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DC vs KKR Match 16 Commentary

Results
Match 16, Visakhapatnam, April 03, 2024, Indian Premier League, 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 106 runs

Commentary

6:17 PM IST Right then, we have had 16 matches so far in this year's competition and the points table is starting to take shape with a few teams standing out and a few teams having a tough time. There's still a long, long way to go but it is now about building momentum. Next up is a clash between Gujarat and Punjab in Ahmedabad which will take place on Thursday, 4 April and will begin at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT). You can join us a lot sooner for the build-up. Till then, take care and goodbye!
6:16 PM IST Sunil Narine is the Player of the Match for his devastating knock at the top of the order, his 14th time winning the award, joint-highest for Kolkata in the tournament alongside Andre Russell. Narine says cricket is all about batting and it is much more pleasing but at the end of the day, he still enjoys his bowling. Adds that he has one role with the bat and knows it well and reckons that they do have great batters in the side and he just does his job. Mentions that Phil Salt is aggressive at the other end which takes pressure off him and he doesn't want to play too many dot balls either. Ends by saying that they want to win games by big margins and thankfully, it all went well for them in this game.
6:15 PM IST Shreyas Iyer, the skipper of Kolkata says that they thought 220 would be a good total and 270 plus was the icing on the cake. Says Sunil Narine's job is to go out there and free his arms. It's a big positive that he gets them to a flying start in the Powerplay and takes on the bowlers. Appreciates Angkrish Raghuvanshi and says he was fearless and also lauds his work ethic. Adds he is a smart batter and the shots were pleasing to the eyes. Mentions it is great to see the bowlers stepping up and taking timely wickets and most importantly says they complemented each other well. Says Vaibhav Arora was brilliant with the ball and took important wickets. On being asked about Harshit Rana's injury, he says he was feeling a bit of discomfort in his shoulder area. Ends up by saying that you always have to be down to earth, especially in a tournament like this.
6:05 PM IST The Presentation ceremony...
6:05 PM IST Earlier in the game, Shreyas Iyer won the toss and had no hesitation to bat first as the pitch looked like a batting paradise and the Kolkata batters proved it as well. Phil Salt was quick out of the blocks but it was Sunil Narine who after a few plays and misses, went berserk. Narine kept hitting the ball to the fence and over the fence. Young Angkrish Raghuvanshi who was sent up the order matched Narine shot-for-shot and the duo piled on the misery on the Delhi bowlers. Everyone that came in to bat after that kept finding the fence with the likes of Andre Russell and Rinku Singh playing formidable cameos to take Kolkata to 272 massive runs, the second-highest total ever in the competition. Delhi started off decently with the ball but after the first two overs or so, everything changed and they went for plenty. No one was able to curtail the flow of runs and they missed the services of Kuldeep Yadav in that middle phase heavily as well. In reply, Delhi got into early trouble and even after a couple of solid knocks, they ended up losing by 106 runs.
6:00 PM IST Kolkata's lead pacer, Mitchell Starc is now down for a chat. Starc says that he didn't change too much and in a game of T20, you need to move on pretty quickly and it's not the start he wanted personally but the positive is that the team is winning. Adds that it is T20 cricket and it can be brutal at times, especially on the bowlers and you need to take a bit of luck whenever you can get it. Jokes a bit about getting his fellow Aussies batters out and is happy that the team bowled well. On Vaibhav Arora, he says that Vaibhav used the short ball well and for him, it is mostly about talking to the young guys in the nets and ends by saying that their bowling was fantastic in this game.
5:59 PM IST Rishabh Pant, the Delhi skipper is down for a chat. He begins by saying that the bowlers were just all over the place and it was one of those days where nothing went to their favor. Adds that as a batting unit, they talked about going as hard as possible. It's better to get all out than not trying to chase the target. On being asked about reviews, he states it was too loud and there was some issue with the screen and says nothing can be done about it. He says that it's time to reflect from an individual point of view and come positive in the next game. On being asked about his fitness, he states he is doing well and enjoying his time in the field.
5:55 PM IST Delhi had a win under their belt coming into this match but needed another win to really get up and running. However, it turned out to be a total disaster from their perspective as their bowling which was the most economical inside the Powerplay this season went for 80 plus runs in this match. Once that happened, everything went downhill. With the bat, it was a very, very tough ask but certainly, the top order could have done a lot more. Prithvi Shaw was the first one to get out and Mitchell Marsh once again flopped. Abishek Porel came in as the Impact Player but got out on a duck and David Warner too couldn't kick on. Rishabh Pant and Tristan Stubbs though played a couple of stellar knocks which will be a huge positive for Delhi. However, they need to perform better as a team if they want their season to get back on track.
5:50 PM IST Wow, what a win here for Kolkata as they make it three wins out of three to start the campaign and go joint top with Rajasthan on 6 points. This is also the first time in 17 seasons that Kolkata have won their first three games of the season. Yes, the foundation was laid in the first innings by the batters and it was a score that was almost impossible to even dream of but the pacers too did a stellar job in the Powerplay. The Impact Player, Vaibhav Arora made an instant impact by picking up Prithvi Shaw, and after that Mitchell Starc joined the party, getting rid of both his fellow Aussies as Arora got his second wicket too and Kolkata had 90% of the game in the bag then and there. There was some quality ball-striking from the opposition in the middle phase but that was bound to happen on such a good pitch. Varun Chakaravarthy too got wickets at the right time and ensured that Kolkata not only won the game but did so by a big margin as well. Arora and Varun Chakaravarthy ended with three wickets each.
End of over 17.20 run
DC: 166/10CRR: 9.58RRR: 40.12
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17.2

