Kolkata Knight Riders went into the match against Delhi Daredevils at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata as favourites, and put up the kind of performance that was befitting of a former champion. Fielding first, their bowlers exploited the conditions brilliantly as the pacers extracted lot of bounce out of the wicket. Then the spinners took over, and kept up the pressure
Delhi Daredevils finished seventh in the points table with five wins and eight losses, and a total of 11 points. Right from the start, they never looked in any form of rhythm, but showed improvements as the tournament progressed. Their first win came against Kings XI Punjab at Pune by five wickets.