IPL 2021, Qualifier 2, KKR vs DC highlights: Kolkata wins by 3 wickets

Rishabh Pant, Eoin Morgan. File Photo: Sportzpics for IPL

Rahul Tripathi smashed a six in the penultimate ball as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Delhi Capitals (DC) by three wickets in the Qualifier 2 of IPL 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Ground on Wednesday to set up a title clash with Chennai Super Kings.

Opting to bowl, KKR dished out another superlative bowling display to restrict Delhi Capitals to 135 for 5 on a slow Sharjah track.

Venkatesh Iyer (55) and Shubman Gill (46) then shared 96 runs for the opening wicket but KKR lost five wickets, adding just seven runs to stare at defeat.

But Tripathi smashed the much-needed six to snatch win from the jaws of defeat.

Earlier, invited to bat, DC opener Shikhar Dhawan struggled his way to a 39-ball 36 but couldn't break the shackles. Prithvi Shaw (18) looked good in his brief stay, while comeback man Marcus Stoinis (18) got the start but couldn't capitalise on it.

In the 18th over, Shimron Hetmyer (17) unleashed two sixes off Lockie Ferguson after getting a second lease of life, while Shreyas Iyer (30 not out) hit a four and a last-ball six in the 20th over to take DC to a competitive score.

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Kolkata Knight Riders scorecard

Batters Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Shubman Gill c Pant b Avesh Khan 46 46 1 1
Venkatesh Iyer c (sub) Smith b Rabada 55 41 4 3
Nitsh Rana c Hetmyer b Nortje 13 12 0 1
Rahul Tripathi not out 12 11 0 1
Dinesh Karthik b Rabada 0 3 0 0
Eoin Morgan b Nortje 0 3 0 0
Shakib Al Hasan lbw b Ashwin 0 2 0 0
Sunil Narine c Axar b Ashwin 0 1 0 0
Lockie Ferguson not out 0 0 0 0
Total: 136-7 in 19.5 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Anrich Nortje 4 0 31 2
R Ashwin 3.5 0 27 3
Avesh Khan 4 0 22 1
Axar Patel 4 0 32 0
Kagiso Rabada 4 0 23 2
 

Delhi Capitals scorecard

Batters Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Prithvi Shaw lbw b Varun 18 12 2 1
Shikhar Dhawan c Shakbi b Varun 36 39 1 2
Marcus Stoinis b Shivam Mavi 18 23 1 0
Shreyas Iyer not out 30 27 1 1
Rishabh Pant c Tripathi b Ferguson 6 6 1 0
Shimron Hetmyer runout 17 10 0 2
Axar Patel not out 4 4 0 0
Total: 135-5 in 20 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Shakib Al Hasan 4 0 28 0
Lockie Ferguson 4 0 26 1
Sunil Narine 4 0 27 0
Varun Chakaravarthy 4 0 26 2
Shivam Mavi 4 0 27 1

Earlier, Kolkata Knight Rider (KKR) captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bowl first against Delhi Capitals (DC) at Sharjah Cricket Ground today. The winner of DC vs KKR match will play the finals against Chennai Super Kings on October 15. Kolkata Knight Riders is unchanged while Delhi has made one change in its playing 11, bringing in Marcus Stoinis for Tom Curran.

 

DC vs KKR playing 11

 

DC playing 11: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje.

 

KKR playing 11: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakaravarthy.

DC vs KKR head-to-head 
  • Total Matches played: 29
  • DC won: 12
  • KKR won: 16
  • No result: 1
  • DC highest score vs KKR: 228
  • KKR highest score vs DC: 210
  • DC lowest score vs KKR: 98
  • KKR lowest score vs DC: 97

 

 


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DC vs KKR live score after 19.5 Overs: 136-7 | Tripathi wins the match for Kolkata

Kolkata Knight Riders: 136-7 ; Rahul Tripathi (12)
 
Ball 5: Tripathi smashes the half-tracker outside off over long-off a BIG SIX.

