Within the 16th match of the IPL 2020, Delhi Capitals (DC) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 18 runs at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (Sharjah).
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik received the toss and selected to area first. Delhi Capitals scored 228/4 (20 overs) on the finish of the primary innings. In reply, KKR managed to attain 210/8 (20 overs).
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) innings
On the eighth ball of the innings, Anrich Norje bowled the KKR opening batsman Sunil Narine for simply three runs. Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana dealt with the early scenario as their second-wicket partnership was easily working until the tip of the obligatory powerplay the place KKR scored 59/1 on the finish of the 6 overs.
Within the ninth over, Amit Mishra introduced the essential breakthrough for his group as he dismissed the younger opener Gill for 28 runs. Whereas it was Mishra’s 150th IPL match, Gill’s dismissal was his 100th IPL wicket for Delhi Capitals. Earlier than that dismissal, Gill-Rana arrange the 64 runs partnership for the second wicket. That wicket triggered a collapse in KKR innings
Kagiso Rabada dismissed harmful Andre Russell (13 runs) in 10th over. Within the 12th over, Rana accomplished his half-century in 32 balls. However within the 13th over, Harshal Patel took two wickets on back-to-back deliveries after dismissing Rana (58 runs off 35 balls; Four fours and Four sixes) and skipper Dinesh Karthik (6 runs). Nortje picked up his second wicket on this match after dismissing Pat Cummins (5 runs) within the subsequent over.
Although Eoin Morgan was caught out on the level within the 15th over, Harshal Patel delivered that as a no-ball attributable to a excessive full toss. However then Morgan and Rahul Tripathi batted furiously and arrange a quick-fire 50+ partnership for the seventh wicket. Their partnership abruptly introduced them into the sport. Whereas Tripathi was given out in caught behind trend, it was overturned after the KKR batsman confidently took the DRS.
Within the 17th and 18th overs, their partnership collected 24 and 23 runs respectively as KKR needed to rating 31 runs within the final two overs to win the match.
Nortje got here to bowl his final over within the 19th over of the innings the place he broke that harmful seventh-wicket partnership by dismissing Morgan for 44 runs off simply 18 balls (solely 4 and 5 sixes). Morgan-Tripathi had the 78 runs partnership for the seventh wicket. Nortje bowled brilliantly that 19th over the place he conceded solely 5 runs and took the wicket of harmful Morgan.
On the second ball of the ultimate over, Tripathi misplaced his wicket to Marcus Stoinis after scoring 36 runs off solely 16 balls (three fours and three sixes) because it was a bowled dismissal.
IPL 2020, Match 16: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders (DC vs KKR) – Scorecard (2nd innings)
Delhi Capitals (DC) innings
Delhi Capitals openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan supplied a stable begin with 56 runs partnership in 5.5 overs. After Varun Chakravarthy dismissed Dhawan for 26 runs simply earlier than the tip of the obligatory powerplay, Shaw continued his spectacular batting with the captain Shreyas Iyer.
Shaw and Iyer constructed up the 73 runs partnership for the second wicket. Shaw accomplished his half-century in 35 balls. Earlier than Nagarkoti dismissed the younger opener, Shaw scored 66 runs off 41 balls (Four fours and Four sixes). Then Iyer and Rishabh Pant partnership fired up over the KKR bowlers as their third-wicket partnership collected 79 runs in simply 5.1 overs. Skipper Iyer accomplished his half-century in simply 26 balls.
Within the 18th over, Andre Russell dismissed Rishabh Pant who scored 38 runs off simply 17 balls (5 fours and solely six). Iyer remained not out on 88 runs off simply 38 balls (7 fours and 6 sixes).
Sunil Narine, who grew to become probably the most capped KKR participant in T20 cricket on this night time, had the bowling figures of 2-0-26-0. Andre Russell (2/29) acquired two wickets whereas Varun Chakravarthy (1/49) and Kamlesh Nagarkoti (1/35) bagged one wicket every.
IPL 2020, Match 16: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders (DC vs KKR) – Scorecard (1st innings)