Delhi Capitals has beaten KKR by 18 runs thanks to the classy inning by the Delhi’s young skipper Shreyas Iyer and the pacer Anrich Nortje. Iyer played one of the best innings if IPL 2020 as he scored 88 runs not out off 38 balls. Prithvi Shaw also shine with an imposing inning that helped DC to set a target of 228/4.
Apart from Shaw and Iyer, their another young gun Rishabh Pant also fired and scored 38 runs of 17 balls. With this inning he also dusted off his rustiness with this impressive knock. KKR has an uphill task to chase down 228 runs but it was not impossible at all as the pitch was placid and they manage to finish at 210 for 8. Delhi’s bowling unit was also very impressive. Harshel Patel who was replacing Ishant Sharma performed very well and finished his quota of 4 overs with 2 for 34. Nortje was most impressive who finished with a figure of 3/33.
Kagiso Rabada, who was impressive till now in IPL 2020, leaked some runs and finished with 1/51. though he got the wicket of KKR’s most dangerous player Andre Russell. KKR’s Eoin Morgan (44 from 18 balls) and Rahul Tripathi (36 off 16 balls) were very impressive and at one point they were in control and favorites to win the match. But Delhi bowler held their nerves and ensured that the two points are in Delhi’s basket.
When KKR needed 31 runs from 12 balls, Nortje bowled impressive over and got rid of Eoin Morgan and also gave away only 5 runs. Marcus Stoinis bowled the last over when KKR needed 26 runs to win. He dismissed the in form Tripathi with the slower yorker and ensured the victory for DC. With this win DC has grabbed the top position on the points table.