19:42 IST Pandey takes a couple of runs off the second last ball, wins the game for KKR!

SIX! Manish Pandey gets that one over long on for a maximum, what an inning of character from Manish. Will Mishra pull off something else here?

8 runs needed off 3 balls!

Sunil Narine comes into bat! He takes a single towards square leg.

Yeah folks, we are having the most intense match of this IPL season! Stay tuned.

19:36 IST WICKET! Chris Woakes st Pant b Mishra 3(5)

19:36 IST Amit Mishra comes into bat, he starts off with a dot ball to Woakes. Another one from Mishra, that one spun away, a chance for stump out! Is that gone? Yes, it is, what a match this has been.

19:33 IST Woakes takes a single off the first ball of Morris’ over. Pandey on strike, he hits that one over long on boundary, WHOA! Samson puts that back into the play. How many Superman we have seen in this IPL, saves 4 rusn from that one, just a couple of runs there. Next ball, he hits that one in deep, takes a couple of runs again. A single off the next ball, 10 rusn from 8 balls needed now. Short slower ball from Morris, takes a single off that one towards square leg. A wild appeal from Pant, need 9 off the last over now!

19:28 IST Woakes comes into bat, he takes a single off the last ball of the over.

19:28 IST WICKET! Suryakumar Yadav c Zaheer b Cummins 7(9)

19:28 IST Cummins continues, Suryakumar takes a single off that one. Yorker from Cummins, that was toe-crushing, Pandey manages to dig that one out. WIDE! That one equalised the dot delivery bowled before. Good running off the next ball, take a couple of runs. He takes a single off the next ball. OUT! Suryakumar departs. Cummins gets the breakthrough.

19:22 IST Chris Morris continues, Pandey takes a single off the first ball. Suryakumar on strike now, slower one from Morris, he takes a single off the first ball towards covers. Pandey takes another single, he has been mature enough. Suryakumar shuffles across the crease and takes another single. Pandey tries the pull shot, just a single off that one towards long on. Edged but safe, another single towards third man.

19:17 IST Suryakumar Yadav comes into bat, he takes a single off the first ball. Pandey too guides the ball towards third man, takes a single. Suryakumar tries to play that one wide of the third man, takes a couple of runs. Next ball, a run by leg byes on that occasion. Pandey on strike now, Slower bouncer from Cummins, Pandey reaches his 9th IPL fifty! He takes the Orange Cap as well. A run out chance but Pandey was home easily, just 6 runs from the over.

19:12 IST FOUR! Pandey gets a boundary off the last ball, takes off the pressure created by Pathan’s wicket.

19:10 IST WICKET! Yusuf Pathan c & b Morris 59(39)

19:10 IST Chris Morris comes back into the attack, Pathan plays the ball towards long on, takes a single. Pandey takes a single towards offside, they are not looking to attack now. Swing and a miss! Pathan wanted to go all the way but did not connect. FOUR! He shuffles across and hits the ball for a boundary towards fine leg. OUT! Pathan departs, is this the opening DD bowlers were looking for!

19:04 IST Zaheer Khan comes into the attack, Pathan takes a single off the first ball. Next ball, Pandey hits it back to Zaheer, a golden dot ball from the skipper. Nice and full, Pandey takes a single off the first ball. SIX! Pathan scores his first fifty of IPL season 10. Next ball, three runs off that one as Pathan and Pandey did good between the wickets. Last ball of the over, FOUR! he played that one fine, another boundary. Pathan-Pandey have taken the game away from DD, it seems like that only.

18:57 IST Pathan on strike, he takes a single off the first ball of Mathews’ over. SIX! Pandey slices that one, another maximum for him, KKR needed that one, a much-needed boundary. He takes a single off the next ball, he knows that he has done the damage already. A dot ball to follow as Pathan tries to pull it. A couple of runs off the next delivery, good running from Pathan-Pandey. Just a single off the last ball, Pathan retains strike.

18:53 IST Shami continues, Pathan on strike, he takes a single towards midwicket. Pandey guides the ball towards covers, takes a single. Pathan tries to loft the next ball, lands just short of the long on fielder, he takes a single. Pandey guides the next one wide of third man, just a single off that one as well. Slower one from Shami, wide given by the Umpire, that was a bit harsh, should have been a legal delivery. He pulls the ball again, takes a single towards deep midwicket. Good over so far from Shami. A quick single off the next ball, end of over.

