Rovman Powell's 16-ball 33 not out and Axar Patel's 24 helped Delhi Capitals romp home against Kolkata Knight Riders to hand the two-time champions fifth straight loss in IPL 2022. Get DC vs KKR highlights.
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Kolkata Knight Riders’ winless run continued as they slumped to their fifth straight loss in IPL 2022. Defending a below-par 146/9, KKR got off to a flying start dismissing Prithvi Shaw and Mitchell Marsh in the first couple of overs. David Warner and Lalit Yadav revived Delhi Capitals with a 65-run stand but three wickets within two runs once again brought KKR back in the game. However, it was Rovman Powell, who’s unbeaten 33 off 16 balls saw Delhi home. Earlier, Kuldeep Yadav once again haunt his former employers as he 4/14 derailed KKR before Nitish Rana’s fighting fifty helped KKR go near 150-run mark. Get highlights of DC vs KKR.
I might have become a better bowler, but I am mentally strong than before. When you fail in like you pick what you can improve on and that is something I had to improve. I don't get scared of failing now.
Rishabh Pant (DC): We were thinking (of the wobble) because we lost too many wickets in the middle but at the same time we thought if we take the game deep, we can win it. We see him (Powell) as a finisher but like today when we lost too many wickets, he has to come up and do the job.
Shreyas Iyer (KKR): It was holding up a bit (the wicket), but we didn't get a good score on the board. No real excuses, we have to go back and assess where things are going wrong. A lot of chopping and changing is happening (at the top of the order), it's been difficult to set up the right combination, with all injuries not helping as well.
Shreyas Iyer is on the attack with just four runs needed. Rovman Powell sends Iyer over long-on to hand KKR their fifth loss in a row.
Down the ground and it's a six for Delhi Capitals. And it's no other than Rovman Powell. The Caribbean gets lucky again with a four towards fine leg. The game is back with Delhi. DC 131/6 (17)
KKR have managed to take quick wickets but the danger 'Rovman Powell' is still there at the crease. DC 117/6 (16)
OUT! Axar Patel falls short of his ground after a terrific take from Shreyas Iyer. Venkatesh Iyer standing cover to wicket grabs the ball and shatters the stumps. Wicket given away. DC 113/6 (15)
Just 14 runs come off the last four overs at the cost of three wickets. Delhi Capitals have lost the plot here at Wankhede. DC 94/5 (13)
Certainly, KKR are back in the game. Umesh Yadav strikes again as Rishabh Pant goes back for 2. DC lose three wickets in space of two runs. DC 84/5 (11.1)
Lalit Yadav departs. Delhi Capitals lose both set batters in quick successions. Sunil Narine strikes. Certainly, KKR are back in the game.DC 84/4 (11)
OUT! Umesh Yadav gets a well-set David Warner out. Much needed for KKR. Warner fails to get judge the bounce off Umesh and ends up holing out at fine-leg boundary. DC 83/3 (10). Meanwhile, Umesh Yadav has dismissed Warner fifth time in IPL -- the most a bowler got the Australian got out.
Looks like the timeout has charged David Warner as he hits Nitish Rana for three consecutive fours. DC 80/2 (9)
KKR are looking toothless here at the Wankhede. Harshit Rana bowls a full toss above the waist and the only thing Lalit Yadav did was open the face of the bat, and see the ball sail over the ropes. 11 runs come off the over. The partnership between Lalit and David Warner is 49 now. DC 66/2 (8)
David Warner brings up Delhi Capitals' fifty with a four towards fine leg. Eight runs come from Sunil Narine over. KKR badly need wickets here. DC 55/2 (7)
Just five runs off a Tim Southee over to finish the powerplay. Meanwhile, David Warner has crossed 1000 IPL runs against KKR. DC 47/2 (6)
Sunil Narine comes into the attack for KKR. Btw, it's his 400th T20 match. A boundary from David Warner to finish off the rather quiet over. DC 42/2 (5)
David Warner welcomes Tim Southee with a four. Another one from the Australian towards deep mid-wicket. Warner has been in good touch in this IPL so far scoring 228 runs from six games that including back-to-back fifties in three games. DC 36/2 (4)
I’m so surprised to see @patcummins30 sit out unless he’s injured ? World class all rounder . If someone has had 2 3 tough games does it mean u stop believing in your match winners? cause they can win you 3 in a row aswell !!just my opinion 🤷🏻♂️ #DCvKKR— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 28, 2022
Stand and Deliver from Mitchell Marsh. The Australian opens puts his front foot forward and lofts over Harshit Rana's head. Wait. Rana hets his maiden IPL wicket. Mitchell Marsh, trying to clear deep mid-wicket holes out at the hand of Venkatesh Iyer. DC 17/2 (1.3)
What a start for KKR. Umesh Yadav strikes on the first ball and it is dangerous Prithvi Shaw, caught and bowled. David Warner gets a four in the last ball. DC 11/1 (1)
The credit goes to the captain who used me on the right occasions, I was very confident about my ability before the game and landed the areas perfectly (describing his bowling spell). Kuldeep bhai always takes wickets and it's so nice to see him do well.
