batsman. FOUR! Uthappa goes off the mark with a boundary through midwicket. OUT! Outside off stump, gets the edge off Uthappa’s bat and Pant takes a blinder.

  • 6:00 PM IST

    Zaheer Khan opens bowling: Another ploy from KKR, Colin de Grandhomme opens batting with Gambhir. Gets a single off the second delivery, Grandhomme’s first ball. Good length in the middle, plays it straight, takes a single, goes off the mark. Fuller at leg, Gambhir works it to square leg, single. OUT! First breakthrough for DD, Short at leg, gets the leading edge off de Grandhomme’s bat to land straight in Billings’ hand.

    Uthappa at the crease.

  • 5:40 PM IST

    Wokes to finish off: Single, outside off stump, Morris top-edges it to long on. FOUR! Almost as good as a six, Morris pulls it hard over backward square leg and the ball lands just short of the rope. FOUR! Outside off, good length, takes the outside edge off Morris’ bat to fly over third man. OUT! Morris tries an upper cut, beaten with pace, Umesh Yadav takes an easy catch at third man. Final ball, Shami to face. Single to finish. KKR TO CHASE 169.

  • 5:29 PM IST

    Coulter-Nile’s final over: Bouncer, declared wide. Pant moves across, a bit controversial the decision. OUT! Lower full toss, plays straight to Gambhir at point. Goes back for a handy 38 off 16.

    Pat Cummins at the crease, faces Coulter-Nile straight away. Shorter at off stump, angled in to Cummins who takes a single. DROPPED! Very good effort by Umesh Yadav in the deep, Morris pulled it over long on and Umesh came running from deep midwicket. DROPPED! Fuller outside off, hit straight to Gambhir at cover who fails to hold on to it. Brilliant delivery, Cummins beaten with pace, gets the inside edge, does it hit the stump? No, saved closely.

  • 5:24 PM IST

    Sunil Narine’s final over: Mathews defends the first. OUT! Mathews comes down the track and misses it completely. The ball hits the middle stump. Mathews departs for 1.

    Chris Morris at the crease. FOUR! Reverse sweep, plays it over point for four. Wide down the leg. Good length at off stump, Pant swings the bat big, fails to connect properly, the ball runs through square leg for a single.

  • 5:22 PM IST

    Umesh Yadav’s final over: Good length at off, it moves away, beats the outside edge of Pant’s bat. SIX! Brilliant hit, picked from outside off over mid on. FOUR! Short and wide, Pant hammers it over point for a one-bounce four. SIX! Full length, Pant picks it perfectly and sends over square leg. SIX! Pant loves the crowd, sending the ball once again over mid on, picking from outside off. FOUR! Beats the fielder at deep point this time as the ball races for the rope. 26 runs off the over.

  • 5:16 PM IST

    Kuldeep Yadav with the ball: Pant takes strike, fails to connect, no run. Takes a single off the next, gives strike to Mathews. Mathews goes off the mark straight away, plays the ball to midwicket for a single. SIX! Brilliant hit, went on his back leg to get to the pitch of the ball, middled it to send it over cover. Single follows. Good length at leg to Mathews, plays it to point, no run.

  • 5:13 PM IST

    Coulter-Nile’s third over: Pant to face him. Short outside off, cut to point, no run taken. Full length at off stump, flicked to midwicket for a single. Good length at middle, hits it to midwicket, Pant eager to take a run but scurries back to his crease as the fielder attempts a direct hit. Outside off, shorter, takes the bottom edge of Nair’s bat. Swing and a miss, short, beaten by pace. BOWLED HIM! Set Karun up well with shorter deliveries and comes up with a yorker at leg, Nair goes for a big hit, misses it completely and the ball finds the huge gap between bat and body to hit the stump, has to depart for 21.

    Angelo Mathews out in the middle.

  • 5:02 PM IST

    Sunil Narine’s third over: Good length at off, single. OUT! Good length at middle, Iyer plays it in leg side, trying to take a couple of runs quickly but a clean collect and throw in the deep, and Uthappa is quick to remove the bails as well. Gone by a mile, Iyer departs for 26.

    Rishabh Pant is here. Slip for him. Goes off the mark with a single, steered to midwicket. Shorter at off, prominent edge, DROPPED! It bounced off his gloves, very little reaction time. A single to finish the over. KKR get a crucial breakthrough, time for strategic time-out.

  • 4:59 PM IST

    Umesh Yadav continues: Starts off with a single. Full length, Nair plays to point, no run. Another dot ball follows. Swing and a miss, Straight hit over mid on, finally a single. FOUR! Bouncer, Iyer reaches out to it to send it over backward point.

  • 4:55 PM IST

    Kuldeep Yadav continues: Starts off with a single. Good length between leg and middle, defended, no run taken. FOUR! Nair got on his back leg and swept it over square for a one-bounce four. Brilliant shot, makes room and hits it to point for a single.


Hello, good afternoon and a very warm welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates post of the 18th match in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, between Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). This is Paulami Chakraborty, and I will be bringing you the live cricket scores and updates from the match. Delhi Daredevils, who have been on a roll after two massive victories in the ongoing IPL, are at the third spot in the IPL 2017 point table with 2 wins and 1 defeat in 3 matches. On the other hand, DD’s opponents for this clash, Kolkata Knight Riders seem to be picking up momentum, having reached the second spot in the race to the top. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), IPL 2017, Match 18

In what will be a home game for the Delhi Daredevils, the Zaheer Khan-led team will be expected to present a tough challenge to Gautam Gambhir’s KKR. Both, the Daredevils and the Knight Riders, have been at their dominant best. In their last two games, the Delhi Daredevils crushed Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 97 runs and 51 runs respectively. On the other hand, KKR defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 17 runs and thrashed KXIP by a huge margin of 8 wickets. Based on the current form, it will be tough to pick a favourite for this clash.

Delhi Daredevils have found rhythm after a wobbly start. Their batsmen have been among runs, with Sanju Samson recording the only century scored so far in IPL 10. On the other hand, KKR are still likely to be without the swashbuckling Chris Lynn, who is nursing a shoulder injury.

Gambhir has been one of KKR’s prominent run-scorers, and the team would also be pleased with the performance of Robin Uthappa in their last game. It also remains to be seen if KKR do away with the idea of opening the innings with Sunil Narine.


Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (c), Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Agarwal, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Sam Billings (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Chama Milind, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Aditya Tare (wk), Ankit Bawne, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada,  Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Shashank Singh, Corey Anderson, Rishabh Pant (wk).

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa (wk), Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Sunil Narine, Chris Woakes, Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan, Darren Bravo, Ishank Jaggi, Umesh Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, Rishi Dhawan, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Ankit Rajpoot, Sayan Ghosh, Ramsingh Sanjay Yadav.

FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), IPL 2017, Match 18