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IPL 2021, Qualifier 2, KKR vs DC highlights: Kolkata wins by 3 wickets

Opting to bowl, KKR dished out another superlative bowling display to restrict Delhi Capitals to 135 for 5 on a slow Sharjah track

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Rahul Tripathi smashed a six in the penultimate ball as (KKR) beat (DC) by three wickets in the Qualifier 2 of at Sharjah Cricket Ground on Wednesday to set up a title clash with Chennai Super Kings.

Opting to bowl, KKR dished out another superlative bowling display to restrict to 135 for 5 on a slow Sharjah track.

Venkatesh Iyer (55) and (46) then shared 96 runs for the opening wicket but KKR lost five wickets, adding just seven runs to stare at defeat.

But Tripathi smashed the much-needed six to snatch win from the jaws of defeat.

Earlier, invited to bat, DC opener struggled his way to a 39-ball 36 but couldn't break the shackles. (18) looked good in his brief stay, while comeback man (18) got the start but couldn't capitalise on it.

In the 18th over, (17) unleashed two sixes off after getting a second lease of life, while (30 not out) hit a four and a last-ball six in the 20th over to take DC to a competitive score.

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scorecard

Batters Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Shubman Gill c Pant b Avesh Khan 46 46 1 1
Venkatesh Iyer c (sub) Smith b Rabada 55 41 4 3
Nitsh Rana c Hetmyer b Nortje 13 12 0 1
Rahul Tripathi not out 12 11 0 1
Dinesh Karthik b Rabada 0 3 0 0
Eoin Morgan b Nortje 0 3 0 0
Shakib Al Hasan lbw b Ashwin 0 2 0 0
Sunil Narine c Axar b Ashwin 0 1 0 0
Lockie Ferguson not out 0 0 0 0
Total: 136-7 in 19.5 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Anrich Nortje 4 0 31 2
R Ashwin 3.5 0 27 3
Avesh Khan 4 0 22 1
Axar Patel 4 0 32 0
Kagiso Rabada 4 0 23 2
 


scorecard

Batters Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Prithvi Shaw lbw b Varun 18 12 2 1
Shikhar Dhawan c Shakbi b Varun 36 39 1 2
Marcus Stoinis b Shivam Mavi 18 23 1 0
Shreyas Iyer not out 30 27 1 1
Rishabh Pant c Tripathi b Ferguson 6 6 1 0
Shimron Hetmyer runout 17 10 0 2
Axar Patel not out 4 4 0 0
Total: 135-5 in 20 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Shakib Al Hasan 4 0 28 0
Lockie Ferguson 4 0 26 1
Sunil Narine 4 0 27 0
Varun Chakaravarthy 4 0 26 2
Shivam Mavi 4 0 27 1

Earlier, Kolkata Knight Rider (KKR) captain won the toss and elected to bowl first against Delhi Capitals (DC) at Sharjah Cricket Ground today. The winner of DC vs KKR match will play the finals against Chennai Super Kings on October 15. is unchanged while Delhi has made one change in its playing 11, bringing in for Tom Curran.

 
DC vs KKR playing 11
 
DC playing 11: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje.
 
KKR playing 11: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakaravarthy.

DC vs KKR head-to-head 
  • Total Matches played: 29
  • DC won: 12
  • KKR won: 16
  • No result: 1
  • DC highest score vs KKR: 228
  • KKR highest score vs DC: 210
  • DC lowest score vs KKR: 98
  • KKR lowest score vs DC: 97

 
 

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