16:48 IST Angelo Mathews comes into the attack, Pathan on strike, a huge lbw shout straight away, that was tight, Pathan survives and take a single off that one. Pandey on strike. he takes a single off that one, no fireworks yet. Pathan pulls the next ball for a single. Pandey takes another single, Mathews is keeping the situations tight. Pathan tries to guide the ball fine this time but Pant survives. Pathan tries to take a single off the last ball.

18:43 IST Shami continues, Pandey on strike, he takes a single off the first ball. Pathan tries the pull shot again, mistimes it, just a single off that one. Pandey takes another single, they are keeping the scoreboard moving. Pathan takes a single towards sweeper cover. 5 WIDES! That was totally unnecessary, giving runs like that would not work. Pandey tries to hit down the ground but finds Shami, a dot ball there. FOUR! He played that one too fine for Rishabh Pant to take control of. KKR are dominating now, 13 runs from the over.

18:36 IST Mishra continues, Pathana and Pandey look to knock him around for singles. SIX! Pandey gets down the ground and hits the ball over long on boundary, first maximum for him. Mishra under pressure, he follows that up with a wide. He hits the next one towards covers, takes a single. 50-run partnership between the two. Pandey tries to slog the ball but it takes an inside edge, dot ball. FOUR! Pathan hits the next one over Mishra’s head, another boundary from the over.

18:33 IST Mohammad Shami to bowl his first over of IPL 10, he takes a couple of runs towards deep midwicket. A dot ball to follow, Shami’s form will be under the radar for the ICC Champions Trophy in June. Pandey takes a single towards long on. Slower one from Shami, Pathan pulls but finds the fielder, a dot ball. He times the next ball well but finds the fielder, another dot. SIX! One handed maximum from Pathan, eveything he is doing today is working in his favour, 9 runs from the over.

18:29 IST Amit Mishra comes into bowl now as powerplay overs end. Pathan and Pandey takes singles from the first two balls. Pandey on strike, he plays two dot ball on that occasion. Pandey plays the ball towards deep midwicket, takes a single. Last ball of the over, Mishra on strike. Another dot to end the over, just 3 runs from it.

18:26 IST Cummins is back into the attack, Pandey on strike, he takes a single towards square leg. FOUR! That one took a top edge, struck Pathan on the helmet as well, a boundary over wicketkeeper’s head. Next ball, FOUR! This time he had power on the shot, lofts the ball over midwicket for a boundary, he is looking dangerous today. Pathan played the next one towards long on, takes a single. FOUR! Pandey hits another boundary, he joins the party as well. Pandey takes a single off the last ball, keeps strike.

18:31 IST Zaheer continues, Pathan on strike, a dot ball to start with. FOUR! Pathan guides that one towards fine leg, another boundary for him. He hits the next one in the air but safe, takes a single off that one towards square leg. Pandey tries to come down the track, Zaheer drops it short, another dot ball. He goes on back foot and plays the ball with soft hands, takes a single, 6 runs from it.

18:17 IST Chris Morris comes into bowl, Yusuf Pathan takes strike, he plays a dot ball to start with. Good shot from Pathan on the next ball but could only get a couple of runs. FOUR! The timing was exquisite from Pathan on that occasion, loft that one over the bowler’s head. He defends the next delivery, a dot ball. A quick single off the next ball, good running between the wickets. A dot ball to end the over, just 7 runs from it.

18:12 IST Manish Pandey tries to play the ball towards fine leg but finds the fielder. That should have been run out had the throw been on bowler’s end.

18:10 IST WICKET! Gautam Gambhir c Mathews b Zaheer 14(12)

18:10 IST Zaheer Khan continues, Gambhir on strike, a huge lbw appeal bu the Umpire says no. He takes a single towards onside, quick one though, referred to Thir dUMpire as it hit the stumps directly. Gambhir was comfortably home. Manish POandey on strike, he takes a single towards third man. Gambhir tries to guide the ball towards fine leg, finds the fielder. He bowls another dot ball as Gambhir plays another one towards square leg fielder.