Andre Russell to Anrich Nortje, no run

OUT! TAKEN! DONE AND DUSTED! KOLKATA WIN BY A HUGE MARGIN OF 106 RUNS! This is the first time they have won the first three games on the trot in this competition. This is a well-directed bumper on the stumps, Anrich Nortje mistimes the pull shot straight into the hands of the skipper Shreyas Iyer stationed at mid on. A massive victory for Kolkata which will tremendously inflate their net run rate. They still remain unbeaten in this season and climb to the top of the table.

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17.1

Andre Russell to Anrich Nortje, no run

Slow and on a length, Anrich Nortje swings and misses.

End of over 175 runs
DC: 166/9CRR: 9.76RRR: 35.66
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16.6

Vaibhav Arora to Anrich Nortje, 1 run

Short again and outside off, Anrich Nortje pulls it and gets it off the bottom end of the bat towards mid off for a single. Excellent bowling spell from Vaibhav Arora as he finishes off with tremendous figures of 4-0-27-3.

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16.5

Vaibhav Arora to Anrich Nortje, 2 runs

Bowls a slower one on a shortish length, Anrich Nortje cuts it off the top edge that flies over the slip cordon. They take two.

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16.5

Vaibhav Arora to Anrich Nortje, 1 run

WIDE! A steep bumper on the stumps over the batter's head. Wide given.

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16.4

Vaibhav Arora to Ishant Sharma, 1 run

A vicious bumper angling on the bodyline, Ishant Sharma moves away to the leg side and fends it off to the leg side before scampering for a single. Phil Salt throws the ball quickly and has a shy at the bowler's end. It hits Ishant in the process.

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16.3

Vaibhav Arora to Ishant Sharma, no run

Nails a precise yorker, Ishant Sharma somehow jams his bat and squeezes it to the off side.

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16.2

Vaibhav Arora to Ishant Sharma, no run

Short in length again around off, Ishant Sharma moves to the leg side and looks to cut but gets beaten.

5:43 PM IST Ishant Sharma is the last man in.
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16.1

Vaibhav Arora to Rasikh Dar, no run

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Vaibhav Arora gets his third and he has used his short deliveries to precision! A well-directed short-pitched delivery on the off stump line, it climbs up further after pitching, Rasikh Dar is too late on the pull shot and gets it off the top edge of the willow as the ball flies to the right of the keeper. Phil Salt completes the catch and takes it comfortably. Kolkata are just one wicket away from a comprehensive win.

End of over 162 runs
DC: 161/8CRR: 10.06RRR: 28
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15.6

Sunil Narine to Rasikh Dar, 1 run

Gets the ball to turn in on a length, around off, Rasikh Dar flicks it off the back foot for a single toward deep mid-wicket. Sunil Narine ends his spell with decent figures of (4-0-29-1).

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15.5

Sunil Narine to Rasikh Dar, no run

Drags his length on the stumps, Rasikh Dar hangs back and pushes it to covers.

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15.4

Sunil Narine to Rasikh Dar, no run

Too full, on the leg stump, Rasikh Dar sits down to sweep but fails to connect and it brushes off his pads.

