KKR vs DC Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals lock their horns to play the 41st league match of IPL 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
|IPL Match No||41|
|Match||KKR vs DC|
|Teams||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals|
|Date||September 28, 2021|
|Toss||Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opt to bowl|
|Venue||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah|
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 28, 2021
IPL 2021 KKR vs DC Scorecard
|Delhi Capitals||127/9(20 overs)|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||130/7(18.2 overs)|
Delhi Capitals Scoreboard
|Steven Smith||b Lockie Ferguson||39||34||4||0||114.71|
|Shikhar Dhawan||c Venkatesh Iyer b Lockie Ferguson||24||20||5||0||120|
|Shreyas Iyer||b Narine||1||5||0||0||20|
|Rishabh Pant||run out ((sub)Karun Nair/Karthik)||39||36||3||0||108.33|
|Shimron Hetmyer||c Southee b Venkatesh Iyer||4||5||0||0||80|
|Lalit Yadav||LBW Narine||0||3||0||0||0|
|Axar Patel||c Lockie Ferguson b Venkatesh Iyer||0||5||0||0||0|
|Ravichandran Ashwin||c Nitish Rana b Southee||9||8||1||0||112.50|
|Kagiso Rabada||Not Out||0||0||0||0||0|
|Avesh Khan||run out (Karthik)||5||3||1||0||166.67|
Kolkata Knight Riders Innings
|Shubman Gill||c Shreyas Iyer b Rabada||30||33||1||2||90.91|
|Venkatesh Iyer||b Lalit Yadav||14||15||2||0||93.33|
|Rahul Tripathi||c Steven Smith b Avesh Khan||9||5||0||1||180|
|Nitish Rana||Not Out||36||27||2||2||133.33|
|Eoin Morgan (c)||c Lalit Yadav b Ashwin||0||2||0||0||0|
|Dinesh Karthik (wk)||b Avesh Khan||12||14||2||0||85.71|
|Sunil Narine||c Axar b Nortje||21||10||1||2||210|
|Tim Southee||b Avesh Khan||3||5||0||0||60|
|Lockie Ferguson||Not Out||0||0||0||0||0|
Eoin Morgan | KKR captain
We’re bowling first. I don’t know what the wicket will be like, but it’s not a belter, and not too bad, so somewhere in between. Setting a score might be a challenge, so we’ll try bowling. As a team we are focussed on taking it game by game. We have played good cricket in the second half and we have gone up from second-last position and we want to continue that performance. My performance has been a roller-coaster, so as long as the team is doing well. Sandeep Warrier comes in for Prasidh Krishna and Southee comes in for Andre Russell.
Rishabh Pant | DC captain
We were looking to bat first anyway. We don’t really know what the conditions are like. 150-160 should be good, since the wicket looks slow. We are looking to take one match at a time, and hope we can win this game and qualify for the playoffs for sure. Prithvi is injured and Steve Smith comes in, that’s the only change.
KKR vs DC Playing 11
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Delhi Capitals|
|Shubman Gill||Shikhar Dhawan|
|Venkatesh Iyer||Steven Smith|
|Rahul Tripathi||Shreyas Iyer|
|Eoin Morgan (c)|
Rishabh Pant (c & wk)
|Dinesh Karthik (wk)||Lalit Yadav|
|Sunil Narine||Axar Patel|
|Lockie Ferguson||Kagiso Rabada|
|Sandeep Warrier||Anrich Nortje|
|Varun Chakaravarthy||Avesh Khan|
IPL 2021 KKR vs DC Highlights
Delhi Capitals Batting
Steven Smith and Dhawan gets into the crease to lead the Delhi Capitals while Sandeep Warrier opens the bowling attack.
The new opening duo is expected to make an impressive partnership for the first wicket but KKR’s bowlers with their aggressive bowling attack dismissed Dhawan at an early stage.
Lockie Ferguson dismissed Dhawan for 24 runs and draws the first blood for DC. Soon the followed batsman Shreyas Iyer too dismissed for 1 run and turns down the DC fans. Dc struggled to make a partnership after Steve Smith’s dismissal for 39 runs.
Pant for his part added 39 runs which drags DC to score 127 runs for 9 wickets loss at the end of the 20 overs.
Kolkata Knight Riders Batting
Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer walks down to chase the moderate target of 127 runs while Nortje opens the bowling attack.
KKR too loses their first at an early stage when they scored 28 runs. Lalit Yadav dismissed dangerous batsman Iyer for 14 runs and draws the first blood for KKR.
Though KKR loses wickets in a moderate interval, Nitish Rana makes his stand and leads KKR to register their 5th victory of the IPL 2021 league matches.
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Player of the Match
Sunil Narine | KKR
- Batting: 21 runs off 10 balls
- Bowling: 4 overs 18 runs 2 wickets