18:05 IST WICKET! Uthappa c Pant b Cummins 4(2)

18:05 IST Pat Cummins comes into bowl, Gambhir on strike, he plays the first ball back to the bowler, a dot ball to start with. FOUR! Gambhir whips that one away for a boundary. Beautiful shot from Gambhir, he needs to stick there. FOUR! He drives the next one towards long off for a boundary. With that shot he has got the Orange Cap back. In the air and safe, Gambhir takes a single off that one. FOUR! Uthappa waited for the short ball and pulled it away for a boundary. OUT! What a catch from Rishabh Pant, another one departs.

18:00 IST Gambhir takes a single off the next ball towards square leg, Robin Uthappa comes into bat.

17:58 IST WICKET! Colin de Grandhomme c Billings b Zaheer 1(2)

17:58 IST Zaheer Khan to bowl the first over, Gambhir on strike, he guides the ball towards square leg, takes a couple of runs straight away. Another one on the leg side from Zaheer, Gambhir takes a single towards onside. Colin on strike, he plays with a straight bat, takes a single towards mid off. That one came back to Gambhir, he manages to turn that away towards midwicket, takes a single.

Gautam Gambhir comes out to bat with Colin de Grandhomee!

17:50 IST Will Sunil Narine open the innings again alongside skipper Gautam Gambhir? Stay tuned to find out!

17:40 IST KKR need 169 to win the game!

17:40 IST Mohammed Shami comes into bat, slogs but does not find wood on that, a single through bye to end the innings, DD post 168 for 7 in 20 overs.

17:38 IST Chris Woakes comes into bowl the last over, Morris pulls but finds the fielder, just a single off that one. Cummins pulls as well but finds just a single off that one towards square leg. DD need boundaries now. FOUR! Morris succeeds this time, pulls the short ball towards square leg, the first boundary off the last over. Three balls left now, Morris goes for the slog, edges it. FOUR! DD would take that one on with both hands, the edge travels fast towards the third man. OUT! Slower one from Woakes gets the better of Chris Morris.

17:33 IST Cummins comes into attack, he takes a single off the first ball he faces. Morris on strike, brilliant effort from Yadav, drops the ball but manages to stop the boundary, a single off that one. Cummins plays the next ball towards square leg, takes a single. DROPPED! Gambhir drops the catch at covers, just a single off that one. That should have been caught. A slower ball from Coulter-Nile, finishes off with a dot, just 4 runs from the over.

17:28 IST WICKET! Rishabh Pant c Gambhir b Coulter-Nile 38(16)

Coulter-Nile comes into the attack, he starts off with a wide. OUT! Pant departs, a splendid inning comes to an end.

17:26 IST Chris Morris comes into bat, FOUR! He tries the reverse sweep, I can bet, none imagined him to play the first shot for this. WIDE! For the first time in this match, Narine is under pressure. Off-spinner from Narine, he takes a single towards short third man. Pant on strike, he takes a single towards square leg, retains strike.

17:23 IST WICKET! Angelo Mathews b Sunil Narine 1(4)

17:22 IST Umesh Yadav comes back into the attack, Pant tries to drive the first one, misses the ball, a dot to start with. SIX! That one was a mere short-arm jab, hits the ball over deep mid-wicket. That was a Power Pant shot. FOUR! Pant hits that one over point, another boundary, he is the future of DD. SIX! Pant is on song now, he flicked that one with wrists, another maximum, this time towards square leg. SIX! Here is another one, this was over long on, a proud shot from Pant. FOUR! He ends the over with style, a boundary towards covers, 26 runs from the over!

17:16 IST Kuldeep Yadav comes into bowl, Pant on strike, he tries to sweep the first ball but misses it. He gets a single off the next ball towards midwicket. Mathews takes a single towards square leg. SIX! Pant hits that one into the second stands, maybe he is shutting up the crowds for chanting KKR’s name. He takes a single off the next ball towards the short third man. Mathews plays a dot ball to end the over, 9 runs from it.

Angelo Mathews comes into bat.

17:12 IST WICKET! Karun Nair b Nathan Coulter-Nile 21(27)

17:12 IST Coulter-Nile comes round the wicket to Pant, he starts off with a dot ball. He takes a quick single towards midwicket. Nair tries to slog the next one, mistimes it, a dot ball again. Another dot as Nair plays the next one back to Coulter-Nile. Swing and a miss, Nair is struggling against Coulter-Nile. BOWLED! That was full and straight, bang-on target, Nair fails again.

17:04 IST Rishabh Pant takes a single off the first ball towards midwicket. Next ball, Nair on strike, DROPPED! Uthappa drops the catch, that was a regulation catch. Nair takes a single towards square leg. Pant takes a single as well.

