Indian Premier League, 2020

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals - Match 42

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Date & Time: 24 October 2020

Delhi Capitals 135/9

RR: 6.75 | Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 59 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Ajinkya Rahane lbw Pat Cumminslbw Pat Cummins0100
Shikhar Dhawan bowled Pat Cumminsbowled Pat Cummins6610
Shreyas Iyer c Kamlesh Nagarkoti & b Varun Chakravarthyc Kamlesh Nagarkoti & b Varun Chakravarthy473850
Rishabh Pant c Shubman Gill & b Varun Chakravarthyc Shubman Gill & b Varun Chakravarthy273321
Shimron Hetmyer c Rahul Tripathi & b Varun Chakravarthyc Rahul Tripathi & b Varun Chakravarthy10501
Marcus Stoinis c Rahul Tripathi & b Varun Chakravarthyc Rahul Tripathi & b Varun Chakravarthy6600
Axar Patel bowled Varun Chakravarthybowled Varun Chakravarthy9701
Kagiso Rabada c Rahul Tripathi & b Pat Cumminsc Rahul Tripathi & b Pat Cummins91010
Ravichandran Ashwin not out not out 141320
Tushar Deshpande c Eoin Morgan (C) & b Lockie Fergusonc Eoin Morgan (C) & b Lockie Ferguson1300
Anrich Nortje not out not out 0000
Extras 6 (b 0, lb 1, w 3, nb 2)
Total 135 (9 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
0-1 (Ajinkya Rahane,0.1), 13-2 (Shikhar Dhawan,2.3), 76-3 (Rishabh Pant,11.2), 95-4 (Shimron Hetmyer,13.2), 95-5 (Shreyas Iyer,13.3), 110-6 (Marcus Stoinis,15.1), 112-7 (Axar Patel,15.5), 132-8 (Kagiso Rabada,18.5), 135-9 (Tushar Deshpande,19.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Pat Cummins4 0 17 3 4.25
Prasidh Krishna2 0 19 0 9.50
Kamlesh Nagarkoti2 0 11 0 5.50
Lockie Ferguson4 0 30 1 7.50
Sunil Narine4 0 37 0 9.25
Varun Chakravarthy4 0 20 5 5.00

Varun Chakravarthy is named the Man of the Match. So that is it from this game! It is not end of the cricketing action for today as there is another game which follows. Punjab are taking on Hyderabad in an important clash. Do join us for that by switching tabs. Till then, take care and goodbye!

The bowling was spot on from the Kolkata side! Also, the changes as to when to get which bowler was excellent from Morgan. Cummins started things off and he finished with a three-fer. Varun then ran through the middle order of the Delhi side and finished with cracking figures of 5 for 20. The others were also handy. Except for Narine, everybody did well with the ball.

A very comprehensive win for Kolkata! How vital could this performance be! It was a game they needed to win and they have done it in some style. First they put up a massive total courtesy Narine and Rana after reeling at 42 for 3. They then continued the momentum with the ball as Cummins got the Delhi openers early. Iyer and Pant then looked to re-build but the pace they were batting at was not helping their cause. Finally when they needed to explode, Pant, Hetmyer and Iyer all fell in quick succession. It was then an impossible task for the Delhi side and they fell well short.

19.6
0
Lockie Ferguson to Ravichandran Ashwin, A dot to end the game! Shorter and outside off, Ashwin looks to cut but it goes off the underedge towards short third man. KOLKATA WIN BY 59 RUNS!
19.5
0
Lockie Ferguson to Tushar Deshpande, OUT! That was nailed but towards long on. Deshpande will feel slightly unlucky as he had got it right off the middle. On middle, Tushar hits it hard but he does not get the desired elevation. He holes out to the fielder at long on. Morgan takes it by moving to his left.
19.4
1
Lockie Ferguson to Ravichandran Ashwin, A yorker on middle, it is jammed out towards mid-wicket for one.
19.3
0
Lockie Ferguson to Ravichandran Ashwin, Shorter and outside off, it is guided to point.
19.2
1
Lockie Ferguson to Tushar Deshpande, A slower one on off, it is guided towards point for one.
19.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to Ravichandran Ashwin, A low full toss outside off, it is jammed through point for one.

Tushar Deshpande is the new man in.

18.6
0
Pat Cummins to Tushar Deshpande, Full delivery on middle, Deshpande keeps it out.
18.5
0
Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada, OUT! CAUGHT! Cummins gets his third wicket! Full delivery on middle, Rabada lofts it over mid on but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards long on where Tripathi takes a good catch.
18.4
0
Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada, Full and outside off, Rabada makes room and looks to drive but misses it.
18.3
0
Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada, Length delivery on off, Rabada pushes it back towards the bowler where Cummins does well to stop it.
18.2
1
Pat Cummins to Ravichandran Ashwin, Full ball on middle, Ashwin flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
18.1
4
Pat Cummins to Ravichandran Ashwin, FOUR! Good shot! Back of a length on off, Ashwin punches it through covers for a boundary.
17.6
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Ravichandran Ashwin, Another single to end! On off, it is hit down to long off for one.
17.5
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Kagiso Rabada, Fuller and on off, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
17.4
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Kagiso Rabada, A yorker, it is jammed out.
17.3
4
Varun Chakravarthy to Kagiso Rabada, FOUR! Up and over! Fuller and on off, Rabada goes down on one knee and hits it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
17.2
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashwin sweeps this through mid-wicket for one.
16.6
1
Pat Cummins to Ravichandran Ashwin, On middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
16.6
4
Pat Cummins to Ravichandran Ashwin, FOUR! In the gap and a boundary! Shorter and on off, Ashwin stays back and pulls it hard through mid-wicket. No chance of stopping that.
16.5
1
Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada, Fuller and on middle, Rabada lofts it but it lands well short of mid off. One taken.
16.4
1
Pat Cummins to Ravichandran Ashwin, Outside off, Ashwin strokes it through covers for one.
16.3
0
Pat Cummins to Ravichandran Ashwin, Shortish and around off, it is pushed to covers.
16.2
0
Pat Cummins to Ravichandran Ashwin, Outside off, slightly shorter. It takes off after landing. Ashwin looks to guide it down to third man but is beaten.
16.1
1
Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada, On middle, it is pushed down to long on for one.
15.6
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Ravichandran Ashwin, A dot to end as Ashwin works this one to the point region. What an over again by Chakravarthy.
15.5
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Axar Patel, OUT! TIMBER! That's the fifth wicket for Chakravarthy! What an evening he has had so far! He has been brilliant with the ball and he has changed the game around for Kolkata. Best bowling figures so far in this year's tournament. Flatter around middle, Axar makes some room and looks to go big but he misses it altogether and the ball goes onto disturb the stumps.
15.4
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Kagiso Rabada, Loopy around off, Rabada works this one towards the cover region for one.
15.3
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Axar Patel, Flatter around leg, Patel tucks this one to the leg side for a single.
15.2
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Axar Patel, Loopy around off, Axar works it back to the bowler.

