Highlights, IPL 2019, DC vs KKR Match 10: It was the perfect advertisement for T20 cricket as Delhi Capitals (DC) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by three runs in the Super Over after the match ended in a tie at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday. Chasing 186, DC finished on 185/6 as the crowd witnessed some high-quality action. Batting first in the Super Over, Delhi managed just 10/1 with Prasidh Krishna bowling a tight line. In reply, KKR lost Andre Russell for just 4 as Kagiso Rabada bowled a perfect yorker. He followed it up with a few perfect deliveries to defend the total and win the game for Delhi. Earlier, what KKR all-rounder Andre Russell did, Prithvi Shaw did better. But nerves got the better of the DC batsmen as the match ended in a tie and went into the Super Over. Needing to defend six runs off the final over of the innings, Kuldeep Yadav showed nerves of steel as the Delhi batsmen failed to score them on a Kotla wicket turning square. With 2 required off the last ball, Colin Ingram was run out while completing the second run. (SCORECARD)
HIGHLIGHTS, DC vs KKR MATCH 10 in DELHI
00.20 IST: Kagiso Rabada has done it! The Delhi players are pumped up. What a bowler, what an over. When 11 was needed you surely would have backed Kolkata with the firepower they had but it was Rabada who held his nerves, showed why he is one of the best going around and has ensured the home fans will go home with a smile on their face. Now then, the game firstly should have never come to this point. Delhi were cruising, first they had Kolkata down and out with the ball 61 for 5 but a tremendous recovery courtesy their skipper and Russell with both scoring half tons saw them post a total which all believed to be above par.
00.15 IST: Delhi Capitals (185/6, 10/1) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (185/8, 7/1) by 3 runs in Super Over at Feroz Shah Kotla.
00.13 IST: BOWLED! The middle stump has gone for a walk! What a ball. A perfect yorker, at the base of middle, Russell backs away, aiming to go off side but misses. The LED bails illuminate and Delhi are a wicket away from a win! Kolkata 4/0 on 3 balls, need 7 more to win vs Delhi
00.11 IST: FOUR! A good delivery but an excellent shot. A boundary to begin with. A low full toss on the pads, it is flicked through square leg for a boundary. Kolkata 4/0 on 1 ball, need 7 more to win vs Delhi
00.08 IST: 10 runs is what Delhi have managed! Kolkata will surely be the happier side now. Just the one bad ball bowled by Prasidh Krishna which was hit for a boundary, on the rest of the deliveries, he was spot on with his variation. Pant never got hit timing right and the question can surely be raised, why wasn’t Shaw sent out to bat. Now though it is on their bowlers to defend this but it will be the visitors who would be the favorites. It is a no-brainer as Andre Russell is the one walking out, the question is who would partner him? Dinesh Karthik? Chris Lynn? Well, it is the former, the skipper is leading from the front and taken the onus onto him. The West Indian will be on strike and he will face Rabada.
00.04 IST: DELHI FINISH ON 10/1. Terrific bowling from Prasidh Krishna. Full and outside off, pretty wide and slower in pace, Pant looks to play the reverse sweep but only gets a top edge. The ball lands in front of Dinesh Karthik.
00.02 IST: Full and wide outside off, Pant reaches out and slices it over cover. Chawla gets across from wide long off and keeps the batsmen to a couple.
23.59 IST: FOUR! Poor bowling. Short and down the leg side, Iyer gets across and just helps it to the fine leg fence! 2 BALLS, 5 RUNS!
23.59 IST: Pant pulls the short ball to deep mid-wicket. A single to begin. DC 1/0 in 0.1 overs vs KKR
23.56 IST: Delhi have thrown it away and out of the blues Kolkata have taken this to the Super Over. 18 were required off 18 but Delhi have somehow lost the plot. Pant played a few reckless shot before giving his wicket away. Shaw after a tremendous innings was unfortunate to miss out on a top by a run. 6 were needed in the last over and Kuldeep and it was Kuldeep who held his nerve and given Kolkata another change to take all two points. Now it is the hosts who will batting first as they were batting second. The two batsmen walking out are Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant. Prasidh Krishna is given the responsibility to bowl it.
23.53 IST: RUN-OUT! We have a SUPER OVER! Ingram sweeps it through square leg. They taken one and then they have tp go for the second which is just not on. Uthappa picks the ball up and throws it to the keeper who collects it and whips the bails off. Delhi Capitals (185/6) tie their match with Kolkata Knight Riders (185/8) at Feroz Shah Kotla. P Shaw 99, S Iyer 43, Kuldeep 2/41
23.49 IST: FOUR! Ingram does not think there is any twist in the tale. He belters this short ball on off over mid-wicket for a boundary.
