Mumbai, April 28: After super bowling by Kuldeep Yadav (4/14) and Mustafizur Rahman (3/18), David Warner and Rovman Powell played notable strokes to help Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets in IPL Match 41 2022, at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday.
Kuldeep Yadav showed his brilliant best against his old franchise and bowled like he had something to prove. He fielded KKR captain Shreyas Iyer (42), Baba Indrajith (6), Sunil Narine (0) and Andre Russell (0) to finish 4/14, breaking KKR’s batting back. Too bad he didn’t get to shoot his fourth over or he could have completed a fiftieth.
Mustafizur claimed three wickets in the 20th, sending back Nitish Rana, Tim Southee and Rinku Singh, Rana and Southee from successive balls.
Chasing the goal, Delhi reached 150/6 in 19 overs thanks to vital strikes from David Warner (42 out of 28) and Rovman Powell (33 out of 16), winning the match with six deliveries to spare, Rishabh Pant’s team it was off to the worst possible start, as Prithvi Shaw was out for a first-ball duck in the first over, caught and bowled in by Umesh Yadav. Mitchell Marsh was out for 13 runs on seven balls, becoming Harshit Rana’s first IPL victim, holed out square leg back.
David Warner (42) and Lalit Yadav (22) generated 65 runs for the third wicket before the Aussie went out, trying to negotiate a difficult gorilla down the middle from Umesh Yadav and pocketing Sunil Narine just two yards inside the box. rope. Although the other batsmen were struggling, Warner seemed to be in control, hitting Tim Southee to two limits in the fourth over and two limits from Nitish Rana’s successive deliveries in the ninth over.
Delhi missed a bit after that as Lalit Yadav and captain Pant went down in quick succession, but Axar Patel kept them in the hunt as he shot a 24-for-17 to take them to 36-for-30 deliveries in one stage. Patel was exhausted at a crucial moment, caught up in a second run when Shreyas Iyer made a brilliant throw from the rim.
But Rovman Powell helped them late, hitting a 16-ball 33 to help them record their fourth win and move to eight points. KKR remained in eighth position with six points from nine games. Delhi with eight points is placed in the sixth position.
Short scores: Kolkata Knight Riders 146/9 in 20 overs (Shreyas Iyer 42, Nitish Rana 57; Kuldeep Yadav 4/14, Mustafizur Rahman 3/18) lost to Delhi Capitals 150/6 in 19 overs (David Warner 42, Lalit Yadav 22, Axar Patel 24, Rovman Powell 33 no oot; Umesh Yadav 3/24). DC won by four wickets.