Gautam Gambir and Robin Uthapa were very impressive with the bat unlike Daredevil players and gave their side dream start in very first match. KKR won the match by huge margin of 9 wickets and grabbed very important victory at the start of tournament. The match was played on historical ground of Kolkata and it was jam packed due to home ground of KKR.
The experts were expecting a nail biting contest between the two sides since both teams were equally loaded with stars. In fact the presence of Braithwait made it exciting for DD and the rest of audiences when he hit six on second ball that he faced in IPL 2016.
But he could not last in the middle for a long time and departed after only playing 4 balls. His side was in deep trouble when he left the field since he was the last recognized batsman for Daredevils. His side proved an easy hunt for KKR when they were squeezed to low total of 98.
In reply, the openers of KKR took the ballers of DD with iron hands and sored easy runs in the initial overs. This was good for the team that the pair scored 69 runs partnership and helped their team an easy victory. The slim total was chased in 15th over quite comfortably.
Zaheer Khan was unable to make an impact as skipper and bagged first defeat in his very first match as well. Russel was declared man of the match for his tremendous bowling in the match.