Delhi: Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets to record their first win in the current IPL series.
Chasing an easy target of 128 runs, this time again Prithvi Shah lost his wickets in the power play overs. Varun Chakraborty took his first wicket after scoring 13 runs. This is the highest run scored by Prithvi Shah in the current series. Mitchell Marsh and Phillip Salt were then out for 2 and 5 runs respectively.
However, Warner played well. Varun got out at Chakravarty when Warner hit a total of 11 boundaries and added 57 runs. Manish Pandey returned to the pavilion with 21 off 23 balls playing slowly as usual.
In the end, the Delhi team scored 128 runs for the loss of 6 wickets to play under the responsibility of Axar Patel. Delhi’s win by 4 wickets is the first win in the current IPL series.
Varun Chakraborty, Nitish Rana and Andur Roy took two wickets each for Kolkata side.
Kolkata innings: In the ongoing match at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, Delhi team won the toss and asked Kolkata team to bat and accordingly fielded first.
Jason Roy and Liton Das opened. Even after 2 overs this partnership could not hold. Mukesh Kumar started KKR’s downfall by taking the wicket of Liton Das who had scored 4 runs. Northje took the wicket of Venkatesh Iyer. Axar Patel took the wicket of Mandeep Singh as Ishant Sharma took care of Nitish Rana.
As a result, KKR lost 4 wickets for 50 runs. The Delhi bowlers continued to play with Ringu Singh, Sunil Narine and Ankul Roy for few runs. KKR lost 9 wickets in all 16 overs when Jason Roy, who opened for Kolkata, lost his wicket for 43 runs.
However, Andre Russell struggled for the team in the last stages. But the Delhi bowlers tested him too by not playing big shots. He showed action by hitting a hat-trick six in the last over alone. As a result, Kolkata scored only 127 runs in the allotted 20 overs, losing all their wickets. Russell remained unbeaten till the end and scored 38 runs.
Ishant Sharma, Narje, Akshar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav took two wickets each for Delhi side.