IPL 2019, KKR vs DC Match at Kolkata Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 13, 2019, 8:17 AM IST

Match 26, Eden Gardens, Kolkata 12 April, 2019

Toss won by Delhi Capitals (decided to bowl)

Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets

Man of the Match: Shikhar Dhawan



This win will ensure that Delhi Capitals now move to fourth in the points table. This is a clinical performance by a team that had lost their way in the middle of the tournament. But are now making a good comeback. 


DELHI WIN: What did just happen here. Shikhar Dhawan has been robbed off his maiden IPL ton as Ingram smashes Chawla for a six. But in the end a comfortable victory for Delhi, their fourth one. They win by seven wickets in the end. 


OUT: What a gift from Pant. Another laidback shot from the southpaw. Rana gives a juicy half tracker to Pant, but the batsman hits it straight into the hands of Kuldeep Yadav. He goes for 46. Delhi are 162/3. 


100 PARTNERSHIP: Andre Russell hasn't been that effective with the ball as Pant has taken him to the cleaners. He first pulls him for a four and then a six. Delhi are now just 17 runs away from victory. Delhi are 162/2 in 17 overs. 


Kuldeep Yadav comes back into the attack. And Dhawan has hit him for a four through long on. in the same over Dhawan moves into the 90s. If he achieves the milestone, this would be his maiden 100 in the IPL. It's 148/2 in 16 overs. 


It should be an easy chase for Delhi from here on. They have done all the right things till now. Now they need just 43 runs from 31 balls, with eight wickets remaining. And that by no means is a tough ask. Delhi are 136/2. 


FOUR, FOUR: Now Chawla comes into the attack. But he is welcomed by Pant with a cracking four through the covers. This match already looks over for the Kolkata side. They have a huge task of getting rid of this pair who is batting so well together. Pant ends the over with another four as he sweeps the bowler past square leg. DC are 130/2 in 14 overs. 


Dhawan is single-handedly taking the game away from Kolkata. He smashes yet another four through the covers off Ferguson. In the same over he creams the bowler through covers for another four. That is brilliant batting by the southpaw. It's 117/2. 


Nitish Rana comes to have a bowl. Probably has come in to break the partnership and won't come on for another over. He doesn't get a wicket but he doesn't give away a boundary. DC are now cruising at 105/2 in 12 overs. 

Hemang Badani, Former India Cricketer 22:55(IST)

Delhi Capitals for me have batted beautifully so far and are in the driver's seat. I just hope they don't committ haraikiri that they have done in the recent past and make a mess of this. Looking good for now. Let's hope they bring it in. 


FIFTY FOR DHAWAN: Brathwaite comes into the attack for KKR. Delhi are comfortably placed at the moment and a wicket here could change everything. Meanwhile, Dhawan has brought up his 34th IPL fifty as he smacks a four through covers. On the next ball he gets another four with a pull. Delhi are 88/2 after 10 overs. 


FOUR: Chawla has come into the attack and despite losing wickets at the other end Dhawan has managed to strike at 160. That is certainly a positive sign for the Indians ahead of the World Cup. That also means that the scoring rate is under check. Now Pant too gets into the act and Delhi have moved to 72/2 in 8 overs. 


Kuldeep Yadav gets his first over right after the end of the powerplay and he does not disappoint, giving away just 6 runs. One gets the feeling KKR will need to squeeze DC in the middle overs. DC are 62/2 in 7 overs. 


That's the end of the powerplay and that was quite the start for Delhi. They came out all guns blazing and even though they lost a couple of wickets they will be satisfied with where they are right now. DC are 57/2. 


Out! Shreyas Iyer gifts his wicket away. Slightly down the leg side and Iyer goes for a pull but only feathers one straight to Karthik behind the stumps. DC are 57/2 after 5.4 overs. 


FOUR: Iyer is off to a great start as he guides a full ball from Ferguson to the boundary, effortlessly. Then Dhawan ends the over with another four. They have made a strong statement in this powerplay as they move to 55/1 in 5 overs. 


FOUR, FOUR: Dhawan is riding his luck at the moment. First he gets a four off a misfield, then he is given a repreive as he edges one past slips. Rana just gets a hand to it. He just doesn't stop there as he creams Russell through long on for a four. This is an explosive start by Delhi. They are 44/1 after 3.5 overs. 


OUT: Finally Krishna has his man. What a beauty of a delivery by Krishna. The ball is dropped in short and comes in steeply to the Shaw. Karthik takes a sharp catch behind the wicket. KKR has their first wicket. Delhi are now 32/1 after 3 overs. 


DHAWAN SURVIVES: Another six. And this time it's from the bat of Dhawan. The bowler pitches in one short and Dhawan cuts him for a six. Then he dances down the track to send one down the point boundary for a four. Delhi are dealing in boundaries at the moment. What a comeback from the bowler as he gets the ball to dip back into Dhawan and with steep bounce. But the umpires are not convinced. What is happening out there. It's 25/0 after 2.3 overs. 


