IPL 2020, KKR vs DC HIGHLIGHTS: Varun's 5-wicket haul takes KKR to victory

Kolkata knight riders team during KKR vs SRH at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Photo by: Rahul Goyal / Sportzpics for BCCI
In today’s afternoon match of the Indian Premier league 2020 (IPL 2020), Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Delhi Capitals by 59 runs at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Varun Chakravarthy broke the back of Delhi's batting line-up with a 5-wicket haul. 

Earlier, DC won the toss and opted to field. Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine put up 115 runs for the fourth wicket to help Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) get over a poor start to their innings and post 194/6 in 20 overs against Delhi Capitals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Saturday.
KKR were tottering at 42/3 in the eighth over when Narine, sent in ahead of captain Eoin Morgan, joined Rana in the middle. The West Indies spinner has been having a lean run with the bat but on Saturday, he turned the tide in KKR's favour hitting six fours and four sixes.

Narine fell in the 17th over to Rabada but Rana carried on. He was finally dismissed on the penultimate ball of the innings on 81 by Marcus Stoinis. Stoinis then dismissed Morgan off the very next ball with the England captain on 17 off 9 balls.

Rabada and Anrich Nortje tore into the KKR top order. Both ended the match with two wickets each.

 Check 2020 IPL points table and team standings here 

IPL live score: KKR vs DC full scorecard

 

 

 

KKR vs DC scorecard: Kolkata Knigh Riders innings

Batsman Dismissal Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Shubman Gill c Axar b Nortje 9 8 2 0
Nitish Rana c Tushar Deshpande b Stoinis 81 53 13 1
Rahul Tripathi b Nortje 16 19 1 0
Dinesh Karthik c Pant b Rabada 3 6 0 0
Sunil Narine c Rahane b Rabada 64 32 6 4
Eoin Morgan c Rabada b Stoinis 17 9 2 1
Pat Cummins not out 0 0 0 0
Total: 194-6 in 20 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Tushar Deshpande 4 0 40 0
Anrich Nortje 4 0 27 2
Kagiso Rabada 4 0 33 2
Axar Patel 1 0 7 0
Marcus Stoinis 4 0 41 2
R Ashwin 3 0 45 0

KKR vs DC playing 11

Delhi Capitals has dropped its young opener Prithvi Shaw and picked Ajinkya Rahane while Anrich Nortje replaced Daniel Sams. Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders brought Sunil Narine in place of Tom Banton while Kamlesh Nagarkoti preferred over Kuldeep Yadav.

KKR playing 11:  Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy.

DC playing 11:  Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Tushar Deshpande, Anrich Nortje

 

Who holds orange and purple caps in 2020 IPL? Check here

 

IPL live score: KKR vs DC full scorecard

 

 

 


LIVE UPDATES

DC live score after 20 Overs: 135-9

 
 
Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 W 0 ; Delhi Capitals:  135-9
 
Lockie into the attack
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: OUT!! Tushar hits it to long on but Morgan takes the catch
 
Ball 4: Single
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: Tushar picks one
 
Ball 1: Ashwin picks one

DC live score after 19 Overs: 132-8

 
 
Over Summary: 4 1 0 0 W 0 ; Delhi Capitals:  132-8
 
Cummins continues
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: OUT!! Rabada strikes but Rahul Tripathi takes a simple catch at long on
 
Ball 4: No run
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: Single
 
Ball 1: FOUR!! Ashwin hits it to extra cover region

DC live score after 18 Overs: 127-7

 
 
Over Summary: 1 1 4 0 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals:  127-7
 
Chakravarhty into his last over
 
Ball 6: Single to long off
 
Ball 5: Single to deep mid wicket
 
Ball 4: No run
 
Ball 3: FOUR!! One bounce and the ball clears the boundary
 
Ball 2: Ashwin picks one
 
Ball 1: Rabada picks one

DC live score after 17 Overs: 119-7

 
 
Over Summary: 1 0 0 1 1 4 ; Delhi Capitals:  119-7
 
Cummins back into the attack
 
Ball 6: FOUR!! 
 
