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Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 25 Match Summary

DC vs KKR, 2021 - T20 Summary

Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Scorecard
Match Ended   
156/3 (16.3/20)
154/6 (20.0/20)
Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets
KKR 154/6
Bat Top Batsmen
45 (27)
  • 2x4s
  • 4x6s
  • 166.66SR
43 (38)
  • 3x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 113.15SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 4.33
DC 156/3
Bat Top Batsmen
82 (41)
  • 11x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 200SR
46 (47)
  • 4x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 97.87SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
That is it from this game! Delhi have steamrolled through Kolkata and have boosted their run rate. Kolkata's struggle continue as this loss will hurt them badly. The action in the league continues on Friday, 30th April. KL Rahul's Punjab will look to get back to winning ways and stay in contention for the top 4 as they take on Kohli's Bangalore. Bangalore will look to go top of the table. That promises to be another fascinating clash. That game begins at 1930 local (1400 GMT). Make sure you join us for that one. Till then, goodbye and take care!
Prithvi Shaw is named Player of the Match for his superb knock. He says that he was not thinking anything, to be honest, and was waiting for the loose ball and he knew where Mavi was going to bowl as he has played with him before. Adds that he was prepared and he knew that one ball would come to the body but Mavi did not bowl that. Goes onto say that he felt that it was stopping a bit and he did not want to take chances of hitting on the bigger side.  Adds that he does not think about the target as he knows that if he is there, he will continue getting the runs. Tells that if he gets a chance, he will speak to Virender Sehwag. Credits his father for supporting him after he was dropped after the Australian tour and adds that his dad told him to focus on his game and he worked hard after that. Tells that there will be ups and downs in the career but he is not thinking about them.
Rishabh Pant, the Delhi skipper, starts by saying that Shaw is a talented player and if you give him confidence, players like him can do wonders. Tells that they were trying to increase the run rate and he told Shaw to not play anything fancy. Adds that they were thinking about the net run rate because the game was done by 12th or 13th over. Says that Lalit is an all-rounder and he has done well. Says they just tell the youngsters to enjoy the game. Adds that he is enjoying the captaincy and smiles and says that if they keep winning, it will be better.
Shikhar Dhawan is caught for a chat. He is now the Orange Cap holder as well. He says Prithvi was playing well and it was fun to watch. Tells they were getting runs easily so he did not take risks. Adds if he was younger, he might have tried to match Shaw's performance but now he is experienced and plays his role. Dhawan says he has made conscious efforts to take risks and says he has tried to learn, to be smart and he knows when to take those risks. Dhawan adds that he enjoys playing under Ponting's coaching and tells the team is like a family and Ponting makes sure to take care of everyone including the net bowlers.
Eoin Morgan, the Kolkata skipper, says they are very disappointed and admits they were slow off the blocks and did not bat well. Tells that when a player like Shaw gets going it is difficult to stop. Adds his innings showed how far off the mark they were on this pitch. Morgan says they have struggled to combine all three departments and win the game. Admits that they were poor in all facets of the game today. Tells Mavi bowled 4 on the trot in the last game and they wanted to build on his confidence but did not happen. Adds that they need to be honest in the dressing room and it is important as otherwise, it would be masking over the issues. Morgan says they have talent but tells talent only gets you so far and one needs to perform.
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Delhi bowled well most of the innings. Lalit and Axar were superb in their spells and got two apiece. Stoinis bowled one over and managed to get a scalp. Avesh was good in his 4 overs too. Rabada and Ishant failed to get their names in the wickets column and leaked a few runs but Shaw made the mockery of the total while chasing to thump Kolkata.
Earlier in the game, on the back of Russell's blitz, Kolkata managed to cross 150. They didn't start well. In the middle overs, Gill played a handy inning but he needed to play a few big shots. When he tried, he perished. A mini-collapse happened as Morgan and Narine fell in the same over, with both failing to open their account. However, Russell smashed a few biggies to help the team get to a decent score on the board.
You got to feel for the opposition bowlers. Shaw just never let them get in the rhythm. He went after the bowlers from the word go and didn't let them settle. Mavi went for 25 in his first over. The others too got the hammering. Cummins was the only one who managed to get in the wickets column as he took 3 but they all came too little too late for his side.