DRINKS!

15.1
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Marcus Stoinis, OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust and this should be the game for Kolkata! He had to go for the big one as the run rate was running away from them. There was no timing on this one. Loopy ball around off, Stoinis looked to go big down the ground but he did not time this one well and it balloons over towards the long off region and Tripathi runs in and he is safe as house. Good breakthrough for Kolkata. They should see the game out now.
14.6
0
Sunil Narine to Axar Patel, On the pads, Axar looks to sweep but misses to get hit on the pads.
14.5
1
Sunil Narine to Marcus Stoinis, On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
14.4
2
Sunil Narine to Marcus Stoinis, Shorter and on middle, Stoinis pulls it hard through mid-wicket for a couple.
14.3
1
Sunil Narine to Axar Patel, A single now as this is pushed down to long off.
14.2
6
Sunil Narine to Axar Patel, SIX! Shorter side and it goes all the way! It is outside off. Patel brings out the slog sweep. He nails it and it goes over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
14.1
1
Sunil Narine to Marcus Stoinis, On middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
13.6
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Marcus Stoinis, Another single. Tossed up on middle, Stoinis swings but it goes off the inner half down to long on for one.
13.5
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Axar Patel, A single as this is pushed down to long off.
13.5
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Axar Patel, WIDE! Down the leg side, left alone.
13.4
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Marcus Stoinis, On off, it is pushed down to long off for one.

Axar Patel is the new man in. 

13.3
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Shreyas Iyer, OUT! Two in two for Varun and this is probably the game for Kolkata. The Delhi skipper is out of here. This is fuller and around off, Shreyas looks to go over long on. Tries doing what Hetmyer did but he too holes out to the fielder there. Nagarkoti is the one under it this time.
13.2
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Shimron Hetmyer, OUT! Hetmyer holes out! Tripathi makes no mistake! Another wicket for Varun. It is fuller and around off, Shimron swings. He looks to go over long on but there is no timing on it. He holes out to the fielder there. Hetmyer had to go for it but he does not connect.
13.1
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Shreyas Iyer, In the air... the bowler goes for it but fails to reach it. Difficult catch that. It is fuller and around off, Iyer looks to go big but ends up splicing it towards mid off. Varun goes after it, puts in a dive in the end but it is out of reach. A single.
12.6
6
Sunil Narine to Shimron Hetmyer, SIX! That was very, very much-needed! 13 from the over, still below the runs needed per over but a good one for Delhi. This is full and on middle, Hetmyer clears his front leg and tonks it well over the long on fence. 101 more needed.

Match 42 in the League sees Kolkata pitted against Delhi. Both teams are coming from a loss in their previous games. Loss though is an understatement in Kolkata's perspective - they were absolutely hammered. They desperately need a win not just to hold on to their No. 4 spot but also make sure they firmly secure a berth for the playoffs. They would not want any more slip-ups. Table-toppers Delhi also lost their last game, to Punjab, but they are quite comfortable with 14 points and 4 games to go, including this one. What will be the team changes from their side? Will Nortje be rested for another game or will he be back? Delhi will back themselves to cash in on Kolkata's low confidence level and take the game in their favour.

Kolkata Knight Riders Team Squad -Eoin Morgan,Nitish Rana,Rahul Tripathi,Rinku Singh,Shubman Gill,Siddhesh Lad,Tom Banton,Andre Russell,Sunil Narine,Dinesh Karthik,Nikhil Naik,Tim Seifert,Chris Green,Kamlesh Nagarkoti,Kuldeep Yadav,Lockie Ferguson,Manimaran Siddharth,Pat Cummins,Prasidh Krishna,Sandeep Warrier,Shivam Mavi,Varun Chakravarthy

Delhi Capitals Team Squad -Ajinkya Rahane,Prithvi Shaw,Shikhar Dhawan,Shimron Hetmyer,Shreyas Iyer,Axar Patel,Daniel Sams,Keemo Paul,Lalit Yadav,Marcus Stoinis,Alex Carey,Rishabh Pant,Amit Mishra,Anrich Nortje,Avesh Khan,Harshal Patel,Ishant Sharma,Kagiso Rabada,Mohit Sharma,Pravin Dubey,Ravichandran Ashwin,Sandeep Lamichhane,Tushar Deshpande