IPL 2019, DC vs KKR at Feroz Shah Kotla Highlights: As It Happened
IPL 2019 Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders highlights: Catch all the highlights from the match between DC and KKR here.
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Highlights: Kagiso Rabada was the hero for Delhi Capitals as he guided them to victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in the super over. Prithvi Shaw scored a brilliant 99 but a disciplined final over from Kuldeep Yadav took the match to super over. Earlier, Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik scored half centuries as Kolkata Knight Riders recovered from a poor start to post a total of 185/8 against Delhi Capitals. Sandeep Lamichhane and Harshal Patel reduced KKR to 61/5 but the duo of Russell and Karthik steadied the innings and kept adding valuable runs. After their dismissal, Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav played late cameos to take the score past 180. (Scorecard)
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A perfect super over from Kagiso Rabada! He started with a boundary but brilliant bowling against Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik and Robin Uthappa clinched the game for his side by 3 runs!
Delhi Capitals 10/1
Good show from Prasidh Krishna and Delhi Capitals scored 10/1 in the super over.
Shreyas Iyer departs in the first over of the super over and Delhi Capitals are 5/1 after 0.3 overs. He went for the big one and was caught in the deep by Piyush Chwala.
Super Over Record
This is the 7th instance of super over in the IPL.
KKR have played 2 super overs, lost both of them.
Delhi Capitals have palyed once, lost that one.
What drama in the final over. The ball was given to Kuldeep Yadav and he dismissed Hanuma Vihari to set up the finale. With 2 runs needed from the last ball, Ingram could get just one and the match will go to super over!
Really unfortunate for Prithvi
Prithvi Shaw departs for 99 and it is heartbreak for the youngster as he missed out on his maiden century. He played brilliantly tonight and it was sad that he was unable to score his century. DC 179/4
Rishabh Pant goes for the big one but is caught in the deep for 11, DC 170/3. DC need 16 runs to win from 14 balls but can KKR change the course of the game? Tough but not impossible!
Prithvi nears 100
Prithvi Shaw is going great guns and thanks to three boundaries, Shaw moves on to 95. This is brilliant batting by the youngster and this is looking like a cakewalk for Delhi Capitals.
Prithvi Shaw is batting on 74* (42)
This is his highest score in the IPL
Previous best: 65 (36), v SRH, 5 May 2018
Prithvi Shaw making it easy for DC
15 overs gone and Prithvi Shaw is batting on 70 off 41 balls. This has been an excellent innings from the youngster and he has made the run chase look easy tonight. DC 140/2, need 46 runs in 30 balls
KKR trying every tactic
Dinesh Karthik seems to be trying every trick in the book to bring KKR back into this game and his latest weapon is Prasidh Krishna. The youngster has bowled well and can he become the trump card for his side? DC 128/2
Shreyas Iyer departs
Shreyas Iyer’s innings finally comes to an end and Shubman Gill completes a brilliant catch at the boundary. Delhi Capitals 116 for the loss of 2 wickets and can KKR make a comeback here?
Fifty for Shaw
Prithvi Shaw reaches his fifty and fortune seems to be favouring Delhi Capitals as Shubman Gill drops Shreyas Iyer on the boundary. This is looking quite grim for Kolkata Knight Riders. DC 116/1
Stat Attack: Shaw-Iyer
50 run partnership between Shaw/Iyer
Only the 2nd 50 run stand for DC at any position in this IPL.
Dhawan/Ingram : 83 runs vs MI, 24 Mar 2019 (for the 3rd wicket)
Rishabh Pant takes a blinder
Rishabh Pant took an incredible catch to get rid of opener Chris Lynn during Delhi Capital’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday. Watch the video here.
Shreyas, Prithvi fight on
Good batting by Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer as theyare not letting the KKR spinners find their momentum and after 9 overs, Delhi Capitals are 75 for the loss of one wicket. They need 111 runs from 66 balls.