17:01 IST WICKET! Shreyas Iyer run out (de Grandhomme/Uthappa) 26(17)

Sunil Narine comes into bowl, Nair takes a single off the first ball towards sweeper cover.

16:59 IST Umesh Yadav comes into bowl, Iyer guides the ball towards third man for a single. A dot ball to follow to Nair. He hits the next one down the ground but finds the mid-off fielder. He bowls another dot ball to Nair, he is getting under pressure now. He takes a single off the next ball towards long on. FOUR! Iyer gets on back foot and hits a boundary towards point, just 6 runs from the over.

16:55 IST Kuldeep Yadav comes into bowl, starts off with a google, Iyer takes a single off the first ball. Nair plays with a spin, takes a single towards deep mid-wicket. Iyer takes another single, this time towards deep midwicket. FOUR! Nair sweeps and sweeps hard, once bounce over the square leg rope, first boundary of the over. He plays the next one towards deep cover, takes a couple of runs towards extra cover. He goes on the back foot and takes a couple of runs towards deep cover, 11 runs from the over.

16:51 IST Woakes continues, Nair takes a single off the first ball, brings Iyer on strike. He guides the ball towards third man for a single. Nair takes a single towards midwicket. Next ball, Iyer misses that one, beats the bat. Another dot ball to Iyer. He manages to take a single towards long on, good over from Woakes, just 4 runs from the over.

16:47 IST Colin de Grandhomme comes into the attack, Iyer on strike. FOUR! He cuts that one for a boundary behind square, him coming back to the form is a great news for Delhi. He takes a single off the next ball towards mid-wicket. Nair takes a single towards square leg. Two singles off the next two balls. FOUR! Iyer ends the over with another boundary, he is getting into the groove now, 12 runs from the over.

16:31 IST Chris Woakes comes back into the attack, Nair plays the first ball defensively. He takes a single off the next. Iyer opens the face of the bat towards point, takes a single. Nair rocks back on back foot, takes a single towards deep mid-wicket. BOUNCER! FOUR, that one surprised Iyer, took the edge and the ball went for a boundary. Iyer guides the next ball towards third man, takes a single.

16:37 IST Shreyas Iyer comes into bat, he defends the first ball, end of Umesh Yadav’s over.

16:35 IST WICKET! Sanju Samson c Uthappa b Umesh Yadav 39(25)

16:35 IST Umesh Yadav comes into bowl, Samson takes a single off the first ball. Nair too nudges the ball towards long on, takes a single. The next one hits his pads, Samson takes a quick single anyway. Billings guides the ball wide of the third man, takes a single.

16:31 IST Karun Nair comes into bat, he plays a dot ball to start with. Next ball, good fielding inside the circle, another dot ball. He takes a single towards mid-on. FOUR! Samson guides the ball towards third man boundary, he is unstoppable today. He takes  a single off the last ball, 6 runs and a wicket from the over.

16:27 IST WICKET! Sam Billings c Uthappa b Coulter-Nile 21(17)

16:25 IST Billings on strike, Narine continues, he takes a single off the first ball, brings Samson on strike. Samson plays two dot deliveries as Narine bowls a good line and length keeping the batsman guessing. Samson takes a single off the next ball. Billings tries to sweep the next ball, another dot ball as square leg fields it. A quick single off the last ball, just 3 runs from the over.

16:22 IST Kuldeep Yadav has been introduced into the attack, Billings on strike, a full toss on legside, the batsman makes full use of it and hits the ball for a boundary. Good start of the over, he steps down the track again and hits the ball towards deep mid-wicket, takes a couple of runs. He finds a leading edge off the next ball, still manages to take a single. Samson plays the ball in the gap and takes a couple of runs. He defends the next two balls, 9 runs from the over.

16:18 IST Sunil Narine comes into bowl, an attempt to slow down the flow of runs. Billings takes a single off the first ball towards long on. Samson on strike, he takes a single towards deep midwicket, no boundary this time. Billings comes down the track and flicks the ball for a single towards deep midwicket. Narine continues his over, Samson guides the ball towards long on, takes a single. A dot ball to follow, Billings takes a single off the last ball, retains strike.

