IPL 2021 Qualifier II: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals highlights: KKR win by 3 wickets, set up final against CSK

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  • 23:46

    We are now down to two. The final of IPL 2021, will be played between two-time Champions Kolkata Knight Riders and three-time Champions Chennai Super Kings. The two teams would be led by two World Cup-winning captains, in MS Dhoni and Eoin Morgan. If KKR have been the dominant team in the UAE leg of IPL 2021, then let us not forget, CSK's superb run back in Indian. IPL 2021 could not have expected for better teams than CSK and KKR for its final. There are plenty of plots and subplots in the match between the men in Yellow and the men in Purple.

    Join us for the coverage of the final day after tomorrow. For now time to say goodbye!

  • 23:43

    Player of the Match

    KKR opener Venkatesh Iyer wins the Player of the Match award for his 41-ball 55 which set up the platform for KKR's successful chase.

    Venkatesh Iyer: I am doing what has been asked of me. I am very happy that we ended on the winning side. There is no difference. I came out and play the way I want to play. I am grateful to the management. It is a wonderful place to come and play. I think in the past couple of games, I have been trying to restrict myself a bit as I wanted to stay till the end. But then I thought it is not me. I was losing out on the present trying to be a bit conservative. Gill is an extremely wonderful strokeplayer. My entire focus is on the final now.

  • 23:42

    Eoin Morgan, KKR captain:We will dissect what happened in the last four overs. The openers gave us a great platform. But we have won and we are in the finals. We are delighted to get over the line. We are in the entertainment business and need to play some entertaining cricket. Six off 2 and you would say the odds are for the bowling side. But Tripathi has done it for us so many times. The guys coming in feel free to express themselves. The backroom staff have created an excellent atmosphere for that to happen. With the squad we have, we had huge expectations. Our coach BMac saw Iyer and had tracked his progress. Iyer seems to be batting on a different wicket. Anything can happen in a final!

  • 23:32

    Rishabh Pant, DC captain: I don't have words to express at the moment, can't tell anything. We just kept believing, tried to stay in the game as long as possible. The bowlersnearly pulled it back, but it's unfortunate that it didn't go our way. They bowled very well in the middle-overs, we got stuck and couldn't rotate strike. Delhi Capitals are known to be positive and hopefully we'll come back better next season. We played really good cricket, yes, there will be ups and downs, but we'll stay positive, be there for each other, care for each other and hopefully we'll come back better next season.

  • 23:22

  • 23:18

    Result

    KKR win by 3 wickets.

  • 23:07

    KKR 136/7 after 19.4 overs.

    Ashwin to bowl the last over. KKR need 7 runs from 6 balls.

    19.1Ashwin to Tripathi, 1 run, short ball wide of off stump, Tripathi slogs the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    KKR need 6 from 5 balls

    19.2Ashwin to Shakib, no run, full ball fired on the pads, Shakib looks to slog but the ball raps on the pads.

    KKR need 6 from 4 balls.

    19.3 Ashwin to Shakib, WICKET! LBW! Full and straight ball on middle stump, Shakib looks to scoop but fails to connect and the ball raps on the pads, there is a loud appeal and the umpire raises his finger.

    Shakib lbw b Ashwin 0(2)

    Sunil Narine walks out to bat.

    KKR need 6 runs from 3 balls.

    19.4 Ashwin to Narine, WICKET! CAUGHT! Slow ball on off stump, Narine steps out and hits the ball high in the air, the ball goes straight to Axar Patel at long-off.

    Narine c Axar b Ashwin 0(1)

    Lockie Ferguson walks out to bat

    Ashwin is on a HAT TRICK!

    KKR need 6 from 2 balls.

    19.5 Ashwin to Tripathi, SIX! AND JUST LIKE THAT DC'S HOPE FOR A COME BACK HAS GONE IN SMOKE! GOOD LENGTH BALL ON OFF STUMP AND TRIPATHI TONKS THE BALL STRAIGHT DOWN THE GROUND FOR A MAXIMUM!!!!!!

  • 23:01

    KKR 129/5 after 19 overs.

    Nortje to bowl the nineteenth over.

    18.1Nortje to Tripathi, 2 runs, good length ball on off stump, Tripathi punches the ball to cover, a misfield from Shreyas Iyer gives Tripathi a great chance to take two runs.

    18.2Nortje to Tripathi, no run, full ball fired on middle and leg stump, the ball raps on the pads and goes to backward point.

    18.3Nortje to Tripathi, 1 run, back of the length ball wide of off stump, Tripathi slogs the ball down to long-on for a single.

    18.4Nortje to Morgan, no run, short ball wide of off stump, Morgan steps out and hits the ball to the man at short cover.

    18.5Nortje to Morgan, no run, full ball wide of off stump, a swing and a miss from Morgan.

    18.6Nortje to Morgan, WICKET! CLEAN BOWLED! Full ball wide of off stump, Morgan goes for a wild swing, the ball takes the inside edge and rolls back to hit the stumps.

    Morgan b Nortje 0(3)

  • 22:55

    KKR 126/4 after 18 overs.

    Rabada to bowl the eighteenth over.

    17.1Rabada to Tripathi, no run, full ball on middle stump, Tripathi goes back and blocks the ball with a straight bat.

    17.2Rabada to Tripathi, no run, slow good length ball on off stump, Tripathi looks to work the ball to the leg side but there is no contact between the ball and the bat,.

    17.3Rabada to Tripathi, no run, slow full ball wide of off stump, the ball goes under the bat of Tripathi to Pant.

    17.4Rabada to Tripathi, no run, slow back of the length ball wide of off stump, Tripathi steps out and hits the ball to the man at extra cover.

    17.5Rabada to Tripathi, 1 run, short ball wide of off stump, Tripathi hits the ball to sweeper cover for a single.

    17.6Rabada to Karthik, WICKET! CLEAN BOWLED! Good length ball on off stump, the ball comes back in, Karthik goes for a wild slog, the ball takes the inside edge and rolls back to hit the stumps.

    Karthik b Rabada 0(3)

  • 22:48

    KKR 125/3 after 17 overs.

    Avesh to bowl the seventeenth over.

    16.1Avesh to Gill, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, Gill looks to cut the ball but fails to connect.

    16.2Avesh to Gill, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Gill steps out and works the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    16.3Avesh to Tripathi, 1 run, back of the length ball on middle and leg stump, Tripathi drives the ball through extra cover for a single.

    16.4Avesh to Gill, EDGE AND CAUGHT! Slow fuller ball wide of off stump, Gill slashes the ball, the ball takes a thick outside edge and goes straight into Rishabh Pant's gloves.

    Shubman Gill c Pant b Avesh Khan 46(46)

    Dinesh Karthik walks out to bat.

    16.5 Avesh to Karthik, no run, full ball on off and middle stump, Karthik drives the ball to the man at mid-on.

    16.6Avesh to Karthik, no run, slow back of the length ball wide of off stump, Karthik looks to cut the ball but fails to connect.

  • 22:42

    KKR 123/2 after 16 overs.

    Nortje to bowl the sixteenth over.

    15.1Nortje to Rana, 1 run, back of the length ball wide of off stump, Rana cuts the ball to backward point for a single.

    15.2Nortje to Gill, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Gill hammers the ball down the ground for a single.

    15.3Nortje to Rana, 1 run, full toss on off stump, Rana drives the ball down the ground for a single.

    15.4Nortje to Gill, SIX! Short ball wide of off stump, Gill plays a short arm jab to send the ball flying over the long-on boundary.

    15.5Nortje to Gill, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Gill drives the ball down to mid-on for a run.

    15.6Nortje to Rana, WICKET! CAUGHT! Short ball on off stump, Rana plays a pull and the ball flies straight to Shimron Hetmyer at deep backward square-leg.

    Nitish Rana c Hetmyer b Nortje 13(12)

  • 22:35

    KKR 113/1 after 15 overs.

    Avesh to bowl the fifteenth over.

    14.1Avesh to Rana, DROPPED! Full ball wide of off stump, Rana slashes the ball and the ball goes straight to Ashwin at third-man and Ashwin makes an absolute mess of the chance, Rana takes a single.

    14.2Avesh to Gill, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Gill hits the ball to cover for a single.

    14.3Avesh to Rana, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, a swing and a miss from Rana.

    14.4Avesh to Rana, 1 run, short ball wide of off stump, Rana cuts the ball through backward point for a single.

    14.5Avesh to Gill, no run, short ball wide of off stump, Gill mistimes the pull, the ball takes the inside edge and raps on the pads.

    14.6Avesh to Gill, 2 runs, short ball wide of off stump, Gill hits the ball to mid-off and takes a quick single, an overthrow gives Gill the chance to comeback for the second run.

  • 22:28

    KKR 98/1 after 13 overs.

    Rabada to bowl the thirteenth over.

    12.1Rabada to Iyer, FOUR! Full ball on off stump, Iyer throws his hand, the ball takes a thick outside edge and runs down to third-man for a boundary.

    12.2Rabada to Iyer, WICKET! CAUGHT! Full ball wide of off stump, Iyer mistimes the slog and the ball goes straight down the throat of Steve Smith at deep mid-wicket.

    Venkatesh Iyer c (sub)Smith b Rabada 55(41)

    Nitish Rana walks out to bat.

    12.3 Rabada to Rana, no run, good length ball on off stump, Rana dabs the ball to the off side.

    12.4Rabada to Rana, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Rana drives the ball through cover for a single.

    12.5 Rabada to Gill, 1 run, back of the length ball wide of off stump, Gill pulls and sends the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    12.6 Rabada to Rana, no run, full ball on off stump, Rana works the ball to the leg side.

  • 22:23

    KKR 76/0 after 12 overs.

    Axar to bowl the twelveth over.

    11.1Axar to Gill, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg stump, Gill drives the ball down the ground for a single.

    11.2Axar to Iyer, 1 run, back of the length ball wide of off stump, Iyer dabs the ball to backward point for a single and get to his FIFTY!

    11.3Axar to Gill, no run, full ball on middle and leg stump, Gill digs the ball back to Axar.

    11.4Axar to Gill, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Gill slogs the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    11.5Axar to Iyer, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Iyer slogs the ball to square-leg for yet another run.

    11.6Axar to Gill, no run, good length ball on off stump, the ball raps on the pads and goes to the off side.

