KKR vs DC Highlights, IPL 2021 Qualifier 2: Kolkata win thriller by 3 wickets to advance to the final, Delhi knocked out

  • IPL 2021 Highlights, KKR vs DC, Qualifier 2: Kolkata Knight Riders edged Delhi Capitals in a last-over thriller in IPL 59th Match Today and eventually won by 3 wickets, with 1 ball to spare, to make the Indian Premier League 14 final. They will meet CSK in the final in Dubai on October 15.
IPL 2021 Highlights, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals, Qualifier 2 - Indian Premier League Playoffs Match Today
IPL 2021 Highlights, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals, Qualifier 2 - Indian Premier League Playoffs Match Today(BCCI/IPL)
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IPL 2021 Highlights, KKR vs DC, Qualifier 2: Needing 136 runs to win from 120 balls, Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill got their side off to a blistering start. They stitched an unbeaten half-century opening stand to take KKR to 51/0 by the end of the Powerplay. The duo continued in the same vein, taking KKR to 76/0 in 10 overs. Venkatesh Iyer went on to register his third IPL 50 before being dismissed on 55 by Kagiso Rabada. Gill was dismissed on 44 but KKR looked well on course for the win. However, a late twist followed; Kolkata lost 6 wickets fo 7 runs as DC took the match into the final over. Eventually, Tripathi smashed a six off Ashwin to take KKR to the final with 2 wickets and 1 ball to spare. They will meet CSK in the summit clash on October 15 in Dubai. Earlier in the day, the Kolkata Knight Riders got off to a good start as they restricted Delhi Capitals to just 38/1 after the first 6 overs. Varun Chakaravarthy dismissed Prithvi Shaw on 18 by trapping him LBW. Then Marcus Stoinis (18) and Shikhar Dhawan (36) put on 39 runs for the second stand before they were dismissed by Shivam Mavi and Chakaravarthy, respectively. DC then reached 92/4 as Rishabh Pant (4) was sent packing by Lockie Ferguson. Varun would have had his third had it not been for a no-ball saving Shimron Hetmyer. Shubman Gill took a brilliant diving catch but it was in vain. Eventually, a late blitz from Shreyas Iyer en route his unbeaten 30 off 27 balls, took Delhi to 135/5 in 20 overs.

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  • Oct 13, 2021 11:43 PM IST

    That's all! Thank you so much

    Thank you so much for joining us on this roller-coaster of a ride today. We have our two finalists in CSK and KKR. They will locks horns on Friday, October 15, in Dubai. We will back with the live coverage of the grand finale. Thank you for tuning in today and make sure to join us for the final as well. Until then, it's goodnight. CIAO!

  • Oct 13, 2021 11:30 PM IST

    IPL 2021 KKR vs DC Live: Another final for Morgan

    What a stellar turnaround this season.

    KKR in the first leg. Won 2 out of 7 matches.

    KKR in the UAE leg. Won 7 out of 9 matches.

    AND Eoin Morgan reaches another white-ball final.

    All of this was meant to be, for sure

  • Oct 13, 2021 11:29 PM IST

    KKR's final-over hero Rahul Tripathi speaks after the match

    "It feels great. The win for the team was very important. We had one or two tough overs and I never thought it would go so deep. Glad we won the game. Rabada bowled the 18th over really well, but I knew that I had to just connect one. The plan was to take a two if there was a possibility. If it was two, we were running, otherwise it was going to be me. It was difficult to straightaway get singles and boundaries for the new batsmen. It was keeping low and it was difficult to hit. I believed in myself and knew it was just one hit away. It has been a great journey for us after the first phase. We believed in ourselves and the approach given by Eoin and the coach helped us with the positive approach."

  • Oct 13, 2021 11:28 PM IST

    IPL 2021, Qualifier 2 Live Score: A very emotional Rishabh Pant speaks after the match

    "I don't have words to express at the moment, can't tell anything. We just kept believing, tried to stay in the game as long as possible. The bowlers nearly pulled it back, but it's unfortunate that it didn't go our way. They bowled very well in the middle-order, we got stuck and couldn't rotate strike. Delhi Capitals are known to be positive and hopefully we'll come back better next season. We played really good cricket, yes, there will be ups and downs, but we'll stay positive, be there for each other, care for each other and hopefully we'll come back better next season."

  • Oct 13, 2021 11:25 PM IST

    IPL 2021 KKR vs DC Live: First final since...

    This is KKR's first final since 2014. And they took it to the very last moment. That was nerve-wracking for everyone

  • Oct 13, 2021 11:21 PM IST

    Hold your heads high, DC!

    Prithvi Shaw among a few Delhi players can be seen breaking into tears and there are long embraces all over. You have to feel for DC and Rishabh Pant. So near yet so far. They were playing catch-up throughout the game and almost managed to until the very end.

