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  • 7:42 PM IST

    Man of the Match: Gautam Gambhir

  • 7:40 PM IST

    Stylish player of the day: Robin Uthappa

  • 7:39 PM IST

    UPDATE: Gautam Gambhir gets the orange cap back

  • 7:39 PM IST

    Maximum sixes: Robin Uthappa

  • 7:38 PM IST

    Catch of the match: Chris Woakes

  • 7:20 PM IST

    Rabada to bowl the final over: Dot to start, Gambhir defends to Rabada. FOUR! Gambhir flicks through fine leg and the runs are level. The next is a wide and KKR win by 7 wickets with 3.4 overs remaining!

  • 7:19 PM IST

    Chris Morris with the ball: Sheldon Jackson welcomes the bowler with a FOUR! Driven through point. FOUR! It is Gambhir this time who plays the ball through mid off. FOUR to finish the over, Jackson hits it through point. KKR need 5 runs.

  • 7:10 PM IST

    Rabada continues: Two dots to start. Gambir gets a single off the third, short ball, Gambhir plays it to third man. BOWLED HIM! A bowler’s delight, Manish Pandey misses, Rabada strikes and both the middle and leg stumps are down.

    Strategic timeout.

  • 7:06 PM IST

    Amit Mishra continues: FOUR! Gambhir sweeps fine. FOUR! Cut this through point, beats Zaheer Khan, who does not at all look fit after the hamstring injury. 6000 runs for Gambhir in T20 format and 4000 in IPL as well. Touching landmarks one after another, the KKR skipper. A boundary to finish the over.

  • 6:58 PM IST

    Correy Anderson’s third over: FOUR! Gambhir welcomes the bowler, short, just outside off and Gambir executes a short arm pull through square leg. Direct hit! Uthappa has to depart as Karun Nair hit it straight at the stump before Uthappa could make his ground.

    In-form Manish Pandey is here. Off the mark off the first ball with a single. Short and wide, Gambir punches through extra cover for a couple. FOUR! Plays it square, the ball finds the ropes and that brings up fifty for Gambhir! 12 runs off the over.

  • 6:54 PM IST

    Amit Mishra continues: Had conceded 14 off his first over. Gambhir makes room off the first, hammers to mid on. Gets a single off the next ball. Tossed up, Pant appeals half-heartedly as Uthappa’s blade beats the ball closely. SIX! Uthappa answers with a maximum. Good length, Uthappa takes a stride down the pitch and hits over long off. A single off the next. Full toss at leg, Gambhir plays to square leg.

  • 6:50 PM IST

    Pat Cummins’ third over: Back of a length at off stump, Gambhir plays it to backward point for a single. Good length outside off, Uthappa defends. Hammers the next straight to Cummins. Full toss at off stump, Uthappa plays it straight to mid off, drops short of the fielder. Fuller at middle, finally gets a single. Fuller at off stump, gets the bottom edge of Gambhir’s bat and runs to deep square for a single.

  • 6:45 PM IST

    Corey Anderson continues: Fifty for Uthappa! Full length, Gambhir drives it through cover, gets a single. Uthappa goes for a short arm pull off the next, misses the length. Shorter length this time, Uthappa opens the face of the bat, routes it to thirdman, gets a single. FOUR! Short and wide, Gambhir jumps up in the air to pull the ball over square leg. Hundred up for KKR.

  • 6:40 PM IST

    Pat Cummins’ second over: SIX! Grand welcome by Uthappa, picked the short-length ball and pulls it over midwicket. Outside off, Uthappa plays it late, cuts it to deep third man, gets a single. FOUR! Uthappa again, finds the gap and the ball is hit hard enough to beat Amit Mishra. Beats Gambhir off the last ball.

  • 6:34 PM IST

    Chris Morris’ second over: SIX! Pulled it hard, Uthappa. Square drive, and a FOUR! Angling in at off stump, through the midwicket. SIX! Good length, flicks it over square leg for maximum. Uthappa on carnage! Bouncer, Gambhir defends it to square leg for a single. Outside off, good length, Uthappa cuts it to third man for a single. 19 off the over.

