IPL 2018: KKR vs DD Preview


The Next Stop: Kolkata have just a one day break before facing D'Arcy Short, Ben Laughlin and the Rajasthan Royals on Thursday, whilst Delhi get a five day rest before coming up against Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday. A listless batting display by Gautam Gambhir and Co means that they have lost third match of the IPL 2018.

Narine, who became the first overseas spinner to take 100 IPL wickets, took three wickets for 18 runs in three overs, while Yadav finished with figures of three for 32 in 3.2 overs.

The lucky Eden Gardens has been committed for Today's IPL 2018 Match 13 on KKR vs DD and it would be truly incredible. A sharp glove-work from skipper Dinesh Karthik saw in-form Jason Roy stumped off Chawla in the first over.

IPL 2018, KKR vs DD at Eden Gardens, latest update and cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Daredevils by 71 runs. But the damage was done in the first innings itself by Andre Russell who smashed 41 runs off just 12 deliveries even as Nitish Rana whacked 59 runs also.

Glenn Maxwell (47 off 22) and Rishabh Pant (43 off 26) gave Delhi a glimmer of hope with a 62-run fourth wicket stand off 33 balls. Rana held the KKR innings together before being undone by a slower one by Chris Morris.

Gambhir, who knows the team like the back of his hand, will lead a Delhi side brimming with confidence after a thrilling seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians on Saturday in Mumbai.

Sunrisers Hyderabad needs 139 runs to win from 20 Overs. The team will also be relying heavily on its spin ace Sunil Narine to keep a check on Daredevils' batsmen. He hit 5 fours and 5 sixes until KKR's skipper took his catch.

Piyush Chawla was entrusted with the first over in the defence of a solid total by the captain Karthik and he took the priced scalp of Jason Roy. Asked to open, Uthappa looked clueless particularly against Bhuvneshwar Kumar and it remains to be seen whether he would open again with DD boasting pace duo of Trent Boult and Shami up front.

Andre Russell's innings could have been a close contender for the Man of the Match title but it was Nitish Rana's steady performance that won him the award at the end.

KKR VS DD lives match broadcast on Star Sports Network channels and HotStar.