Delhi Daredevils bounced back from their opening defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore with a four-wicket victory against Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday, in the 2014 Indian Premier League.
Kolkata won the toss and elected to bat at the Dubai International Stadium, but got off to the worst possible start when Jacques Kallis fell to Mohammed Shami for a duck.
|Kolkata Knight Riders, 166-5|
|Jacques Kallis||c Ross Taylor b Mohammed Shami||0||1||0.00||0||0|
|Gautam Gambhir||c JP Duminy b Nathan Coulter-Nile||0||4||0.00||0||0|
|Manish Pandey||b Shahbaz Nadeem||48||42||114.28||5||0|
|Robin Uthappa||c Ross Taylor b Jaidev Unadkat||55||41||134.14||6||1|
|Shakib Al Hasan||NOT OUT||30||22||136.36||2||1|
|Yusuf Pathan||b Nathan Coulter-Nile||11||8||137.50||1||0|
|Suryakumar Yadav||NOT OUT||8||3||266.66||2||0|
|EXTRAS||(nb 1, w 12, lb 1)||14||14|
The Knight Riders' other opener, Gautam Gambhir, also went without troubling the scorers—falling in the second over to Nathan Coulter-Nile.
From there, Kolkata steadied the ship. Manish Pandey and Robin Uthappa took the score to 75-2 before Pandey was finally dismissed for 48.
Shakib Al Hasan then came in and carried his bat through with a knock of 30 not out. Uthappa reached his half-century and top-scored for the Knight Riders with 58.
They finished on 166-5 from their 20 overs.
In reply, Delhi Daredevils lost Murali Vijay to a run out in their first over.
That brought Dinesh Karthik to the crease and his knock of 55 from 41 balls was key to the Daredevils' successful chase.
JP Duminy was the other key men for the Daredevils, scoring 52 not out from just 33 balls to drive his team to victory.
|Delhi Daredevils, 167-6|
|Murali Vijay||run out (Manish Pandey)||0||2||0.00||0||0|
|Mayank Agarwal||c Piyush Chawla b Morne Morkel||26||14||185.71||3||0|
|Dinesh Karthik||lbw Sunil Narine||56||40||140.00||5||2|
|Ross Taylor||b Jacques Kallis||6||9||66.66||1||0|
|JP Duminy||NOT OUT||52||35||148.57||3||3|
|Manoj Tiwary||c Sunil Narine b Morne Morkel||8||6||133.33||1||0|
|Jimmy Neesham||c Yusuf Pathan b Piyush Chawla||8||11||72.72||0||1|
|Nathan Coulter-Nile||NOT OUT||0||0||0.00||0||0|
|EXTRAS||(w 5, lb 6)||11|
|Shakib Al Hasan||3||25||0||8.33||5|
Delhi won the match with three balls to spare, and having lost six wickets.
Defeat for Kolkata followed their opening 41-run victory against Mumbai Indians.
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