Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2022 Highlights: Delhi Capitals (150/6) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (146/9) by 4 wickets in Mumbai.
DC vs KKR, Match Review:
Kuldeep Yadav once again emerged as the standout player against his former franchise as Delhi Capitals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets in the Indian Premier League clash on Thursday evening. The spinner scalped four wickets in the three overs he bowled. Riding on his clinical performance, Delhi restricted Kolkata Knight Riders to 146/9 in 20 overs after inviting them to bat first.
In response, Delhi Capitals started the run chase on a shaky note, losing Prithvi Shaw and Mitchell Marsh inside the first two overs. Shaw was dismissed by Umesh Yadav on 0, while Harshit Rana dismissed Marsh on 13 (7). Warner then built a solid 65-run stand with Lalit Yadav, before Umesh broke the partnership, dismissing Warner on 42. Capitals then lost Lalit and Rishabh Pant in quick succession. Axar Patel then tried to restore normalcy before he was run-out on 24 (17).
Rovman Powell then steered the Delhi unit home, finishing the match with a maximum. The tall Windies player returned unbeaten on 33 off 16 balls. Earlier in the evening, Nitish Rana scored 57 off 34 deliveries to help KKR post a respectable total on the board. Shreyas Iyer too chipped in with a crucial 42 off 37 runs in the middle. Andre Russell was dismissed on golden duck.
Rishabh Pant, the captain of Delhi, starts by saying that
It got close but they knew if they take it deep, they will cross the line. Tells that it’s good to have Marsh back and once Khaleel will be back from his injury, they will be at full strength. On Rovman Powell, Pant replies that he has been given the role of a finisher and he has been doing really well. Further says that they don’t want to think too much about the points table at the moment. Wants his players to be clearer with their plans and show a bit more energy on the field. Regarding Kuldeep not bowling his full quota, Pant says that he was not given the fourth over as the ball got really wet.
Kuldeep Yadav, Player of the Match,
Kuldeep Yadav (3-0-14-4) is the Player of the Match! Smiles and says that he has become very strong mentally. Adds that when you fail in life, you get to know where you went wrong. Mentions that he is no longer scared of failure. Picks the wicket of Andre Russell as his favourite, as he set him up. Feels that this is his best season in the Indian T20 League and he has backed his skill. Tells that his focus has been to keep it in the right areas. Calls Yuzvendra Chahal his big brother and tells us that there is no competition with him.