KKR vs DC Highlights, IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by three wickets
- IPL 2021 Highlights, KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) vs DC (Delhi Capitals): Kolkata Knight Riders chased down 128 and registered a three-wicket win against Delhi Capitals in Sharjah on Tuesday.
IPL 2021 Highlights, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Delhi Capitals (DC): Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Delhi Capitals by three wickets to climb up to third on the points-table. Chasing 128 to win, KKR lose opener Venkatesh Iyer and batsman Rahul Tripathi to Lalit Yadav and Avesh Khan respectively. Kagiso Rabada and R Ashwin then struck two more blows to remove Shubman Gill and skipper Eoin Morgan which rocked KKR's chase. But Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine launched a counter attack with precision, one that dug KKR out of a hole. Narine fell trying to finish things off but Rana applied the finishing touches 10 balls to spare. In the first innings, DC were restricted to 127/9. KKR picked up two quick wickets after skipper Morgan won the toss and elected to bowl. Lockie Ferguson dismissed the dangerous Shikhar Dhawan, while Narine got rid of Shreyas Iyer. Ferguson then picked up a second wicket, getting the wicket of the well-set Steve Smith for 39. It was then Venkatesh Iyer, who picked up his maiden IPL wicket and followed it with another. Rishabh Pant scored 39 off 36, the only other significant contribution as a flurry of wickets in the final five overs prevented them from breaching the 130-run mark.
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Sep 28, 2021 07:10 PM IST
Rana hits the winning runs, KKR slay Delhi Capitals
Rana gives himself room and cuts it hard. The ball flies and beats a diving Kagiso Rabada for a four and with that, Kolkata Knight Riders have beaten Delhi Capitals by three wickets. The little stutter did not last long as DC made a few errors and allowed KKR to get away. 128 isn't the toughest of targets to chase down but DC's bowlers responded well restricting KKR to 96/5, but Narine and Rana's attacking innings gave KKR the confidence to see it through. With the win, KKR go to 10 points, two below Royal Challengers Bangalore, while DC are handed their third defeat and will have to wait in order to secure a place in the Playoffs.
Sep 28, 2021 07:03 PM IST
Narine falls but the wicket too late for DC
It was fun and entertaining while it lasted but as Sunil Narine goes, he would be happy knowing that he has done his job with the bat. Not too much left for KKR to get now. Just 5 more.
Sep 28, 2021 06:59 PM IST
IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score, KKR vs DC: Pant takes a blow to his fingers
Nortje fired in at the speeds he is known to. Rana tried to glide the ball but the ball was so quick that he beat him even before he could properly bring his bad down. Rishabh Pant, the keeper, takes the blow right at the top of his fingers. Play has been stopped briefly and the magic spray is out.
Sep 28, 2021 06:52 PM IST
SIX more for Narine
6, 4, 6 - that's what Sunil Narine has managed to get off the last three balls. The no-ball clearly has had an affect on Rabada's bowling and done wonders for KKR as Narine is taking it all out on the fast bowler.
Sep 28, 2021 06:51 PM IST
Top edge for SIX
Short ball from Rabada and Narine plays the exuberant pull shot. Top edge and it flies all the way for a six behind the wicketkeeper. Follows it with a boundary, as he plays a cracking pull shot staying back in his crease. Narine doing what he does best with the bat. Throw it around.
Sep 28, 2021 06:49 PM IST
As things were tightening up and the break was being pressed, Rabada gives a free-hit to KKR. Narine, on strike, couldn't time it as well as he'd have liked to and completes a couple of runs.
Sep 28, 2021 06:44 PM IST
WICKET! Avesh Khan picks up his 2nd
GONE! Karthik plays on as Avesh picks up his 2nd wicket. The pressure of tight overs catching up to DC now. Karthik tries to run the ball down to third man but chops it on for a soft dismissal. KKR five down for 96 as DC pull things back.
Sep 28, 2021 06:39 PM IST
20 off the over
And now it's Karthik, who tries to put pressure on Lalit and succeeds at doing so. Not the prettiest of strokes but effective as he slashes the ball behind for boundary. Just the over KKR needed with two wickets falling in quick succession.
