IPL 2020: Shreyas Iyer's storm, Delhi capitals beat KKR by 18 runs

Delhi Capitals had given Kolkata a target of 229 runs, but KKR could only manage 210 runs in front of Delhi's attack.

4th October, 2020

new Delhi. After the stormy innings of Shreyas Iyer, the Delhi Capitals defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs on the basis of the aggressive performance of the bowlers. Batting first after losing the toss, Delhi Capitals scored 228 runs at the loss of four wickets. In response, KKR could only manage 210 runs for 8 wickets in the scheduled over. The heroes of Delhi's victory were captains Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw, who played Atishi innings.

Prithvi Shaw gave Delhi a great start. After that Shreyas Iyer played an unbeaten 88-run captaincy innings in 38 balls. Rishabh Pant also scored 38 runs in 17 balls. In the Powerplay, Shaw scored 66 runs in 41 balls with the help of four fours and four sixes. After this, Iyer played a great innings and put a mountain of runs on the wicket of Sharjah, the batsmen's pride. He hit seven fours and six sixes in his innings.

Nitish Rana and Morgan clash
KKR did not start much and lost the first wicket as Sunil Narine for 8 runs. Subsequently, Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana tried to handle the innings, but the second blow came in the form of Gill on 72 runs. Rana remained at one end, but he did not get any support at the other end. Andre Russell on 13 and Captain Karthik returned to the pavilion for 6 runs.
Rana scored 58 runs off 35 balls. After Rana, Morgan also tried to handle the innings and scored 44 runs while playing Atishi innings from 18 balls and hoped to win. But Norteje gave KKR the 7th blow for 200 with his wicket. After this, Rahul Tripathi was also out for 37 runs. He scored 36 runs. With this wicket, KKR's hopes of victory also came to an end. Kalmesh Nagerkoti 3 and Shivam Mavi remained unbeaten on one run. Enrich Norteje of Delhi took three wickets for 33 runs, while Herschel Patel got two successes. Kagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis and Amit Mishra had one success each.

Delhi did explosive batting

Earlier, apart from 66 runs by Shaw and captain Iyer's unbeaten 88 runs, Dhawan scored 26 runs and Pant scored 38 runs. Iyer missed his century. He played a stormy innings off 38 balls with 7 fours and 6 sixes. Seeing the way Iyer was batting, it seemed that he would score a century, but due to his own players, he could not score a century. 

He needed only 12 runs to complete a century, which he might have completed in two balls, but he did not get a chance to do so. The 20th over was played by Marcus Stoinis and Shimron Hetmyer and Iyer did not get a chance to play a single ball.

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Reported by:
Maharanee Kumari