Delhi vs Kolkata Qualifier 2: Kolkata Victory in a Thrilling Match Beat Delhi, Reached the Final

Delhi vs Kolkata Qualifier 2

Delhi vs Kolkata Qualifier 2: Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets in the second qualifier match to enter the final. In the match, KKR won the toss and called Delhi to bat first but the team could only make a score of 135/5. Kolkata achieved the target of 136 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the game of 19.5 overs. With the defeat, the dream of Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals making. It to the finals for the second time in a row turned out to be just a dream. while KKR managed to enter the final for the third time.

KKR Got Off to a Strong Start

Chasing the target, Kolkata got off to a great start. Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer added 96 runs in 12.2 overs for the first wicket. At one point it seemed that the same pair would come out of the field after finishing the match, but this partnership was broken by Kagiso Rabada by dismissing Iyer (55). After this, Enrique Nortya got the second blow to KKR by dismissing Nitish Rana (13). In the very next over, Avesh Khan gave Delhi the third breakthrough by dismissing Shubman Gill (46).

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This is the third time that Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer have added 50+ runs in IPL 14. Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer added 96 runs for the first wicket. Venkatesh Iyer (55) This was his third fifty in the IPL. Dinesh Karthik got out for the 12th time (0) in the IPL. This is Kolkata’s sixth consecutive win chasing the target in the current season. KKR have played the finals of 2012 and 2014 before. Both the times the team managed to win the tournament. Delhi vs Kolkata Qualifier 2.

Big Drama in the 17th Over

During the 17th over of Delhi’s innings. Shimron Hetmyer was caught by Varun Chakravarthy. After Hetmyer was given out. the umpire took a review to check the no-ball and Chakraborty’s foot was seen outside the line. Shimron Hetmyer got a big life on the score of (3) due to a no-ball later.

Stoinis Back – Russell Out Again

All-rounder Marcus Stoinis has seen the return of Delhi’s playing XI. Stoinis had suffered a hamstring strain while bowling in the first match for Delhi in Phase-2. due to which he was ruled out of 6 matches. but today he is back in the playing XI.

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On the other hand, KKR’s star all-rounder Andre Russell could not make. It to the playing XI even today due to poor fitness. This is the sixth consecutive match when Russell could not make an entry in the playing XI. Shakib Al Hasan was given a chance in his place in the team.

Both Team Playing XI:

DC – Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrique Nortya

KKR – Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Oen Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakraborty

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