DC vs KKR Highlights: Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs – Times of India

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Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer (Player of the Match):“It is really difficult to defend here. It has been such an amazing tournament, especially in Sharjah. It is always a thrill to play at this ground, the last time I played here was in the under-19s. Winning the match was the icing on the cake. It was really necessary for me to take time at the start which I did in the earlier games as well. It was the right time for me to take on the bowlers and then rotate strike as well after that. Luckily it worked out for me. I know the hard work and the smart work I have put in through my gym sessions, so I wouldn’t say I am a very gifted player. Really satisfield with the way everyone stepped up. Unfortunate to lose Mishra in the middle when he was spinning the ball really well. Anything could happen, it is a funny game is T20s and especially here in Sharjah. We really have a good platform and we have to be insatiable with our work ethics and keep getting better game after game.”
Delhi Capitals pacer Anrich Nortje:“There was a little bit of dew. Myself and KG tried to get a few to go through. We did it at the start. It got a little bit tough in the end, the ball was coming on nicely. Proud the guys pulled it through. We had different plans, try to change it up, not go with the same thing over and over. Luckily we got him out. Some balls grip, one gripped and we got the wicket. It’s great bowling with him (Rabada), really enjoyed it. Nice to be in the same team with him.”
KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik after the match: “The way the boys batted is something I am really proud of, we kept fighting till the end which is the nature of our team. Really happy with the effort we put in today. Maybe in between 10-13 we didn’t get many boundaries, we lost a couple of wickets as well which sets you back in such run chases. To be honest, a couple more sixes and we would have crossed the line, we wouldn’t be talking about the lengths. I thought it was a hard wicket to bowl on and the bowlers did a fabulous job, maybe 10 runs too many but it’s okay. We trust him and believe he is the best in the business, we want to give him enough time to create an impact on the game and that’s something we want to encourage. I haven’t thought about it (making the change at the top) but maybe after this game I will sit down with the coaching staff.. We still believe in Narine and whenever he gets going he gets us off to a great start.”
That’s it! Delhi Capitals (228/4) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (210/8) by 18 runs to jump to top in the standings.

20 overs: KKR 210/8, lose by 18 runs
Just 7 runs off Marcus Stoinis’ final over. In fact, Kolkata managed to score just 12 in the final two overs and finished short by 18 runs. Third win for Delhi in the tournament.
19.2 overs: OUT! Marcus Stoinis cleans up Rahul Tripathi for 36. KKR 207/8
BOWLED. Tripathi’s 16-ball cameo came to an end, and with it the hopes of Kolkata.
* Marcus Stoinis to bowl the final over for DC
19 overs: KKR 203/7, need 26 off 6 balls
What an over from Anrich Nortje – a big wicket and just 5 runs from it. Nortje’s final figures: 4-0-33-3
18.3 overs: OUT! Anrich Nortje gets rid of ‘dangerous’ Eoin Morgan (44). KKR 200/7
Massive breakthrough for Delhi. Morgan was taking the game away from them. Third wicket for Nortje. Morgan hit five sixes and a four during his 18-ball 44 blitzkreig.
18 overs: KKR 198/6, need 31 off 12 balls
23 RUNS! 6, 6, 6, 1, 0, 4 – Kagiso Rabada leaked 23 runs in the over as he finished off his spell with figures of 1 for 51 in 4 overs. Morgan smacked three successive sixes and Tripathi ended it with a straight four. The chase is truly on!
17.3 overs: BOOM! 6, 6, 6 – Eoin Morgan (42* off 15) smacks Kagiso Rabada for three successive sixes – a top-edge over fine leg, followed by over square leg and the third over deep square leg. WOW! KKR 193/6
17 overs: KKR 175/6, need 54 off 18 balls
24 RUNS! Wd, 1, 6, 6, 4, 0, 6 – Rahul Tripathi (26*) clobbered Marcus Stoinis for 24 runs, hitting three sixes and a four in the over. The chase is on!
