Big test for captain Karthik as KKR seek to arrest slump

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KKR will be facing SRH at Eden Gardens on Saturday

When the KKR face the Delhi Daredevils it would be on the back of their minds that a few things here and there and they could be back on track.

On Saturday, we were obviously 25-30 runs short with the bat and that put us under pressure. Rana held the KKR innings together before being undone by a slower one by Chris Morris. 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. The move seemed to have backfired against a confident outfit in Sunrisers Hyderabad - while Gill looked clueless, Mavi conceded 10 runs in an over. Both teams have played 20 times against each other in IPL, out of which Kolkata have won 12 matches while Delhi has won at eight times. Delhi Daredevils, having won their last match were brimming up with confidence to register another win in their name in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Nitish Rana anchored the innings with a breezy 59, but it was Russell's show in the middle overs, which lifted the hosts to 200 after being put in by Gautam Gambhir at the Eden Gardens. Followed by Nitish Rana taking a good catch at slips to dismiss Shreyas Iyer off Russell.

Rana, who scored 59 runs from 35 balls on Monday, believes it is the team's combined effort that led to the victory against Daredevils. Sunil Narine shone with the ball for the Knights with 2/17 in his four overs but he wasn't defending a competitive score.

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He came to the crease after the dismissal of captain Dinesh Karthik with Kolkata in a spot of bother at 117 for 4 in the 14over. With losses in the first two games, Delhi tasted success for the first time in the tournament when they chased down 194 against the Mumbai Indians in Mumbai.

Jason Roy, who was brought into the match against Mumbai in place of Colin Munro, will be looking to carry on the form after playing match winning knock in the last game.

STAT ATTACK: This is Gambhir's 50th match at the Eden. Each team sat in the bottom three before the first ball was bowled in Kolkata and when Kuldeep Yadav claimed Trent Boult's wicket to end the game, the Knight Riders made a huge ascent to second on the table.

KKR VS DD lives match broadcast on Star Sports Network channels and HotStar.

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