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That was some performance by the Knights against Delhi Capitals. While DElhi batters struggled to adjust to the pitch, KKR batters thrives, almost. With this win they have now moved into the top and will retain the position even after the MI vs PBKS clash due to better run-rate.
IPL 2021 Live Score: KKR 130/7 after 18.2 overs | Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets.
IPL 2021, KKR vs DC Live Score: KKR 126/7 after 18 overs | Avesh Khan finishes his over with a wicket. Tim Southee went for glory, an inside edge reroutes the ball to the wicket. That's Avesh Khan's third wicket of the match.
KKR vs DC Live Score, IPL 2021, Today’s Match 41: KKR 122/6 after 17 overs | Another express over from Anrich Nortje comes to an end. He picked up Narine'w wicket, which was his first of the match and gave away 3 runs. Too little too late for the Proteas
IPL 2021 Live Score: KKR 122/6 after 16.5 overs | WICKET!! Anirch Nortje strikes, Sunil Narine has to depart. KKR just minutes away from victory
IPL 2021, KKR vs DC Live Score: KKR 119/5 after 16 overs | It was the biggest over of the match as Kagiso Rabad conceded 21 runs. We saw a vintage Sunil Narine performance with bat as he himself scored 19 runs off Rabada.
KKR vs DC Live Score, IPL 2021, Today’s Match 41: KKR 98/5 after 15 overs | Avesh Khan bowled his second over of the day, he gave away 2 runs and picked up the crucial wicket of Dinesh Karthik. Delhi need many more similar overs to win this match. Right now, KKR has the upper hand.
IPL 2021 Live Score: KKR 96/5 after 14.4 overs | WICKET!! Avesh Khan with the important wicket of Dinesh Karthik, what a season this young pacer is having!
IPL 2021, KKR vs DC Live Score: KKR 96/4 after 14 overs | That was one big over for Kolkata Knight Riders. Lalit Yadav, who bowled his third gave away as many as 20 runs! A couple to start with then back to back sixes. A single off the fourth ball, four from the fifth and another single to end the over.
KKR vs DC Live Score, IPL 2021, Today’s Match 41: KKR 76/4 after 13 overs | Kagiso Rabada could not repeat his magic in his second over as he conceded 7 runs. This over three dots, one couple, one single and a four off Karthik's edge.
IPL 2021 Live Score: KKR 69/4 after 12 overs | A good spell comes to and end. Ravichandran Ashwin concedes just two runs in his last of the match and removed KKR skipper Eoin Morgan. Ashwin gave away 24 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
IPL 2021, KKR vs DC Live Score: KKR 67/4 after 11.2 overs | WICKET!! Ravichandran Ashwin strikes, Eoin Morgan departs for a duck.
KKR vs DC Live Score, IPL 2021, Today’s Match 41: KKR 67/3 after 11 overs | OUT!! A wicket-maiden for Kagiso Rabada as he removes Shubman Gill right on the last ball of the over.
IPL 2021 Live Score: KKR 67/2 after 10 overs | Lalit Yadav bowled his second of the match and he conceded 5 runs. KKR are running away with the match and Delhi needs a miracle of sorts to take control of the game.
IPL 2021, KKR vs DC Live Score: KKR 62/2 after 9 overs | Kolkata batters are scoring at a good pace, Ashwin bowled his third of the match and gave away 8 runs. A boundary came off the last ball which was hit by Nitish Rana.
KKR vs DC Live Score, IPL 2021, Today’s Match 41: KKR 54/2 after 8 overs | A good over for Delhi Capitals as Axar Patel gives away just 2 runs in his third over of the night. Delhi spinners have somewhat controlled KKR's runflow but they are almost out of slow bowlers.
IPL 2021 Live Score: KKR 52/2 after 7 overs | It would have been a good over for Delhi Capitals if Shubman Gill had nod hit Ashwin for a six on the fourth ball. Ashwin could have got a wicket there but the ball was out of reach for Steve Smith on the boundary.
IPL 2021, KKR vs DC Live Score: KKR 44/2 after 6 overs | Delhi may have picked up a wicket in this over but 8 runs were conceded by Avesh Khan. Delhi need to check KKR's run-rate if they want to have a chance in this match.
KKR vs DC Live Score, IPL 2021, Today’s Match 41: KKR 43/2 after 5.5 overs | WICKET!! Avesh Khan strikes in his first over as Rahul Tripathi departs
IPL 2021 Live Score: KKR 36/1 after 5 overs | Delhi got the much-needed early wicket in this over but Lalit yYadv was hit for 10 runs. DC bowlers would not only need to take wickets but would also need to check the runs.
IPL 2021, KKR vs DC Live Score: KKR 28/1 after 4.3 overs | WICKET!! Lalit Yadav strikes in his very first over as he removes Venkatesh Iyer.
KKR vs DC Live Score, IPL 2021, Today’s Match 41: KKR 26/0 after 4 overs | A good comeback over by Axar Patel as he concedes just 4 runs from it. Kolkata batters have adjusted to the pitch better than Delhi batter ever could.
IPL 2021 Live Score: KKR 22/0 after 3 overs | A relatively good over for Delhi Capitals as only 6 runs were scored in R.Ashwin's first. It has been a good start for Eoin Morgan's team in Sharjah.
IPL 2021, KKR vs DC Live Score: KKR 16/0 after 2 overs | another good over for KKR as 7 runs were scored off Axar Patel's first over. Shubman Gill came down the track and smashed oe over the bowlers head. Looks like KKR and DC are playing in two different pitches!
KKR vs DC Live Score, IPL 2021, Today’s Match 41: KKR 9/0 after 1 over | A good start for Kolkata Knight Riders as Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill score 9 runs off Anrich Nortje's first over. Iyer hit Nortje for two boundaries one on the off side, the other on the left.
IPL 2021 Live Score: Alright, the tricky chase begins. Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill are in the middle for KKR and Anrich Nortje will start the bowling
IPL 2021 Live Score: DC 127/9 after 20 overs | Brilliant bowling performance by the KKR bowlers restrict Delhi Capitals to 127/9. Not a single six was hit by the DC batters.
IPL 2021, KKR vs DC Live Score: DC 122/8 after 19.2 overs | WICKET!! Rishabh Pant has to depart as he finishes short of the crease. KArun NAir with a brilliant piece of fielding
KKR vs DC Live Score, IPL 2021, Today’s Match 41: DC 120/7 after 19.1 overs | WICKET!! Tim Southee gets his first wicket of IPL 2021 as he send Ravichandran Ashwin packing
KKR vs DC HIGHLIGHTS, IPL 2021, Today’s Match 41: Lusty hitting late in the innings by spinner Sunil Narine and Nitish Rana helped Kolkata Knight Riders overcome Delhi Capitals by three wickets in a low-scoring encounter in Sharjah.
What: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals, Match 41
When: September 28, Tuesday
Where: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Time: 3:30 PM IST
KKR vs DC head to head:
Kolkata have face Delhi on 29 occasions in over 14 seasons of IPL with KKR winning 14 of those encounters. Delhi Capitals have also won 14 games while one match had no result.
KKR vs DC Previous game
The last time Kolkata faced Delhi, DC defeated them by eight wickets at the Dubai International Cricket stadium.
Last five results:
Delhi defeated Kolkata by eight wickets
Delhi defeated Kolkata by seven wickets
Kolkata defeated Delhi by 59 runs
Delhi defeated Kolkata by 18 runs
Delhi defeated Kolkata by eight wickets
KKR vs DC telecast and live-streaming
The 41st match of IPL between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals will be broadcasted on Star Sports Networks – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, and Star Sports 3, and Star Sports 3 HD. The live-streaming of the KKR vs DC match is available on Disney+ Hotstar and Jio TV platforms.
KKR Team News
While the DC are coming off a crushing win over Rajasthan Royals in the previous outing, KKR will enter the game after having suffered a reversal at the hands of Chennai Super Kings, despite setting a stiff target of 172 on Abu Dhabi’s big ground.
KKR missed Russell towards the end after he walked off the field with a hamstring problem, having bowled three decent overs. In his absence, Prasidh Krishna was given the responsibility of bowling the 19th over and even though he has impressed with his death bowling in the past, he had no answer to a marauding Ravindra Jadeja on Sunday.
Up against one of the in-form teams of this edition, KKR will have their task cut out when they take to the field against DC. Eoin Morgan and his team know there will be very little margin for error as they head into a game which is more crucial from their point of view as far as keeping their play-offs prospects are concerned.
KKR will have to deliver on all fronts if they are to challenge the might of Delhi Capitals, who are led by the dynamic Rishabh Pant and flooded at the moment with in-form players. The likes of Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill will have to fire in unison to ensure that the team is able to compete in batting.
Rahul Tripathi will enter the game with some confidence, having top-scored with a brisk 45 against CSK. Then, the bowlers will have to stick to the plans.
DC Team News
DC, on the other hand, are sitting pretty at the moment. They put up a stellar display to beat Rajasthan Royals in the last outing and going by their form, DC are likely to continue in the same vein.
Eyeing a maiden title triumph, DC are on a roll having dominated most of their opponents with an aggressive brand of cricket this season, and look pretty confident of not just making the play-offs but also doing one better than last year when they lost to Mumbai Indians in the summit showdown. DC are placed second in the pecking order with eight wins and 16 points from 10 outings, while two-time winners KKR find themselves in the fourth position with four wins and six defeats.
The likes of Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and Shimron Hetmyer form a very formidable group with the bat.
While in bowling, the guile of spin duo Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel is being complemented well by the pace and bounce of Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada and Avesh Khan.
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan