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IPL 2020, DC vs KKR Highlights: Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs

IPL 2020, DC vs KKR Highlights: 438 runs were scored in the match, but it was Delhi Capitals who held their nerves in the end to trump Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 3, 2020 11:47:43 pm
iplIPL 2020: DC beat KKR by 18 runs

IPL 2020, DC vs KKR Highlights: Delhi Capitals (DC) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 18 runs in a high-scoring match in which 438 runs were scored by the two sides.

Batting first, Delhi Capitals put up 228/4 — the highest total of the IPL 2020 season so far. Prithvi Shaw’s 66 was the most decisive contribution in the first half of the innings. However, it was in the last 10 overs — with Shreyas Iyer (88 not out off 38 balls) hitting top gear that DC added 139 runs, crossing the mark for the highest total of the season. With all KKR bowlers being hit for runs, Andre Russell’s figures of 2/29 stood out. In the chase, Nitish Rana (58) held together the first half of the innings, till Eoin Morgan (44) and Rahul Tripathi (36) smashed a few sixes at the end of the chase to take KKR close. Anrich Nortje (3/33), who also delivered the killing blow by taking the wicket of Morgan, stood out among DC bowlers.

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IPL 2020, DC vs KKR Highlights:

23:41 (IST)03 Oct 2020
DC win by 18 runs

An excellent last over by Stoinis. Delhi Capitals win by 18 runs. The last over by Stoinis went for 24. He came up with the over to close the game out comfortably though. A total of 438 runs were scored today. KKR fell short in the end, but Morgan and Tripathi helped make sure they didn't go down without a fight.

23:36 (IST)03 Oct 2020
Tripathi out for 36 - KKR need 21 off 4 balls

Four off the first ball. A full toss slashed to deep point. Second ball, Stoinis nails the yorker. Tripathi is bowled. Tripathi is out for 36 off 16. That should be the game in the bag then. Mavi joins Nagarkoti.

23:35 (IST)03 Oct 2020
KKR need 26 in last over

Nortje finishes his day with 3/33. What a performance from him. Tripathi turns down a single off the last ball of the 19th. He will be on strike for the last over. KKR will need 26 to win. DC will throw the ball to Stoinis. Can Tripathi do a Tewatia?

23:31 (IST)03 Oct 2020
Morgan out for 44 - KKR 200/7 after 18.3

Nortje bowls the 19th. Which leaves Stoinis, Ashwin and Mishra left to bowl the last one. Morgan can only get a single off the first ball. But then it's Nortje who strikes! Nortje derails KKR's miracle. Morgan is out. Caught at long leg. He is out for 44 off 18 balls. Nagarkoti is KKR's Number 9. They need 29 off 9 balls.

23:27 (IST)03 Oct 2020
KKR 198/6 after 18 - need 31 in 2 overs

Rahul Tripathi given out caught behind. Tripathi Reviews. Overturns successfully. But perhaps more crucially, it's a dot ball. Ends the over with a four. 19 runs off the over. Morgan will be on strike for the 19th over.

23:25 (IST)03 Oct 2020
KKR 194/6 after 17.4 - KKR need 35 off 14 balls

Rabada bowls the 18th. Morgan on strike. Six to start! Huge six over fine leg. Second ball, another six! Over square leg. Third ball, another six! Top of the stands on square leg. Mayhem from Eoin Morgan! DC are shellshocked. Shreyas Iyer seen running over to Rabada to have a word. 42 runs have come off the last 9 balls. A single off the fourth ball as Rabada finally nails a yorker. Morgan on 43 off 16

23:20 (IST)03 Oct 2020
KKR 175/6 after 17

It's Stoinis for the 17th. Rahul Tripathi finally finds the connection he's been looking for. Smashes a six over the roof. Next ball, he goes again! A full toss this time. Another six! Four to third man to follow. Tripathi is making the most of this 17th over. Ends the over with another six, on the off side. 24 runs off Stoinis's over. Tripathi, having come alive, on 26, Morgan on 24.

KKR need 54 in 3 overs

23:14 (IST)03 Oct 2020
KKR 151/6 after 16

Rabada bowls the 16th. Morgan starts the over with a four and a six, the six going through an outstretched Rahane's hands on the ropes. 14 runs off the over. Morgan on 23 off 11.

