IPL 2021, KKR vs DC highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders wins by 3 wickets
Nitish Rana led the chase with a short but an impactful innings of 36 runs after set batsman Shubhman Gill departed for 30. Check KKR vs DC full score and highlights here
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by three wickets in Match 41 of 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), enhancing its chances of making to the IPL Play-offs stage, at Sharjah cricket ground on Tuesday.
Skipper Rishabh Pant played a patient knock of 39 runs for the Capitals while Steve Smith, who replaced Prithvi Shaw, also contributed 39 runs.
Lockie Feguson, Sunil Narine and Venkatesh Iyer claimed two wickets apiece for KKR.
Nitish Rana led the chase with a short but an impactful innings of 36 runs after set batsman Shubhman Gill departed for 30.
Sunil Narine made a quick 21 off 10 balls.
|Shubman Gill||c Shreyas Iyer b Rabada||30||33||1||2|
|Venkatesh Iyer||b Lalit Yadav||14||15||2||0|
|Rahul Tripathi||c Smith b Avesh||9||5||0||1|
|Nitish Rana||not out||36||27||2||2|
|Eoin Morgan||c Lalit b Ashwin||0||2||0||0|
|Dinesh Karthik||b Avesh Khan||12||14||2||0|
|Sunil Narine||c Axar b Nortje||21||10||1||2|
|Lockie Ferguson||not out||0||0||0||0|
Total: 130-7 in 18.2 Overs
Delhi Capitals' full scorecard
|Steve Smith||b Ferguson||39||33||4||0|
|Shikhar Dhawan||c Venkatesh b Ferguson||24||20||5||0|
|Shreyas Iyer||b Narine||1||5||0||0|
|Rishabh Pant||runout ((sub) Karun Nair)||39||36||3||0|
|Shimron Hetmyer||c Southee b Venkatesh||4||5||0||0|
|Lalit Yadav||lbw b Narine||0||3||0||0|
|Axar Patel||c Ferguson b Venkatesh||0||5||0||0|
|R Ashwin||c Rana b Southee||9||8||1||0|
|Kagison Rabada||not out||0||0||0||0|
|Avesh Khan||run out (Karthik)||5||3||1||0|
|Total: 127-9 in 20 Overs|
KKR has made a couple of changes with injured all-rounder Andre Russell and out-of-form pacer Prasidh Krishna making way for Kiwi quick Tim Southee and fast bowler Sandeep Warrier.
For the Capitals, the injured Prithvi Shaw made way for Australian Steve Smith in the playing XI.As the race for playoffs has intensified, KKR needs to win all its remaining 4 matches to secure its place in the IPL 2021 playoffs or else it has to depend on the results of other teams. Meanwhile, Delhi has almost qualified for the playoffs and look to finish in top two on IPL 2021 points table.
KKR vs DC playing 11
DC playing 11: Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
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KKR playing 11: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sandeep Warrier.
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