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Delhi capitals find their way back to victory by beating Kkr as Kuldeep demands sweet revenge


Fearless fly-half hitters Prithvi Shaw and David Warner laid the groundwork as the Delhi Capitals beat the Kolkata Knight Riders by 44 points to earn their second IPL win here on Sunday. On a batting belt, KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer’s decision to field the Delhi Capitals backfired as they racked up 215 in five half-centuries straddling Shaw (51 from 29 balls) and Warner (61 on 45 balls).

In response, KKR was all out for 171 in 19.4 overs and it was left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav’s night out at Brabourne Stadium as he exacted sweet revenge against a franchise that didn’t treat him too well during his passage as his career was coming. stopped. The scoreboard pressure was always telling and Kuldeep (4/35 in 4 overs), proving to be an asset for the Capitals, swung the game decisively in favor of the side led by Rishabh Pant, getting opposition skipper Shreyas Iyer (54 from 33 balls) puzzled with the googly of a left arm spinner. Iyer had no idea as he ran down the track and the ball turned away after throwing.

Pat Cummins played no manic shots as a broken leg from Kuldeep ended his stay, then he pulled a magnificent skier out of his own bowling alley to cap off a superb evening under the lights. Left arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed (3/25 from 4 overs) played fast and hard early on and in the end Andre Russell (24 from 21 balls) had too much to do with too little time remaining and the result was a one-sided win for DC.

Early on, Shaw and Warner feasted on a quality bowling offense before DC survived a mid-order show to go for a healthy 215 for 5. If Shaw-Warner added 93 to establish the deck , Shardul Thakur (29 off 11 balls) and Axar Patel (22 off 14 balls) added 49 in just 3.2 overs to end the innings in style. Warner and Shaw faced one of the deadliest pace attacks in this edition, but to their advantage, it was perhaps the best batting trail. There was a layer of green but it was more about holding the surface which even had some bounce for anyone who wanted to cross the line.

Umesh Yadav (1/48 in 4 overs) had his first bad outing in this IPL, while Warner also got into Pat Cummins (0/51 in 4 overs) with two bounds over coverage as 50 came in four overs. It’s a rarity to have 10 fours and two sixes in the Powerplay as Iyer looked distraught. Cummins was fired for six by Shaw, while Warner swept Varun Chakravarthy (1/44 in 4 overs) into the middle of the wicket for a six. Sunil Narine (2/21) was swept in reverse as both spinners were brought into the Powerplay after the point guards were punished hard first.

It was Chakravarthy, who broke through Shaw’s defense to give his team the first breakthrough, but skipper Pant (27 from 14 balls), promoting in order, didn’t let the momentum slip away as he and Warner added 55 in just 4.1 overs. Pant was bold as usual, hitting those fallen reverse spinners and a straight six from Cummins.

Warner ended his first half of this edition with a six against Russell before Pant was dismissed by a slower played by the versatile Jamaican. Once Pant was fired, Warner’s shots lacked a bit of pizzazz and Narine was very steady as he slowly brought KKR back into the game, sending Lalit Yadav and Rovman Powell back in quick succession.

It was left to Axar and Shardul to show off their batting prowess which helped DC to an even score on this track.


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