The first match between KKR and DD in IPL 6 has been a predictable one with DD looking clueless for the major part of the innings barring a special innings from Jayawardane while KKR going all guns with the attack lead by their trump card Sunil Narine and Brett Lee .
Delhi Dare Devils Poor Batting Effort
Sunil Naraine was the best of the bowler with 4 / 13 in his four overs . Bret Lee ended up with 2 /40 including the prize scalp of Mahela. Batting First Delhi Daredevils were bowled out for a paltry score on a wicket that was offering some turn and was on the slower side . Mahela was the lone star in DD innings with a valiant knock of 66 . David Warner scored 21 . It was a great opportunity for someone like Irfan to step up and rise to the occasion and start the IPL with a decent outing . But that did not happen and no one in DD team tried to stay at the crease as well.
KKR cool chase
Chasing 129 for the victory , KKR had two people tailor made for such an occasion . The Spearhead opener for Indian Team Gautam Gambhir and the ever consistent in all forms of Cricket and the best all rounder ever Jacques Kallis . They did not disappoint with a solid 60 run partnership after Bisla was dismissed cheaply for 4 . Kallis eventually fell for a silly delivery which short and could have been hit anywhere , but only ended up in holding to deep mid wicket for 23 .
Gautam Gambhir played solidly at the other end and kept the team always in hunt with the required run rate always around 6 and under control. Eventually , Gambhir was out LBW caught infront of the stumps to a Botha Delivery that has hurried on to Gambhir and caught him napping. Gambhir however has looked little reckless in the stay with couple of run out chances missed for him . Eoin Morgan who came in the place of Gambhir ensured that there are no further hiccups and guided KKR swiftly towards a deserving victory . Manoj Tiwary also played his part with run-a-ball 23. Yusuf Pathan hit a lusty blow on otherwise a slow match as per the opening match standards.
Delhi Dare Devils bowlers were also made errors with too many short slow deliveries on the spin track giving ample scope for the KKR batsmen to go on backfoot and rotate the strike.
Player of the Match – DD Vs KKR – Sunil Narine
Final Note : If a match is in Eden Garden get atleast 3 spinners in the team . The pitch has died out and has hardly anything to offer for batsman. It is slow , it is assisting turn and a fast bowler is a free gift on this pitch . 150 would be a winning score on this pitch.
Sharukh Khan and Deepika Padukone both dressed in white did a victory lap across the ground cheering the KKR fans and supporters.
You can find the Video Highlights of 1st Match of sixth edition of IPL 6 here : http://www.iplt20.com/videos