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
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.
|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
Delhi Capitals scorecard
|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|
|Axar Patel||not out||4||4||0||0|
|Total: 135-5 in 20 Overs|
|Shakib Al Hasan||4||0||28||0|
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