Twitter Reactions: Delhi Daredevils overcome Russell scare to register second win of the season
Delhi Daredevils beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 55 runs.
Updated - Apr 27, 2018 11:48 pm
The Delhi Daredevils registered their second win of the season in some fine fashion at their home venue in Delhi. Playing against the Kolkata Knight Riders, the hosts managed to come up with a very improved performance to be back in the scheme of things in the league this year. Prior to this game, they had lost five out of the six matches that they had played.
A defeat in this particular game against the Kolkata Knight Riders would have pushed the Daredevils an inch closer to being out of the race for the playoffs. However, as things stand after their win against KKR, they are still pretty much in the race for the coveted berths. Talking about the game, it was the visiting skipper Dinesh Karthik who had won the toss and had opted to field first.
The Delhi Daredevils got off to a flying start with Prithvi Shaw and Colin Munro adding 59 runs for the first wicket in just 42 deliveries. The partnership was broken when Shivam Mavi cleaned up Munro on 33. After Munro’s dismissal, Shaw and Iyer rallied along to keep their side in command. While Iyer took his time to settle in, Shaw played his shots freely. Both batsmen notched up their individual fifties in the process.
Shaw was dismissed by Piyush Chawla on 62 that came off just 44 balls. After Shaw’s dismissal, Iyer took the matters in his own hand and played an exceptional knock to lead his side from the front. He found some support from Glenn Maxwell but the DD innings was all about the carnage Iyer brought on the day. The newly appointed skipper hammered an unbeaten 93 off just 40 deliveries with 3 fours and 10 maximums to his name. His efforts propelled the DD total to 219/3 in the stipulated 20 overs.
In the run chase, the Kolkata Knight Riders saw a top order collapse that saw three out of their four top order batsmen bagging single digit scores. Narine threatened with his 9-ball 26 but that did not scare the hosts much. The real scare for the hosts was a brief phase in the game when Shubman Gill and Andre Russell had started their counter attack. But a fine over from Amit Mishra put the brakes on the run chase and the ask became a little too much to overhaul for Andre Russell. Delhi Daredevils beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 55 runs.
Here is how the fans reacted to the match:
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) April 27, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 27, 2018
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) April 27, 2018
Magnificent win for @DelhiDaredevils. Premature to say they've turned the corner. But in many ways this victory does open up the league
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 27, 2018
A convincing win at home!
— Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 27, 2018
— Abhijeet (@TheYorkerBall) April 27, 2018
Change of captain has brought change of fortunes for Delhi Daredevils. Shreyas Iyer handled the pressure really well, played a remarkable innings and then effected a crucial run-out when Gill & Russell pair was threating to take the game away. Good start, young man!#DDvKKR
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) April 27, 2018
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) April 27, 2018
This Shreyas Iyer seems like Virat Kohli after a glass of Amul Kool.#DDvKKR
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) April 27, 2018
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) April 27, 2018
— Smriti Singh (@RjSmritii) April 27, 2018
— Seetha (@seethlax) April 27, 2018
— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) April 27, 2018
What a remarkable, resounding show by Delhi today… Kudos to Shreyas Iyer for leading from the front. Special mention to precocious Prithvi Shaw !!! Hope they continue to sizzler & stun… Terrific for the tournament !!! #KKRvDD @DelhiDaredevils
— Navneet Mundhra (@navneet_mundhra) April 27, 2018
are the only players to score 10+ sixes in an IPL innings but not reached century and all three happened in this IPL season
— Thanujan92 (@Thanujan92) April 27, 2018
Shreyas iyer doing wonders for his team in his very first match as captain ? #KKRvDD
— ? (@vioIets) April 27, 2018
— GoanPatiala (@TheGoanPatiala) April 27, 2018
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) April 27, 2018
— Erin Holland (@erinvholland) April 27, 2018
IPL teaching the PSL about how to give youngsters a chance. So far:
DD: Shaw, Iyer, Pant, Tewatia, Avesh
KKR: Rana, Gill, Mavi, Yadav
RCB: Sundar, Sarfaraz
CSK: Chahar, Thakur
SRH: Bhui, Hooda, Thampi
KXI: Rajpoot. Karun
MI: Yadav, Kishan, Markande
RR: Samson, Gopal
— Haroon (@hazharoon) April 27, 2018
Delhi Daredevils captains to win a match on their captaincy debut
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) April 27, 2018
Shreyas Iyer leads Delhi Daredevils to victory on his debut as skipper… and with that NoHit Sharma’s MI are at No.8! ??#fb
— Venkat Parthasarathy (@Venkrek) April 27, 2018