Lockie Ferguson, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 4: Sunil Narine, left handed bat, comes to the crease and goes for a biggie but manages to hit from the bottom of the bat. Axar completes the catch at long-off. Narine c Axar b Ashwin 0(1)
 
Ball 3: Shakib tries to sweep by moving across the stumps, caught in front of crease. GONE. Shakib lbw b Ashwin 0(2)
 
Ball 2: Shakib tries to sweep but fails to put bat on ball. DOT.
 
Ball 1: Tripathi smashes towards long-on for a single.

Shakib Al Hasan, left handed bat, comes to the crease

DC vs KKR live score after 19 Overs: 129-5 | Nortje castles Morgan

Over Summary: 2 0 1 0 0 W ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 129-5 ; Rahul Tripathi (5)

Anrich Nortje [3.0-0-28-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Morgan goes for a big slog but manages only an inside edge to stumps, BOWLED. Morgan b Nortje 0(3)
 
Ball 5: Morgan tries to slice the ball outside off, misses completely. DOT.
 
Ball 4: Morgan shimmers down the wicket and hits towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 3: Tripathi plays a cross-batted shot towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 2: Tripathi taps towards backward points and looking for a single, Morgan declines. DOT
 
Ball 1: Tripathi punches towards extra cover and a mis-field allows them to collect a couple of run.

Eoin Morgan, left handed bat, comes to the crease

DC vs KKR live score after 18 Overs: 126-4

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 1 W ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 126-4 ; Rahul Tripathi (2)

Kagiso Rabada [3.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Rabada cleans up Dinesh Karthik with a peach of delivery. BOWLED. Karthik b Rabada 0(3)
 
Ball 5: Tripathi hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 4: Tripathi hits towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 3: Tripathi fails to put bat on ball due to low bounce. DOT
 
Ball 2: Tripathi fails to put bat on ball. DOT.
 
Ball 1: Tripathi hits towards mid-on for no run.

DC vs KKR live score after 17 Overs: 125-3

Over Summary: 0 1 1 W 0 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 125-3 ; Dinesh Karthik (0), Rahul Tripathi (1)

Avesh Khan continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Dinesh Karthik, right handed bat, comes to the crease and hits towards mid-wicket for no run.
 
Ball 4: Shubman Gill gets an outside edge to keeper and Pant completes the catch. Shubman Gill c Pant b Avesh Khan 46(46) [4s-1 6s-1]
 
Ball 3: Tripathi collects a single towards extra cover.
 
Ball 2: Shubman Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

Rahul Tripathi, right handed bat, comes to the crease

DC vs KKR live score after 16 Overs: 123-2 | Nortje scalps Rana

Over Summary: 1 1 1 6 1 W ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 123-2 ; Shubman Gill (45), Nitish Rana (13)

Anrich Nortje [2.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Nitish Rana hits the short delivery straight to deep backward square leg, GONE. Nitish Rana c Hetmyer b Nortje 13(12) [6s-1]
 
Ball 5: Gill pushes towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 4: Gill smashes the short delivery towards deep mid-wicket for SIX.
 
Ball 3: Nitish Rana hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 2: Shubman Gill collects a single towards mid-wicket.
 
Ball 1: Rana collects a single towards popint region.

DC vs KKR live score after 15 Overs: 113-1

Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 0 2 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 113-1 ; Shubman Gill (37), Nitish Rana (11)

Avesh Khan [2.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Shubman Gill collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Nitish Rana collects a single towards deep third man.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Shubman Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Nitish Rana goes for a biggie and Ashwin drops a SITTER at deep third man.

DC vs KKR live score after 14 Overs: 108-1

Over Summary: 1 1 1 6 1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 108-1 ; Shubman Gill (34), Nitish Rana (9)

Axar continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Rana cuts towards deep point for a single.
 
Ball 4: Nitish Rana smashes straight down the ground for SIX.
 
Ball 3: Shubman collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Rana collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill collects a single.

