Playoffs IPL 2012 Cricket Live Score: DD vs KKR, First Qualifier, Live Streaming info and Highlights
The Indian Premier League Playoffs are finally under way. First up is one of the two qualifiers that will decide the two teams for the final. Qualifier number one will be played between the league leaders, Delhi Daredevils (DD) and the number two team, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
The winner will directly qualify for the finals and the losers will have another chance at progressing to the final by winning qualifier number two. The dd vs kkr game will be played at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune on May 22.
The match will start at 20:00 local, 14:30 GMT. Thecan be seen here from 14:30 GMT.
You can also watch live streaming of the match here.
Both the teams have dominated the league this year like no other team. It is very interesting to note that neither of the teams has ever made it to the IPL final. It will change tomorrow as one of the two will qualify for the final.
For Daredevils, this season has been a total turnaround from last year, when the team were last in the league because of extreme dependence on Sehwag. The inclusion of Pietersen, Jayawardene, Taylor and later Warner in the squad has helped in that regard but Sehwag still turns out to be their highest scorer.
The Knight Riders have anchored their tournament on bowling. Sunil Narine has been the pick of the bowlers this year. He took 22 wickets an unbelievable economy rate of 5.14 runs per over. Largely due to his performance, Kolkata has been the team conceding the least overall runrate of 6.99, next to Mumbai with 7.54.
Pune’s pitch has been hard to score at. Kolkata easily defended a score of 136 at this wicket. The overall run rate of this pitch has been 7.34 runs per over. However, Sehwag managed to score 87 off 48 balls at the same pitch.
It will be interesting to watch Sehwag play Narine and Gambhir play Morkel. The top two ILP 2012 bowlers bowling to the top two runs scorers from the playoff teams. However, things are not going to be as simple. There will be many smaller battles within this bigger one.
Highlights videos can be watched here after the match is over.
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