Twitter erupts as Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Delhi Daredevils by 71 runs at the Eden Gardens

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) thrashed Delhi Daredevils by 71 runs to notch their second win of the IPL season 11 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Monday.

Put in to bat first, the hosts overcame a slow start to post 200/9 from their 20 overs. They rode on Nitish Rana’s 59 and Andre Russell’s 12-ball 41 to reach the big total. Robin Uthappa chipped in with a crucial 35. Rahul Tewatia was the pick of the DD bowlers as he finished with figures of 3-0-18-3, with all three of his wickets coming in the final over of KKR’s innings.

In reply, DD kept losing wickets at regular intervals and folded for 129. Glenn Maxwell and Rishabh Pant score 47 and 43, respectively, while for KKR, Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav picked three wickets each.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to KKR’s thumping win over DD:

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