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IPL 2016: Delhi Daredevils beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs

Updated: 30 April 2016 19:50 IST - Published: 30 April 2016 00:31 IST
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We have another match coming up in Hyderabad between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Hop on to it.
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So Delhi climb to number 2 in the points table, and they seem to gelling well as a unit.
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Carlos Brathwaite is the Man of the Match, for is all round performance: "First contribution in the IPL, so happy. Back you process, back your plans, the backroom staff does a commendable job and keeps everyone happy. Had to vent out my frustration (after that over)."
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Zaheer Khan: "We have faith in our batters. We speak about freedom to express. We are still playing good cricket despite not getting good starts. As long as we get to par score, it is fine. Sam Billings and Karun got us in a winning position. Bowling in the first six was important and that is why me and Shami bowled three each. It was our plan to create the pressure at the start. It was a little sticky with the new ball. The wicket gets better in the second innings. Amit took a sensational catch, was important to dismiss Russell then."
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Kolkata had the game under control when Uthappa and Russell were on the rampage after 16 overs, but then the catch by Mishra turned it all around.
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Gautam Gambhir: "We didn't expect they would get 187 after the first over. Credit goes to them with the way Karun and Billings batted. We need to be more professional with bat, ball and in the field as well. If it is a good wicket, then it is difficult to contain. That is why we picked Hoggy, but Nair and Billings laid the platform for the final overs. If you have to win a tournament, everybody needs to contribute, cannot rely on one or two players. Hopefully we do well in the next game, which is the last one for us away from home as we are playing 5-6 games at home after that."
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Amit Mishra turned the match, with that catch to dismiss Andre Russell. Delhi are now a formidable unit going ahead.
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18.3 Zaheer to Umesh, OUT! That should be it, Zaheer bowls it on off stump, Umesh walks across but finds Morris on the deep square leg boundary. Game set and match!
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18.2 Zaheer to Umesh, 1 run and RUN OUT! Slower ball, no contact, they try to take the second, Shreyas Iyer runs in and has a shy at the stumps and dislodges it. Iyer has been all over the field and once again makes his presence felt.
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18.1 Zaheer to Narine, 1 run, full toss, driven towards long off.
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18.1 Zaheer to Narine, 1 WIDE, down the leg side.
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Last 2 overs, 31 runs needed. DD well on top now!
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17.6 Morris to Narine, 1 run, yorker, played towards backward point. Brathwaite shies at the stumps, and misses.
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17.5 Morris to Narine, 2 runs, driven to midwicket very nicely to get off the mark.
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Sunil Narine in!
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17.4 Morris to Uthappa, OUT! Full and outside off, Robin makes room, and gets the bat down at just the right time to make contact. Makes great contact for him, though, unfortunately as he picks out Karun Nair at backward point. And that ladies and gents should be the game?
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17.3 Morris to Umesh, 1 run, full and driven to long on to give Robin Uthappa the strike.
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17.2 Morris to Holder, OUT! RUN OUT! Yorker length delivery, Holder gets an edge onto his pads, loses his bearings as he has no idea where the ball is, but takes off, and Morris is awake to the situation, he sneaks up to him and runs him out! Great stuff.
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17.1 Morris to Uthappa, 1 run, full and outside off, driven beautifully towards long off.
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Jason Holder in!
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36 needed off the last 3. We have a humdinger on our hands. Fasten your seat-belts.
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16.6 Mishra to Russell, OUT! Russell comes down and smokes it back towards the bowler. Mishra ducks down and sticks out his hand and collects an unbelievable catch! He was not even looking at the ball! He then gives Russell proper send-off. So brave from the bowler, when Russell hits them, they really travel. Great catch.
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16.5 Mishra to Russell, FOUR! Full delivery, goes for the slog sweep, no timing whatsoever, but brute power puts it between the fielders at the deep in the leg side.
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16.4 Mishra to Russell, no run, googly, raps Russell on the pads, he played back, umpire says not out. Going down the line probably.