Kolkata Knight Riders survived a middle order collapse to defeat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets to book their berth in the IPL final. KKR got off to a flying start, courtesy of their openers Shubman Gill (46) and Venkatesh Iyer (55). It looked like an easy chase till a cluster of wickets in the last two-three overs turned the game upside down. From needing 11 off 3 overs to needing 6 off 2, KKR almost shot themselves in the foot. But Rahul Tripathi hit a six in the penultimate ball of the last over to send KKR fans home happy.
Earlier, KKR, led by mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, produced a clinical bowling display on a slow pitch to restrict Delhi Capitals to 135 for 5.
Kolkata Knight Riders136/7 (19.5)
Delhi Capitals135/5 (20.0)
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets