So this is the third time that team KKR has reached the finals of IPL 2021.
So in the end it was Kolkata Knight Riders who made way to the pavilion as Rajat Tripathi slammed a SIX. KKR will now play CSK in the finals.
Ravi Ashwin on a hat-trick as Delhi Capitals bowlers dominate the KKR batsmen. This time it was Sunil Narine who attempted to hit a big one and got dismissed.
Ravi Chandran Ashwin is bowling in the last over and he got rid of Shakib Al Hasan on the score of 0. Hasan gets LBW!
So it's all boiled down to the last over as the bowlers have brought DC back into the game. Anrich Notrje got rid of Eoin Morgan on 0 runs.
Kagiso Rabada has gotten rid of Dinesh Karthik as he bowled a full-length delivery and aimed for the stumps. Not expected from someone like Karthik. Dinesh Karthik OUT on 0.
Can this be a turnaround for Delhi Capitals? Wickets falling for Kolkata Knight Riders as Avesh Khan got his second wicket. This time in the form of Shubman Gill who got dismissed on 46 runs.
Nitish Rana got dismissed on 13 after the batsman attempted to play a pull shot. He gets caught by Shimron Hetmyer for the score of 13 runs.
So, KKR for now is cruising to finals. Nitish Rana got a lifeline after he got dropped by Ravichandran Ashwin in deep. Sunil Gavaskar seems to be quite baffled with the same.
Kagiso Rabada gives Delhi Capitals a much-needed breakthrough as he got rid of Venkatesh Iyer after the KKR batsman scored 50. This was his third 50 this season. Steve Smith didn't have to move even an inch to grab that one at deep.
The Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals will take on each other in Qualifier 2 of the IPL 2021. The match will take place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. We shall be bringing you the live score updates of the game in this live blog. But before that let's have a look at the preview of the match. Things have looked quite good for KKR from the time the UAE leg of the tournament began. Their top order looks good, their spinners have plucked wickets at regular intervals and have done extremely well in the last eight games. KKR vs DC Preview: Likely Playing XIs, Key Battles, Head to Head and Other Things You Need To Know About VIVO IPL 2021 Qualifier 2.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals maintained their form in the season. However, their defeat against the Chennai Super Kings surfaced a few cracks in the side. The team chocked severely under pressure and now since they are just a step away from the finals, Delhi Capitals will surely have to regroup and chalk out new strategies. The team winning the toss will opt to chase as the chasing teams have won five out of seven games in Sharjah so far this season.
For KKR, Andre Russell hasn't fully recovered from the injury. However, the team might still stick to Shakib Al Hasan given the slow nature of the pitch. On the other hand, DC was hoping for Stoinis to get fit for Qualifier 1 but that didn't happen.