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Shreyas Iyer the newly appointed captain for DD leads from the front with his breathtaking knock of 93 runs in just 40 balls. He scored his last 61 runs off just 18 balls.
Indian under 19 captain Prithvi Shaw 62 gave DD good start with Colin Munro 33 and later combine with Shreyas Iyer to dislodge KKR bowling attack.
The Chase of 220 is a big ask for KKR batsman.Despite the batting firepower, they scummed in the powerplay as DD execute their plan of Short bowling against Kolkata batsman effectively to remove their four key batsmen within 6 overs
For the 1st time in the IPL 11, Delhi Daredevils bowling combined well to dent KKR run chase.
Avesh Khan took the important wickets of Nitish Rana and Andre Russell. Whereas Amit Mishra and Trent Bolt contribute equally with 2 scalps in the match.
The DD got the moral booster win they searched for in Vivo IPL 11. Earlier in the match, the whole crowd of Feroz Shah Kotla got stunned during the toss when Iyer revealed that Gautam Gambhir was not in the playing eleven against KKR. The decision really makes the sense as Gambir looked out of colors with his batting.
The new opening duo Prithvi and Munro brings up the balanced on the side. Both the batsman are real stroke-maker in the white ball cricket. Their stint is also same as they love to go after bowlers. DD also has great explosive batting in middle and lower order. The batsman like Rishab Pant, Glen Maxwell, and Shreyas Iyer can change the complexion of the match with their batting.
Delhi Daredevils have that team who can still turnaround the points table in their favor.
Meanwhile, on the other side, KKR is losing the momentum with continuous losses. Currently, they are placed at 4 in the points table with 3 wins in 7 matches. the KKR has a problem with their batting order. They are sending top order batsman Shuban Gill at number 6. Whereas the role of each individual still not clear in Kolkata night riders team. Their bowling also missing the firepower the in pace department.
Dinesh Kartik has to find a way quickly as possible to resolve the errors from his team to get back on the winning boat.
Note: Shreyas Iyer declared player of the match for playing captains knock