50 up for Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals bring up their 50 in the seventh over. This has been a good start by the hosts and with the pitch not assisting the bowlers much, they will be quite confident on completing this run chase. DC 51/1
Delhi Capitals struggle
The wicket of Shikhar Dhawan has seriously dented the run rate for Delhi Capitals and after 5 overs, they are 33 for the loss of one wicket. Prithvi Shaw is not contacting properly with the ball and skipper Shreyas Iyer has also struggled a bit till now.
Dhawan departs early
Shikhar Dhawan was going great guns as he hit Piyush Chawla for a four and six off the spiner’s first two deliveries. But the third, he hit the ball straight into the hands of Russell at mid-off. DC lose their first wicket of the night as Dhawan departs for 16. Shreyas Iyer joins Prithvi Shaw in the middle now.
Expensive over from Ferguson
Lockie Ferguson concedes 10 runs from his first over of the innings and it is not an ideal start for the pacer. Prithvi Shaw hit a short delivery towards mid wicket on the fourth ball and then, Dhawan lifts the ball over mid-on fielder’s head for the second four of the over.
Cautious start by DC
Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan opened the innings for Delhi Capitals and they opted for a cautious approach against Prasidh Krishna. They were unable to time the ball properly but Shaw did get a boundary on the last ball of the over. DC 6/0
KKR post 185/8
A late cameo from Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav has taken KKR to a commanding score of 185/8. From 61/5, not many fans would have thought that they will be here in this situation but this is going to be a steep chase for Delhi Capitals!
Fifty for Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik completes his fifty with a six over fine-leg but was dismissed on the very next ball by Amit Mishra. It has been a good show by the KKR skipper and he will be mighty happy with their fightback. KKR 170/7
His 17th fifty in the IPL
His 4th vs DC.
Andre Russell departs
Andre Russell’s innings finally comes to an end on 62 as he is dismissed by Chris Morris. However, he has done his job well and Dinesh Karthik will be looking to end the innings in style. KKR 156/6
Fifty for Andre Russell
Andre Russell completes his half-century
His 5th in the IPL
1st against Delhi Capitals
His last 2 innings vs DC:
44 (30); 27 APR 2018
41 (12); 16 APR 2018
Andre Russell going berserk
4 1 1 1 6 Wd 6 - Andre Russell slammed 20 runs off the Harshal Patel over and it is game on for Kolkata Knight Riders. They have recovered brilliantly after losing five wickets and this is looking great for the visitors. KKR 138/5
Chris Morris injured
After Andre Russell, Chris Morris is now suffering from injury. He lost his footing while trying to deliver the ball and does not go through. It looks like the right ankle twisted when he landed near the crease and he is being inspected by the team physio. KKR 108/5
100 up for KKR
100 comes up for KKR in the 14th over but they need to accelerate from here. The constant fall of wickets affected their run rate but with Russell and Karthik out in the middle, they will be looking at 150 minimum. KKR 108/5
Stat Attack: Andre Russell
Andre Russell Completes 1000 IPL runs -
He did that when he completed 13 runs.
Dangerous delivery from Patel
A beamer from Harshal Patel and it nails Andre Russell on the left shoulder. The bowler was going for a yorker but messed it up completely. This can be quite uncomfortable for the KKR all-rounder as the injury looks serious! KKR 97/5
Andre Russell is not bothered by the fall of wickets and he slams Sandeep Lamichhane for two consecutive sixes. He is looking really confident and thanks to his exploits, KKR are nearing 100. Dinesh Karthik is also batting well on the other end and after 12 overs, KKR are 90 for the loss of 5 wickets.
Stat Attack: Shubman Gill
Back to back times that Shubman Gill has been run out at Delhi in the IPL.