    As for Tripathi, he showed nerves of steel. Ashwin was on fire in the final over and none of the batter were able to clear the boundary towards the end. But he did.

  • Oct 13, 2021 11:16 PM IST

    TRIPATHI SEALS THE FINAL'S BERTH WITH A SIX

    19.5 – SIX! SIX! TRIPATHI HAS DONE IT! KOLKATA HAVE WON

    What a game of cricket! What an absolute ridiculous game

  • Oct 13, 2021 11:07 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Score: 20th over

    7 runs needed from 6 balls. Oh, KKR! How did you manage to get yourself in this situation!

    Ashwin to bowl the final over.

    19.1 — 1 run. 6 off 5 to win

    19.2 — DOT! 6 off 4 to win

    19.3 — OUT! Shakib is gone! This is outrageous. He goes for the scoop, Ashwin fires it straight and he is plumb LBW

    6 off 3 to win. Narine walks in

    19.4 — OUT! IS THIS THE ULTIMATE CHOKE? Narine charges down the track, he ends up skying it and he caught at long off! Axar Patel with the catch

    6 off 2 to win 

     

     

  • Oct 13, 2021 11:02 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Qualifier 2 KKR vs DC: RIGHT, DO NOT MOVE!

    10 needed from 12!

    18.1 --- MISFIELD! THROUGH THE LEGS AND BATTERS RUN 2. And of all people, it was Iyer. What the pressure does to you!

    18.2 — DOT! KKR need 8 from 10

    18.3 — 1 run to long on KKR need 7 from 9

    18.4 — DOT! Gold dust! KKR need 7 from 8 balls

    18.5 — ANOTHER DOT! KKR need 7 from 7 balls

    18.6 — BOWLED HIM! NO WAY THIS IS HAPPENING! NORTJE GETS MORGAN, WHO CHOPS ONTO HIS OWN STUMPS

    Shakib Al Hasan is the new batter in. 7 needed from the final over

  • Oct 13, 2021 10:58 PM IST

    Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2021 Live: LATE TWIST?

    DOT! DOT! DOT! DOT! 1 run Four dots on the trot and Tripathi under pressure. He then picks up a single through deep point. Is there a twist?

    Surely not! Not this late

    BOWLED HIM! Karthik goes across the line and his stumps are all over the place. Rabada, what an over this turning out to be. 

    Eoin Morgan is the new man in!

  • Oct 13, 2021 10:55 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Score: Gill departs, Avesh strikes

    OUT! EDGED AND GONE! KKR lose their third as Gill is dismissed on 44. Avesh Khan gets the wicket.

    KKR are 125/3 after 16.4 overs, need 11 from 20 balls.

    Dinesh Karthik is the new man in

  • Oct 13, 2021 10:48 PM IST

    SIX! OUT! BUT KKR ON TOP!

    SIX! OH, HELLO? Out of nowhere, Gill smacks Nortje's full-throttle delivery for a six over long on. That is a wonderful shot!

    OUT! Short from Nortje, Nitish pulls but he is caught by Hetmyer at deep square leg.

    KKR are 123/2 after 16 overs, need 13 runs from 24 balls.

    Rahul Tripathi is the new man in

  • Oct 13, 2021 10:41 PM IST

    IPL 2021, Qualifier 2 Live: DC GIVING UP?

    DROPPED! Oh, no! That is the last thing DC wanted. First ball of the over, Rana advances for a wild slog, the ball flies to third man off the outside edge and Ashwin drops a regulation grab. Disastrous day for Delhi overall.

    KKR are 113/1 after 15 overs, need 23 from 30 balls.

  • Oct 13, 2021 10:37 PM IST

    IPL 2021, Qualifier 2 Live Score: RANA GOES DOWNTOWN

    SIX! Rana now gets in on the act with a very timely six. Straight and tossed up from Axar, Rana clears his front leg and he smacks it right over the bowler's head for six. What a shot!

    KKR are 108/1 after 14 overs, need 28 to win from 36 balls.


  • Oct 13, 2021 10:33 PM IST

    Qualifier 2 Live Score: The equation

    KKR are 38 runs to win from 42 balls

  • Oct 13, 2021 10:30 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Score: End of a great innings from Iyer

    FOUR! A wide yorker from Rabada. Venkatesh Iyer throws the kitchen sink at it. The ball flies off the edge to third man boundary.

    OUT! A BREAKTHROUGH, AT LAST! Rabada gets his man. Iyer makes room once again and braces himself for the short ball. The ball was short but it stays low and hence, Iyer's pull finds the fielder at dep square leg.

    He's gone for 55 off 41 balls.

    KKR are 96/1 after 12.2 overs.

    Nitish Rana is the new man in

  • Oct 13, 2021 10:27 PM IST

    FIFTY FOR VENKATESH IYER

    His 3rd fifty of the season! He now has a 50 in all three UAE venues. Earlier today, it was announced that he will stay back to help out the Indian team with T20 World Cup preparation and he has just shown why.

