Shikhar Dhawan scored his best-ever IPL score of 97* and was helped on with a cameo by Rishabh Pant (46) as Delhi Capitals scored 180/3 to chase down the target against Kolkata Knight Riders with seven wickets to spare at the Eden Gardens on Friday. In the chase, Dhawan and Shaw (14) gave the visitors a decent start before the latter was sent back. However, following the dismissal, Dhawan rode his luck to continue the flow of runs from the other end and was later joined by Pant to pile on misery on the hosts. Pant, narrowly missed out on his half-century but his century stand with Dhawan made sure DC cross the line with ease. Colin Ingram (14*) played the winning shot of the match with a maximum chased down the target in the 19th over. Earlier, Shubman Gill (65) and Andre Russell (45) played brilliant individual knocks to help Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) post a challenging total of 178/7 in 20 overs against Delhi Capitals. Put in to bat, Ishant Sharma got rid of debutant Joe Denly (0) in the first over and restricted the hosts to a slow start. Shubman Gill, promoted to open for KKR, made the most of his opportunity to notch up his second IPL half-century. His 39-ball knock was laced with seven boundaries and two hits over the fence. Robin Uthappa (28) played an important cameo to help KKR ease the run flow. Andre Russell (45 off 21 balls) fired once again for the hosts but missed out on a half-century. For Delhi Capitals, their overseas pacers Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada and Keemo Paul picked two wickets each. (SCORECARD)
Shikhar Dhawan opens the face of the bat, Andre Russell makes a diving effort but way out of his reach. He enters into the 80s with that boundary!
23:09 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Rishabh Pant goes a bit squarer to hit Piyush Chawla for four runs, 12 runs from the over. KKR need to find a breakthrough, the match is looking to slip away from them otherwise.
23:07 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Seven bowlers used by Kolkata Knight Riders
Rishabh Pant hits the delivery from Piyush Chawla for four runs towards square. Both the left-handers are punishing KKR here.
23:04 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
No stopping Shikhar Dhawan, he is punishing every lose delivery coming his way, eases this time through the covers off the delivery from Lockie Ferguson for four runs.
23:02 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Shikhar Dhawan hits a cover drive off Lockie Ferguson for four runs. Brings up the 50-run stand with Rishabh Pant for the third wicket.
22:58 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
100 up for Delhi Capitals in the 12th over!
22:51 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
34th IPL half-century for Shikhar Dhawan!
What a brilliant knock from the southpaw here, he did ride on his luck, but made the most of the missed opportunities from the KKR fielders. Can he go on to win the game for DC?
22:47 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Carlos Brathwaite to bowl the 10th over!
Andre Russell giving some tips to his countryman before he bowls his first over in the match with the in-form Shikhar Dhawan on strike.
22:44 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Delhi Capitals 75/2 in 9 overs, the visitors have to score at 9.45 runs per over to win.
22:41 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Rishabh Pant takes on Kuldeep Yadav, hits it towards long off for four runs. Eight runs from the over. DC 72 for two in 8 overs.
22:36 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Good start from Kuldeep Yadav!
Five runs from Kuldeep Yadav's first over, Delhi Capitals 62 for two in 7 overs.
22:33 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Spin introduced by Dinesh Karthik!
Kuldeep Yadav to bowl the seventh over for KKR.
22:29 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Shreyas Iyer plays a poor shot, nudges the delivery towards the leg side by Andre Russell, to hand an easy catch behind the stumps to Dinesh Karthik. Delhi Capitals 57 for two in 5.4 overs.
22:26 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Shikhar Dhawan latches on to the delivery from Lockie Ferguson and hits it through the covers for four runs. Delhi Capitals 55 for one in 5 overs.
22:25 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Brilliant shot from Shreyas Iyer after two dot ball off Lockie Ferguson, he will get off the mark with that boundary. Delhi Capitals reach the 50-run mark in the 5th over.
22:20 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Overpitched from Andre Russell, Dhawan punches it down the ground for four runs. Excellent start from the southpaw.
22:19 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Poor effort from Prasidh Krishna, the ball goes through his arms for four runs of Dhawan's blade. Andre Russell clearly not happy about it, Dhawan riding his luck here.
22:16 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Dinesh Karthik dives to his right to complete the catch behind the stumps, Prithvi Shaw thick-edged it, beautiful delivery from Prasidh Krishna. Delhi Capitals 32 for one in 3 overs.
22:14 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Poor delivery from Prasidh Krishna, wide outside off stump and Shikhar Dhawan makes no mistake to dispatch it for a maximum.
22:11 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Dinesh Karthik thinks Shikhar Dhawn has got a snick, umpire has soft signaled it for a not out. Review taken by KKR. Prasidh Krishna doesn't looks convinced though.... decision pending. NOT OUT given! Unlucky for KKR?
22:09 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Shikhar Dhawan, in the mood, steps up to hit Prasidh Krishna towards the on side for four runs.
22:09 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
From the blade of Shikar Dhawan now, just guides the delivery from Prasidh Krishna for a maximum.
22:07 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Prithvi Shaw plays an upper cut to hit a maximum off Lockie Ferguson. 14 runs off the over, Delhi Capitals 15 for no loss after 2 overs.
22:06 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Prithvi Shaw opens the face of the bat to hit Lockie Ferguson square for a maximum in the fourth delivery of his first over.
22:04 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Lockie Ferguson to bowl from the other end for KKR.
22:02 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Good start for KKR and Prasidh Krishna!
Delhi Capitals 1 without loss after 1 over.
21:59 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Delhi Capitals are out for the chase!
Shikhar Dhawan, playing his 150th match, is out for chase with Prithvi Shaw. Prasidh Krishna to bowl the first over for KKR.
21:43 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
End of KKR innings!
KKR post a challenging total of 178/7 in the stipulated 20 overs after a poor start.
21:41 (IST)Apr 12, 2019
Carlos Brathwaite fails to get hold off the delivery for Keemo Paul, hands an easy catch to Rahul Tewatia. KKR 171/7