IPL 2021, DC vs. KKR: Prithvi Shah’s stormy fifty won Delhi, Kolkata by 7 wickets

Bharjari in-form opener Prithvi Shah’s 82 from 41 deliveries helped Delhi Knight Riders beat Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets in the 25th match of the IPL 2021. Delhi, with 21 balls to spare, took 21 wickets and set an easy target of 155 runs. Shah scored 82 off 41 balls with 11 fours and three sixes. The 132-run partnership for the first wicket with Shikhar Dhawan ensured Delhi’s victory.

Dhawan played well, scoring 46 off 47 balls with the help of four balls and a six. Pat Cummins broke the partnership with a dismissal in the 14th over. Cummins Shah and Rishabh Pant (16) were also sent to the pavilion. Prior to that, Andre Russell had scored 45 off 27 balls for Kolkata Knight Riders and 154 for six after recovering from a top and middle order failure.

Rajasthan bowler won the match by 7 wickets

Batting first, KKR had a poor start and in the fourth over, opener Nitish Rana (15) sent Akshar Patel to the pavilion. Subsequently, Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi tried to fight the fort for a while but Marcus Stoinis broke the partnership by dismissing Tripathi in the tenth over. Tripathi was dismissed for 19 and 69 runs were scored on the scoreboard.

Lalit Yadav, who plays for the injured Amit Mishra, has sent KKR leader Ioan Morgan without opening an account. Gill looked confident on the other end, hitting Ishant Sharma and Akshar for a couple of boundaries. Morgan and Sunil Narine were dismissed for three balls without opening an account, which did not give KKR a big score. Yadav took wickets for both. KKR’s score was 69 for one wicket in the 10th over which was reduced to 75 for four in the 11th over. If Morgan catches Steve Smith on the long-off, Narayan is bowled.

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Gill, who has not scored a single century in seven innings so far this season, has been bowled out by Avesh Khan for 43. Russell scored an unbeaten 45 off 27 balls with the help of two fours and four sixes in the last over. After this win, Delhi are in second place with ten points from seven matches while KKR is in fifth place with four points from the same number of matches.

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