    KKR are 92/0 after 12 overs

  • Oct 13, 2021 10:20 PM IST

    IPL 2021 59th Match KKR vs DC: More misery for DC

    FOUR! One-handed slice over backward point for 4. Iyer backs a long way away and tries to go through cover. But one hand slips off his bat and he ends up carving it for 4 through backward point.

    FOUR WIDES! 145.9 KPH and if it's that wide, there's no way Pant is getting to it. Iyer makes room once again and this time Nortje follows him. But he ends up straying down further and it flew to the boundary for 4 wides.
    KKR are 88/0 after 11 overs, need 48 from 54 balls

     

  • Oct 13, 2021 10:19 PM IST

    The equation

    KKR NEED 60 FROM 60 BALLS NOW WITH 10 WICKETS IN HAND!

  • Oct 13, 2021 10:14 PM IST

    Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2021 Live: Welcome back, Axar!

    SIX! A Welcome boundary for KKR. Stand and deliver stuff from Venkatesh Iyer. Even in Axar Patel's first over, Iyer had taken the attack to him. In his second over, Iyer has done the same to put Patel under pressure.

    A good comeback from him, conceding just 3 from the next 5.

    KKR are 76/0 after 10 overs.

     

     

  • Oct 13, 2021 10:10 PM IST

    KKR vs DC Live Match: What's Ashwin got?

    Delhi are yet to find a breakthrough. Ashwin, being the smart operator, needs to find his team a breakthrough.

    No wickets but it is a tight over. Just 6 from it. 

    KKR are 67/0 after 9 overs, need 69 from 66 balls

  • Oct 13, 2021 10:08 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score: A tidy over from Rabada

    As expected, things have slowed down after the spread of the field.

    KKR are 61/0 after 8 overs.

  • Oct 13, 2021 10:03 PM IST

    IPL 2021, Qualifier 2 Live Score: Ashwin back for his second over

    Right! This is where it gets interesting. There's dew. The ball isn't coming onto the bat. The field is now spread. Lots happening here.


    5 off it. KKR are 54/0 after 7 overs.

  • Oct 13, 2021 09:56 PM IST

    END OF POWERPLAY- KKR ON TRACK

    FOUR! That is just pure timing from V Iyer. He is showing his range today. He can charge down the track, he can absolutely smack it, and he can also time it effortlessly off his pads through deep mid-wicket for 4.

    FIFTY-RUN STAND UP between the openers

    KKR are 51/0 after 6 overs.

  • Oct 13, 2021 09:51 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Qualifier 2 KKR vs DC: Rabada into the attack

    SIX! This man, Venkatesh Iyer, can bat! He really, really can. He charges down the wicket, makes a bit of room and goes through the line of the ball by depositing it into the stand over deep mid-wicket. First Ruturaj Gaikwad (in Q1) and now Iyer, these Indian youngsters possess serious talent. Charging to Rabada and hitting him for a six isn't easy.

     

    IDROP! THAT IS A HUGE MOMENT IN THE GAME! Iyer gets a lifeline. Off the back, the ball holds up a bit and forces Iyer to play the shot early. he hits it back at Rabada harmlessly, but the bowler cannot hold onto it.

    KKR are 42/0 after 5 overs.

  • Oct 13, 2021 09:47 PM IST

    Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2021 Live: NEW BALL, PLEASE

    SIX! Venkatesh Iyer takes the initiative and the attack to Axar Patel. Dances down the tracks and smothers the ball over cow corner for six. That one landed on the roof.

    KKR are 30/0 after 4 overs.

  • Oct 13, 2021 09:41 PM IST

    KKR vs DC: Avesh Khan is introduced

    A misfield from the DC fielders results in the batter running 3.

    There is a fair amount of dew today. It will be tricky for bowlers to grip the ball.

    Advantage KKR?

  • Oct 13, 2021 09:37 PM IST

    Ashwin sharing the new ball

    FOUR! Swept for 4 by Venkatesh Iyer. From around the wicket, Ashwin tosses it up and allows Iyer to free his arms.

    KKR are 15/0 after 2 overs.

  • Oct 13, 2021 09:33 PM IST

    KKR vs DC Live Score: Eventful 1st over

    FOUR! THAT'S ONE WAY TO START, GILL! A proper, proper half volley from Nortje first up. Gill creams the ball through covers for 4. That will do his confidence a world of good at the start.

    HOW'S THAT? NOT OUT! A massive shout from the bowler and the DC players as Nortje's nip-backer crashes into Iyer's pads. But the ball was missing leg.

    KKR are 6/0 after 1 over.

  • Oct 13, 2021 09:30 PM IST

    WELCOME BACK

    Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill begin KKR's chase. Anrich Nortje with the brand new ball


    KKR need 136 runs in 120 balls to reach the final.


