DC vs KKR Highlights: All-round Kolkata beats Delhi by 3 wickets in Sharjah

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Sunil Narine clobbered Rabada for 19 runs in the 16th over.   -  SPORTZPICS

Great win for KKR and this has thrown the points table wide open. MI and PBKS will square off next. Kolkata's win has only increased the pressure on these teams. An all-round performance from the Knights. Won the toss and inserted DC. Kept them to a modest score of 126 and then chased it down with relative ease. There were a few hiccups along the way but they got the job done. That would be all from our side. In the second match of the day, MI have won the toss and elected to field. Should be a cracker of a game. You can follow all the action here - MI vs PBKS LIVE Score, IPL 2021 LIVE: Rohit's Mumbai wins Toss, to bowl vs Punjab; Kishan, Milne dropped

Until next time, good night!

- END OF CHASE -

Rana on strike for the 19th. Lockie is nearly run out at the non-striker's end! He is struggling to move. Rana finishes it off with a boundary, KKR get 2 points.

Avesh Khan to bowl the 18th. Gone! Avesh clean bowls Southee but KKR need only 2 to win.

Nortje into the attack. Narine on strike. Two dots and a single so far. Pant seems to have hurt his finger. Physio on the ground. Action resumes and Narine is out the very next ball! Tim Southee the new man in. Dot ball to end the over. KKR 122/6 in 17 Overs.

- TIME OUT - KKR NEEDS 9 TO WIN IN 24 BALLS.

Rabada is back. Front-foot no ball and KKR get a free hit. Just 2 off the free hit. Narine has top edged a short ball for six! He follows that up with a four. KKR pulling away in this over. Six more. 6,4,6 - Narine has got stuck into Rabada. Just 10 more needed. 21 off that over. KKR 119/5 in 16 Overs.

KKR needs 32 in 6 Overs. Avesh Khan is back. Brilliant from Avesh so far - three dot balls. Gone. Karthik has chopped on! Narine is the new batter. Narine's off the mark with a single. Just a single off the last ball. 2 runs and a wicket from the over. KKR 98/5 in 15 Overs.

KKR needs 52 runs in 42 balls. Lalit into the attack. Rana collects a brace off the first ball before hammering the next ball over the bowler's head for six. Just the push KKR needed at this stage. He follows that up with another mighty hit, this time over cow corner. 12 off 2 balls. Four more... