The Delhi Capitals (DC) took on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Sharjah tonight, and the venue lived as much as its fame as one of many highest-scoring grounds on the planet.
Dew prompted KKR captain Dinesh Karthik to discipline first after profitable the toss, and Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan made merry in opposition to the model new ball. The previous reached his second IPL 2020 fifty, and after Dhawan’s dismissal, he was joined by DC captain Shreyas Iyer.
Iyer began off slowly, however there was no stopping him as soon as he received going. The 25-year-old picked aside nearly each KKR bowler en path to a 38-ball 88, which was an innings consisting of seven fours and 6 sixes. Shaw supported him effectively because the younger opener scored 66 off 41 balls.
Rishabh Pant performed a vibrant cameo as DC reached a large whole of 228/4, and left KKR needing to tug off the very best run-chase within the historical past of the IPL. Andre Russell was the one bowler to register an economic system charge of lower than 11, as he picked up 2 wickets for simply 25 runs.
The two-time IPL champions did not begin effectively, with Anrich Nortje dismissing Sunil Narine and Shubman Gill struggling to play the massive photographs. Nitish Rana scored his first fifty of IPL 2020, whereas Andre Russell’s promotion to No. 4 did not work as soon as once more.
KKR had been struggling after the dismissals of Rana and Dinesh Karthik off consecutive balls, however Eoin Morgan and Rahul Tripathi joined forces on the crease to resuscitate the innings and rekindle hopes of one other miraculous run-chase at Sharjah.
Nonetheless, regardless of an costly over from spearhead Kagiso Rabada, an excellent penultimate over from Anrich Nortje ensured that DC sealed a 18-run win. Listed below are the very best Twitter reactions from the DC vs KKR IPL 2020 sport.
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Revealed 04 Oct 2020, 00:16 IST