Once Prithvi Shaw stood tall, by comparison, even Andre Russell’s mighty contribution was dwarfed. But all that was pushed into the background once Delhi Capitals faltered in the final over of its chase of Kolkata Knight Riders’ 185 and left the match tied.
In the Super Over bowled by Prasidh Krishna, Delhi scored 10 for the loss of Shreyas Iyer’s wicket. In its hunt, Kolkata lost Russell to Kagiso Rabada off the third ball and could only score seven. Delhi’s second win of the season, also resulted in Kolkata’s first loss in three outings.
Shaw — 99 with three sixes and 12 boundaries — took Delhi to the threshold of victory before the script took a dramatic turn. Needing six runs off Kuldeep Yadav’s over, Delhi managed just five and lost wickets off the last two deliveries.
Though Kolkata lost, it displayed great grit to make a match of it after being reduced to 61 for five in the 10th over.
Russell took the fight to the Capitals’ camp with a 28-ball 62, dotted with six sixes and four boundaries. In comparison, Dinesh Karthik’s 36-ball 50 wore a look of sanity.
Speaking later Russel said, “It was tough for me after getting hit on the shoulder (off Harshal Patel).
Karthik helps Russell
“Karthik kept talking to me throughout the innings. I told DK that I was getting the pain, so there was no point of hanging there, I played my shots. It worked for me. At one point we were thinking of 150 but the partnership between me and DK helped us post 185.”
But the hero of the evening was Shaw, although he was unlucky to miss his maiden century in the Indian Premier League when his miscued skier was pouched by Karthik.
Till Shaw opened up to play some punishing strokes, the visiting team was confident of defending its hard-earned 185 for eight in 20 overs.
The early loss of Shikhar Dhawan did not hurt Delhi as skipper Shreyas joined his Mumbai Ranji teammate and set the pace for the chase. The two added 89 runs off 56 deliveries to offset Kolkata’s innings-resurrecting stand of 95 off 53 between Russell and skipper Dinesh Karthik.
scoreboard Delhi capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
Nikhil Naik lbw b Lamichhane 7 (16b, 1×4), Chris Lynn c Pant b Rabada 20 (18b, 3×4), Robin Uthappa lbw b Harshal 11 (6b, 2×4), Nitish Rana c Rabada b Harshal 1 (2b), Dinesh Karthik c Pant b Mishra 50 (36b, 5×4, 2×6), Shubman Gill run out 4 (5b), Andre Russell c Tewatia b Morris 62 (28b, 4×4, 6×6), Piyush Chawla run out 12 (5b, 1×4, 1×6), Kuldeep Yadav (not out) 10 (5b, 1×4); Extras (lb-4, nb-1, w-3): 8; Total (for eight wkts. in 20 overs): 185.
FALL OF WICKETS
1-16 (Naik, 3.4 overs), 2-36 (Uthappa, 5.6), 3-40 (Lynn, 6.5), 4-44 (Rana, 7.1), 5-61 (Gill, 9.1), 6-156 (Russell, 17.5), 7-170 (Karthik, 18.4), 8-185 (Chawla, 20).
DELHI CAPITALS BOWLING
Rabada 4-0-41-1, Lamichhane 4-0-29-1, Morris 4-0-35-1, Harshal 4-0-40-2, Mishra 4-0-36-1.
Prithvi Shaw c Karthik b Ferguson 99 (55b, 2×4, 3×6), Shikhar Dhawan c Russell b Chawla 16 (8b, 2×4, 1×6), Shreyas Iyer c Gill b Russell 43 (32b, 4×4, 2×6), Rishabh Pant c Chawla b Kuldeep 11 (15b, 1×4), Colin Ingram run out 10 (7b, 1×4), Hanuma Vihari c Gill b Kuldeep 2 (3b), Harshal Patel (not out) 0 (0b); Extras (lb-1, w-3): 4; Total (for six wkts. in 20 overs): 185.
FALL OF WICKETS
1-27 (Dhawan, 2.4 overs), 2-116 (Shreyas, 11.6), 3-170 (Pant, 17.5), 4-174 (Shaw, 18.3), 5-184 (Vihari, 19.5), 6-185 (Ingram, 20).
KNIGHT RIDERS BOWLING
Prasidh 4-0-33-0, Ferguson 4-0-38-1, Chawla 4-0-36-1, Russell 3-0-28-1, Kuldeep 4-0-41-2, Rana 1-0-8-0.
Toss: Delhi Capitals
MoM: Prithvi Shaw.
Delhi Capitals (10/1) bt Kolkata Knight Riders (7/1) in Super Over.