Kingsmead, Durban saw a comedy of errors and a tragedy of sorts as the KKR fielded worse than the men who represent gully cricket. While their fielding was really awry, their batting could not bail them out of their woes.
Morne van Wyk began the innings well for Shah Rukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders with his IPL best seventy-five even as KKR captain Brendon McCullum gave good support with thirty-five and Moises Henriques contributing thirty. However, the KKR team could manage only an on par score of 154, which meant they still needed to field and bowl well to restrict the Delhi Daredevils who were looking to top the points tally table and depose the Chennai Super Kings.
But the KKR’s fielding was something that left too many people aghast. Gautam Gambhir was the principal beneficiary and his seventy-one from fifty-seven was his best score in the IPL 2 season so far. He had good support in David Warner as well as Tillekeratne Dilshan and while the Delhi had no trouble, the KKR’s fielding left a lot to be desired.