Sep 28, 2021 06:38 PM IST
Lalit to Rana: SIX, SIX
Nitish Rana gives Lalit Yadav the charge and gets it all the way for back to back sixes. The first one was down the ground, smoked handsomely. The next ball was almost a slog sweep but a lot better. Goes the distance towards cow corner. That went to a distance of 87 metres.
Sep 28, 2021 06:34 PM IST
KKR vs DC Live Score: Karthik takes 6 off two balls from Rabada
A beautiful-looking cover drive from Karthik gets him a couple of runs. Next ball, Karthik tries to cut the fast bowler but gets an inner edge for the ball to go behind for a four.
Sep 28, 2021 06:30 PM IST
WICKET: Ashwin gets his revenge
GONE! Ashwin gets his man as he sends KKR skipper Eoin Morgan back for duck. They involved in a bit of a heated exchange in the first innings and now sparks fly again as the off-spinner gives him a small send off after getting him out caught at first slip. KKR are 4 down for 67.
Sep 28, 2021 06:26 PM IST
Wicket! That's it for Gill
OUT! Brilliant from Rabada, who bowls a wicket maiden for his first over to send Shubman Gill back. Cuts back some pace and Gill tried to tonk it into the stands. The lack of pace did not allow Gill to get the timing right and that's curtains for the young KKR opener.
Sep 28, 2021 06:19 PM IST
Rana cuts over the in-field for FOUR
Once again, Lalit darts a quicker one, short this time. Nitish Rana slices the ball over the top of the infield and the ball races away to the boundary.
Sep 28, 2021 06:16 PM IST
Nine overs bowled
62 runs scored in the first 9 overs. KKR would be content with their start. While they may have lost 2 wickets, the fact that they are chasing 128 to win, it's not going to worry them too much. Exactly a run a ball needed now for KKR - 66 off 66.
Sep 28, 2021 06:13 PM IST
KKR vs DC Live Score: Ashwin to Rana - FOUR
It looked like being a tight over from R Ashwin but Rana spoiled that over with a boundary off the last ball. Four singles off the first five balls followed by a boundary made it 8 off the over. KKR scoring at over the required run-rate.
Sep 28, 2021 06:05 PM IST
Gill goes high and handsome
Shubman Gill brings out the slog sweep and it lands over the ropes. For a moment there, it looked like Steve Smith would pull off another fabulous catch but the ball had just enough to beat him and sail over his head.
Sep 28, 2021 06:03 PM IST
WICKET! Smith plucks a sharp catch to dismiss Tripathi
OUT! Avesh Khan strikes in his first over as Rahul Tripathi is out to a fine catch by Steve Smith, KKR 43/2 in 5.5 overs. A successful over by the India quick.
Sep 28, 2021 05:59 PM IST
SIX for Tripathi, FOUR for Gill
Rahul Tripathi is a busy player. Once again, he has looked to get going early and he does so here with a six off a half-tracker from Yadav. In the next over, Gill whips Avesh Khan for probably the shot of the match. KKR in no mood to play softly here. They want to knock these runs down as quickly as possible it seems.
Sep 28, 2021 05:56 PM IST
GONE! 1st wicket down for KKR
OUT! KKR 1 down as Lalit Yadav cleans up Venkatesh Iyer with a quicker one. KKR 28/1 in 4.3 overs.
Sep 28, 2021 05:52 PM IST
Lalit Yadav in the attack
More spin from Delhi, as the first bowling change is all-rounder Lalit Yadav with his quick off-spin. He darts in a short ball first up and Iyer looked to go big, but no connection.
Sep 28, 2021 05:50 PM IST
Ashwin bowls a tight first over
Six runs scored off the 2nd over of the innings, bowled by R Ashwin. Venkatesh Iyer tries to rattle him with his reverse-sweeps and cheeky attempts, but the experience of Ashwin keeps the young left-hander quiet.
Sep 28, 2021 05:42 PM IST
IPL 2021, KKR vs DC Live Score: Gill smokes the 1st 6 of the match
Oh dear! How good was that. Gill went down the wicket to Axar Patel and absolutely pummelled it for a six. Incredible blow first up. Two overs gone, KKR are motoring along at 8 runs an over.
Sep 28, 2021 05:40 PM IST
Cracked for 4, one more
What a talent this Venkatesh Iyer is. Nortje goes slightly short but Iyer is up for the challenge. He plays a thunderous pull shot as the ball races away for the second four of the over. Great start for KKR to this chase of 128.
