IPL 2018, DD vs KKR: 5 talking points
Delhi Daredevils got back to winning ways by defeating Kolkata Knight Riders by 55 runs at Delhi. Put in to bat first by Dinesh Karthik, DD posted 219/4 on thanks to a monumental 93 from just 40 balls by their new skipper Shreyas Iyer and a brilliant 62 by Prithvi Shaw. This was DD's second-highest IPL total and their highest against Kolkata Knight Riders.
In reply, KKR lost a few early wickets before Andre Russell tried to bring them back by smashing a few sixes. However, some final bowling by the DD bowlers made sure that the two-time champions would fall short by 55 runs. This was the first time in 5 years that KKR lost an IPL match by more than 50 runs.
Let's take a look at five talking points of the match.
#5 The dismal bowling performance of the Knight Riders
KKR's bowling was nothing better than disappointing against the Daredevils as they were subjected to a massive beating by the likes of Iyer, Shaw, Munro and Maxwell. Piyush Chawla was the cheapest of them all, conceding 33 runs from his 4 overs and picking up a wicket. Andre Russell also picked up a wicket but conceded 28 runs from his three overs.
The experienced Mitchell Johnson gave away 42 runs in his four overs. Even the spin duo of Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav went for aplenty. Narine conceded 35 runs from his three overs while Yadav conceded 22 runs from his two overs.
However, the worst of the KKR bowlers was Shivam Mavi who conceded 58 runs from his 4 overs. Provided the KKR bowlers produce a similar performance against RCB on Sunday or in any of their future games, things could go worse for them.