  • 22:17

    KKR 76/0 after 11 overs.

    Nortje to bowl the eleventh over.

    10.1Nortje to Gill, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Gill drives the ball to mid-off for a single.

    10.2Nortje to Iyer, no run, good length ball on off stump, Iyer drives the ball to the fielder at cover.

    10.3Nortje to Iyer, FOUR! Full ball on middle stump, Iyer makes room and hits the ball over the fielder at backward point for a boundary.

    10.3Nortje to Iyer, WIDE AND FOUR! Short ball bowled down the leg side, Pant puts a dive to stop the ball but he cannot and the ball rolls down to fine-leg for a boundary.

    10.4Nortje to Iyer, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Iyer digs the ball out to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    10.5Nortje to Gill, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg stump, Gill drives the ball down to long-on for a single.

    10.6Nortje to Iyer, no run, full toss on off stump, Iyer thumps the ball to the fielder at point.

  • 22:13

    KKR 76/0 after 10 overs.

    Axar to bowl the tenth over.

    9.1Axar to Iyer, SIX! Full ball on middle and leg, Iyer swings his bat and sends the ball flying in the cow corner region of the field.

    9.1Axar to Iyer, WIDE! Full ball wide of off stump.

    9.2Axar to Iyer, no run, full ball wide of off stump, Iyer cuts the ball to point.

    9.3Axar to Iyer, no run, full ball on off stump, Iyer pushes the ball back to Axar.

    9.4Axar to Iyer, 1 run, short ball wide of off stump, Iyer cuts the ball through backward point for a single.

    9.5Axar to Gill, no run, full ball on off stump, Gill drives the ball to cover.

    9.6Axar to Gill, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Gill works the ball to deep mid-wicket for a run.

  • 22:08

    KKR 67/0 after 9 overs.

    Ashwin to bowl the ninth over.

    8.1Ashwin to Iyer, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, Iyer thumps the ball down the ground for a single.

    8.1Ashwin to Gill, WIDE! Short ball bolwed down the leg side.

    8.2Ashwin to Gill, 1 run, good length ball on middle stump, Gill hits the ball to the leg side.

    8.3Ashwin to Iyer, no run, full ball on off stump, Iyer hits the ball back to the bowler.

    8.4Ashwin to Iyer, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Iyer steps out and drives the ball down the ground for a single.

    8.5Ashwin to Gill, no run, short ball on off stump, Iyer cuts the ball to the fielder at point.

    8.6Ashwin to Gill, 2 runs, good length ball on off stump, Iyer knocks the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

  • 22:04

    KKR 61/0 after 8 overs.

    Rabada to bowl the eighth over.

    7.1 Rabada to Iyer, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Iyer drives the ball down the ground for a single.

    7.2Rabada to Gill, 2runs, good length ball on off stump, Gill punches the ball through cover and takes two runs with ease.

    7.3Rabada to Gill, no run, slow back of the length ball wide of off stump, Gill goes for a cut, the ball takes the bottom edge of the bat and rolls to the keeper.

    7.4Rabada to Gill, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg stump, Gill works the ball to the leg side for a single.

    7.5Rabada to Iyer, 1 run, good length ball wide of off stump, Iyer hammers the ball through backward point for a single.

    7.6Rabada to Gill, no run, full ball on middle stump, Gill works the ball to mid-on.

  • 21:53

    KKR 56/0 after 7 overs.

    Ashwin to bowl the seventh over.

    6.1Ashwin to Iyer, no run, full ball on middle stump, Iyer pushes the ball to cover.

    6.2Ashwin to Iyer, no run, full ball on off stump, Iyer works the ball to cover.

    6.3Ashwin to Iyer, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, Iyer works the ball to mid-wicket for a run.

    6.4Ashwin to Gill, 1 run, full ball fired on leg stump, Gill guides the ball to square-leg for a single.

    6.5Ashwin to Iyer, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Iyer steps out and drives the ball down to long-on for a single.

    6.6Ashwin to Gill, 2 runs, full ball on middle stump, Gill pushes the ball to mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

  • 21:47

    KKR 42/0 after 5 overs.

    Kagiso Rabada to bowl the fifth over.

    4.1Rabada to Gill, no run, good length ball around leg stump, Gill hits the ball to the leg side.

    4.2Rabada to Gill, 1 run, short ball on leg stump, Gill guides the ball to the leg side for a single.

    4.3Rabada to Iyer, SIX! WHAT A SHOT! Full ball wide of off stump, Iyer steps out and swings his bat, the ball is whacked with great might and the ball flies over deep mid-wicket fence and goes into the stands.

    4.3Rabada to Iyer, WIDE! Short ball bowled down the leg side.

    4.4Rabada to Iyer, DROPPED! Slow good length ball on off stump, Iyer hits the ball straight back to Rabada but the pacer fails to hold the ball in his grips.

    4.5Rabada to Iyer, 1 leg Bye, good length ball on leg stump, the ball raps on the pads and goes down to fine leg as Iyer takes a single.

    4.5Rabada to Gill, WIDE! Short ball wide of off stump.

    4.6Rabada to Gill, 2 runs, good length ball on off stump, Gill works the ball to square leg for a couple of runs.