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15.3

Sunil Narine to Anrich Nortje, 1 run

Another carrom ball outside off, Anrich Nortje drives it to sweepers for a single.

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15.2

Sunil Narine to Anrich Nortje, no run

Bowls a carrom ball, on a length, Anrich Nortje misses to pick the line and gets beaten getting a ping on the front pad.

5:37 PM IST Strategic break! Well, this game seems to be done and dusted and Kolkata are heading towards a massive win which would also make it three out of three for them. The Delhi middle order has fought valiantly but the damage done at the top was just too much to repair and they will have to go back to the drawing board. Let's see how many more runs can Delhi get. Also, Anrich Nortje walks out to bat now.
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15.1

Sunil Narine to Sumit Kumar, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Another one falls and it is finishing quite quickly now! Sunil Narine lands this on a fullish length in front of the stumps, Sumit Kumar sits down on his knee and looks to clear the fence but he mistimes it uppishly and finds Manish Pandey at deep mid-wicket who comes forward a few yards and takes a regulation grab. He won't drop those sitters. Delhi are 8 down now.

End of over 1511 runs
DC: 159/7CRR: 10.60RRR: 22.80
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14.6

Varun Chakaravarthy to Rasikh Dar, no run

Half a shout for LBW but not given and Kolkata are out of reviews. Slows it up now and bowls it on a dragged length on the stumps, Rasikh Dar plays all around it and gets hit high on the pads.

5:35 PM IST Rasikh Dar is the new batter in at number 9.
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14.5

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tristan Stubbs, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Tristan Stubbs just had to keep pushing and ended up getting out in the process. Varun Chakaravarthy floats this one up on middle and leg and asks the batter to take it on. Tristan Stubbs sits down to flick it away but ends up hitting it a bit too square behind square leg. Mitchell Starc runs to his right at deep square leg and slides across to take a fine catch and Stubbs has to walk back after a fine knock as well. Varun Chakaravarthy gets his third wicket.

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14.4

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tristan Stubbs, 4 runs

FOUR! Solid hit! Goes full and wide but ends up offering too much width, Tristan Stubbs stays deep in the crease and thumps it over covers for a boundary.

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14.3

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tristan Stubbs, no run

No harm done! Comes from over the stumps now and fires one in the blockhole on leg stump, Tristan Stubbs looks for the hard sweep but misses and gets it on the back leg.

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14.3

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tristan Stubbs, 5 runs

No ball! Don't know what Varun Chakaravarthy was trying there but that is a wild delivery. Comes from around the stumps and looks to angle it across the right-hander but the ball slips out of the hands and lands beyond the cut strip and beats the keeper to run away into the third man fence. Free Hit coming up.

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14.2

Varun Chakaravarthy to Sumit Kumar, 1 run

Leg bye! Shorter and on the pads, Sumit Kumar fails to flick it away and the ball goes off the pads to short fine leg. They pick up a leg bye.

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14.1

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

FIFTY for Tristan Stubbs and he yet again proves to be one of the standouts of Delhi's underwhelming season so far. Full and straight, just eased down to long on for a single.

End of over 1419 runs
DC: 148/6CRR: 10.57RRR: 20.83
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13.6

Sunil Narine to Sumit Kumar, 6 runs

SIX! What a cracking shot that! This is bowled well short over middle, Sumit Kumar rocks back and pulls it a long way over the square leg fence to make it 19 runs off the over.

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13.5

Sunil Narine to Sumit Kumar, no run

Fractionally short and around middle, turning in, Sumit Kumar plays all over it and misses the ball.

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13.4

Sunil Narine to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

At the stumps, Tristan Stubbs leans ahead a bit and pushes it through mid on for a single.

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13.3

Sunil Narine to Tristan Stubbs, 6 runs

SIX! Another one! Tossed up on the stumps and angling in, Tristan Stubbs gets down on one knee and swats it away over deep square leg for another biggie.

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13.2

Sunil Narine to Tristan Stubbs, 6 runs

SIX! That is some shot! Dragged down and pushed well outside off, Tristan Stubbs has to reach for it but manages to strike it clean and clear the cover fence for a maximum.

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13.1

Sunil Narine to Tristan Stubbs, no run

Nice and full around off, Tristan Stubbs looks for the slog-sweep but gets it off the cue end of the bat towards the off side.

