IPL 2017 Highlights, KKR vs DD in Kolkata, cricket score and updates: Uthappa, Gambhir guide KKR to 7-wicket win

Apr, 28 2017 IST

IPL 2017 Highlights, KKR vs DD in Kolkata, cricket score and updates: Uthappa, Gambhir guide KKR to 7-wicket win
  • 20:11 (IST)

    A comfortable win for Gautam Gambhir and his boys. They are looking unstoppable and have consolidated their position at the top of the table. Delhi continues to languish at the bottom. That brings us to the close of our live coverage of Match 32 of IPL 2017. But the evening is far from over. Don't forget to join us as we bring you all the live scores and updates from the second match of the evening. It's Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad at Mohali. Punjab have a chance to move up to fourth with a win, while SRH can consolidate their place at No 3 if they can put it past Maxwell and Co.  

  • 19:59 (IST)

  • 19:55 (IST)

    Gautam Gambhir named the Man of the Match for his brilliant 71 off 52 balls. And in a fantastic gesture, donates the prize money to the families of the CRPF personnel killed in the Sukma attack.

  • 19:40 (IST)

    Gautam Gambhir takes back the Orange Cap. He is the highest run-getter in the tournament at the moment with 376 runs.

  • 19:34 (IST)

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  • The purple brigade rolls on. Another comprehensive win for KKR. The good thing for them is that they are not only winning, but winning comfortably. And on the few occasions when they had to exert themselves in tight situations, they are doing it. Such is the depth of the squad that they can rotate their players and yet maintain their winning momentum, and what's more Shakib Al Hasan - one of the premier all-rounders in the world - is not even getting a look in. Uthappa may have benefited from a horrendous mix-up between the Delhi fielders but at the end of the day, credit has to be given where it is due. The way Uthappa tore the Delhi bowlers to shreds would make any opposition scared. And no praise is enough for Gautam Gambhir - the batsman and captain. If there is anything called leading by example, Gambhir has to be one of its greatest ambassadors. KKR is looking, in every way, top draw.

  • This is the third consecutive win for Kolkata Knight Riders and the fourth consecutive defeat for Delhi Daredevils in this IPL. Moreover, Kolkata Knight Riders have won their last 12 matches while chasing at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in IPL. 
     
    Most runs by captains in IPL:
     
    3311 - GAUTAM GAMBHIR*
    3270 - MS Dhoni 
    2872 - Virat Kohli 

  • Fourth successive defeat and DD's season has now been completely derailed. This loss will cost them quite a bit. Zaheer Khan looks injured and could be a doubt for future games. The fielding was shoddy, to put it mildly. Most of all, their team composition and balance has been completely shown up all over again. 

  • 19:21 (IST)

    After 16.2 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 161/3 ( Gautam Gambhir (C) 71 , Sheldon Jackson 12)

    Kolkata Knight Riders win by 7 wickets! 

    A four and a wide! That's all that it takes for Gambhir to bring up a comfortable seven-wicket win for the Knight Riders, who further consolidate their position at the top of the table with their seventh win of the tournament! 

  • Gautam Gambhir becomes the third player to score 4000 runs in IPL after Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina. 
     
    Least innings to score 4000 runs in IPL:
     
    128 - Virat Kohli 
    140 - Suresh Raina, GAUTAM GAMBHIR* 

  • 19:18 (IST)

    After 16 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 156/3 ( Gautam Gambhir (C) 67 , Sheldon Jackson 12)

    Jackson, playing his first match of the ongoing tournament, gets off the mark with a stylish punch on the backfoot through point, beating a diving Cummins. Gambhir then brings up the 150 with a push through the gap to the right of extra-cover. Another pull in the last ball of the over that runs away to the leg side. 16 off the over, and KKR are on the brink of a win now! 


    KKR need 5 to win from 24 balls. 

  • Indian players scoring 6000-plus runs in T20 cricket:
     
    Suresh Raina 
    Virat Kohli
    Rohit Sharma 
    GAUTAM GAMBHIR* 

  • 19:12 (IST)

    After 15 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 140/3 ( Gautam Gambhir (C) 62 , Sheldon Jackson 1)

    Rabada back into the attack, and he has been one unlucky man so far, with an opportunity to get Uthappa dismissed on 9 being put down by Mishra and Samson. But the man bowls a superb over to somewhat peg KKR's progress, castling Pandey with a 146 kmph-bolt, while giving away just two runs in this over. Second timeout called at the end of this over. 


    KKR need 21 to win from 30 balls. 

