Russell looked to threaten KL Rahul's record of fastest IPL fifty off 14 balls when Boult cleaned him up with a yorker for 41 off 12 balls (6x6s). Nitish Rana becomes the man-of-the-match. But he was caught out with 47 runs and miss his half-century. Krishna is not gifted with the same pace as that of Nagarkoti but the lanky pacer is capable of causing problems for the batsmen by hitting the deck hard.
WICKET! Dinesh Karthik's poor run with the bat continues as he manages to score just 19 runs before throwing away his wicket.
The Next Stop: Kolkata have just a one day break before facing D'Arcy Short, Ben Laughlin and the Rajasthan Royals on Thursday, whilst Delhi get a five day rest before coming up against Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday. Australian Chris Lynn wasn't at his fluent best and departed shortly after for 31 off 29 balls.
Thanks to Nitesh Rana (59 off 35) and Russell, Kolkata posted 8-200 after being sent in to bat. Chris Lynn 6 (11), Sunil Narine 1 (1). He hit Shami for as many as 5 massive sixes as it was the lack of awareness from Shami cost them a lot of runs. So captain Karthik, whose own form has been patchy so far, will have issues to address.
Karthik-led KKR are desperately looking to get their campaign back on track after After back-to-back defeats, while Delhi will hoping to carry their winning momentum from the Mumbai game.
STAT ATTACK: This is Gambhir's 50th match at the Eden. For instance, a pure batsman like Shubman Gill should ideally be batting at No. 3 or 4, where he can make an impact and also play the sheet anchor role, if the situation demanded. The spell was divided between India's Mohammed Shami and Kiwi quick Trent Boult.
Kolkata Knight Riders have bated well and set the target as 200 runs from 20 Overs for Delhi Daredevils.
The visitors also made one change by including South African all-rounder Chris Morris in place of Dan Christian. However, the shining star of KKR Kuldeep Yadav and Sunil Narine took 3 wickets each and snatched the match from the DD's jaw.