The toss was won by Delhi Daredevils, who chose to bat. DD had an advantage of playing on the home ground. Gautam Ghambir rejoined as skipper of the team after recovering from the injury. Though the early loss of the three wickets left people disappointed, but DD managed to score 177/4 by end of 20 overs. It was David Warner's unbeaten century that enabled the DD players breathe easy.
On the other hand, KKR also did not start off that good. Unlike DD, the Knight Riders come into form gradually. Fine bowling by Nannes and Amit Mishra led to early wickets for DD .The spectators seemed to be in high spirits till the end as they enjoyed the unexpected pleasant breeze, the loud cheerful numbers that were being played and needless to mention the bubbly cheerleaders. The match was won by Delhi Daredevils by 40 runs. KKR slipped down to the 6th position while DD rose to the 4th position.
All in all, it was a great morale booster to the DD.The KKR need to pull up their socks to stay in the tournament.