DC vs KKR live score after 13 Overs: 98-1 | Rabada scalps Venkatesh

Over Summary: 4 W 0 1 1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 98-1 ; Shubman Gill (32), Nitish Rana (1)

Kagiso Rabada [2.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Shubman Gil pulls towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 4: Rana punches towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 3:  Nitish Rana, left handed bat, comes to the crease and taps towards backward point for no run.
 
Ball 2: Venkatesh Iyer smashes the short delivery towards deep backward square leg, GONE. Venkatesh Iyer c (sub)Smith b Rabada 55(41) [4s-4 6s-3]
 
Ball 1: Venkatesh Iyer gets an thick outside edge towards third man for FOUR.

DC vs KKR live score after 12 Overs: 92-0

Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 92-0 ; Shubman Gill (31), Venkatesh Iyer (51)

Axar continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Venkatesh slog sweeps towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 

Ball 4: DOT

Ball 3: Shubman Gill slaps towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 2: Venkatesh Iyer hits towards backward point for a single.
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill hits towards long-on for a single.

DC vs KKR live score after 11 Overs: 88-0

Over Summary: 1 0 4 Wd5 1 1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 88-0 ; Shubman Gill (29), Venkatesh Iyer (48)

Anrich Nortje [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Venkatesh Iyer carves the yorker towards backward point for no run.
 
Ball 5: Shubman Gill hits down the ground for a single.

Ball 4: Venkatesh Iyer collects a single.
 
Ball 4: FIVE WIDES
 
Ball 3: Venkayesh Iyer plays an one-handed slice over backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Venkatesh Iyer pushes towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill collects a single.

DC vs KKR live score after 10 Overs: 76-0

Over Summary: 6 Wd 0 0 1 0 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 76-0 ; Shubman Gill (27), Venkatesh Iyer (44)

Axar Patel [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Shubman Gill collects a single towards deep mid-wicket.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Venkatesh cuts towards deep point for a single.
 
Ball 3: Venkatesh squeezes the yorker towards short mid-wicket for no run.

Ball 2: Venkatesh cuts towards backward point for no run.
 
Ball 2: WIDE
 
Ball 1: Venkatesh Iyer slog sweeps towards deep mid-wicket for SIX.

DC vs KKR live score after 9 Overs: 67-0

Over Summary: 1 Wd 1 0 1 0 2 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 67-0 ; Shubman Gill (26), Venkatesh Iyer (37)

Ashwin continues...

Ball 6: Shubman hits towards cow corner for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Venkatesh Iyer comes down the wicket and punches towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT

Ball 2: Shubman works towards short fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: WIDE down the leg side.
 
Ball 1: Venkatesh Iyer hits towards long-on for a single.

DC vs KKR live score after 8 Overs: 61-0

Over Summary: 1 2 0 1 1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 61-0 ; Shubman Gill (23), Venkatesh Iyer (35)

Kagiso Rabada [1.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Shubman Gill taps towards short mid-wicket for no run.
  
Ball 5: Venkatesh Iyer gets an thick outside edge towards deep third man for a single.
 
Ball 4: Shubman Gill gets an thick inside edge towards deep fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Shubman Gill drives towards deep exra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Venkatesh Iyer hits towards long-on for a single.

DC vs KKR live score after 7 Overs: 56-0

Over Summary: 0 0 1 1 1 2 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 56-0 ; Shubman Gill (20), Venkatesh Iyer (35)

Ashwin [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack and concedes five runs.

DC vs KKR live score after 6 Overs: 51-0 | TIMEOUT

Over Summary: 4 1 1 2 1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 51-0 ; Shubman Gill (17), Venkatesh Iyer (31)

Avesh Khan [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Venkatesh squeezes the yorker towards deep third man for a single.
 
Ball 4: Venkatesh works towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Shubman taps towards cover region for a single.
 
Ball 2: Venkatesh cuts towards deep backward point for a single.
 
Ball 1: Venkatesh flicks towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR.