23.45 IST: OUT! Ferguson removes Prithvi Shaw for 99, would you believe it? On 99 Prithvi does not look to run it down to third man or anything. He looks to pull it over the mid-wicket fence. He top edges it and the ball lobs up high in the air. It goes to the right of Dinesh Karthik. He calls for the catch and takes it. An excellent knock from the young star comes to an end. To the sheer disappointment of the crowd and for him he departs. Is there the twist in the tale? DC need 12 off 9 balls vs KKR, but two new batmen out in the middle.
23.41 IST: OUT! Rishabh Pant has thrown it away. Very reckless and poor from someone who has international experience under his belt. He has probably given Kolkata a sniff here. There was no need to go for something audacious when singles would do the job. Pant has different ideas though. He has tried slogging the last two balls of this over but missed. This time he gets bat to ball, however, it is off the toe-end and he holes out at deep mid-wicket where Chawla accepts a dolly. DC 171/3 in 18 overs, need 15 runs to win vs KKR (186/8)
23.31 IST: FOUR! MISFIELD! It is from the last man you would expect, Andre Russell. Shaw now only 5 runs away. This is on a length and around off, Shaw drives it straight down the ground. Russell makes good ground to his left but lets the ball through. Three boundaries in the over. Delhi Capitals 166/2 in 16.4 overs, need 20 runs to win vs Kolkata Knight Riders (185/8)
23.29 IST: FOUR! Pant 15 short of a ton now! Poor delivery to begin with. Down the leg side with fine leg up is a bad idea. Shaw flicks it to the fine leg fence. DC 156/2 in 16.1 overs, need 30 runs to win vs KKR (186/8)
23.25 IST: FOUR! He will also play the cut shot if you offer width. It is short once again and outside off. Shaw waits for it and cuts it over point for the second boundary in the over.
23.18 IST: FOUR! Top class! Not a very bad delivery this. It is fired slightly short and around off. Shaw goes back and then punches it over covers for another boundary. Delhi Capitals 138/2 in 14.5 overs, need 48 runs to win vs Kolkata Knight Riders (185/8)
23.15 IST: FOUR! That is smoked. Good length delivery on middle and leg, Pant pulls it through square leg for a boundary. Delhi 132/2 in 14 overs, need 54 runs to win vs Kolkata (185/8)
23.07 IST: FOUR! No matter who the bowler is tonight, Shaw has no respite for anyone. Welcomes Rana with a boundary. Short and outside off, Prithvi plays it late and through point for a boundary. Ideal start to the over.
23.05 IST: OUT! Yes it is a clean catch and Shreyas Iyer has to walk back. Gill is a happy man now. Full ball once again on middle and leg, Iyer looks to loft it over the mid-wicket fielder. He does not time it well and this time Gill makes no mistake and takes a good catch on the edge of the rope. The umpire goes upstairs to see whether it is a clean catch or not. Replays roll in and shows Gill takes it just a few millimeters away from the rope. The dropped catch does not cost much and a wonderful knock from the Delhi skipper comes to an end. Delhi Capitals 116/2 in 12 overs, need 70 runs to win vs Kolkata Knight Riders (185/8)
23.04 IST: Has that been taken? Gill claims he has but the umpire wants to have a look.
23.03 IST: FOUR! How has Shubman Gill dropped that? That should have been taken. Full length delivery on middle and leg, Iyer flicks it uppishly towards deep mid-wicket. Shubman Gill stationed there takes it too lightly and drops a simple catch. Not only that it goes for a boundary too. Delhi 116/1 in 11.5 overs, need 70 runs to win vs Kolkata (185/8)
23.02 IST: FOUR! Wow! That one is going into the highlight reel of the season. Full-length delivery on middle the pads, Shaw helicopter flicks it. Yes helicopter flicks it over square leg for a boundary.
