Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils was played at Raipur International Cricket Stadium, Raipur on May 1st.
Delhi Daredevils chased down a tricky target of 137 with ease after initial hiccups against Kolkata Knight on Wednesday night.
Duo of Virender Sehwag (23) and Mahela Jayawardene (27) failed to get going; it was left to Warner and Unmukt Chand to guide the team home with 13 balls and seven wickets to spare. Warner (64 not out) who has been is tremendous form, struck his fourth half-century this season to take his team to their third win in 10 matches.
KKR just disintegrated in the field, letting off both Warner and Chand. KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir had a particularly bad day. He was run out without facing a ball and dropped a sitter offered by Sehwag.
Irfan Pathan helped in restricting Kolkata to 136. He ran out Gambhir on his follow-through and then accounted for Jacques Kallis.
Sumit Narwal excelled for KKR along with Rajat Bhatia. These two players gave the team a chance to fight. KKR, 50 at the halfway stage, added another 86 runs in the last 10 the final five fetching 53 runs. Ashish Nehra conceded two sixes in the last over, a minor aberration in an otherwise enjoyable outing for Daredevils.
The KKR skipper clearly lacked concentration. The team fought, though. Lee bent his back and Sunil Narine attacked with two slips as runs were hard to come by. Jayawardena, too, didn’t get going and the match looked to be slipping away. Warner held all Daredevils hopes.
In the end, Daredevils fielding and Warner proved the difference between the teams.
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