Chasing the total, Shaw started with a bang. He smashed 6 boundaries in the first over itself and set the tone. The shoulders of the opposition players went down from that very moment and they never recovered as Shaw continued to take the bowlers apart. He reached to his half ton in 18 balls and just kept going. Dhawan partnered him well and apart from playing a few classy drives, was happy to get Shaw on strike. And once Shaw got the strike, the destination for the ball was either boundary or six. Dhawan fell and Shaw too failed to close the game. Pant played a couple of big shots before getting dismissed. Eventually, Stoinis hit the winning runs to bag two points for the team.
Sensational run chase from Delhi and they are back on the winning track. The target wasn't a big one but the way Shaw started, it never looked as if Kolkata were ever in the game. Cummins did get 3 wickets but they came very late. And in the end, the knock from Shaw just blew them away. A scintillating performance from Delhi.
Over 16.3 : 156/3
6 Runs
  • 216.1
  • 016.2
  • 416.3
M. Stoinis
6 (3)
S. Hetmyer
0 (1)
P. Krishna
Prasidh Krishna To Marcus Stoinis
FOUR! That will do it! Comprehensive win for Delhi. Full on middle, Stoinis swings it towards mid on but it goes off the inner half of his bvat towards fine leg for a boundary. DELHI WIN BY 7 WICKETS AND 21 BALLS TO SPARE!
Prasidh Krishna To Marcus Stoinis
Swing and a miss! Outside off on a length. Stoinis swings but connects with thin air.
Prasidh Krishna To Marcus Stoinis
Length ball around off, Stoinis slaps it through covers and gets a brace. Just 3 needed now for a win.
Will Mavi get another over? After getting smashed for 6 boundaries in the over, we haven't got a look at him. Morgan has gone with Krishna.
Over 16 : 150/3
4 Runs
  • 015.1
  • W15.2
  • 015.3
  • 415.4
  • W15.5
  • 015.6
S. Hetmyer
0 (1)
M. Stoinis
0 (0)
P. Cummins
Pat Cummins To Shimron Hetmyer
Full on middle, Hetmyer tucks it to short mid-wicket. Cummins finishes with 3/24 from his 4! He can have a smile about it but in the grand scheme of things, it does not matter.
Three down! Shimron Hetmyer is in now.
Pat Cummins To Rishabh Pant OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Pant looks to finish it with a bang and hurry but departs! Something to smile about for Mavi who has had a bad game.  Fullish around off, Pant looks to go downtown against Cummins. He does not time it well and hits it straight down the throat of long on. Mavi there stays inside the advertising cushion and takes the catch. Cummins gets his third!
Pat Cummins To Rishabh Pant
FOUR! Slammed! Fuller around off, Pant creams it through covers for a boundary.
Another review! This time by Kolkata. It is for a catch against Pant.
Pat Cummins To Rishabh Pant
NOT OUT! The ball has missed the bat and clipped the shoulder on its way to the keeper. Cummins knew it but it was a hopeful review from Morgan. Slowish bumper from Cummins! Rishabh looks to play but is surprised by the bounce on it. It kisses his shoulder and goes to the keeper. The Kolkata players appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Cummins turns his back but Morgan reviews it. Replays find that it misses the bat and clipped the shoulder.
Who is in next? It is Marcus Stoinis.
Pat Cummins To Prithvi Shaw OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Cummins has something to smile about. End of a fabulous knock from Shaw. He has played a ripper and we all know he deserves the Man of the Match award for this. He was looking to finish this game quickly so that his team could boost their run rate but in looking to do so, he has perished.  Short ball around off, Shaw looks to slam it over on the off side. He lost his shape and control as he looks to hit it. He slices it in the air. Rana keeps his eyes on the ball and dives to take a good catch.
Pat Cummins To Prithvi Shaw
Back of a length ball on middle, Shaw blocks it.
Over 15 : 146/1
14 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 1 NB14.2
  • 1 B14.2
  • 214.3
  • 414.4
  • 614.5
  • 014.6
R. Pant
12 (5)
P. Shaw
82 (39)
P. Krishna
Prasidh Krishna To Rishabh Pant
Dot to end! Length and around off, played back to the bowler.
Prasidh Krishna To Rishabh Pant
SIX! Not off the middle but Delhi and Pant won't mind. Banged short and on middle, Pant looks to pull. Ends up getting a top edge and the ball flies over fine leg for half a dozen.
Prasidh Krishna To Rishabh Pant
FOUR! One bounce and into the fence. Full and around off, Pant clears his fornt leg and whacks it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
Prasidh Krishna To Rishabh Pant
Two for Pant. Fuller and around middle, flicked wide of deep square leg for two.