  • 19:09 (IST)

    BOWLED EM! Rabada strikes for the second time in the innings, and once again smashes the stumps, angling the ball into Pandey and getting a deflection onto the wickets off his pad. Pandey was beaten for pacer here, with the delivery measuring 146 kmph.  KKR 139/3

    Pandey b Rabada 5(4)

  • Most fifty-plus scores while chasing in IPL:
     
    20 - GAUTAM GAMBHIR*
    19 - David Warner
    12 - Ajinkya Rahane
    12 - Rohit Sharma

  • Players involved in most 100-plus stands in IPL:
     
    17 - Virat Kohli
    15 - Chris Gayle
    14 - GAUTAM GAMBHIR*
    12 - David Warner
    11 - AB de Villiers/ Shikhar Dhawan
    10 - ROBIN UTHAPPA*

  • 19:04 (IST)

    After 14 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 138/2 ( Gautam Gambhir (C) 61 , Manish Pandey 5)

    Back-to-back boundaries for Gambhir in Mishra's third over, sweeping one towards fine-leg before going for a well-placed cut through backward point in the subsequent delivery. Gambhir completes 4,000 IPL runs with a single in the penultimate ball of the over, with new batsman Manish Pandey helping himself to his first boundary with a pull at the end of the over. 


    KKR need 23 to win from 36 balls. 

  • 19:03 (IST)

    4,000 IPL runs up for Gautam Gambhir as he moves to 61 with a single in the 14th over of the innings! KKR 134/2

  • 19:02 (IST)

    After 13 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 125/2 ( Gautam Gambhir (C) 52 , Manish Pandey 1)

    FOUR! Anderson into his third over, and is greeted with a flamboyant pull towards midwicket by the KKR captain! The latter tries setting off for a quick single in the next delivery, and uthappa is caught well short of his crease at the striker's end, which finally ends his entertaining stay at the crease at the 59-run mark. Gambhir brings up his second-consecutive boundary with a dab towards deep backward point. 


    KKR need 36 to win from 42 balls. 

  • 19:00 (IST)

    FOUR! Now Gambhir gets to his half-century, and does so with a late cut towards the backward point boundary! Gets there in 39 balls! KKR 124/2

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  • 18:57 (IST)

    OUT! Gambhir tries setting off for a quick single, and Uthappa is caught well short of his ground at the other end, thanks to a brilliant direct hit! Finally brings the 2nd-wicket partnership to an end! Superb work by Karun Nair at backward point. KKR 117/2

    Uthappa run out (Nair) 59(33)

  • 18:55 (IST)

    After 12 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 113/1 ( Gautam Gambhir (C) 41 , Robin Uthappa (W) 59)

    Mishra into his second over. Half-hearted appeal for a caught-behind by DD keeper Pant as KKR counterpart Uthappa looked to go for a late cut. Uthappa goes down on one knee and smashes the fourth ball of the over down towards long-on for a big one to bring up the 100-stand for the 2nd wicket. 


    KKR need 48 to win from 48 balls. 

  • 18:54 (IST)

    SIX! Uthappa, who is in dream form at the moment, gets down on one knee and slogs the fourth ball of the 12th over with a slog down towards long-on! Brings up the 100-stand for the 2nd wicket in the process! KKR 113/1

  • 18:52 (IST)

    After 11 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 104/1 ( Gautam Gambhir (C) 39 , Robin Uthappa (W) 52)

    Finally a good over for DD after a few nightmarish ones, with just three singles coming off this over. With the required run-rate now hovering around the six-per-over mark at the moment, the two can afford a breather at the moment by rotating the strike between themselves. 


    KKR need 57 to win from 54 balls. 

  • 18:46 (IST)

    After 10 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 101/1 ( Gautam Gambhir (C) 37 , Robin Uthappa (W) 51)
     

    Anderson introduced into the attack in the 10th over, with KKR appearing to run away with the game at the moment. The team 100 comes up in this over after Gambhir slaps a slow short ball from Anderson towards the cow-corner boundary. Eight off the over. 


    Exactly a run-a-ball needed for KKR at the halfway mark in their innings. Nine wickets in hand. And perhaps the most successful pair in the ongoing tournament out there at the moment. You do the math! 


    KKR need 60 to win from 60 balls. 

  • Most 50-plus scores by wicket-keepers in IPL:
     
    17 - MS Dhoni, ROBIN UTHAPPA*
    13 - Adam Gilchrist 
    12 - Dinesh Karthik 

  • 18:42 (IST)

    FIFTY for Robin Uthappa, his second-consecutive and fourth of the ongoing tournament! He's in brilliant form at the moment, and certainly has made superb use of the second life handed to him after getting dropped earlier in the innings. Takes just 24 deliveries to get to the milestone in this innings, compared to 26 in his successful outing against RPS in the previous game. KKR 94/1

  • 18:41 (IST)

  • Uthappa was dropped in KKR's previous match too, against Rising Pune Supergiant and went on to get a big score. Now he has been dropped again in this match. Possibly the worst drop this season in the IPL. And Delhi are being made to pay through the nose as Uthappa is going bonkers. The Delhi bowlers are being hammered to all parts now. And this game could well be over before you know it. Talk about a costly miss!

