On KKR, it was the Delhi team that got the upper hand today. Because in batting as well as bowling, Delhi was better than KKR. Delhi had given KKR a big challenge of 229 runs this time. KKR was not able to successfully pursue this challenge. Therefore, Delhi easily defeated KKR in this match.
Kolkata did not have a good start as they chased down Delhi’s 229-run target. He was bowled in the second over as Sunil Narine. After that Shubhaman Gill and Nitish Rana formed a good partnership. But Gill failed to make a big play this time, he could only score 28 runs. But Rana completed his half century this time. Rana hit four fours and four sixes in his 35-ball 58. But he failed to lead the team to victory.
Kolkata’s Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik could not make a big impact in the match and this was the blow to KKR’s team. KKR had lost half their team by 118 runs. That is why they could not chase the runs successfully.
The batsmen of Delhi Capitals were seen washing the bowlers of Kolkata Knight Riders well this time. Skipper Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Saw’s half-centuries helped Delhi to their highest score in the IPL. This time, Delhi challenged KKR for 229 runs. Shreyas hit an unbeaten 88 off 38 balls with seven fours and six fours.
KKR won the toss and elected to bat first. The Delhi openers took full advantage of this. Because so far Delhi has not seen a big opener. But Prithvi Saw and Shikhar Dhawan opened the innings with 56 runs. But Dhawan got out and the pair broke up. Dhawan scored 26 off 16 balls. Dhawan was caught by young bowler Varun Chakraborty and Eoin Morgan.
Earth also completed the first half-century of the season this time. Kamlesh Nagarkoti knocked out Prithvi this time and gave a big success to KKR. Prithvi hit 61 off 41 balls with four fours and four sixes. After Prithvi’s dismissal, captain Shreyas Iyer took all the responsibility of the team on his shoulders.