Delhi Daredevils rout Kolkata Knight Riders by 52 runs in CL T20
The pace attack of the Delhi Daredevils thrived on an increasingly lively pitch at South Africa's Supersport Park, as they throttled the Kolkata Knight Riders' team to just 108 for seven, winning their Champions League T20 contest by 52 runs.
The Knight Riders' star trio of Gautum Gambhir, Brendon McCullum and Jacques Kallis couldn't muster a run between them, as the Kolkata side slumped to 3 for three after just seven balls, Sport24 reports.
According to the report, Irfan Pathan had Gautam Gambhir smartly caught on the run by Kevin Pietersen, before he trapped Bisla in front with an in-swinger. Morkel then had McCullum gobbled up at point for his 100th wicket in T20 cricket, as the Delhi side made a dream start.
Sehwag was caught at the wicket off Balaji and then dangerman Kevin Pietersen was snapped up in the deep off Brett Lee for 14, the report said.
At 64 for three after ten overs, the Daredevils needed a partnership, which Ross Taylor and Unmkut Chand provided as they added 63 for the fourth wicket. Both finished with a flourish, combining to club Balaji for 30 off the 17th over.
Sunil Narine then returned to put the skids on again, removing Chand and Naman Ojha in the 18th over, which produced a solitary run for the Daredevils, the report said.
Balaji surprisingly bowled the last over of the innings, which went for 13 runs, which meant he conceded 61 runs on a day he and his teammates would rather forget, the report added.