Eoin Morgan and Yusuf Pathan took Kolkata Knight Riders home without any further damage as the home team began the defence of their title in style. In the end, it was an easy chase; KKR won the match by six wickets with eight balls to spare.
Delhi Daredevils will be disappointed with their performance. They were missing big players like Virender Sehwag and Kevin Pietersen, but even they would have been surprised with the way their batting crumbled. Mahela Jayawardene needed some support out in the middle and he did not get any. Some work to do for DD before their next match against Rajasthan Royals on 6 April.