    LET'S PLAY!

  • Oct 13, 2021 09:19 PM IST

    STAR PERFORMERS OF 1ST INNINGS

    DC: Shikhar Dhawan (36 off 39)

    Shreyas Iyer (30* off 27)


    KKR: V. Chakaravarthy (2/26 in 4 overs)

    Lockie Ferguson (1/26 in 4 overs)

    Shivam Mavi (1/27 in 4 overs)

  • Oct 13, 2021 09:18 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Score: Delhi Capitals post 135/5

    After 20 overs, Delhi Capitals have posted 135/5

  • Oct 13, 2021 09:12 PM IST

    KKR vs DC Live Match: 20th over

    Shivam Mavi is bowling the final over.

    19.1 --- 1 run to long on by Axar

    19.2 --- FOUR! Off cutter from Mavi. Iyer hammers the ball through deep mid-wicket

    19.3 --- 2 runs to cow corner

    19.4 --- 1 run to cow corner

    19.5 — 1 run to deep mid-wicket

    19.6 — SIX! THEY GOT THE 15 THEY NEEDED. 135/5. THIS COULD BE ENOUGH! Missed his yorker and Iyer smacked the ball back over the bowler's head for 6

  • Oct 13, 2021 09:07 PM IST

    KKR vs DC Live Score: RUN OUT! THAT'S HETMYER'S INNINGS DONE

    OUT! Hetmyer is well short of his ground. Iyer bunts the straight to backward square leg and they run to get Shimron back on strike. But Venkatesh Iyer does well to throw the ball back on time to DK.

    Hetmyer is gone for 17

    DC are 117/5 after 19.3 overs.

    Axar Patel is the new man in

  • Oct 13, 2021 09:01 PM IST

    IN THE AIR AND SAFE! x 2

    SIX! A second lease of life and Hetmyer is planning on making it count. Ferguson fires on into Hetmyer's rib-cage area. Shimron turns and lifts the ball over deep square leg. It was in the air for a long but it fell well over the ropes.

    Shuffles across the off stump…backs away to the leg stump and he runs a single. I am pretty sure that move by Shreyas Iyer would have perfectly fit during Garba. 

    SIX! Going, going…gone! Hetmyer ends the over with another six

    DC are 114/4 after 18 overs.

  • Oct 13, 2021 08:58 PM IST

     IPL 2021 Live Score: Hetmyer saved by No-ball!

    OUT! Chakaravarthy has his third of the night. He can't stop picking wickets today. Hetmyer's falt hit to long-on is caught brilliantly by a diving catch from Gill.

    HOLD ON! IT'S A NO BALL! Oh, Varun! What have you done? Umpires take a few looks and decide it's a no ball. What a catch to not be counted.

    Free hit is only hit for a single by Iyer.

    7 off it. He finishes with 2/26 after 4 overs.

    DC are 99/4 after 17 overs

  • Oct 13, 2021 08:52 PM IST

    16 overs done. Can DC get to 130?

    DC are 92/4 after 16 overs. Hetmyer and Iyer are in the middle.

  • Oct 13, 2021 08:47 PM IST

    IPL 2021, Qualifier 2 Live Score: MORE TROUBLE, PANT PERISHES

    OUT! Top-edged and taken! As easy as you like. Pant charges down the pitch to Lockie. He is undone by the hard length and the pace. He is rushed into the pull and ends up edging the ball to Tripathi at mid-off!

    He is gone for 6.

    DC are 90/4 after 15.2 overs

    Shimron Hetmyer walsk in next

  • Oct 13, 2021 08:43 PM IST

    KKR vs DC Live Match: Misfield from Mavi

    FOUR! THAT IS POOR FIELDING! Pant is off the mark with a boundary. He sweeps Varun and Mavi at deep square leg slips and lets the ball through. What should have been 1 ends up being 4.

    DC are 90/3 after 15 overs. 7 and a wicket from it.

  • Oct 13, 2021 08:38 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Score: DHAWAN FALLS, KOLKATA ON TOP

    OUT! GREAT BALL! GREAT CATCH| once again, Chakaravarthy strikes on the first ball of his over.

    DHAWAN'S TOIL comes to an end. He is gone for 36 off 39. Bowls another googly. Dhawan charges down the track after making room. He is foxed and the ball balloons towards point of the outside egde. Shakib does well to cover ground quickly and take a diving catch.

    DC 83/3 AFTER 14.1 OVERS.

    Rishabh Pant is the new man in

  • Oct 13, 2021 08:35 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Qualifier 2 KKR vs DC: AN OVER FULL OF FINE MARGINS

    IN THE AIR...JUST 1! Mavi continues to nail the length, which is around good length and around the 8m mark. Dhawan steps down the track and hoicks the ball through mid-wicket but mistimes it. Batters run 1.

