IPL: KKR Beat DD by 71 Runs

By Dhanu Delphi on April 17, 2018

The Kolkata Knight Riders have beaten the Delhi Daredevils by 71 runs. This is the second win for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2018 VIVO IPL.

The Kolkata Knight Riders were first to bat, and ended with 200/9 in 20 overs. Delhi Daredevils ended with just 129 runs after being bowled out at 14.2 overs.

Dinesh Karthik, the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders, had the following to say: “At the end of the day, a win keeps you happy. Feels good. Touch wood. This is the kind of day you make the moves, and they work out.”
Karthik further commented: “I think the wrist spinners are picked in the IPL for a purpose. They’re doing a good job for us. They’re top quality spinners.”

Gautam Gambhir, the Dehli Daredevils Captain, also commented on KKR’s spinners: “We’ve got to give it to KKR. At one stage we thought they wouldn’t get 170-175. We tried our level best but it’s going to be tough against three quality spinners like theirs.”

Man of the Match

Nitish Rana was awarded the Man of the Match title. He received this distinction because of his 59 runs off of 35 balls. Rana’s total included five fours and four sixes.

IPL Update

On Saturday 14th April, Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The Delhi Daredevils beat Mumbai Indians by seven wickets on the same day at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Sunday 15th April saw Kings XI Punjab beating Chennai Super Kings by four runs at the Bindra Stadium in Mohali. The Rajasthan Royals beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore on the same day. The team was ahead by 19 runs in the game at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.

The Kolkata Knight Riders beat the Delhi Daredevils by 71 runs on Monday, 16th April at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

On Tuesday, 17th April, the Mumbai Indians beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 46 runs at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.