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Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 25th Match IPL 2021

29 Apr 2021, Narendra Modi Stadium, IPL 2021
Delhi Capitals win by 7 wickets
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Match Details

Current Batters
Marcus Stoinis – 6(3)
Shimron Hetmyer – 0(1)
Current BowlerPrasidh Krishna – 3.3ov – 36/0
Current Run Rate9.45
TossDelhi Capitals won the toss and elected to bowl.
Home TeamDelhi Capitals
Score: 3-156 | Overs: 16.3
Away TeamKolkata Knight Riders
Score: 6-154 | Overs: 20.0
SeriesIPL 2021
UmpiresChaudhary, A K
Barde, Y C
Dandekar, A Y
Match RefereeBhatt, P J

Who Will Win? Current Live Odds

Match Scorecard

1st Inn Delhi Capitals
BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
Prithvi Shaw c: Rana b: Cummins 82 41 11 3 200.00
Shikhar Dhawan lbw: Cummins 46 47 4 1 97.87
Rishabh Pant c: Mavi b: Cummins 16 8 2 1 200.00
Marcus Stoinis not out 6 3 1 0 200.00
Shimron Hetmyer not out 0 1 0 0 0.00
Total (16.3 Ov, RR: 9.45) 156/3
Fall of wickets: 2-146 (Prithvi Shaw, 15.2), 1-132 (Shikhar Dhawan, 13.5), 3-150 (Rishabh Pant, 15.5)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Shivam Mavi 1.0 0 25 0 25.00 1 0
Varun Chakravarthy 4.0 0 34 0 8.50 2 0
Prasidh Krishna 3.3 0 36 0 10.29 0 1
Sunil Narine 4.0 0 36 0 9.00 1 0
Pat Cummins 4.0 0 24 3 6.00 0 0
1st Inn Kolkata Knight Riders
BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
Nitish Rana st: Pant b: Patel 15 12 1 1 125.00
Shubman Gill c: Smith b: Khan 43 38 3 1 113.16
Rahul Tripathi c: Yadav b: Stoinis 19 17 2 0 111.76
Eoin Morgan c: Smith b: Yadav 0 2 0 0 0.00
Sunil Narine b: Yadav 0 1 0 0 0.00
Andre Russell not out 45 27 2 4 166.67
Dinesh Karthik lbw: Patel 14 10 1 1 140.00
Pat Cummins not out 11 13 1 0 84.62
Total (20.0 Ov, RR: 7.70) 154/6
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Nitish Rana, 3.4), 5-82 (Shubman Gill, 12.6), 2-69 (Rahul Tripathi, 9.3), 3-74 (Eoin Morgan, 10.2), 4-75 (Sunil Narine, 10.4), 6-109 (Dinesh Karthik, 16.2)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Ishant Sharma 4.0 0 34 0 8.50 0 0
Kagiso Rabada 4.0 0 31 0 7.75 1 0
Axar Patel 4.0 0 32 2 8.00 0 0
Avesh Khan 4.0 0 31 1 7.75 0 0
Lalit Yadav 3.0 0 13 2 4.33 0 0
Marcus Stoinis 1.0 0 7 1 7.00 0 0

