Led by new skipper Dinesh Karthik, Kolkata Knight Riders spoiled former KKR captain Gautam Gambhir’s homecoming after crushing his team Delhi Daredevils (DD) by 71 runs on Monday.
With that DK's Knights marked their first win at Eden Gardens this season in the Indian Premier League.
The purple brigade dominated first with the bat and then with the ball, putting on a comprehensive show. Put into bat first, despite a slow start, KKR put up a challenging 200/9 in 20 overs. Nitish Rana’s 35-ball 59 and Andre Russell’s 12-ball 41 that included 6 sixes were the major contributors for KKR.
Chasing 201, Delhi Daredevils lost their first three wickets including that of their skipper Gambhir in as many overs.
India's U-19 World Cup fame Shivam Mavi got the prized scalp of Gambhir.
After Kuldeep Yadav quelled the threat of Rishabh Pant (26-ball 43) and Glenn Maxwell (22-ball 47), the game was as good as over as the Delhi team folded for 129 in 14.2 overs.
Meanwhile, Sunil Narine with impressive figures of 3/18 went on to become the third bowler in IPL history to bag 100 wickets. He is also the first foreign bowler to achieve that milestone.