Rinku Singh finally departs while trying to clear the on-side boundary. He goes for a handy 23 from 16 balls. Mustafizur gets a wicket. Chetan Sakariya takes a brilliant diving catch to dismiss Nitish Rana for 57. Tim Southee is knocked off the next ball. Three wickets for Mustafizur and Delhi Capitals in the final over. KKR finish at 146/9
Nitish Rana brings his 50 in style, a six off Shardul Thakur. The 50-run stand between Rana and Rinku also comes up. Rinku Singh hits a four to take 10 runs from the over. KKR 144/6 (19)
Another big over for KKR. Rinku Singh and Nitish Rana hit a four each off Mustafizur Rahman to take 10 runs from the over. KKR 128/6 (18)
Nitish Rana gives KKR the much-needed push. The left-hander clobbers Lalit Yadav for two sixes in an over. Rana in 40s now. KKR 118/6 (17)
Two fours, one each from Rinku Singh and Nitish Rana, off Chetan Sakariya bring up 100 for struggling KKR. Rinku has shots in his hands and it's a chance for the Uttar Pradesh batter to become a true Knight at Wankhede today. A lot will depend on Rana too. KKR 101/6 (16)
Just as it looked, Shreyas Iyer would go big again against DC, Rishabh Pant takes a brilliant catch to send back his National teammate. Iyer departs for 42. Kuldeep Yadav takes his third of the match. Wait, there is more drama. Andre Russell is stumped for a duck in the same over. Kuldeep has now eight wickets against KKR this season. KKR 83/6 (13.4)
Smokes over cow corner. Nitish Rana smacks Lalit Yadav for the first six of the innings. Rana and Iyer put on 48 runs for the unbroken fifth wicket. KKR 83/4 (13)
Two fours in an over for Shreyas Iyer off Axar Patel as the captain takes charge. He is batting on 33 from 39 balls. Don't forget, Iyer scored a fifty against DC in the first round. DC 72/4 (11)
Nitish Rana cleverly guides the ball towards fine-leg boundary off Kuldeep Yadav to bring up KKR's 50. 100 runs come from the over. KKR 56/4 (10)
Kuldeep Yadav played 14 games for KKR between 2019 and 2021. The left-arm chinaman has taken six wickets in IPL 2022 against KKR.
Lot was expected from Baba Indrajith. The Tamil Nadu batter has scores of Delhi (117), Chattisgarh (127) and Jharkhand (100 & 52) in his last three Ranji Trophy games. But he fails to impress on Thursday. Indrajith departs for 6 as Kuldeep Yadav strikes. Oh no! Kuldeep strikes again and it's Sunil Narine.KKR 37/4 (8)
Not the kind of powerplay starts KKR are known for. Two wickets and just a boundary in the first 36 balls for KKR. The onus is on Shreyas Iyer. He is batting on 13. This is the third-lowest powerplay total of the season and the lowest for two-time champions. KKR 29/2 (6)
OUT! Venkatesh Iyer's poor run with the bat continues. The left-hander goes across the line, hits Axar Patel hard, didn't get the elevation and Chetan Sakariya takes the catch at short fine-leg. KKR 22/2 (4.3)
Chetan Sakariya started from where he left at Rajasthan Royals last year in IPL. The left-arm concedes just five runs in his second over. KKR 21/1 (4)
Marvelous cover drive from Shreyas Iyer and the ball sails to the boundary off Shardul Thakur. 11 runs come in the over. KKR 17/1 (3)
What a start by Chetan Sakariya in DC colours. Aaron Finch dances down the ground and swings blindly to completely miss the line to see his timbers shattered. Another poor start by KKR. Shreyas Iyer comes in. KKR 4/1 (1.3)
KKR have gone back with Venkatesh Iyer at the top. He is opening with Aaron Finch. Mustafizur Rahman with the ball for DC. Excellent first over. DC 2/0 (1)
A U-19 World Cup-winning captain, two centuries and an unbeaten double ton in his first three Ranji Trophy games – Yash Dhull is still waiting to get his maiden IPL cap. Interesting!
Shreyas Iyer (KKR): I would have bowled as well. I feel the players have to stand up for themselves and take responsibility to finish games off themselves. We have to win six in six now to qualify, so one game at a time. Three changes for us.
Rishabh Pant (DC): The wicket looks on the drier side and dew might come in the latter half. Our strength has been backing each other. Khaleel Ahmed and Sarfaraz Ahmed are out, and Mitchell Marsh and Chetan Sakariya come in.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Aaron Finch, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer(c), Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Baba Indrajith(w), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya
Delhi Capitals have won the toss and Rishabh Pant decides to bowl first.
It is the same surface that produced the thriller between SRH and GT last night. The pitch looks spectacular for batting. Bowlers will have to produce their own strategies tonight.
Baba Indrajith and Harshit Rana are making their debut for KKR. News from the Delhi Capitals camp is that left-arm pacer Chetan Sakariya gets his first cap.
Remember last year in UAE? KKR had a bad first half only to bounce back in the second and reached the final. Can they do it this year?
Head coach Ricky Ponting, Mitchell Marsh and Tim Seifert have rejoined the Delhi Capitals camp after being out due to COVID. It is unlikely Marsh and Seifert will play against KKR. Ponting wants the team to play strong in the second-half of IPL 2022.
Andre Russell has been the only bright spot for KKR with both bat and ball. In eight matches so far, Russell has scored 227 runs and taken 10 wickets. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals will expect Rovman Powell to come good after the right-hander from the Caribbean hit a 15-ball 36 against Rajasthan Royals that included five sixes.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the IPL 2022 match between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders. A win for either Delhi Capitals or Kolkata Knight Riders will take them to the sixth spot in IPL 2022 points table displacing Punjab Kings. Both KKR and DC are on positive net run rates (NRR) while PBKS are having a negative NRR.