Match Commentary

Over 17 6 runs
DEL 3-156
16.3 4
Over 17. 6 runs. Bowler: Prasidh Krishna. Delhi Capitals: 3-156(rr 9.18)
FOUR! Prasidh Krishna to Marcus Stoinis. Half volley, middle stump no foot movement Slog, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Winning runs. A convincing victory for DC as they thump KKR by seven wickets. DC’s openers were unfazed by KKR bowlers and smashed boundaries for fun. Prithvi Shaw is adjudged as the Player of the Match for his scintillating performance with the bat. Join us for tomorrow’s game. Until then, Cheers.
16.2
Prasidh Krishna to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
16.1 2
Prasidh Krishna to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Tripathi.
Over 16 4 runs
DEL 0-0
15.6
Over 16. 4 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. Delhi Capitals: 3-150(rr 9.38)
Pat Cummins to Shimron Hetmyer. Half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Vinod.
15.5
OUT! Caught. Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control to long on, caught by Mavi. Skipper departs. DC need just five runs to win this game. In this situation Cummins gets his another wicket. Rishabh Pant goes for 16.nnn
15.4 4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs.
15.3
APPEAL! Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, hit body for no runs, fielded by Karthik, appeal made for Caught.
15.2
OUT! Caught. Pat Cummins to Prithvi Shaw. Back of a length, off stump backing away driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to cover, caught by Rana. Prithvi Shaw’s entertaining knock comes to an end. Second wicket down for DC. Prithvi Shaw goes for 82.
15.1
Pat Cummins to Prithvi Shaw. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Vinod.
Over 15 149 runs
DEL 0-0
14.6
Over 15. 14 runs. Bowler: Prasidh Krishna. Delhi Capitals: 1-146(rr 9.73)
Prasidh Krishna to Rishabh Pant. Slower length ball, down leg side on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs.
14.5 6
SIX! Prasidh Krishna to Rishabh Pant. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled over fine leg for 6 runs.
14.4 4
FOUR! Prasidh Krishna to Rishabh Pant. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
14.3 2
Prasidh Krishna to Rishabh Pant. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Tripathi.
14.2 136
FREE HIT. Prasidh Krishna to Prithvi Shaw. Full toss, down leg side moves in front Scoop, missed for 1 run, fielded by Karthik.
14.2 1
No ball Prasidh Krishna to Prithvi Shaw. Bouncer, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left and it was a no ball, fielded by Karthik.
14.1
Prasidh Krishna to Prithvi Shaw. Bouncer, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
Over 14 9 runs
DEL 1-132
13.6
Over 14. 9 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. Delhi Capitals: 1-132(rr 9.43)
Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs.
13.5
OUT! L.B.W. Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan. Full toss, middle stump moves in front working, hit pad. Cummins provides the breakthrough. Up goes the finger. Shikhar Dhawan departs for 46.
13.4
Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track cutting, well timed to backward point for no runs, run save by Gill.
13.3 6
SIX! Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan. Short, outside off stump moves in front pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep backward square leg for 6 runs.
13.2 1
Pat Cummins to Prithvi Shaw. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Rana.
13.1 2
Pat Cummins to Prithvi Shaw. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot glancing, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Narine.
Over 13 10 runs
DEL 0-123
12.6 1
Over 13. 10 runs. Bowler: Sunil Narine. Delhi Capitals: 0-123(rr 9.46)
Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Tripathi.
12.6 1
Wide Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw. Off break length ball, to leg no foot movement glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by Karthik.
12.5 1
Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Rana.
12.4
Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, inside edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Russell.
12.3 1
Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to silly mid off for 1 run.
12.2
Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Rana.
12.1 6
SIX! Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. Prithvi Shaw pulls the delivery over the fence for a maximum.
Over 12 9 runs
DEL 0-113
11.6 1
Over 12. 9 runs. Bowler: Varun Chakravarthy. Delhi Capitals: 0-113(rr 9.42)
Varun Chakravarthy to Prithvi Shaw. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
11.5 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Tripathi.
11.4 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Prithvi Shaw. Quicker length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Gill.
11.3 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Tripathi.
11.3 1
APPEAL! Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by Karthik, appeal made for Stumped.
11.2
Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Mavi.
11.1 4
FOUR! Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Shikhar Dhawan slaps it well to the fence.
Over 11 9 runs
DEL 0-0
10.6 1
