KKR vs DC IPL 2024: Delhi blown away by the storm of Salt and Chakraborty, spectacular victory for Kolkata

In the IPL match played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Monday, after the excellent performance of the bowlers led by Varun Chakraborty, Kolkata Knight Riders strengthened their position at the second position by defeating Delhi Capitals by seven wickets with the stormy half-century of opener Phil Salt.

Chasing Delhi’s target of 154 runs, Knight Riders registered an easy victory by scoring 157 runs for three wickets in 16.3 overs thanks to Salt’s inning of 68 runs in 33 balls with five sixes and seven fours. Salt also made a partnership of 79 runs for the first wicket with Sunil Narayan (15). Captain Shreyas Iyer (33 not out) and Venkatesh Iyer (26 not out) made an unbroken partnership of 57 runs for the fourth wicket to take the team to the target. With this win, Knight Riders have 12 points from six wins in nine matches and are in second place.

Delhi team is in sixth place with 10 points in 11 matches. Earlier, Delhi lost wickets at regular intervals in front of the sharp bowling of Chakraborty (three wickets for 16 runs), Harshit Rana (two wickets for 28 runs) and Vaibhav Arora (two wickets for 29 runs) and the team was only 153 runs for nine wickets. Could make. Kuldeep Yadav, who came to bat at number nine (35 not out in 26 balls, five fours, one six), was the top scorer for Delhi, while apart from him, captain Rishabh Pant (27 runs in 20 balls, two fours, one six) was the only scorer with 20 runs. Could cross the figure.

Salt gave a stormy start to the Knight Riders while chasing the target. He opened his account with a four on the first ball of Lizard Williams and then hit a six and a four on consecutive balls in the same over. Narayan also opened his account with a four in the same over. However, Salt was lucky in the next over when Williams dropped his catch off the bowling of Khalil Ahmed. Salt took advantage of this and hit two consecutive sixes in the next over of Williams. Narayan completed his half-century of team runs in the fifth over with two consecutive fours off Rasik Salaam.

Salt completed his half-century in just 26 balls with a six off Khalil. Knight Riders scored 79 runs in the power play without losing any wicket. However, Axar Patel broke this partnership by getting Narayan caught by Jake Fraser-McGurk in the very first ball of the next over. Salt hit a six off Kuldeep Yadav but Akshar gave a big blow to the Knight Riders by bowling him. Rinku Singh also got caught by Kuldeep on the ball of Williams after scoring 11 runs, but before that, the Knight Riders team had touched the 100-run mark in the ninth over itself. Shreyas and Venkatesh took over the innings after this. Shreyas hit two fours on Akshar while Venkatesh sent the balls of Kuldeep and Rasik to the boundary.

Knight Riders needed 20 runs in the last six overs and Shreyas and Venkatesh easily took the team to the target. Pant won the toss and decided to bat first but the team had a bad start. Prithvi Shaw (13) hit three fours in the first over of Mitchell Starc but was caught by wicketkeeper Phil Salt in the next over off Arora’s ball. Opener Jake Fraser-McGurk (12) hit a six and a four on consecutive balls from Starc but was caught by Venkatesh Iyer at deep square leg on the next ball. Shai Hope (06) opened the account with a six on Arora but was bowled on the next ball due to which Delhi’s score became 36 runs for three wickets. Pant hit a four off Arora while Abhishek Porel welcomed Harshit Rana with two fours and a six off consecutive balls.

Delhi scored 67 runs for three wickets in the power play. Rana gave the fourth blow to Delhi by bowling Porel (18). Pant was lucky on the score of 18 runs when Chakraborty’s very first ball was caught by Rana at short fine leg. Pant, however, could not take advantage of this gift of life and was caught by Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer on Chakraborty’s ball. Chakraborty got the in-form Tristan Stubbs (04) caught by Salt in the next over. Delhi’s century of runs was completed in the 13th over.

Akshar Patel (15) hit two consecutive fours on Arora but Sunil Narayan bowled him. Chakraborty achieved his third success by getting Kumar Kushagra (01) caught by Salt. Kuldeep increased the run rate with sixes and fours off Starc. He took the team’s score beyond 150 runs with two fours on Andre Russell in the last over of the innings.

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