In the 32nd match of IPL 2017, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Delhi Daredevils (DD) and won the game by 7 wickets. Team DD had set a target of 161 runs for the opponent team. KKR succeeded in chasing the total score and successfully defeated the antagonist team in that match. Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa played crucial roles in their team’s victory in that game.
KKR won the toss and elected to bowl first. Delhi Daredevils commenced its batting inning with a stuttering start. Opener batsman Karun Nair lost his wicket in fifth over. He scored 15 runs in 17 balls. Next batsman Shreyas Iyer formed a stable partnership with Sanju Samson and hiked the team’s total score with a good run rate. Samson hit 60 runs in 38 balls and Iyer made 47 runs in 34 balls.
Rest all players, who batted next after the dismissals of Iyer and Samson, couldn’t score big runs with their individual performances. However, the team scored 160 runs as its total score in 20 overs with the loss of six wickets. Kolkata’s bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile picked up three wickets while Umesh Yadav and Sunil Narine managed to get one wicket each.
While chasing the target, KKR lost its first wicket in the second over. Sunil Narine scored 4 runs in 4 balls and he was bowled out by Rabada on the second ball of 2nd over. After his wicket, right handed batsman Robin Uthappa came to bat next. The partnership between Gautam and Uthappa hiked the team’s total score. Uthappa hit 59 runs in 33 balls while Gambhir scored 71 runs in 52 balls.
After Uthappa’s wicket, Manish Pandey arrived into the ground. Pandey scored 5 runs in 4 balls and lost his wicket in 15th over. Sheldon Jackson came to bat next after the dismissal of Manish and accompanied KKR’s skipper in making the team win. Sheldon made 12 runs in 5 balls and gave a finishing touch to the match with an admirable victory over the rival team.