Young batsman Prithvi Shaw played a gem of an innings, but missed on a hundred by one run then survived some anxious moments as Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders on shoot-out during the 10th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 on Saturday.
Delhi's chase of a 186-run target imploded soon after the dismissal of Shaw, as Kuldeep Yadav defended six runs from the last over, forcing a Super Over at Feroz Shah Kotla ground.
But it was another Delhi youngster who sparkled in the tense situation. Kagiso Rabada produced a stunning over to defend 10 runs in the Super Over.
So how did all unfold under a gloomy Delhi night sky?
There was a slight drizzle before the toss. But there was no delay in the start or stoppage during the match. Delhi won a crucial toss and opted to field first. And by the 91. over, they have reduced the favourites to 61/5. Then Andre Russell and skipper Dinesh Karthik not only repaired the KKR innings but also made sure that they a total to fight for. Russell once again played a knock of the highest quality, hitting 62 off 28 balls. Karthik himself scored a fifty off 36 balls.
Delhi were in control of the chase for most of the match, with Shaw keeping the innings together But hey conspired to factor in a super over after Shaw's departure in the penultimate over with team score at 174. Then, it all happened. Two wickets, and a super over.
Another youngster made sure Delhi take what's theirs all night by defending 10 runs against Russell and Karthik.
The match started as a clash between two bug hitters Rishabh Pant and Russell but ended with Shaw winning the man of the match award.
Despite the defeat, KKR remained in top spot with four points, while Delhi have climbed up to second with same numbers of points. KKR have a better net run-rate. In fact, as many as four teams are with four points. Chennai Super Kings are third with same numbers of points but have a game in hand. KXIP are fourth thanks to their negative net run rate. HERE's the updated points table.
Kolkata Knight Riders: 185 for 8 in 20 overs (Andre Russell 62, Dinesh Karthik 50; Harshal Patel 2/40);
Delhi Capitals: 185 for 6 in 20 overs (Prithvi Shaw 99, Shreyas Iyer 43; Kuldeep Yadav 2/41).
Delhi won super over! Chasing 11, Kolkata managed just 7 with Kagiso Rabada producing a sensational over.
6 - Rabada to Uthappa, a single
5 - Rabada to Dinesh Karthik, a single
4 - Rabada to Robin Uthappa, a single
3 - Rabada to Russell, wicket. Yorked. Middle stump.
2 - Rabada to Russell, dot
1 - Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell, 4
12:10 AM IST: Meanwhile, here is the list of tied matches in IPL -
RR vs KKR at Cape Town in 2009
KXIP vs CSK at Chennai in 2010
SRH vs RCB at Hyderabad in 2013
RCB vs DD at Bengaluru in 2013
RR vs KKR at Abu Dhabi in 2014
KXIP vs RR at Ahmedabad in 2015
MI vs GL at Rajkot in 2017 and
DC vs KKR at Delhi tonight.
12:07 AM IST: It will be Dre Russ, who else, to strike for KKR.
12:04 AM IST: Delhi managed just 10 runs for one wicket. Krishan did a very good job. Pant looked a spent force in the shoot-out.
6 - Prasidh Krishna to Pant, a single.
5 - Prasidh Krishna to Pant, another double.
4 - Prasidh Krishna to Pant, a double. Single-handed sliced to long-on.
3 - Prasidh Krishna to Iyer, out
2 - Prasidh Krishna to Shreyas Iyer, a four
1 - Prasidh Krishna to Rishabh Pant, a single
It's midnight and the shootout is here.
Prithvi Shaw sits dejected after getting out on 99 runs during the Indian Premier League 2019 match between Delhi Capital and Kolkata Knight Riders at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi. Photo PTI
11:58 PM IST: Prithvi Shaw, 19, almost carried the team home. Then, he found himself kneeling on the sidelines praying for his team.
11:51 PM IST: It's a tie. It's a tie. Colin Ingram could only manage a single. Five runs from that last over, with two wickets to go. Kuldeep Yadav kept his cool as Delhi imploded at home.
11:50 PM IST: Kuldeep Yadav on with the last ball. A single to Hanuma Vihari. Colin Ingram took a double, then a dot. Another single. Then drama unfolded. Yadav had Vihari caught at cow corner by Shubman Gill. FoW-184/5 (19.5). That makes 2 from 1. Harshal Patel was the new man.