22.59 IST: FOUR! 20 from Kuldeep’s over, Prithvi Shaw slams 3rd half-century in the cash-rich T20 league. 100 up for the home side. What a talent this guy is. Just brilliant, the shots he plays, the conviction he plays it with is just joy to watch. Gets there with a top-class sweep shot through square leg. It is in the gap and it results in a boundary. Needs to be there though, he can’t relax. Delhi need another 84 in the last 9 overs with 9 wickets in hand. This over probably changes the momentum in the favor of the hosts. Delhi Capitals 102/1 in 11 overs, need 84 runs to win vs Kolkata Knight Riders (185/8)
22.57 IST: SIX! Sensational hitting from Shaw, Delhi getting a move on here at Kotla. Well, the Delhi batsmen are not happy with one and Shaw has just smacked another biggie in the over. What a shot this is. Uses the feet and also makes room. He goes inside out over covers. The timing is such that it carries all the way. 14 from the four balls bowled so far. DC 95/1 in 10.4 overs, need 91 runs to win vs KKR (185/8)
22.46 IST: SIX! THAT IS COLOSSAL! Yes, it was a freebie but it still has to be put away! Short and it sits up to be hit. Iyer rocks back and pulls it into the mid-wicket stands. A boundary per over is what they need, they have got their one in this over.
22.45 IST: SIX! A biggie to end! A much-needed big over for the hosts. 13 from it. Once again a little too full on middle, the turn is out of contention. Shaw clears his front leg and sends it over the long off fence. Delhi Capitals 64/1 in 8 overs, need 122 runs to win vs Kolkata Knight Riders (185/8)
22.43 IST: FOUR! Powered! This should get the DC skipper going! Kuldeep is guilty of bowling it a little too full. Iyer gets under it and smacks it straight down the ground. No fielder there and a much-needed boundary. Delhi 57/1 in 7.3 overs, need 129 runs to win vs Kolkata (185/8)
22.40 IST: 50 up for Delhi. A solid start from them. They have lost a wicket but are going about at it with a good run rate. Shaw comes down the track and nudges it towards mid-wicket to get his team’s total to 50.
22.35 IST: SIX! This was six the moment it left the bat. Shorter delivery on middle, Shaw rocks onto his back foot and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for a beautiful six. Delhi Capitals 44/1 in 5.3 overs, need 142 runs to win vs Kolkata Knight Riders (185/8)
22.34 IST: FOUR! Overpitched delivery on off and with no long off it was asking to be hit. Shaw obliges and lofts it over mid off for a boundary. DC 38/1 in 5.2 overs, need 148 runs to win vs KKR (185/8)
22.25 IST: OUT! Piyush Chawla removes Shikhar Dhawan for 16. After being hit for a boundary and a six off the first two balls, Chawla shows courage and tosses it up on off, Dhawan looks to hit it over the mid off fielder but hits it hard and straight to him. Andre Russell there takes a simple catch. Can’t keep Andre out of the game tonight. Delhi 27/1 in 2.5 overs, need 159 runs to win vs Kolkata (185/8)
22.22 IST: SIX! This is even better. Flighted delivery on the pads, Dhawan gets on one knee and slog sweeps it over the square leg fence for a maximum. Delhi Capitals 26/0 in 2.3 overs, need 160 runs to win vs Kolkata Knight Riders (185/8)
22.20 IST: FOUR! In the air….and four. Dhawan looks to be in an aggressive mode here. Flighted outside off, Dhawan comes down the track and slaps it over the mid off fielder for a boundary. DC 20/0 in 2.1 overs vs KKR (185/8)
22.19 IST: FOUR! Up and over! The second boundary in the over! 10 from it. Full and on middle, Dhawan lofts it over wide mid on and the ball crosses the ropes. Good positive start from the hosts’ openers. Delhi Capitals 16/0 in 2 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders (185/8)
22.17 IST: FOUR! Too full and on the pads, easy pickings for Shaw. He flicks it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.
22.14 IST: FOUR! Beautiful shot this from Shaw. Back of a length delivery on off and middle, Shaw rocks onto his back foot and whacks his pull through mid-wicket for a boundary. 6 off the first over for Delhi.
22.10 IST: We are back for the chase! Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan are the openers for Delhi. They need to get them off to a good start Prasidh Krishna has the new ball in hand. Here we go…
22.04 IST: 64/5 in the first 10 overs. Advantage Delhi. 121/3 in the next 10. Massive momentum swing. This man Andre Russell is just the reason why Kolkata could prove the team to beat this season. An innings of two halves. First saw the visitors complete total harakiri, throwing their wickets away and being reduced to 61/5, amidst some careless batting. But then came Andre Russell and he started to go bang bang. In next to no time, the 50-run stand was raised. And then, Russell got hit on the shoulder. The big man went down but then what followed was a thunderstorm. He started pummeling the bowlers and finished on 62 from 28 balls, with 4 fours and 6 sixes. Do not forget the contribution of skipper Karthik. He came in at 40/3 and was there till the 19th over, scoring 50 himself. In a stand of 95 with Dre Russ, DK scored 27.