Sep 28, 2021 05:39 PM IST
Iyer drills Nortje for 4
Wow! Nortje bowled it at 148 clicks but Iyer dispatched it to the boundary with that cover drive as if it was not more than 120. What timings. Unbelievable. KKR up and away
Sep 28, 2021 05:34 PM IST
KKR's chase set to begin
We are back with the second innings. KKR need 128 to win. It's a target one would back the Knight Riders to achieve but remember, small totals have been defended. Case in point, the Punjab Kings.
Sep 28, 2021 05:23 PM IST
End of the innings, Delhi Capitals finish on 127/9
Three wickets in the last over means that Delhi Capitals failed to make it past 130. They finish on 127/9 and KKR would be mighty pleased with that effort. KKR were on top from the word go and they maintained the stranglehold on DC till the end. Fine show by Sunil Narine and especially from Venkatesh Iyer to pick up two wickets each.
Sep 28, 2021 05:19 PM IST
Pant run out, huge blow to Delhi Capitals
Rishabh Pant is run out trying to go for the second run. A terrific throw from Karun Nair from the deep, straight into Dinesh Karthik's gloves, who completes the formality of taking out the stumps. There was never a run there and Pant is run out by some distance.
Sep 28, 2021 05:16 PM IST
WICKET! Southee picks up his 1st wicket
OUT! Southee gets a wicket as Ashwin holes out to deep square leg. DC 120/7 in 19.1 overs.
Sep 28, 2021 05:14 PM IST
FOUR more! Sloppy from KKR
That should have been stopped but the fielder, Ben Cutting makes a mess of it at long off. Puts in the dive but the ball goes through him and into the ropes. Two extra runs for KKR.
Sep 28, 2021 05:12 PM IST
Southee to Pant: FOUR
Finally, the big shot comes off. Gives himself room and hammers the ball through the sweeper cover region. With two overs to go, Pant would look to get the Capitals to at least 130.
Sep 28, 2021 05:04 PM IST
IPL 2021 Live Score: KKR lose their review
A huge caught behind appeal against Pant and it is turned down. Chakravarthy looked highly convinced and KKR made the T-sign. Unfortunately for them, there was no spike whatsoever on the Ultra Edge and the Knight Riders would have to lose their only review.
Sep 28, 2021 05:03 PM IST
Chakravarthy keeps the guessing in his final over
The spinner finishes strong (0/24) and gives away just four runs in the over. Pant fancying his chances now. Jumps down the wicket but gets an edge, and later plays a reverse seep which heads to the fielder at deep point.
Sep 28, 2021 04:59 PM IST
FOUR! Much needed boundary for Capitals
Delicate from Ashwin. Late cuts the ball and it beats the fielder at short third man. Simply glides the ball for a much-needed boundary for his team. Only five more over to go, and with Capitals having not yet brought up their 100, all eyes are on Rishabh Pant to get them to a solid total.
Sep 28, 2021 04:55 PM IST
Delhi Capitals in the middle of a collapse
OUT! Chipped in the air and taken. Axar Patel falls for a 5-ball duck as Venkatesh Iyer grabs his 2nd wicket.
Sep 28, 2021 04:49 PM IST
WICKET! DC in all sorts of trouble
OUT! Lalit Yadav is LBW to Narine as Capitals lose 5th wicket. Straight and looked stone dead. As plumb as it can get. Yadav doesn't even bother to take the review, and rightly so. Three back to back wickets for KKR and they have strengthened their grip on the match. All eyes on Pant now to steer them team forward.
Sep 28, 2021 04:44 PM IST
WICKET! Delhi Capitals 4 down
OUT! And that's another one down as Shimron Hetmyer perishes cheaply to Venkatesh Iyer. Holes out to Southee at long off. Maiden IPL wicket for young Iyer. DC 88/4 in 14 overs.
Sep 28, 2021 04:40 PM IST
Iyer to Pant: FOUR
Goes through the off side does Pant. Not exactly a half-volley but that's the kind of talent Pant has. Plays the ball almost on the up and heaves it over extra cover for a boundary. Meanwhile, Shimron Hetmyer is 4 off 4.
