IPL 2020 Highlights, KKR vs DC Today's Match at Abu Dhabi: As It Happened
IPL 2020, Live Cricket Score, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Delhi Capitals (MI) Live Updates:IPL 2020 live score DC 135/9: So no run off the final ball and KKR take this win. It's a HUGE win. A win by 59 runs and KKR would grab it with both the hands. And the man of the moment is Varun Chakaravarthy. Grabbed a fifer and derailed DC's chase in Abu Dhabi.
IPL 2020 live score DC 135/9: So no run off the final ball and KKR will take this win. It's a HUGE win. A win by 59 runs and KKR would grab it with both the hands. And the man of the moment is Varun Chakaravarthy. Grabbed a fifer and derailed DC's chase in Abu Dhabi.
IPL 2020 live score DC 132/8: WICKET! Kagiso Rabada has holed out at the boundary and Cummins has got his third wicket. Great display of fast bowling.
IPL 2020 live score DC 125/7: FOUR! That was some fine shot from Rabada. Looked upright, kept his balance and executed a perfect shot.
IPL 2020 live score DC 112/7: WICKET! Chakravarthy gets a fifer. Axar loses his stumps and this game is as good as over for DC.
IPL 2020 live score DC 110/6: WICKET! Chakravarthy gets another one. Stoinis went after it but had no sort of timing and he is holed out by Tripathi. Wow Chakravathy is turning the heat on.
Chakravarthy with a possible turning point of the match.
IPL 2020 live score DC 95/5: WICKET! That's back-to-vback wickets for Varun Chakrawarthy here. First Hetmyer and now skipper Iyer departs. Things can only go downhill from here.
IPL 2020 live score DC 94/3: A SIX! And a huge one from Hetmyer. DC needs them badly. The pitch is getting slow and Iyer is truggling. He is trying his very best to hit the big shots but just not able to time it.
IPL 2020 live score DC 76/3: WICKET! Pant's torture at the crease ends. It took him 33 balls to score 27 runs. DC's search for a big over continues.
IPL 2020 live score DC 76/2: A couple of boundaries from Shreyas Iyer. He has realised there is no alternative to big shots. So ha carved out two scoting shots. We need more shots from Pant to get the chase going.
IPL 2020 live score DC 62/2: This partnership between Iyer and Pant is fifty. But the pitch is getting slower and with the required rate rising, all eyes are the youngsters. When would they put their foot on the gas?
IPL 2020 live score DC 55/2: Finally a boundary here. Still 140 runs needed and the required run rate is now 12.17.
IPL 2020 live score DC 42/2: That's a boundary from Rishabh Pant. A small rescue act has been put together by skipper Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant but the problem is that the required run rate is already 11.
IPL 2020 live score DC 36/2: Just three runs coming off it and DC are going at a snail's pace here.
IPL 2020 live score DC 33/2: Back-to-back no balls and everyone is thinking 'what's going on here.' KKR are just fortunate that DC have lost their openers early otherwise it could have been fatal. It's a nine-ball over and it is really getting long now.
IPL 2020 live score DC 21/2:A couple of boundaries from Shreyas Iyer. Classy to say the least! Similar looking shots, the first one was much finer and Prasidh Krishna failed to defend it.
IPL 2020 live score DC 13/2: Shikhar Dhawan loses his off stump and what a delivery from Pat Cummins. DC have now lost both their openers and frankly, it is not looking good for DC from here.
IPL 2020 live score DC 12/1: Shikhar Dhawan dances down the track and launches Prasidh Krishna. That's nice intent from the man who has been in prime form. DC need a big one from him.
IPL 2020 live score DC 0/1: Ajinkya Rahane is out FIRST BALL! Wow, what a start by KKR. Pat Cummins has trapped Rahane in front.
IPL 2020 live score KKR 194-6: Stoinis comes for the last over of the innings. Rana edges one and the ball goes for a four. Then he drives the ball through covers for a four. He is out for 81 on the penultimate ball of the innings. Last ball of the innings, Morgan is out.
IPL 2020 Live Score, KKR vs DC Today's Match at Abu Dhabi -IPL 2020 live score DC 135/9: So no run off the final ball and KKR take this win. It's a HUGE win. A win by 59 runs and KKR would grab it with both the hands. And the man of the moment is Varun Chakaravarthy. Grabbed a fifer and derailed DC's chase in Abu Dhabi.