    4.6

  • 21:44

    KKR 30/0 after 4 overs.

    Axar Patel to bowl the fourth over.

    3.1 Axar to Gill, no run,

    3.2 Axar to Gill, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Gill hits the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    3.3 Axar to Iyer, SIX! IN THE ARC AND OUT OF THE PARK! Full ball on off stump, Iyer steps out and slogs the ball to send it on the roof of the stands towards deep mid-wicket.

    3.4 Axar to Iyer, no run, good length ball on middle stump, Iyer hits the ball back to Axar.

    3.5 Axar to Iyer, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Iyer guides the balll down to down to long-on for a single.

    3.6 Axar to Gill, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Gill pushes the ball down to long-off for a run.

  • 21:38

    KKR 21/0 after 3 overs.

    Avesh Khan to bowl the third over.

    2.1 Avesh toIyer, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Iyer cuts the ball to wide third-man for a single.

    2.2Avesh to Gill, no run, slow full ball wide of off stump, the ball stays low, Gill looks to slash the ball but fails to connect.

    2.3Avesh to Gill, 3runs, short ball on off stump, Gill plays a short arm jab and sends the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. A slight fumble by the man in the deep and Gill and Iyer takes the third run.

    2.4Avesh to Iyer, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Iyer knocks the ball to mid-off for a single.

    2.5Avesh to Gill, no run, slow back of the length ball wide of off stump, a swing and a miss from Gill.

    2.6Avesh to Gill, 1 run, good length ball wide of off stump, Gill works the ball down to third-man for a run..

  • 21:34

    KKR 15/0 after 2 overs.

    Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl the second over.

    1.1 Ashwin to Iyer, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Iyer drives the ball through extra cover for a single.

    1.2 Ashwin to Gill, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Gill works the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    1.3Ashwin to Iyer, FOUR! Full ball wide of off stump,. Iyer slog sweeps the ball to square-leg for a boundary.

    1.4Ashwin to Iyer, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Iyer steps out and guides the ball to square-leg for a run.

    1.5Ashwin to Gill, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Gill guides the ball to mid-wicket for another single.

    1.6Ashwin to Iyer, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Iyer pushes the ball to mid-on for a run.

  • 21:29

    KKR 6/0 after 1 over.

    Anrich Nortje to bowl the first over of the inning.

    0.1Nortje to Gill, FOUR! Pitched up and Gill punches the ball through extra-cover for a boundary.

    0.2Nortje to Gill, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Gill works the ball down to third-man for a single.

    0.3Nortje to Iyer, no run, slow full ball on off stump, Iyer drives the ball back to Nortje.

    0.4Nortje to Iyer, no run, full ball on leg stump, the ball raps on the pads and goes to the leg side, there is an appeal for LBW but the ball has pitched outside the leg stump.

    0.5Nortje to Iyer, no run, slow full ball wide of off stump, Iyer drives the ball to the fielder at cover.

    0.6Nortje to Iyer, 1 run, good length ball on off and middle stump, Iyer mistimes his pull and the ball rolls to square-leg as Iyer takes a single to open his account with a run.

  • 21:27

    Welcome back for the second half of the match. The DC players form a huddle by the side of their dug out. Shreyas Iyer gives his team a pep talk and then Rishabh Pant leads the DC players on the field. The DC players are followed by the two KKR openers, Venkatesh Iyer and Shubhman Gill.

  • 21:17

  • 21:16

  • 21:09

    DC 135/5 after 20 overs.

    Mavi to bowl the last over.

    19.1Mavi to Axar, 1 run, slow good length ball wide of off stump, Axar slogs the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    19.2 Mavi to Iyer, FOUR! Full ball on off stump, Iyer slogs and sends the ball racing down to deep mid-wicket for a valuable boundary.

    19.3Mavi to Iyer, 2 runs, yorker on off stump, Iyer digs the ball out to deep mid-wicket and takes two runs with ease.

    19.4Mavi to Iyer, 1 run, slow low full toss wide of off stump, Iyer hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a run.

    19.5Mavi to Axar, 1 run, full ball wide of off stump, Axar slogs the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a run.

    19.6Mavi to Iyer, SIX! BACK IN THE STANDS! Full toss on middle stump, Iyer moves back and hammers the ball straight down the ground for a huge hit.

  • 21:03

    DC 120/5 after 19 overs.

    Narine to bowl the nineteenth over.

    18.1 Narine to Iyer, WIDE! Full ball fired way outside the line of off stump.

    18.1Narine to Iyer, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Iyer guides the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    18.2Narine to Hetmyer, 1 Leg Bye, full ball on leg stump, Hetmyer makes room, the ball raps on the pads and goes to the off side, Hetmyer takes a single.

    18.3Narine to Iyer, WICKET! RUN OUT! Short ball on off stump, Iyer cuts the ball to Iyer at backward point and takes off for a dangerous single, Iyer gets rid of the ball in a flash and throws it to Karthik, the keeper takes no time in dismantling the stumps and Hetmyer is short of his ground.

    Hetmyer run out (Venkatesh Iyer/Karthik) 17(10)

    Axar Patle walks out to bat.

    18.4 Narine to Axar, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Axar works the ball to the leg side for a single.

