IPL 2021 – Delhi Capitals Wins: Prithvi Shaw’s 82 off 41 steers Delhi Capitals to 7-wicket victory over KKR – Prithvi Shaw made short work of Kolkata Knight Riders’ bowling, steering Delhi Capitals to 7-wicket victory at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Earlier, Shubman Gill’s 43 and Andre Russell’s 45 helped Kolkata Knight Riders set a 155-run target for Delhi Capitals after Rishabh Pant won the toss and opted to bowl first against Eoin Morgan’s side.
IPL 2021 – Delhi Capitals Wins: KKR will play their seventh match of IPL 2021 against the Delhi Capitals at the Narendra Modi Stadium. DC will look to bounce back from a 1-run defeat while KKR will aim to continue winning momentum when they take on each other on Thursday evening.
IPL 2021: Prithvi Shaw’s 82 off 41 steers Delhi Capitals to 7-wicket victory over below-par KKR
IPL 2021 – Delhi Capitals Wins: Kolkata Knight Riders were off to a poor start with in-form batsman Nitish Rana departing in the 4th over. While Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi anchored the innings, the latter was removed by Marcus Stoinis. KKR lost two more quick wickets with Lalit Yadav dismissing Eoin Morgan and Sunil Narine in one over. Gill, who looked in good touch after successive failures also departed for 43. In the end, a late surge from Andre Russell helped KKR set a 155-run target for Delhi Capitals.
During the chase, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan gave Delhi Capitals a flying start. Shaw smashed six fours in an over to Shivam Mavi in the first over. Shaw brought up the fastest half-century of IPL 2021 off just 18 balls. The two also brought up their 100-run stand taking Delhi Capitals closer to the target. In the end, Delhi Capitals cruised to a 7-wicket victory over KKR.
IPL 2021 Teams Points Table
|1||Chennai Super Kings||6||5||1||0||10||+1.475|
|3||Royal Challengers Bangalore||6||5||1||0||10||+0.089|
|5||Kolkata Knight Riders||7||2||5||0||4||-0.494|
Delhi Capitals Innings: 156/3 in 16.3 ovs; Won by 7 wickets
|Prithvi Shaw||c N Rana b Pat Cummins||82||41||11||3||200.00|
|Shikhar Dhawan||lbw b Pat Cummins||46||47||4||1||97.87|
|Rishabh Pant (WK/C)||c Shivam Mavi b Pat Cummins||16||8||2||1||200.00|
|Marcus Stoinis||Not out||6||3||1||0||200.00|
|Shimron Hetmyer||Not out||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Extra||6 (b 1, w 4, nb 1, lb 0)|
|Yet To Bat||Steven Smith, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, K Rabada, Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma|
Kolkata Knight Riders Innings 154/6 (20 ovs)
|Nitish Rana||st RR Pant b Axar Patel||15||12||1||1||125.00|
|Shubman Gill||c Steven Smith b Avesh Khan||43||38||3||1||113.16|
|Rahul Tripathi||c Lalit Yadav b MP Stoinis||19||17||2||0||111.76|
|Eoin Morgan (C)||c Steven Smith b Lalit Yadav||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Sunil Narine||b Lalit Yadav||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Andre Russell||Not out||45||27||2||4||166.67|
|Dinesh Karthik (WK)||lbw b Axar Patel||14||10||1||1||140.00|
|Pat Cummins||Not out||11||13||1||0||84.62|
|Extra||7 (b 0, w 1, nb 0, lb 6)|
|Yet To Bat||Varun Chakravarthy, M Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi|
As for the Playing XI, Delhi Capitals made one change with Lalit Yadav coming in place of Amit Mishra, who has suffered a shoulder injury. KKR will field an unchanged XI.
Playing XI: Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan(c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
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