IPL 2014: Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils: Highlights, Scorecard, Recap

Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorMay 7, 2014

India's Gautam Gambhir  bats during a cricket practice session in Mumbai, India, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
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Kolkata Knight Riders coasted to an eight-wicket victory at the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.

KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir led the way with 69 as the visitors snapped a four-match losing streak by chasing down 161 with 10 balls to spare.

Kevin Pietersen's side slipped to their sixth defeat in eight with the out-of-touch skipper making just six in his side's 160-5 at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

Pietersen won the toss and chose to bat, but Delhi managed just 29 in the powerplay with the discarded England batsman involved in a disastrous run out with opener Murali Vijay.

Vijay made 24, while Dinesh Karthik contributed 36 before JP Duminy and Kedar Jadhav gave the tail end of the innings some vigour.

South African Duminy hit three sixes in making 40 from 28 balls while Jadhav added 26 from 15.

Delhi Daredevils: 160-5 (20 Overs)
Quinton de Kockc Gautam Gambhir b Umesh Yadav109111.1120
Murali Vijayc Sunil Narine b Jacques Kallis2420120.0021
Kevin Pietersenrun out (Robin Uthappa)61250.0010
Dinesh Karthikc Jacques Kallis b Shakib Al Hasan3622163.6341
JP DuminyNOT OUT4028142.8503
Laxmi Ratan Shuklab Sunil Narine101471.4210
Kedar JadhavNOT OUT2615173.3331
EXTRAS (w 2, lb 6)8
Suryakumar Yadav10808.002
Jacques Kallis403819.508
Umesh Yadav402616.509
Shakib Al Hasan401313.2512
Sunil Narine403819.506
Vinay Kumar3031010.333

However, that total soon looked insufficient as Robin Uthappa and Gambhir put on 106 for the opening wicket in Kolkata's reply.

Uthappa went for 47 in the 12th over but Gambhir, who started the tournament with just one run from his first four innings, went on to complete his second consecutive half-century.

He hit five boundaries and two sixes in his 56-ball innings before becoming Wayne Parnell's second victim with his side just 10 runs short of their victory target.

However, Jacques Kallis and Manish Pandey saw them over the line.

Kolkata Knight Riders: 161-2 (18.2 Overs)
Robin Uthappalbw Wayne Parnell4734138.2351
Gautam Gambhirc Dinesh Karthik b Wayne Parnell6956123.2152
Manish PandeyNOT OUT2314164.2820
Jacques KallisNOT OUT106166.6620
EXTRAS (w 1, lb 11)12
Mohammed Shami402305.758
Wayne Parnell402125.2511
Laxmi Ratan Shukla201909.502
Siddarth Kaul302909.662
JP Duminy2024012.001
Shahbaz Nadeem3.2034010.201

Kolkata join Royal Challengers Bangalore on six points in fourth place in the standings.