5:27 PM IST Sunil Narine (2-0-8-0) is called back into the attack.
End of over 134 runs
DC: 129/6CRR: 9.92RRR: 20.57
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12.6

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

Shorter one around off, cut away hard and towards sweeper cover for one more.

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12.5

Varun Chakaravarthy to Sumit Kumar, 1 run

Full and around off, in the hitting zone and Sumit Kumar hammers it back past the bowler to long off for a single.

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12.4

Varun Chakaravarthy to Sumit Kumar, no run

A half-hearted appeal for LBW but it is turned down. Shreyas Iyer has a think about it and does take the review. Quick again from Varun Chakaravarthy and on a length on middle, this one turns in sharply after pitching and Sumit Kumar gets beaten past the inside edge while looking to block. Nothing on UltraEdge and Ball Tracking shows that the ball was missing the leg stump by a fair bit. Not the best day for reviews, Delhi didn't take a couple that would have gone in their favor and now Kolkata have wasted two.

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12.4

Varun Chakaravarthy to Sumit Kumar, 1 run

WIDE! Full and quick, just angling down leg, left alone for a wide.

5:24 PM IST Sumit Kumar is the new batter in for Delhi.
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12.3

Varun Chakaravarthy to Axar Patel, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Straight in and straight out for Axar Patel as Delhi slump further. Varun Chakaravarthy tosses this one up a bit and bowls it on off and middle stump. Axar tries to take him on right away and looks to go downtown but ends up shaking it over mid on. A couple of fielders run towards it but it is the substitute fielder Manish Pandey who charges in from the deep and dives forward to take an excellent catch.

5:22 PM IST Axar Patel walks in at number 7 with half of Delhi's side in the sheds.
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12.2

Varun Chakaravarthy to Rishabh Pant, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! It was coming and eventually, Rishabh Pant does mistime one in an attempt to keep going hard. Varun Chakaravarthy goes full and wide at 95 clicks and gets it just out of the hitting arc. Pant looks for the slog-sweep but has to reach to fetch it and ends up getting an outside edge. The ball gets sliced over backward point where Shreyas Iyer takes a good catch running back over his shoulder.

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12.1

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

Comes from around the stumps and bowls it very full at the toes, Tristan Stubbs makes some room and slog-sweeps it away without much timing to deep mid-wicket for a single.

5:20 PM IST Varun Chakaravarthy (2-0-23-0) to continue.
End of over 1228 runs
DC: 125/4CRR: 10.42RRR: 18.50
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11.6

Venkatesh Iyer to Rishabh Pant, 4 runs

FOUR! Wow, a hattrick of boundaries to end the over and Delhi pick up 28 runs off it! Goes full and wide, Rishabh Pant reaches out and manages to slice the ball away through the point region for another four. That's the most expensive over of the game and Venkatesh Iyer might not get the ball again for a while.

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11.5

Venkatesh Iyer to Rishabh Pant, 4 runs

FOUR MORE! FIFTY up for Rishabh Pant and he makes it back-to-back fifties, what a return for the southpaw! Banged in a bit shorter at the body but again just a bit too straight, Pant gets low and pulls it away one bounce over the backward square leg fence for a boundary. This is Pant's first fifty against Kolkata.

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11.4

Venkatesh Iyer to Rishabh Pant, 4 runs

FOUR! Make that 20 with 2 balls to go. Misses the wide yorker and ends up serving a low full toss, Rishabh Pant throws his hands at it and hammers it square through cover-point for a boundary.

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11.3

Venkatesh Iyer to Rishabh Pant, 6 runs

SIX! This is vintage Rishabh Pant! Comes from over the wicket now and bowls it full done leg, Rishabh Pant gets quite low and uses quick hands to just flick it away almost even without looking and gets it over fine leg for another maximum. 16 off the over with 3 balls to go.

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11.2

Venkatesh Iyer to Rishabh Pant, 6 runs

SIX! How has that gone all the way? Back of a length around off and angling in, Rishabh Pant keeps his shape and muscles it against the angle, powering it over deep cover for a biggie.

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11.1

Venkatesh Iyer to Rishabh Pant, 4 runs

FOUR! Just enough bat on it! Starts from around the stumps and strays down the leg side on a shortish length, Rishabh Pant gets inside the line and whips it just over short fine leg for a boundary.

