IPL 2019, DC vs KKR Highlights: Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday as Kagiso Rabada defended 10 runs in the Super Over. With this win, Delhi are now up to the second spot in the table with four points.
Chasing a target of 186, Delhi were on course to a comfortable win set up nicely by Prithvi Shaw’s 99 off 55 balls. However, a mini collapse and a brilliant last over by Kuldeep Yadav ensure the match went into a super over.
In the super over, Delhi score 10 runs and Rabada executed yorkers perfectly to restrict KKR to 7/1 and deny a win.
Indian Premier League, 2019Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi 21 May 2019
Delhi Capitals 185/6 (20.0)
Kolkata Knight Riders 185/8 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 10 ) Kolkata Knight Riders tied with Delhi Capitals (Delhi Capitals win Super Over by 3 runs)
IPL 2019 DC vs KKR: Highlights
Kagiso Rabada speaks
We weren't sure who was going to bowl and then Hopesy came up to me and said I was going to bowl that over. Obviously lots of nervous. I just saw it as a simulation and glad it paid off. You have to keep your wits about you and be really clear on what you have to bowl. I just went with yorkers and it worked in the end. I was clear and backed my plan.
DELHI CAPITALS WIN THE MATCH! Fantastic last over by Rabada as he defends 11! KKR remain at 7/1. DC register their second win of the season!
Final 3 balls
Ball 4: Uthappa comes in and takes a single off the fourth ball to get DK on strike. 6 runs needed off 2 balls.
Ball 5: DK plays a sweep shot and somehow finds the man at fine leg.
Ball 6: Rabada bowls a full toss but Robbie doesn't get enough connection and it's just a single.
Ball 1: FOUR, Dre Russ is off in a flash with a flick off his pads.
Ball 2: Dot ball, Brilliant comeback from Rabada.
Ball 3: BOWLED! Russell is clean bowled! WOW- KKR need 7 from 3
KKR need 11 to win
Ball 4: Pant goes over covers and Piyush Chawla with a good effort to keep it down to just 2 runs.
DC - 7/1
Ball 5: A couple of runs for Pant again, good change of pace from Prasidh.
DC - 9/1
Ball 6: Pant goes for a switch hit and doesn't connect well. Just one run. Great over from Krishna
First 3 balls
Ball 1: Rishabh Pant takes a single off Prasidh's bowling.
DC - 1/0
Ball 2: Four for Shreyas Iyer down the leg side.
DC - 5/0
Ball 3: WICKET!!! Shreyas Iyer skies it and Piyush Chawla takes a brilliant catch under pressure.
DC - 5/1
Super Over Begins
So the 1st Super Over of this season- Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer to open the innings for DC. Prasidh Krishna will bowl the 1 over! Let's Play
RUN OUT OFF THE LAST BALL- SUPER OVER! MATCH IS TIED. Splendid last over by Kuldeep Yadav as he defends 6 runs DC_ 185/6 after 20 ovs
Anti Climax! Prithvi Shaw going for the glory shot and falls for 99! Heartbreak for the 19-year-old! He will feel the pinch in the dressing room! DC- 174/4, Delhi need 12 runs in 9 balls.
100 on the cards for Shaw
Prithvi Shaw on the charge! Hits 2 more boundaries of Ferguson and moves to 81 (46). Will he get to a hundred? DELHI 152/2, 16 ovs | Delhi Capitals need 34 runs in 24 balls
Pant at work
Pant with solid wrist-work for a four. Prasidh Krishna is becoming a bit predictable. DC - 132/2 in 14 overs. Piyush Chawla is back into the attack.
Iyer is gone 43 as Gill gets his redemption. After dropping Iyer a couple of balls earlier he takes a really good catch in the deep! DC-116/2, 12 ovs
That's a shocker from Gill- drops a sitter of Shreyas Iyer in deep mid-wicket. Russell is not happy. This is abysmal at this level of cricket.
100 up for Delhi! 50 for Prithvi Shaw- high-class batting by the youngster as he whacks 20 off the Kuldeep Yadav over. DC- 102/1, Delhi Capitals need 84 runs in 54 balls
Strategic Time Out! DC-75/1 after 9 ovs. Iyer and Shaw have forged a good partnership in the middle. KKR need a breakthrough!
Over long-on by Shreyas Iyer for a huge six! Incredible hit by the skipper. He looks in the mood and KKR need a breakthrough. DC - 72/1 in 8.3 overs.
