Shikhar Dhawan finished unbeaten on 97 as Delhi Capitals (DC) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Chasing 179, Delhi Capitals completed the target on 18,5 overs with seven wickets in hand. Following the win. Delhi Capitals made their way up on the IPL 2019 points table and are now placed fourth. Meanwhile, Knight Riders continue to occupy the second spot. Shikhar Dhawan Remains 97 Not Out After Colin Ingram Finishes KKR vs DC Match With a Six!.
Colin Ingram smashed Piyush Chawla for a six to deny Dhawan his maiden IPL century. However, from the team’s point of view, it was a job well done. Dhawan himself after the match said that the team goal is more important than personal milestones. “I knew it could be my first T20 hundred but the team goal is more important, hence I took that single rather than taking a huge risk,” the DC opener said after the match. IPL 2019 Points Table Updated: DC Breaks Into Top Four on the Indian Premier League 12 Team Standings Following Win Over KKR.
It was a disciplined chase by DC despite losing two wickets in the Powerplay. Dhawan along with Rishabh Pant added valuable 105 runs for the third wicket and that took the game away from Knight Riders. Pant, who was dismissed in the 18th over, scored 46 off 31 balls, hitting four fours and two sixes. Dhawan went on to carry his bat through and faced 63 deliveries for his 97. His knock included 11 fours and two sixes. KKR vs DC Highlights IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals Beat Kolkata Knight Riders by Seven Wickets.
Here are some of the stat highlights from KKR vs DC IPL 2019 match
# 97 unbeaten is Shikhar Dhawan’s career-best in IPL.
# This is the third time Shikhar Dhawan has finished unbeaten in the 90s in IPL.
# This is Delhi Capitals first win at the Eden Gardens since 2012.
# Andre Russell has now taken least matches (57) to score 1000 runs and take 50 wickets in IPL.
# Andre Russell now has second-most consecutive 40-plus scores in IPL.
# This is Delhi Capitals’ tenth win in 23 matches against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Earlier, it was Andre Russell, who once again came to Knight Riders rescue and scored 45 off just 21 balls. Apart from Russell, young Shubman Gill, who was promoted as an opener, made a valuable contribution of 65 runs from 39 balls.