21.57 IST: A run out to end the innings. A length ball on middle, Chawla swings hard but mistimes it to long on. He is happy with the single but Kuldeep wants the second. Chawla is ball-watching and suddenly turns around to see Kuldeep charging towards him. He starts to run and Kuldeep responds too but by then, Dhawan returns a good throw to the bowler who disturbs the bails. The batsmen do not even cross each other. A run and a run out on the final ball. Kolkata Knight Riders 185/8 in 20 overs vs Delhi Capitals at Feroz Shah Kotla. Russell 62, Karthik 50, H Patel 2/40
21.55 IST: FOUR! Rabada is losing his radar here. Follows the batsman down the leg side with a short ball and Chawla blindly pulls it past the diving fine leg fielder. KKR 188/7 in 19.5 overs vs DC
21.51 IST: FOUR! ‘You expect better from Rabada. That really is sloppy bowling,’ says an angry Kevin Pietersen on air. A low full toss outside off, Kuldeep backs away and steers it behind point!
21.47 IST: OUT! Mishra removes Karthik for 50. Good catch by Pant. Short and wide outside off, spinning further away, Karthik reaches out to cut but misses. Pant starts to appeal but DK walks. Sportsman. Kolkata Knight Riders 172/7 in 18.4 overs vs Delhi Capitals
21.45 IST: SIX! What a way to get off the mark! Mishra bowls a tossed up the ball on middle, Piyush gets on his knees and sends it sailing into the mid-wicket stands.
21.43 IST: OUT! Chris Morris removes Andre Russell for 62. That ends a fantastic innings from Dre Russ. A monumental knock ends. Lasted just 28 balls but was worth the fun. A short ball outside off, Russell swings hard but gets a top edge. Kagiso Rabada runs back from short fine leg while Rahul Tewatia runs in from deep square leg. They collide but eventually Tewatia takes the catch. Thanks for the entertainment, Russ… Kolkata Knight Riders 156/6 in 18 overs vs Delhi Capitals
21.41 IST: FOUR! Lovely batting! Full ball on off, Russell opens the bat face and guides it uppishly over the point fielder for a boundary. Lovely batting here from the West Indian. Kolkata 156/5 in 17.4 overs vs Delhi
21.40 IST: FOUR! Hammered! Morris bowls it full and on off, Andre pulls it to mid-wicket. The ball raced away to the fence like a bullet.
21.35 IST: FIFTY FOR ANDRE RUSSELL! In just 23 balls. His 5th such score in the Indian Premier League. Short and outside off, Russell swings hard and gets it over mid-wicket, one bounce and into the fence! Kolkata Knight Riders 143/5 in 16.3 overs vs Delhi Capitals
21.33 IST: SIX! That’s into the orbit! New ball please, this one is out of here. Well, if you have seen Russell in the last two games in the death overs, you would know that you don’t bowl there to him. Patel bowls a length delivery on middle, Russell goes through with his swing and sends it sailing into the deep mid-wicket stands. KKR 138/5 in 16 overs vs DC at Kotla
21.31 IST: SIX! BLUDGEONED! Number 5 for Russell. Do not bowl it there to him. Length. Outside off. Cannon. Missile speed. Powered over long on. What a hit.
21.26 IST: SIX! That’s a maximum! This one is in Russell’s arc and he hits it straight out of the park. Morris bowls a full ball on middle and Russell hits it off the middle of the bat and over the bowler’s head. KKR 118/5 in 15 overs vs DC at Kotla
21.25 IST: Another problem. This time for the bowler. Morris has pulled out of his delivery stride. He just stands there mid-pitch, on his haunches, before the umpire asks him of his well-being. He gingerly gets up and then shakes his head as he walks back. Shreyas Iyer asks him whether he is fine and he initially says yes but then calls for the physio. Looks to be an ankle sprain. Replays show that Chris landed very awkwardly on his right ankle while about to deliver the ball. MORRIS IS FIT TO CONTINUE NOW…
21.23 IST: FOUR! That is unlucky for Morris. A terrific yorker, outside off, Russell is late to get his bat down and gets an inside edge. But, it zips past the stumps to the fine leg fence!