DC vs KKR live score after 5 Overs: 42-0

Over Summary: 0 1 6 Wd 0 L1 Wd 2 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 42-0 ; Shubman Gill (16), Venkatesh Iyer (23)

Kagiso Rabada, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Shubman hits towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

Ball 6: WIDE
 
Ball 5: Venkatesh works towards backward square leg for a single.

Ball 4: Venkatesh hits back to bowler and Rabada DROPS a tough chance.
 
Ball 4: WIDE down the leg side.
 
Ball 3: Venkatesh advances down the wicket and wallopes towards cow corner for a BIG SIX.
 
Ball 2: Shubman glances towards short fine leg for a quick single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

DC vs KKR live score after 4 Overs: 30-0

Over Summary: 0 1 6 0 1 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 30-0 ; Shubman Gill (13), Venkatesh Iyer (17)

Axar Patel, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Shubman Gill pushes towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 5: Venkatesh Iyer collects a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Venkatesh Iyer smashes towards mid-wicket for a GIGANTIC SIX.
 
Ball 2: Shubman Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

DC vs KKR live score after 3 Overs: 21-0

Over Summary: 1 0 3 1 0 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 21-0 ; Shubman Gill (11), Venkatesh Iyer (10)

Avesh Khan, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Shubman Gill collects a single towards deep backward point.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Venkatesh Iyer taps towards mid-off for a single.
 
Ball 3: Shubman plays a short arm jab towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Vekatesh Iyer collects a single towards deep point.

DC vs KKR live score after 2 Overs: 15-0

Over Summary: 1 1 4 1 1 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 15-0 ; Shubman Gill (7), Venkatesh Iyer (8)

Ashwin, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Venkatesh Iyer collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Shubman Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Venkatesh Iyer comes down the wicket and whips towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 3: Venkatesh Iyer sweeps towards deep backward square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Gill knocks towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 1: Venkatesh Iyer collects a single.

DC vs KKR live score after 1 Overs: 6-0

Over Summary: 4 1 0 0 0 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 6-0 ; Shubman Gill (5), Venkatesh Iyer (1)

Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer at the crease. Shubman Gill on strike. Nortje opens the attack..

Ball 6: Venkatesh collects a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Shubman Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill drives through extra cover for FOUR.

DC vs KKR live score after 20 Overs: 135-5

Over Summary: 1 4 2 1 1 6 ; Delhi Capitals: 135-5 ; Shreyas Iyer (30), Axar Patel (4)

Shivam Mavi [3.0-0-12-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Shreyas Iyer smashes the low full toss down the ground for SIX.
 
Ball 5: Axar hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 4: Shreyas Iyer hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 3: Shreyas Iyer digs out the yorker towards mid-wicket for a double.
 
Ball 2: Shreyas Iyer wallopes towards cow corner for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Axar collects a single.

DC vs KKR live score after 19 Overs: 120-5 | Hetmyer RUNOUT

Over Summary: Wd 1 L1 W 1 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals: 120-5 ; Shreyas Iyer (17), Axar Patel (1)

Sunil Narine [3.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A single for Axar.
 
Ball 5: Shreyas Iyer collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Axar Patel, left handed bat, comes to the crease and collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Shreyas Iyer cuts straight to backward point and goes for a single but Hetmyer gets runout at striker's end. Hetmyer run out (Venkatesh Iyer/Karthik) 17(10) [6s-2]
 
 
Ball 2: ONE LEG BYES

Ball 1: Shreyas Iyer collects a single.

Ball 1: WIDE
 
Ball 1: WIDE

DC vs KKR live score after 18 Overs: 114-4

Over Summary: 1 6 1 0 1 6 ; Delhi Capitals: 114-4 ; Shreyas Iyer (15), Shimron Hetmyer (17)

Ferguson continues...

Ball 6: Hetmyer whips towards deep backward square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 5: Shreyas Iyer smashes towards deep point for a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Hetmyer gets an thick inside edge to short fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Hetmyer smashes the bumper into the mid-wicket stands for SIX. 
 
Ball 1: Shreyas Iyer collects a single.