Sep 28, 2021 04:36 PM IST
OUT! Ferguson strikes
Bowled him! Smith goes for a long hop and his stumps are castled. Ferguson with the wicket. A good innings comes to an end as he goes for 39 off 34 balls. DC 77/3 in 12.2 overs.
Sep 28, 2021 04:34 PM IST
Smith is on the ground
Trying to play the scoop shot off a slower ball from Lockie Ferguson, Steve Smith edges the ball to his body. He goes down on the ground but is up before the count of 4 by Ian Bishop on air. Always the entertainer, is Smithy!
Sep 28, 2021 04:24 PM IST
IPL 2021, KKR vs DC - LIVE!
Narine to Smith - FOUR! Steve Smith pulls a fantastic shot towards midwicket for another boundary. DC reach 70/2 in 10. 3 overs.
Sep 28, 2021 04:19 PM IST
Chakravarthy to Smith - FOUR! FOUR!
FOUR! FOUR! Steve Smith goes after Varun Chakravarthy, tries to break the shackles and two back-to-back boundaries certainly open up the doors for DC.
Sep 28, 2021 04:13 PM IST
50 up for DC
Rishabh Pant and Steve Smith have taken DC past the 50-run mark. The runs are coming in singles as of now and KKR have bound DC in shackles.
Sep 28, 2021 04:03 PM IST
Narine to Iyer - OUT!
GONE! Sunil Narine has dismissed Shreyas Iyer with a beauty. Completely left him puzzled. Just a little bit of drift, hustles Iyer and breaches the defence. DC 40/2
Sep 28, 2021 03:57 PM IST
DC vs KKR Live Cricket Score: Lockie strikes, Dhawan falls
FOUR! Welcome to Sharjah, Lockie! fullish delivery outside that angling inwards and Smith whipped the ball off his pads for four to deep mid-wicket
OUT! Short and wide from Lockie! It was meant to be punished. Dhawan crunched the ball hard on the backfoot but he ends up hitting it to Venkatesh Iyer.
DC are 35/1 after 5 overs. Dhawan is gone for 24.
Shreyas Iyer is the new man in!
Sep 28, 2021 03:51 PM IST
Umpire's call saves Dhawan
FOUR! Full and way outside off. Dhawan skips down the track and runs his hand through the ball for a cover drive for four.
HOW'S THAT? NOT OUT! REVIEW. Dhawan is struck on the pads by Southee. KKR appeal and it was given not out. Morgan reviews. Initially, UltraEdge took a million years to load. AND UMPIRE'S CALL SAVES DHAWAN!
DC are 29/0 after 4 overs.
Sep 28, 2021 03:46 PM IST
IPL 2021: Dhawan dealing in boundaries
FOUR! Full and straight from Warrier and it's easy picking for Dhawan as he flicks the ball off his pads for four through the deep mid-wicket boundary.
FOUR! Another one on the pads and Dhawan is too good a player to miss out on it. Picks up four with a boundary in front of square leg.
DC are 21/0 after 3 overs.
Sep 28, 2021 03:39 PM IST
Southee introduced the attack
Tim Southee will share the new ball with Sandeep.
DHAWAN IS THE LEADING SCORER AGAIN! That boundary took him past Samson.
FOUR! Edged and four. No slips there so it was harmless for Dhawan.
7 off the over. DC are 12/0 after 2 overs.
Sep 28, 2021 03:36 PM IST
DHAWAN UNDERWAY WITH A BOUNDARY
FOUR! That's a lovely shot from Dhawan to get off the mark. Steve Smith picked a single off the first ball and Warrier bowled 4 dots before straying on Dhawan's pads. The DC opener clipped the ball off his pads for four through the backward square leg boundary
DC ARE 5/0 AFTER 1 OVER.
Sep 28, 2021 03:29 PM IST
KKR vs DC: Out come the players
Well, we are less than 2 minutes away from the start. The players follow the two on-field umpires.
Steve Smith and Shikhar Dhawan have walked out to open and Sandeep Warrier has the brand new cherry in hand
Sep 28, 2021 03:26 PM IST
So viewers, are we happy with the changes?
DELHI CAPITALS: Well, it depends on how you see the one forced change for Delhi. If you are Steve Smith admirer, which is the case with many of us, you'd be happy to see him back in the playing XI.
