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KKR vs DC, IPL 2021 Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders win by 3 wickets

IPL 2021 KKR vs DC Highlights: Delhi Capitals could only manage 127/9 in their 20 overs, which KKR managed to overhaul in the 19th over of their chase.

By: Sports Desk
Updated: September 28, 2021 7:18:29 pm

KKR vs DC Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Delhi Capitals (DC) by 3 wickets with 10 balls to spare to inch ahead in the mid-table in the race for the playoff spots. DC are still placed second in the pecking order with eight wins and 16 points, while two-time winners KKR find themselves in the fourth position with five wins and six defeats.

DC could only manage 127/9 in their 20 overs, with no one other than openers Steve Smith (39), Shikhar Dhawan (24) and skipper Rishabh Pant (39) managing to get into double digits. Sunil Narine (2/18) was the most destructive bowler for KKR. Avesh Khan (3/13) was the most successful bowler for DC, but KKR overhauled the target in the 19th over with contributions from all around.

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 41

Kolkata Knight Riders

130/7 (18.2)

Delhi Capitals

127/9 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 41 )
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets

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KKR vs DC Highlights:

19:08 (IST)28 Sep 2021
KKR win by 3 wickets with 10 balls to spare

Nitish Rana hits a four, the winning runs. KKR seal the victory by 3 wickets and they inch ahead in the race for the playoff spots. 

As the race continues, here's our coverage of the evening's match:

19:07 (IST)28 Sep 2021
KKR lose wickets but are still on track

Narine goes big against Nortje in the 17th over but is caught out. Southee in at 8 to join Nitish Rana. Just 6 runs needed in the last 3 overs. Southee gets 4 runs in the 18th over before he too is out. KKR losing wickets at the end, but they are just 2 runs away now.KKR 126/7 after 18

18:52 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Narine smashes Rabada for 21 runs in an over

Karthik falls. Three dot balls build the pressure on him and he ends up chopping an Avesh Khan delivery on to his stumps. Narine now joins Nitish Rana. 30 runs needed in 30 balls. This game could still go either way, given KKR's long lower order today. Rabada is now smashed for a six by Narine! Now a four...Narine's in a hurry to finish this off.

KKR 119/5 after 16, need 9 more to win

18:41 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Nitish Rana takes 20 runs in 14th over

Rabada keeps things tight for DC, Dinesh Karthik takes the wheel in the KKR chase. There's not much batting to come after him, with Russell not in the XI today. Nitish Rana hits a few decisive blows now - 6, 6 and 4 - 20 runs come in one over. The required run rate, which had just been inching up, now again comes down below 6.

KKR 96/4 after 14

18:27 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Two quick wickets

Kagiso Rabada bowls his 1st over in the 11th. And he starts with a bang! A wicket maiden. 5 dot balls forced the pressure on Gill, who mistimes his shot and is out for 30. Morgan, in at 5, has a slip fielder watching on as he takes guard. And the skipper is out for a duck!

KKR 67/4 after 11.2

18:20 (IST)28 Sep 2021
KKR need 61 in 10 overs

Nitish Rana joins Gill, Ashwin and Axar bowl in tandem for Delhi Capitals. The slower bowlers have prospered for DC so far, but the chase seems still achievable. 

KKR 67/2 after 10

18:02 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Tripathi's brief candle

Lalit Yadav gets one to skid off the surface and into Iyer's stumps. KKR lose their opener for 14. Tripathi comes in at 3 and smashes a six off his first ball. Off the 2nd last ball of the Powerplay, Tripathi also falls. Two quick wickets but KKR still on track in this chase.

KKR 43/2 after 5.5

17:47 (IST)28 Sep 2021
KKR 22/0 after 3

Venkatesh Iyer - he's everywhere - opens the batting with Gill. Iyer lays into Nortje in the first over, forcing DC to go to their spinners early. 

KKR 22/0 after 3

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17:22 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Wickets tumble in 20th over - DC score 127/9

Ashwin is out in the 20th over as Southee bowls. There's a fiery exchange between Southee and Ashwin after that wicket, Dinesh Karthik intervenes and ends the altercation. Now Pant is run out. For 39. The wickets keep tumbling in Sharjah. Avesh Khan in at 10. Catch dropped in the deep. What a volatile over! Rabada on strike for the last ball. And there's a run out off the last ball.

Not one six was hit in this innings!

17:14 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Venkatesh Iyer (2/29) bowls full quota of overs

It's Venkatesh Iyer who will bowl the 19th over. He will bowl his 4th over, chosen over Warrier to bowl at the death. A great yorker which Pant can only block out though. Lockie Ferguson is off the field. Southee will be bowling the 20th over. Venky Iyer, meanwhile, is looking like a worthy competitor to Hardik Pandya.