DC vs KKR live score after 17 Overs: 99-4

Over Summary: 0 1 2 N 1 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals: 99-4 ; Shreyas Iyer (13), Shimron Hetmyer (4)

Chakaravarthy continues...

Ball 6: Shreyas Iyer hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5: Hetmyer collets a single.

Ball 4: FREE HIT, Shreyas Iyer gets a top edge and he collects a single as Morgan completes the catch. 
 
Ball 4: hetmyer smashes towards long-on and Shubman takes a STUNNER. Third umpire is checking as it is NO BALL and yes it is. Hetmyer survives. A single given.
 
Ball 3: Hetmyer collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: Shreyas Iyer collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

DC vs KKR live score after 16 Overs: 92-4 | Ferguson scalps Pant

Over Summary: 0 W 1 1 0 0 ; Delhi Capitals: 92-4 ; Shreyas Iyer (10), Shimron Hetmyer (1)

Lockie Ferguson [2.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Shreyas Iyer collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Shimron Hetmyer, left handed bat, comes to the crease and hops while steering the ball towards third man for a single.
 
Ball 2: Pant tries to whack the short delivery but manages only top-edge, GONE. Pant c Tripathi b Ferguson 6(6) [4s-1]
 
Ball 1: DOT

DC vs KKR live score after 15 Overs: 90-3 | Varun scalps Dhawan

Over Summary: 1 1 2 0 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals: 90-3 ; Shreyas Iyer (9), Rishabh Pant (6)

Varun Chakaravarthy [2.0-0-12-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Pant collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Iyer collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Pant collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Pant smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Rishabh Pant, left handed bat, comes to the crease and taps towards point for no run.
 
Ball 1: Varun foxes Dhawan with a wide delivery. Dhawan goes for a biggie but manages an outside edge to backward point. GONE.  Dhawan c Shakib b Chakaravarthy 36(39) [4s-1 6s-2]

DC vs KKR live score after 14 Overs: 83-2

Over Summary: 1 1 2 0 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals: 83-2 ; Shreyas Iyer (8), Shikhar Dhawan (36)

Shivam Mavi continues and concedes six runs, including a double to Shreyas Iyer.

DC vs KKR live score after 13 Overs: 77-2

Over Summary: 1 0 0 1 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals: 77-2 ; Shreyas Iyer (4), Shikhar Dhawan (34)

Shakib Al Hasan [3.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Iyer hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 5: Dhawan collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Shreyas Iyer collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Dhawan collects a single.

DC vs KKR live score after 12 Overs: 73-2 | Mavi scalps Stoinis

Over Summary: 0 1 W 2 0 0 ; Delhi Capitals: 73-2 ; Shreyas Iyer (2), Shikhar Dhawan (32)

Shivam Mavi [1.0-0-3-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Shreyas Iyer, right handed bat, comes to the crease and chips over extra cover for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Stoinis makes some room and tries to whack the ball but misses it completelt. BOWLED. Stoinis b Shivam Mavi 18(23) [4s-1]
 
Ball 2: Dhawan collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

DC vs KKR live score after 11 Overs: 70-1

Over Summary: 1 2 0 0 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals: 70-1 ; Marcus Stoinis (18), Shikhar Dhawan (31)

Sunil Narine continues...

Ball 6: Dhawan cuts towards deep point for a single.
 
Ball 5: Stoinis works towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 4: Stoinis survives a stumping call. DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Stoinis collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Dhawan collects a single.

DC vs KKR live score after 10 Overs: 65-1

Over Summary: 1 2 4 1 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals: 65-1 ; Marcus Stoinis (15), Shikhar Dhawan (29)

Varun Chakaravarthy [1.0-0-2-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Dhwwan collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Stoinis collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Dhawan collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Dhawan smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Dhawan collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Stoinis collects a single.

DC vs KKR live score after 9 Overs: 55-1

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals: 55-1 ; Marcus Stoinis (13), Shikhar Dhawan (21)

Sunil Narine [1.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack and concedes three singles.

