Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) slammed the Delhi Daredevils by 9 wickets in the second match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 tournament, at the Eden Gardens on Sunday night. The Delhi Daredevils (DD) made a horrendous start to their campaign in the IPL, as they were bowled out for a paltry score of 98 in only 17.4 overs with none of their batsmen finding rhythm. In their reply, the Kolkata Knight Riders made a terrific start and pummelled the Delhi bowlers all around the park. Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir added 69 runs in their chase of 99, and the case was closed for Delhi’s comeback after such a strong partnership. WATCH VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Delhi Daredevils (DD), IPL 2016, Match 2 at Kolkata
KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir remained unconquered with a 41-ball 38 alongside Manish Pandey who gathered 15 off 12 balls, while Robin Uthappa contributed 35 runs. Earlier after KKR elected to field, Chinaman bowler Brad Hogg (3/19) and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell (3/24) helped to skittle out Delhi for 98 on a strip that had some purchase for the bowlers. IPL 2016 Schedule, Time Table, Fixture PDF Download
Chasing Delhi’s 98 – the lowest IPL total at the venue, the Knights had a breezy start with Uthappa and Gambhir keen on making a mockery of Delhi’s low score. The duo plundered 16 runs of the second over and then followed it up with 9 and 7 of the next two. They continued the onslaught and by the end of the 6th over the home side were cruising at 47/0, with Uthappa unleashing his trademark arrow-like straight drives much to the delight of the 30,000 odd crowd, IANS reported.