    OHHHH...COULD BE CLOSE! What looked like a harmless brace turned interesting for KKR as Gill nailed a direct hit from long on. But the replay showed that Dhawan was well in.

    JUST SHORT! Once again, Iyer's hoick towards long-on is mistimed. Venkatesh Iyer does well to cover ground and saved three runs on the bounce.

    DC are 83/2 after 14 overs. 6 off the over.

  • Oct 13, 2021 08:30 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score: A GOOD NIGHT'S WORK WITH THE BALL

    Shakib Al Hasan concedes 4 from the 13th over.

    He finishes his 4-over spell with figures of 0/28

    DC are 77/2 after 13 overs.

  • Oct 13, 2021 08:25 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Score: MAVI RETURNS AND CLEANS UP MARCUS

    OUT! MAVI RETURNS AND HE DELIVERS! Continuous to bowl the hard length and he is rewarded with Stoinis' wicket. Marcus makes room as he looks to carve the ball through the off side. The ball comes off the toe of the bat and crashes into the stumps.

    He snaps the important stand as Stoinis departs for 18.

    DC are 71/2 after 11.3 overs.

    Shreyas Iyer is the new man in

  • Oct 13, 2021 08:21 PM IST

    Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2021 Live: STOINIS SURVIVES

    SHOUT FOR STUMPING. UMPIRE GOES UPSTAIRS! Marcus Stoinis' big swipe across the line finds him in a spot of bother as the ball sneaks past his bat and DK, this time, dislodges the bails quickly. But he's given NOT OUT as he managed to get his foot down just in the nick of time.

    5 from it. DC are 70/1 after 11 overs.

  • Oct 13, 2021 08:19 PM IST

    HALFWAY STAGE

    Dhawan (29*), Stoinis (15*) are struggling to find boundaries. This partnership is worth 33 runs.


    DC are 65/1

  • Oct 13, 2021 08:14 PM IST

    FOUR! A WELCOME BOUNDARY

    FOUR! A welcome boundary for Delhi. Dhawan, who loves playing the sweep, this time slog sweeps through deep mid-wicket for 4. He fetches the ball from outside of off!

  • Oct 13, 2021 08:11 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Score: Sunil Narine reintroduced

    What's Narine got? He went for 14, including 2 sixes, in his first over.

    1 | DOT | DOT | DOT | 1 | 1

    There you go. This is what he's got. Three dots and three singles.

    DC are 54/1 after 9 overs.

  • Oct 13, 2021 08:08 PM IST

    What's happening today, DC batters?

    So far, this pitch has been a difficult to bat on. Yes, I am sure you aren't hearing this for the first time about Sharjah. But today, the ball is barely coming onto the bat and the batters have absolutely nothing to work with. Balls from pacers are skidding past the bat and the ball from spinners is barely reaching the bat.

    A GREAT TOSS TO WIN FOR KKR, AS IT STANDS

  • Oct 13, 2021 08:05 PM IST

    IPL 2021 59th Match KKR vs DC: Shivam Mavi brought into the attack

    Sensational start from Mavi. He concedes just 3 runs from it as DC crawl past 50.

    DC are 52/1 after 8 overs.

  • Oct 13, 2021 08:00 PM IST

    DK WITH MISSED STUMPING, STOINIS GETS GOING

    MISSED STUMPING! Shakib bowls a deliberate wide to past Dhawan's pads, who had charged down the track. Karthik, however, fails to collect the ball! COSTLY?

    FOUR! Much better from Stoinis! Makes room, waits for the ball to come to him before lifting the ball over extra cover for 4.

    DC are 49/1 after 7 overs.

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2021 Live: END OF POWERPLAY

    Dhawan (17*), Stoinis (3*) in the middle for DC.

    DC are 38/1. Another fine over Ferguson, conceding just 4 runs


  • Oct 13, 2021 07:51 PM IST

    End of 5! A good start from Varun Chakaravarthy

    2 runs and a wicket from that over. Good start from Varun.

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:48 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score: VARUN GETS SHAW FIRST BALL

    OUT! Varun Chakaravarthy strikes off his first ball today. He bowls the googly and completely outsmarts Shaw. The ball crashed into his pads. He then consulted Dhawan about taking a review but the senior pro said nothing done.

    He is gone for 18.

    DC are 32/1 after 4.1 overs.

    MARCUS STOINIS, IN AT NO.3! WELCOME BACK!


  • Oct 13, 2021 07:44 PM IST

    KKR vs DC: Narine introduced

    Right then. Narine returned with figures of 4/21 in the last game at Sharjah. What can he do today?

    SO CLOSE! And he almost gets Dhawan on the first ball, beats Dhawan's outside edge by a whisker.