DC- 45/1 Delhi need 141 more runs in 84 balls
Russell fit to bowl
For those wondering if Russell will be able to bowl in the second dig, he was just spotted taking the ice-pack off, running in, and bowling on the practice tracks at Kotla.
Shikhar Dhawan falls against the run of play for 16. Piyush Chawla picks up the wicket. Russell with a neat catch. However, that was a lose shot by Dhawan. DC- 27/1, 2.4 ovs
Delhi resume run-chase
Delhi resume run-chase with Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan. 186 is the target! Let's Play.
KKR end their innings on 185/8
Chawla and Kuldeep make a mess of running an extra run off the last ball and so KKR have to settle for 185, which is far more than what looked like their score would be at one point. An astounding 95-run stand between Russell and Karthik bailed them out and this has actually turned out to be a good total.
Karthik had just reached a half-century. He tries to cut it late but the ball is much slower than what he expected and he nicks it to the keeper.
OUT! Russelmania ends
Morris with a short ball, Russell pulls gets a top edge on it which is enough in his case for the ball to go over the line but not this time. Rabada comes running in and so does Tewatia from the deep. The latter takes the catch and collides with Rabada. Fortunately it was not too dangerous for them and they both walk off with a smile on their faces.
RUSSELL GOES AERIAL!
He is destroying the stadium, Andre Russell. He smashed two sixes in the 16th over, both of which absolutely slammed against the banners just below the third tier. This is utterly ridiculous.
And now Morris takes a knock
Chris Morris was bowling the 15th over. He slipped while trying to deliver the fifth ball and his right foot landed awkwardly just as he was loading up for the next delivery.
Into the last six overs
KKR are 101/5. Still a lot of work to do for them and much will depend upon how Russell does. However, he still seems in some discomfort. Time out has been taken and the physio is out.
Harshal Patel with a beamer that hits Russell on the shoulder. He is on the ground and seems to need some attention but then the big man gets up with a smile and walks it off. He has crosses 1000 IPL runs.
DRE RUSS IS IN THE HOUSE!
And he has hit both of those off Lamicchane! The penultimate ball of the 12th over is a wrong un that Russell smashes with the turn. The next one is hit straight over the bowler's head and it keeps rising before the ball smashes off the wall below the third tier terrace.
OUT! Gill run out
That is a brilliant throw from Harshal Patel. Gill had got a thick edge and the ball was racing to the boundary to the left of deep point. Rabada does well to keep the ball from touching the boundary, hurled it back to Harshal who was giving chase with him and the latter hurled it flat and straight back at the non-striker's end. Gill was slow to run for the third and could not make it as Lamicchane knocked the bails off.
8 overs gone
Delhi have bruised KKR in the last three overs. Nitish Rana and Robin Uthappa were devastating in their previous match and they are both back in the hut. But Delhi still have a lot of work in their hands, Andre Russell is yet to walk into the middle.
GONE! Nitish Rana is the next one to go - and KKR's top order is in shambles. Harshal Patel has bowled from around the wicket. Rana tried to flip it over mid-on for a boundary but could only reach Rabada in the deep. KKR 44/4
WICKET! Kagiso Rabada strikes and it is the dangerous Chris Lynn who has been caught behind the stumps by Rishabh Pant. Tested him with a bounder and Lynn tried to pull it. But did not connnect well. KKR 40/3
WICKET! Harshal Patel strikes and it is the dangerous Robin Uthappa who has been trapped LBW. He did not wait for a review - it was looking plumb. KKR lose two wickets early on and are in trouble. KKR 36/2
WICKET! Naik goes early
And Lamichhane gets his first wicket. Naik prodded forward tentatively and the ball spun into him. He reviewed it almost immediately so surely he thought he had got some bat on it. But nothing shows up on replays and he had to walk.
You may be wondering who he is. He is 24 years old and played one match for Maharashtra in January. However, he was a regular in the T20 and 50-over squads in domestic cricket and let Rabada know who he is by hitting a four off the very first ball he faced.
The players are out
Chris Lynn and Nikhil Naik are Kolkata's opening pair. Kagiso Rabada starts the Delhi attack.
Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, Robbie Uthappa, Nikhil Naik, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel
Delhi Capitals win the toss, elect to bowl first
So, just like in their previous match, KKR will be setting the score. Andre Russell may have left the lasting impression, understandably so, but one shouldn't forget that KKR's batting lineup looked ominously good in the match. Will DC be able to skittle them out before they put the game out of their hands?
There were intermittent showers in Delhi hours before the match but it seems to be all clear now. Toss should be on time.