23:09 (IST)03 Oct 2020
KKR 137/6 after 15, need 92 in 5 overs

Morgan smashes a flat six to deep square leg off the first ball he faces. Harshal Patel bowls the 15th, and does a good job at keeping the boundaries out of the equation too. KKR have all their hopes resting on Morgan, who is now on 11.

23:00 (IST)03 Oct 2020
KKR 128/6 after 13.4

Nortje bowls the 14th. An edge off Cummins runs down for four. He is the caught at third man. Another wicket for Nortje as DC take complete control. Rahul Tripathi is in at 8.

22:54 (IST)03 Oct 2020
Karthik out - 2 in 2 for Harshal Patel

Back to back wickets! 2 in 2 for Harshal Patel. He's on a hat-trick. Karthik miscues an easy catch to mid off. He is out for 6. Pat Cummins is in at 7 to face the hat-trick ball. KKR 118/5 after 13

22:52 (IST)03 Oct 2020
Rana out for - KKR 117/4 after 12.4

Stoinis bowls the 12th. Rana cuts for four. Gets to 50 with a single. Off 32 balls. Harshal Patel continues in the 13th over, DC leaving their premier bowlers for the death. KKR still have Eoin Morgan to come out. Rana picks up a full ball and sends it for a six over the roof. Off the next ball, Rana goes for a glory shot again and is caught at deep square leg. Rana is out for 58 off 35, the highest contribution in this chase so far. Morgan is in at 6.

22:42 (IST)03 Oct 2020
KKR 100/3 after 11

Dinesh Karthik comes in at 5. Harshal Patel bowls the 11th over. KKR get runs in ones - and one two - with consolidation the need of the hour. The team 100 comes up. KKR need 129 runs from the last 9 overs.  

22:33 (IST)03 Oct 2020
Russell out for 13 - KKR 94/3 after 9.5

It's Andre Russell in at 4 after Gill's wicket. KKR need a special knock from him. Mishra bowls a front foot no ball. Nitish Rana smashes a six down the ground off the Free Hit. Rabada bowls the 10th over, with DC saving his over for Dre Russ. Russell smashes a four to long on - tennis forehand style. An attempted yorker is met at the volley and smashed for six down the ground. But then, it;s Rabada who gets his man. Russell skies one and is caught. He is out for 13 off 8 balls. 

22:19 (IST)03 Oct 2020
KKR 72/2 after 8.1

Mishra strikes! This was always coming. The batsmen were being all at seas against the leg spinner. Gill sweeps, top edges and skies, Rishabh Pant comes under it. Gill out for 28

22:17 (IST)03 Oct 2020
KKR 72/1 after 8

What an over from Amit Mishra! Just 2 runs off it. Puts the brakes on KKR's scoring rate with the Powerplay ending. Ashwin brought back from the other end following Mishra's success. Looks to fire it in at the stumps. Not as effective as Mishra, but pretty tight. A four by Rana to end the over. Gill on 28, Rana on 34

22:11 (IST)03 Oct 2020
KKR 60/1 after 6.3

Harshal Patel bowls the last Powerplay over. Rana gets a lucky four to go past the keeper with a thick edge. Another edge for four for Rana. Amit Mishtra brought into the attack in the 7th over. Starts off by producing leading edges off both batsmen. Almost grabs on to the return catch from Rana. It's a difficult chance but it's Mishra who puts it down off his own bowling. And injures his hand in the process as well. Physio out to have a look at it.

22:01 (IST)03 Oct 2020
KKR 47/1 after 5

Nortje bowls the 4th. Gill goes down the ground. In the air but goes for four after a couple of bounces. Goes for the pull later in the over. For six. Nortje comes back well, ends the over with a couple of dots. Stoinis bowls the 5th. Gill pulls for another four. Singles for the rest of the over.

21:52 (IST)03 Oct 2020
KKR 27/1 after 3

Ashwin bowls the 3rd over. It turns out to be an expensive over. 15 runs off it. Nitish Rana the aggressor, smashing two sixes, one to the leg side and one down the ground, to get KKR's chase up and running.

21:44 (IST)03 Oct 2020
KKR 8/1 after 1.2

Anrich Nortje bowls the 2nd over. Bowls with genuine pace. Four byes to start. Narine steps away and swings off the second ball. Misses. And is bowled. Nitish Rana is in at 3.

The dew factor will go out of the window but the searing heat will be an issue when Royal Challengers Bangalore take on a better prepared Rajasthan Royals in the first of the 10 IPL double-headers on Saturday.