IPL 10 KKR vs DD: Daredevils restricted to 160/6 despite Samson's heroics
Kolkata: Despite a terrific 60-run inning from opener Sanju Samson, Delhi Daredevils (DD) could not post a dominating total against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Indian Premier League match at the Eden Gardens ground here on Friday.
Samson played a brilliant 38-ball inning, laced with 4 fours and 3 sixes, to give a solid start to Daredevils which eventually posted 160/6 in final 20 overs. Karun Nair, who has been out of form throughout the season, was promoted as an opener in this match. The fortunes, however, did not change as he could only score 15 runs off 17 balls.
Rishabh Pant failed once again scoring just 6 runs off 4 balls, while Corey Anderson (2) got out trying to take an impossible single.
Chris Morris could not spell his magic with the bat this time as he only managed 12 runs off 10 balls before getting out to a superb catch by Chris Woakes. Ankit Bawne added 12 runs off 12 balls and remained unbeaten.
Nathan Coulter-Nile was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed 3 wickets for 34 runs in his four overs. He only gave away 6 runs in the final over of the inning and also took a wicket.
Sunil Narine (1/25) and Umesh Yadav (1/38) were the other bowlers who managed to take wickets for KKR. Kuldeep Yadav could not bag a single wicket but bowled a superb spellconceding only 27 runs in four overs.
Kolkata Knight Riders will soon be back on the ground to chase down a modest target of 161 runs.