KKR WIN BY 59 RUNS!
They were in trouble batting first but an outstanding partnership between Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine helped them get a big total. And then it was Varun Chakravarthy who ripped through Delhi’s batting order.
After 18.5 overs, DC are 132/8 – Rabada is gone!
OUT! Pat Cummins gets his third wicket as Delhi Capitals lose their eighth. This time Kagiso Rabada finds the fielder at the boundary. KKR are almost home.
After 18 overs, DC are 127/7 (Rabada 9, Ashwin 7)
Four overs. 20 runs. FIVE wickets. The best spell of bowling in this year’s IPL. Take a bow, Varun Chakravarthy.
After 17 overs, DC are 119/7 (Rabada 3, Ashwin 5)
Ashwin pulls one for four as Delhi pick up seven runs from that Rabada over. They need 76 runs to win off 18 balls.
After 16 overs, DC are 112/7 – Axar is gone!
OUT! And Varun Chakravarthy has a five-for! DC have had no answer for his guile today. Axar Patel swings hard but is clean bowled.
After 15.1 overs, DC are 110/6 – Stoinis is gone!
OUT! What a spell this is turning out to be by Varun Chakravarthy! He picks up his fourth wicket as Marcus Stoinis walks back. It’s all KKR right now!
After 15 overs, DC are 110/5 (Stoinis 6, Axar 8)
SIX! Axar Patel slog sweeps and the ball goes all the way. Sunil Narine finishes with figures of 0/37. DC need 85 off 30.
After 13.3 overs, DC are 95/5 – Iyer and Hetmyer are gone!
Back-to-back wickets for Varun Chakravarthy! Both Shimron Hetmyer and Shreyas Iyer hit it to long-on and perish. KKR are dominating at the moment! Brilliant bowling from Varun.
After 13 overs, DC are 94/3 (Iyer 46, Hetmyer 10)
Shot! Hetmyer with a clean swing and the ball goes a long way. Narine has figures of 0/26 in three overs. DC need 101 off 42.
After 11.2 overs, DC are 76/3 – Pant is gone!
OUT! Varun Chakravarthy strikes with his second ball! Rishabh Pant decides to attack but mistimes the sweep and has to walk back for 27 off 33.
After 11 overs, DC are 76/2 (Iyer 38, Pant 27)
Back-to-back fours for Shreyas Iyer! The DC skipper hits two shots over mid-off to get some much-needed momentum. 12 runs come from Lockie Ferguson’s third over.
After 10 overs, DC are 64/2 (Iyer 27, Pant 26)
Another tidy over by Sunil Narine, just six from it. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant are swinging hard now but not finding the gaps.
After 9 overs, DC are 58/2 (Iyer 24, Pant 23)
Rishabh Pant whacks one on the leg side to pick up four. Seven runs come from that Lockie Ferguson over. Time for a strategic timeout.
After 8 overs, DC are 51/2 (Iyer 23, Pant 17)
Sunil Narine joins the attack and slips in a quiet over. DC need 144 off 72, they’ll need to pick up the pace soon.
This was some shot by Pant:
After 7 overs, DC are 44/2 (Iyer 18, Pant 16)
Lockie Ferguson joins the attack and Rishabh Pant picks up a boundary. Eight runs come from that over.
After 6 overs, DC are 36/2 (Iyer 17, Pant 9)
Good over by Kamlesh Nagarkoti, just three runs come from it. That’s the end of the powerplay. KKR will surely be the happier of the two teams at this point.
After 5 overs, DC are 33/2 (Iyer 16, Pant 7)
Interesting over that from Prasidh Krishna. Rishabh Pant first gets a six with an audacious hook, before the right-arm quick ends up bowling two no-balls and a wide. 12 runs come from that over.
After 4 overs, DC are 21/2 (Iyer 15, Pant 0)
Back-to-back fours for Shreyas Iyer! Kamlesh Nagarkoti drifts on to the pads and the right-hander clips them wide of deep square-leg.
After 3 overs, DC are 13/2 (Iyer 7, Pant 0)
Another fine over by Pat Cummins, a wicket and just one run from it. Rishabh Pant has joined skipper Shreyas Iyer at the crease for Delhi Capitals.
After 2.3 overs, DC are 13/2 – Dhawan is gone!
OUT! Pat Cummins picks up his second wicket! And this time it’s the in-form Shikhar Dhawan who is clean bowled. KKR are on top in Abu Dhabi!
After 2 overs, DC are 12/1 (Dhawan 6, Iyer 6)
Shikhar Dhawan gets going with a whack over extra-cover for four. Eight runs come from Prasidh Krishna’s first over.
After 1 over, DC are 4/1 (Dhawan 0, Iyer 4)
Shreyas Iyer gets off the mark with a four past mid-wicket. But a successful over by Pat Cummins. The KKR players are buzzing on the field at the moment.
After 0.1 overs, DC are 0/1 – Rahane is gone!
OUT! What a start for KKR! Pat Cummins strikes with his first ball. Ajinkya Rahane, who replaced Prithvi Shaw, is out LBW. That was plumb, no review taken.
5.28 pm: The target for DC is 195 runs. KKR will back themselves to defend this total. We’re ready for the chase in Abu Dhabi!
KKR FINISH WITH 194/6
From 42/3 after 7.2 overs, Kolkata Knight Riders have done remarkably well to post a strong total. Nitish Rana (81 off 53) and Eoin Morgan (17 off 9) were dismissed off the last two deliveries bowled by Marcus Stoinis (2/41).
After 19 overs, KKR are 184/4 (Rana 71, Morgan 17)
Six and four! Superb batting from skipper Eoin Morgan. KKR are having a strong finish as well. Kagiso Rabada finishes with figures of 2/33 in his four overs.
