Deepankar Kaur | cricket20
The Kolkata Knight Riders big hitting line up were silenced by an impressive Delhi DareDevils bowling attack which restricted the visitors to a score of only 148-7 at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
Having been put into bat the Knights Riders top order struggled to hit top gear with the exception of Manoj Tiwary who scored a vital half century for the visitors.
Arriving at the crease in the 6th over after the loss of Shreevats Goswami (22), Tiwary held the Knight Riders innings together scoring 61 runs from 47 deliveries which included 2 fours and 3 sixes.
Umesh Yadav (29-2) and Irfan Pathan (16-1) led the DareDevils seam attack which stifled the Knight Riders top order to leave the home side cashing a total of only 149.
Goswami and Jacques Kallis (11) got the innings off to a good start but neither of the openers was able to build on their early success as the Knight Riders innings got off to a stuttering start.
Gautam Gambhir (18) also failed to remain at the crease for long after he picked out Venugopal Rao on the deep mid wicket boundary to give James Hopes the big break through to leave the visitors 82-3.
Despite the lose of Gambhir, the Knight Riders would have remained confident of posting a big total but Yadav struck twice to remove Pathan (5) and Eoin Morgan (0) with consecutive deliveries to leave the visitors 105-5 in the 15th over.
With Pathan and Morgan back in the dugout Dutch international Ryan ten Doeschate enjoyed a cameo innings of 19 which included 2 fours and a six to help the Knight Riders reach 148-7.