DC vs KKR: Prithvi Shaw scored 82 runs off 41 balls to help DC beat KKR by seven wickets.© BCCI/IPL
Delhi Capitals (DC) batsmen stamped their authority over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowlers’ as they registered a comfortable seven-wicket victory in Match 25 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Ahmedabad. The run-chase started with a bang as DC opener Prithvi Shaw (82 runs off 41 balls) scored six fours against Shivam Mavi in the first over to make his intentions clear from the start. Shikhar Dhawan (46 runs off 47 balls) kept a calm head at the other end as he played the supporting role to perfection. Earlier, KKR batsmen struggled to keep going as they set a modest 155-run target for DC to chase. Andre Russell (45* off 27 balls) finished the innings with some huge sixes to help KKR pass the 150-run mark on the last ball of the innings. This was KKR’s fifth loss in seven games while DC registered their fifth victory this season to occupy the second place in the points table for the time being. (SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Match 25 Highlights Between Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) from Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
DC Win By Seven Wickets!
DC win by seven wickets and 21 balls to spare after a Prithvi Shaw-blitz and a mature head by Shikhar Dhawan took them home comfortably.
KKR bowlers were taken to cleaners, specially Mavi who was at the receiving end of devastating Shaw-show.
This was DC’s fifth win in seven games while KKR lost their fifth game in seven matches so far this season.
That’s all from the DC vs KKR blog for today, do join us with more exciting IPL action tomorrow. Till then, goodbye and take care.
Pant departs for 16 runs while trying to hit cummins for a six and finish the game in style.
Cummins takes his third.
DC cruising as Pant hits a four on the off side.
Shaw departs for 82 runs while trying to hit Cummins over the in-field.
End to a magnificent innings.
Pant joins the show.
Fuor + Six!
Pant scores a six and a four off Krishna as DC are cruising towards victory.
Need 9 runs off just 31 balls
Krishna gives away a free-hit but only a single is scored off that.
DC need 22 runs off 34 balls.
Cummins grabs Dhawan lbw for 46 runs off 47 balls.
DC still need 23 runs off 37 balls.
Dhawan dispatches Cummins for a leg-side six.
DC need 23 runs to win in 39 balls.
DC 123/0 In 13!
DC batters are displaying no chinks in their armour as they race to 123 runs without losing a single wicket.
Need only 32 runs off 42 balls.
Shaw hits 6 off Narine on the leg side with so ease.
DC need 36 runs off 47 balls.
DC reach 95/0 in 10 overs.
Blasting start makes DC’s chase easier. Shaw 63 runs off 25 balls while Dhawan is at 30 runs off 35 balls. Need 60 runs off 60 balls.
Shaw dropped on 55 runs by Gill at long-on off Varun Chakravarthy.
What a let-off! DC 91/0 in 9.2 overs.
DC Rallying Along!
DC reach 84/0 in 9 overs.
Need 71 runs in 66 balls to win.
Dhawan and Shaw gather one four each against Cummins in the 9th over.
DC 81/0 in 9 overs.
Prithvi Shaw reaches 50 in just 18 balls.
Can he go on and reach triple figures? DC 72/0 in 7.1 overs.
Unbelievable partnership this, still going strong.
Dhawan and Shaw going strong as first timeout of the innings is taken.
Powerplay Ends, DC 67/0!
Where was Cummins all this while?
He gives away only 1 run in his first over, bowling his team’s 6th.
Dhawan reaches 200 fours for DC.
Shaw opens face of the bat and cuts one in the gully region for a four off Krishna’s let ball.Shaw has raced to 48 runs off 15 balls.
DC reach 66/0 in 5 overs. Are we looking at an early end to the game?
Dhawan greets Prasidh Krishna with a beautiful-looking cover drive.
DC 61/0 in 4.1 overs.
Six And A Four!
Shaw hit Narine for a six and a four in the same region in the same over.
Can any bowler stop Shaw now?
DC openers Shaw and Dhawan have started in epic fashion by reaching fifty in only 3.4 overs.
Prithvi Shaw added his fifth four in the second over.
DC race to 35 in 2 overs.
What an achievement by young Prithvi!
Remarkable start by Shaw.
Six fours in the first six ball. Yes you read that right!
Shaw has blasted records here with six hits in the first over itself. DC 25/1 in 1 over.
Four In Four!
Shaw hits one more in the covers to gather his fourth consecutive four off Mavi.
What a start by the youngster!
Shaw powers his way to three fours in the opening three balls to make his intent very clear.
DC 13/0 in 0.3.
We Are Underway!
Openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan in the middle to face Shivam Mavi up first.
21:15 (IST)Andre Russell finished with some huge hits over the fence to take KKR beyond the 150-run mark on the last ball of the innings.
DC bowlers kept a check on the run-rate throughout the innings with Stoinis, Axar and Lalit Yadav all chipping in with wickets.
DC openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan will look to give a solid start for their team to build upon as they chase 155 for victory to earn their fifth win of the tournament.
Stay tuned for the run-chase!
Russell finishes with some much-needed sixes.
Russell finishes with a huge six.
Cummins hits two fours in the last over.
Can KKR finish big?
Russell ends a brilliant over for KKR with two successive sixes.
The West Indian has changed his gears now. KKR 141/6 in 19 overs.
Russell hits a four on the on side off a Rabada full-toss.
The wait for a Russell-show has ended.
Russell blasts one on the off-side off Avesh Khan.
KKR 121/6 in 17.5 overs.
KKR lose their sixth as Karthik departs for 14 runs off 10 balls through an LBW appeal the very next ball after hitting Patel for a boundary.
KKR 109/6 in 16.2 overs.
Karthik hits Patel for a four on the leg-side.
KKR 109/5 in 16.1 overs.
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