    SIX! A juicy full-toss on Dhawan's pads, could have slipped from his hands. Dhawan effortlessly sweeps the ball over deep square leg for 6

    SIX! Another six. Dhawan targetting the 61m boundary. Full and straight from Narine. Dhawan nonchalantly smacks the ball on one leg for six over backward square leg.


    DC are 32/0 after 4 overs

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:41 PM IST

    KKR vs DC Live Score: Shaw takes Shakib for plenty

    SIX! THAT'S A MASSIVE HIT! 90M. Shaw says enough is enough. He cahrges down the track, gets to the pitch of the delivery, clears the front leg and tonks the ball over deep mid-wicket for 6.

    FOUR! Oh, smart cricket here. The last shot made Shakib go shorter. So, Shaw rocks onto the backfoot, waits for the ball and then cuts the ball past backward point.

    After 8 balls, Dhawan finally off the mark.

    DC are 18/0 after 3 overs.

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:35 PM IST

    Lockie Ferguson sharing the new ball

    FOUR! SHOT, PRITHVI! Shaw has scored the most no of runs in the Powerplay and you can see why. Rank half volley first up from Lockie outside off, Shaw leans into the cracking cover drive for 4.

    150.8 KPH DOT! Wow, Ferguson isbreathing fire early on. A fifth dot for Dhawan as he tried to cut a fullish delivery that jagged back in. He was also beaten for pace.

    PRESSURE ON DHAWAN! You can see Shikhar is getting frustrated here. Lockie bowls the hard length and just outside off. Dhawan charges but fails to connect the square cut.

    DC are 6/0 after 2 overs

     

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:34 PM IST

    IPL 2021: WHAT A FIRST OVER

    DOT, 1, DOT, DOT, DOT, DOT, DOT

    After Prithvi Shaw gets off the mark, Dhawan plays four dots against Shakib.

    What a start.

    DC are 1/0

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:28 PM IST

    KKR vs DC Live Match: Out come the men who matter

    The two umpires for this big, big clash lead out the KKR team and the DC openers. 

    Shakib Al Hasan to open the attack. 

    Fireworks all around

    Right! Time to take a guess. DC to post a total of ____?

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:27 PM IST

    DC Openers stats so far this season?

    Dhawan: 551 runs in 16 games

    Shaw: 461 runs in 16 games

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:21 PM IST

    Can DC finally cross the final hurdle this year?

    Last year, DC finished 2nd best after losing the final to MI. Today, they must overcome a confident KKR side to reach the final. Can they go all the way?

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:17 PM IST

    IPL 2021, Qualifier 2 Live: STAT ATTACK, UPCOMING MILESTONE

    2: sixes Shikhar Dhawan needs to complete 200 T20 sixes.

    • 5: wickets Axar Patel needs to complete 100 IPL wickets.

    • 51: runs Axar Patel needs to complete 1000 IPL runs.

    • 1000: Eoin Morgan is 9 runs away from completing 1,000 runs for KKR in IPL.

    • 1000: Venkatesh Iyer is 11 runs away from completing 1000 runs across T20s.

    • 50: Eoin Morgan is 4 sixes away from completing 50 sixes for KKR in IPL.

    • 200: Dinesh Karthik is 8 sixes away from completing 200 sixes across T20s.

    • 200: Dinesh Karthik is 7 catches away from completing 200 catches across T20s.

    • 50: Dinesh Karthik is 9 dismissals as wicketkeeper away from completing 50 dismissals for KKR in IPL.

    • 50: Dinesh Karthik is 10 sixes away from completing 50 sixes for KKR in IPL.

    • 150: Karthik is 3 dismissals away from completing 150 dismissals as a wicketkeeper in IPL.

    • 50: Rahul Tripathi is 3 sixes away from completing 50 sixes in IPL.

    • 50: Shubman Gill is 3 sixes away from completing 50 sixes across T20s.

    • 1000: Sunil Narine is 48 runs away from completing 1,000 runs in IPL.

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:15 PM IST

    Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2021 Live: Advantage DC?

    LAST 5 MEETINGS: DC have won 3/5

    KKR won by 3 wickets (IPL 2021, Match 41)

    DC won by 7 wickets (IPL 2021, Match 25)

    KKR won by 59 runs (IPL 2020, Match 42)

    DC won by 18 runs (IPL 2020, Match 16)

    DC won by 7 wickets (IPL 2019, Match 26)

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:09 PM IST

    KKR vs DC Live Score: DC's skipper Pant at the toss

    Rishabh Pant: “We would have bowled first. We needed an extra batsman, so Stoinis comes in. Tom Curran is out. We are in great frame of mind, always exciting to play together, looking to have fun during the match also.”

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:08 PM IST

    KKR vs DC Live Score: KKR's Captain Morgan at the toss

    Eoin Morgan: “We are going to bowl first. We have played a few games here at Sharjah, so far it's worked. There might be dew factor later on. We have kept the same side. We are playing some good cricket at the moment, we are confident as a side. Guys know their roles inside out, so hoping to come here today and produce something close to that. The mindset in the second leg has been spot-on.”