Ball 5: Single
 
Ball 4: Single
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: No run
 
Ball 1: Rabada picks one

DC live score after 16 Overs: 112-7

 
 
Over Summary: W 0 1 1 W 0 ; Delhi Capitals:  112-7
 
Varun continues
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: BOWLED!! Axar is totally stunned as the ball hits the wickets
 
Ball 4: Single
 
Ball 3: Single
 
Ball 2: Chakravarthy to Axar, no run
 
Ball 1: OUT!! Stoinis looks to hit Varun but even he falls short of the distance, DC loses 6th

DC live score after 15 Overs: 110-5

 
 
Over Summary: 1 6 1 2 1 0  ; Delhi Capitals:  110-5
 
Narine continues
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: Single
 
Ball 4: Stoinis picks two
 
Ball 3: Single
 
Ball 2: SIX!! Axar slams it out into the fence
 
Ball 1: Narine to Stoinis, single

DC live score after 14 Overs: 99-3

 
 
Over Summary: 1 W W 1 Wd 1 1  ; Delhi Capitals:  99-5
 
Chakravarthy continues
 
Ball 6: Stoinis picks one
 
Ball 5: Wide, single
 
Ball 4: Chakravarthy to Stoinis, 1 run
 
Ball 3: OUT!! After Hetmyer, it's Shreyas Iyer as he attempts the same but gets caught at long on 
 
Ball 2: OUT!! Hetmyer looks to hit big but falls short of distance as Tripathi takes a catch at long on
 
Ball 1: Iyer picks one

DC live score after 13 Overs: 94-3

Over Summary: 3 1 2 0 1 6  ; Delhi Capitals:  94-3  ; Sheyas Iyer (46), Shimron Hetmyer (10)

Sunil Narine [2.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Hetmyer wallopes towards long-on for a GIGANTIC SIX.
 
Ball 5: Iyer drags towards mid-wicket pocket for a single.
 
Ball 4: Iyer hits towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 3: Shreyas Iyer smashes straight down the ground for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: Hetmyer hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 1: Iyer scoops over keeper for three runs.

DC live score after 12 Overs: 81-3; Pant departs

Over Summary: 0 W 1 1 1 2 ; Delhi Capitals:  81-3  ; Sheyas Iyer (40), Shimron Hetmyer (3)
 
Varun Chakravarthy, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Hetmyer collects a couple of runs towards deep mid-wicket
 
Ball 5: Shreyas Iyer hits towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 4: Hetmyer pushes towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 3: Shreyas Iyer collects a single towards sweeper cover.
 
Shimron Hetmyer, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 2: Pant sweeps for a bigge but manages only a top edge and holed up to deep square leg, GONE. Pant c Shubman Gill b Chakravarthy 27(33) [4s-2 6s-1]
 
Ball 1: DOT

DC live score after 11 Overs: 76-2

Over Summary: 2 4 4 1 1 0 ; Delhi Capitals:  76-2  ; Sheyas Iyer (38), Rishabh Pant (27)

Ferguson continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Pant collects a single towards square leg.
 
Ball 4: Iyer hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 3: Shreyas Iyer smashes towards deep extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Shreyas Iyer chips over mid-off for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Shreyas Iyer collects a couple of runs towards fine leg.

DC live score after 10 Overs: 64-2

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals:  64-2  ; Sheyas Iyer (17), Rishabh Pant (26)

Sunil Narine continues....

Ball 6: Iyer collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Pant collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Iyer works towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 3: Pant collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Sheyas Iyer whips towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 1: Pant collects a single towards long-off.

DC live score after 9 Overs: 58-2

Over Summary: 0 4 1 1 0 1 ; Delhi Capitals:  58-2  ; Sheyas Iyer (24), Rishabh Pant (23)

Ferguson continues....

Ball 6: Pant pats towards extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 5: Pant squeezes the yorker towards mid-on for no run.
 
Ball 4: Shreyas Iyer pushes towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 3: Pant glances towards deep fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Pant smashes towards cow corner for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: DOT

DC live score after 8 Overs: 51-2

Over Summary: Wd 2 2 1 0 0 1 ; Delhi Capitals:  51-2  ; Sheyas Iyer (23), Rishabh Pant (17)

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

Ball 6: Pant punches towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 5: Pant comes down the wicket and defends back to bowler.
 