Kolkata Knight Riders are at number 4 with 5 wins and as many losses from 10 matches but have the worst net run rate in the tournament. Delhi Capitals have won 7 of their 10 encounters and are sitting pretty at the top of the table. Prithvi Shaw's 41-ball 66 and Shreyas Iyer's 38-ball 88 helped DC to a massive 228 for 4 in Sharjah, in the first encounter between the two teams in the tournament. Eoin Morgan and Rahul Tripathi staged a late fightback for KKR but ultimately they fell 18 runs short.
Last encounter in 2019: Shubman Gill's 39-ball 65 and Andre Russell's 21-ball 45 helped KKR to 178 for 7 in their allotted 20 overs - on the 12th of April, 2019 at the Eden Gardens. It was expected to be a tough chase but Shikhar Dhawan had other plans. The Indian southpaw hammered an unbeaten 97 off just 63 deliveries to take the Capitals to a comprehensive 7-wicket win with more than an over to spare.
Sunil Narine has been amongst the wickets in the KKR vs DC battle - he has 17 wickets in such encounters. Interestingly, it is Shoaib Akhtar who has the best bowling figures in the rivalry - he returned with 4-11 in 3 overs at the Eden Gardens in the inaugural edition in 2008. Akhtar ran through the Daredevils top-order getting rid of Sehwag, Gambhir, AB and Manoj Tiwary within the powerplay. KKR defended 133 and cleaned up Daredevils for 110.
Prithvi Shaw has had a string of low scores in the latter half of IPL 2020 but has the highest strike rate of 163.94 in KKR-DC clashes.
Last encounter: Prithvi Shaw's 41-ball 66 and Shreyas Iyer's unbeaten 38-ball 88 helped DC to a mammoth 228 for 4 in their allotted 20 overs - the highest score by any opposition team against KKR in any edition of the IPL! Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan and Rahul Tripathi kept KKR in the hunt but were always behind in the chase and ultimately fell 19 runs short.
KKR have lost momentum in the second half of the tournament. They have lost three of their last four matches and seem to be crumbling under pressure. They were restricted to a paltry 84 for 8 against RCB, their second-lowest score in a completed IPL innings ever! Batting is KKR's big problem. Barring Shubman Gill, none of the KKR batsmen have been consistent in scoring runs in the tournament. The failure of Sunil Narine and Andre Russell with the bat, KKR's two big-ticket all-rounders has been a big blow to the franchise in this edition. Russell has scored just 92 runs from 8 innings at a strike rate of 131.42 in the tournament. Narine, with 163.65, has the second-highest strike rate in IPL history (min. 500 runs) after Russell, but has managed to aggregate just 44 runs in 5 innings at a strike rate of 110 in this tournament. KKR also have a problem with their run rate in the competition. None of their batsmen have a strike rate of 140-plus in the tournament.
There is nothing much to write home about in the bowling department too. The two big guns - Pat Cummins and Narine have been poor in this IPL. The Australian has just managed to pick 3 wickets from 10 matches. Varun Chakravarthy has been their most impressive bowler with an economy rate of just 7.27. Lockie Ferguson has added some zeal to the attack in the last couple of matches and also been very economical. KKR would be hoping for a big performance from the New Zealander.
The only thing DC need to guard themselves against is complacency. They have a very balanced unit with most bases covered. Shikhar Dhawan has been in devastating form since his transformation from accumulator to aggressor, he is now the second-highest run-getter of IPL 2020 with 465 runs in 10 matches including two hundreds. He has also scored his runs at a fair clip as his strike rate of 149.03 indicates. The form of Prithvi Shaw will be of some concern to the Capitals after starting the tournament with a bang he has now registered single-digit scores of 4, 0, 0, 7 in the last four matches. DC would also expect Rishabh Pant to fire at some stage, he has been a patch of his destructive best with a strike rate of only 125.
Kagiso Rabada is the leading wicket-taker of IPL 2020 with 21 wickets from 10 matches. Anrich Nortje, with 12 wickets has played a brilliant supporting role shocking the batsmen with his speed and accuracy while Axar Patel with an economy rate of 5.74 has been phenomenally restrictive.
WHAT: IPL 2020, Match 42
WHEN: October 24, 3:30PM IST
WHERE: Abu Dhabi
TELECAST: Star Sports Network
LIVE STREAMING: Disney + Hotstar
Delhi Capitals – Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Daniel Sams, Axar Patel, Tushar Deshpande
Kolkata Knight Riders – Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Tom Banton, Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan, Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, M Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav