IPL 2017 – MATCH 32 – KKR vs DD – Gambhir & Uthappa Partnership Thrashed Delhi
Kolkata Knight Riders are in top form in this IPL and here comes another victory at home Eden Gardens defeated Delhi Daredevils by 7 wickets and maintaining their top position in the IPL points table. Also, KKR has won 7 games at Eden Gardens with their only defeat coming in 2012.
Delhi Daredevils came to bat and Sanju Samson rocking excellent half century and Shreyas Iyer fine knock of 47 runs helped DD to finish it with 160/6 in 20 overs. Nathan Coulter- Nile (KKR) spell of 3 wickets pulled Delhi back and restricted to the achievable score.
The terrific in-form batsmen Gambhir (71 runs) and Uthappa (59 runs) 108 runs partnership made the chase comfortably against the opponent and registered another victory in home ground. Gambhir the captain of KKR thrashed DD bowlers and scored his 35th fifty and went past 4000 runs in the history of IPL.
Delhi bowlers bowled nicely but need some consistency to break the partnerships. KKR stayed at the top where DD moved to last in the IPL points table with only 2 wins from 7 matches. Let’s see some important highlights of the match.
- Sanju Samson (DD) fine knock of 60 runs from 38 balls (3 sixes, 4 boundaries) made a flying start for his team.
- Shreyas Iyer 47 runs from 34 balls (1 six, 4 boundaries) helped the team to put up some decent score on the board.
- Nathan Coulter- Nile (KKR) remarkable spell of 4 overs 34 runs and 3 wickets restricted the visitor to 160 runs.
- Gambhir disaster innings of unbeaten 71 runs from 52 balls (11 boundaries) and Robin Uthappa the partner joins the party with 59 runs from 33 balls (4 sixes, 5 boundaries) thrashed DD with 22 balls to spare.
- Rabada took 2 wickets from 3.2 overs but rest of the DD bowlers didn’t take any wickets and they have gone back to the bottom of the table.
Watch out the complete highlights of the match here – https://goo.gl/qvtMhp