Match Details

DC vs KKR 16th Match, IPL 2024

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Kolkata Knight Riders won by 106 runs 🏆
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I Sharma Logo
I Sharma Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
A Nortje Logo
A Nortje Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
A Russell Logo
A Russell Jersy



A Russell

Econ: 10.50
15th Over:
= 11
16th Over:
= 2
Last Over:
= 5
This Over:
= 0
DCDC - 2nd Innings
6 Over 6851
10 Over 8987
15 Over 139159
KKRKKR - 1st Innings
6 Over 5588
10 Over 123135
15 Over 186196
20 Over 259272


Inn 1
Inn 2
So, that brings an end to our coverage for this fixture. Keep joining us for more cricketing action all around the globe. For now, this is Akshay Bhide, signing off, on behalf of my co-commentators AkshayaKrishna Polya and Sidharth Gulati and scorer Paras Yadav. Bye Bye. Good Night.
Biggest margin of defeats for DC in terms of Runs in IPL:

-by 146 runs against MI, Delhi, 2017

-by 106 runs against KKR, Vizag, Tonight

-by 105 runs against RR, Mumbai, 2008
Biggest margin of victories in terms of Runs for KKR in IPL:

-by 140 runs against RCB, Bengaluru, 2008

-by 106 runs against DC, Vizag, Tonight

Most Player of the Match Awards for KKR in IPL:

-Andre Russell and Sunil Narine: 14

-Gautam Gambhir: 10
Sunil Narine (POTM): "Ahh... I think cricket is all about batting. If we can contribute more with the bat, it's pleasing for us and for the team. But I enjoy my bowling.

(On not attending the batter's meeting) I follow one rule: The less we know, that's much better for me.

(On why he was not opening the batting in ILT20) We (Abu Dhabi Knight Riders) had sufficient batters, so the opening was not needed then.

At the end of the day, it is what the team needs. If they need me to bat, I will bat. Salt is aggressive and gets the scoring going, so all the pressure isn't on me.

On a good wicket like that, I tried to keep things tight. With the scoreboard pressure on them, it was much easier tonight. Overall, I say that it was a complete team performance with the ball. Wickets up front with the new ball, and we kept the lid on the scoring throughout. We wanted to win by a bigger margin, so it helps later on in the tournament."
Shreyas Iyer (Kolkata Knight Riders Skipper): "To be honest, the way we start, I thought we would get 210-220 but really happy with 270.

Obviously, as I said, Sunil's job is to go out there and free his arms. He gets us to a flying start in the powerplay and take on the bowlers and it makes our job easier.

Raghuvanshi was very good. He was fearless from ball one. His work ethic has been phenomenal. He reads the situation really well and plays smartly. Was pleasing to see him play those strokes.

It's great to see the bowlers stepping up at the right time. To take the responsibility and knowing what to do in different situations. We thrive in supporting each other and it has been great to see that.

(On Harshit Rana's injury) I also don't know. On the field, he was holding his shoulder. I have been there so I know what it feels like.

Vaibhav was brilliant. Although he went for fours in the first over, he bounced back brilliantly and took important wickets.

You always got to be down to earth in such tournaments."
Most Fours in the Match: Sunil Narine (7 boundaries)
Super Sixes of the Match: Sunil Narine (7 maximums)
Fantasy Player of the Match: Sunil Narine (157 points)
Electric Striker of the Match: Rishabh Pant (55 off 25 balls at a SR of 220)
11:36 PM IST, Local Time: Time for the post-match presentation.
Mitchell Starc (KKR): "Ahh... I'm not trying too much. It's a T20 game; you need a bit of luck. A couple of edges fly away, and a few catches go down as well. But we have been winning games, and we have been good with both bat and ball, that counts the most.

Nothing really, as I said earlier. The games are coming thick and fast. We are 3-0 at the start of the season. It's a really great thing to start. More than the individual performances, it's the team's performance that keeps you going. Another good win tonight. Another away win.

Good to get the wickets of Warner and Marsh; it was good to have them in the pocket.

Vaibhav Arora has been brilliant tonight. He bowled short balls and executed his plans really well. He kept Warner and Shaw on the back foot. We talk more in training and bowling meetings, just talking about that side of things. They may have questions, and we have little conversations, certainly not me telling them what to do." 
Rishabh Pant (Delhi Capitals Skipper): “I think we were just all over the place. Once we started the match, we were all over the place. This was one of the days when you don’t get it right.

As a batting unit, we talked about going hard as possible. We are a team who don’t like to lose. I want to be the team to get all out while going hard instead of blocking.

(On not taking the reviews) It was quite loud here. But I couldn’t see the time on the screen. There were some problems. But there are some things you can control and some things you can’t and I guess you just have to go with the flow.

(On not using Axar enough) The thought process was that we didn’t want to give them the spinners. But our fast bowlers were going through the motions. But we have to keep reflecting and come positive in the next match.

I think my body is getting fine. Just getting out there and enjoying my time. But at the same time, cricket has ups and downs. You just have to try to get the best out of you at given time.”
Most fifty-plus scores for Delhi Capitals in IPL:

24 - David Warner

18 - Rishabh Pant

18 - Shikhar Dhawan

16 - Shreyas Iyer
23:19 IST and Local Time | That's it. Kolkata Knight Riders register a comprehensive 106-run victory over Delhi Capitals, who succumb to their third defeat this season. Credit to Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Andre Russell, Varun Chakaravarthy, and Impact Substitute Vaibhav Arora for their 'total cricket'. 

Chasing a gigantic and a record-breaking target of 273, the scoreboard pressure got the better of DC. Mitchell Starc and Arora combined to remove DC’s top-four - Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, and Impact Sub Abishek Porel - within the opening six overs. DC skipper Rishabh Pant and Tristan Stubbs then hit blazing half-centuries, but the writing was on the wall for the hosts. They continued to lose wickets at regular intervals and were eventually bundled out for 166 in 17.2 overs. It was always going to be a tall order for DC. Arora and Chakaravarthy bagged the most wickets (3) for KKR. Mitchell Starc ended with two.

Earlier, after opting to bat, KKR were off to a flier as their openers Sunil Narine and Phil Salt displayed great hitting from the word go. While Salt fell inside the mandatory powerplay, Narine set the stage on fire as DC missed the only chance they had of stopping him. The hard-hitter from the West Indies punished almost everything that came his way and raced to a half-century off only 21 balls. Narine was supported by the 18-year-old Raghuvanshi, who dished out exceptional strokeplay to smash a half-century. The two batters fell in quick succession, but the decimation continued. Andre Russell, who was promoted up the order, piled up the runs and smacked a 19-ball 41. Rinku Singh then hammered 26 off just 8 balls as the visitors made 272 - the second-highest team total in the IPL. For DC, Anrich Nortje finished with a three-wicket haul while Ishant Sharma grabbed two scalps. Later, DC crumbled and even their NRR (Net Run Rate) took a major hit.
STAT ATTACK - For the first time in the history of the IPL, KKR have WON THEIR OPENING 3 MATCHES.