Over 11. 9 runs. Bowler: Sunil Narine. Delhi Capitals: 0-104(rr 9.45)
Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Russell.
10.5 1
Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, mis-timed to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Krishna.
10.4 1
Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Morgan.
10.3 1
Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw. Carrom ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Gill.
10.2 4
FOUR! Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw. Carrom ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs.
10.1 1
Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Rana.
Over 10 11 runs
DEL 0-0
9.6 1
Over 10. 11 runs. Bowler: Varun Chakravarthy. Delhi Capitals: 0-95(rr 9.50)
Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Tripathi.
9.5 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Prithvi Shaw. Googly length ball, middle stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 1 run, fielded by Rana.
9.4 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Rana.
9.3 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Prithvi Shaw. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Gill.
9.2 6
SIX! Varun Chakravarthy to Prithvi Shaw. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs, dropped catch by Gill. Prithvi Shaw steps down the track and lofts it over the long-off ropes for a maximum.
9.1 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Narine.
Over 9 3 runs
DEL 0-84
8.6 1
Over 9. 3 runs. Bowler: Sunil Narine. Delhi Capitals: 0-84(rr 9.33)
Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan. Arm ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Tripathi.
8.5 1
Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
8.4 1
Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Rana.
8.3
Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
8.2
Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
8.1
Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
Over 8 10 runs
DEL 0-81
7.6
Over 8. 10 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. Delhi Capitals: 0-81(rr 10.12)
Pat Cummins to Prithvi Shaw. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Vinod.
7.5
Pat Cummins to Prithvi Shaw. Bouncer, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
7.4 4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Prithvi Shaw. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs.
7.3 1
Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Gill.
7.2 4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Lucky boundary for Shikhar Dhawan.
7.1 1
Pat Cummins to Prithvi Shaw. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Tripathi.
Over 7 4 runs
DEL 0-71
6.6
Over 7. 4 runs. Bowler: Varun Chakravarthy. Delhi Capitals: 0-71(rr 10.14)
Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly length ball, middle stump on the back foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Rana.
6.5
Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, mis-timed to silly mid off for no runs.
6.4 2
Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Tripathi.
6.3 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Prithvi Shaw. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Tripathi.
6.2 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Gill.
6.1
Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, top edge in the air uncontrolled to short third man for no runs, fielded by Narine.
Over 6 1 run
DEL 0-67
5.6
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 1 run. Bowler: Pat Cummins. Delhi Capitals: 0-67(rr 11.17)
Pat Cummins to Prithvi Shaw. Bouncer, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Karthik. At the end of Power Play, DC have scored 67 for no loss.
5.5 1
Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan. Back of a length, outside off stump moves in front working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Russell.
5.4
Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Russell.
5.3
Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed to silly point for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
5.2
Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
5.1
Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Mavi.
Over 5 9 runs
DEL 0-66
4.6 4
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 9 runs. Bowler: Prasidh Krishna. Delhi Capitals: 0-66(rr 13.20)
FOUR! Prasidh Krishna to Prithvi Shaw. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs.
4.5 1
Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, well timed to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
4.4
Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs.
4.3
Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Russell.
4.2
Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, leading edge to mid off for no runs, fielded by Mavi.
4.1 4
FOUR! Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Shikhar Dhawan drives it to the deep cover fence for a boundary.
Over 4 14 runs
DEL 0-0
3.6 2
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 14 runs. Bowler: Sunil Narine. Delhi Capitals: 0-57(rr 14.25)
Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 2 runs, fielded by Gill.
3.5 4
FOUR! Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs.
3.4 6
SIX! Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep cover for 6 runs.
