After losing two games in a row Kolkata Knight Riders returned to the winning ways as they defeated Delhi Daredevils by a huge margin of 71 runs at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata and registered their second win of IPL 2018 campaign.
KKR posted a massive total of 200/9 in their 20 overs with the help of Nitish Rana's 59 runs and Andre Russell's 41 runs off 12 balls. In the chase, DD lost their first three top-order batsmen within three overs and was reduced to 24/3 but Rishabh Pant (43) and Glenn Maxwell (48) kept them alive for some time. Spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Sunil Narine who took 3 wickets each, bundled DD out for just 129 runs in the 15th over.
All the stats and facts from the thirteenth match of IPL 2018 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils in Kolkata:
1 - Trent Boult bowled the first maiden over of IPL 2018.
71 - KKR's 71 runs win is their third biggest victory in terms of runs in the Indian Premier League.
Biggest victories for KKR in IPL (By runs) -
140 vs RCB at Bangalore, 2008
82 vs RCB at Kolkata, 2017
71 vs DD at Kolkata, 2018
Sunil Narine 100 IPL wickets
- 1st overseas spinner to take 100 IPL wickets.
- 3rd overseas bowler after Lasith Malinga and DJ Bravo to take 100 IPL wickets.
- Overall 11th bowler to take 100 IPL wickets.
102 - Sunil Narine's all 102 wickets came for KKR, he became the third bowler to take 100 wickets for a single team in the IPL after Lasith Malinga 154 wickets for MI and Harbhajan Singh 127 wickets for MI.
Dinesh Karthik 3000 IPL runs -
- 9th Indian player to score 3000 IPL runs.
- Overall 12th batsman to score 3000 IPL runs.
- He took 156 matches to achieve this milestone - the most by any player.
3/32 - This was career-best bowling figures for Kuldeep Yadav in the Indian Premier League, the previous best for him was 3/35 against SRH at Delhi in 2016.
200 - Glenn Maxwell played his 200th match of T20 career.
341.67 - Andre Russell's batting strike rate during his 41 runs off 12 balls innings is the highest for a Kolkata Knight Riders player in an IPL inning and overall eighth highest for any player in an IPL inning (Min 30 runs).