11:45 PM IST: A wide to start the penultimate over, down the leg. Prithvi Shaw took a single off the first legal delivery. On 99. A single then, Shaw holed out behind the wicket, catch taken by Dinesh Karthik. Out on 99, off 55 balls. A hundred was for his taking. Poor lad. He didn't play safe, instead went for a biggie. Ended up top-edging. FoW-174/4 (18.3). But the normal service resumed with Ingram hitting the new ball for a four. 8 off 8. A single taken, 7 off 7. Another single. And it's 6 from 6. DC were 180/4 after 19 overs.
11:41 PM IST: Kuldeep Yadav ended Rishabh Pant's (11 off 15) troubled knock. Had him caught at long off by Piyush Chawla. FoW-170/3 (17.5 Over). Prithvi Shaw, who was on 97, changed over, and took a single off the last ball to move to 98. Colin Ingram was the new man. Three runs and a wicket from the over. Delhi were 171/3 after 18 overs. They need another 15 from 12. Yadav's figures so far: 3-0-36-1.
11:35 PM IST: What a knock from 19-year-old Prithvi Shaw. Prasidh Krishna returned for his last over and was taken to the cleaners by Shaw. Three fours from the first four balls. 16 runs from the over. Shaw needs another four runs to reach his maiden IPL hundred, and to become youngest to do so. Delhi were 168/2 after 17 overs. They need another 18 from 18. Krishna's figures: 4-0-33-0.
11:27 PM IST: Rishabh Pant survived a run-out chance while going for the second run. Settled it for a single. Prithvi Shaw then played an awkward pull shot for a four to backward square leg. A dot ball, then a four, this time to deep backward point. It was followed by a double. A single off the last ball. It was going for a certain four through cover, but a diving Andre Russell stopped it with a brilliant diving effort. And he's some pain. Shaw's timing the ball beautifully. 12 runs from the over. Delhi were 152/2 after 16 overs. Delhi need another 34 from 24 balls. Lockie Ferguson's figures so far: 3-0-29-0. Time-out.
11:21 PM IST: Another very good over for Kolkata. It was almost a very good over. Two singles from the first four balls, then Prithvi Shaw hit the fifth for a four over the cover. A double to end the 8-run over. Piyush Chawla thus completed his spell, for figures of: 4-0-36-1. Delhi were 140/2 after 15 overs. And they need another 46 runs in 30 balls. Shaw is unbeaten on 70 off 41, while Rishabh Pant is on eight off nine.
11:17 PM IST: Now the power game on for Delhi. Rishabh Pant just timed his pull shot to perfection, and there was his brutal power too. A dot to end the over. Seven runs from the over. DC were 132/2 after 14 overs. They need another 54 runs in 36 balls. Prasidh Krishna's figures so far: 0/17. Brilliant.
11:13 PM IST: An that brought together two future India stars in the centre as Rishabh Pant joined Prithvi Shaw. The right-handed opener hit the first ball of Nitish Rana's spell for a four, beating the fielder at backward point. Nine runs from the over. DC were 125/2 after 13 overs.
11:07 PM IST: Shreyas Iyer got a life, but wasted it after two balls. Going for the glory after Shubman Gill dropped him at cow corner off the fourth ball, the Delhi captain hit in the same area with the same power. And this time Gill caught hold of the catch. FoW-116/2 (11.6 Over). Iyer hit 43 off 32 with the help of four fours and two sixes.
Earlier in the over, Prithvi Shaw hit the second ball for a four. 14 runs from Andre Russell's third over. Delhi need another 70 runs from 48 balls.
11:00 PM IST: Yes, Shreyas Iyer continued milking runs, so thus Prithvi Shaw. A single off the first ball. Then, Iyer hit the second for a six over deep square leg. A single, then Shaw hit his third six, this time over deep extra cover. A double, then Shaw swept past sweeper. 20 runs from the over. Kuldeep Yadav has been destroyed. Fifty for Shaw in 30 balls. DC were 102/1 after 11 overs.
