Despite David Warner's fifty, Delhi Capitals almost made a meal of their chase, as they managed to win the low scoring thriller with just four balls to spare.
The DC skipper was happy about getting their first points, but was also upfront about the manner of the win.
"Great to get the two points. It's awesome; we are really proud of the bowling unit. We asked for wickets in the powerplay, and they did that. Again we lost wickets in a cluster. We can have those upfront conversations. We played an okay game," Warner said.
Meanwhile, Nitish Rana rued Kolkata Knight Riders' missed opportunity with the bat. Wickets continued to fall from both ends, after his dismissal, and it took a Russell special off the last over for KKR to lend some respectability to the total.
"We were 15-20 runs short, and we knew the wicket wasn't easy. I should have batted longer, and at that time, my wicket was crucial," he said.
Nitish didn't fall short on commending his bowlers for stretching the game deep enough to not dent their net run-rate. It also keeps them in good stead, as they enter the business end of the tournament.
"Credit to the bowlers, if they can even fight with this total, better days are definitely ahead. The plan was just to delay their win. Credit to DC too for their batting in the powerplay. We need to bowl like the way we did today, if we manage to sort these things out, we can fight better I guess," Rana added.
KKR will next face the Chennai Super Kings at home on 23rd April, while Warner's men will head to Hyderabad to face off against his former franchise.