3.3 1
Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Gill.
3.2
Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
3.1 1
Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Tripathi.
Over 3 8 runs
DEL 0-0
2.6
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Prasidh Krishna. Delhi Capitals: 0-43(rr 14.33)
Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Rana.
2.5 2
Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to deep point for 2 runs, run save by Cummins.
2.4
Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, missed for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
2.3 2
Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Cummins.
2.2
Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Mavi.
2.1 4
FOUR! Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Nicely timed. Dhawan clears the ropes with ease.
Over 2 10 runs
DEL 0-0
1.6 2
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Varun Chakravarthy. Delhi Capitals: 0-35(rr 17.50)
Varun Chakravarthy to Prithvi Shaw. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Krishna.
1.5
Varun Chakravarthy to Prithvi Shaw. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Rana.
1.4 4
FOUR! Varun Chakravarthy to Prithvi Shaw. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs.
1.3 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, shy attempt by Russell, fielded by Tripathi.
1.3 1
Wide Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by Karthik.
1.2 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Prithvi Shaw. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Gill.
1.1 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
Over 1 25 runs
DEL 0-25
0.6 4
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 25 runs. Bowler: Shivam Mavi. Delhi Capitals: 0-25(rr 25.00)
FOUR! Shivam Mavi to Prithvi Shaw. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Dream start for DC. Six ball six fours. What a start of this.
0.5 4
FOUR! Shivam Mavi to Prithvi Shaw. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs.
0.4 4
FOUR! Shivam Mavi to Prithvi Shaw. Slower ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs.
0.3 4
FOUR! Shivam Mavi to Prithvi Shaw. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
0.2 4
FOUR! Shivam Mavi to Prithvi Shaw. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
0.1 4
FOUR! Shivam Mavi to Prithvi Shaw. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Placement perfection from Prithvi Shaw.
0.1 1
NEW BALL. Wide Shivam Mavi to Prithvi Shaw. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, run save by Karthik.
Start of Delhi Capitals Innings.
Over 20 13 runs
KKR 6-154
19.6 6
Over 20. 13 runs. Bowler: Avesh Khan. Kolkata Knight Riders: 6-154(rr 7.70)
SIX! Avesh Khan to Andre Russell. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Russell finishes the innings with a maximum. Kolkata Knight Riders scored 154-6 from 20 overs. Andre Russell played a quick fire knock and he scored unbeaten 45. For DC, Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav bagged two wickets each. Join us for the DC run chase in another few minutes.
19.5 1
Avesh Khan to Pat Cummins. Yorker, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, inside edge to mid wicket for 1 run.
19.4 1
Avesh Khan to Andre Russell. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long off for 1 run, run save by Smith.
19.3 1
Avesh Khan to Pat Cummins. Full toss, to leg no foot movement glancing, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Dhawan.
19.2 4
FOUR! Avesh Khan to Pat Cummins. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
19.1
Avesh Khan to Pat Cummins. Yorker, outside off stump moves in front Slog, missed for no runs, fielded by Pant.
Over 19 18 runs
KKR 0-0
18.6 6
Over 19. 18 runs. Bowler: Kagiso Rabada. Kolkata Knight Riders: 6-141(rr 7.42)
SIX! Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell. Full toss, to leg backing away Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Back to back maximums. 18 runs of this over.
18.5 6
SIX! Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away pulling, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs.
18.4
Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell. Length ball, to leg backing away Slog, missed for no runs, fielded by Pant.
18.3 4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell. Full toss, middle stump backing away Slog, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
18.2
Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell. Off cutter short, outside off stump backing away pulling, missed for no runs, fielded by Pant.
18.1 1
Kagiso Rabada to Pat Cummins. Full toss, middle stump on the back foot Slog, missed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Stoinis.
18.1 1
Wide Kagiso Rabada to Pat Cummins. Length ball, to leg no foot movement Slog, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by Pant.
Over 18 7 runs
KKR 6-123
17.6 2
Over 18. 11 runs. Bowler: Avesh Khan. Kolkata Knight Riders: 6-123(rr 6.83)
Avesh Khan to Andre Russell. Yorker, outside off stump backing away sweeping, to third man for 2 runs, run save by Shaw.
17.5 4
FOUR! Avesh Khan to Andre Russell. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
17.4 1