  • 6:30 PM IST

    Amit Mishra with the ball: FOUR! Gambhir comes down the pitch and hits it through mid on. FOUR! Uthappa this time, Cuts it past Morris at slip. Straighter delivery this time, gets a single. Tossed up, Gambhir steps out again to hit it over midwicket, Correy Anderson attempts to stop it in the deep, but it is a four.

  • 6:23 PM IST

    Rabada with the ball: Zaheer is back at the field. Short, moving in to Uthappa. CHANCE! Going up in the air, Amit Mishra and Sanju Samson underneath, miscommunication, NOT TAKEN! It is not even dropped, rather not attempted. Both fielders backed out thinking the other one was about to take it and Rabada is not happy. FOUR! Brilliant effort by the fielder who dives for the catch but the ball runs for the ropes. Unlucky, Rabada.

  • 6:18 PM IST

    Pat Cummins: CHANCE FOR THE SLIP! Drops short of Morris actually. Play and a miss from Gambhir. Moves away from Gambhir. FOUR! A breather for KKR after a rally of brilliant deliveries from Cummins. Very disciplined bowling from Cummins. Just 2 runs apart from the boundary.

  • 6:14 PM IST

    Chris Morris with the ball: A couple of runs off the first ball, slower ball at leg. Dot follows. Just four runs off the over, very good over for Morris and DD,.

  • 6:09 PM IST

    Zak’s second over: Zaheer has a niggle in his left leg and this is no good news for DD camp. In a very good form their skipper but has to leave the field after bowling a ball in the over. Anderson finishes his over. FOUR! Short and wide, Gambhir picks the gap and cuts through point. Only singles off the last few.

  • 6:01 PM IST

    Kagiso Rabada continues: Good length at middle, Gambhir gets a single. OUT! Stumps exposed, Narine misses the line totally, wants to defend it but Rabada’s delivery races past the outside edge to hit the off-stump which goes flying.

    Uthappa at the crease. Well timed shot, Shreyas Iyer chases the ball in the deep, gets to it but skids, it is a boundary. Bouncer! Beats the batsman and the ‘keeper at 146kmph. Cuts down the pace a bit this time, Uthappa defends it to cover for a single, keeps strike.

  • 5:57 PM IST

    Sunil Narine and Gautam Gambhir open for KKR: Zaheer Khan opens bowling. Swing and a miss, Moves it away from Narine, it also kept low. Good length at leg, swinging in to Narine who tries to play it fine, the ball deflects off his pad and Narine gets a single somehow. Swing and a miss for Gambhir as well. Edged, falls safe over the point fielder, single taken. Inside edge this time, Gambhir looks t play it through cover but it runs just past the stumps, Single. Back of a length outside off, Narine puts it over backward point and that will be KKR’s first boundary tonight.

  • 5:37 PM IST

    Coulter-Nile to bowl the final over: False start. FOUR! Bawne smacks it through square leg. Outside off, Bawne moves to get to the ball early, flicks it hard to deep square leg where the fielder collects it after a bounce. Swing and a miss from Morris. Another false start by Coulter-Nile, oh, he pulled out of it. Bawne was standing way outside his crease and Coulter-Nile does not Mankad it but warns him. OUT! Morris had to go for the big shot. Full length at off stump, Morris hits it straight to Woakes at deep point who takes a good catch.

    Final ball, Bawne hits straight to the fielder at point and gets a single.

  • 5:31 PM IST

    Woakes’ third over: Short and wide, Bawne swings his bat for a cut but misses. Gets a couple off the next. Full, way outside off stump. So much that it seems to be a wide but the umpire gives no signal. Yorker at middle, Bawne works it to square leg for a single. Just 5 runs off the over.

