KKR posts 200-9 against DD in IPL

Robin Uthappa keen to help KKR to another win

Thanks to Nitesh Rana (59 off 35) and Russell, Kolkata posted 8-200 after being sent in to bat.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (captain), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, R Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi and Tom Curran.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed. His second scoring shot was a six after three dot balls to Rahul Tewatia, getting under the ball. Boult saved a certain four but then Glenn Maxwell could only watch as Rana hoiked one. It was hard to miss the poetic justice of the milestone coming in front of Gambhir, his former captain, who played a part in Narine's stardom.

In the last match, Kolkata included talented Indian youngster Shivam Mavi, but Karthik could not muster the courage to utilize his abilities in the beginning overs.

Although Rishabh Pant and Glenn Maxwell tried to restart the run chase, it was becoming too late for the visitors. As the required run rate skyrocketed and wickets fell around him, Maxwell kept a cool head and deposited Kuldeep Yadav (3-32) over the rope twice in as many balls, caught on the boundary going for a third to end his 22-ball stay. Man-of-the-Match Nitish played a totally contrasting innings and picked his gaps nicely during his 59 off 35 balls.

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Narine had Morris bowled for his 100th IPL wicket.

When the KKR face the Delhi Daredevils it would be on the back of their minds that a few things here and there and they could be back on track. Last night here in Kolkata, we were obviously 25-30 runs short with the bat and that put us under pressure with the ball.

Kolkata Knight Riders outclassed Delhi Daredevils in what was a fine performance by the home side.

Narine was exceptional against SRH on Saturday, conceding just 17 runs in four overs and also taking the timely wickets of Wriddhiman Saha, who looked good for his 15-ball 24 and in-form Shikhar Dhawan (7). As the 16th April seems like the pitch update and weather reports sound calm for the T20 match between KKR vs DD.

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