  • 18:40 (IST)

    After 9 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 93/1 ( Gautam Gambhir (C) 31 , Robin Uthappa (W) 49)

    Cummins from the other end, and Uthappa goes for another pull off a back-of-length delivery over the midwicket boundary, getting his third six in the process. Goes for a lofted drive down the ground, with the ball flying over Mishra to run off for his fifth boundary. 13 off this over, with KKR now needing a little over a run-a-ball at the moment. 

  • 18:35 (IST)

    After 8 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 80/1 ( Gautam Gambhir (C) 30 , Robin Uthappa (W) 37)

    SIX! FOUR! SIX! That's what Uthappa does to Morris in the latter's second over of the innings as he looks to make the Daredevils pay for the dropped chance a couple of overs ago by going hammer and tongs in this one. 19 runs are gathered in this over, with the keeper-batsman now racing ahead of Gambhir. Meanwhile, the run-rate has moved to 10 per over. 

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    After 7 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 61/1 ( Gautam Gambhir (C) 29 , Robin Uthappa (W) 19)

    Amit Mishra introduced into the attack in the first over after powerplay, and Gambhir dances down the track to loft the ball towards cow-corner in the first ball. Uthappa goes for a late cut in the third ball of the over. Gambhir goes for the lofted drive towards wide long-off to bring up the 50-stand with Uthappa! 

  • 18:23 (IST)

    After 6 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 47/1 ( Gautam Gambhir (C) 20 , Robin Uthappa (W) 14)

    Rabada bowls the final over of powerplay, and he loses his balance in the second ball of the over. DROPPED! Uthappa top-edges a back-of-length delivery straight over the square-leg region, and confusion between Mishra and Samson reigns supreme, as the ball lands between the fielders thanks to an utter lack of communication. Four leg-byes and a boundary off Uthappa's bat follow to rub salt on the wound. 


    That could easily rank as the worst drop of the season so far! 

  • 18:18 (IST)

    After 5 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 36/1 ( Gautam Gambhir (C) 18 , Robin Uthappa (W) 9)

    Cummins introduced from the other end, with as many as five bowlers being used in the poweplay so far. Uthappa edges a cross-seamer first ball with soft hands, and edges it to the slips, where it falls just short of Morris. Gambhir tucks one away towards the leg-side, beating short fine-leg to get his second boundary. Cummins responds with a back-of-length delivery outside off that narrowly beats his outside edge. Six off the over. 

  • 18:13 (IST)

    After 4 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 30/1 ( Gautam Gambhir (C) 13 , Robin Uthappa (W) 8)

    Morris into the attack in the fourth over, and starts off with a delivery that shapes away from Gambhir in the first ball of the over. Stays tight in this over, with just four coming off it. 

  • Delhi Daredevils today:

     
    1-5 overs: 48/1 (RR-9.60)
    6-10 overs: 30/0 (RR-6.00)
    11-15 overs: 53/1 (RR-10.60)
    16-20 overs: 29/4 (RR-5.80)

  • 18:11 (IST)

    After 3 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 26/1 ( Gautam Gambhir (C) 10 , Robin Uthappa (W) 7)

    Zaheer Khan continues, but disaster strikes for Delhi. Looks like Zak has strained his hamstring. He pulled out immediately after bowling the first ball and himself off. Hamstring injuries take time to heal. Not good news for Delhi at all. Corey Anderson will complete the over. Starts with a short and wide one outside off and Gambhir takes full toll, cracking it through point.

  • 18:07 (IST)

    After 2 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 18/1 ( Gautam Gambhir (C) 4 , Robin Uthappa (W) 5)

    The gamble of starting the batting with Narine doesn't pay off for KKR in this match. No foot movement from Narine as he just swings his bat. That Rabada delivery is fast and shatters Narine's stumps. Robin Uthappa comes in at the fall of that wicket. He is in great form and straightaway plays a shot through midwicket and it is a boundary. Just turns it off his pads. The fifth delivery is dropped in short and bounces over the batsman, beats the wicketkeeper and runs away to the fence. Ten runs and a wicket from that over.

  • 18:01 (IST)

    OUT! Narine cleaned up by Rabada. So much for the experiment of opening with Narine in this game. No footwork from the West Indian and he is clean bowled.