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:07 PM IST

    TEAM NEWS: DELHI FANS, ARE YOU HAPPY?

    KKR- Unchanged | DC- Marcus Stoinis IN; Tom Curran OUT

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    KKR vs DC Live Match: Playing XIs-

    Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy

    Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:02 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Score: KKR WIN TOSS

    Eoin Morgan has own the toss and Kolkata Knight Riders will bowl first

  • Oct 13, 2021 06:56 PM IST

    IPL 2021 59th Match KKR vs DC: TOSS UP NEXT

    In about 4 minutes time, we will find out who will bat first. 

  • Oct 13, 2021 06:53 PM IST

    IPL 2021, Qualifier 2 Live Score: Varun Chakaravarthy speaks before the match

    “We are very excited because we've gathered good momentum in the last eight matches. We have won six and have done well and are feeling very confident today. It depends on the match and the situation. I take the role of bowling ecornomical overs in some matches and in some matches and situations, I look to attack. On this ground, if I am bowling from the shorter side, I look to bowl economically, and if I am bowling from the larger side, I look for wickets. DK didn't read me well in the last match (laughs), but overall he's reading me well. We always talk in Tamil. McCullum has asked us to express ourselves.”

  • Oct 13, 2021 06:50 PM IST

    Ricky Ponting, Coach - Delhi Capitals -Speaks before the match

    “It's just about getting the basics right, we have played some really good cricket throughout the tournament, obviously the last couple of results haven't gone the way we would have wanted, but even in those games, the level of cricket we played was good enough to win. Small decisions here or there, a couple of bad shots or bad balls cost us games, but if we continue to think tactically, we'll be very competitive once again. I got a bit angry last game and let the boys know that. I have played my cricket emotionally, put my heart and sleeve into it and the same goes towards my coaching, but you can't do a lot in the dug-out, unlike when you're in the middle and can still try and change the outcome of the game. In that way, coaching is completely different from being a player. All teams have different characters, the great thing about our team is that we have got a good mix of youth and experience, which holds up in big tournaments. I want the boys to be playing their best cricket at the back end of a tournament and hopefully it'll be today. They (KKR) are very disciplined, have used their spinners very well, this wicket has been the slowest and the lowest across all venues, so that makes a big part of the game. But we have two world-class spinners as well, it could come down to who plays spin the best. It's a challenge to play at different venues and the boys are up for it. We have been great mates (on Brendon McCullum), we know each other for a long time, and share good memories on and off the field. The team that plays the best cricket today will obviously win.”

  • Oct 13, 2021 06:46 PM IST

    KKR vs DC: Top performers from current squad

    [KKR | DC]

    Top scorers: Andre Russell - 272 Runs | Shreyas Iyer - 426 Runs

    Highest score: 81 By Nitish Rana On Oct 24, 2020 | 99 By Prithvi Shaw On Mar 30, 2019

    Top wicket-takers: Sunil Narine - 19 Wickets | Amit Mishra - 12 Wickets

    BBM: 5/20 By Varun Chakravarthy On Oct 24, 2020 | 3/13 By Avesh Khan On Sep 28, 2021

  • Oct 13, 2021 06:43 PM IST

    IPL 2021 QUALIFIER 2 MATCH TODAY: Pitch Report

    "It's pretty cool out here, quite pleasant. The history of pitch No. 4 - the highest score batting first was made by RCB: 156. In the games that came thereafter, no one got past 132, so it seems a little bit of a challenge batting first and that's going to be the key," says Ian Bishop. 

    Matthew Hayden On setting a winning total: "It's a real mix of playing fearless cricket but sensible cricket. Inside the powerplay, it's so challenging to know what that magic number is. I am going to say it's around about 50 - that'll do in the powerplay without the loss of too many wickets. This has been a productive surface for the fast bowlers. Bowling cutters, bowling into the wicket, it never goes over the stumps. Both teams have great spin options. Ultimately it's also a very challenging wicket when the ball starts to get really soft. Lots of smart cricket, but at the same time you got to have a sense of fearlessness, a sense of excitement for a big match.

  • Oct 13, 2021 06:40 PM IST

    IPL 2021 KKR vs DC Live: Delhi Capitals Predicted XI

    Our DC Predicted XI vs KKR: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, R Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tom Curran, Avesh Khan

  • Oct 13, 2021 06:35 PM IST

    IPL 2021 KKR vs DC Live: Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted XI

    Our KKR Predicted XI vs DC: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Shakib Al Hasan

  • Oct 13, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2021 Live: DC Squad

    Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Axar Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Tom Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Steven Smith, Sam Billings, Marcus Stoinis, Lukman Meriwala,

  • Oct 13, 2021 06:25 PM IST

    Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2021 Live: KKR Squad

    Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Andre Russell, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Vaibhav Arora

  • Oct 13, 2021 06:20 PM IST

    IPL 2021: Venue Insights- Sharjah Pt 2

    Best Bowling Figures:

    4/13 By Lakshmipathy Balaji (Punjab Kings) Against Sunrisers

    Hyderabad In 2014.

