April 17 (CRICKETNMORE) - Yusuf Pathan and Manish Pandey guided Kolkata Knight Riders to a thrilling victory over Delhi Daredevils at Firozshah Kotla Ground in Delhi on Monday. With this win, The Kolkata Knight Riders climbed to the top of the IPL 2017 standings.
Delhi Daredevils - 168/7 in 20 Overs
Delhi Daredevils captain Zaheer Khan won the toss and opted to bat infront of the home crowd. With contributions from several batsmen, Delhi post 168-7. Sanju Samsons 39 was the top-score of the innings, while Rishabh Pant struck 38 in the latter part of the innings.
For Kolkata, Nathan Coulter-Nile – playing his first IPL match was the most successful bowler. The Aussie took 3-22.
Kolkata Knight Riders - 169/6 in 19.5 Overs
Chasing down the target of 169, KKR slipped to 21 for 3 in the third over, but fourth wicket partnership of 110 runs between Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan helped the team to register victory in the match. Yusuf was dismissed for 59 (39 balls, 6 fours, 2 sixes) but Manish Pandey remained unbeaten on 69 scored in 49 balls and guided the team a thrilling win with one ball remaining in the match.
Delhi Daredevils: 168-7 (Sanju Samson 39, Rishabh Pant 38, Nathan Coulter-Nile 3-22) lost to Kolkata Knight Riders: 169-6 in 19.5 Overs(Manish Pandey 69*, Yusuf Pathan 59, Zaheer Khan 2-28, Pat Cummins 2-39)
Player of the Match - Nathan Coulter-Nile (Kolkata)