Batting first, Kolkata Knight Riders scored 146 for 9 in 20 overs. Nitish Rana scored a half century in the team while captain Shreyas Iyer played a responsible innings. Rana hit 57 off 34 balls with three fours and four sixes while Shreyas hit 42 off 37 balls with four fours. Openers Finch 3 (7) and Venkatesh Iyer 6 (12) were the only batsmen to reach the pavilion. Indrajith 6 (8), Narine 0 (1), Andre Russell 0 (3), Southee 0 (1), Rinku Singh 23 (16). He came back as three duckouts in the Kolkata team.
Kuldeep Yadav took four wickets for Delhi Capitals while Mustafizur Rehman took three wickets. Chetan Zakaria and Akshar Patel took four wickets each. Mustafizur gave up just two runs in the last over and took three wickets.
Opener Prithviraj Shah lost his wicket with the first ball of Delhi’s 147-run target set by Kolkata. Mitchell Marsh also made his way to the pavilion in the second over. The Delhi Capitals lost two wickets for just 17 runs. David Warner then shared a 65-run stand for the third wicket with Lalit Yadav, who came into the crease. Warner Umesh Yadav, who scored 42 off 26 balls with eight fours, was caught at the boundary in the bowling.
Three wickets for two runs
Lalit Yadav and skipper Rishabh Pant also took wickets in the two overs before Warner was out. Warner was out in the 10th over .. Lalit in the 11th over and Rishabh in the 12th over. Delhi lost three crucial wickets by just two runs. Lalit Yadav faced 29 balls and scored 22 runs with a six and a four. Rishabh Pant scored 2 (5).
Akshar Patel, who came into the crease after a series of wickets fell, was run out by Andre Russell for an unnecessary run while hitting the scoreboard with boundaries. Akshar Patel hit 24 off 17 balls with two fours and a six. Powell and Shardul Thakur combined for 34 in the final 5 overs with 34 overs to spare. Powell 33 (16), Shardul Thakur 8 (14) not out. Among the Kolkata bowlers, Umesh Yadav took three wickets while Harshit Rana and Sunil Narine took four wickets each.