Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) crushed Delhi Capitals (DC) by three wickets to move up to third on the table. KKR defeated DC by 3 wickets.

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Nitish Rana was KKR’s star in the run chase.

Pursuing 128 to win, KKR lose opener Venkatesh Iyer and batsman Rahul Tripathi to Lalit Yadav and Avesh Khan. Kagiso Rabada and R Ashwin then, at that point, struck two additional blows to eliminate Shubman Gill and captain Eoin Morgan. Which shook KKR’s pursuit. In that case, Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine dispatched a counter assault. One that gave KKR an opening. Narine fell attempting to finish things off in style. However Rana applied the final details with 10 balls to go.


Smith and Pant helped Delhi reach 127.

In the first innings, DC were limited to 127/9. KKR got two early wickets after captain Morgan won the toss and chose for bowl. Lockie Ferguson stopped the perilous Shikhar Dhawan, while Narine disposed of Shreyas Iyer.
Ferguson then, at that point, gotten his second wicket, getting the wicket of the set Steve Smith for 39. It was then Venkatesh Iyer, who got his maiden IPL wicket and followed it with another. Rishabh Pant scored 39 off 36, the main man for DC as a whirlwind of wickets in the last five overs kept them from breaking the 130-run mark.

Somewhat of an uneven ride however Kolkata have reached home securely! A target of 128 was continually going to be precarious on this slow surface however the positive attitude of Kolkata made it simple for them. Their openers by and by prevailed with regards to establishing the platform and in spite of losing two wickets in the powerplay, Kolkata figured out how to score modestly. Delhi released their attack of spinners and it turned out to be somewhat alarming for Kolkata at one phase. There were a couple of moments when the pursuit began to float away from them yet Nitish Rana stood toward one side like a rock and his helpful stands with Dinesh Karthik and Sunil Narine helped the 2-time champions in achieving the target.

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