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KKR vs DC: Delhi beat Kolkata by 44 runs, Shardul-Akshar’s batting, Kuldeep turned the match with four wickets

Summary
Delhi beat Kolkata: Kuldeep took three wickets in the 16th over. He sent Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine and Umesh Yadav to the pavilion in this over. Apart from this, also took the wicket of captain Shreyas Iyer.

In the 19th match of IPL 2022, Delhi Capitals (DC) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 44 runs. Batting first after losing the toss in the match played at Brabourne Stadium, Delhi Capitals set a target of 216 runs in front of Kolkata Knight Riders. In reply, Kolkata’s team was all out for 171 runs in 19.4 overs.

David Warner played the most innings of 61 runs from 45 balls for Delhi. At the same time, in the end, ‘Lord’ Shardul Thakur and Axar Patel batted relentlessly. Both added 49 not out in the last 20 balls to take Delhi to 215 runs. In response, the entire team of Kolkata got upset over the bowling of Khaleel Ahmed and Kuldeep Yadav.

David Warner after scoring a half-century
David Warner after scoring a half-century

Kuldeep took three wickets in the 16th over. He sent Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine and Umesh Yadav to the pavilion in this over. Apart from this, also took the wicket of captain Shreyas Iyer. Shreyas scored 54 runs for Kolkata. For Delhi, Kuldeep took four and Khaleel took three wickets.

After losing the toss, opting to bat first, the Delhi team started well. The foundation for the big score was laid by both the Delhi openers, Prithvi Shaw and David Warner. Both shared a partnership of 93 runs in 52 balls. Meanwhile, Prithvi Shaw scored a half-century in 27 balls. This was the 12th fifty of his IPL career. At the same time, this was the second consecutive half-century of this earth. Earlier, he had also scored a fifty against Lucknow. Varun Chakraborty clean bowled Shaw.

After this, David Warner and captain Rishabh Pant shared a partnership of 54 runs in 27 balls for the second wicket. Delhi got the second blow at the score of 148 in the 13th over. Captain Rishabh Pant was dismissed after scoring 27 runs in 14 balls. He was caught by Umesh Yadav by Andre Russell. During this, Warner scored a fifty in 34 balls. He scored the 51st fifty of his IPL career. Warner is the batsman with the most fifties in IPL. Shikhar Dhawan is at number two.

Lalit Yadav could score one run in four balls. At the same time, Rovman Powell was dismissed for eight runs in six balls. After this Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur batted brilliantly. Both added 49 not out in the last 20 balls. Akshar remained unbeaten on 22 runs off 14 balls with the help of two fours and a six and Shardul remained unbeaten on 29 runs off 11 balls with the help of one four and three sixes.

Delhi scored 54 runs for the loss of two wickets in the last five overs. Delhi scored 39 runs in the last two overs. 23 runs in the 19th over of Umesh Yadav and 16 runs in the 20th over of Pat Cummins. Kolkata’s bowlers looted runs this season in death overs i.e. 16 to 20 overs at an economy of 13.54. Sunil Narine took two wickets for Kolkata. At the same time, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakraborty and Andre Russell got one wicket each.

Chasing a huge target of 216 runs, there was heavy drama in the very first over during the batting of Kolkata. Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer came out to open for KKR. At the same time, Kolkata handed the ball to Mustafizur Rahman. On the first ball of this over, the ball passed through Rahane and reached wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. On this, Pant and bowler Rahman appealed for a catch out and on-field umpire J Madangopal declared out.

Rahane took the Decision Review System (DRS). Replays showed that the ball had hit the pad and reached the wicketkeeper. The umpire had to change his decision. After this, Rahman’s ball hit Rahane’s pad on the second ball. On this again Captain Pant and Rahman appealed. Umpire Madangopal again gave out Rahane.

Khaleel sends Venkatesh to the pavilion
Khaleel sends Venkatesh to the pavilion

Rahane again took the DRS and it was found that the ball had hit the pad after hitting the bat. The on-field umpire again had to change his decision and Rahane remained not out. On the third ball, the ball reached the wicketkeeper Pant from outside the off-stump. There was no appeal on this ball. Later replays showed that the ball had hit Rahane’s bat and reached the wicketkeeper. In this way Rahane got three life donations.
However, in the third over, Kolkata got its first blow. Venkatesh Iyer was dismissed for 18 runs in eight balls. It included one four and two sixes. He was caught by Khaleel Ahmed at the hands of Axar. After this, Kolkata’s wickets kept falling at regular intervals and the team could not recover from it. Ajinkya Rahane also could not take advantage of the lifeline and was dismissed after scoring eight runs. After this, Captain Shreyas along with Nitish Rana tried to handle the innings.

Shreyas suffered a leg injury during the match. He was seen in pain.
Shreyas suffered a leg injury during the match. He was seen in pain.

Both shared a 69-run partnership for the third wicket. This partnership was broken by Lalit Yadav. He got Nitish Rana caught by Prithvi Shaw. Nitish could score 30 runs in 20 balls with the help of three sixes. Meanwhile, captain Shreyas scored the 17th half-century of his IPL career. He was dismissed for 54 runs in 33 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. He was stumped by Kuldeep Yadav at the hands of wicketkeeper Shaw

After this Sam Billings could not do anything special and after scoring 15 runs in nine balls, he was caught by Khaleel Ahmed. In the 16th over, Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav turned the match with a brilliant bowling. On the third ball of this over, he dismissed Pat Cummins albw. He could score four runs in three balls. After this, Sunil Narine (4) was caught by Rovman Powell on the fifth ball. On the sixth ball, Kuldeep took the catch of Umesh Yadav on his own ball. Umesh got out for zero. He took four wickets for 35 runs in his four-over spell.

Kuldeep Yadav