    Narine b Rabada 4(4)

  • 17:59 (IST)

    After 1 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 8/0 ( Sunil Narine 4 , Gautam Gambhir (C) 3)

    Zaheer is getting some early movement as Narine plays and misses the first ball. He then cramps Narine for room. The wily Delhi captain beats Gambhir outside off on the third ball with one moving away. Gambhir goes over the in-field on the next ball but doesn't time it as well as he would have wanted. Zaheer had taken pace off the ball. The last ball is wide outside off and Narine throws his bat at it. Four!

  • Kolkata will be mighty happy having restricted Delhi to a score of 160. The way Samson and Nair started, with help from Shreyas Iyer, it seemed Delhi were headed to nothing less than 180. The Delhi innings can be seen in four parts really. An early assault, which was stymied by some good bowling by KKR, and there was a time when Delhi were finding it hard to get boundaries. In fact there wasn't a boundary for 8.4 overs at one point. There was another spurt in the scoring followed by another deceleration when they lost Samson, Pant and Iyer in quick succession. KKR will fancy themselves to win this one on a pitch good for batting.

  • New game, old story for DD... lost momentum in the middle overs and never recovered. They really need to revisit this strategy, especially with Sam Billings sitting on the bench. Leaving too much to do at the end and it is simply not recovering. Is 161 going to be enough? Against an in-form KKR, probably not. 

  • Kolkata Knight Riders have won their last 11 matches while chasing at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in IPL. 

  • 17:38 (IST)

    After 20 overs,Delhi Daredevils 160/6 ( Ankit Bawne 12 , Pat Cummins 0)

    NCN to bowl the final over. FOUR! Bawne hammers the first ball of the over for a boundary after flicking towards the boundary back of square. Morris perishes while looking to heave the full delivery from NCN towards the off-side, getting caught by Woakes at deep backward point. Just a single off the last ball of the over, with Delhi finishing on a total much lesser than what they would have expected at the halfway mark in the innings. 


    Kolkata Knight Riders need 161 to win from 20 overs.

  • 17:37 (IST)

    OUT! Superb catch by Woakes at deep backward point, as Morris perishes while looking to heave the full delivery outside off towards the off-side! DD 159/6

    Morris c Woakes b Coulter-Nile 11(10)

Preview: Delhi Daredevils will have to play out of their skins to try and stop the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) juggernaut when the two sides lock horns in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game here at the Eden Gardens on Friday.

KKR have been in sublime form, winning two back-to-back games in convincing fashion.

While the twice IPL champions skittled Royal Challengers Bangalore for the tournament's lowest score of 49 to win by a massive 82 runs here last Sunday, skipper Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa massacred Rising Pune Supergiant bowlers while chasing a 183-run target with ease.

Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan, captain of KKR and DD respectively. Sportzpics

Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan, captain of KKR and DD respectively. Sportzpics

"I thought we are a good chasing side and we are confident of chasing anything. Restricting the opposition to 180 was terrific and the credit needs to go to the bowlers," said Gambhir after the Pune game as his side registered their sixth win out of eight games in this year's IPL.

Gambhir has been in terrific form, scoring 305 runs in eight matches so far with an average of 50.83. The southpaw has the Orange Cap, given to highest scorer in the tournament, and is happy to be able to contribute in the team's cause.

"It's good to keep contributing, I keep saying Orange Cap does not matter if you don't have points as a team. But it is good to score runs and when you are, score as much as you can," added Gambhir, who has played 224 Twenty20 innings from 228 matches so far.

Nathan Coulter-Nile, who bowled a fiery first spell at the Eden against RCB, was rested for the Pune game and the Australian quick is expected to be drafted back in the side against Delhi on a track which helps fast bowlers.

Sunil Narine seems to have blended well in the opening slot and is doing his job of hitting big in the Powerplay to good effect.

Coming to the visitors, the Zaheer Khan-led Delhi side have won just twice in their six matches.

In the last meeting of the two sides, KKR showed champions intent to wriggle out of a hole and script a four-wicket win at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. Chasing a modest 168, the men in purple were 21/3 but Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan bailed their team out wonderfully.

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Delhi will have to improve their batting if they are to harbour any chances of making it to the playoffs. Barring Sanju Samson and England's Sam Billings, none of the batsmen have been consistent.

Samson's brilliant century against Rising Pune Supergiant was the highlight and in the next game Billings' gritty 50 helped Delhi win two matches on the trot. But since then, the Rahul Dravid-coached side have lost three in a row.

Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins, Chris Morris, Zaheer and Amit Mishra make a good reading as far as their bowling is concerned and they would look to back their strength against KKR.

In the head-to-head count, Delhi have lost 11 and won eight of the 19 meetings so far against KKR.

Squads:

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

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

With inputs from IANS


Published Date: Apr 28, 2017 07:18 pm | Updated Date: Jun 05, 2017 06:37 pm

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