Delhi upstaged Kolkata Knight Riders in a super over clash (Image Credit: Twitter)
We have witnessed a crackerjack of an encounter between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders and one will have to say that both the team didn't give an inch to the other and eventually the game went to super over. Kolkata Knight Riders had lost five quick wickets up front but Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik had some other plans and scored 185 runs on the board. Delhi Capitals, while chasing lost Shikhar Dhawan early in the innings but Shreyas Iyer along with star-sensation Prithvi Shaw which made the team look in a strong position. Shaw's 99 made the target look not so competitive. However, just when Shaw departed, Kolkata came well in the last over, pulling off a super over clash. In Super Over, it was Shreyas Iyer's team who held their nerves better and upstaged Kolkata Knight Riders by 3 runs in a nail-biting clash at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. LIVE SCORECARD
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RESULT: Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders in a super over clash
Ball 6: Just 1 run! And Delhi Capitals win! What an over Rabada has bowled here!
Ball 3: Knocked him over! Russell departs! My word! Rabada has done it for Capitals!
Ball 2: Yorker. Much needed dot ball from Capitals' point of view!
Ball 1: Just a flick onto the on side and FOUR! Russell continues his dream run!
Okay, so Delhi Capitals players are out in the middle. It's still a mystery as who will join Russell. Is it Dinesh Karthik?
Andre Russell is coming to bat! Good news for every KKR fan!
Ball 6: Pant just couldn't end on high! Delhi finish with 10 runs. Target: 11
Ball 5: Another short ball from Prasidh and Pant couldn't time it. 2 runs more.
Ball 4: Prithvi Shaw comes to the crease! But Pant was on strike. He smashed the ball over the cover fielder and will fetch 2 runs.
Ball 3: Shreyas Iyer smashed the ball right up! Will have to go back to the pavilion! First wicket down for Delhi Capitals!
Ball 2: Shreyas Iyer on strike. FOUR down the fine leg region!
Ball 1: Just one run down to the mid-wicket by Pant
The players are out in the middle. Kolkata Knight Riders will field first! Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant will open for Delhi Capitals here!
IPL 2019: First Super Over of season between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders
WICKET: What did we see here! Vihari OUT! 2 still needed off one ball!
2 needed off 2 balls! Can we witness a super over here?
WICKET: Oh no, dear! Oh no! Prithvi Shaw gets out on 99. What an innings that was!
WICKET: Rishabh Pant tried to finish early and gets out! Kuldeep gets first wicket of this season!
Shaw is just 19 runs away from registering his first IPL hundred!
Prithvi Shaw is now playing with the bowlers and of course the fielders. Even Pant has been doing a good thing to give Shaw strike as much as possible. After 16 overs, it's 152/2.
The rebuilding phase has just begun and one will have to say that a lot depends on how Pant and Shreyas Iyer play here! After 14 overs, it's 132/2.
WICKET: Shreyas Iyer was looking good. He hammered the ball all around the ground but in the end, fell just short of well deserved fifty!
DROPPED! Just don't look towards Shubman Gill. Just don't!
50-run partnership between Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw!
Onto it and.. way she goes! That's Delhi Capitals' skipper for you! SIX!
Superb shot by Prithvi Shaw! Looking really positive!
Kuldeep Yadav is back into the attack. Interestingly, he hasn't been able to pick wicket this season! Will he break the jinx today?
The powerplay has been evenly matched. Shikhar departed early, but even then the team came back strongly. After 6 overs, it's 45/1.
Shikhar Dhawan is the first to depart. He was looking deadly dangerous for his 16 runs but just couldn't continue. After 5 overs, it's 33/1.
Kolkata Knight Riders 185/8 in 20 overs (Andre Russell 62, Harshal Patel 2/40)
WICKET: Run out on the last ball. Even then, KKR finish on a high. A good score to defend.
ALERT: Captain stands when the side needed him most! 17th IPL fifty for him!
Chawla starts his innings with a huge six over mid-wicket. After 18.2, it's 163/6.
WICKET: Finally smiles in Delhi camp. Dangerous Russell OUT! Morris pitches it short and Russell tried to deposit in the stands. However, he gets a top-edge and straight into the hands of the fielder.
Andre Russell continues his superlative form. Just wow. Not much to say. He is doing this on a regular basis! Fifth 50 from him. He is in some form! After 17 overs, it's 145/5.
50-run partnership between Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik.
That's a moment in the game! Russell on the ground! Will he be able to play further?
It wouldn't be wrong to say that Kolkata Knight Riders is in absolute trouble here. Russell and Karthik trying to repair the innings. After 12 overs, it's 90/5.
WICKET: Second wicket for Harshal Patel. Wickets tumbling for KKR here.
WICKET: This is Rishabh Pant's wicket. Is there anything, he can't do? Flies to his left and plucks this one with his left glove. Another failure for Lynn!
WICKET: Robbie was looking good but will have to depart. Tried to flick the ball onto the on side but couldn't. Struck right in front!
Harshal Patel comes into the attack now. For KKR to do well, Lynn and Robbie need to stick to the wicket and play decently here. After 5.3 overs, it's 31/1.
WICKET: Struck right in front and Nikhil departs! He was never there, to be honest!
Excellent over by Sandeep Lamichhane, just one off the over! After 2 overs, it's 13/0.
And...that's FOUR! Nikhil gets lucky on the first ball there!
Delhi Capitals players are out in the middle. Lynn is joined with a new partner Nikhil Naik! HERE WE GO!
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Chris Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Nikhil Naik, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna
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Hello and a warm welcome! We are all set from another crackerjack of a game between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders. Delhi Capitals started off their Indian Premier League campaign with a won under their belt at Wankhede Stadium. However, in the first home game, the team just couldn't capitalize and lost to Chennai Super Kings. Kolkata, on the other hand, has won their first two games. Both games were played at Eden Gardens and this remains to be seen how they perform outside their own den.