16.2 overs: BOOM! 6, 6 – Rahul Tripathi (16*) joins the party, smacks Marcus Stoinis for back-to-back sixes. KKR 165/6
16 overs: KKR 151/6, need 78 off 24 balls
14 runs off Kagiso Rabada’s over as Eoin Morgan (23*) hit a four and a six in consecutive balls in it. Tough ask, but Kolkata are in the hunt till Morgan is there.
15.3 overs: SIX! Eoin Morgan (21*) smacks Kagiso Rabada over deep midwicket for his second maximum. The ball goes through the hands of a jumping Ajinkya Rahane at the boundary ropes. KKR 148/6
15 overs: KKR 137/6, need 92 off 30 balls
Excellent end to Harshal Patel’s spell as the pacer bowled a dot off his last delivery which was a free-hit to Eoin Morgan (11*). Patel’s final figures: 4-0-34-2
14 overs: KKR 131/6, need 98 off 36 balls
A wicket and 13 runs off Anrich Nortje’s over. Kolkata’s hopes now rest on this final batting duo – Eoin Morgan and Rahul Tripathi.
13.4 overs: SIX! Eoin Morgan (6*) opens his account with a first-ball six as he smacks Anrich Nortje flat over deep square leg. KKR 128/6
13.3 overs: OUT! Anrich Nortje dismisses Pat Cummins (5). KKR 122/6
Another Kolkata wicket fell in quick time. They are six down and are in deep trouble in their run chase. Second wicket for Nortje.
13 overs: KKR 118/5
Double-wicket over from Harshal Patel. 10 runs from it too.
12.5 overs: OUT! Two in two for Harshal Patel, removes Dinesh Karthik (6). KKR 117/5
Two wickets in two balls for Harshal Patel as he sent Kolkata skipper back to the pavilion. This time Karthik top-edged it and Dhawan took a good diving catch at mid-on. Kolkata in deep trouble now.
12.4 overs: OUT! Harshal Patel dismisses Nitish Rana (58). KKR 117/4
BIG WICKET! After hitting a six over long-on, Rana went for another one but miscued it and his top-edge was caught by substitute fielder Axar Patel at midwicket boundary. Rana hit four sixes and an equal number of fours during his 35-ball 58 knock.
12 overs: KKR 108/3, need 121 off 48 balls
Tidy over from Marcus Stoinis, gave away just 8 runs in it including a four hit by Nitish Rana (50*).
* FIFTY for Nitish Rana off 32 balls. KKR 107/3 in 11.5 overs
Rana hit three sixes and four fours to reach the landmark.
11 overs: KKR 100/3
Brilliant over at this stage from Harshal Patel, no boundaries and just six runs off it.
10 overs: KKR 94/3, need 135 off 60 balls
Successful over for Kagiso Rabada, a big wicket and 10 runs from it.
9.5 overs: OUT! Kagiso Rabada strikes to dismiss Andre Russell (13). KKR 94/3
BIG WICKET! Soon after hitting a six, Russell went for another one and top-edged it. Nortje ran in from third man to take the catch. Rabada was hit for a four and a six in the over by Russell, but the pacer had the last laugh.
9.4 overs: SIX! Now Andre Russell (13*) joins the party, smacks Kagiso Rabada straight over the pacer’s head for a maximum. KKR 94/2
9 overs: KKR 84/2
Successful over from Amit Mishra, but he conceded 12 runs in it too. The asking rate for KKR is now above 13 runs per over.
8.4 overs: SIX! Nitish Rana (41*) smacks Amit Mishra’s free-hit delivery straight over the bowler for a maximum. KKR 82/2
8.1 overs: OUT! Amit Mishra gets rid of Shubman Gill (28). KKR 72/2
Gill misjudged the slog-sweep and it found his top-edge which went high up in the sky, only to fall into the gloves of Rishabh Pant. Good knock from Gill, hitting a six and two fours during his 22-ball 28 as the opener added a valuable 64 runs for the second wicket with Nitish Rana.
8 overs: KKR 72/1
Another expensive over from Ravi Ashwin as Nitish Rana (34*) ended it with a four. 11 runs off it.
7 overs: KKR 61/1, need 168 off 78 balls
Brilliant start from the veteran spinner Amit Mishra, gave away just two singles in it.
* Another bowling change: Amit Mishra comes into the attack
6 overs: KKR 59/1
End of Powerplay! Nitish Rana (27*) hit back-to-back fours as Harshal Patel gave away 12 runs in his first over. Rana alson put on a fifty-run partnership for the second wicket with Shubman Gill (24*).
* 50 comes up for KKR in 5.2 overs – 53/1
* Change at both ends: Harshal Patel comes into the attack
5 overs: KKR 47/1
Good start from Marcus Stoinis, conceded just 8 runs in it including a four hit by Shubman Gill (21*).
* Bowling change: Marcus Stoinis comes into the attack.
4 overs: KKR 39/1
Good recovery from Anrich Nortje as he finished off with two dot balls. But Gill and Rana have scored 12 runs from it.
3.4 overs: SIX! Shubman Gill (15*) smacks Anrich Nortje over deep square leg for his first maximum. KKR 39/1
3 overs: KKR 27/1
Big over for Kolkata as Nitish Rana (16*) smacked Ravi Ashwin for two sixes in it. The spinner leaked 15 runs in his first over.
2.2 overs: SIX! Nitish Rana (9*) smacks Ashwin over deep square leg for a six. KKR 19/1
* Bowling change: Ravi Ashwin comes into attack.
2 overs: KKR 12/1
Brilliant start from Anrich Nortje – a wicket and 8 runs from it including 4 byes.
1.2 overs: OUT! Anrich Nortje cleans up Sunil Narine for 3. KKR 8/1
Narine’s horrible run with the bat continues.
* Anrich Nortje will share the new ball with Kagiso Rabada
1 over: KKR 4/0
Good, tidy start from Kagiso Rabada, just four runs off it.
Welcome Back! Shubman Gill and Sunil Narine to start the KKR run chase. Kagiso Rabada with the ball for DC.
Shreyas Iyer (88* off 38 balls; 6x6s & 7x4s):“Relief getting this knock. Getting a few starts in the previous game, I wanted to convert this one. Definitely over par on this wicket, but can’t be satisfied. Learned that you can’t keep bowling one line and length. Have to be consistent with variations. Wicket will get slower and slower now. Just wanted an initial start which I mostly get. And then wanted to isolate. Hopefully I keep the momentum going. Fielders have to put in a lot of effort and save twos. Anything that’s mistimed is going over the boundary line. Have to be consistent in the field.”
* DC set 229-run target for KKR
Sent in to bat, Delhi Capitals scored an imposing 228 for four against Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL match in Sharjah on Saturday. Skipper Shreyas Iyer top-scored for the Capitals with an unbeaten 88 while Prithvi Shaw made 66. Andre Russell was the pick of the bowlers for KKR with figures of 2/29 from his four overs.
20 overs: DC 228/4
Brilliant finish from Andre Russell – a wicket and 7 runs off the final over. Russell’s final figures: 4-0-29-2
19.1 overs: OUT! Andre Russell dismisses Marcus Stoinis (1). DC 221/4
Stoinis hit it straight to Varun Chakravarthy at short fine leg.
19 overs: DC 221/3
4, 2, 6, 1, 1, 6 – Shreyas Iyer (88*) scored 20 off Varun Chakravarthy’s over as he smacked two sixes and a four in it. The question now is – will Iyer score a hundred tonight?
18 overs: DC 201/3
Andre Russell ended his over with a wicket followed by a dot ball, but still leaked 15 runs in it.
17.5 overs: OUT! Andre Russell dismisses Rishabh Pant (38). DC 201/3
After hitting a six and two fours in successive deliveries, Pant was caught by Shivam Mavi at long-on. A brilliant cameo from Pant as he hit a six and five fours during his 17-ball 38 innings.
17.2 overs: SIX! It’s raining sixes in Sharjah. Rishabh Pant (30*) joins the party and smacks Andre Russell over deep mid-wicket for his first maximum. DC 193/2
17 overs: DC 186/2
6, 1, 1, 4, 4, 1 – Skipper Shreyas Iyer (68* off 32) leading the run charge front for Delhi. He started Pat Cummins over and added two back-to-back fours too as the pacer leaked 17 runs and finished his spell with the figures of 0 for 49 in 4 overs. Tough night for the Aussie.
16.1 overs: SIX! Shreyas Iyer (58*) smacks Pat Cummins over midwicket for his fourth maximum. DC 175/2
16 overs: DC 169/2
4, 1, 4, 1, 4, 4 – Big over for Delhi as Rishabh Pant (23*) ended the Shivam Mavi over with back-to-back fours as the pacer leaked 18 runs in it. Delhi are on the move for a massive total.
* FIFTY for Shreyas Iyer off 26 balls, his 14th in IPL. DC 160/2
This is Iyer’s fastest fifty in IPL and he hit three sixes and four fours to reach the landmark.
15 overs: DC 151/2
Decent over from Kamlesh Nagarkoti, just 9 runs off it which included two wides.
14 overs: DC 142/2
Shreyas Iyer (43*) ended the Pat Cummins over with a four to score 11 off it. Cummins was doing good by not leaking a boundary till the last ball. Delhi definitely is good for 200 plus, if there is no horrible collapse in the near future.
13 overs: DC 131/2
A wicket and 10 runs from Kamlesh Nagarkoti’s second over. And the platform is set for Delhi to launch a final assault on the KKR bowlers in the next seven overs.
12.4 overs: OUT! Kamlesh Nagarkoti strikes to dismiss Prithvi Shaw (66). DC 129/2
BIG WICKET! Nagarkoti provided KKR a massive breakthrough as Shaw was looking in destructive mode tonight. Shaw started the over with his fourth six, hitting the pacer over deep midwicket. But the young pacer had the last laugh as the Delhi opener managed only the toe-end of his bat while trying for another big hit and Shubman Gill took a good catch at long-on. Shaw hit four sixes and four fours during his quick-fire 41-ball 66 innings.
12 overs: DC 121/1
Back-to-back 16 runs overs for Delhi. Prithvi Shaw (59*) hit a four off the second delivery in the Varun Chakravarthy’s over before Shreyas Iyer (36*) smacked a six and a four in three balls. Delhi marching towards a big total in Sharjah.
11.4 overs: SIX! Shreyas Iyer (32*) smacks Varun Chakravarthy over long-on for his third maximum. DC 117/1
11 overs: DC 105/1
Shreyas Iyer (25*) and Prithvi Shaw (54*) hit a six each off Kamlesh Nagarkoti in the over as the young pacer conceded 16 runs in his first over.
* FIFTY for Prithvi Shaw (53*) off 35 balls, his 6th in IPL. DC 97/1
Shaw brought up his fifty with a big six over long-on off Kamlesh Nagarkoti. Shaw hit three sixes and an equal number of fours to reach the landmark. CLASS ACT!
Bowling change: Kamlesh Nagarkoti comes into the attack
10 overs: DC 89/1 at the half-way mark
A six and five singles – Sunil Narine conceded 11 runs in his second over. Expensive spell so far for the West Indies spinner – 0 for 26 in 2 overs.
9.2 overs: SIX! Shreyas Iyer (15*) joins the six-hitting party, smacks Sunil Narine over midwicket for his first maximum. DC 85/1
9 overs: DC 78/1
Brilliant stuff from Andre Russell as he gave away just three singles in the over. Good spell with the ball for Russell as he has so far gave away just 7 singles in two overs.
8 overs: DC 75/1
Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer (8*) ended Shivam Mavi over with his first boundary of the match – a four through the gap between the bowler and the mid-off fielder. The pacer leaked 14 runs in the over, which included a six hit by Prithvi Shaw (41*).
7.4 overs: SIX! Prithvi Shaw (40*) smacks Shivam Mavi over extra cover for his second maximum. Classy inside-out shot from the right-hander. DC 70/1
7 overs: DC 61/1
Brilliant start from Andre Russell with the ball, gave away just four singles in his first over.
