This was the game KKR needed. The win they needed and they got there in a terrific fashion by outplaying Delhi Capitals. First Sunil Narine (64) and Nitish Rana (81) set the tone with a 115-run partnership for the fourth wicket after coming together with KKR reeling at 42/3 at one stage. Eoin Morgan then gave them a late flourish and helped KKR post 194 before Pat Cummins rattled Delhi Capitals with a first-ball wicket. Cummins also bowled the in-form Shikhar Dhawan. And then Varun Chakravarthy just ran through the middle-order and completed a five-wicket haul to complete the win.
OUT! Now Lockie Ferguson picks a wicket. This was a short-pitched delivery from Ferguson and Tushar Deshpande smashes it to Eoin Morgan at mid-wicket. Tushar Deshpande c Morgan b Ferguson 1(3)
OUT! Pat Cummins returns for his final over and picks his third wicket. Kagiso Rabada is the man to depart after pulling straight to Rahul Tripathi at deep mid-wicket. Rabada c Tripathi b Cummins 9(10)
OUT! Varun Chakravarthy picks a fifer. A five-wicket haul for the mystery spinner. Axar Patel looks to go big and sees his off-stump fall. Axar b Chakravarthy 9(7)
OUT! Varun Chakravarthy is on a roll here. Picks his fourth wicket and dismisses Marcus Stoinis. Like the two before him, Stoinis looks to go big but only manages to top-edge it to Rahul Tripathi at long-off. Stoinis c Tripathi b Chakravarthy 6(6)
OUT! What a brilliant spell its turning out be from Varun Chakravarthy! After dismissing Rishabh Pant, he sends Shreyas Iyer and Shimron Hetmyer is successive deliveris to push DC out of the contest. KKR's victory looks inevitable as Delhi are five down now.
OUT! Varun Chakravarthy strikes with the second ball of his spell as Rishabh Pant departs while trying to up the ante. The southpaw failed to connect a slog sweep and gave an easy catch to Shubman Gill at long leg. DC are in all sorts of trouble now. Pant c Shubman Gill b Chakravarthy 27(33)
Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant played cautiously after losing the openers early. The duo, however, need to step on the gas with the required run rate going over 13. Also, batting under floodlights daylight simultaneously will be a challenging job.
A couple of no-balls from Prasidh Krishna cost KKR 12 runs from the fifth over. But KKR have otherwise bowled well in the powerplay and finished it on 36-2. Nagarkoti bowls the final over the powerplay and concedes only three runs of it. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant are at the crease for Delhi Capitals and have a big task at hand.
OUT! Pat Cummins Gets the big wickets of Shikhar Dhawan. Delhi are in trouble here. They have lost their centurion from the previous two games to a jaffa from Cummins. Length delivery from Cummins and the ball just shaped away and crushed the off-stump. Dhawan goes back for just run-a-ball six. Dhawan b Cummins 6(6)
KKR vs DC Live Score Updates: Kolkata Knight Riders find themselves in a much-win situation when they play a high-flying Delhi Capitals in match 42 of Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) season 13. Eoin Morgan’s KKR are fourth in the points table with 10 points from as many games but could stare down the barrel if they lose another game. They were thrashed by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their last match which, added to their heavy defeats to Mumbai Indians and against RCB in the reverse fixture, have taken a massive hit to their net run-rate. But KKR still have destiny on their hands and can secure a playoff berth with a win in each of their last four games. KKR vs DC, IPL 2020 Match 42 Preview: Delhi Capitals Looking to Put Campaign Back on Track Against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Delhi are quite comfortably seated in the second place on the IPL 2020 points table with 14 points from 10 games, the same as their rivals MI on top and RCB in third. A win over KKR, who they beat by 18 runs in the previous fixture, will once again reclaim the top position for Delhi and also seal their spot in the final four. Delhi lost to Kings XI Punjab, their only third loss in IPL 2020, in their previous game and will be eager to return back to winning. KKR vs DC IPL 2020 Live Cricket Streaming: Watch Free Telecast of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals on Star Sports and Disney+Hotstar Online.
The second place and number of wins under the belt give Delhi and captain Shreyas Iyer the option of resting their key players with playoff now only looking mere formalities. DC rested pacer Anrich Nortje against Punjab and could rest Kagiso Rabada for this game which would come as a big relief for KKR, who were blown away by RCB’s pace attack in their previous match.
KKR dished one of the worst batting performances this IPL against RCB and could only muster 84/8 in 20 overs after Mohammed Siraj ran through their top order. KKR were reeling at 3/3 at one stage and it was only captain Morgan’s 30 that helped them cross the 50-run barrier. Their batting have flopped throughout the season and injuries to Andre Russell and Sunil Narine haven’t helped either. In case, both are available against Delhi, Pat Cummins and Tom Banton could be dropped.