Avesh Khan to Pat Cummins. Full toss, middle stump no foot movement Slog, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
17.3
Avesh Khan to Pat Cummins. Yorker, outside off stump no foot movement driving, missed for no runs, fielded by Pant.
17.2
Avesh Khan to Pat Cummins. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed for no runs, fielded by Pant.
17.1
Avesh Khan to Pat Cummins. Half volley, to leg no foot movement glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.
Over 17 7 runs
KKR 0-0
16.6 1
Over 17. 7 runs. Bowler: Axar Patel. Kolkata Knight Riders: 6-112(rr 6.59)
Axar Patel to Pat Cummins. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump backing away Slog, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Smith.
16.5 2
Axar Patel to Pat Cummins. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Hetmyer.
16.4
Axar Patel to Pat Cummins. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs.
16.3
Axar Patel to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs.
16.2
OUT! L.B.W. Axar Patel to Dinesh Karthik. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, hit pad. Trapped in front! Karthik looks to reverse sweep the delivery but misses. The ball raps onto his pad. A loud shout for LBW by the bowler and its given. Karthik opts for the review, but the wickets are hitting. KKR lost their review and Karthik departs for 14.
16.1 4
FOUR! Axar Patel to Dinesh Karthik. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
Over 16 10 runs
KKR 5-105
15.6 1
Over 16. 10 runs. Bowler: Ishant Sharma. Kolkata Knight Riders: 5-105(rr 6.56)
Ishant Sharma to Dinesh Karthik. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump moves in front sweeping, bottom edge to point for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.
15.5
Ishant Sharma to Dinesh Karthik. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge back to bowler for no runs.
15.4 1
Ishant Sharma to Andre Russell. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
15.3
Ishant Sharma to Andre Russell. Full toss, outside off stump backing away cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by Pant.
15.2 6
SIX! Ishant Sharma to Andre Russell. Length ball, middle stump backing away Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
15.1 2
Ishant Sharma to Andre Russell. Full toss, to leg on the back foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Yadav.
Over 15 9 runs
KKR 5-95
14.6 6
Over 15. 9 runs. Bowler: Axar Patel. Kolkata Knight Riders: 5-95(rr 6.33)
SIX! Axar Patel to Dinesh Karthik. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Dinesh Karthik finds the gap well and clears the ropes beautifully.
14.5
Axar Patel to Dinesh Karthik. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Rabada.
14.4 1
Axar Patel to Andre Russell. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Hetmyer.
14.3 1
Axar Patel to Dinesh Karthik. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run.
14.2 1
Axar Patel to Andre Russell. Stock length ball, outside off stump backing away pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Dhawan.
14.1
Axar Patel to Andre Russell. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs.
Over 14 4 runs
KKR 5-86
13.6 1
Over 14. 4 runs. Bowler: Kagiso Rabada. Kolkata Knight Riders: 5-86(rr 6.14)
Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Stoinis.
13.5
Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed for no runs, fielded by Pant.
13.4 1
Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Sharma.
13.3 1
Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell. Full toss, to leg backing away driving, well timed to long on for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
13.2 1
Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Sharma.
13.1
Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Smith.
Over 13 4 runs
KKR 5-82
12.6
Over 13. 4 runs. Bowler: Avesh Khan. Kolkata Knight Riders: 5-82(rr 6.31)
OUT! Caught. Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, caught by Smith. Gill’s entertaining knock comes to an end. Avesh Khan gets his first wicket. Shubman Gill goes for 43.
12.5 1
Avesh Khan to Andre Russell. Yorker, off stump backing away pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Dhawan.
12.4
Avesh Khan to Andre Russell. Bouncer, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Pant.
12.3 1
Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track cutting, mis-timed to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Smith.
12.2 1
Avesh Khan to Andre Russell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Hetmyer.
12.1 1
Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill. Back of a length, middle stump backing away pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Dhawan.
Over 12 3 runs
KKR 4-78
11.6
Over 12. 3 runs. Bowler: Kagiso Rabada. Kolkata Knight Riders: 4-78(rr 6.50)
Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell. Yorker, to leg backing away defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Pant.
11.5
APPEAL! Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed for no runs, fielded by Pant, appeal made for Caught.
11.4 1
Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, direct hit by Hetmyer, fielded by Pant.
11.3
Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill. Length ball, off stump no foot movement working, leading edge to point for no runs, fielded by Shaw.
