Opener smashes 82 off 41 balls, together with six successive fours in chase’s first over, to energy Capitals to seven-wicket win with 3.3 overs to spare
Prithvi Shaw’s 41-ball 82 (11×4, 3×6) guided Delhi Capitals to a seven-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
The quickest fifty of the season (18 balls) to date, full of classical cricketing pictures, was straight out of a training guide.
Electing to bowl, DC had restricted KKR to 154 for six. During the chase, Shaw hit prime gear in the primary over, smashing 24 runs off Shivam Mavi after a first-ball broad. Shaw unlocked his catalogue — the loft over the bowler’s head, the flick over mid-wicket, the beautiful cowl drive — as he struck six successive fours.
Shikhar Dhawan (46 off 47) rotated the strike and inspired the teen to assault the bowlers.
KKR could have erred by not bowling Pat Cummins (three for twenty-four) up entrance. The Australian maintained an economic system of six whereas his colleagues went for lots. Eventually, he was the one bowler to dismiss the three DC batsmen — Dhawan, Shaw and Rishabh Pant (16 off 8 balls). Dhawan was trapped in entrance whereas Nitish Rana caught Shaw at backward-point. Pant was caught by Mavi at long-on.
Earlier, KKR made a gentle begin in the PowerPlay (45 for one) earlier than Lalit Yadav’s twin strike choked the runs. The opening pair of Shubman Gill (43) and Nitish Rana (15) added solely 25.
Rana was the primary one to fall after hitting a six off a switch-hit. The left-hander charged down the observe just a little too early and missed the straighter one from Axar Patel pitched outdoors off; Pant took the bails off in a flash.
Gill registered his greatest rating of the season however the strike-rate of 113.15 didn’t assist issues. However, the slog-swept six over deep mid-wicket off Axar was one of many pictures of the day.
Speedster Avesh Khan lower quick Rahul Tripathi’s (19) keep however his partnership of 44 off 35 with Gill rescued KKR from tough waters.
Then, off-spinner Lalit eliminated southpaws Eoin Morgan and Sunil Narine in the eleventh over to show the tide. Lalit’s two for 13 and Axar’s two for 32 ensured that regardless of Andre Russell’s hustle on the loss of life — the massive man smashed 4 sixes and two fours in an unbeaten 45 off 27 — the chase was at all times inside DC’s attain.
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
Nitish Rana st. Pant b Axar 15 (12b, 1×4, 1×6), Shubman Gill c Smith b
Avesh 43 (38b, 3×4, 1×6), Rahul Tripathi c Lalit b Stoinis 19 (17b,
2×4), Eoin Morgan c Smith b Lalit 0 (2b), Sunil Narine b Lalit 0 (1b),
Andre Russell (not out) 45 (27b, 2×4, 4×6), Dinesh Karthik lbw b Axar
14 (10b, 1×4, 1×6), Pat Cummins (not out) 11 (13b, 1×4); Extras (lb-6,
w-1): 7; Total (for six wkts. in 20 overs): 154.
FALL OF WICKETS
1-25 (Rana, 3.4 overs), 2-69 (Tripathi, 9.3), 3-74 (Morgan, 10.2),
4-75 (Narine, 10.4), 5-82 (Gill, 12.6), 6-109 (Karthik, 16.2).
Ishant 4-0-34-0, Rabada 4-0-31-0, Axar 4-0-32-2, Avesh 4-0-31-1, Lalit
3-0-13-2, Stoinis 1-0-7-1.
Prithvi Shaw (not out) 55 (22b, 10×4, 1×6), Shikhar Dhawan (not out) 27 (32b, 3×4); Extras (w-2): 2; Total (for no loss in 9 overs): 84.
KNIGHT RIDERS BOWLING
Mavi 1-0-25-0, Varun 2-0-14-0, Prasidh 2-0-17-0, Narine 2-0-17-0, Cummins 2-0-11-0.
Toss: Delhi Capitals.
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