    18.5Narine to Iyer, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Iyer guides the ball for a run.

    18.6Narine to Axar, 1 Leg Bye, short ball on leg stump, the ball hits the pads and goes to short fine, Axar steals a single.

  • 20:58

    DC 114/4 after 18 overs.

    Ferguson to bowl the eighteenth over.

    17.1Ferguson to Iyer, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Iyer works the ball down to fine-leg for a single.

    17.2Ferguson to Hetmyer, SIX! Full ball on off stump, Hetmyer swings the bat, the ball comes from teh meat of the bat and flies over fine-leg fence for a maximum!!!!

    17.3Ferguson to Hetmyer, 1 run, good length ball wide of off stump, Hetmyer looks to swing, the ball takes the inside edge and rolls to the fielder at short fine for a single.

    17.4Ferguson to Iyer, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, the ball swings back in and beats the edge of the bat.

    17.5Ferguson to Iyer, 1 run, slow good length ball on off stump, Iyer hits the ball through cover for a single.

    17.6Ferguson to Hetmyer, SIX! Full ball on off stump, Hetmyer hammers the ball over backward square-leg for another big hit! .

  • 20:51

    DC 99/4 after 17 overs.

    Chakaravarthy to bowl the seventeenth over.

    16.1Chakaravarthy to Iyer, no run, good length ball on off stump, Iyer

    16.2Chakaravarthy to Iyer, 1 run, short ball on leg stump, Iyer drives the ball down the ground for a single.

    16.3Chakaravarthy to Hetmyer, 2runs, full ball on off stump, Hetmer works the ball to square-leg for two quick runs.

    16.4Chakaravarthy to Hetmyer, full ball wide of off stump, Hetmyer goes on one knee and logs the ball down to deep mid-wicket, Gill runs in from deep and dives forward to take a stunning catch, but the third umpire checksChakaravarthy's foot and the spinner has over stepped, it is a NO BALL!

    FREE HIT !

    16.4Chakaravarthy to Iyer, 1 run, short ball wide of off stump, Iyer hits the ball high in the air and Morgan takes the catch as Iyer completes a single.

    16.5Chakaravarthy to Hetmyer, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Hetmyer works the ball to mid-wicket for a single.

    16.6Chakaravarthy to Iyer, 1 run, full ball wide of off stump, Iyer slogs the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 20:43

    DC 92/4 after 16 overs.

    Ferguson to bowl the sixteenth over.

    15.1Ferguson to Pant, no run, slow back of the length ball wide of off stump, Pant steps out and hits the ball to the fielder at mid-off.

    15.2Ferguson to Pant, WICKET! CAUGHT! Slow back of the length ball on off stump, Pant steps out of the crease for a big shot, the ball hits the lower end of the bat and lobs high in the air, Rahul Tripathi at mid-off settles under the ball and completes a fine catch.

    Pant c Tripathi b Ferguson 6(6)

    Shimron Hetmyer walks out to bat.

    15.3 Ferguson to Hetmyer, 1 run, back of the length ball wide of off stump, Hetmyer gets on the top of the bounce and dabs the ball down to third-man for a single.

    15.4 Ferguson to Iyer, 1 run, back of the length ball on off stump, Iyer works the ball to square-leg for a single.

    15.5 Ferguson to Hetmyer, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, Hetmyer jumps and taps the ball to backward point.

    15.6 Ferguson to Hetmyer, no run, full ball on off and middle stump, Hetmyer blocks the ball with a straight bat.

  • 20:36

    DC 90/3 after 15 overs.

    Chakaravarthy tobowl the fifteenth over.

    14.1Chakaravarthy to Dhawan, WICKET! CAUGHT! Slow good length ball wide of off stump, Dhawan steps down the track for a big shot, the ball takes the toe end of the bat and lobs to backward point, Shakib puts in a dive and takes a good catch.

    Dhawan c Shakib b Chakaravarthy 36(39)

    Rishabh Pant walks out to bat.

    14.2 Chakaravarthy to Pant, no run, good length ball on leg stump, Pant makes room and hits the ball to cover.

    14.3Chakaravarthy to Pant, FOUR! Full ball on off stump, Pant slog sweeps the ball to square-leg for a boundary.

    14.4Chakaravarthy to Pant, 1 run, back of the length ball wide of off stump, Pant hits the ball through extra cover for a single.

    14.5Chakaravarthy to Iyer, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Iyer dabs the ball to the fielder at short third-man for a quick single.

    14.6Chakaravarthy to Pant, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Pant works the ball down to long-on for another single.

  • 20:30

    DC 83/2 after 14 overs.

    Mavi to bowl the fourteenth over.

    13.1Mavi to Iyer, 1 run, back of the length ball on middle stump, Iyer knocks the ball down to long-on for a single.

    13.2Mavi to Dhawan, 1 run, fuller ball wide of off stump, Dhawan steps out and plays the ball through the line down to deep midwicket for a single.

    13.3Mavi to Iyer, 2 runs, full ball on off stump, Iyer slogs the ball down to deep midwicket and takes the first run quickly and the n calls Dhawan for the second run and the two batters complete the second run with ease.

