IPL 2018: KKR have a 12-7 edge over the Delhi Daredevils

IPL 2018: KKR have a 12-7 edge over the Delhi Daredevils

The Daredevils have their work cut out when they face the Knight Riders.

Dinesh Karthik of KKR
Dinesh Karthik. (Photo by Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

After winning their first game in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, Dinesh Karthik’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) lost two games in a row to slide in the points table. Delhi Daredevils (DD), on the other hand, won their third game after losing the first two and have three points in two matches like KKR, although the latter has a better run rate.

KKR will take on DD in their next game at the Eden Gardens and both Karthik and Gautam Gambhir, who was KKR’s captain till last year and is leading DD this time, will eagerly look forward to winning their second game to prevent a further slide.

KKR have met DD 20 times between 20018-2017 with the former winning 12 times while the latter 7. One match was abandoned because of rain.

Here is a glimpse of the brief results of KKR-DD matches in the IPL since 2008:

2008:
Game 1: KKR won by 23 runs at Eden Gardens
KKR 133/6 in 20 overs; DD 110 all out in 17.5 overs. MoM Shoaib Akhtar (KKR) 4 wickets for 11 runs.

Game 2: Match at Feroz Shah Kotla abandoned because of rain.

2009:

Game 1: DD won by 9 wickets at Kingsmead, Durban
KKR 154/3 on 20 overs; DD 157/1 in 19 overs. MoM Gautam Gambhir (DD) 71 off 57 balls.

Game 2: DD won by 7 wickets at the Wanderers, Johannesburg
KKR 123/8 in 20 overs; DD 125/3 in 17.1 overs. MoM Amit Mishra (DD) 3 wickets for 14 runs.

2010:

Game 1: DD won by 40 runs at Feroz Shah Kotla
DD 177/4 in 20 overs; KKR 137/9 in 20 overs. MoM David Warner (DD) 107 not out off 69 balls.

Game 2: KKR won by 14 runs at Eden Gardens
KKR 181/3 in 20 overs; DD 167/8 in 20 overs. MoM Sourav Ganguly (KKR) 56 off 46 balls.

2011:
Only game: KKR won by 17 runs at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground
KKR 148/7 in 20 overs; DD 131/9 in 20 overs. MoM Manoj Tiwary (KKR) 61 not out off 47 balls.

2012:

Game 1: DD won by 8 wickets at Eden Gardens
KKR 97/9 in 12 overs; DD 100/2 in 11.1 overs. MoM Irfan Pathan (DD) 42 not out off 20 balls. (Match reduced to 12 overs because of rain)

Game 2: KKR won by 6 wickets at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground
DD 153/9 in 20 overs; KKR 154/4 in 18.4 overs. Jacques Kallis (KKR) 2 wickets for 20 runs & scoring 30 runs in 27 balls.

Qualifier: KKR won by 18 runs at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune
KKR 162/4 in 20 overs; DD 144/8 in 20 overs. MoM Yusuf Pathan 40 not out off 21 balls.

2013:

Game 1: KKR won by 6 wickets at Eden Gardens
DD 128 all out in 20 overs; KKR 129/4 in 18.4 overs. MoM Sunil Narine (KKR) 4 wickets for 13 runs.

Game 2: DD won by 7 wickets at Raipur International Cricket Stadium, Raipur
KKR 136/7 in 20 overs; DD 137/3 in 17.5 overs. MoM David Warner (DD) 66 not out off 42 balls.

2014:

Game 1: DD won by 4 wickets at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
KKR 166/5 in 20 overs; DD 167/6 in 19.3 overs. MoM JP Duminy (DD) 52 not out off 35 balls.
Game 2: KKR won by 8 wickets at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground
DD 160/5 in 20 overs; KKR 161/2 in 18.2 overs. MoM Gautam Gambhir (KKR) 69 off 56 balls.

2015:

Game 1: KKR won by 6 wickets at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground
DD 146/8 in 20 overs; KKR 147/4 in 18.1 overs. MoM Umesh Yadav (KKR) 2 wickets for 18 runs.

Game 2: KKR won by 13 runs at Eden Gardens
KKR 171/7 in 20 overs; DD 158/6 in 20 overs. MoM Piyush Chawla (KKR) 4 wickets for 32 runs.

2016:

Game 1: KKR won by 9 wickets at Eden Gardens
DD 98 all out in 18 overs; KKR 99/1 in 14 overs. MoM Andre Russell (KKR) 3 wickets for 24 runs.

Game 2: DD won by 27 runs at Feroz Shah Kotla
DD 186/8 in 20 overs; KKR 159 in 18 overs. MoM Carlos Brathwaite (DD) 34 off 11 balls & 3 wickets for 47 runs.

2017:

Game 1: KKR won by 4 wickets at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground
DD 168/7 in 20 overs; KKR 169/6 in 19.5 overs. MoM Manish Pandey (KKR) 69 not out off 49 balls.

Game 2: KKR won by 7 wickets at Eden Gardens
DD 160/6 in 20 overs; KKR 161/3 in 16.2 overs. MoM Gautam Gambhir (KKR) 71 not out off 52 balls.