KKR v DD: Player of the match: Gautam Gambhir

His hits are rarely huge but often crisp. A tad wide and he’d cut with power and precision. A similar shot on Friday night took him to a fifty and past 6000 runs in T20.

It’s getting increasingly difficult to defend a target versus Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Eden Gardens.

Last time a team managed to do that was in 2012. KKR’s sturdy top-order, more often than not, sets up a platform, makes it easier for the rest of its batters.

With Gautam Gambhir in glorious form, Delhi Daredevils, even though felt it could defend 160, it couldn’t. His hits are rarely huge but often crisp. A tad wide and he’d cut with power and precision. A similar shot on Friday night took him to a fifty and past 6000 runs in T20. Gambhir also possesses the orange cap