If you are Shaw fan, guilty as charged, you'd hope the injury is not too serious.
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS: Southee coming in is great news. An experienced campaigner and the way Russell walked off last time around, we knew it was bad news.
Sep 28, 2021 03:24 PM IST
IPL 2021 Live Score: Here are your playing XIs.
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sandeep Warrier
Sep 28, 2021 03:18 PM IST
Will the two new additions open the bowling for KKR?
Tim Southee and Sandeep Warrier do make a potent bowling combination. Will they start the attack against the DC openers? It's a strong possibility. We have seen either Chakravarthy or Narine open the bowling for KKR in the past. Will KKR persist with either one of the two or introduce a fresh bowling combination?
Sep 28, 2021 03:14 PM IST
Hayden feels Steve Smith should open
With a packed Delhi Capitals middle order, Matthew Hayden reckons Steve Smith should open for team along with Shikhar Dhawan. With the likes of Iyer, Pant and Hetmyer already in the middle order, batting at the top will give Smith time to get himself in and accelerate accordingly.
Sep 28, 2021 03:12 PM IST
Hear from DC captain Pant
"We were looking to bat first anyway. We don't really know what the conditions are like. 150-160 should be good, since the wicket looks slow. We are looking to take one match at a time, and hope we can win this game and qualify for the playoffs for sure. Prithvi is injured and Steve Smith comes in, that's the only change."
Sep 28, 2021 03:10 PM IST
Eoin Morgan: “We're bowling first. I don't know what the wicket will be like, but it's not a belter, and not too bad, so somewhere in between. Setting a score might be a challenge, so we'll try bowling. As a team we are focussed on taking it game by game. We have played good cricket in the second half and we have gone up from second-last position and we want to continue that performance. My performance has been a roller-coaster, so as long as the team is doing well. Sandeep Warrier comes in for Prasidh Krishna and Southee comes in for Andre Russell.”
Sep 28, 2021 03:05 PM IST
Steve Smith gets a game
The team news from Delhi Capitals is that Prithvi Shaw is injured and replacing him in the XI is Steve Smith.
Sep 28, 2021 03:00 PM IST
Toss: KKR opt to bat
We have the result of the toss. Eoin Morgan has won it and KKR will be fielding first. Southee replaces Russell and Sandeep Warrior takes the place of Prasidh Krishna in the XI.
Sep 28, 2021 02:58 PM IST
KKR vs DC Live Score, IPL 2021: We are moments away from the toss
Two minutes to go for the all-important toss. Stay tuned!
Sep 28, 2021 02:55 PM IST
Haydos with the pitch report
"They're trickier conditions for batting than Abu Dhabi and Dubai. In Sharjah, it's 0.75m to a meter slower, in terms of pace lost off the pitch. In the middle stages it will be hard to bat, and so expect fireworks in the powerplay. There's not a lot of grass to hold the pitch together, there are bare patches and some rolled mud. The fast bowlers will try the cross-seamers, so a few will skid off the leather, and others will take off after hitting the seam, making it difficult for the power-hitters outside the powerplay. It's a must-win for KKR, and if they are to beat a team like DC, they have to make sure their top-order performs."
Sep 28, 2021 02:50 PM IST
Battle of sixes
When KKR and DC played at Sharjah last year, there were a total of 28 sixes hit in the game. Iyer smashed 62 while Morgan took Rabada apart. Both teams were hitting sixes for fun. With Sharjah once again hosting KKR vs DC, how many maximums do you think we'll see today?
Sep 28, 2021 02:45 PM IST
Just in: Tim Southee to make debut
Visuals coming in from Sharjah show that Tim Southee has been handed his maiden KKR cap. The New Zealand pacer has played 40 IPL matches and taken 28 wickets. With no Pat Cummins, this could be the ideal chance for Southee to make a mark. It also confirms that KKR will be without Andre Russell.
Sep 28, 2021 02:42 PM IST
KKR vs DC Live Score: Stat attack
50: Prasidh Krishna is 5 wickets away from completing 50 wickets across T20s.
50: Eoin Morgan is 5 sixes away from completing 50 sixes for KKR in IPL.