Prasidh Krishna To Prithvi Shaw
Full toss on middle and leg, Shaw moves inside the crease and tries to ramp it on the leg side. Fails to connect. The keeper dives to his left to stop. They sneak a bye.
Prasidh Krishna To Prithvi Shaw
Banged short and on middle, Shaw sits under it. Called no ball for height. Free Hit time.
16 OV
4 Runs
P. Cummins to P. Shaw R. Pant S. Hetmyer
  • 015.1
  • W15.2
  • 015.3
  • 415.4
  • W15.5
  • 015.6
15 OV
14 Runs
P. Krishna to P. Shaw R. Pant
  • 014.1
  • 1 NB14.2
  • 1 B14.2
  • 214.3
  • 414.4
  • 614.5
  • 014.6
14 OV
9 Runs
P. Cummins to P. Shaw S. Dhawan R. Pant
  • 213.1
  • 113.2
  • 613.3
  • 013.4
  • W13.5
  • 013.6
13 OV
10 Runs
S. Narine to P. Shaw S. Dhawan
  • 612.1
  • 012.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 112.5
  • 1 WD12.6
  • 112.6
12 OV
9 Runs
V. Chakaravarthy to S. Dhawan P. Shaw
  • 411.1
  • 011.2
  • 1 WD11.3
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 111.5
  • 111.6
11 OV
9 Runs
S. Narine to S. Dhawan P. Shaw
  • 110.1
  • 410.2
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 110.6
10 OV
11 Runs
V. Chakaravarthy to S. Dhawan P. Shaw
  • 19.1
  • 69.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 19.5
  • 19.6
9 OV
3 Runs
S. Narine to S. Dhawan P. Shaw
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 18.4
  • 18.5
  • 18.6
8 OV
10 Runs
P. Cummins to P. Shaw S. Dhawan
  • 17.1
  • 47.2
  • 17.3
  • 47.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
7 OV
4 Runs
V. Chakaravarthy to S. Dhawan P. Shaw
  • 06.1
  • 16.2
  • 16.3
  • 26.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
6 OV
1 Runs
P. Cummins to S. Dhawan P. Shaw
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 15.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
9 Runs
P. Krishna to S. Dhawan P. Shaw
  • 44.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 14.5
  • 44.6
4 OV
14 Runs
S. Narine to P. Shaw S. Dhawan
  • 13.1
  • 03.2
  • 13.3
  • 63.4
  • 43.5
  • 23.6
3 OV
8 Runs
P. Krishna to S. Dhawan
  • 42.1
  • 02.2
  • 22.3
  • 02.4
  • 22.5
  • 02.6
2 OV
10 Runs
V. Chakaravarthy to S. Dhawan P. Shaw
  • 11.1
  • 11.2
  • 1 WD1.3
  • 11.3
  • 41.4
  • 01.5
  • 21.6
1 OV
25 Runs
S. Mavi to P. Shaw
  • 1 WD0.1
  • 40.1
  • 40.2
  • 40.3
  • 40.4
  • 40.5
  • 40.6
Match Info
  • Venue Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Delhi Capitalswon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets
  • Player of the Match Prithvi Shaw
  • Umpire Anil Chaudhary (IND), Yeshwant Barde (IND) and Anil Dandekar (IND)
  • Referee Prakash Bhatt (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Kolkata 154/6 in 20.0 overs
  • Kolkata 154/6 in 20.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (16.2 ovs): D Karthik against Delhi (lbw) Unsuccessful (DEL: 1, KOL: 0)
  • Kolkata 103/5 in 15.2 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 86/5 in 14.0 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 65/1 in 9.0 overs
  • Kolkata 50/1 in 7.1 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Kolkata 45/1
  • Delhi 150/2 in 15.4 overs
  • Referral 1 (15.3 ovs): Kolkata against R Pant (Caught) Unsuccessful (DEL: 1, KOL: 0)
  • Strategic Time-out: Delhi 123/0 in 13.0 overs
  • 1st wicket partnership: 100 off 62 balls between P Shaw (67) and S Dhawan (31)
  • Delhi 100/0 in 10.2 overs
  • P Shaw dropped on 55 by S Gill in 9.2 overs
  • P Shaw T20 fifty: 50 runs in 18 balls (9x4) (1x6)
  • Strategic Time-out: Delhi 71/0 in 7.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Delhi 67/0
  • 1st wicket partnership: 51 off 22 balls between P Shaw (38) and S Dhawan (11)
  • Delhi 51/0 in 3.4 overs
Match Poll

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