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IPL 2020, KKR vs DC Highlights: Kolkata beat Delhi by 59 runs

IPL 2020, KKR vs DC: Eoin Morgan's Kolkata Knight Riders bounced back in the play-off race with a comfortable 59-run win over Delhi Capitals

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 25, 2020 9:07:55 am
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IPL 2020, KKR vs DC: Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders bounced back in the play-off race with a comfortable 59-run win over Delhi Capitals on Saturday. After being invited to bat first, KKR piled up 194/6 in 20 overs, with Nitish Rana emerging as the leading scorer. The top-order batsman came to open the KKR inning and went on to score 81 from 53 balls.

Delhi Capitals in response got off to a poor start, losing opener Ajinkya Rahane in the first delivery of their chase. The team then endured a middle-order collapse, with Varun Chakrabarty picking five wickets. Pat Cummins picked three wickets as Delhi could only muster 135/9 in the end.

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IPL 2020, KKR vs DC Highlights:

19:10 (IST)24 Oct 2020
A shocking result!

A shocking result as Delhi Capitals fail to put up a fight against Kolkata Knight Riders. The team manage only 135/9 in response to KKR's gigangtic 194/6. Kolkata Knight Riders win the contest by 59 runs.  

19:05 (IST)24 Oct 2020
Pat Cummins strikes!

Pat Cummins strikes as Kagiso Rabada goes big but his shot is collected by Rahul Tripathi at long-on. This was his third wicket of the day. 

18:58 (IST)24 Oct 2020
Best bowling figures in IPL 2020
18:53 (IST)24 Oct 2020
Wicket

OUT! Varun Chakravarthy is on fire with his fourth wicket now, Stoinis out for 6. Delhi are in further trouble. DC 110/6. DC need 85 from 29 balls.

18:47 (IST)24 Oct 2020
Varun on hat-trick

...and Shreyas Iyer falls next ball. Varun gets the DC skipper too caught at long-on. Delhi are falling apart and look destined for a second successive loss. Iyer out for 47.

18:40 (IST)24 Oct 2020
SIX and OUT

Chakravarthy with another wicket. Hetmyer looked to make quick runs, slammed a six off Narine. He again looks to go big, but finds Tripathi in the deep. Hetmyer departs for 10 after getting caught at long-on. DC - 95/4

18:32 (IST)24 Oct 2020
OUT

Varun Chakravarthy strikes in his first over! Rishabh Pant, who departs for 27, sweeps it high but not far enough as the deep square leg fielder Shubman Gill takes the catch. DC: 81/3 (12 overs)

18:24 (IST)24 Oct 2020
Halfway mark

Delhi Capitals hold on but Kolkata are in the driving seat at halfway mark of the chase. Pant and Iyer have put together a 50-run partnership but it hasn't come as quickly as they'd have liked. DC: 64/2 (10 overs). DC need 137 runs in 66 balls.

18:12 (IST)24 Oct 2020
Kolkata keep the pressure on

Lockie Ferguson comes into the attack. Although Pant does hit him for a four, it's evident that the Delhi batsmen are playing on the backfoot. Narine comes in the next over and concedes just seven runs. Kolkata keep the pressure on. DC: 51/2 (8 overs)

18:01 (IST)24 Oct 2020
Delhi on the backfoot

After Prasidh gave away 12 runs in the last over, Nagarkoti balances the economy with a brilliant over against Iyer (17*) and Pant (9*). Just the three runs off the over. Delhi are interestingly in the same position as Kolkata after the powerplay. DC: 36/2 (6 overs)

17:49 (IST)24 Oct 2020
Iyer assumes control of the innings

Shreyas Iyer (15*) tries to up the ante now and he succeeds against Kamlesh Nagarkoti. The Delhi captain tucked the first one behind square on the leg-side and then hit another to deep backward square leg. Eight runs off the over. DC: 21/2 (4 overs)

17:42 (IST)24 Oct 2020
BOWLED!

Dhawan tried to bring his team back from a collapse with a four in the previous over, but even he falls prey to the brilliant Cummins! No third ton for Dhawan as the pacer bowls him out on 6. Delhi are in deep trouble now. Rishabh Pant is on. DC: 13/2 (2.3 overs)

17:29 (IST)24 Oct 2020
WICKET!

Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan are at the crease. Pat Cummins will open the attack and he provides a dream start to Kolkata. Off the very first ball of the innings, the Australian traps Rahane between the wickets. Gone for a duck. DC: 0/1 (0.1 overs)

17:15 (IST)24 Oct 2020
Delhi need 195 runs to win!

Despite Marcus Stoinis' two wickets in the final over, Delhi failed to check their economy rate in the end. Nitish Rana (81) and Eoin Morgan (17*) guided Kolkata to an ecstatic finish -- 194/6 at the end of 20 overs -- following their collapse in the opening eight overs. Rana and Sunil Narine's (64) 115-run partnership in the middle overs laid a devastating foundation. Can Delhi chase it?

17:06 (IST)24 Oct 2020
Rana hits two fours!

Despite the loss of Narine, Kolkata haven't stopped with their run-fest. Rana (69*) keeps the momentum alongside his captain Morgan... the opener hits Nortje for two boundaries to keep his team in line for a 200 innings total. KKR: 170/4 (18 overs)

16:58 (IST)24 Oct 2020
WICKET!

Breakthrough! Rabada comes back in and Delhi reaps rewards almost instantly. After being hit for a four by Rana (61*), Rabada takes his revenge by dismissing Narine (64), courtesy of a catch by Rabada. The 115-run stand falls. KKR: 157/4 (16.4 overs)

16:47 (IST)24 Oct 2020
Narine, Rana hit fifties, on a blitzkreig

After Rana (54*) brought up his fifty in 35 balls a couple of overs back, Narine (56*) races to his fifty in just 24 balls! The all-rounder has hit them big as he has hit five fours and four sixes so far this afternoon. 100-run partnership off 46 balls. KKR: 142/3 (15 overs)

16:33 (IST)24 Oct 2020
59 runs in last four overs!

After two boundaries from Rana (44*) in the last over, Narine (31*) has pitched in too against Ashwin. Rana clobbers the veteran spinner for two confident boundaries and then Narine goes for a huge maximum. 17 runs off the over. KKR: 103/3 (12 overs)

16:25 (IST)24 Oct 2020
Rana, Narine try to revive innings

Deshpande comes back for his third over and Kolkata find their confidence back. Narine is the first one to punish him with a four off a short ball on the first ball. Rana then joins the party with a massive six to deep square leg and then finishes in style with a four. 18 runs off the over. 31 runs from the last two overs, just what KKR were looking for. Time for a resurgence? KKR: 75/3 (10 overs)

16:17 (IST)24 Oct 2020
Narine gets his groove on

Now, there's some verve! Narine (13*) has come in at number five and has absolutely clobbered the veteran Ashwin for two consecutive balls. One six over long-off, one four to the third man. Rana's on 17*. 13 runs from the over. KKR: 57/3 (9 overs)