Delhi Capitals Vs Kolkata Knight Riders Qualifier 2: Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Delhi Capitals by three wickets in the second qualifier of IPL 2021 played in Sharjah. Delhi Capitals scored 135 runs in 20 overs after playing first. In response, Kolkata Knight Riders won in the last over. With this, Kolkata’s team has reached the final. Now the title match will be played between Kolkata and Chennai on 15 November. Venkatesh Iyer was the hero of this victory of KKR. Iyer played a brilliant innings of 55 runs in 41 balls. During this, four fours and three sixes came off his bat. However, Rahul Tripathi made his team win on the crucial occasion by hitting a six.
Delhi had made a comeback, but Rahul threw water
Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer gave a great start to Kolkata, chasing the target of 136 runs from Delhi. But after 16 overs, the match started slipping from the hands of KKR. At one point, KKR had to score 11 runs in 18 balls, with seven wickets remaining. But the Delhi bowlers almost snatched the match from KKR while making a great comeback. In the last three balls, KKR had to score 6 runs to win and their seven wickets fell. In such a situation, Rahul Tripathi took his team to the final by hitting a six off Ashwin.
Venkatesh Iyer scored the highest 55 runs for Kolkata. On the other hand, Shubman Gill scored 46 runs in 46 balls. Apart from this, Nitish Rana 13 and Rahul Tripathi, who hit the winning six, scored 12 not out. At the same time, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik and Sunil Narine could not even open the account.
Delhi had scored 135 runs
Earlier, Delhi got off to a slow start, with openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw adding 32 runs for the first wicket. Chakraborty broke this growing partnership by dismissing Shaw. Shaw scored 18 runs in 12 balls with the help of two fours and a six. After this, Marcus Stoinis, who came to bat, supported Dhawan and both shared a partnership of 39 runs in 44 balls. The KKR bowlers were bowling consistently and the Delhi batsmen were seen struggling in front of them. Mavi broke this growing partnership by dismissing Stoinis. Stoinis scored 18 runs in 23 balls with the help of a four.
After this Shreyas Iyer came to support Dhawan. But Chakraborty gave a blow to Delhi by dismissing Dhawan. Dhawan scored 36 runs in 39 balls with the help of one four and two sixes. Iyer continued to advance Delhi’s innings, but no batsman supported him. Captain Rishabh Pant (6) and Shimron Hetmyer (17) were dismissed for runs while Iyer batted till the end and scored an unbeaten 30 off 27 balls with the help of a four and a six and Axar Patel also four runs from the other end. remained unbeaten.