DC 120/6 after 19

17:05 (IST)28 Sep 2021
KKR lose their review

Ashwin joins Pant, with the run rate still a concern. KKR take a Review - Chakravarthy and DK are sure about this - but Pant is not caught behind, replays show. KKR lose their review.

DC 102/6 after 17

16:59 (IST)28 Sep 2021
2nd wicket for Venkatesh Iyer

A second wicket for Venkatesh Iyer. Axar now walks back for a duck.

16:55 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Chaku, don't be cheeky 😎✖️ - DK and Varun's Tamil banter

"Don’t be over-smart and pompous!” was DK’s advise to Varun Chakravarthy.

Dinesh Karthik wasn’t too chuffed after Varun Chakravarthy slipped in a full toss, perhaps attempting to experiment with something. Karthik piped up, “your job is 4 overs 10 runs or 12 runs (Naalu-Pathu, Naalu-panirntu daan un velai!") He then added an interesting remark, “Overaaa thenavathu venaam!” Thenavathu literally means pompous or oversmart; in this context it perhaps means don’t be too cheeky and casual. Chakravarthy had a sheepish smile as he turned back to bowl. 

Just before that ball, Karthik had given detailed guidelines on how to bowl to Rishabh Pant. “Maathi adika Maathaan, normal aa podu” (He won’t switch hit, you can bowl normally). And then came that full toss. A single that took Pant off strike. Not sure what Varun was trying but Karthik interpreted it as being a touch too casual perhaps.

16:49 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Narine takes his 2nd wicket

And another one! KKR keep taking wickets in the middle overs. Narine clatters the stumps this time. Lalit Yadav is out for a duck. Pant, who can still make the difference for DC in the later overs, is now joined by Axar Patel.

DC 89/5 after 14.3

16:42 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Venkatesh Iyer takes maiden IPL wicket

Venkatesh Iyer! Is there anything this man cannot do! He gets his first wicket in the IPL now! And it's the big wicket of Hetmyer. Southee takes the catch.

DC 88/4 after 13.5

16:37 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Smith done in by Lockie

Lockie floors Smith with a slower ball and then cleans him up with a quicker one - superb bowling! That's the 3rd wicket, in the 13th over. Smith falls for 39. Pant is joined by Hetmyer.

DC 81/3 after 13

16:33 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Dhawan not allowed his lucky charm - Seer ball, hit ball 🔮

Even if he was uncomfortable within, Shikhar Dhawan carried a stoic approach to the crease. Cricketers can be naturally superstitious people, luck playing a big factor in the game being their reason. Dhawan's superstition is to play second fiddle and allow his opening partner to take first strike.

He considers this his lucky charm like Mohinder Amarnath and Steve Waugh's red handkerchiefs, Lasith Malinga's ball kiss or Anil Kumble inevitably handing over his cap and sweater to Sachin Tendulkar before coming on to bowl.

Against Kolkata Knight Riders, however, Dhawan had to eschew his preference and take first strike. His regular opening partner at Delhi Capitals, Prithvi Shaw, was out injured and Steve Smith was put in a makeshift role. Not that the change did any harm to Dhawan. On his way to a 20-ball 24, he reclaimed the Orange Cap from Sanju Samson, getting an LBW reprieve on umpire's call on 22 even.

16:26 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Smith steps up scoring rate

Smith and Pant cannot find their way around against spin twins Narine and Varun. Smith finally gets two boundaries away in Varun's over in the 10th. And then again finds the fence in Narine's over. Smith is stepping up now.

DC 73/2 after 11

16:05 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Narine scalps Shreyas Iyer

KKR bring on their spinners now. Varun Chakravarthy gives away just 4 runs in his over in the Powerplay, Narine takes a wicket in the 7th over! Shreyas Iyer has been bowled. After a 5-ball struggle. Pant comes in at 4.

DC 41/2 after 6.3

15:56 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Dhawan falls for 24

Warrier offers a few more gifts to Dhawan on the pads, all of which are gratefully dispatched to the fence. Dhawan attacks Southee too, coming forward to slash him across to the off side for four more. KKR take an LBW review against Dhawan, but the decision remains not out. Smith gets his first boundary in the 5th over, as Lockie replaces Warrier. And it's Lockie who gets the first wicket. Dhawan falls for 24.

DC 35/1 after 5

While the Delhi Capitals are coming off a crushing win over Rajasthan Royals in the previous outing, KKR will enter the game after having suffered a reversal at the hands of Chennai Super Kings, despite setting a stiff target of 172 on Abu Dhabi's big ground. KKR missed Russell towards the end after he walked off the field with a hamstring problem, having bowled three decent overs.

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First published on: 28-09-2021 at 02:25:36 pm
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