After 18 overs, KKR are 170/4 (Rana 69, Morgan 5)
Eoin Morgan gets going with a four over mid-off, before Nitish Rana picks up another boundary by pulling one past square-leg. Anrich Nortje finishes with figures of 2/27 in his four overs.
After 16.4 overs, KKR are 157/4 – Narine is gone!
OUT! DC finally get the breakthrough as Sunil Narine falls for 64 off 32. Kagiso Rabada gets the wicket. Narine added 115 runs in 56 balls with Nitish Rana.
After 16 overs, KKR are 151/3 (Rana 57, Narine 64)
Sunil Narine pierces the gap between cover and mid-off to pick up four more. Tushar Deshpande finishes with figures of 0/40 in his four overs. Time for a strategic timeout.
After 15 overs, KKR are 142/3 (Rana 56, Narine 57)
FIFTY for Sunil Narine! The left-hander gets there in just 24 balls. He has turned this contest on its head with his clean hitting. He celebrates getting to his half-century by thumping R Ashwin over long-on for six. 100-run partnership between Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine comes up.
After 14 overs, KKR are 127/3 (Rana 54, Narine 44)
There’s no stopping this KKR duo at the moment! Sunil Narine and Nitish Rana hit Marcus Stoinis to all corners in that over to pick up 16 runs.
After 13 overs, KKR are 111/3 (Rana 50, Narine 33)
FIFTY for Nitish Rana! The left-hander was asked to open for KKR today and he has delivered with a half-century in 35 balls.
After 12 overs, KKR are 103/3 (Rana 44, Narine 31)
Fifty-run partnership between Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine! They’ve added 55 off just 26. The two left-handers are putting #DelhiCapitals under pressure with some attractive strokeplay. Two fours and a six in that Ashwin over.
After 11 overs, KKR are 86/3 (Rana 34, Narine 24)
Another good over for Kolkata Knight Riders. Nitish Rana picks two fours off Marcus Stoinis as Delhi Capitals concede 11 runs in that over.
After 10 overs, KKR are 75/3 (Rana 24, Narine 24)
Big over for KKR! Tushar Deshpande returns to the attack and concedes 18 runs in his third over. Sunil Narine hits two fours while Nitish Rana pulls one for six.
What a ball this was by Nortje to dismiss Tripathi:
After 9 overs, KKR are 57/3 (Rana 17, Narine 13)
Six and four! Ravichandran Ashwin joins the attack and Sunil Narine says thank you very much. A six straight back is followed by a thick outside edge for four. Time for a strategic timeout.
After 8 overs, KKR are 44/3 (Rana 16, Narine 1)
Interesting call by KKR, they have sent Sunil Narine ahead of skipper Eoin Morgan. Hard to say this is the right decision.
After 7.2 overs, KKR are 42/3 – Karthik is gone!
OUT! Kagiso Rabada gets his first wicket as DK edges it to the keeper after closing the face of his blade. “Again, Dinesh Karthik is in early and he has gone early,” says Ian Bishop.
After 7 overs, KKR are 41/2 (Rana 15, Karthik 3)
Marcus Stoinis joins the attack and slips in a quiet over. Dinesh Karthik is the new man at the crease for KKR. Will the former captain deliver?
After 5.4 overs, KKR are 35/2 – Tripathi is gone!
OUT! A sizzling yorker from Anrich Nortje! Rahul Tripathi was sent out to swing hard but his stumps have been shattered.
After 5 overs, KKR are 29/1 (Rana 12, Tripathi 8)
Four! Axar Patel joins the attack and drops one short, Nitish Rana rocks back and pulls it to the fence. Seven runs from that over.
After 4 overs, KKR are 22/1 (Rana 8, Tripathi 5)
A couple of big swings by Rahul Tripathi, the first one flies just over mid-on and the next one over mid-off. Kagiso Rabada nearly struck in his first over.
After 3 overs, KKR are 16/1 (Rana 7, Tripathi 0)
Nitish Rana picks up his first boundary with a solid pull over square-leg. Five runs come from Tushar Deshpande’s second over.
After 1.5 overs, KKR are 11/1 – Gill is gone!
OUT! Anrich Nortje gets DC the early wicket. Shubman Gill plays a few attractive strokes before hitting one straight to point.
After 1 over, KKR are 8/0 (Gill 8, Rana 0)
Good start for KKR! Shubman Gill picks up two fours, first past point and then through mid-wicket, as Tushar Deshpande struggles to find the right line.
3.30 pm: DC have taken the field in Abu Dhabi! They’re opening the bowling with Tushar Deshpande. KKR have Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana at the crease. Let’s go!
3.09 pm: Playing XIs
KKR: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (w), Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy.
DC: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (w), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Tushar Deshpande, Anrich Nortje.
3.05 pm: TOSS – Shreyas Iyer has won the toss and Delhi Capitals will bowl first! DC have replaced Prithvi and Daniel Sams with Rahane and Nortje. KKR have replaced Kuldeep and Banton with Narine and Nagarkoti.
|Matches||DC win||KKR win||Tied|
|DC vs KKR||24||11||13||1 (DC won)|
2.40 pm: Hello and welcome to live coverage of match No 42 of Indian Premier League 2020. In today’s first game, Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders take on Shreyas Iyer’s Delhi Capitals in Abu Dhabi.
IPL 2020 points table ahead of match No 42
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||10||7||3||+0.182||14|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||10||5||5||-0.828||10|
|Kings XI Punjab||10||4||6||-0.177||8|
|Chennai Super Kings||11||3||8||-0.733||6|