The last time he played at Delhi he was dismissed run-out as well. (37 off 29; run out by S Iyer, 2018)
KKR lose Gill
Shubman Gill is the latest batsman to gift his wicket as KKR lose their fifth wicket. It was a good stop at the boundary by Kagiso Rabada and casual running from the youngster resulted in a run out. KKR 62/5
Onus on Shubman, Karthik
KKR finished their powerplay with 36 runs and that was KKR’s joint lowest powerplay score at Delhi. With four wickets down, a lot will depend on Dinesh Karthik and Shubman Gill. They need to steady the innings and lay the foundation for Andre Russell to play his shots at the later end. KKR 55/4
KKR in serious trouble
This is not going well for Kolkata Knight Riders and they have lost their fourth wicket! Nitish Rana wanted to clear the fielder at fine leg but ended up giving a catch to Kagiso Rabada! KKR 50/4
KKR lose third wicket
What a catch from Rishabh Pant and Kagiso Rabada has taken the wicket of Chris Lynn. It was a short delivery from Rabada and Pant has stretch his body to the maximum in order to complete a brilliant catch behind the wicket. KKR 40/3
Another wicket goes down for Kolkata Knight Riders as Robin Uthappa departs for 11, KKR 36/2. It was a straight one from Harshal Patel and the veteran KKR batsman was plumb LBW!
Uthappa joins Lynn
Robin Uthappa is the new batsman for KKR after the wicket of Nikhil Naik and he joins Chris Lynn out in the middle. He started his innings with an effortless boundary through the cover region and Chris Lynn followed suit with two boundaries in the very next over. KKR 30/1 after 5 overs
Nikhil Naik is not looking good against Sandeep Lamichhane and the Nepal international traps him LBW. It was an uncomfortable innings from the opener and he departs for 7. KKR 16/1
Delhi Capitals go for the review as Rishabh Pant was confident that Nikhil Naik has nicked on back to the wicket-keeper but it turns out that the ball was quite far from the bat.KKR 13/0 after 2 overs.
Good start for KKR
Naik begins his KKR career with a four and this is good new for the visitors. With Sunil Narine missing out, the youngster was opening the innings with Chris Lynn and he looked quite confident against Kagiso Rabada. Lynn also joined the party as he got a four through the cover region. KKR 12/0
A look at both Playing XIs
Kolkata Knight Riders XI
Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, Robbie Uthappa, Nikhil Naik, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson.
No Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine will be missing in action for KKR due to injury and Nikhil Naik will be taking his place in the team. Naik is an Indian cricketer who plays for Maharashtra cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional wicket-keeper. Will this be the game changer for Delhi Capitals? Let’s wait and watch.
Delhi Capitals opt to field
Delhi Capitals have won the toss and they decided to field against Kolkata Knight Riders in New Delhi. In the last match at Feroz Shah Kotla, the hosts were defeated after batting first and today, they will trying something different.
Pratik: Top stars for DD
153.50: Shreyas Iyer has the highest batting strike-rate against KKR in the IPL (Min: 125 balls faced).
Also, Amit Mishra is just 2 wickets away from becoming the first Indian bowler to take 150 IPL wickets!
Sayan: Some KKR stats
183.45: Andre Russell has the best batting strike-rate in the tournament (Min: 125 balls faced). Russell is followed by Cutting (174.21), Narine (171.12) and Pant (167.41) in the list.
22.79: Narine has the 2nd best bowling average for KKR in IPL (Min: 250 balls) after Woakes (22.70). Narine is followed by Russell in the list with the average of 22.87.
Pratik: Don’t forget about Rishabh Pant
It is true that Nitish Rana is enjoying a brilliant run of form but it will be unwise to forget about Rishabh Pant. The youngster has amassed 680 runs from just 18 innings at Feroz Shah Kotla in IPL and when he gets going, it is a treat for all the cricket fans. He proved his mettle with a brilliant 78 against Mumbai Indians and if he gets going against the shaky KKR bowling attack, it will be game, set and match for the Capitals.
Sayan: The Nitish Rana factor
Nitish Rana has been the top performer for KKR this season and with two fifties, he is looking in brilliant form at the moment. Out of his top 5 knocks in the IPL, his 2nd and 3rd best knock came in this season and that is not going to be good news for the Capitals. Add Robin Uthappa and Andre Russell into the mix and we can all see why KKR are the better team at the moment.
KKR face DC test
Hello and welcome to the coverage of the IPL 2019 encounter between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders. While KKR are looking to continue their brilliant run of form in the tournament, DC will be looking to bounce back after losing their match against Chennai Super Kings. My name is Sayan Ghosh and I believe that KKR are clear favourites in this game but my colleague Pratik Sagar has placed his bet on Delhi Capitals.