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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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Rishabh Pant, Eoin Morgan. File Photo: Sportzpics for IPL

Rishabh Pant, Eoin Morgan. File Photo: Sportzpics for IPL

Rahul Tripathi smashed a six in the penultimate ball as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Delhi Capitals (DC) by three wickets in the Qualifier 2 of IPL 2021 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 Delhi Capitals to 135 for 5 on a slow Sharjah track.

Venkatesh Iyer (55) and Shubman Gill (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 Shikhar Dhawan struggled his way to a 39-ball 36 but couldn't break the shackles. Prithvi Shaw (18) looked good in his brief stay, while comeback man Marcus Stoinis (18) got the start but couldn't capitalise on it.

In the 18th over, Shimron Hetmyer (17) unleashed two sixes off Lockie Ferguson after getting a second lease of life, while Shreyas Iyer (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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Kolkata Knight Riders 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
 


Delhi Capitals 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 Eoin Morgan 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. Kolkata Knight Riders is unchanged while Delhi has made one change in its playing 11, bringing in Marcus Stoinis 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

 
 
11:12 PM

DC vs KKR live score after 19.5 Overs: 136-7 | Tripathi wins the match for Kolkata

Kolkata Knight Riders: 136-7 ; Rahul Tripathi (12)
 
Ball 5: Tripathi smashes the half-tracker outside off over long-off a BIG SIX.

Lockie Ferguson, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 4: Sunil Narine, left handed bat, comes to the crease and goes for a biggie but manages to hit from the bottom of the bat. Axar completes the catch at long-off. Narine c Axar b Ashwin 0(1)
 
Ball 3: Shakib tries to sweep by moving across the stumps, caught in front of crease. GONE. Shakib lbw b Ashwin 0(2)
 
Ball 2: Shakib tries to sweep but fails to put bat on ball. DOT.
 
Ball 1: Tripathi smashes towards long-on for a single.

Shakib Al Hasan, left handed bat, comes to the crease

11:06 PM

DC vs KKR live score after 19 Overs: 129-5 | Nortje castles Morgan

Over Summary: 2 0 1 0 0 W ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 129-5 ; Rahul Tripathi (5)

Anrich Nortje [3.0-0-28-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Morgan goes for a big slog but manages only an inside edge to stumps, BOWLED. Morgan b Nortje 0(3)
 
Ball 5: Morgan tries to slice the ball outside off, misses completely. DOT.
 
Ball 4: Morgan shimmers down the wicket and hits towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 3: Tripathi plays a cross-batted shot towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 2: Tripathi taps towards backward points and looking for a single, Morgan declines. DOT
 
Ball 1: Tripathi punches towards extra cover and a mis-field allows them to collect a couple of run.

Eoin Morgan, left handed bat, comes to the crease
10:59 PM

DC vs KKR live score after 18 Overs: 126-4

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 1 W ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 126-4 ; Rahul Tripathi (2)

Kagiso Rabada [3.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Rabada cleans up Dinesh Karthik with a peach of delivery. BOWLED. Karthik b Rabada 0(3)
 
Ball 5: Tripathi hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 4: Tripathi hits towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 3: Tripathi fails to put bat on ball due to low bounce. DOT
 
Ball 2: Tripathi fails to put bat on ball. DOT.
 
Ball 1: Tripathi hits towards mid-on for no run.

10:55 PM

DC vs KKR live score after 17 Overs: 125-3

Over Summary: 0 1 1 W 0 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 125-3 ; Dinesh Karthik (0), Rahul Tripathi (1)

Avesh Khan continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Dinesh Karthik, right handed bat, comes to the crease and hits towards mid-wicket for no run.
 
Ball 4: Shubman Gill gets an outside edge to keeper and Pant completes the catch. Shubman Gill c Pant b Avesh Khan 46(46) [4s-1 6s-1]
 
Ball 3: Tripathi collects a single towards extra cover.
 
Ball 2: Shubman Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

Rahul Tripathi, right handed bat, comes to the crease

10:47 PM

DC vs KKR live score after 16 Overs: 123-2 | Nortje scalps Rana

Over Summary: 1 1 1 6 1 W ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 123-2 ; Shubman Gill (45), Nitish Rana (13)

Anrich Nortje [2.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Nitish Rana hits the short delivery straight to deep backward square leg, GONE. Nitish Rana c Hetmyer b Nortje 13(12) [6s-1]
 
Ball 5: Gill pushes towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 4: Gill smashes the short delivery towards deep mid-wicket for SIX.
 
Ball 3: Nitish Rana hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 2: Shubman Gill collects a single towards mid-wicket.
 
Ball 1: Rana collects a single towards popint region.

10:41 PM

DC vs KKR live score after 15 Overs: 113-1

Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 0 2 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 113-1 ; Shubman Gill (37), Nitish Rana (11)

Avesh Khan [2.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Shubman Gill collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Nitish Rana collects a single towards deep third man.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Shubman Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Nitish Rana goes for a biggie and Ashwin drops a SITTER at deep third man.

10:36 PM

DC vs KKR live score after 14 Overs: 108-1

Over Summary: 1 1 1 6 1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 108-1 ; Shubman Gill (34), Nitish Rana (9)

Axar continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Rana cuts towards deep point for a single.
 
Ball 4: Nitish Rana smashes straight down the ground for SIX.
 
Ball 3: Shubman collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Rana collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill collects a single.

10:32 PM

DC vs KKR live score after 13 Overs: 98-1 | Rabada scalps Venkatesh

Over Summary: 4 W 0 1 1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 98-1 ; Shubman Gill (32), Nitish Rana (1)

Kagiso Rabada [2.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Shubman Gil pulls towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 4: Rana punches towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 3:  Nitish Rana, left handed bat, comes to the crease and taps towards backward point for no run.
 
Ball 2: Venkatesh Iyer smashes the short delivery towards deep backward square leg, GONE. Venkatesh Iyer c (sub)Smith b Rabada 55(41) [4s-4 6s-3]
 
Ball 1: Venkatesh Iyer gets an thick outside edge towards third man for FOUR.

10:26 PM

DC vs KKR live score after 12 Overs: 92-0

Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 92-0 ; Shubman Gill (31), Venkatesh Iyer (51)

Axar continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Venkatesh slog sweeps towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 

Ball 4: DOT

Ball 3: Shubman Gill slaps towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 2: Venkatesh Iyer hits towards backward point for a single.
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill hits towards long-on for a single.

10:22 PM

DC vs KKR live score after 11 Overs: 88-0

Over Summary: 1 0 4 Wd5 1 1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 88-0 ; Shubman Gill (29), Venkatesh Iyer (48)

Anrich Nortje [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Venkatesh Iyer carves the yorker towards backward point for no run.
 
Ball 5: Shubman Gill hits down the ground for a single.

Ball 4: Venkatesh Iyer collects a single.
 
Ball 4: FIVE WIDES
 
Ball 3: Venkayesh Iyer plays an one-handed slice over backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Venkatesh Iyer pushes towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill collects a single.

10:16 PM

DC vs KKR live score after 10 Overs: 76-0

Over Summary: 6 Wd 0 0 1 0 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 76-0 ; Shubman Gill (27), Venkatesh Iyer (44)

Axar Patel [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Shubman Gill collects a single towards deep mid-wicket.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Venkatesh cuts towards deep point for a single.
 
Ball 3: Venkatesh squeezes the yorker towards short mid-wicket for no run.

Ball 2: Venkatesh cuts towards backward point for no run.
 
Ball 2: WIDE
 
Ball 1: Venkatesh Iyer slog sweeps towards deep mid-wicket for SIX.

10:12 PM

DC vs KKR live score after 9 Overs: 67-0

Over Summary: 1 Wd 1 0 1 0 2 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 67-0 ; Shubman Gill (26), Venkatesh Iyer (37)

Ashwin continues...

Ball 6: Shubman hits towards cow corner for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Venkatesh Iyer comes down the wicket and punches towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT

Ball 2: Shubman works towards short fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: WIDE down the leg side.
 
Ball 1: Venkatesh Iyer hits towards long-on for a single.

10:07 PM

DC vs KKR live score after 8 Overs: 61-0

Over Summary: 1 2 0 1 1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 61-0 ; Shubman Gill (23), Venkatesh Iyer (35)

Kagiso Rabada [1.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Shubman Gill taps towards short mid-wicket for no run.
  
Ball 5: Venkatesh Iyer gets an thick outside edge towards deep third man for a single.
 
Ball 4: Shubman Gill gets an thick inside edge towards deep fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Shubman Gill drives towards deep exra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Venkatesh Iyer hits towards long-on for a single.

10:03 PM

DC vs KKR live score after 7 Overs: 56-0

Over Summary: 0 0 1 1 1 2 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 56-0 ; Shubman Gill (20), Venkatesh Iyer (35)

Ashwin [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack and concedes five runs.

9:56 PM

DC vs KKR live score after 6 Overs: 51-0 | TIMEOUT

Over Summary: 4 1 1 2 1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 51-0 ; Shubman Gill (17), Venkatesh Iyer (31)

Avesh Khan [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Venkatesh squeezes the yorker towards deep third man for a single.
 
Ball 4: Venkatesh works towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Shubman taps towards cover region for a single.
 
Ball 2: Venkatesh cuts towards deep backward point for a single.
 
Ball 1: Venkatesh flicks towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR.

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First Published: Oct 13 2021 | 12:49 PM IST

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