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End of 15th over: 15 runs from Ashwin’s third over including a four and a six. Last 7 overs have produced 98 runs for KKR and these two are looking very threatening at the moment. A game changing knock from both these players. KKR 142/3
50 up for Sunil Narine!
And what a brisk knock this has been from Gets there in just 24 balls. Fourth IPL fifty for Narine and he now is just looking unstoppable. KKR 133/3 after 14.2 overs
13.2 overs: SIX! FOUR! Sunil Narine now looking to hit everything over the ropes. Takes on Marcus Stoinis and dispatches his first two balls of the over for a six and a four. Runs now flowing thick and fast for both Narine and Nitish Rana. KKR 121/3
50 up for Nitish Rana!
Outside edge and the ball races to the third-man fence. A brave knock from Rana under pressure. Gets to his 50 off just 35 balls. Rana and Sunil Narine have been pretty solid so far. They both now need to end the KKR innings strongly. KKR 111/3 after 13 overs
100 up for Kolkata Knight Riders
Nitish Rana 43*
Sunil Narine 31*
KKR 102/3 after 11.5 overs
11.1 overs: FOUR! Change of ends for Ashwin and Nitish Rana welcomes him with a boundary first-ball. Goes with the reverse-sweep and hits it over the short third-man fielder. The ball races to the fence. KKR 90/3
End of 10th over: We are halfway through the first innings, and after early success for Delhi Capitals, Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine are now trying to pull things back for Kolkata Knight Riders. The partnership between them has moved to 33 off 16. Both collect 18 runs from the last over of Tushar Deshpande. KKR 75/3
9.1 overs: FOUR! Short and wide outside off from Tushar Deshpande and Sunil Narine slaps it tho the deep-point boundary. Narine has made his intentions pretty clear. He is going hard after the ball, looking for some quick runs. KKR 61/3
8.2 overs: SIX! Over-pitched from Ashwin and Sunil Narine smacks it straight down the ground for the first six of the match. 50 comes up for KKR with that 85-metre long strike from Narine. KKR 50/3
7.2 overs: OUT! Now Dinesh Karthik heads back to the pavilion for 3. Another low score for him his season. Kagiso Rabada gets the outside edge and Rishabh Pant takes a good catch behind the stumps. Karthik’s poor run with the bat continues. KKR once again in trouble early. KKR 42/3
End of 7th over: A tidy first over from Marcus Stoinis. Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana collect five runs from it. KKR 41/2
5.4 overs: OUT! A cracking yorker from Anrich Nortje. Rahul misses and Nortje hits. Rahul tries to flick it but misses the ball completely. Just manages the toe end of his bat and the ball uproots his off stump. Second wicket for Nortje as Rahul departs for 13. KKR in trouble early. KKR 35/2
5.1 overs: FOUR! Rahul Tripathi looking to make the most in the final over of the powerplay. This time he shuffles to his left, makes room for himself and then hits Anrich Nortje over point to collect four runs.
4.5 overs: FOUR! Short this time from Axar Patel and Nitish Rana hits it in the mid-wicket region to pick up four runs. Loose ball from Axar, gets the right treatment. KKR 29/1
End of 4th over: A good first over from Kagiso Rabada. Six runs from it but twice in the over Rahul Tripathi tried to go over the top against him and mistimed. The ball on both the occasions just cleared the in-field. Rabada looking in good rhythm. KKR 22/1
2.2 overs: FOUR! Short from Tushar Deshpande and Nitish Rana pulls the ball in style over square-leg to pick up his first boundary. KKR 14/1
1.5 overs: OUT! Wicket in his first over for Anrich Nortje. Shubman Gill perishes early. Outside off from Nortje and Shubman hits it straight into the hands of Axar Patel at point. Gill walks back after scoring 9. KKR 11/1
End of 1st over: Two boundaries in the first over from Tushar Deshpande on either side of the wicket. Anrich Nortje to share the new ball with Tushar from the other end. KKR 8/0
0.2 overs: FOUR! Exquisite! Outside off from Tushar Deshpande and Shubman Gill hits it through point to collect his first boundary. Gill and KKR are off the mark with a cracking four. KKR 4/0
Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana are out in the middle to start the innings for Kolkata Knight Riders. Tushar Deshpande has the new ball in hand for Delhi Capitals. A slip in place for him. Gill on strike. Here we go!
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Tushar Deshpande, Anrich Nortje
Eoin Morgan: We had good practice for a couple of days, just that we need to re-focus. We haven’t played our best cricket, hopefully we do that today. Nagarkoti comes in, Narine comes in for Kuldeep and Banton. We were looking to bowl first, but this looks a good wicket. We enjoy playing here.
Shreyas Iyer: We will bowl first, there’s bit of grass on the wicket. It will help our seamers at the start. We are not here to survive, but we’re here to express ourselves, so our mindset will be the same. We will have the same approach. Every player has been Man of the match on some occasion and it’s good to see the camaraderie within the team. Rahane comes in for Prithvi, Nortje comes in for Sam.
TEAM NEWS: For KKR, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Sunil Narine come in, Kuldeep Yadav and Banton miss out. In Delhi’s XI, Ajinkya Rahane comes in for Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje replaces Sam.
TOSS NEWS: Delhi Capitals win the toss and top to bowl first.
Hello and welcome once again to the live coverage of another double-header Saturday in the Indian Premier League, and the day begins with a contest between two teams in contrasting forms – the up and down Kolkata Knight Riders vs the in-form and consistent Delhi Capitals.
Here’s the Match Preview:
It’s been a stop-start season for the Kolkata Knight Riders so far and they will need to dish out an exceptional performance when they face table toppers Delhi Capitals in Abu Dhabi.
In spite of the bashing at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last match, KKR still remain in the race for a playoff berth. With 10 points from as many matches, the Kolkata outfit will have to win at least three of their remaining four matches to qualify.
However, that will be a tough task for a team which continues to be let down by its batsmen. Their dilemma remains accommodating both Andre Russell and Sunil Narine.
Given the four foreigners quota, new skipper Eoin Morgan and pacer Lockie Ferguson are automatic choices. Pat Cummins has been scrappy with the ball, but has delivered with the bat in crucial situations.
So, it’s only Tom Banton who can be sacrificed for Russell. The Jamaican, however, has been mostly unfit and his limitation against the short ball has been exposed by pacers Kagiso Rabada and Jasprit Bumrah.