* Another bowling change: Andre Russell comes into the attack
6 overs: DC 57/1
End of Powerplay! Another brilliant over from Varun Chakravarthy – a wicket and six runs from it.
5.5 overs: OUT! Varun Chakravarthy gets rid of Shikhar Dhawan (26). DC 56/1
Big Breakthrough! Dhawan was in his element tonight. This time he top-edged one and it went straight up in the sky. And it took a good catch from Eoin Morgan to send back the Delhi opener. Dhawan hit a couple of sixes and two fours in his 16-ball knock.
5 overs: DC 51/0
Sunil Narine conceded 15 runs in his first over, which included two big sixes hit by Shikhar Dhawan.
* 50 comes up for DC in 4.4 overs – 50/0
4.3 overs: BOOM! 6, 6 – Shikhar Dhawan (25*) smacks back-to-back sixes off Sunil Narine over square leg. DC 49/0
* Bowling change from both ends: Sunil Narine comes into the attack
4 overs: DC 36/0
Despite of a four hit by Shikhar Dhawan (13*), Varun Chakravarthy started his spell with a decent over as the spinner gave away just 7 runs in it.
* Bowling change: Spinner Varun Chakravarthy comes into the attack
3 overs: DC 29/0
A four and a six in consecutive balls and Pat Cummins leaked 13 in his second over. Good start for DC.
2.5 overs: SIX! After hitting a four over midwicket in the previous delivery, Prithvi Shaw (20*) smacks Pat Cummins over the same area for the first maximum of the match. Terrific start from the Delhi opener. DC 28/0
2 overs: DC 16/0
Back-to-back 8 runs overs for DC. This time Dhawan hit a four off Mavi in the over.
1.1 overs: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan (6*) opens his boundary count with a cut over short third man off Shivam Mavi. DC 12/0
* Young Shivam Mavi will share the new ball with Pat Cummins
1 over: DC 8/0
Confident start from DC openers, especially Prithvi Shaw (6) as Pat Cummins conceded 8 in the first over.
0.4 overs:FOUR! Prithvi Shaw (5*) hits it straight to long-on for the first boundary of the contest, off Pat Cummins. DC 6/0
Here we go…Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan to start the DC innings. Pat Cummins with the ball for KKR.
Playing XIs:
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (w), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Amit Mishra, Harshal Patel
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (w/c), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy
TOSS | Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik wins the toss, opts to bowl against Delhi Capitals.
Captains at the toss:
Shreyas Iyer:“Would’ve also looked to bowl considering the dew. Wicket looks amazing. Happy to bat as well. Have talked about it. Have got slow starts in the last few games. Important we don’t lose wickets in pp. Have batsmen who can come in the later half and cover up. Ashwin in for Axar. Harshal in for Ishant. They have left-handers. Harshal gives batting down the order.”
Dinesh Karthik:“Going to bowl first. Maybe a little bit to do with the dew. Both games so far have gone with the bowling team. We’re on the right path. Instead of Kuldeep, we have Rahul Tripathi. Wanted to add depth to our batting. This is like every Indian ground we play on. Nothing new.”

Pitch Report:
“It is the most amazing pitch. It is absolutely beautiful; a batsman’s paradise. It is going to be key for the fast bowling to get it right at the end. They have got to get their yorkers right. The standard of bowling hasn’t been the standard you would expect. With the dew factor here, it will be very difficult to defend.” – Kevin Pietersen and Michael Slater
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Match 16 of the Indian Premier League 2020 between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah.
“Coming off an unlucky loss, we just weren’t at our best for that game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. But, there’s no panicking by any means” – Delhi Capitals bowling coach Ryan Harris
Pre-match talks…

* Andre Russell has dismissed Shreyas Iyer four times in 48 balls in IPL
* In IPL 2020, Sharjah has seen the highest run-rate in the death overs (13.74)
* Kagiso Rabada has picked up two wickets or more in each of his last ten IPL matches, and has an average of 9.64 in death overs.

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