KKR beat DC Highlights – Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine shine as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets

KKR beat DC Highlights - Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine shine as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets
KKR beat DC Highlights - Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine shine as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets

KKR beat DC Highlights – Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine shine as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets- Kolkata Knight Riders star all-rounder Sunil Narine and batsman Nitish Rana shined to help their side register a three-wicket win over Delhi Capitals in the 41st match of the IPL 2021 here at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah on Tuesday. Nitish Rana scored important 36 runs and stayed on the crease till the last ball of the match while Sunil Narine took two wickets and gave away just 18 runs in four overs. The West Indies batsman also delivered with the bat as he scored 21 runs in 10 balls with the help of two sixes and a boundary – Follow IPL 2021 LIVE Updates on InsideSPORT.CO

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IPL 2021 Teams Points Table

No. Teams Played Won Lost N/R Points NRR
1 Chennai Super Kings 10 8 2 0 16 +1.069
2 Delhi Capitals 11 8 3 0 16 +0.562
3 Royal Challengers Bangalore 10 6 4 0 12 -0.359
4 Kolkata Knight Riders 11 5 6 0 10 +0.363
5 Mumbai Indians 11 5 6 0 10 -0.453
6 Punjab Kings 11 4 7 0 8 -0.288
7 Rajasthan Royals 10 4 6 0 8 -0.369
8 Sunrisers Hyderabad 10 2 8 0 4 -0.501

 

 

KKR beat DC Highlights – Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine shine as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets

KKR beat DC Highlights – IPL 2021: Chasing a below-par total of 121 on a difficult track of Sharjah, Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill opened the batting for KKR. The duo stitched 28 runs for the first wicket. Gill scored 30 runs for his side while Venkatesh Iyer, Dinesh Karthik chipped in with some runs in the middle. The match was going at run a ball rate but KKR had lost many wickets thus they could not afford to take it to the last over. Sunil took the responsibility of hitting runs at a quick pace and hit Rabada for two sixes and a four in an over. That over shifted the game in KKR’s favour.

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For DC, Avesh Khan was the star performer with 3 wickets in 3 overs. R Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabad picked one wicket each. Earlier, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowlers put on a clinical show to restrict Delhi Capitals (DC) to 127/9. For Kolkata, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer and Lockie Ferguson scalped two wickets each while Tim Southee returned with one. For Delhi Capitals, Steve Smith and Rishabh Pant both played knocks of 39 each.

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Put in to bat first, Delhi got off to an okayish start as the team gathered 39 runs in the first six overs with a loss of one wicket. Lockie Ferguson sent back Shikhar Dhawan to the dugout in the second last over of the first powerplay. DC opener walked back after scoring 24 off 20 balls. In the 7th over of the match, Sunil Narine struck and sent former DC skipper Shreyas Iyer back to the hut. Steve Smith was then joined by captain Rishabh Pant on the pitch and the duo started stabilising the ship for Delhi.

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After struggling to score runs for a couple of overs, Steve Smith was clean bowled by Lockie Ferguson in the 13th over of the innings. Steve Smith walked back after scoring 39 off 34 balls. Shimron Hetmyer (4 off 5) soon followed the DC opener as Venkatesh Iyer got his first in the next over. DC soon found themselves in more trouble after Sunil Narine sent back Lalit Yadav for a three-ball duck in the 15th over of the innings. Axar Patel followed Yadav after a five-ball duck in the next over, as Venkatesh Iyer got his second wicket of the match. DC crossed the 100-run mark after 17 overs as their score read 102/6. Capitals finished with 127/9 after twenty overs as R Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, and Kagiso Rabada lost their wickets in the last over of the innings.

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KKR vs DC Live

Kolkata Knight Riders Innings 130/7 (18.2 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Shubman Gill c SS Iyer b K Rabada 30 33 1 2 90.91
Venkatesh Iyer b Lalit Yadav 14 15 2 0 93.33
Rahul Tripathi c Steven Smith b Avesh Khan 9 5 0 1 180.00
Nitish Rana Not out 36 27 2 2 133.33
Eoin Morgan (C) c Lalit Yadav b Ravichandran Ashwin 0 2 0 0 0.00
Dinesh Karthik (WK) b Avesh Khan 12 14 2 0 85.71
Sunil Narine c Axar Patel b A Nortje 21 10 1 2 210.00
Tim Southee b Avesh Khan 3 5 0 0 60.00
Lockie Ferguson Not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Extra 5 (b 1, w 2, nb 1, lb 1)
Total 130/7 (18.2)
Yet To Bat Varun ChakravarthyS Sandeep Warrier
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Anrich Nortje 2.2 0 15 1 6.43
Axar Patel 3 0 13 0 4.33
Ravichandran Ashwin 4 0 24 1 6.00
Lalit Yadav 3 0 35 1 11.67
Avesh Khan 3 0 13 3 4.33
Kagiso Rabada 3 1 28 1 9.33
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
VR Iyer 1-28 4.3
RA Tripathi 2-43 5.5
Shubman Gill 3-67 10.6
EJG Morgan 4-67 11.2
Dinesh Karthik 5-96 14.4
SP Narine 6-122 16.5
TG Southee 7-126 17.6
KKR beat DC Highlights – Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine shine as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets

Delhi Capitals Innings
127/9 (20 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Steven Smith b LH Ferguson 39 34 4 0 114.71
Shikhar Dhawan c VR Iyer b LH Ferguson 24 20 5 0 120.00
Shreyas Iyer b SP Narine 1 5 0 0 20.00
Rishabh Pant (WK/C) runout (Dinesh Karthik / KK Nair) 39 36 3 0 108.33
Shimron Hetmyer c TG Southee b VR Iyer 4 5 0 0 80.00
Lalit Yadav lbw b SP Narine 0 3 0 0 0.00
Axar Patel c LH Ferguson b VR Iyer 0 5 0 0 0.00
Ravichandran Ashwin c N Rana b TG Southee 9 8 1 0 112.50
Kagiso Rabada Not out 0 1 0 0 0.00
Avesh Khan runout (Dinesh Karthik) 5 3 1 0 166.67
Extra 6 (b 0, w 4, nb 0, lb 2)
Total 127/9 (20)
Yet To Bat A Nortje
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Sandeep Warrier 2 0 15 0 7.50
Tim Southee 4 0 29 1 7.25
Lockie Ferguson 2 0 10 2 5.00
Varun Chakravarthy 4 0 24 0 6.00
Sunil Narine 4 0 18 2 4.50
Venkatesh Iyer 4 0 29 2 7.25
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Shikhar Dhawan 1-35 4.6
SS Iyer 2-40 6.2
Steven Smith 3-77 12.2
Shimron Hetmyer 4-88 13.5
Lalit Yadav 5-89 14.3
Axar Patel 6-92 15.3
Ravichandran Ashwin 7-120 19.1
Rishabh Pant 8-122 19.2
Avesh Khan 9-127 19.6

 

Toss Report

Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to field first against Delhi Capitals in the 41st match of the IPL 2021 here at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah on Tuesday. KKR is coming into this match after facing a defeat against CSK while DC thrashed RR in their last game. KKR have left out injured Andre Russell and Prasidh Krishna. The duo will be replaced by Sandeep Warrier and Tim Southee while DC has made one change as injured Prithvi Shaw misses out and Steve Smith comes in.

 

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KKR beat DC Highlights – Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine shine as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets

Playing XI 

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sandeep Warrier

Both team captains at the toss

Rishabh Pant | DC captain: We were looking to bat first anyway. We don’t really know what the conditions are like. 150-160 should be good since the wicket looks slow. We are looking to take one match at a time, and hope we can win this game and qualify for the playoffs for sure. Prithvi is injured and Steve Smith comes in, that’s the only change.

KKR beat DC Highlights – Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine shine as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets

Eoin Morgan | KKR captain: We’re bowling first. I don’t know what the wicket will be like, but it’s not a belter, and not too bad, so somewhere in between. Setting a score might be a challenge, so we’ll try bowling. As a team, we are focused on taking it game by game. We have played good cricket in the second half and we have gone up from second-last position and we want to continue that performance. My performance has been a roller-coaster, so as long as the team is doing well. Sandeep Warrier comes in for Prasidh Krishna and Southee comes in for Andre Russell.