won the toss & have elected to bowl
& Shubhman Gill opens for KKR
FIRST BALL DUCK for Debutant Joe Denly!
he has played with hard hands as he has gone for a big stride and Ball nips
back in beautifully as Ishant Sharma strikes, leaving a big gap between bat and
pads, gets Denly for golden-duck. Robbie Uthappa is in. KKR 0/1
progress from Uthappa and Gill. They’ve batted well after the early blow and
are looking to build a solid foundation for the middle-order.KKR 41 for 1
ends the painful partnership for DC as Robbie Uthappa pulls a bouncer and gets
inside edge and flying Rishab Pant takes a stunner to end Uthappa for 28.
Nitish Rana is in. KKR 63/2
up for Shubman Gill despite of the slow start he’s picking boundaries quite
easily here for KKR. It is so much fun watching young guys like Shubman Gill,
Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishab Pant, playing so well as it seems the future
of Indian cricket team will be in safe hands.
Morris cleans up Rana as he bowls a spot-on yorker to Nitish Rana and he didn’t
get a bat onto that one as he departs for 11. In comes Andre Russell. KKR 93/3
after 12.4 overs
this young man has! Absolutely brilliant he is sailing everything away for
boundaries here for KKR as trouble for DC. They need to get quick wickets here
in order to deny KKR a mammoth total.
picks out the man at round the corner off Keemo Paul for 65. Skipper Dinesh
Karthik comes in. KKR 115/4
happens as Rabada removes Skipper straight away as he goes for the flick gets
it perfectly straight to Shikhar Dhawan and you know what Dhawan does his
signature step of Thigh-five! Karthik goes for 2. Carlos Brathwaite is in. KKR
A six and
a four and Russell collects 12 from the Rabada the 16th over.
VS RABADA 2.0
had stressed they are saving Rabada for Russell. This is how the second bout
went – 6, 2, 6, 1, 1 (Brathwaite) and dot ball.
160 for 5 after 18 overs.
does it for DC as he Russell hits that straight to Rabada for 45. KKR 161/6
ball gets Carlos!
from Delhi Capitals as Keemo Paul gets Carlos braithwaite for 6. KKR 171/7
off last over as KKR finishes 178/7
179 runs to win off 120 balls
Dhawan & Prithvi Shaw in for DC
from Shaw sets up the chase for DC as he square drives it for Six! Would you
believe that? And another goes for the six off a pull shot.
and a wicket for Prasidh!
thick edge from Shaw which goes to the keeper where skipper Dinesh Karthik
dives to his right and takes it cleanly to end Shaw for 14. Shreyas Iyer in. DC
up for DC in quick session in just 4.4 overs
gets the skipper!
keep him out of the game for a while! As Russell gets the outside edge of
Shreyas Iyer which Karthik takes it easily. 2nd wicket goes down for DC as he
goes for 6. Rishab Pant is in. DC 57/2
fifty for Shikhar Dhawan!
he mis-hit that for a six? Can’t believe my eyes here as Rishab Pant hit it off Kuldeep Yadav for a
maximum while losing his grip! Oh such a powerful stroke player he’s i reckon.
Hand off the bat doesn’t matter he’ll hit for a six anyday!
says 74 runs required off 48 balls
Dhawan is playing you” says Sunil Gavaskar on the air, bowl something different
like bowl bouncer or cutter but don’t ball fuller length he’ll tonk you for
says 30 runs required off 23 balls
easy-piesy now for DC
one-handed but this time Rishab Pant can’t clear the fence off Rana as goes for
timely 46. Colin Ingram is in. DC 162/3
required off 11 balls
Dhawan is on 96, we’ll have to see if he gets hundred but Colin Ingram is on
the Game for DC
has hit that for a six as Ingram apologise for denying him a opportunity to get
his maiden hundred. But he won’t mind as his team comes first
CAPITALS won by 7 wickets.
Man of the match: Shikhar Dhawan for his knock of 97*