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IPL 2018, KKR vs DD: 5 reasons why Delhi lost

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7.79K   //    17 Apr 2018, 00:15 IST

The 13th match of IPL 2018 was a homecoming of sorts for Gautam Gambhir. The Delhi lad who had led 2 successful campaigns for KKR, returned to his second home. Delhi won the toss and put the Knight riders into bat.

KKR had a strong start courtesy a 50 run partnership between Robin Uthappa and Chris Lynn. Both fell in quick succession but a sumptuous knock from Nitish Rana and some ferocious hitting by Andre Russell ensured that Kolkata posted a healthy total of 200 runs.

In reply, Delhi got off to a terrible start as Jason Roy was stumped in the very first over. Gambhir and Iyer followed soon after as Delhi were left reeling at 24/3. Pant and Maxwell tried to make a match out of it but once they fell it was all over for the daredevils. Let us have a look at the 5 reasons why the Delhi Daredevils lost the contest. 

#1 Nitish Rana comes of age

Nitish Rana had a great start to his IPL career lasts season with Mumbai Indians. However, he faded towards the fag end of the tournament. Having been given the responsibility of batting at no. 4, Nitish Rana is finally showing his true mettle.

Rana started in great fashion today tonking the leggie Tewatia for a six. He then smashed Shahbaz Nadeem for a four and a six in the next over. Rana wasn’t done there as he smashed the senior pro-Chris Morris for 2 fours and 2 sixes. His free-flowing 59 runs of 35 balls got KKR’s innings going in the middle overs.

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