11.2 1
Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell. Full toss, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Dhawan.
11.1 1
Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Smith, fielded by Khan.
Over 11 2 runs
KKR 4-75
10.6
Over 11. 2 runs. Bowler: Lalit Yadav. Kolkata Knight Riders: 4-75(rr 6.82)
Lalit Yadav to Andre Russell. Off break length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, missed for no runs, fielded by Pant.
10.5
Lalit Yadav to Andre Russell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Hetmyer.
10.4
OUT! Bowled. Lalit Yadav to Sunil Narine. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed. Perfect spin delivery. Narine looks to push the delivery but misses it completely. The ball crashes onto the stumps.
10.3 1
Lalit Yadav to Shubman Gill. Quicker ball full toss, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Stoinis.
10.2
OUT! Caught. Lalit Yadav to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, off stump backing away driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, caught by Smith. Skipper departs! Smith takes a simple catch at long-off to dismiss Morgan a duck.
10.1 1
Lalit Yadav to Shubman Gill. Quicker ball back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Stoinis.
Over 10 8 runs
KKR 0-0
9.6 1
Over 10. 8 runs. Bowler: Marcus Stoinis. Kolkata Knight Riders: 2-73(rr 7.30)
Marcus Stoinis to Shubman Gill. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, run save by Hetmyer.
9.5 2
Marcus Stoinis to Shubman Gill. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Sharma.
9.4 1
Marcus Stoinis to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, down leg side backing away working, hit pad to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Hetmyer.
9.3
OUT! Caught. Marcus Stoinis to Rahul Tripathi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep cover, caught by Yadav. Stoinis strikes in his first over. Second wicket down for KKR.
9.2 4
FOUR! Marcus Stoinis to Rahul Tripathi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs.
9.1
Marcus Stoinis to Rahul Tripathi. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by Pant.
Over 9 7 runs
KKR 0-0
8.6 1
Over 9. 7 runs. Bowler: Lalit Yadav. Kolkata Knight Riders: 1-65(rr 7.22)
Lalit Yadav to Rahul Tripathi. Quicker ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Smith.
8.5 1
Lalit Yadav to Shubman Gill. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Stoinis.
8.4 1
Lalit Yadav to Rahul Tripathi. Quicker ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Smith.
8.3 2
Lalit Yadav to Rahul Tripathi. Off break length ball, down leg side down the track working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Stoinis.
8.2 1
Lalit Yadav to Shubman Gill. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Stoinis.
8.1 1
Lalit Yadav to Rahul Tripathi. Off break full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Dhawan.
Over 8 9 runs
KKR 0-0
7.6 6
Over 8. 9 runs. Bowler: Axar Patel. Kolkata Knight Riders: 1-58(rr 7.25)
SIX! Axar Patel to Shubman Gill. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Into the stands! Gill launches the delivery over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
7.5
Axar Patel to Shubman Gill. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, mis-timed to silly mid on for no runs.
7.4 1
Axar Patel to Rahul Tripathi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 1 run, fielded by Smith.
7.3 1
Axar Patel to Shubman Gill. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Stoinis.
7.2
Axar Patel to Shubman Gill. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs.
7.1 1
Axar Patel to Rahul Tripathi. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
Over 7 4 runs
KKR 0-0
6.6 1
Over 7. 4 runs. Bowler: Lalit Yadav. Kolkata Knight Riders: 1-49(rr 7.00)
Lalit Yadav to Rahul Tripathi. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Smith.
6.5
Lalit Yadav to Rahul Tripathi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs.
6.4 1
Lalit Yadav to Shubman Gill. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Smith.
6.3
Lalit Yadav to Shubman Gill. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs.
6.2 1
Lalit Yadav to Rahul Tripathi. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off for 1 run, fielded by Dhawan.
6.1 1
Lalit Yadav to Shubman Gill. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Smith.
Over 6 12 runs
KKR 1-45
5.6
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 13 runs. Bowler: Ishant Sharma. Kolkata Knight Riders: 1-45(rr 7.50)
Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short mid wicket for 1 run.
5.5 4
FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill. Length ball, to leg down the track flick, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled past long on for 4 runs.
5.4 1
Ishant Sharma to Rahul Tripathi. Length ball, off stump down the track working, mis-timed to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
5.3 1
APPEAL! Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, direct hit by Smith, fielded by Rabada, appeal made for Run Out.
5.2 4
FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill. Slower ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Classy shot! Gill nicely drives it to the deep extra cover fence for a boundary.
