Match 41 was played between KKR vs DC. It was the clash of two giant IPL teams. Thus, every eye was on the TV during the match. It was an excellent display of cricket with KKR emerging victorious. Want to watch the KKR vs DC highlights? Then in this article, we are providing a detailed summary along with the match highlights. So, stay with us as we describe to you everything you need to know!
KKR vs DC Highlights and Match Summary:
Kolkata Knights Riders won the toss and decided to field first. They made two changes. Andre Russell was dropped due to injury.
- Tim Southee and Sandeep Warrier replaced Andre Russell and Prasidh Krishna. Delhi Capitals made one change. Prithvi Shaw was replaced by Steve Smith.
Delhi Capitals Batting
Steve Smith opened the innings with Shikhar Dhawan. They both gave a good start before Lokie Ferguson picked the wicket of shikar Dhawan. He departed after scoring 24 runs. Delhi Capitals managed to score 39 runs in the powerplay with the loss of one wicket.
Shreyas Iyer came to crease and got out on the fifth ball. He was bowled by Sunil Narine. Captain Pant and Steve Smith took the innings forward. Smith was bowled by Lockie Ferguson after scoring 39 runs. After Smith’s wicket, Delhi’s middle order collapsed and from 77–2, they were 92–6.
Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav, and Axar Patel lost their wicket in the span of 10 balls. Rishab Pant stood there at one stand and tried to play the whole innings but he was run-out in the last over. He scored crucial 39 runs on 36 balls.
Delhi Capitals finished their inning at the low score of 127 runs with the loss of nine wickets. The pitch looked slow and the ball was not coming on the bat nicely. So, by considering these factors it would not be an easy chase.
Kolkata Knight Riders Bowling
Kolkata Knight Riders were exceptional with the ball. Their bowlers justified the decision of bowling first. Narine, Iyer, and Lockie Ferguson bowled extremely well and ended up with two wickets in their stats bank. Southee took one wicket. All these bowlers were economical and took wickets at regular intervals.
Kolkata Knights Riders Batting
Kolkata’s top order is in good form. Like the previous matches, Gill and Iyer made a good start. Iyer was bowled by Lalit Yadav. Then, Tripathi joined Gill on the crease. Tripathi wasn’t able to continue his good form and got out on 9 runs. Kolkata scored 44 runs in the powerplay with the loss of 2 wickets. Nitish Rana came to bat after the fall of 2 wickets. He with Gill took the innings forward. But soon, Gill got out by Rabada. Kolkata’s Captain Eoin Morgan came to bat at 5 but his poor form continues and got out on 2 balls. He was bowled by off-spinner Ravi Ashwin.
At one stage, Kolkata was struggling to chase the target. They were 5 down on the score of 96 runs in 15 overs. At this stage, Sunil Narine came to bat and played an innings that turned the match in favor of Kolkata. He scored 21 runs on just 10 balls with two sixes and a four. Nitish Rana remained at one end and finished the innings and won the game for Kolkata. He scored 36 runs not out on 27 balls. They chased the target in 18.2 overs.
- Kolkata won the match by three wickets and made their position more strong for qualifying in the playoffs.
Delhi Capitals bowling
Delhi Capitals tried to defend the total but the target was not big. Avesh Khan was the only bowler who took three wickets and gave only 13 runs in 3 overs.
Ashwin, Yadav, Rabada, and Nortje picked one wicket each.
Man of the match in KKR vs DC Match
Sunil Narine was awarded man of the match due to his all-around performance. He bowled 4 overs and gave 18 runs picked two wickets. In batting, he scored 21 runs on 10 balls.
Kolkata Knight Riders after this win have better their net run rate. On the other hand, Delhi capitals struggled today in all departments, but overall they are in a good position on the points table.
KKR vs DC Highlights:
Now, it’s time for some KKR vs DC highlights.
All in all, KKR vs Delhi Capitals was a decent game. KKR beat DC in all departments- batting, bowling, and fielding. But KKR still has to worry about the form of their Capitan Eoin Morgan. Eoin Morgan hasn’t scored big in this IPL 2021 edition. Although Delhi Capitals lost today, they are still the Favorite to win IPL 2021 trophy.
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