    Highest Partnership:

    183 By KL Rahul And Mayank Agarwal (Punjab Kings) For 1st

    Wicket Against Rajasthan Royals In 2020.

    Win Rate Batting First:

    30% (3 Won; 7 Lost)

  • Oct 13, 2021 06:15 PM IST

    IPL 2021: Venue Insights- Sharjah Pt 1

    Highest Team Total:

    228/4 By Delhi Capitals Against Kolkata Knight Riders In

    2020.

    Lowest Team Total:

    85/10 By Rajasthan Royals Against Kolkata Knight Riders In

    2021.

    Highest Individual Score:

    106 By Mayank Agarwal (Punjab Kings) Against Rajasthan

    Royals In 2020.

  • Oct 13, 2021 06:10 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Qualifier 2 Live Score: DC's Form guide

    vs CSK: Lost by 4 wickets

    vs RCB: Lost by 7 wickets

    vs CSK: Won by 3 wickets

    vs MI: Won by 4 wickets

    vs KKR: Lost by 3 wickets

  • Oct 13, 2021 06:05 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Qualifier 2 Live Score: KKR's Form guide

    vs RCB: Won by 4 wickets

    vs RR: Lost by 7 wickets

    vs SRH: Won by 6 wickets

    vs PBKS: Lost by 5 wickets

    vs DC: Won by 3 wickets

  • Oct 13, 2021 06:00 PM IST

    IPL 2021: Expecting Shikhar “Gabbar” Dhawan to roar today?

    He may not have clicked in the previous game but he is still Delhi Capitals' highest run-scorer this season. Expect him to roar to a big score today

  • Oct 13, 2021 05:55 PM IST

    IPL 2021: DC, watch out for Sunil Narine!

    West Indies' Sunil Narine guided KKR to victory with his all-round performance. Will he shine with the bat again?

  • Oct 13, 2021 05:50 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score: Top performances by DC vs KKR

    Highest Total Chased- 179 On Apr 12, 2019

    Lowest Total Defended- 160 On Oct 13, 2012

  • Oct 13, 2021 05:45 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score: Top performances by KKR vs DC

    Highest Total Chased- 169 On Apr 17, 2017

    Lowest Total Defended- 133 On May 13, 2008

  • Oct 13, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    KKR vs DC Live Score: Can Pant stops Morgan's encore?

    The last time these teams met, Kolkata pipped Delhi for a 3-wicket win at the same venue. Batting first, DC scored 127/9 in 20 overs. In response, KKR got home with 10 balls to spare.

  • Oct 13, 2021 05:35 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Score: It's Eoin Morgan vs Rishabh Pant

    Qualifier 2 of IPL 14 will see to captains, both big-hitting southpaws, locks horns with each other. While there are a lot of similarities between them, the two have endured contrasting forms with the bat. While Pant, coming on the back of an unbeaten 50, has amassed 413 runs in 15 games, Englishman Morgan has only scored 129 runs in 15 games. Which batter will score more runs today?

  • Oct 13, 2021 05:30 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Qualifier 2: KKR and DC in IPL 2021 Playoffs?

    Kolkata Knight Riders - Eliminator- Beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 wickets

    Delhi Capitals - Qualifier 1- Lost to Chennai Super Kings by 4 wickets

  • Oct 13, 2021 05:25 PM IST

    KKR vs DC: Head-to-Head contests

    Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals and have faced each other 278 times in the IPL and KKR lead the overall head-to-head battle 15-12. If DC are to make the final, they have no choice but to make it 15-13.

  • Oct 13, 2021 05:20 PM IST

    IPL 2021, KKR vs DC, Live Score

    Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Qualifier 2 of IPL 2021 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals being played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the UAE. Eoin Morgan-led KKR and Rishabh Pant's DC are battling it out for the second berth in the final and head into this contest on the back of a win and a loss, respectively. While Kolkata would be eager to continue their winning run in Sharjah, DC would look to bounce back from their Qualifier 1 defeat. It's now or never, folks. No more second chances, even for table-toppers Delhi. Today, we will find out which team will lock horns against CSK in the summit clash. So, strap in, sit back, and enjoy the action. This is the penultimate game of IPL 2021 and you don't want to miss this. LET'S GO!!

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Virat Kohli plays a shot in the T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan. (AP)
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Babar, Rizwan and Shaheen star as PAK hammer IND to snap World Cup losing streak

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Ishan Kishan had taken the field in place of Hardik Pandya, whose fitness has been a concern for the side for a while now.
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