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Delhi thrashes KKR by 7 wickets
Prithvi Shaw’s murderous assault on Shivam Mavi in the first over of the Delhi innings set the tone for the match as Delhi galloped away to a fluent 7 wicket win over subdued KKR to strengthen their spot in the top four of the league table IPL 2021. Delhi thrashes KKR by 7 wickets.
Asked to bat first KKR were unimpressive in their quest for setting a good target for the strong batting lineup of Delhi Capitals. Nitish Rana (15) and Rahul Tripathy (19) failed to thrive on their starts. Shubman Gill scored an important 43 runs off 38 halls but could never increase the run rate. KKR ‘s plight got worse with the quick dismissals of Morgan and Narine for noughts.
Finally, it fell exclusively on Andre Russell to pull the innings around with some typical brutal hitting. Russell hit some massive blows including 4 sixes over midwicket and straight down the ground. While Karthik (14) going relatively cheaply, “Dreruss” with his incredible power-hitting rattled up an unbeaten 45 off 27 balls to take KKR to 154/6 in 20 overs.
For Delhi, Axar Patel (2/32) and Lalit Yadav (2/13) made crucial inroads by bowling superbly as Delhi restricted KKR admirably. Prithvi Shaw plunders 82(41 balls) as Delhi thrashes KKR by 7 wickets.
In reply came that fateful first over from Shivam Mavi as Prithvi Shaw in belligerent mood crunched him for 6 successive fours with glorious drives and flicks. Delhi never looked back after that first over as Shaw and Dhawan built on that sensational momentum attained by Shaw’s 25 runs first over carnage.
Runs flowed from both ends as Shaw continued to play awesome shots and Dhawan never looked in trouble as they added 132 in 13.5 overs of dazzling strokeplay which virtually sealed the game.
Dhawan (46) was the first to go after playing the supporting cast to Shaw who was finally lbw to Cummins for 82 off 41 balls. Cummins (3/36) further accounted for Pant (16) who skied a catch in the deep but Stoinis ensured no further damage as Delhi cantered home by 7 wickets.
Delhi thereby gains back the winning momentum after their heartbreaking one-run loss to RCB. As for KKR, they further slide down the points table and looked utterly mediocre with unimaginative captaincy and insipid performances.
Delhi Capitals won by 7 wkts
KKR 154/6 (20 Ovs)
Shubman Gill 43(38)
Lalit Yadav 2/13
DC 156/3 (16.3 Ovs)
Prithvi Shaw 82(41)