The Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders at the Feroz Shah Kotla turned out to be a humdinger as the match entered a Super Over contest. Needing six off the last over, Delhi Capitals lost two wickets and managed only five runs to tie the match. The hosts then won the Super Over with Kagiso Rabada bowling a sensational over to deny Knight Riders 11 runs. He removed dangerous Andre Russell in the Super Over to put things in Delhi’s favour. Kagiso Rabada Shines in First Super Over of IPL 2019, Helps Delhi Capitals Win Against Kolkata Knight Riders in a Thriller.
Set a target of 186 runs to win, Delhi Capitals were well on course for the major part of their innings. After losing Shikhar Dhawan early, Prithvi Shaw and skipper Shreyas Iyer added 89 runs for the second wicket. The hosts then lost Shreyas but Prithvi kept playing his shots.
The young right-handed batsman shared another fine partnership with Rishabh Pant as the duo added 54 for the third wicket. Delhi then lost their way towards the end and for just 15 runs lost four wickets, including Prithvi on 99. The contest then entered Super Over and Delhi Capitals walked away with two valuable points all thanks to tight bowling by Rabada. DC vs KKR, IPL 2019: Prithvi Shaw Falls One Short of Century, Youngster Wins Hearts With his Quality Batting.
Here’s a look at some stats from DC vs KKR IPL 2019 match
# DC vs KKR was the eight instance of a tied match in IPL, second for the Delhi franchise and third for KKR.
# Prithvi Shaw became the second batsman after Virat Kohli to be dismissed on 99 in IPL.
# This was Delhi’s first win via Super Over.
# Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik’s 95-run stand is now the joint-third highest for the sixth wicket in IPL.
Earlier, batting first, Knight Riders found themselves in all sorts of trouble after losing half the side for just 61 runs. It was Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell’s partnership of 95 runs that brought stability to KKR’s innings. Russells scored 62 off just 28 balls while Karthik scored 50 off 36 balls.
With this win, Delhi Capitals now occupy second spot on the IPL 2019 points table while Kolkata Knight Riders continue their stay at top. DC will now travel to Mohali for an away match against Kings XI Punjab on April 01 while KKR takes on Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 05 in Bengaluru.