Ball 4: Pant hits back to bowler.
 
Ball 3: Iyer hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 2: Iyer works towards deep square leg for a couple of runs.

Ball 1: Iyer glances towards fine leg for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: WIDE down the leg side

DC live score after 7 Overs: 44-2

Over Summary: 0 2 4 0 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals:  44-2  ; Sheyas Iyer (18), Rishabh Pant (16)

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

Ball 6: Shreyas Iyer drives towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 5: Pant collects a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Pant carves through backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Pant pulls towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Pant works towards mid-wicket for no run.

DC live score after 6 Overs: 36-2

Over Summary: 1 0 1 0 0 1 ; Delhi Capitals:  36-2  ; Sheyas Iyer (17), Rishabh Pant (9)

Nagarkoti continues...

Ball 6: Pant taps towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 5: Pant taps towards point for no run.
 
Ball 4:  DOT
 
Ball 3: A single for Shreyas Iyer.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Pant pulls towards deep square leg for a single.

DC live score after 5 Overs: 33-2

Over Summary: 0 6 0 0 N NL1 1 Wd 1 ; Delhi Capitals:  33-2  ; Sheyas Iyer (16), Rishabh Pant (7)

Prasidh Krishna [1.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6:  A single for Pant.

Ball 5: FREE HIT, A short delivery and Iyer pulls towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Ball 5: FREE HIT, A short delivery hit Pant on helmet, one leg byes taken. NO BALL CALLED.
 
Ball 5: NO BALL
 
Ball 4: DOt
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Pant smashes over short fine leg for SIX.
 
Ball 1: DOT

DC live score after 4 Overs: 21-2

Over Summary: 0 0 4 4 0 0 ; Delhi Capitals:  21-2  ; Sheyas Iyer (15), Rishabh Pant (0)

Kamlesh Nagarkoti, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Shreyas Iyer flicks again towards same region for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Shreyas Iyer flicks towards deep backward square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

DC live score after 3 Overs: 13-2; Cummins castles Dhawan

Over Summary: 1 0 W 0 0 0 ; Delhi Capitals:  13-2  ; Sheyas Iyer (7), Rishabh Pant (0)

Cummins continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Pant defends.
 
Ball 4: Rishabh Pant, left handed bat, comes to the crease and punches towards point.
 
Ball 3: Cummins goes through Dhawan defences and rattles his off stump, BOWLED. Dhawan b Cummins 6(6) [4s-1]
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Shreyas Iyer collects a single.

DC live score after 2 Overs: 12-1

Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 1 4 ; Delhi Capitals:  12-1  ; Sheyas Iyer (6), Shikhar Dhawan (6)

Prasidh Krishna, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Dhawan drives through extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Shreyas Iyer collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Dhawan collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Shreyas Iyer collects a single towards mid-on.
 
Ball 1: Dhawan collects a single.

DC live score after 1 Over: 4-1

Over Summary: W 4 0 0 0 0 ; Delhi Capitals:  4-1  ; Sheyas Iyer (4), Shikhar Dhawan (0)
 
Rahane and Dhawan at the crease. Rahane on strike. Cummins opens the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4:  DOT
 
Ball 3:  DOT
 
Ball 2:  Shreyas Iyer, right handed bat, comes to the crease and drives through mid-on for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: A straight delivery on the stumps and Rahane fails to put bat on ball while defending, hits him on the pads, PLUMB. GONE. Rahane lbw b Cummins 0(1)

KKR live score after 20 Overs: 194-6

Over Summary: 0 2 4 4 W W ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  194-6  ; Eoin Morgan (17), Pat Cummins (0)

Marcus Stoinis [3.0-0-31-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Another short delivery, Morgan goes for a pull shot but manages only top edge, Rabada takes the catch at fine leg region. Morgan c Rabada b Stoinis 17(9) [4s-2 6s-1]

Pat Cummins, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 5: A short and wide delivery, Rana tries to play a flat batted shot, manages only top edge and Deshpande takes the skier at backward square leg. Nitish Rana c Tushar Deshpande b Stoinis 81(53) [4s-13 6s-1]
 
Ball 4: Rana slices towards deep point for FOUR
 
Ball 3: A short and wide slog delivery, Rana gets an inside edge through short fine leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Rana collects a couple of runs towards deep backward point.
 
Ball 1: Rana tries to scoop over keeper, misses. DOT

KKR live score after 19 Overs: 184-4

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 6 4 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  184-4  ; Nitish Rana (71), Eoin Morgan (13)

Rabada continues...

Ball 6: Morgan cuts between backward point and short third man for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: A juicy full toss and Morgan wallopes straight down the groundf for SIX.
 
Ball 4: Rana collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Morgan hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 2: Rana collects a single towards cover.
 
Ball 1: Morgan collects a single towards short fine leg.

KKR live score after 18 Overs: 170-4

Over Summary: 0 4 0 1 0 4 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  170-4  ; Nitish Rana (69), Eoin Morgan (5)

Anrich Nortje [3.0-0-18-2] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Rana smashes just wide of backward square leg fielder for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Morgan collects a single towards extra cover.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Morgan chips over mid-off for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: DOT

KKR live score after 17 Overs: 161-4; Rabada scalps Narine

Over Summary: 4 0 0 Wd2 W 0 4 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  161-4  ; Nitish Rana (65), Eoin Morgan (0)

Kagiso Rabada [2.0-0-9-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A short delivery, Rana gets a top edge over short fine leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Rana hits towards extra cover for no run.

Eoin Morgan, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Ball 4: Narine smashes towards deep backward square leg and holed up to Rahane, GONE. Narine c Rahane b Rabada 64(32) [4s-6 6s-4]
 
Ball 4: 2 WIDES
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Rana swings hard and gets an top edge over short third man for FOUR.

KKR live score after 16 Overs: 151-3

Over Summary: Wd 0 0 2 1 1 4 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  151-3  ; Nitish Rana (64), Sunil Narine (57)

Tushar Deshpande [3.0-0-31-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Narine hits through  mid-off for FOUR,
 
Ball 5: Rana collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Narine collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Narine collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: DOT

Ball 1: DOT
 
Ball 1: WIDE

KKR live score after 15 Overs: 142-3

Over Summary: 4 2 6 1 2 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  142-3  ; Nitish Rana (56), Sunil Narine (57)

Ashwin [2.0-0-30-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Rana collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: Narine collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Narine smashes SIX towards cow corner.
 
Ball 2: Narine goes for big slog towards leg side and dropped, two runs taken. Narine completes his FIFTY.
 
Ball 1: Narine smashes towards deep extra cover for FOUR.

KKR live score after 14 Overs: 127-3; Narine hitting big

Over Summary: 6 4 Wd 0 0 1 4 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  127-3  ; Nitish Rana (54), Sunil Narine (44)

Marcus Stoinis [2.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Rana smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Narine collects a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 3: WIDE
 
Ball 2: Narine whacks over extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: A short delivery and Narine smoked it towards deep square leg for SIX.

KKR live score after 13 Overs: 111-3; Rana hits FIFTY

Over Summary: 0 1 1 1 1 4 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  111-3  ; Nitish Rana (50), Sunil Narine (33)

Anrich Nortje [2.0-0-10-2] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Rana hits a FOUR and completes his FIFTY. 
 
Ball 5: Narine collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Rana collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Narine collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Rana collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

KKR live score after 12 Overs: 103-3

Over Summary: 4 1 6 1 4 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  103-3  ; Nitish Rana (44), Sunil Narine (31)

Ashwin back in the attack....

Ball 6: Rana sweeps towards deep backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 5: Rana plays an inside out shot over extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Narine slogs towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 3: Narine remains on backfoot and hammers towards cow corner for SIX.
 
Ball 2: Rana drives towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 1: Rana reverse sweeps over short third man for FOUR

KKR live score after 11 Overs: 86-3

Over Summary: 4 4 0 1 L1 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  86-3  ; Nitish Rana (34), Sunil Narine (24)

Marcus Stoinis [1.0-0-5-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Rana collects a single towards deep mid-wicket. 
 