21.18 IST: Common sense prevails. With the batsman being not too comfortable yet, the second strategic break has been signalled. This particular event could have a telling blow on either side. If Russell does not recover, Kolkata might struggle to get to even 150. On the flip side, if Dre Russ recovers, beware Delhi – 101/5 could end up at 181/5. CHRIS MORRIS IS BACK ON. 2-0-11-0 so far.
21.15 IST: There is a bit of a delay here. Russell is not at all comfortable. The physio is out in the middle, giving him a bit of a rub on the left shoulder. The umpires are having a chat with Karthik, probably asking the physio to hurry up.
21.13 IST: 100 up for Kolkata! Harshal bowls a full ball but it seems the ball got stuck on the pitch and came in slower. Russell looked to drive but it goes uppishly to the covers and they take a run. Kolkata 101/5 in 14 overs vs Delhi
21.09 IST: OOPS! Russell is down! My word… that was a bullet to a tank. Fired from Harshal, a high full toss but it is totally out of control. Dre Russ loses sight of it completely, tries to fend it but misses it totally. He is hit on the left shoulder and is straightaway down, wincing in pain. Half the Delhi team is beside him, calming him but the bowler is busy arguing with the umpire as to how can that be a no ball. But the umpire is firm and signals it a no ball. Meanwhile, the physio is out in the middle…
21.01 IST: SIX! Colossal! Russell is changing the tempo pretty quickly here. Tossed up outside off, brave enough from Lamichhane but Russell does not spare him. Leans and sends this flying over long off! 17 from the over. KKR 90/5 in 12 overs vs DC
20.59 IST: FOUR! That’s a classic pull shot from DK. He reads the lengh early and rocks back to this full ball and pulls it hard to deep mid-wicket and into the boundary.
20.56 IST: SIX! BLAST! There comes number 1. Full and outside off, right in the arc, Russell leans and bludgeons it over long off!
20.51 IST: OUT! That is a run-out! Rabada is clean and Shubman Gill is out of here. Delhi now have half their side back in the hut. Kolkata Knight Riders 61/5 in 9.2 overs vs Delhi Capitals
20.49 IST: Is that a boundary? Is that a run-out? Delhi are appealing for a run out against Gill but all that will be waste if Rabada’s leg has touched the ropes. Referred upstairs…
20.46 IST: Strategic break. Wow. An action-packed 9 overs so far. Delhi have stunned Kolkata, taking 4 big wickets but such is the line-up of Kolkata, that there are more to come! Karthik and Gill will be looking to get a partnership going and then set Russell loose to get the firecrackers ablaze. Here comes Sandeep Lamichhane. 2-0-7-1 so far.
20.45 IST: FOUR! Floated ball outside off, bottom edge on this one and ball races away to the fine leg fence for a boundary. Kolkata 59/4 in 9 overs vs Delhi
20.41 IST: SIX! Terrific shot from KKR skipper! A short ball, on middle, Karthik swivels and pulls it over square leg!
20.38 IST: OUT! Harshal Patel is on a roll, Nitish Rana departs for 1. Another wicket goes down and Harshal has his second. Guess what, he is on a hat-trick too, as he dismissed Uthappa on his previous delivery of his previous over. This is a bonus wicket though. A length ball, angled down the leg side, Rana just guides it through backward square leg. But to his dismay, he finds Kagiso Rabada running to his right from fine leg and snapping it. Kolkata are in a mire now! KKR 45/4 in 7.2 overs vs DC
20.35 IST: OUT! Kagiso Rabada removes Chris Lynn for 20. Big wicket here for Delhi as they send Lynn back to the hut. They have picked up both the openers of Kolkata and would like to keep the momentum going. Rabada bowls a quick short ball and Lynn tries to pull it but gets his gloves on it and Pant behind takes a wonderful left-handed catch. Kolkata Knight Riders 44/3 in 7 overs vs Delhi Capitals
20.32 IST: OUT! Harshal Patel removes Robin Uthappa for 11. Another LBW! Harshal is flying and has the last laugh. The previous ball was a wonderful cut on the walk. Now, Harshal has sent Robbie on a walk. Uthappa walks into the shot and looks to flick this time. But the ball comes back in, sneaks past the bat and hits him on the pads. Patel appeals and up goes the umpire’s finger! That looked stone dead. Kolkata Knight Riders 36/2 in 6 overs vs Delhi Capitals
20.28 IST: FOUR! Magnificent cut shot! Short and outside off, Uthappa walks into the shot and plays a lovely cut shot, piercing the gap behind point. Not a soul in place and the ball races away!