10:54 PM IST: Shreyas Iyer continued milking runs after the stoppage. Lockie Ferguson started his second over with a dot to Iyer, then the Delhi captain hit the next ball for a four through mid-wicket. A dot ball, then a wide follwed. Two more singles from the last three balls. Seven runs from the over. Delhi were 82/1 after 10 overs. Still need 104 runs from 64 balls.
10:49 PM IST: Delhi captain Shreyas Iyer hit his first six, off the third ball of the over. Over long-on. 11 runs from the over. Delhi were 75/1 after nine overs. Delhi need another 111 runs from 66 balls. Time-out.
10:46 PM IST: This was a pure class from the young Delhi opener, Prithvi Shaw. Kuldeep Yadav, one of the best bowlers in the world today, picked out by Shaw for a special treatment. Hit for a mighty six over long-off off the last ball as Yadav shouts in frustration. Earlier, off the fourth ball, Shreyas Iyer hit the chinaman bowler for a four. 13 runs from his first over. Delhi were 64/1 after eight overs.
10:41 PM IST: Very good over from Piyush Chawla. Six runs from his second over. All singles. Delhi were 51/1 after seven overs. They need another 135 runs in 78 balls.
10:38 PM IST: Prithvi Shaw has changed the gears. Shreyas Iyer took a single off the first ball of the 6th over, then Shaw hit the second ball for a four by lofting over long-off. He followed it up with a super confident pull shot, over deep mid-wicket, for a six. And the bowler was Andre Russell, star of the league so far. The Jamaican responded with a short ball. And dot. 12 runs from the over. DC were 45/1 after the end of mandatory power-play overs. They now need 141 from 84 balls.
10:33 PM IST: Prasidh Krishna returned for his second over. A dot ball to Shreyas Iyer, then a single. Prithvi Shaw played the next ball towards backward point, but no run. A single followed as Shaw played a pull shot. A wide, then another single to square leg. A dot to end the over. Four runs from it. DC were 33/1 after five overs. They now need 153 from 90 balls. That's a difference of 63 runs.
10:29 PM IST: Andre Russell on with his first over of the match. A dot to Prithvi Shaw, then a single. Three dots to Shreyas Iyer. A single to end the two-run over. DC were 29/1 after four overs. They need another 157 runs.
10:25 PM IST: IPL veteran Piyush Chawla was hit for a four and a six off the second and third balls respectively by Shikhar Dhawan, but the spinner hit back. He had Delhi opener caught at mid-off by Andre Russell. FoW-27/1 (2.4 Over). New man Shreyas Iyer blocked the next two balls.
10:19 PM IST: Lockie Ferguson shared the new ball with Prasidh Krishna. A dot ball to Shikhar Dhawan to start his spell. A single, then a dot to Prithvi Shaw. The right-handed opener then whipped the fourth ball like Virender Sehwag used to do it, for a four to deep mid-wicket. A single, then Delhi boy Dhawan played a lofted shot over mid-on for another four. 10 runs from the over. DC were 16/0 after two overs.
10:15 PM IST: Prasidh Krishna opened the proceedings in the second period of the match. Two dot balls to Prithvi Shaw. The young opener took a single off the third ball after placing towards mid-off. His opening partner Shikhar Dhawan played the fifth ball towards third man for a single. Shaw played a pull shot off the last ball for four. Six runs from the over.
10:04 PM IST: Andre Russell, who's now taken the Orange Cap for the most runs, admitted that it was tough for him after getting hit on the shoulder. What if that had happened?
For Delhi, Nepalese sensation Sandeep Lamichhane was outstanding in debut. One wicket for 29 runs. The 18-year-old was the thriftiest of the lot.
9:57 PM IST: Kagiso Rabada on with the last over of the innings. The first ball was guided down the third man for a four by ever enterprising Piyush Chawla. A misfield from none other than Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer allowed a second. Another double followed. Then a single. Chawla then beat the fielder at fine leg with a strange, hook-pull shot for a four. Chawla (12 off 5) got himself run out while going for a second off the last ball. With that one run, KKR have posted a very good 185/8.