1: Nitish Rana is one six away from completing 150 T20 sixes
97: runs Nitish Rana needs to complete 3000 T20 runs
5: Sixes Rahul Tripathi needs to complete 50 IPL sixes
Sep 28, 2021 02:36 PM IST
Can KKR stop the Delhi Capitals juggernaut?
So far, in both the matches that Delhi Capitals have played, they have outperformed the opposition convincingly. KKR is the team that can test the Capitals as the race for the Playoffs intensifies. A third win from four matches would do the confidence of the Eoin Morgan-led side a world of good. What can Rishabh pant conjure against an improving KKR?
Sep 28, 2021 02:29 PM IST
Unwanted trivia for Prasidh Krishna
Prasidh Krishna has picked 12 wickets in 10 matches in this season and is the leading wicket taker for KKR. But his economy rate of 9.26 is the worst among all the KKR bowlers with minimum 100 overs bowled. Prasidh has struggled to bowl in the death overs as seen in the last match CSK required 26 runs in last two overs but Prasidh conceded 22 runs in the 19th.
Sep 28, 2021 02:15 PM IST
Will Steve Smith get a game?
With an injury to Marcus Stoinis, it was assumed that Steve Smith could enter the fray. But the Capitals instead went ahead with only three overseas players for their game against Rajasthan Royals. Could today mark the return of Steve Smith in the Delhi Capitals XI?
Sep 28, 2021 02:10 PM IST
Some interesting nuggets
59: runs Ajinkya Rahane needs to complete 4000 IPL runs.
28: runs Dinesh Karthik Needs to complete 4000 IPL runs.
91: runs Shikhar Dhawan needs to complete 2000 IPL runs for DC.
31 & 98 runs: Eoin Morgan and Sunil Narine needs to complete 1000 IPL runs for KKR.
4: more dismissals Dinesh Karthik needs to complete 150 dismissals in IPL.
Sep 28, 2021 02:05 PM IST
Shubman Gill takes on the challenge
Shubman Gill hasn't had the best start in the UAE-leg of IPL 2021, managing scores of 13 and 9 against Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Morgan would be hoping for a useful knock from the young opener and if this video is anything to go by, there's no reason why that can't happen today in Sharjah.
Sep 28, 2021 02:02 PM IST
Iyer threat looms large for KKR
Shreyas Iyer loves batting against KKR where he has scored 425 runs in 12 innings which is the most for him against any team in IPL. Iyer's strike rate of 156.82 vs KKR is 3rd best among all the batsman with min. 125 balls faced in IPL.
Sep 28, 2021 01:55 PM IST
KKR vs DC, IPL 2021 Live Score: Pant has the chance to go past Sehwag today
Rishabh Pant has been with Delhi Capitals since the beginning and has scored 2351 runs from 78 matches across six seasons. He is now just 32 runs away from becoming the leading scorer for the franchise. Ahead of him is DC's former captain Virender Sehwag, who has scored 2382 runs from 86 games. Given the form he is in, there is no reason as to why he can't do it today itself.
Sep 28, 2021 01:48 PM IST
Welcome back, Shreyas Iyer
How can we not talk about Shreyas Iyer and how he's batted like a million bucks so far in IPL 2021. Initially ruled out due to a shoulder injury, Iyer began the second phase in emphatic style, with scored of 47* and 43 against SRH and Rajasthan Royals.
Sep 28, 2021 01:45 PM IST
Venkatesh Iyer, the find of IPL 2021's second phase
In the first half, no one was familiar with the name Venkatesh Iyer. Five months later, all 8 opposition teams of KKR are planning against him. Such has been the start of his IPL career for KKR. Iyer, an IIT graduate, started off with an unbeaten 41 against RCB, before cracking his maiden IPL fifty against MI. Against CSK, Iyer looked in good nick before falling for 18. Importantly for KKR, their newest opening pair of Iyer and Shubman Gill is doing wonders. But how would they respond against DC's pace trio of Rabada, Nortje and Avesh promises to make for an intriguing contest.
Sep 28, 2021 01:40 PM IST
IPL 2021 Live Score: What happened between KKR and DC the last time
It was on April 29 earlier this year that Delhi Capitals took on Kolkata Knight Riders in Match 25 of the IPL. Prithvi Shaw had emerged Player of the Match as DC beat KKR by 7 wickets. It was the same game in which Shaw hit Shivam Mavi for six fours in an over to become only the second player after Ajinkya Rahane to do so in the IPL.
