Delhi vs Kolkata: In IPL Phase-2, the first match of the day was played between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday. Where KKR chased down the target of 128 runs and won by 3 wickets. Kolkata won the match with 10 balls to spare. In the team’s victory, Nitish Rana scored an unbeaten 36 off 27 balls, while Sunil Narine’s bat also saw an innings of 21 runs in just 10 balls.
KKR’s Innings Faltered
Chasing the target, Kolkata’s first wicket fell in the form of Venkatesh Iyer (14). His wicket came in the account of Lalit Yadav. In the very next over, Rahul Tripathi (9), who opened his account with a six by Avesh Khan, was dismissed for a run. After this, Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana did the work of handling the innings. Gill was playing with one end, but then Kagiso Rabada got him out and gave Delhi a third success. On the very next ball, R Ashwin broke KKR’s back by dismissing Captain Morgan for zero.
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Ashwin Got Angry After Getting Out
Tim Southee took the wicket of R Ashwin in the last over of Delhi’s innings. After getting out, Ashwin was seen on the field getting angry. On the field, he was seen saying something angrily to Southee and then to Captain Morgan.
10 Points for KKR
With the victory in the match, KKR have got 10 points from 11 matches and the team remains in the fourth position. At the same time, the team of Delhi Capitals has almost confirmed its place in the playoffs with 16 points from 11 matches.
Venkatesh Iyer has Proved to be a Dark Horse
Venkatesh Iyer has proved to be a dark horse for Kolkata in this leg. He has scored 41 not out, 53, 18 and 14 runs in four matches. KKR bowlers are also doing well. However, captain Oen Morgan’s form is a cause for concern. Morgan averages 18.92 and strike rate 123.72 in T20 cricket since IPL 2020. There is not a single half-century in it. Delhi vs Kolkata.
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Both Team Playing XI
KKR – Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Oen Morgan (c), Tim Southee, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Sandeep Warrier.
DC – Steve Smith, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (w/c), Lalit Yadav, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Enrique Nortya, Avesh Khan.