DC vs KKR live score after 8 Overs: 52-1

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 Wd 0 1 ; Delhi Capitals: 52-1 ; Marcus Stoinis (11), Shikhar Dhawan (20)

Shivam Mavi, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Stoinis hits towards sweeper cover for a single.

Ball 5: Stoinis drives towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 5: WIDE down the leg side
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Dhawan collects a single.

DC vs KKR live score after 7 Overs: 49-1

Over Summary: 1 Wd2 4 1 1 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals: 49-1 ; Marcus Stoinis (10), Shikhar Dhawan (19)

Shakib Al Hasan [2.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Dhawan works towards wide of long-on fielder for a single.
 
Ball 5: Stoinis hammers towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 4: Dhawan works towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 3: Stoinis hits towards sweeper cover for a single.

Ball 2: Stoinis goes inside out over extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: TWO WIDES
 
Ball 1: Stoinis collects a single.

DC vs KKR live score after 6 Overs: 38-1

Over Summary: 1 1 0 0 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals: 38-1 ; Marcus Stoinis (3), Shikhar Dhawan (17)

Lockie Ferguson [1.0-0-5-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Stoinis tucks towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 5: Dhawan works towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 4: Dhawan steps down the wicket and tries to cut the ball, beaten. DOT.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Stoinis collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Dhawan collects a single.

DC vs KKR live score after 5 Overs: 34-1 | Chakaravarthy scalps Shaw

Over Summary: W 0 0 1 0 1 ; Delhi Capitals: 34-1 ; Marcus Stoinis (1), Shikhar Dhawan (15)

Chakaravarthy continues...

Ball 6: Dhawan punches towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT

Ball 4: Stoinis collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2:  Marcus Stoinis, right handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks on backfoot.
 
Ball 1: Varun traps Shaw in front of wicket. Prithvi Shaw lbw b Chakaravarthy 18(12) [4s-2 6s-1]
 

DC vs KKR live score after 4 Overs: 32-0

Over Summary: 0 6 6 1 1 0 ; Delhi Capitals: 32-0 ; Prithvi Shaw (18), Shikhar Dhawan (14)

Sunil Narine, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Shaw collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Dhawan collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Dhawan sweeps the ball outside off towards deep backward square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 2: Dhawan knocks the low full toss towards deep square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 1: DOT

DC vs KKR live score after 3 Overs: 18-0

Over Summary: 6 4 0 1 1 0 ; Delhi Capitals: 18-0 ; Prithvi Shaw (17), Shikhar Dhawan (1)

Shakib Al Hasan continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Dhawan slog-sweeps towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 4: Shaw drives towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Shaw rocks back and cuts through backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Shaw dances down the track and wallopes towards mid-wicket for SIX.

DC vs KKR live score after 2 Overs: 6-0

Over Summary: 4 0 1 0 0 0 ; Delhi Capitals: 6-0 ; Prithvi Shaw (6), Shikhar Dhawan (0)

Lockie Ferguson, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Prithvi Shaw collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Prithvi Shaw drives through covers for FOUR.

DC vs KKR live score after 1 Over: 1-0

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 0 0 ; Delhi Capitals: 1-0 ; Prithvi Shaw (1), Shikhar Dhawan (0)

Shakib Al Hasan continues...

Ball 6: Dhawan advances down the wicket and hits back to bowler.
 
Ball 5: Dhawan plays a forward defensive shot.
 
Ball 4: Dhawan advances down the wicket and tucks towards mid-wicket for no runb.
 
Ball 3: Dhawan defends with soft hands towards mid-wicket pocket.
 
Ball 2: Shaw cuts towards backward point and collects a single thanks to a miss-field.
 
Ball 1: Shaw hits towards extra cover for no run.

WATCH | IPL 2021 Qualifier 2: DC vs KKR TOSS

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and invited Delhi Capitals to bat first today.

DC have posted five wins in the UAE leg of the tournament but one of their defeats here has come against KKR, and what better opportunity for them to exact revenge than in the IPL playoffs.