5:14 PM IST Venkatesh Iyer is into the attack. He replaces Sunil Narine.
End of over 1110 runs
DC: 97/4CRR: 8.82RRR: 19.55
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10.6

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tristan Stubbs, 4 runs

FOUR! Too much heat on that one and even Andre Russell can't cut it off! Full and straight and well over 100 clicks, Tristan Stubbs manages to make a bit of room and drills it back past the bowler and to the left of long on for a boundary.

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10.5

Varun Chakaravarthy to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Quite full and angled in at the toes, flicked away to deep backward square leg for one more.

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10.4

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

Goes back to bowling it straight and fires it in at 108 clicks, Tristan Stubbs keeps the front leg out of the way and flicks it through mid-wicket for just another single.

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10.4

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

WIDE! That is a big wide! Full and wide outside the off stump and this one almost landed beyond thye cut strip.

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10.3

Varun Chakaravarthy to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Bowls it a bit fuller and fires it wide of the off stump, Rishabh Pant reaches out and toe-ends it firmly down to long off for one.

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10.2

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

A fraction shorter and over middle, Tristan Stubbs rocks back to pull but miscues it down to long on for just another single.

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10.1

Varun Chakaravarthy to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Quick and flat on off stump, Rishabh Pant stays put and whips it away past square leg for a single.

End of over 104 runs
DC: 87/4CRR: 8.70RRR: 18.60
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9.6

Sunil Narine to Tristan Stubbs, 2 runs

On off, and on a length, turning a bit in as well, Tristan Stubbs rocks back quickly and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs to end the over.

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9.5

Sunil Narine to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Shade full, on the stumps, Rishabh Pant advances down the track and drives it to deep mid-wicket for one.

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9.4

Sunil Narine to Rishabh Pant, no run

Short and outside off, Rishabh Pant mistimes to cut it through point.

5:08 PM IST A slight halt in the play as the Delhi physio walks out to perform a concussion check on Rishabh Pant but thankfully, he seems fine. We can now continue.
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9.3

Sunil Narine to Rishabh Pant, no run

Hides the ball and bowls it on a length around off, Rishabh Pant goes for a sweep and gets it off the back of the bat and then onto his helmet to the leg side.

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9.2

Sunil Narine to Rishabh Pant, no run

Spins back in sharply on a length, on off, Rishabh Pant doesn't pick the length correctly and gets a thickish outside edge to the leg side.

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9.1

Sunil Narine to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

Full in length, around off, Tristan Stubbs leans onto the ball and drives it along the carpet for a single toward long off. 50 run stand comes up between the two.

5:04 PM IST Strategic break! Well, this game seems to be heavily stacked against Delhi at the moment as they have lost 4 wickets and are scoring under 10 runs per over. The Kolkata pacers have done extremely well to take wickets inside the Powerplay and pile on the pressure on the opposition. Rishabh Pant and Tristan Stubbs have both started to fire but from here on, Delhi will need more than a miracle to turn things around and get the win.
End of over 913 runs
DC: 83/4CRR: 9.22RRR: 17.27
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8.6

Varun Chakaravarthy to Rishabh Pant, no run

Lands it full now, outside off, and quicker at 109 clicks, Rishabh Pant misses to reverse sweep it and gets beaten on the outside edge.

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8.5

Varun Chakaravarthy to Rishabh Pant, no run

Around the wicket this time on off, Rishabh Pant skips down the track and pushes it to extra covers.

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8.4

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

DROPPED! Shreyas Iyer spills an absolute sitter! Short, quick, and on the stumps, Tristan Stubbs pulls it off the back foot aerially straight towards Shreyas Iyer who drops it at deep mid-wicekt. They cross one.

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8.3

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tristan Stubbs, 6 runs

SIX! Up, up, and away! Wow! Short in length on the stumps, Tristan Stubbs quickly transfers the weight on the back foot and slaps it aerially down the ground for a massive six.

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8.2

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tristan Stubbs, no run

On a dragged length at the stumps, Tristan Stubbs backs away and punches it to the bowler.

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8.1

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tristan Stubbs, 6 runs

SIX! BOOM! Varun Chakaravarthy gets greeted with a massive strike. Lands it right into the hitting arc on the middle, Tristan Stubbs clears his front foot before clobbering it into the stands beyond deep mid-wicket for a maximum.

