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DareDevil thrash hapless KKR


McCullumKKR Skipper McCullum won the toss and elected to bat first. While Delhi fielded an unchanged side, Kolkata are made two changes. Moises Henriques swapped Chris Gayle and Laxmi Ratan Shukla replaced for Yashpal Singh.

van Wyk opened the innings with McCullum. The KKR skipper started off aggressively, trying to show his detractors wrong. He took the harass to the opposition, dealing in boundaries and sixes. He was good supported by van Wyk, who played the ideal frustrate for McCullum. However, the Kolkata skipper could not convert his start into a big score as he was dismissed by Sangwan in the seventh over. These bring to an end, a partnership of 58 runs between McCullum and van Wyk. After an classy beginning, The Delhi bowlers bowled a tight line and brought down the run-rate. At the end of 10 overs the Kolkata Knight Riders were at 69/1.

van WykBrad Hodge was the next man to start slow. Meanwhile, van Wyk doned the role of an attacker, scoring quick runs after the break. van Wyk took the attack to Sangwan, scoring three following fours off the 13th over. However, the bowler got his break dismissing Brad Hodge in the similar over. Henriques came in at the fall of the wicket and he gave well support as van Wyk was blistering away. van Wyk went on to score his 1st fifty. The duo continued to score at a fast rate, taking KKR to a good score. After a fine innings, van Wyk was out to Nehra in the last over, going for quick runs. The volatile batsman managed to score 74 runs off 48 balls. His innings with 11 boundaries. Kolkata ended the innings at 154/3, thanks to volatile batting by van Wyk, well supported by McCullum and Henriques.

GambhirDelhi started the chase with Gambhir and Warner at the crease. The pair started off well, playing for singles and twos with boundaries in-between. Warner and Gambhir balanced each other as they scored at a well rate. On the other hand, Kolkata's fielding sadness continued as mis-fields and missed catches dominated the events for the Knight Riders team. The skipper McCullum himself put down a sitter off Agarkar's bowling, giving Gambhir a second catch. However, Agarkar got his break dismissing the destructive Warner in the same over, thanks to the safe hands of Henriques. A partnership of 60 runs by the Delhi openers was bring to an end with Warner's dismissal. Dilshan came in at number three and he was continuous the good start provided by Warner. Going into the 10 over Daradevils were 76/1, requiring 79 more runs to win off 60 balls.

Gambhir and Dilshan start again after the break playing in a risk-free manner. Gambhir's drop catch established costly for KKR as the left-hander went on to his fifty. The fielding of Kolkata got from bad to worse when Dilshan was put down by Arindam Ghosh off Ishant Sharma's bowling. Dilshan and Gambhir made good use of the chances accessible, getting the Delhi team closer to the required target. Requiring 11 runs to win off the last two overs, Dilshan brought down the required runs with a six off Ishant Sharma. Gambhir finished it off with a boundary, announcing his return to form. Gambhir remained unbeaten on 71 off just 57 balls while Dilshan managed to score 42 off 34 balls.

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