IPL 2021, Qualifier 2: DC vs KKR PLAYING 11

Delhi Capitals playing 11: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje.
 
Kolkata Knight Riders playing 11: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy.
 

IPL 2021, Qualfier 2, DC vs KKR LIVE TOSS | Delhi batting first

Eoin Morgan wins the toss and elects to bowl first.

IPL 2021, Qualfier 2: DC vs KKR PLAYING 11

Andre Russell is seen practicing hard, Will he find a place in KKR playing 11? Toss is moments away.

IPL 2021, Qualfier 2: DC vs KKR LIVE TOSS

The live toss between DC's Rishabh Pant and Eoin Morgan is moments away, stay tuned.

IPL 2021, Qualfier 2: DC vs KKR PITCH REPORT

It's pretty cool out here, quite pleasant. The history of pitch No. 4 - the highest score batting first was made by RCB: 156. In the games that came thereafter, no one got past 132, so it seems a little bit of a challenge batting first and that's going to be the key," says Ian Bishop duing pitch report.

(Photo: Sportzpics for IPL)


IPL 2021, Qualifier 2: Here are the squads of Delhi and Kolkata

Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimrom Hetmyar, Shreyas Iyer, Steve Smith, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan, Ben Dwarshuis, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lukman Meriwala, Pravin Dubey, Tom Curran, Umesh Yadav, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sam Billings and Vishnu Vinod.
 
Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Dinesh Karthik, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Karun Nair, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathy, Shubman Gill, Harbhajan Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Pawan Negi, M Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Dube, Tim Southee, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakravarthy, Andre Russel, Ben Cutting, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Sheldon Jackson, Tim Seifert.

(Photo: Avesh Khan of Delhi Capitals and Venkatesh Iyer of Kolkata Knight Riders before the start of the qualifier 2 match of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Delhi Capitals held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on the 13th October 2021, credit: Sportzpics for IPL)
 

IPL 2021, Qualifier 2: Delhi Capitals team news

In Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer, Delhi boast of a solid top order. Pant, along with Shimron Hetmyer, look after the middle order, even as they missed the injured Marcus Stoinis' prowess.
 
Dhawan (618) was the second highest run-scorer in 2020 and has already raked up 551 this season. His opening partner Shaw is also coming off a good game against CSK.
 
On the bowling front, the South African pace duo of Kagiso Rabada (2020 purple cap winner) and Anrich Nortje has proved to a dream pair, having scalped 52 wickets together in 2020.
 
Then there is speedster Avesh Khan, who has taken 23 wickets so far in this season of the tournament, and he will back himself to add to his tally against KKR.

(Photo credit: Sportzpics for IPL)
 

IPL 2021, Qualifier 2: DC vs KKR PREVIEW

Eyeing a maiden IPL title, the fancied Delhi Capitals will face another litmus test in the form of a Kolkata Knight Riders unit brimming with optimism when the two sides lock horns in the second qualifier here on Wednesday.
 
Delhi Capitals failed in their first big test when they lost to Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier and another defeat will mean there will be no more examination for the strong squad, led by India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant.
 
Two-time winners KKR will no doubt take confidence from their victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Monday's eliminator that dashed Virat Kohli's hopes of winning an IPL title with his longstanding franchise.
 
If the emphasis is on momentum and peaking at the right time then KKR will definitely fancy their chances in their next outing, notwithstanding their opponents' resources and depth in lineup.
 
DC, who topped the league stage with as many as 10 wins for a total of 20 points, are well aware of the task that awaits them.
 
Since Australian great Ricky Ponting took over as their coach, Delhi Capitals have grown from strength to strength as they finished second runners up in the 2019 edition before reaching the summit clash last year.
 
This year there aim is to do one better and win the title.
 
They are one of the most balanced sides in the tournament with a formidable batting line-up and a potent pace attack that is aided by seasoned spinners including Ravichandran Ashwin.

(Photo: Sportzpics for IPL)
 

IPL 2021 Qualifier 2, Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders LIVE

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