20.23 IST: FOUR! Driven! Back of a length ball outside off, Lynn drives it uppishly and overs the covers for a boundary. Second boundary for the explosive Aussie. KKR 26/1 in 4.3 overs vs DC
20.19 IST: FOUR! Uthappa is off the mark in style! This is floated up around off, it is a little too full. Uthappa leans into it and strokes it through cover-point for a boundary.
20.17 IST: OUT! Sandeep Lamichhane removes debutant Nikhil Naik for 7. No bat, three reds and Naik takes a review along with him. Not sure why he took that review as you would always know if you have hit the ball or not as a batsman and this time there was daylight between bat and ball. The googly on off, it pitches and turns back in. Nail lunges forward to defend but misses. The ball hits him on the pad and an appeal follows. The umpire after a thought raises his finger. Naik reviews immediately. Replays show that the on-field call is a right one. So a short stay for the new opener. Kolkata Knight Riders 16/1 in 3.4 overs vs Delhi Capitals
20.15 IST: A review this time by Kolkata! Naik has been adjudged LBW but he has reviewed. Only an inside edge can save him.
20.04 IST: FOUR! Pure timing that! Finesses from Lynn. You do not normally see that. Second boundary in the over. Fuller in length and around off, Lynn leans into it and strokes it through covers. Kolkata 12/0 in 1 over vs Delhi
19.59 IST: FOUR! A boundary to begin proceedings! A stroke of luck there for Naik. A length delivery and around off, this one comes back in. Naik looks to defend but it goes off the inside edge, past the off pole and to the fine leg boundary. KKR 4/0 in 0.1 overs vs DC
19.57 IST: We are all set to get underway! The Kolkata openers, Chris Lynn and Nikhil Naik make their way out to the middle. The latter will take strike and he will face Kagiso Rabada.
19.53 IST: A few minutes before there was some rain and the pitch was covered. But it seems everything is clear now and the match will begin on time.
19.45 IST: Delhi Capitals (Playing XI) – Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Chris Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI) – Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Nikhil Naik, Dinesh Karthik (wk/C), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna
19.38 IST: Delhi captain, Shreyas Iyer, says he wants to bowl first. He reckons the decision to bat in the last game was the wrong deicison and he wants an idea of how the wicket will play. Credits the way how Russell and Pant have been played and he hopes they can keep the former quiet. Informs they have 4 changes, Sandeep Lamichanne, Chris Morris, Harshal Patel and Hanuma Vihari come in.
19.32 IST: Shreyas Iyer wins toss as Delhi Capitals opted to field vs Kolkata Knight Riders.
19.25 IST: KKR have won 7 of the last 9 encounters against Delhi [Daredevils then, Capitals now]
19.20 IST: Delhi Capitals scored at a run-rate of 5.80 against CSK, a stark contrast to the death scoring rate of 16.40 they achieved against MI.
19.15 IST: Hello and a very warm welcome to our live cricket blog of match 10 between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders from Feroz Shah Kotla.
Brief Preview: The first week of the Indian Premier League has seen some nail-biting encounters and one team that has ensured edge-of-the-seat entertainment is Kolkata Knight Riders. Having won both their games so far, they have come in the capital to take on the Delhi Capitals in their third game of the 12th edition of the cash-rich league at the Feroze Shah Kotla. While KKR have been on a roll, Delhi Capitals have had a mixed fate. While they thrashed Mumbai Indians in their opening game, they lost to Chennai Super Kings at home in their second game. Going into their third game of the season, DC will want to put the campaign back on track and avoid getting stuck like in the last few seasons.
Drafted into the team at the start of the season by DC to cement the batting, India opener Shikhar Dhawan has failed to provide the quickfire starts at the top. While he has scored runs in both the games, including a 50 in the last game against CSK, his scoring rate has left a lot to be desired. In fact, head coach Ricky Ponting accepted after the CSK game that he would ideally want Dhawan to score a little fast so that there isn’t unnecessary pressure on someone like Rishabh Pant. The DC batting has again looked to rely heavily on Pant to provide the finishing touches towards the end of the innings.
Delhi Capitals (From): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Ankush Bains, Harshal Patel, Manjot Kalra, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford, Jalaj Saxena, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa, Colin Munro
Kolkata Knight Riders (From): Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk/C), Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj, KC Cariappa