League stage knockouts in three consecutive seasons, and here is Delhi Daredevils setting perfect conditions for a fourth one. Featuring a not so experienced batting line-up, Delhi Daredevils who were feeling confident with the first batting opportunity given to them, faltered to capitalize on it.
The knock of Quinton de Kock, which was looking little promising in the start provided some entertainment to the deserted Edens. But that was also short-lived against the bowling attack of the Knight Riders, lead by astounding all-rounder Andre Russell. It was just a matter of few overs after the dismissal of the South African opener that the score line of the Daredevils got stuck in the bracket of the 30s at a loss of 4 wickets.
#KKRvDD: @DelhiDaredevils reach 53/4 at the end of 9 overs against @KKRiders https://t.co/kPZZTw2HMz pic.twitter.com/J8nyfwipj7— HT Sports (@HTSportsNews) 10 April 2016
#KKRvDD: @DelhiDaredevils fans right now … pic.twitter.com/vJ02jFL3YS— Sayan Ghosh (@SayanTales) 10 April 2016
Falling like dominoes, Knight Hastings sends Karun Nair back! Wonderful catch by @im_manishpandey #IPL #KKRvDD pic.twitter.com/wOTvUl4YGf— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) 10 April 2016
Failure of local talent
Local talent that was earlier speculated to be among the prime assets of the team and which the unit has in abundance brought the major disappointments. Starring in the list of failure is Delhi’s most expensive uncapped buy, Pawan Negi, who lost his wicket at the utmost need of the hour. Sporting similar traits in the match were Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson, upon whom the team had its middle-order dependence.
#KKRvDD No Brathwaite heroics this time at the Eden Gardens! KKR fans right now..https://t.co/FRXHcdtVeq pic.twitter.com/LbF8dHxbjE— India Today (@IndiaToday) 10 April 2016
Spoiled Brathwaite’s form
Amidst the troubled times of Delhi, came the new sensation of T20 Carlos Brathwaite, who hit a brilliant six on the very first ball he faced. And that was it, from him. Experience extinguished young fire and he was dismissed on a googly of Piyush Chawla.
@DelhiDaredevils all out for 98 runs against @KKRiders#KKRvDD @IPLhttps://t.co/OIR7cC9xD7 pic.twitter.com/6ZADDttJS2— ABP News (@abpnewstv) 10 April 2016
#KKRvDD— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) 10 April 2016
Rahul Dravid has a slight where-have-I-come-and-got-stuck expression.
Lowest total at the Eden Gardens by Delhi Daredevils as they got washed away at a low score of 98.
(Feature image courtesy: asportsnews.com)