Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Gambhir And KKR End Their Tough Period

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KKR had lost four games on the trot and most of the times it was poor form of Gautam Gambhir was the reason. In their last game against RR Gambhir did find the form but his team failed against some precise bowling of RR. But this time around KKR and Gambhir did not take any chance and made sure that this time they do not falter and won the game. On the other hand DD is having handful of problems. This is their 3rd loss at home in a row. Their captain is not firing at all nor is he inspirational. DD may repeat their sorry tale of last season again.

IPL 7 | Match 28 | DD Vs KKR

Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Toss: DD and elected to bat first

Playing XIs

DD: Quinton de Kock, Murali Vijay, Kevin Pietersen, Dinesh Karthik, Jean Paul Duminy, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Kedar Jadhav, Wayne Parnell, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Siddharth Kaul

KKR: Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey, Jacques Kallis, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Suryakumar Yadav, R Vinay Kumar, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav

Mini Score Card:

DD 160/5 (20) Run rate: 8.00

Jean Paul Duminy 40* (28) | Shakib Al Hasan 1/13 (4)

Dinesh Karthik 36 (22) | Umesh Yadav 1/26 (4)

KKR 161/2 (18.2) Run rate: 8.78

Gautam Gambhir 69 (56) | Wayne Parnell 2/21 (4)

Robin Uthappa 47 (34)

Result: KKR won by 8 wickets

Points: KKR 2 (Total 6) | DD 0 (Total 4)

Man of the match: Gautam Gambhir (KKR)

Umpires: Bruce Oxenford | C Shamsuddin | Rajesh Deshpande (3rd) | Navdeep Singh (Reserve)

Match Referee: Javagal Srinath

How they played the game

Powerplay: DD 29 runs, 2 wickets | KKR 52 runs, 0 wickets

First 50 runs: DD 48 balls | KKR 34 balls

50-100 runs: DD 37 balls | KKR 31 balls

100-150 runs: DD 29 balls | KKR 36 balls

Extras: KKR 8 (6 LB, 2 Wd) | DD 12 (11 LB, 1 Wd)

Best Partnership

DD: 6th wicket 55 runs off 25 balls between Jadhav 26 (25) and Duminy 25 (10)

KKR: 1st wicket 106 runs off 71 balls between Uthappa 47 (34) and Gambhir 41 (37)

Fours and SIXES

DD 13 Fours (4 by Karthik, 3 by Jadhav, 2 each by de Kock and Vijay, 1 each by Pietersen and Shukla) | 6 SIXES (3 by Duminy, 1 each by Vijay, Karthik and Jadhav)

KKR 13 Fours (5 each by Uthappa and Gambhir, 2 by Pandey, 1 by Kallis) | 3 SIXES (2 by Gambhir, 1 by Uthappa)

Important facts about the match

  • Gambhir and Uthappa have put on 2 century partnerships in last 2 matches.
  • KKR has won the game after 4 successive defeats
  • DD has lost 3 games on the trot at home

In the PIC: Gautam Gambhir and KKR can take a sigh of relief now

Picture Courtesy: ESPN – Cricinfo 

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