It is match 25 in the IPL 2021, as KKR goes up against the DC. DC will be looking to recover from their loss in the last game against RCB. Whereas KKR will be looking to end their 4 games losing streak. It was DC who won the toss and elected to bowl first. DC also made one change to their side with Lalit Yadav coming in for Amit Mishra. KKR on the other hand were unchanged.
KKR lose track in middle over
It has been a season for KKR where their openers haven’t performed as they hoped. It was yet another poor start for the KKR as they lost their first wicket for just 25 runs. Rana after a huge six on the previous ball stepped out of his crease and was stumped. Axar Patel got his revenge as Rana was dismissed for just 15 runs.
Tripathi who came out to bat in number three provided some stability to the KKR innings. After the end of the powerplay, KKR was 45 for the loss of 1 wicket. Tripathi and Gill continued on with their partnership until it was broken in the 10th over. Stoinis dismissed Tripathi the next ball after being hit for a boundary. The ball was bowled wide outside off, Tripathi hits it straight to the fielder at sweeper cover. One wicket opened the gateway for more overs as Eoin Morgan and Narine were dismissed in the very next over, both for a duck.
Shubman Gill who was looking in a good touch was finally dismissed in the 13th over by Avesh Khan. After the end of 13 over KKR were 82 for a loss of 5 wickets. It was now up to Dinesh Kartik and Andre Russel to take KKR to a respectable total. Kartik was next to be dismissed for the KKR, after being caught leg-before in the 17th over.
A superb cameo from Andre Russell ensured that KKR 154. It wasn’t a total that looked likely after Karthik departed. Russell until then hadn’t gotten going, but some lofty hits that cleared the boundaries with ease took them over the 150-run mark. Russell remained unbeaten on 45 off 27 balls. It was a good recovery for KKR after the middle overs belonged to DC where they picked up wickets aplenty to reduce KKR from 69/1 to 82/5.
Prithvi Shaw Show
With a marginal target on board for the DC, it was a good chance for them to register a big win and gain some net-run rate. Shaw started off in a blistering fashion hitting 6 fours in 6 balls. DC made 25 runs from the very first over. Shaw continued on in an explosive fashion with Dhawan playing a supporting role. DC made 67 runs for the loss of no wicket after the end of the powerplay. Shaw went on to complete his half-century in just 18 balls, the fastest in this year’s IPL.
KKR had no answer for Shaw and Dhawan as they completed to bat flawlessly bring up the century stand in the 11th over. Pat Cummins tried to fight back for the KKR, picking up wickets of Dhawan, Shaw, and Pant. But it was too late for them as DC registered a comfortable 7 wicket victory with 21 balls remaining.
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