End of over 85 runs
DC: 70/4CRR: 8.75RRR: 16.91
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7.6

Sunil Narine to Rishabh Pant, no run

Carrom ball on offer on a short length, turning in a bit from middle, Rishabh Pant gets deceived by the late turn and somehow manages to ease it to the right of the keeper.

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7.5

Sunil Narine to Rishabh Pant, 2 runs

Short and on the middle, Rishabh Pant pulls it off the back foot towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.

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7.4

Sunil Narine to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

Fires it in on off, and keeps the length full, Tristan Stubbs reverse sweeps it off the gloves for a leg bye.

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7.3

Sunil Narine to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Stretches his length across off, Rishabh Pant sits down and sweeps it past square leg for a single.

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7.2

Sunil Narine to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

On off and on a length, Tristan Stubbs tucks it through mid-wicket for an easy single.

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7.1

Sunil Narine to Tristan Stubbs, no run

Narine starts off from over the wicket, drops it on the stump line, full in length, Tristan Stubbs prods ahead and eases it to the leg side.

End of over 714 runs
DC: 65/4CRR: 9.29RRR: 16
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6.6

Andre Russell to Rishabh Pant, no run

Oh, extra pace on that one. Lands it short and further shoots up off the deck on the middle stump line, Rishabh Pant arches back and lets it carry through to the keeper.

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6.5

Andre Russell to Rishabh Pant, 6 runs

SIX! Clears the fence again! Short and on the body, Rishabh Pant swivels quickly and pulls it over deep backward square leg for another maximum.

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6.4

Andre Russell to Rishabh Pant, 6 runs

SIX! The fielder looked interested in the deep but watches it sail over. Overpitched on the stumps, Rishabh Pant picks it uppishly over deep square leg for a six.

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6.3

Andre Russell to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

Keeps the attack on the stumps on a length, Tristan Stubbs opens the face of the bat and guides the ball off the back foot towards deep third for an easy single.

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6.2

Andre Russell to Tristan Stubbs, no run

On a hard length on the top of off, Tristan Stubbs hops on the back foot and dabs it solidly to backward point.

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6.1

Andre Russell to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Dre Russ comes into the attack and lands it on off on a fuller length, Rishabh Pant gets ahead covering his off stump and drives it past covers for a single.

End of over 611 runs
DC: 51/4CRR: 8.50RRR: 15.85
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5.6

Vaibhav Arora to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

A single to end the over. Full, on the pads, Rishabh Pant flicks it towards deep square leg for a single. End of the mandatory Powerplay and Delhi are reeling at 51/4.

1
5.6

Vaibhav Arora to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

WIDE! Too short into the pitch and over the batter's head. Wide given.

1
5.5

Vaibhav Arora to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

A bit short in length and on the stumps, Tristan Stubbs pulls it with no real timing on it over mid-wicket for a single.

0
5.4

Vaibhav Arora to Tristan Stubbs, no run

An inswinging yorker at the middle, Tristan Stubbs gets his bat down in time and pats it back to the bowler.

4
5.3

Vaibhav Arora to Tristan Stubbs, 4 runs

FOUR! Luckily he gets a four! Short and on the bodyline, Tristan Stubbs skips down the track to pull it but the ball is a bit too high as it catches the leading edge and flies over the keeper's head for a boundary.

4
5.2

Vaibhav Arora to Tristan Stubbs, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely played and placed! Angles in considerably from outside off on a length, Tristan Stubbs stays in the crease and punches it through point for a boundary.

0
5.1

Vaibhav Arora to Tristan Stubbs, no run

Steams in briskly and hits the deck hard, just around off, Tristan Stubbs tucks it to the leg side.

4:45 PM IST Vaibhav Arora (2-0-11-2) to continue for his third over.
End of over 513 runs
DC: 40/4CRR: 8.00RRR: 15.53
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6
4.6

Mitchell Starc to Rishabh Pant, 6 runs

SIX! Rishabh Pant gets off the mark in style! Full and looking for the magical outswinger from the left-hander's pads but this one slides right on. Pant nonchalantly flicks it away over the fielder at deep fine and piocks up a maximum.

1
4.5

Mitchell Starc to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

Full and straight, driven without much timing towards mid off for a single.

0
4.4

Mitchell Starc to Tristan Stubbs, no run

Fractionally short and over the stumps, Tristan Stubbs stays back and bunts it out on the leg side.