Ball 5: Narine collects a leg byes for KKR.
 
Ball 4: A single for Rana.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Another slow delivery and Rana cuts again towards same region for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: A slow delivery and Rana cuts towards point for FOUR.

KKR live score after 10 Overs: 75-3

Over Summary: 4 2 1 6 1 4 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  75-3  ; Nitish Rana (24), Sunil Narine (24)

Tushar Deshpande [2.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Narine smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Rana collects a single.
 
Ball 4: A back of length delivery and Rana swivels on the crease, hits towards square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 3: Narine collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Narine collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: A short delivery and Narines smashes it towards over point for FOUR.

KKR live score after 9 Overs: 57-3

Over Summary: 0 6 4 1 1 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  57-3  ; Nitish Rana (17), Sunil Narine (13)

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

Ball 6: Narine collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Rana collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Narine collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Narine gets an outside edge towards third man for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Narine smashes straight down the ground for SIX.
 
Ball 1: DOT

KKR live score after 8 Overs: 44-3; Rabada scalps Karthik

Over Summary: 1 W 0 Wd 0 1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  44-3  ; Nitish Rana (15), Sunil Narine (1)

Kagiso Rabada [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Narine collects a single.

Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 4: WIDE
 
Ball 3: Sunil Narine, left handed bat, comes to the crease and leaves the short delivery to the keeper.
 
Ball 2: Karthik gets an outside edge as he tries to work on leg side, GONE. Karthik c Pant b Rabada 3(6)
 
Ball 1: Rana collects a single.

KKR live score after 7 Overs: 41-2

Over Summary: 1 0 1 1 Wd 1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  41-2  ; Nitish Rana (15), Dinesh Karthik (3)

Marcus Stoinis, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT

Ball 5: Rana collects a single.
 
Ball 5: WIDE
 
Ball 4: Karthik drags towards backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: Rana collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Karthik nudges towards mid-wicket for a single.

KKR live score after 6 Overs: 36-2; Nortje cleans up Tripathi

Over Summary: 4 1 1 W 0 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  36-2  ; Nitish Rana (13), Dinesh Karthik (1)

Anrich Nortje [1.0-0-3-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Karthik collects a single towards fine leg.
 
Ball 5: Dinesh Karthik, right handed bat, comes to the crease and Nortje beats him outside off with a peach of delivery.
 
Ball 4: Nortje cleans up Tripathi by a perfect yorker. Tripathi b Nortje 13(12) [4s-1]
 
Ball 3: Rana collects a single towards deep backward square leg.
 
Ball 2: Tripathi drives towards wide of mid-off fielder for a single.
 
Ball 1: Tripathi moves leg side and slices over backward point for FOUR.

KKR live score after 5 Overs: 29-1

Over Summary: 2 0 0 1 4 0  ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  29-1  ; Nitish Rana (12), Rahul Tripathi (8)

Axar Patel, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A half tracker and Rana drags towards cow corner for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Tripathi collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Tripathi goes inside out towards wide of long-off fielder for a couple of runs.

KKR live score after 4 Overs: 22-1

Over Summary: 0 0 1 2 2 1   ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  22-1  ; Nitish Rana (8), Rahul Tripathi (5)

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

Ball 6: Tripathi collects a single towards third man.
 
Ball 5: Tripathi hits over mid-off for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: A short delivery and Tripathi hits over mid-on for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Rana collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1:  Rana dabs towards backward point for no run.

KKR live score after 3 Overs: 16-1

Over Summary: 0 4 0 0 1 0   ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  16-1  ; Nitish Rana (7), Rahul Tripathi (0)

Deshpande continues...

Ball 6: Tripathi dabs towards backwards point for no run.
 
Ball 5: Rana gets an thick outside edge towards third man for a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: A short delivery and Rana pulls towards deep square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: DOT

KKR live score after 2 Overs: 11-1; Nortje scalps Gill

Over Summary: 0 1 1 1 W 0   ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  11-1  ; Nitish Rana (2), Rahul Tripathi (0)

Anrich Nortje, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Rahul Tripathi, right handed bat, comes to the crease and gets beaten outside off. DOT
 
Ball 5: Gill cuts straight to backward point, GONE. Shubman Gill c Axar b Nortje 9(8) [4s-2]
 
Ball 4: Rana gets an thick outside edge towards third man for a single.
 