    13.4Mavi to Iyer, no run, good length ball on off and middle stump, Iyer blocks the ball and the ball rolls back to Mavi.

    13.5Mavi to Iyer, 1 run, full ball wide of off stump, Iyer slogs the ball to long-on, the ball falls just short of Iyer at long-on, Iyer completes a single.

    13.6Mavi to Dhawan, 1 run, good length ball wide of off stump, Dhawan takes two steps out of the crease and hits the ball to mid-off for a single.

  • 20:27

    DC 77/2 after 13 overs.

    Shakib to bowl the thirteenth over.

    12.1 Shakib toDhawan, 1 run, short ball wide of off stump, Dhawan rocks back and pulls the ball to square-leg for a single.

    12.2Shakib to Iyer, no ru, good length ball on middle and leg stump, the ball raps on the pads and goes around the corner.

    12.3Shakib to Iyer, no run,

    12.4Shakib to Iyer, 1 run, full ball wide of off stump, Iyer hits the ball through cover for a single.

    12.5Shakib to Dhawan, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Dhawan slogs the ball down to deep midwicket for a single.

    12.6Shakib to Iyer, 1 run, short and wide,. Iyer rocks back and cuts the ball to the fielder at sweeper cover for a single.

  • 20:21

    DC 73/2 after 12 overs.

    Mavi to bowl the twelfth over.

    11.1 Mavi to Dhawan, no run, slow good length ball wide of off stump, Dhawan charges down the ground and mishits the ball back to Mavi.

    11.2Mavi to Dhawan, 1 run, good length ball wide of off stump, Dhawan hits the ball down to third-man for a single.

    11.3Mavi to Stoinis, WICKET! CLEAN BOWLED! Good length ball on off stump, Stoinis makes huge room and exposes all three stumps, the ball cuts back in and smashes onto the leg stump.

    Stoinis b Shivam Mavi 18(23)

    Shreyas Iyer walks out to bat

    11.4 Mavi to Iyer, 2 runs, full ball on off stump, Iyer lofts the ball over cover, the ball falls in no man's land and Iyer takes two runs.

    11.5 Mavi to Iyer, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, Iyer goes back and defends the ball with a straight bat.

    11.6 Mavi to Iyer, no run, full ball on middle stump, Iyer nudges the ball to the leg side.

  • 20:16

    DC 70/1 after 11 overs.

    Narine to bowl the eleventh over.

    10.1Narine to Dhawan, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, Dhawan slogs the ball down to fine-leg for a single.

    10.2Narine to Stoinis, 2 runs, full ball on middle and leg stump, Stoinis sweeps the ball down to fine-leg for a couple of runs.

    10.3Narine to Stoinis, no run, full ball on off stump, Stoinis drives the ball to the man at extra-cover.

    10.4Narine to Stoinis, a review for stumping, full ball on leg stump, Stoinis goes for a wild slog but fails to connect, the ball goes to Karthik and he removes the bails in a flash, the decision has been referred to the third umpire and the review shows that Stoinis is safe.

    10.5Narine toStoinis, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, Stoinis nudges the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    10.6Narine to Dhawan, 1 run, back of the length ball wide of off stump, Dhawan cuts the ball through point for a single.

  • 20:11

    DC 65/1 after 10 overs.

    Chakaravarthy to bowl the tenth over.

    9.1 Chakaravarthy to Stoinis, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Stoinis drives the ball down to long-off for a single.

    9.2Chakaravarthy to Dhawan, 2 runs, full ball on middle stump, Dhawan steps out and drives the ball down the ground for a couple of a couple runs.

    9.3Chakaravarthy to Dhawan, FOUR! Full ball on off stump, Dhawan goes on one knee and slogs the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

    9.4Chakaravarthy to Dhawan, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Dhawan drives the ball through backward point for a single.,

    9.5Chakaravarthy to Stoinis, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Stoinis chips the ball down to long-off for a single.

    9.6Chakaravarthy to Dhawan, 1 run, full toss wide of off stump, Dhawan steps out and hits the ball down to long-off for a single.

  • 20:06

    DC 55/1 after 9 overs.

    Narine to bowl the ninth over.

    8.1Narine to Stoinis, 1 run, back of the length ball on middle and leg stump, Stoinis makes room and hits the ball through cover for a single.

    8.2Narine to Dhawan, no run, back of the length ball wide of off stump, Dhawan looks to work the ball to the leg side, the ball takes the inside edge and rolls around the corner.

    8.3Narine to Dhawan, no run, good length ball on off stump, the ball takes the inside edge and goes to short fine.

    8.4Narine to Dhawan, no run, short ball on off stump, Dhawan looks to cut but fails to connect.

    8.5Narine to Dhawan, 1 run, short ball wide of off stump, Dhawan hits the ball through cover for a single.

    8.6Narine to Stoinis, 1 run, short ball on middle and leg stump, Stoinis drives the ball down the ground for a single.

  • 19:59

    DC 52/1 after 8 overs.

    Shivam Mavi to bowl the eighth over.

    7.1 Mavi to Dhawan, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Dhawan works the ball behind square on the leg side for a run.

    7.2 Mavi to Stoinis, run, no run, good length ball on off and middle stump, Stoinis shows the full face of the bat to punch the ball to mid-off.

