Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals played out a thrilling super over contest the last time they met with Delhi winning the game thanks to Kagiso Rabada’s brilliance. But the contest should really have not been allowed to drag on by the hosts who have on several occasion displayed an alarming lack of composure. It is this deficiency that sees them sixth in the points table with three wins and losses. Kolkata, on the other hand, are playing some quality cricket and are second in the league with 8 points. The two franchises have clashed 24 times with KKR registering 13 wins, Delhi with 10 wins and 1 game produced no result. A look back at how these teams fared in their last five games. Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals Live Cricket Score.
DC vs KKR – March 30 2019 – Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi – Match tied ( DC win in super over)
Delhi were cruising in their chase of 186 with Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant on the crease but Pant missed three deliveries in the closing stages and eventually got himself out putting enormous pressure on Shaw. After Shaw’s dismissal on 99, Colin Ingram failed to take his side over the line in Kuldeep Yadav’s last over resulting in a tie. Delhi put on 10 runs in the super over which Kagiso Rabada successfully defended thanks to his pinpoint yorkers. 'Captain Cool' MS Dhoni Loses Cool in Final Over of CSK vs RR, Hits Out at Umpire for Retracting No Ball Call.
DD vs KKR – April 27 2018 – Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi – DD won by 55 runs
Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer played wonderful knocks of 62 and an unbeaten 93 respectively to take their side past the magical double century mark ending with 219/4. The KKR innings never looked comfortable chasing but Andre Russell’s 40 meant they managed to reach 164/9, going down by 55 runs.
KKR vs DD – April 16 2018 – Eden Gardens, Kolkata – KKR won by 71 runs
Total dominance by Kolkata in every department as they bundled out Delhi for 129 after putting a massive 200/9 on board. Nitish Rana hit a fine half-century and Andre Russell needed only 12 balls to get to 41 helping Kolkata put on a massive score. Spinners Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav shared six wickets between them in the second innings to script an easy 71 run win for the home side. IPL 2019 Points Table Updated: CSK Stay on Number One on the Indian Premier League 12 Team Standings Following Win Over RR.
KKR vs DD – April 28 2017 – Eden Gardens, Kolkata – KKR won by 7 wickets
Nathan Coulter-Nile picked up three wickets to restrict Delhi to 160/6 on a good batting track. Sanju Samson started well for the visitors with 60 and stuck a nice little partnership with Shreyas Iyer who managed 47 but then it was all downhill. Kolkata’s response was led by skipper Gautam Gambhir who remained not out on 71 and Robin Uthappa’s 59 helping it win an easy game.
DD vs KKR – April 17 2017 – Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi – KKR won by 4 wickets
A similar kind of game like the previous with Delhi failing to put on a good score despite some good starts by the top order. The top five batsmen all played good shots upfront before perishing to some quality bowling. Chasing 169 for victory, KKR were jolted early with three wickets but Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan hit the fifties to take their team home.
Delhi have to bank on their bowling line up to come good against Kolkata for a win just like how Chennai did the trick against Dinesh Karthik’s men.