4:42 PM IST Tristan Stubbs is in at number 6.
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4.3

Mitchell Starc to David Warner, no run

OUT! CHOPPED ON! Mitchell Starc has the last laugh here and David Warner is devastated with himself. Starc keeps the pace up and around 143 clicks and bowls it a tad fuller. The line also gets corrected and is now close to the off stump and Warner ends up trying to cut too close to the body. The ball catches the inside edge and goes back into the stumps. Delhi have lost 4 inside the Powerplay and fall further into an abyss.

6
4.2

Mitchell Starc to David Warner, 6 runs

SIX! David Warner seems to have had enough and just picks the screws out of that one. Good length on middle and at 143 clicks, Warner stays deep in the crease and clobbers the ball deep into the stands over mid-wicket for a biggie.

0
4.1

Mitchell Starc to David Warner, no run

Back of a length and in the channel around off at 142 clicks, David Warner hops back and nudges it down to backward point.

4:39 PM IST The Delhi skipper, Rishabh Pant walks out to the middle to rescue his team from an early trouble.
End of over 41 run
DC: 27/3CRR: 6.75RRR: 15.37
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3.6

Vaibhav Arora to Abishek Porel, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! What a well-directed short ball that was! Steams in and brings out the surprise bumper, bowling it over leg stump and the ball just climbs on quickly to the batter. Abishek Porel is late to pick up the length and gets hurried into the pull, only managing to lob it towards short fine leg where Sunil Narine takes a simple catch. One Impact Player gets the other Impact Player out and Kolkata are well and truly in command here.

0
3.5

Vaibhav Arora to Abishek Porel, no run

Three dots on the trot! Full and straight, shaping back in a bit, Abishek Porel firms it back to the bowler and just the single off it with one ball remaining.

0
3.4

Vaibhav Arora to Abishek Porel, no run

Pitched-up delivery around off stump, Abishek Porel looks to drive on the up but is a bit early in the shot and plays it straight to extra cover.

0
3.3

Vaibhav Arora to Abishek Porel, no run

Gets away with it! A bit too straight and serves a half-volley on the pads, Abishek Porel times the flick well but hits it straight to the fielder at mid-wicket. Delhi can't find the gaps at the moment.

1
3.2

Vaibhav Arora to David Warner, 1 run

Full and outside off, steered away with the angle through backward point for one by Warner.

0
3.1

Vaibhav Arora to David Warner, no run

Still, the ball continues to move and the Delhi batters look unsure out there. Slightly full and around off stump, sharply moving across David Warner who is caught on the crease and has a poke at it, only to be beaten past the outside edge.

End of over 35 runs
DC: 26/2CRR: 8.67RRR: 14.52
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0
2.6

Mitchell Starc to Abishek Porel, no run

Beauty! One wicket and Mitchell Starc has his tail up! Nagging length, in and around the off stump and beautifully shaping away at 144 clicks. Abishek Porel tries to play at it but the ball whizzes past the outside edge.

4:32 PM IST Abishek Porel, the Impact Sub for Delhi has been promoted to number 4.
W
2.5

Mitchell Starc to Mitchell Marsh, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Straight to the man and Mitchell Marsh cannot believe it! Full and wide outside off, there to be hit and Marsh nails the drive uppishly as well. Marsh though hits it just to the right of point where Ramandeep Singh sticks out both hands and grabs it out of thin air. That was hit hard but Marsh's slim run with the bat continues and Mitchell Starc, who was under the scanner of being expensive, picks up his first wicket of the campaign.

1
2.4

Mitchell Starc to David Warner, 1 run

Pitched up around middle stump, David Warner leans on and punches it firmly back to the bowler and the ball deflects off Starc's hands towards mid-wicket as Warner scampers across for a run.

0
2.3

Mitchell Starc to David Warner, no run

Well bowled! Nice and full again on off stump and swinging away at 144 clicks, David Warner plays it late and with soft hands towards cover.

0
2.2

Mitchell Starc to David Warner, no run

Nice and full outside the off stump, shaping away, David Warner looks to play the cover drive but is well beaten.

4
2.1

Mitchell Starc to David Warner, 4 runs

FOUR LEG BYES! Wayward from Mitchell Starc! Quick and full, trying to attack the pads but this is down the leg side. David Warner misses the flick and the ball goes quickly off the pads down to fine leg for four leg byes.