    7.3Mavi to Stoinis, no run, good length ball on middle and leg stump, Stoinis drives the ball to mid-on.

    7.4Mavi to Stoinis, no run, good length ball on middle stump, Stoinis rocks back and punches the ball to cover.

    7.4Mavi to Stoinis, WIDE! Short ball spilled down the leg side.

    7.5Mavi to Stoinis, no run, good length ball on off stump, Stoinis drives the ball to the fielder at extra-cover.

    7.6Mavi to Stoinis, 1 run, short ball wide of off stump, Stoinis slashes the ball to the fielder at sweeper cover for a single.

  • 19:55

    DC 49/1 after 7 overs.

    Shakib to bowl the seventh over.

    6.1 Shakib to Stoinis, 1 run, back of the length ball on middle stump, Stoinis makes room and looks to cut, the ball takes the inside edge and rolls around the corner, Stoinis takes a single.

    6.1Shakib to Dhawan, WIDE! Full ball fired down the leg side, Karthik fails to stop the ball and Dhawan takes a single.

    6.2Shakib to Stoinis, FOUR! Full ball wide of off stump, Stoinis thumps the ball over cover for a boundary.

    6.3Shakib to Stoinis, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Stoinis hits the ball to the fielder at sweeper cover for a single.

    6.4Shakib to Dhawan, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Dhawan knocks the ball down the ground for a single.

    6.5Shakib to Stoinis, `1 run, short ball on off stump, Stoinis punches the ball down to long-off for a single.

    6.6Shakib to Dhawan, 1 run short ball on leg stump, Dhawan guides the ball to deep midwicket for a run.

  • 19:51

    DC 38/1 after 6 overs.

    Ferguson to bowl the sixth over.

    5.1Ferguson to Dhawan, 1 run, back of the length ball on off stump, Dhawan dabs the ball through backward point for a single.

    5.2Ferguson to Stoinis, 1 run, back of the length ball wide of off stump, Stoinis mistimes his pull and the ball goes to square-leg for a single.

    5.3Ferguson to Dhawan, no run, slow back of the length ball wide of off stump, Dhawan looks to cut but fails to connect.

    5.4Ferguson to Dhawan, no run, Ferguson pulls the length back once more, Dhawan steps out to cut the ball but fails to connect once more.

    5.5 Ferguson to Dhawan, 1 run, back of the length ball on middle stump, Dhawan drives the ball to mid-on for a single.

    5.6Ferguson to Stoinis, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Stoinis hops and knocks the ball to square-leg for another single.

  • 19:45

    DC 34/1 after 5 overs.

    Varun Chakaravarthy to bowl the fifth over.

    4.1 Chakaravarthy to Shaw, WICKET! LBW! CHAKARAVARHTY STRIKES ON HIS FIRST DELIVERY!!! Good length ball on middle stump, the ball spins back in and rasp on the pads, the bowler and the keeper appeal in unison, the umpire raises his finger, Shaw after a short word decides not to take the review.

    Prithvi Shaw lbw b Chakaravarthy 18(12)

    Marcus Stoinis walks out to bat.

    '4.2 Chakaravarthy to Stoinis, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, Stoinis punches the ball back to the bolwer.

    4.3 Chakaravarthy to Stoinis, no run, short ball on off stunmp, Stoinis puhses the ball to mid-off.

    4.4 Chakaravarthy to Stoinis, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg stump, Stoinis works the ball to square-leg for a single.

    4.5 Chakaravarthy to Dhawan, no run, good length ball on off and middle stump, Dhawan leans and blocks the ball.

    4.6 Chakaravarthy to Dhawan, 1 run, short ball on middle stump, Dhawan hits the ball down the ground for a single.

  • 19:41

    DC 32/0 after 4 overs.

    Sunil Narine to bowl the fourth over.

    3.1Narine to Dhawan, no run, short ball wide of off stump, Dhawan looks to cut the ball but fails to connect.

    3.2Narine to Dhawan, SIX! Full toss wide of off stump, Dhawan goes on one knee and sweeps the ball over square-leg for a maximum!!!

    3.3Narine to Dhawan SIX! 2 in 2! Fuller ball wide of off stump, Dhawan slog sweeps the ball over deep backward square-leg for another huge hit.

    3.4Narine to Dhawan, 1 run, full ball wide of off stump, Dhawan hits the ball down the ground for a single.

    3.5Narine to Shaw, 1 run, back of the length ball on middle and leg stump, Shaw nudges the ball to the fielder at short fine leg for a single.

    3.6Narine to Dhawan, no run, full ball on middle stump, Dhawan leans and puhses the ball back to Narine.

  • 19:37

    DC 18/0 after 3 overs.

    Shakib to bowl the third over.

    2.1 Shakib to Shaw, SIX! TOP SHOT! Good length ball on middle stump, Shaw takes two steps out of the crease and whacks the ball over deep mid-wicket for a maximum!!!!

    2.2Shakib to Shaw, FOUR! BRILLIANT! Short ball on off stump, Shaw rocks back and cuts the ball wide of the man at backward point for a boundary.

    2.3Shakib to Shaw, no run, full ball on middle and leg stump, Shaw sweeps the ball to the man at the leg side.

