Iyer stars in captaincy debut as Delhi down KKR

Gautam Gambhir was fired after retiring as Delhi Daredevils captain, but new captain Shreyas Iyer led them to glory against KKR.

News April 28, 2018, 00:32 IST


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Delhi Daredevils capitane Shreyas Iyer CREDIT : Twitter (@DelhiDaredevils)

Shreyas Iyer made an emphatic start to life as Delhi captain Daredevils with an unbeaten 93 of 40 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders, leading his team to a second victory in seven games of the Indian Premier League

Iyer, 23, became the fourth youngest captain in IPL history to replace Gautam Gambhir, who was discarded for the clash at Feroz Shah Kotla, after the sad start of the campaign left them off the table and began his career. the holding with a crucial blow in a comfortable win of 55 races.

The India international made his fifty of 29 deliveries before an electrifying partnership with Glenn Maxwell (27) added 73 runs of only 32 balls, helping Delhi – which announced June r Dala has replaced the injured Chris Morris in his squad for the rest of the season, out of sight.

Iyer took out his half century in a somewhat fortuitous way when Robin Uthappa spilled a sharp shot towards the long limit over for a maximum.

The captain of the Daredevils dealt a severe punishment thereafter, with four sixes, as well as one four, of the costly final of Shivam Mavi, with the hosts looting 76 of the last four.

The Kolkata chase was quickly in trouble as Trent Boult (2-44) eliminated Uthappa (1) and Sunil Narine (26) and Maxwell (2-22) knocked out Chris Lynn (5) within three overs , with the efforts of Andre Russell (44) and Shubman Gill (37) insufficient to rescue an unlikely result.


Prithvi Shaw – 18 years and 169 days old – won a place in the record books joining Sanju Samson as the youngest players to score an IPL of fifty .

The sensational Shaw converted to 62 in 44, including two highs and seven fours, before his sublime inning was closed when Piyush Chawla (1-33) sent his middle stump to the ground.

MICKRA & # 39; S WICKET MAIDEN [19659016] Delhi's display in the last four overs will have been in the mind of Kolkata when they approached the deaths with a considerable deficit to reverse.

However, Amit Mishra beat Mavi to claim a timely wicket maiden in the sixteenth, who also saw Captain Iyer and Rishabh Pant combined to take down Gill.


The Knight Riders languished at 77-5 when Russell entered the fray, and the West Indies team gave visitors hope by running as fast as they could. 17 balls.

However, Russell could only add one more race of the next 13 installments he faced and when Avesh Khan (2-29) achieved his final with a quality yorker, the squad was ready for Kolkata.

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