Manish Pandey’s heroic 49-ball 69 not out helped Kolkata Knight Riders chase down Delhi Daredevils’ 169-run target with five wickets and a ball spare during the 18th match of the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League.
Cricingif looks at the top moments of the contest.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishab Pant took Umesh Yadav to the cleaners, hammering three 6s and two 4s, in the 17th over. The innings brought back home-side Delhi Daredevils, who were scoring at 7.43 an over, back in the contest. The onslaught began with a six on the second ball. Delhi jumped from 119 for 4 to 145 for 4 in space of five balls. The left-handed batsman scored 38 from 16 balls before he sliced a low full toss to Gautam Gambhir at point on the first ball of the penultimate over.
Just after Pant’s departure, Knight Riders put down two regulation catches in three balls. South African allrounder Chris Morris was dropped on mid-on and cover by Yadav and Gambhir off Nathan Coulter-Nile during the 19th over.
Facing Mohammad Shami in the eighth over, Yousuf Pathan cleared mid-wicket boundary with a single-handed pick up shot on his 16th ball. Bowling the final ball of the over, in which he had given a double and a single, Shami offered an off-cutter to the pinch-hitter to be smoked out of the ground. Prior to the shot, Pathan had struck four 4s.
KKR required 15 off the last 10 balls when Pandey launched Chris Morris at deep long-on in search of a six. Sanju Samson saved a certain six with an incredible diving effort as he dived out of the boundary rope, plucked the ball, and sent it back in the ground. The batsman managed just two off the delivery.