KKRvsDC Post-match Presentation:-
The Kolkata Knight Riders clashed with the Delhi Capitals at the Narendra Modi Stadium in the 25th match of the Indian Premier League, today. The nation’s capital won the toss and elected to bowl first and set a target for the opposition. The city of joy managed to stagnate a target of 155 for the Delhi Capitals in 20 overs. To this, the latter reacted calmly and chased the target in zero time. The target wasn’t a big one but the way Shaw started, it never looked as if Kolkata were ever in the game. Cummins did get 3 wickets but they came very late. And in the end, the knock from Shaw just blew them away. A scintillating performance from Delhi. KKRvsDC Post-match.
Chasing the total, Shaw started with a bang. He smashed 6 boundaries in the first over itself and set the tone. The shoulders of the opposition players went down from that very moment and they never recovered as Shaw continued to take the bowlers apart. He reached to his half ton in 18 balls and just kept going. Dhawan partnered him well and apart from playing a few classy drives, was happy to get Shaw on strike. And once Shaw got the strike, the destination for the ball was either boundary or six. Dhawan fell and Shaw too failed to close the game. Pant played a couple of big shots before getting dismissed. Eventually, Stoinis hit the winning runs to bag two points for the team
Delhi Vs Kolkata Performance:-
Earlier in the game, on the back of Russell’s blitz, Kolkata managed to cross 150. They didn’t start well. In the middle overs, Gill played a handy inning but he needed to play a few big shots. When he tried, he perished. A mini-collapse happened as Morgan and Narine fell in the same over, with both failing to open their account. However, Russell smashed a few biggies to help the team get to a decent score on the board.
Delhi bowled well most of the innings. Lalit and Axar were superb in their spells and got two apiece. Stoinis bowled one over and managed to get a scalp. Avesh was good in his 4 overs too. Rabada and Ishant failed to get their names in the wickets column and leaked a few runs but Shaw made the mockery of the total while chasing to thump Kolkata
Eoin Morgan, the Kolkata skipper, says they are very disappointed and admits they were slow off the blocks and did not bat well. He broached when a player like Shaw gets going it is difficult to stop. On the other side, Rishabh Pant, the Delhi skipper, mentioned that Shaw is a talented player and if you give him confidence, players like him can do wonders. He says that they were trying to increase the run rate and he told Shaw to not play anything fancy.
KKRvsDC Post-match | Man Of The Match:-
For his superb knock, Prithvi Shaw is named Player of the Match. The young lad scored a valuable 81 runs in just 41 deliveries. Yes! That’s unbelievable. He says that he was not thinking anything, to be honest, and was waiting for the loose ball and he knew where Mavi was going to bowl as he has played with him before. He further adds that he was prepared and he knew that one ball would come to the body but Mavi did not bowl that.
This takes us to an end of another game in this season. Delhi have steamrolled through Kolkata and have boosted their run rate. Kolkata’s struggle continue as this loss will hurt them badly as they have scummed lately.