End of over 210 runs
DC: 21/1CRR: 10.50RRR: 14
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0
1.6

Vaibhav Arora to Mitchell Marsh, no run

Back of a length and around off, coming in sharply, Mitchell Marsh bends his back a bit and dabs it down to short third.

4:27 PM IST Mitchell Marsh walks in to bat at number 3 for Delhi.
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1.5

Vaibhav Arora to Prithvi Shaw, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Excellent from Varun Chakaravarthy and the lack of foot movement has cost Prithvi Shaw big time here. Slightly fuller in length and on the stumps, swinging back in, Shaw stays put and just looks to bludgeon it over mid on but miscues it badly in front of mid on. Varun Chakaravarthy there puts in a big dive forward and pouches it millimeters off the turf. The catch is checked and the third umpire deems that the fingers were underneath the ball and the Impact Player, Vaibhav Arora does get the early wicket for his side.

4:26 PM IST Is that a fair catch? The on-field Umpire sends it upstairs. The replays role in from several angles. The split screen comes up now. It confirms that Varun Chakaravarthy's fingers are underneath the ball and it has been called as a fair catch. Prithvi Shaw walks back.
0
1.4

Vaibhav Arora to Prithvi Shaw, no run

A huge and prolonged appeal for LBW but the umpire remains unmoved. Shreyas Iyer does review it at the very last second. Vaibhav Arora brings out the big inswinger and bowls it on a good length around off. This one comes back in a long way and Prithvi Shaw misses the flick, wearing it high on the pads. There's nothing on UltraEdge and Ball Tracking shows that the ball was going over the stumps. Kolkata lose an early review here.

1
1.3

Vaibhav Arora to David Warner, 1 run

Pitches this one up around leg stump, getting it to nip away, David Warner with an open stance just nudges it in front of mid-wicket for a quick single.

1
1.3

Vaibhav Arora to David Warner, 1 run

WIDE! Goes full and wide now, this one swings further away and David Warner cannot reach it. Wide called.

4
1.2

Vaibhav Arora to David Warner, 4 runs

FOUR! That one surprised David Warner but he gets away with it. Short of a length and at the hips, Warner flicks the ball off the top edge and the ball goes high and over Sunil Narine at short fine leg for another boundary.

4
1.1

Vaibhav Arora to David Warner, 4 runs

FOUR! Poor delivery to start with and David Warner helps himself to an easy boundary. Way too short and angled down the leg side, Warner just helps it fine of short fine and collects four runs.

4:19 PM IST Vaibhav Arora, the Impact Sub for Kolkata to operate from the other end.
End of over 111 runs
DC: 11/0CRR: 11.00RRR: 13.78
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4
0.6

Mitchell Starc to Prithvi Shaw, 4 runs

FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries to end the over! Fractionally short but well outside off stump, Prithvi Shaw moves across to the off side and hits it over the point region for four more runs. 11 off the first over, ideal start for Delhi.

4
0.5

Mitchell Starc to Prithvi Shaw, 4 runs

FOUR! Up and away! Banged in well short and outside the off stump, Prithvi Shaw goes after it with no intention of keeping it down and gets it fine of third man for the first boundary of the chase.

2
0.4

Mitchell Starc to Prithvi Shaw, 2 runs

Off the mark! Fullish length around middle and swinging back in late at over 144 clicks, Prithvi Shaw manages to use his wrists and flicks it away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

0
0.3

Mitchell Starc to Prithvi Shaw, no run

No run there! Perfect length and on a tight line around off stump, Prithvi Shaw punches it from the crease to covers and looks for one but won't get it.

0
0.2

Mitchell Starc to Prithvi Shaw, no run

Nagging length, around off stump and angling away at 140.5 clicks, Prithvi Shaw stays watchful and just pushes it out to covers.

1
0.1

Mitchell Starc to David Warner, 1 run

Off the mark right away! Bowled on a shorter length around off at 138 clicks, David Warner gets on his toes and plays it with and angled bat, slightly uppishly as well and wide of third man for a single.

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Match Details

Venue
Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Toss
Kolkata Knight Riders, elected to bat
Series
Indian Premier League, 2024
Series Period
22 Mar 2024 - 26 May 2024
Match Day
03 Apr 2024 - D/N (20 - over match)
Umpires
Akshay Totre (IND), Ulhas Gandhe (IND) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
Match Referee
Prakash Bhatt (IND)
Streaming Platform
JioCinema
Broadcasting Platform
Star Sports