5.1 2
Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Dhawan.
Over 5 7 runs
KKR 0-0
4.6 4
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Avesh Khan. Kolkata Knight Riders: 1-32(rr 6.40)
FOUR! Avesh Khan to Rahul Tripathi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs.
4.5 1
Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track working, to mid on for 1 run, direct hit by Rabada, fielded by Yadav.
4.4
Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill. Full toss, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed back to bowler for no runs.
4.3 1
Avesh Khan to Rahul Tripathi. Back of a length, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, mis-timed to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Sharma.
4.2 1
Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Stoinis.
4.1
Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Smith.
Over 4 7 runs
KKR 1-25
3.6
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Axar Patel. Kolkata Knight Riders: 1-25(rr 6.25)
Axar Patel to Rahul Tripathi. Stock length ball, middle stump backing away working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Pant.
3.5
Axar Patel to Rahul Tripathi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Hetmyer.
3.4
OUT! Stumped. Axar Patel to Nitish Rana. Quicker length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, missed, by Pant. Axar Patel takes his first wicket. Rana goes for 15.
3.3 6
SIX! Axar Patel to Nitish Rana. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep backward point for 6 runs. Rana bends his one knee and reverse sweeps it well over the fence for a maximum.
3.2 1
Axar Patel to Shubman Gill. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
3.1
Axar Patel to Shubman Gill. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to silly mid on for no runs.
Over 3 8 runs
KKR 0-0
2.6 1
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Ishant Sharma. Kolkata Knight Riders: 0-18(rr 6.00)
Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Stoinis.
2.5
Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Smith.
2.4 4
FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs.
2.3 1
Ishant Sharma to Nitish Rana. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot dropped, to point for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
2.2 1
Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
2.1 1
Ishant Sharma to Nitish Rana. Length ball, middle stump deep in crease pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Smith.
Over 2 6 runs
KKR 0-0
1.6 1
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Kagiso Rabada. Kolkata Knight Riders: 0-10(rr 5.00)
Kagiso Rabada to Nitish Rana. Length ball, middle stump moves in front Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Sharma.
1.5 4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Nitish Rana. Off cutter back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. First boundary of the game. Great shot of this.
1.4
Kagiso Rabada to Nitish Rana. Full toss, down leg side backing away working, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs.
1.3
Kagiso Rabada to Nitish Rana. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot Steer, missed for no runs, fielded by Pant.
1.2
Kagiso Rabada to Nitish Rana. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Stoinis.
1.1 1
Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Smith.
Over 1 4 runs
KKR 0-0
0.6
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Ishant Sharma. Kolkata Knight Riders: 0-4(rr 4.00)
Ishant Sharma to Nitish Rana. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Yadav.
0.5 1
Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Hetmyer.
0.4
Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill. Length ball, middle stump down the track working, hit pad to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Shaw.
0.3 1
Ishant Sharma to Nitish Rana. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
0.2 1
Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to point for 1 run, direct hit by Yadav.
0.1 1
NEW BALL. Ishant Sharma to Nitish Rana. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
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Start of Kolkata Knight Riders Innings. We are here for the second match of today’s doubleheader. It’s the Delhi Capitals takes on the Kolkata Knight Riders live from Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Both sides are going to play their seventh game tonight and will look to move upward by winning. Let’s see how both sides are going to execute their game plans. Here we go.
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Start of Innings. We are here for the second match of today’s doubleheader. It’s the Delhi Capitals takes on the Kolkata Knight Riders live from Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Both sides are going to play their seventh game tonight and will look to move upward by winning. Let’s see how both sides are going to execute their game plans. Here we go.
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Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to bowl.
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Teams will be announced at the toss

