IPL 2021, KKR vs DC, Qualifier 2 Highlights: KKR Beat Delhi Capitals In Nail-Biting Finish, Qualify For Final
IPL 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets to book a spot in the finals.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have booked a spot in the finals of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 as they beat Delhi Capitals (DC) in Qualifier 2 by 3 wickets on Wednesday at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Chasing the target of 136 runs, KKR openers Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill gave a 96-run opening stand. Iyer got to his third fifty of the season while Gill ended up getting 46 runs in the knockout game to guide KKR to a comfortable position in the chase. DC bounced back towards the end with back-to-back wickets and economical bowling. KKR needed 7 runs in the final over where Ravichandran Ashwin bowled first four balls brilliantly and got two wickets but Rahul Tripathi stole the show with his winning six on the fifth ball against the off-spinner. Earlier while bowling first, Varun Chakaravarthy performed with the ball yet again with his two wickets and kept DC batsmen quiet. KKR will face Chennai Super Kings in the finals on Friday to fight for their third IPL trophy. While Delhi Capitals' quest for their maiden IPL trophy is still on even after a brilliant season under the captaincy of Rishabh Pant. KKR had never lost an IPL final, they reached there two times before (2012, 2014) and emerged as winners both times.(SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Highlights Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals, Straight From Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
- 23:30 (IST)It Will Be CSK vs KKR In The Finals!Another playoff game and yet another final-over finish!!Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets in a final-over clash where Rahul Tripathi hit the winning six after Ashwin's terrific first four balls. KKR will play their third IPL final now on Friday against Chennai Super Kings. The team led by Eoin Morgan performed exceptionally well since the season resumed in the UAE. Venkatesh Iyer has got to his third fifty of this season where he scored 320 runs in 9 games with an average of 40. Iyer has been terrific at the top with Shubman Gill and today they added 96 runs for the first wicket.
WHAT. A. FINISH! @KKRiders hold their nerve and seal a thrilling win over the spirited @DelhiCapitals in the #VIVOIPL #Qualifier2 & secure a place in the #Final. #KKRvDC— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 13, 2021
Scorecard https://t.co/eAAJHvCMYS pic.twitter.com/Qqf3fu1LRt
- 23:19 (IST)Rahul Hits Six To Take KKR In Finals!SIX!!!! Rahul Tripathi has stolen the show with his winning SIX!!!! KKR are in the finals for the third time and that was an very good fight back from Delhi Capitals and Ravichandran Ashwin in the final over.KKR beat DC by 3 wickets
- 22:30 (IST)First Wicket!Rabada to Iyer, OUT, caught by Steve Smith. Iyer wanted to go for a big shot but he found a fielder just near the boundary line. Finally a wicket for Delhi Capitals and an end of a 96-run opening stand.Venkatesh Iyer c (sub)Smith b Rabada 55(41) (4s-4 6s-3)KKR 96/1, need 40 runs off 46 balls to win
- 22:25 (IST)50 Up For Iyer!Venkatesh Iyer has completed his half-century. The all-rounder has been terrific with the bat at KKR's top order. This was his third fifty since the season resumed in the UAE.KKR 90/0, need 46 runs off 52 balls.
- 21:13 (IST)KKR Need 136 Runs To Win!Mavi to Iyer, SIX on the final ball of the innings. So, after 20 overs DC have got 135 runs for the loss of five wickets. Varun Chakaravarthy has bowled an excellent spell as he took two wickets in his four overs.DC 135/5 in 20 oversKKR need 136 runs to win
PERFECT NO-LOOK FINISH SHREYAS! WHAT A SHOT! pic.twitter.com/Zd0VCdDL0o— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) October 13, 2021