KKR vs DC Live: Delhi Trapped in Varun’s Spin, KKR Retained in Top 4 Race by Winning by 59 Runs

KKR vs DC Live

KKR vs DC Live: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by 59 runs in the 42nd match of the 13th season of IPL. Batting after losing the toss, Kolkata gave a target of 195 runs. In reply, Delhi could only manage 135 runs for 9 wickets. Varun Chakraborty gave the best performance of his IPL career. He took 5 wickets for 20 runs in 4 overs. With this victory, Kolkata has strengthened its claim to the play-offs.

Captain Shreyas Iyer scored the most 47 runs for Delhi. Apart from this, Rishabh Pant scored 27 runs. At the same time, apart from Varun for KKR, Pat Cummins got 3 and Loki Ferguson got one wicket. Varun Chakraborty was adjudged Man of the Match.

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Kolkata Knight Riders had Scored 194/6

Kolkata Knight Riders scored a brilliant score of 194/6 with half-centuries from Nitish Rana (81 runs, 53 balls) and all-rounder Sunil Narine (64 runs, 32 balls) and a 115-run partnership for the fourth wicket between the two.

For Delhi Capitals, Enrique Nortje and Cagiso Rabada took 2–2 wickets, while R.K. Ashwin proved to be the most expensive, scoring 45 runs in three overs. Marcus Stoinis got 2 wickets in the last two balls of the innings, giving 41 runs in all four overs. KKR vs DC Live.

Varun Chakraborty’s Spin

After falling two wickets on the score of 13, Rishabh Pant tried to handle the innings by Shreyas Iyer. After the partnership of 63 runs, the wicket of Rishabh Pant (27) fell. He was returned by leg-spinner Varun Chakraborty. The fourth and fifth wickets fell at a score of 95. Varun was bowled by Shimron Hetmeyer (10) and Shreyas Iyer (47) on consecutive balls. The responsibility was on Marcus Stoinis (6), but Chakravarthy made him his victim. He completed his 5 wickets by bowling Akshar Patel (9). After this, Cummins returned Kagiso Rabada (9). Tushar Deshpande (1) was the 9th player to be out. Loki Ferguson got the wicket.

Nitish Rana Played Atishi Innings

Nitish Rana gave a tribute to his late father-in-law by playing a knock. Rana beat all the Delhi bowlers fiercely and contributed significantly to KKR’s total score of 194 runs. Rana faced 81 off 53 balls which included 13 fours and 1 six. Due to this quick innings, KKR raised their total score to 194 runs.

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Delhi Opener Out Early

Delhi started badly. Ajinkya Rahane dismissed for the first ball of Innings. He was dismissed by Pat Cummins on a personal score of 0. After this, Shikhar Dhawan could not do anything special and became the second victim of Cummins by scoring 6 runs.

Pant and Iyer Partnered 63 Runs

Iyer and Pant handled the innings after the early openers were dismissed. There was a 63-run partnership for the third wicket between the two. Varun Chakraborty broke this partnership that was dangerous. Varun got Pant caught by Shubman Gill on a personal score of 27 runs.

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Took Over from Rana-Naren

After losing 3 wickets early, Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine handled the innings. Both played vigorously, hitting fours and sixes on a bad ball. The two shared a 115-run partnership for the fourth wicket.


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