SIX, SIX: It's time for express pace of Lockie Ferguson. Dhawan shuffles across the pitch and looks to create room for himself. It's a good shot but Delhi are still looking for their first four. Shaw gets a chance to freeze his arms and creams the bowler with a six through point. Ferguson replies with a yorker. Shaw finishes with a six over the keeper's head. Good cricket all around. Delhi are 15/0 after 2 overs. 


It's a decent over to start with for Krishna. Dhawan does get a couple of shots out of the middle of the match doesn't get past the fielders at cover and point. Delhi have started with 1/0. 


Delhi openers Shaw and Dhawan walk onto the crease. On this pitch they just need to not lose early wickets and the runs will come for them. And for KKR Prasidh Krishna will start the proceedings. 

Hemang Badani, Former India Cricketer 21:52(IST)

DC haven't been very successful against KKR at Eden in recent times. But this could be one instance where they can get past Kolkata. I would say this is a below par score and if they start well DC would be in a good position to go past the score. 


Chawla gets a clever boundary after Brathwaite departed but they can only end at 178/7 in their T20 overs. DC will be pleased with that, especially as dew will likely be a factor in the second innings. 


IPL 2019, KKR vs DC Match at Kolkata Highlights: As it Happened

Follow all the live cricket action from IPL 2019 as Kolkata Knight Riders take on Delhi Capitals at Kolkata::This win will ensure that Delhi Capitals now move to fourth in the points table. This is a clinical performance by a team that had lost their way in the middle of the tournament. But are now making a good comeback.

KKR vs DC in IPL 2019 will be broadcast on Friday (April 12) from 08:00 PM onwards. KKR vs DC live streaming will be available on Hotstar and Jio TV. You can follow all the ball-by-ball updates and live commentary with analysis on our live blog.

PREVIEW: Kolkata Knight Riders have been flying high so far this season but there have been couple of speed bumps along the way. One of those blips on the KKR radar was against the Delhi Capitals where they lost a tied encounter via a Super Over at the Ferozeshah Kotla few weeks back. The two sides will face off once again but this time at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday. The tie will be ‘homecoming’ for the Capitals’ new advisor Sourav Ganguly with the match in the backyard of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president. The clash though goes much beyond Ganguly as it is a critical one for the Capitals, who are languishing in the middle of the table with three wins and three losses after six games. The Delhi franchise are already dealing with a couple of injury concerns forcing them to hold trials for replacements.

No such concerns for the home team, KKR though, as they replaced injured Anrich Nortje with a young Australia tearaway Matt Kelly. The hosts have most of the bases covered, especially with Andre Russell firing on all cylinders with 257 runs so far at a strike-rate of 212.39 this season. The Capitals had found the answer to Russell but it was only in the Super Over with Kagiso Rabada rattling Russell’s stumps with a pin-point yorker. The visitors will need more of the same from their pace bowlers if they want to stop the marauding Knight Riders in their own den. Chennai Super Kings and MS Dhoni showed that KKR could be tied down by quality spin while Capitals showed the ability to take on the home side’s bowlers led by Prithvi Shaw’s 99 in the last encounter between the two sides. Dinesh Karthik & Co. will definitely have revenge on their mind and an eye on the top spot on the points table when they take on the Capitals.

Players to watch out for

Rishabh Pant: Just days ahead of World Cup selection meeting, this knock could be crucial for the young Delhi wicketkeeper. Although selectors are claiming that IPL performances will not have impact on the selection, but a big knock like KL Rahul’s century the other night. Pant has been inconsistent so far after scoring 78 in his opening game of the season. The Capitals and Pant himself will be keen on making a mark in this game.

Andre Russell: No total is out of reach for KKR when this man is in the middle. The big West Indian hasn’t put a foot wrong so far this season and hosts will be banking on his broad willow once again. Russell had found the Capitals attack to his liking, scoring a 28-ball 62 in the thrilling last encounter between the two sides.

Team News/Availability

Delhi Capitals: There are a couple of injury concerns surrounding Rahul Tewatia and Harshal Patel. All-rounder Jalaj Saxena could be a useful spin option to replace Tewatia in the line-up

Kolkata Knight Riders: They announced the signing of Australian paceman Matt Kelly on Thursday but he might not be available for Friday’s match. After a poor batting display in Chennai, KKR might want to think about introducing Carlos Brathwaite at the venue where he won West Indies the 2016 World T20 title with four successive sixes.

Playing XI

KKR: Dinesh Karthik (capt), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite/Harry Gurney, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna and Nitish Rana

DC: Shreyas Iyer(capt), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant(wk), Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Chris Morris/Trent Boult, Jalaj Saxena/ Hanuma Vihari and Sandeep Lamichhane

The Teams (From)

Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (capt), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Harry Gurney, KC Cariappa, Matt Kelly and Yarra Prithviraj.

Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer(capt), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant(wk), Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Ankush Bains, Harshal Patel, Manjot Kalra, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford, Jalaj Saxena, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa, Colin Munro.

Team Rankings

1 India 5007 116
2 New Zealand 3570 108
3 South Africa 4397 105
4 Australia 4566 104
5 England 5490 104
FULL Ranking