DC 135/9 in 20 Overs vs KKR 194/6 | IPL 2020 KKR vs DC Live Cricket Score 2020, Match 42

Hello folks! IPL weekend is here and what does that mean? Double-header! In the first match of the day, Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Delhi Capitals and we will be bringing you all the latest updates from what is expected to be an exciting contest.Also Read - IND vs SA, 2nd ODI: With Series On The Line, India Hope to Put up Better Batting Show

For Delhi, opener Shikhar Dhawan has been in brilliant form but even his record-setting hundred was not enough to save the side from a defeat against Kings XI Punjab for lack of contribution from other batters. Young Prithvi Shaw needs to bat with more responsibility at the top since Dhawan may not be able to rescue the side all the time. Shaw’s last four innings have included two ducks. Also Read - Eoin Morgan Puts his Weight Behind 'The Hundred', Says Laughable to Blame the Format For England Ashes Debacle

Skipper Shreyas Iyer too has not been hitting the ball as fluently as he was before suffering a side strain. Rishabh Pant, who made a comeback from injury against Punjab, too has not yet set the stage on fire. Iyer and Pant, along with Marcus Stoinis, form the backbone of Capitals’ middle order. They are vital cogs in DC’s wheels and need to do more than just making good starts. Also Read - Ben Stokes Could Skip This Year's IPL: Report

Pacer Anrich Nortze, who has been instrumental in Capitals’ superb run thus far along with his South African compatriot Kagiso Rabada, had a niggle and missed the last match against Punjab. If he comes back, it will add sting to DC’s attack. If he plays, Australian pacer Daniel Sams will have to make way for him.

KKR are heading into the contest after an embarrassing batting performance against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Blown away by Mohammed Siraj’s furious spell, KKR managed just 84 runs on the board. It certainly was a confidence-crushing defeat and KKR need to regroup quickly.

Sitting at fourth place in the table with 10 points, they would be desperate to increase their tally to stay alive in the play-offs race. Even the change in captaincy has not instilled much confidence in the side. The performance of pacer Lockie Ferguson has been the only bright spot for them amid the disappointment of Andre Russell’s poor run. Russell missed out on the last match due to an injury and it will be interesting to see if the team management reposes faith in him, if he is fit.

KKR vs DC Full Squads

Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (captain), Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Tom Banton, Siddhesh Lad, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrior, Shivam Mavi, Rinku Singh, Chris Green, M Siddharth and Nikhil Naik.

Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (captain), Kagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Alex Carey, Mohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Lalit Yadav, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Tushar Deshpande, Rishabh Pant, Harshal Patel, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Daniel Sams.

Live Updates

  • 7:19 PM IST

    A timely performance from Kolkata Knight Riders. it was a complete team performance from the two-time IPL winners. Delhi Capitals opted to bowl first and took two early wickets to push them on the backfoot. However, the decision to send Sunil Narine ahead of captain Eoin Morgan paid them rich dividends. Narine smashed his way to 64 off 32 as he stitched a century stand with Nitish Rana. Rana was in sublime touch as well he top-scored from either side, hitting 81 off 53. Their blistering fifties guided KKR to a massive 194/6. Delhi needed a solid start but their openers were dismissed inside the Powerplay overs by Pat Cummins, Ajinkya Rahane was trapped lbw off the first delivery of the chase while Shikhar Dhawan was bowled for 6. Captain Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant tried to rebuild, And both got the starts. However, it was Varun Chakravarthy’s day. He entered the attack and outfoxed both Pant and Iyer to dismiss them in quick succession. He went on to take his maiden five-wicket haul in IPL and finished with outstanding figures of 5/20 from four overs. DC finished on 135/9 as KKR won by 59 runs for their sixth win of the season.

  • 7:13 PM IST

    Kolkata Knight Riders Beat Delhi Capitals By 59 Runs. Lockie Ferguson bowled the final over of the match and he allowed just three singles and took a wicket – Tushar Deshpande caught by Eoin Morgan at long-on. He scored 1 off 3. DC 135/9 in 20 overs, chasing 195

  • 7:04 PM IST
    Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) Live Cricket Score: WICKET! Pat Fast bowler gets fast bowler. Kagiso Rabada swings hard but doesn’t get the distance as Rahul Tripathi takes yet another catch. He scored 9 off 10. DC 132/8 in 19 overs, chasing 195
  • 7:01 PM IST

    IPL Live Score: End of a splendid spell from Varun Chakravarthy: His figures: 4-0-20-5. He will remember this performance for some time to come. Off his fourth over, Kagiso Rabada managed to score a four. Eight runs came of it. DC 127/7 in 18 overs, chasing 195

  • 6:57 PM IST

    IPL 2020 KKR vs DC Live Updates: Pace returns in Pat Cummins. Ravichandran Ashwin manages to score a four off him – sending the sixth delivery to deep mid-wicket boundary. Seven runs from the over. DC 119/7 in 17 overs, chasing 195

  • 6:53 PM IST

    Over 15.5: WICKET! Five-wicket haul for Varun Chakravarthy. A memorable bowling performance from the spinner. Axar Patel becomes his latest victim as he goes big but gets an edge to be bowled. He scored 9 off 7. DC 112/7 in 15.5 overs, chasing 195

  • 6:50 PM IST

    IPL 2020 KKR vs DC Live Updates: WICKET! Another one bites the dust. And this time it’s Marcus Stoinis who has been lured into a big hit only to be caught. Stoinis goes big but gets a thick leading edge and Rahul Tripathi accepts an easy catch at long-off. He scored 6 off 6. DC 110/6 in 15.1 overs, chasing 195

  • 6:47 PM IST

    Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) Live Cricket Score: Sunil Narine to bowl his final over now. Axar Patel hits a six off his second delivery. DC still have the firepower to chase this score down. KKR won’t be taking it easy despite sending half their side back into the dug out. 11 runs from the over. DC 110/5 in 15 overs, chasing 195

  • 6:42 PM IST

    Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) Live Cricket Score: Varun Chakravarthy has broken the back of Delhi Capitals with two wickets in as many deliveries. Shimron Hetmyer went big after getting a leading edge off the first delivery. The previous shot was safe but the next saw Rahul Tripathi accepting an easy catch. He scored 10 off 5. And then captain Shreyas Iyer took the aerial route and this time the long-on fielder Kamlesh Nagarkoti takes the catch. Iyer scored 47 off 38. Delhi in big-big trouble now. Five runs and two wickets in the over. DC 99/5 in 14 overs, chasing 195

  • 6:35 PM IST

    Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) Live Cricket Score: Sunil Narine back into the attack. Shreyas Iyer gets three runs off the first delivery. Off the next four, DC manage four runs and then Shimron Hetmyer gives an example of his brute force as he muscles the sixth delivery over long-on for a six. 13 runs from the over. DC need more of such hits now. DC 94/3 in 13 overs, chasing 195