  • 5:26 PM IST

    Sunil Narine’s final over: RUN OUT! Miscommunication, Morris called for the run initially but later sent Anderson back, who was already halfway down the pitch. Easy work for Sheldon Jackson behind the stumps. Ankit Bawne is at the crease, plays the first delivery late, gets a single to get off the mark.

  • 5:21 PM IST

    Kuldeep Yadav’s final over: Tossed up at middle, Morris sweeps it through square leg. Dropped chance of a caught and bowled, the ball bounces off Kuldeep’s hands. The batsmen have kept the scorecard ticking with singles and doubles. Playing Kuldeep carefully. ANother chance put down! Anderson had hit this hard.

  • 5:14 PM IST

    Nathan Coulter-Nile’s third over: OUT! Gets Pant off his first delivery to him, looks like the ball is going down the leg but the umpire is convinced. The batsman departs for 6.

    Chris Morris is here. Had played a brilliant knock in the match before. FOUR! Iyer goes through extra cover. OUT! Full length and Iyer has to depart for 47.

  • 5:11 PM IST

    Sunil Narine’s third over: Starts off with a single. Pant takes a single off the next, gets off the mark. FOUR! Fine shot through point, nicely timed and well struck. Narine does not concede any more boundary.

  • 5:09 PM IST

    Umesh Yadav’s third over: Good length at off stump, angles in to Iyer. Gets the top edge and goes over thirdman where Yusuf fails to stop it. FOUR! Another one from Iyer, played fine this time. Single taken. SIX! Massive! Makes room and hits over midwicket. OUT! Caught plumb in front of middle and Samson has to depart for 60.

  • 5:00 PM IST

    Colin de Grandhomme’s first over: FOUR! It was going down the length and Iyer sends it through long on. SIX! Good length outside off, angling in, Iyer stands and delivers as the ball goes over midwicket. Chance of a run out. Direct hit would have dismissed the batsmen but there is no one to collect the ball, the batsmen get another run. Quick single to end the over, time for Strategic Timeout,

Can KKR continue their winning streak or will DD break the momentum? © BCCI
Can KKR continue their winning streak or will DD break the momentum? © BCCI

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Match 32 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Delhi Daredevils (DD) at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. I am Paulami Chakraborty and I will be bringing you the live updates of this exciting encounter. It is a battle between the top team KKR and bottom lying side DD. KKR receive further boost as the overall records also favours. KKR have won 11 of the 19 matches played between these sides. As for Eden Gardens, KKR have won five of their six matches against DD here. Their last loss against DD at this venue was in 2012. Full Cricket Scorecard, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2017, Match 32

The contest is already being touted as the clash of pacers. Eden Gardens in recent times have assisted seamers and in the last game played at this venue, KKR bowled out Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to 49. DD boast of heavy pace attack with the likes of Chris Morris, Pat Cummins and Zaheer Khan who have picked wickets regularly in the batsmen-dominated tournament. However, KKR also pose formidable unit with their overall performance. KKR are in a comfortable position post a historic victory against RCB and eased to yet another victory against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) on Wednesday. KKR’s Sunil Narine has grabbed his opportunity well as an opening batsman.

Robin Uthappa’s consistency and Manish Pandey’s starts in the middle-order make KKR’s batting unit a formidable one.  As for the bowling department, Nathan Coulter-Nile could be back for the game against DD after being rested for the previous match against RPS. With his inclusion, KKR would look to unleash full pace battery and spin department being spearheaded by Narine and Kuldeep Yadav.

Although DD’s bowling has paid off, their batting-unit have had a topsy-turvy journey in this tournament with the likes of Rishabh Pant and Karun Nair yet to fire. However, Sanju Samson and Shreyas Iyer have maintained their consistencies.

With DD needing to win next five games in span of nine matches with a healthy run-rate on hand, they would hope to change their fortunes in the upcoming matches. KKR, on the other hand, look to inch closer to playoffs.

Squads:

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

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