Match Prediction

It’s been a couple of nerve-wrecking games for the Delhi Capitals. They got over the line in one and fell one run short in the other. The second was a game they could’ve wrapped up the chase well in advance if not for Rishabh Pant’s struggle. However, Shimron Hetmyer’s form has been one big positive for DC over the last few games. He walked in and wiped off a tight run-chase against Mumbai Indians a few games ago and almost pulled off a heist against Royal Challengers Bangalore with his stunning 53 off 25.

Delhi’s top-order has looked solid as well and they have been one of the reasons why they have won four out of six. Rishabh Pant’s indifferent form may be a slight worry. Meanwhile, the bowling has done well in patches. Avesh Khan has been a huge plus and he has delivered almost every game. Kagiso Rabada just seems to be getting back on track and was nailing his yorkers in the last game.

KKR ended their four-match losing streak and finally chased down a total successfully this season. Even though they were chasing a paltry total of 124, they were in trouble early on at 17/3. But Rahul Tripathi and Eoin Morgan ensured they don’t suffer another heart-breaking defeat after the bowlers had set it up beautifully. KKR’s top-order is still a big worry, Shubman Gill hasn’t fired yet while Nitish Rana’s runs have dried up after the first two successive half-centuries.

The bowling has been inconsistent but it seems like the Ahmedabad track suits this KKR attack. Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy have combined to form a potent spin-bowling pair while Pat Cummins and Prasidh Krishna have been expensive at times but can rattle the batters with pace. Shivam Mavi has fit in well in the last couple of games.

KKR are marginally ahead on the head to head record. They have won 14 games while Delhi have won 12. However, Delhi have won four out of the last five encounters between these two sides.

Team Pld Won Lost Tied N/R Net RR Pts
1 Delhi Capitals 8 6 2 0 0 0.547 12
2 Chennai Super Kings 7 5 2 0 0 1.263 10
3 Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 5 2 0 0 -0.171 10
4 Mumbai Indians 7 4 3 0 0 0.062 8
5 Rajasthan Royals 7 3 4 0 0 -0.19 6
6 Punjab Kings 8 3 5 0 0 -0.368 6
7 Kolkata Knight Riders 7 2 5 0 0 -0.494 4
8 Sunrisers Hyderabad 7 1 6 0 0 -0.623 2

Team News

Team news: Delhi Capitals

Ravichandran Ashwin has taken a break from this IPL 2021 as he wants to be with his family in their fight against COVID-19. Ishant Sharma replaced him in the playing XI. DC might just look at slotting in Sam Billings in place of a struggling Steve Smith.

Team news: Kolkata Knight Riders

There are no injury concerns for KKR and they are unlikely to make any changes to the winning combination.

Predicted XI

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Steven Smith/Sam Billings, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma

Kolkata Knight Riders: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna

Key players

The Delhi opening pair: Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw have been crucial to DC’s success this season. In each of the four games that they have won, either or both have made telling contributions. In the only game that DC lost batting first, both openers were out for single-digit scores while in the other game that they lost, Dhawan scored 6 while Shaw made 21. Thus, the DC opening pair has been magnificent and their partnerships for this season read 138, 5 (lost), 59, 11, 81 and 23 (lost). Individually, Dhawan has amassed 265 runs averaging 44.16 and striking at 140.21 while Shaw has made 187 runs at an average of 31.16 and a strike-rate of 153.27.

Shivam Mavi: Shivam Mavi has been pretty impressive in the last couple of games. The Uttar Pradesh pacer has returned with figures of 1/19 against RR and 1/13 against Punjab. Out of the eight overs he has bowled so far, six have come in the powerplay and he has conceded just 25 runs. Thus, against the likes of Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan who tend to go all guns blazing in the powerplay, Mavi’s role might be the key. He has kept it really tight and hasn’t really offered any freebies.

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