• The 16th match of the 13th season of IPL 2020 KKR vs DC Indian Premier League was played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals in Sharjah. In this match, Kolkata has decided to bowl first after winning the toss. While batting first, Delhi Capitals scored 228 runs losing 4 wickets in 20 overs thanks to the half-centuries of captain Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw. Chasing the target, Kolkata’s team managed to score 210 runs in 20 overs for 8 wickets.
Delhi’s innings, Prithvi and Shreyas Iyer’s half-century innings
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw started the innings for Delhi. Together, they added 51 runs in 5 overs. Dhawan scored 26 off 14 balls while Prithvi scored 25 off 16 balls. On the score of 26 runs, Dhawan was caught by Varun Chakraborty by Eoin Morgan.
For Delhi, Prithvi Shaw scored his sixth half-century of IPL career. In just 35 balls, he completed fifty runs with the help of 3 fours and 3 sixes. However, on a personal score of 66, he was caught by Shubman Gill off the ball of Kamlesh Nagerkoti. The fourth shock came in the form of Rishabh Pant, who scored 38 runs in 17 balls. The team suffered a fourth blow in the form of Marcus Stoinis, who went 1 for Russell.
Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer completed his half-century off just 26 balls. He hit 4 fours and 3 sixes in this innings. Shreyas Iyer remained unbeaten after scoring 88 runs off 38 balls and Hetmyer 7 runs.
Kolkata Knight Riders made a change for this match. Captain Dinesh Karthik gave Rahul Tripathi a chance in place of Kuldeep Yadav. At the same time, Delhi Capitals made two changes in the team. R Ashwin was replaced in the team in place of Akshar Patel, while Harshal Patel was selected in the playing XI in place of Ishant Sharma.
Nitish Rana’s half-century wasted, Morgan played fast innings
KKR suffered the first blow as opener Sunil Narine, who scored three runs and became the victim of Enrich Nortje. Shubman Gill scored 28 runs off 22 balls, but he could not reach the big score and Amit Mishra caught him in his spin and his catch was caught by Rishabh Pant. KKR’s stormy batsman Andre Russell was unable to play in this match as well, scoring 13 runs off 8 balls and holding his catch to Norte off Rabada’s ball.
Nitish Rana got Harshal Patel caught out by Akshar Patel. Nitish hit an innings of 58 off 35 balls which included 4 sixes and 4 fours. Captain Dinesh Karthik’s bat did not run again and he lost his wicket for 6 runs. Pat Cummins was caught by Nortje for 5 runs.
Eoin Morgan, who brought the team closer to the target by hitting sixes for Kolkata, was caught by Nortje at 44 by the headmistress. The team’s hopes ended here, requiring 26 runs off the last 6 balls. And losing 1 wicket in this over, the batsmen added 7 runs. Marcus Stoinis dismissed Rahul Tripathi, playing 36 off 16 balls.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ playing XI
Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Adre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (captain, wicketkeeper), Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagerkoti, Shimav Mavi and Varun Chakraborty.
Playing capital of delhi capitals
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Shimron Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Marcus Stoinis, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Enrich Nortje and Herschel Patel.