Review of match 25 Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals defeated Eion Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets in 14th tournament of IPL (2021) played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on Thursday, 29th April 2021.Here is the review of match 25 Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders.
Venue of Match 25 Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Umpires of Match 25 Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Anil Chaudhary, Yeshwant Barde, Navdeep Singh Sidhu and Anil Dandekar,
Referee of Match 25 Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Prakash Bhatt
Delhi Capitals won the toss and took the decision of fielding first
Kolkata Knight Rider’s innings of Match 25 Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders:
They played with the run rate of 7.70 and smashed 154 runs for 6 wickets in their 20 overs.
Andre Russell was in good form and smashed 45 runs with just 27 balls.
Shubham Gill performed nicely with his bat and was only 7 runs away from hitting half-century. He smashed 43 runs in 38 balls.
Axar Patel picked up 2 wickets giving away 32 runs in his 4 overs and take Kolkata Knight Riders to 154.
Lalit Yadav picked up 2 wickets giving away only 13 runs in his 3 overs. Figures of Lalit Yadav were the best figure in the match.Amit Mishra got shoulder injury and Lalit Yadav replaced him. Lalit dismissed Sunil Narine and Eoin Morgan in just three balls. Brilliant action from the side of Lalit Mishra was proved to be the turning point of the match.
Delhi Capitals Innings of Match 25 Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders:
They played with excellent run rate of 9.45 and smashed 156 runs for 3 wickets in 16.3 overs.
Delhi Capitals went very easy in the chase.
Prithvi Shaw scored an extremely brisk Half century and given a vital contribution to take his team towards victory. He smashed 82 runs in just 41 balls.
Shikhar Dhawan smashed 46 runs in 47 balls and dismissed by Pat Cummins.
Pat Cummins picked up three wickets in quickly but was unable to take his team towards victory.
Important stats and numbers related to Match 25 Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders:
The stand between Shaw and Dhawan in this match was the fifth-highest opening stand for Delhi Capitals in history of IPL, and the second-highest in IPL 2021.Highest opening stand was made in 2013 by DC is 151 runs and that was between Mahela Jayawardene and Virender Sehwag while playing against Mumbai Indians.
Partnership of 132 runs between Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan has become the second-highest opening partnership of any team against Kolkata Knight Riders in the history of IPL. The highest opening partnership against Kolkata Knight Riders is by David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan of 139 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2017.
It happened for the second time when both the No.4 and No.5 batsmen of Kolkata Knight Riders were out for a duck. In 2012 it happened for the first time it happened while playing against Delhi Capitals. Manoj Tiwary and Yusuf Pathan were out on a duck in a reduced 12-over game.
Sunil Narine made his second consecutive duck and third duck in five innings. He was able to score only 23 runs in last 7 IPL matches, at an average of 3.28.
Andre Russell has completed his 6000 T20 runs in this match and become fastest player to score 6000 runs by balls faced.
Before Prithvi Shaw in this match, the last time a Delhi Capitals opener, Quinton de Kock scored 50+ runs at a 200+ strike rate against RCB in 2016.
Prithvi Shaw hit half-century in just 18 balls in this match and this is the second-fastest fifty by a Delhi Capitals player in history of IPL. Rishabh Pant also hit fifty in 18 balls while playing against MI in 2019. Chris Morris hit fifty in 17 balls while playing against GL in 2016 and that is the fastest fifty in history of IPL.
Prithvi Shaw is now only the second player who hit 6 fours in an over in history of IPL. In 2012 Ajinkya Rahane against RCB in 2012.
Prithvi Shaw is the first player in history of IPL to hit 6 boundaries in the first over of an IPL inning.
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