9:51 PM IST: New man Piyush Chawla hit the first ball of the penultimate over, bowled by Amit Mishra, for a six. A single and wide followed. Dinesh Karthik (50 off 36;4sX5,6sX2) reached his fifty with a six. And the next ball, he walked. Caught behind. FoW-170/7 (18.4 Over). Kuldeep Yadav, the new man, took a single off the first ball he faced. Two runs and a wicket. What an over. Mishra thus completed his spell, for figures of 4-0-36-1. KKR were 171/7.
9:45 PM IST: Dinesh Karthik's just happy to give the strike to Andre Russell. A single off the first ball. Very good yorker which floored the KKR captain. Andre Russell hit the next ball for a four. A double, with Delhi calling for a run out check. Russell guided the fourth ball to the backward point boundary. Then holed out. He made 62 off 28 balls with four fours and six sixes. FoW - 156/6 (17.5 Over). While taking the catch at deep square leg, sub fielder Rahul Tewatia collided with Kagiso Rabada. No injury, thankfully. 11 runs from Chris Morris' final over. His figures: 4-0-35-1.
9:38 PM IST: Kagiso Rabada returned for third over. Good start. A dot to Dinesh Karthik, then a single. Then, Russell pulled the third ball for a four. A bullet. And his first fifty this season, in 24 balls. He had scores of 49 not out and 48 in the first two matches, which KKR won. Rabada did well to limit it to seven runs. KKR were 145/5 after 17 overs. Karthik and Russell have added 84 runs in 48 balls.
9:33 PM IST: Dinesh Karthik hit the first ball of the 16th over for a four, through cover. Three singles followed. And that golf-swing came into play as Andre Russell pocketed the fifth ball of the over into the second tier. A wide. Harshal Patel feeling the heat. An attempted slower delivery gone horribly wrong. So slow that Russell chased after it but let it past seeing the distance he needed to cover. Then, the Jamaican launched the last ball into the orbit. Might hit. 20 runs from the over. KKR were 138/5. Patel's spell completed: 4-0-40-2.
9:27 PM IST: Chris Morris returned for his second over. A single to Dinesh Karthik to start the over. Another single as Andre Russel picked the short delivery but failed to time it. Another single. An inside edge and it beat everyone, including the wicketkeeper and the fielder at short fine leg, for a four. Umpire has called up Morris. Replays showed the South African almost twisting his flailing leg while landing to deliver the fourth delivery. He did well to keep the ball from releasing. Would have Medical attention required. Not a good sight. Four leg byes followed, down the leg. And a back flip from Rishabh Pant to entertain the Delhi crowd. Russell hit the last ball over long off for a six. 17 runs from the over. KKR were 118/5 after 15 overs.
9:13 PM IST: Harshal Patel floored Andre Russell. Hit on the shoulder. A beamer. That happened off the third ball. From the free-hit, a single as Russell hit the ball to deep square leg where a catch was taken. Five runs from the over. KKR were 101/5 after 14 overs. Karthik and Russell have added 40 runs in 30 balls, with 37 of those coming in the last four overs. Time-out.
9:06 PM IST: Experienced Amit Mishra returned for his third over. Conceded six runs, despite being hit for a four off the second ball by Dinesh Karthik. KKR were 96/5 after 13 overs.
9:01 PM IST: Big over for KKR. Sandeep Lamichhane has been hit for a four and back-to-back sixes. Dinesh Karthik clobbered the third ball for a four through mid-wicket, then Andre Russell hit the last two balls for sixes. 17 overs from the over. KKR were 90/5 after 12 overs. Lamichhane completed his spell for figures of 4-0-29-1.
8:53 PM IST: Russell storm is here. He launches one into the crowd. Mishra tossed it up and Russell took it up his sleeve to send it over the ropes.
8:48 PM IST: Sandeep into the attack. And Gill has been run out going for the third run. Brilliant fielding by Rabada as he paced towards the ball and saved a boundary. Harshal followed it up with a brilliant throw and Gill was caught ball watching as he failed to make it in time at the non-strikers' end. FoW 61/5 (9.1 Overs) Russell walked in. Can he resurrect KKR's innings?
8:42 PM IST: Iyer introduces Mishra into the attack. DK took a single off the second ball. Gill played a cover drive. No run, but found a single off the next ball. A lucky four of the last ball as DK cut and got an under edge that went past the keeper. After 9 Overs KKR are 59/4. Time-out.
8:38 PM IST: Nitish Rana is gone. The wickets are tumbling pretty quick. What a catch by Rabada at fine leg. Harshal Patel is on a song. FoW 44/4 (7.1 Overs). Young Shubhman Gill walks in. Short ball and DK dispatches it into the stands. A single from DK and Gill rotates the strike of the next ball. DK pulls but this time it will only be a single.
8:33 PM IST A blinder from Pant. An acrobatic effort. Takes an exceptional catch diving towards his left to dismiss Lynn. Rabada is jubilant and DC are ecstatic. FoW 40/3 (6.5 Overs) DK walk in and Rabada strays down the pads and DK flicks it to the boundary off his legs.
8:29 PM IST: Harshal Patel into the attack. Four good balls and the fifth one had a lot of width and Robin smashed it to the fence. Harshal traps Robin in front of the wicket off the last ball. Robin departs for 11. FOW 36/2 (5.6 Overs)
8:25 PM IST: Morris continues. Robin takes a single off the first ball. Lynn defends a ball befor4e hovering the next one over mid-off for a four. He gets beaten and follows it up with another four.
8:20 PM IST: Sandeep continued to torment Nikhil. And Naik failed to read the wrong one and he is trapped. The umpire raises his finger. KKR take a review, but there is not bat and he is out. FoW 16/1 (3.4 overs). KKR were 21/1 after 4 overs. Uthappa walks in places it through the covers for a boundary.
8:14 PM IST: Chris Morris is into the attack. An exceptional over from Morris as he gives away only two runs.
8:09 PM IST: Sandeep Lamichane comes into the attack. A cautious Naik watches and defends Sandeep's deliveries. And DC lose a review for a catch. A single of the last ball and Naik keeps the strike.
8:04 PM IST: Nikhil Naik and Chris Lynn walk in to open KKR's innings. A streaky start to Naik as he inside edged the ball past the leg stump for a boundary of Rabada. A couple of dot balls, and then he takes a single. Chris Lynn times one to the fence.
7:56 PM IST: Sandeep Lamichane is a very good inclusion for DC. The leg spinner from Nepal has been impressive lately. And this wicket will provide him the right assistance.
7:52 PM IST: Surprise! Surprise! Four changes in the Delhi team for today;'s match. Hanuma Vihari, Harshal Patel, Chris Morris, and Sandeep Lamichhane come in for the crucial game. And for KKR! Sunil Narine is out with an injury. And Nikhil Naik comes in.
7:40 PM IST:
DC: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, Harshal Patel
KKR: Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, Robbie Uthappa, Nikhil Naik, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson
7.35 PM IST Shreyas Iyer won the toss and DC opt to bowl against KKR.
7:15 PM IST: We are 15 minutes away from the toss and the covers are off. We have an exciting game in hand. It is to be seen how the pitch behaves. The captain winning the toss will most likely put the opposition to bat to see how the Kotla wicket behaves.
6:57 PM IST: The drizzle seems to have gone away. The skies are getting clear. The pitch might be on the slower side and might assist the spinners. It is gonna be a battle of the spinners. Here's the preview for more details.
6:43 PM IST: The slight drizzle could be the calm before the Storm. Delhi will be in for a thunderous evening with the clash of the power-hitting giants Russel and Pant. Even the heavens are getting geared for the Russell-Pant storm.
6:25 PM IST: And there's slight drizzle in Delhi. Shouldn't be a problem though.
6:15 PM IST: Key numbers ahead of the toss:
In the 23 previous meetings, KKR has won 13 times as against Delhi, who used to be Daredevils, winning nine. There was one abandoned match too. Former KKR captain Gautam Gambhir is the leading scorer in this fixture, with 569. He sure loved to punish his 'home' team.
5:40 PM IST: What happened so far?
KKR are the table toppers, having beaten SunRisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab in their first two matches. And featuring heavily in those wins were Andre Russell, the big Jamaican all-rounder who deals in boundaries and has the knack of picking important wickets. Delhi started their 2019 IPL campaign on a rousing note, defeating three-time champions Mumbai Indians then lost to Chennai Super Kings.