Ball 3: Gill clips the ball on the pads towards deep fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Rana steers down to third man for a single.
 
Ball 1: Nortje starts his spell with  a slow delivery outside off, beats Rana outside off. 

KKR live score after 1 Over: 8-0

Over Summary: 0 4 0 0 4 0   ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  8-0  ; Shubman Gill (8), Nitish Rana (0)

Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana are at the crease. Shubman Gill is on strike. Tushar Deshpande will open the attack

Ball 6: Gill blocks towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 5: Gill flicks between mid-wicket and mid-on for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Gill cuts through backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Gill hits towards cover for no run.

WATCH KKR vs DC toss result today

Delhi Capitals wins the toss and elects to bowl first at Abu Dhabi. Both the teams has made two changes each.


DC playing 11

Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Tushar Deshpande, Anrich Nortje

KKR playing 11

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Will Narine find a place in KKR playing 11?

KKR won only one match and lost 4 matches without Narine

Key bowlers for KKR

New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson has, undoubtedly, strengthened KKR's bowling but the others - Pat Cummins and Prasidh Krishna - need to hand an equal support to the Kiwi.
 
Meanwhile, Kuldeep Yadav and Varun Chakravarthy will look after the spin attack on a track that has assisted the spinners in the recent past.

Key bowler for Delhi Capitals

In the bowling department, in-form pacer Kagiso Rabada will once again try to put the KKR batsmen in trouble along with his South African compatriot Anrich Nortze, who missed the last match against KXIP but is likely to make a return against KKR.
 
Axar Patel and ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will once again look to use the conditions effectively to get the breakthroughs in the middle overs.

Key batsmen for Delhi Capitals

Young Prithvi Shah's last four outings include two ducks while captain Shreyas Iyer has struggled to regain his form with the bat he showed in much of the first half of the league stage since sustaining a side-strain.
 
Rishabh Pant had made a comeback from injury in the previous game but the dashing stumper is yet to regain his momentum with the bat.

KKR and DC win/loss record at Abu Dhabi

KKR: Played 10, Won 5, Lost 5
DC: Played 3, Won 0, Lost 3

PITCH REPORT

 It's pitch number 3 on the square. 74 metre boundary on one side square of the wicket, 62 metre on the other side, while 79 metre straight down the ground. There's nice growth of grass on the surface. Hoping the sun will dry it out and the grass will allow the ball to slide on. It will be a little bit two paced, said Ian Bishop during KKR vs DC pitch report

KKR record at Abu Dhabi in IPL 2020

Played: 7
Won: 4

DC vs KKR playing 11 prediction

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (capt), Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje/Daniel Sams, Tushar Deshpande
 
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (capt), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell/Tom Banton, Pat Cummins/Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav

DC squad for IPL 2020

Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (c), Kagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Alex Carey, Mohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Lalit Yadav, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Tushar Deshpande, Rishabh Pant, Harshal Patel, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Daniel Sams.

KKR squad for IPL 2020

Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (c), Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Tom Banton, Siddhesh Lad, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrior, Shivam Mavi, Rinku Singh, Chris Green, M Siddharth and Nikhil Naik.

IPL 2020, Match 42: KKR vs DC preview

Table-toppers Delhi Capitals would expect more from their batsmen after an underwhelming performance in the loss to Kings XI Punjab when they take on a low-on-confidence Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL game here on Saturday.

For Delhi, opener Shikhar Dhawan has been in brilliant form but even his record-setting hundred was not enough to save the side from a defeat against Kings XI Punjab for lack of contribution from other batters.

Young Prithvi Shaw needs to bat with more responsibility at the top since Dhawan may not be able to rescue the side all the time. Shaw's last four innings have included two ducks.

Skipper Shreyas Iyer too has not been hitting the ball as fluently as he was before suffering a side strain. Rishabh Pant, who made a comeback from injury against Punjab, too has not yet set the stage on fire.


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