A video highlights of the full match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Dardevils at Eden Gardens.

 

Delhi Daredevils beat Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets in the second match of the Indian Premier League at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.

 

Chasing 98 runs to win after rain had reduced the match to 12 overs, Delhi reached their target with five balls to spare. Irfan Pathan top scored with an unbeaten 42 off 20 balls.

 

Kolkata Knight Riders' captain Gautam Gambhir Thursday praised Delhi Daredevils by saying they played better cricket.

 

“After starting off badly, we did play better to set a target of 98. However, Delhi played better and were the deserving winners,” Gambhir said at the post match conference.

 

He refused to blame the loss either on the toss or the truncated game.

 

“These things are not in your hand. Of course, we too would have chosen to chase had we won the toss.”

 

Gambhir also had words of praise for local boys Laxmi Ratan Shukla and Debabrata Das who played well enough to take the Knight Riders to a respectable total.