    2.4Shakib to Shaw, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Shaw pushes the ball down the ground for a single.

    2.5Shakib to Dhawan, 1 run, good length ball on leg stump, Dhawan gets an inside edge and takes a single.

    2.6Shakib to Shaw, no run, good length ball on leg stump, SHaw knocks the ball to the leg side.

  • 19:34

    DC 6/0 after 2 overs.

    Lockie Ferguson to bowl the second over.

    1.1 Ferguson to Shaw, FOUR! Half-volley wide of off stump, Shaw punches the ball through cover for a boundary.

    1.2 Ferguson to Shaw, no run, good length ball on off stump, the ball nips back in and beats the edge of the bat.

    1.3 Ferguson to Shaw, 1 run, good length ball on middle stump, Shaw knocks the ball to the leg side for a single.

    1.4 Ferguson to Dhawan, no run, back of the length ball wide of off stump, Dhawan looks to cut the ball but the ball beats the edge of the bat and flies to the keeper.

    1.5Ferguson to Dhawan, no run, good length ball wide of off stump, a swing and a miss from Dhawan.

    1.6Ferguson to Dhawan, no run, full ball on middle and leg stump, the ball drifts in and raps on the pads.

  • 19:29

    DC 1/0 after 1 over.

    Shakib Al Hasan to bowl the first over of the innings.

    0.1Shakib to Shaw, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, Shaw cuts the ball to cover.

    0.2Shakib to Shaw, 1 run, back of the length ball on middle stump, Shaw rocks back and cuts the ball to backward point for a single.

    0.3Shakib to Dhawan, no run, full ball on middle stump, Dhawan nudges the ball to the leg side.

    0.4Shakib to Dhawan, no run, good length ball on middle stump, Dhawan steps out and works the ball to the leg side.

    0.5Shakib to Dhawan, no run, good length ball on off stump, Dhawan leans and blocks the ball.

    0.6Shakib to Dhawan, no run, fuller ball on off stump, Dhawan pushes the ball back to Shakib.

  • 19:15

    Right then the Qualifier-II is about to get underway. The two umpires have made their way to the middle. The KKR players are in a huddle. Interestingly, it is former KKR captain Dinesh Karthik who is giving the team talk.After the quick chat, Eoin Morgan leads the KKR players on the field. And out walk Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shah the two DC openers. We are ready!

  • 19:07

    Teams

    Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje

    Kolkata Knight Riders:Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy

  • 19:03

    Eoin Morgan, KKR captain at toss:We are going to bowl first. It's worked. We have kept the same side. Guys know their role. The mindset in the second leg has been spot-on.

    Rishabh Pant, DC captain at toss:We would have bowled first. We needed an extra batsman, soStoiniscomes in. Tom Curran is out. We are in great frame of mind, always exciting to play together, looking to have fun during the match also.

  • 18:59

    Toss

    KKR captain Eoin Morgan wins the toss and opts to bowl first.

  • 18:50

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  • 18:35

    Pitch Report

    There will be a little bit of a challenge batting first.

    The pitches at Sharjah aren’t tailormade for high scores. The average first innings total in the eight games played at Sharjah this season (prior to the RCB vs KKR Eliminator) has been just 137. The Eliminator between RCB and KKR wasn’t a highfixture either with RCB managing only 138. Going by the trends, the pitch for this match too should be on the slower side.

  • 18:25

    Conditions

    A clear and warm evening is expected for the match. The temperature will be around 28°C and humidity level would be around 51%.

  • 18:23

    Form Guide

    DC:L-L-W-W-L

    KKR: W-W-W-L-W

  • 18:21

    What transpired between the two teams in their league phase face-offs this season?

    In the league stage matches between the two teams, DC and KKR won a match each.DC won the first match between the two teams this season by 7 wickets. KKR bounced back and defeated DC by 3 wickets when the two sides crossed each other’s path in the UAE.

  • 18:18

    KKR vs DC Head to Head

    Matches Played: 28

    DC wins: 12

    KKR wins: 15

    No Result: 1

  • 17:50

    These are the areas where the Kolkata Knight Riders are strong

    KKR have momentum and form by their side. The team was looking defeated in the Indian leg of IPL 2021. But ever since the team has landed in the UAE, it looks like a reformed side. The side has won six of the eight matches they have played in the UAE leg. In those six wins, they have defeated RCB twice and DC once. This accounts for three wins over two teams that qualified for the play-offs. The venue could also work in their favour. KKR have played three matches in Sharjah and won all three of them. The numbers tell that the odds are stacked in KKR’s favour.

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  • 17:49

    Here's a look at the Delhi Capitals' strengths

    The bowling looks the team’s most potent weapon. Indian pacer Avesh Khan has been in scintillating form. He is the team’s leading wicket-taker this term with 23 wickets. The South African pace duo of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Norje have combined to pick 23 wickets. Axar Patel has been excellent with his spinning deliveries and has picked 15 wickets.

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  • 17:48

    Recharged KKR in way of fancied DC's maiden IPL title aspirations

    Eyeing a maiden IPL title, the fancied Delhi Capitals will face another litmus test in the form of a Kolkata Knight Riders unit brimming with optimism when the two sides lock horns in the second qualifier here on Wednesday.

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