16:15 IST Umesh Yadav comes into the attack, Billings on strike. FOUR! Samson plays the ball towards midwicket, hits the ball for a boundary. What a way to welcome a fast bowler. He takes a single off the next ball towards deep square leg. Samson on strike, FOUR! Samson drives the ball towards covers, another boundary for him.

FOUR! He guides the next one towards third man, he is hammering the bowlers with perfection. He defends the next ball. Samson is in brilliant form, he is making full use of the powerplay overs. FOUR! He drives again and finds another boundary past covers, this is a treat for eyes. Go Samson!

16:10 IST Billings on strike, Chris Woakes bowls his first over, he takes a single of the first ball flicking it towards mid-wicket. Samson on strike, he guides the ball towards deep mid-wicket, takes a single. Billings takes a single towards silly point. FOUR! Samson times that one to perfection, guides the ball between gully and point, third boundary for Samson. He pulls the short ball, played that one in deep, takes a single. Billings pulls as well, takes a single and retains strike off the last ball, 9 runs from the over.

16:05 IST Samson on strike, for the first ball, Coulter-Nile to bowl the first one, he lets the first one go to the wicketkeeper. FOUR! Samson opens arms on the first ball, hits the ball over mid on, first boundary for DD. FOUR! Another boundary, this time he drives through to the covers, second boundary in a row. He takes a single off the next ball towards the third man. Billings on strike, he rotates the strike as well, takes a single. Lbw appeal from Nathan but the Umpire says no, 10 runs from it.

Nathan Coulter-Nile will be opening the bowling for KKR, Sanju Samson and Sam Billings come out to bat!

15:36 IST Sri Lankan all-rAngelo Angleo Mathews too comes back into the DD squad.

15:36 IST Mohammed Shami is back in the squad!

Playing XIs!

Delhi Daredevils: Sanju Samson, Sam Billings, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Angelo Mathews, Chris Morris, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Zaheer Khan(c)

Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Gautam Gambhir(c), Robin Uthappa(w), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Kuldeep Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Umesh Yadav

15:33 IST DD win toss, elect to bat first!

Welcome to inUth’s live digital coverage of Indian Premier League (IPL) season 10’s Match 18 between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi. It is expected to be a riveting contest as both teams have been high on confidence after winning their respective home games. Zaheer Khan & Co. have been doing everything right and winning games by a big margin. At first, they beat Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) followed by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the previous match.

Gautam Gambhir’s  plans seem to be working as he is doing almost everything right, every gamble he takes has been paid off yet. The most recent one being Sunil Narine opening the innings with the bat, although it backfired in the previous game. The captain himself has been in good form. Same goes from Zaheer as well as he has been bowling accurately picking up crucial wickets when he needs to fire.

Even Gambhir accepts that DD’s bowling lineup is the best in IPL 10 as they have got the right blend of domestic and overseas player. Chris Morris and Pat Cummins have done reasonably well. Their spinners Amit Mishra and Shahbaz Nadeem to are performing whether it is bowling in the powerplay overs or getting breakthroughs in the middle. Corey Anderson chips in with both bat and ball as he got the Man of the Match was his all-round play.

DD’s batting too seemed to have clicked with Sanju Samson, Sam Billings, Rishabh Pant doing well up in the order. Shreyas Iyer too has looked promising. The only concern is Karun Nair’s form who has not been performing since his 303-knock against England at Chennai earlier this year. Although Morris and Cummins are contributing down the order, DD need a batsman up the order, we might see a new face in the DD vs KKR clash.

On the other hand, KKR’s batting is heavily dependent on Gambhir, Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey. With Chris Lynn gone from the side they might make a few changes in their side. Bowling department has been doing well but it seems like they will be tested against DD’s in-form batting lineup.

Squads:

Delhi Daredevils: Sanju Samson, Sam Billings, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(wk), Corey Anderson, Chris Morris, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Zaheer Khan(c), Angelo Mathews, Kagiso Rabada, Ankit Bawne, Aditya Tare, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Shashank Singh, Mohammed Shami, Jayant Yadav, Carlos Brathwaite, Chama Milind, Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Ben Hilfenhaus

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir(c), Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa(wk), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Kuldeep Yadav, Trent Boult, Umesh Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Shakib Al Hasan, Chris Lynn, Sheldon Jackson, Ankit Rajpoot, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Darren Bravo, Rishi Dhawan, Rovman Powell, Ishank Jaggi, Sayan Ghosh, Ramsingh Sanjay Yadav