Sep 28, 2021 01:34 PM IST
KKR vs DC: The history
Kolkata Knight Riders and the Delhi Capitals are two of the original teams and their rivalry dates back to the first edition of the IPL back in 2008. The two teams have faced each other 26 times previously, and in terms of head-to-head battle, it's the Knight Riders, who hold the edge over the Capitals, leading 14-12. They have featured in a Super Over thriller once, in which the Capitals came out on top.
Sep 28, 2021 01:29 PM IST
KKR not to be taken lightly
The Kolkata Knight Riders had a forgettable run in the first half of IPL 2021 in India, losing five games out of seven. They, along with SRH, were likely to be the two teams to be eliminated from the race for the playoffs. But their redemption in the second phase has been the stuff of legends, By beating teams like Royal Challengers Bangalore first and then their biggest nemesis in the Mumbai Indians, KKR have kept themselves alive. They had a chance to make it three out of three but CSK edged them in a last-over thriller. KKR may still have some work left to do but count them out at your own peril.
Sep 28, 2021 01:25 PM IST
Delhi Capitals continue their surge
Long gone are the day when the Delhi Capitals were termed perennial underachievers. Since 2020, the team gas turned a new leaf and now. Last year, they reached the final of the IPL, and this year have continued from where they left off in 2020. Under Rishabh Pant, DC are making rampant strides and have been one of the two most dominating teams along with Chennai Super Kings. What a fabulous turnaround it has been. From chasing down 135 against Sunrisers Hyderabad comfortable to defending 156, the Capitals are slowly becoming unstoppable.
Sep 28, 2021 01:20 PM IST
KKR vs DC: Race for the playoffs is heating up
We are slowly progressing towards the business end of the tournament, which is why each game from here onward becomes all the more crucial. Delhi Capitals are currently second on the table with 16 points, behind Chennai Super Kings and a win here will almost seal their Playoff berth. Kolkata Knight are still 8 points behind DC, and although it is too early to rule them out or consider them in contention for the playoffs, rest assured, this newly-transformed KKR unit has a point to prove.
Sep 28, 2021 01:16 PM IST
IPL 2021, SRH vs RR, Live Score
Hello everyone! A warm welcome to all our viewers who are geared up for a weekday double-header. Yes, that's right. Two brilliant IPL games are in store and we will kick off today's Terrific Tuesday by a match that promises to hit it out of the park. It's the Kolkata Knight Riders facing the Delhi Capitals in Match 41 in Sharjah. Two in-form team, two perfectly balanced sides. The Capitals have been on a roll, in the first half of the season and as well as in the second phase, registering back-to-back wins. However, up against them are KKR, who appear a different team altogether - full of confidence, believe and swag. They may have lost to CSK but from a stage where it could have been anybody's game. There is nothing like two good teams taking on each other and that's what we will be getting today.
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- After taking over the mantle of Test captaincy from MS Dhoni, Kohli led India in 68 Test matches and secured 40 wins at a win percentage of 58.82.
- The Indian cricketer said that one cannot “groom” a captain and that leadership comes naturally to a player.
- IND vs WI: His move to change states worked well for the 26-year-old Hooda, who is being seen as a potential finisher in limited-overs cricket.
- IPL 2022: RCB have retained Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Mohammed Siraj ahead of the mega auction, and have a remaining purse of INR 57 crore.
- Dan Christian put out a cheeky tweet calling out for players who can take part in BBL Final and also took a subtle dig at Cricket Australia.
- India have so far played two Tests and three ODIs this year, in which the team failed to live up to their reputation and ended up on the losing side in all the contest.
- West Indies also recalled opener Brandon King and middle-order batsman Nkrumah Bonner in their 15-member squad led by all-rounder Kieron Pollard.
- Weighing in on the possibility of Jasprit Bumrah captaining India, former coach Ravi Shastri did not seem excited.
- While analysing Ahmedabad's IPL team's decision to choose Hardik Pandya as captain, former Australia leg-spinner Brad Hogg drew parallels between the star India all-rounder and former skipper Virat Kohli.