IPL: Iyer’s sparkling 93* stuns Knight Riders

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Shreyas Iyer blasted 93 not out off 40 balls in his first IPL match as captain as Delhi Daredevils trounced Kolkata Knight Riders by 55 runs on Friday.

Iyer smashed 10 sixes to lead Daredevils to 219-4, as Prithvi Shaw made 62, Colin Munro 33 and Glenn Maxwell 27 off 18.

Knight Riders slipped to 77-5 and were in danger of a massive defeat before Andre Russell (44 off 30) and Shubman Gill (37 off 29) revived the innings, which ended at 164-9.

IPL action continues this weekend with Mumbai Indians playing Chennai Super Kings at 10:30h on Saturday. On Sunday, Rajasthan Royals play Sunrisers Hyderabad at 06:30h and Royal Challengers Bangalore face Kolkata Knight Riders at 10:30h.

Editor’s note: Follow the action live on E2, the exclusive local broadcaster of IPL 2018.

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