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215/5 (20)
171/10 (19.4)
DC won by 44 runs.
Player of the match: Kuldeep Yadav
 
That is all we have from another brilliant game tonight. The action is only getting bigger and better as the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) continues with Lucknow Super Giants already taking on Rajasthan Royals. Do tune into the coverage of the ongoing match and stay tuned for cricket coverage across the globe. This is Raghav Tikmany and Pratyush Rohra signing off.
Kuldeep Yadav, Player of the Match: [Regarding the catch] I didn't give it much thought. I believed I could get there, and at the end of the day, it was my wicket. It's important to take a breath and think about the bowling. This is an excellent wicket, and the batsmen do brilliantly. It was vital to perform well since some of the side boundaries are lengthier and the ball was gripping. That was a significant wicket because Shreyas was batting and striking it beautifully. I enjoyed Shreyas' wicket more since it was my first and, from the team's perspective, the most important wicket because he was batting brilliantly. I haven't tried too hard yet and am concentrating on my natural rhythm. When I returned to the Indian squad, I did just that. I'm having a nice time bowling and hitting good distances. I drew the lengths against both Shreyas and Pat. I like the atmosphere here and have a strong support system on my side. Rishabh also provides excellent guidance from behind the stumps.
Rishabh Pant, Delhi Capitals captain: We would have fielded first if we hadn't given it any thought. We wanted to put pressure on the opponents as a batting unit. When the dew is absent, a score of 170-180 is acceptable, and the pressure is not as great as it is when the score is 200 or higher. Kuldeep has been working for a year but hasn't had enough opportunities. We're trying to support him, and he's doing well. We sent Axar because we wanted to keep the momentum rolling. We held Sarfaraz back because we wanted him to stop the collapse if we lost too many wickets.
Shreyas Iyer (Kolkata Knight Riders captain): They got off to a really good start right from the first over. Prithvi took on the bowlers and to be honest, we were a bit clueless about what to do at that point of time. The wicket was playing really good and they built a good partnership at the start and carried on the momentum till the 10th over. So, it was really difficult to restrict the runs and it really changed the momentum. It looked like a good batting pitch. That's what we have been striving on from the first game by chasing. That was the decision we made (to bowl first). It just didn't work out today. The positives we can take is the intent we showed from ball one, even if we didn't get off to a great start. The middle phase we played out really well and after that, we wanted to continue with the run rate of 12 per over. It's not a difficult thing to do as a batters but if we pace out our innings really well in the middle overs, that's something we can take forward from hereon. 
Kolkata Knight Riders - 171 all out in 19.4 overs (Shreyas Iyer 54 off 33, Kuldeep Yadav 4/35 in 4 overs) lose to Delhi Capitals - 215/5 (David Warner 61 off 45, Sunil Narine 2/21 in 4 overs) by 44 runs

What a win, what a win for the Capitals! They have outplayed the Knight Riders in all three departments of the game. After being asked to bat first, they did an incredible job by putting up a big score and applying pressure on the opposition.

Chasing 216, KKR were never starting off as favourites. They were off to a dodgy start. Rahane struggled to get going while Venkatesh Iyer departed after a few big hits. Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana then regrouped the innings and scored at a decent rate to bring back hopes for the Knight Riders.

However, once Rana and Iyer fell to the spinners' trap, KKR could never recover. Billings played a few shots but Khaleel got the better of him. Kuldeep's three-wicket over was the final nail in the coffin for KKR. Russel added a few runs in the back end with negligible impact in the match. Khaleel had a great outing on his return. A couple of wickets in the powerplay and an important wicket of Billings will do his confidence a world of good.
19.4 Shardul Thakur to Rasikh Salam, DELHI CAPITALS EMERGE TRIUMPHANT! On the good length angled across outside off-stump, Rasikh looks to swing for the fences but slices this towards long-on. Powell's there to gobble this one up in his big bucket hands. Delhi Capitals complete a commanding victory by 44 runs.

Rasikh Salam c Rovman Powell b Thakur 7 (6b 1x4 0x6)
19.3 Shardul Thakur to Varun Chakaravarthy, back of a length outside the off-stump, flayed away to deep point to get off the mark
Varun Chakaravarthy, RHB, comes to the crease
KKR lose their 9th wicker! Only four balls are remaining in this innings, can Shardul bag another scalp?
19.2 Shardul Thakur to Andre Russell, HOLES OUT! THAKUR HAS HIS FIRST WICKET! Back of a length angled across outside the off-stump. Russell looks for the Nataraj-cut over the covers but Shardul's having none it. That's his patent stroke. Anyway, Russell finds Sarfaraz in at sweeper cover. That will be that.

Andre Russell c Sarfaraz Khan b Shardul Thakur 24 (21b 3x4 0x6)
19.1 Shardul Thakur to Andre Russell, FOUR! Low full toss as he missed his yorker outside the off-stump. Russell manages to get enough bat on it, swiping it into the deep mid-wicket ropes
Shardul Thakur [2.0-0-25-0] is back into the attack
Russel is trying his best to bridge the gap between both the team totals. 50 runs are needed off the final over, it's not mathematically gettable but let's see how close can Russel take KKR
19
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166 /8 score
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cricket bat icon Andre Russell *
20 (19)
cricket bat icon Rasikh Salam
7 (5)
cricket ball icon Mustafizur Rahman
0 /21
18.6 Mustafizur Rahman to Andre Russell, another yorker outside the off-stump, Russell drills it down to long-off to take the single and retain strike 
18.5 Mustafizur Rahman to Andre Russell, full and wide yorker outside the off-stump, Russell has to reach out for that one as he skews a thick outside edge to short third man, no run
18.4 Mustafizur Rahman to Andre Russell, low full toss on this occasion, Russell gets a hold of it alright but no elevation as he finds the deep mid-wicket fielder, no run
18.3 Mustafizur Rahman to Andre Russell, WHAT A STOP BY WARNER! At some personal cost? Hope he's okay! Short of a length angled across outside off and Russell's muscled his flat bat towards deep extra cover. Warner gets across from wide long-on and puts in a stunning effort to pull this back into play
18.2 Mustafizur Rahman to Andre Russell, back of a length slower one angled across Russell, sets up for the pull but he's checked his shot to place this through square leg. Denies the single 
18.1 Mustafizur Rahman to Andre Russell, FOUR! Missed his yorker on this occasion. Russell clears his front leg and whacks this back over the bowler's head to find the boundary