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IPL 2021: Twitter Reacts As Kolkata Knight Riders Beat Delhi Capitals In A Last-Over Thriller And Book A Place In The Final

Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders defeated the Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets in a last-over thriller on Wednesday in Sharjah to knock out Rishabh Pant’s workforce and ebook a date with the Chennai Super Kings within the IPL 2021 remaining.

Chasing 136, Shubman Gill began off with a canopy drive boundary on the primary ball of the innings by Anrich Nortje earlier than Venkatesh Iyer swept Ashwin for a boundary because the openers obtained KKR’s chase up and working.

Venkatesh Iyer additional freed his arms, thumping Axar Patel and Kagiso Rabada for a most every. The left-hander took one other boundary within the sixth over, by Avesh Khan, to cap off KKR’s powerplay at 51/0.

Runs saved flowing for KKR: Iyer launched Patel for an additional most earlier than Nortje conceded 12 runs within the eleventh over as KKR reached 88/0. The left-hander introduced up his fifty off 38 balls, because the required charge got here right down to lower than six-run-per-over. He’d quickly fall to Rabada, caught at deep sq. leg.

Venkatesh Iyer (Image: Twitter)

Nitish Rana tonked Patel down the bottom, earlier than holing out within the deep off Nortje after he was given a life by Ashwin, who dropped a catch at third-man. Gill, who had been batting quietly on the different hand, handsomely pulled Nortje for a six over long-on.

The opener, although, obtained out for 46 edging Avesh Khan to Pant. Rabada castled Dinesh Karthik for a duck to maintain DC alive within the recreation. An glorious nineteenth over from Anrich Nortje, the place he conceded simply 3 runs and bowled Eoin Morgan, left KKR needing 7 runs within the final over.

Tripathi took a single on the primary ball of the final over, bowled by Ashwin. Shakib performed a dot ball on the second earlier than getting lbw out on the third. Narine was caught on the fourth ball at long-off. Tripathi, nonetheless, plundered Ashwin for a six down the bottom on the fifth ball to take KKR within the remaining.

Earlier, after profitable the toss and electing to bowl first, KKR began off with a few tidy overs. The DC  openers, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan, then broke their shackles: the right-hander stroked Shakib for a six and 4 earlier than the left-hander launched Sunil Narine for 2 sixes.

Chakaravarthy gave KKR their first breakthrough, trapping Shaw lbw for 18 off 12 balls. Marcus Stoinis got here out to bat at quantity 3. KKR bowlers didn’t concede any extra boundaries within the powerplay, which DC ended at 38/1.

KKR bowlers additional saved issues tighter, conceding 32 runs within the subsequent 5 overs, earlier than Shivam Mavi, within the 12th over, castled Marcus Stoinis (18 off 23). The run charge dipped under 6 regardless of each Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer attempting to play the large pictures earlier than Dhawan (36 off 39) fell to the thriller of Chakaravarthy. DC have been 90/3 on the 15-over mark.

Varun Chakravarthy and Eoin Morgan
Varun Chakravarthy and Eoin Morgan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Rishabh Pant fell quickly after, falling to the additional tempo of Lockie Ferguson. DC crossed the 100-run mark on the primary ball of the 18th overs, earlier than Shimron Hetmyer, who was given a life after being caught on a no-ball off Chakaravarthy, smoked Ferguson for a few sixes.

Hetmyer, nonetheless, obtained run out within the 19th over. Iyer’s 30 off 27 balls, which included one 4 and one most, helped DC over 130.

Twitter was buzzing with this final over thriller.

IPL 2021: Twitter reacts as Kolkata Knight Riders enter the ultimate with victory over Delhi Capitals



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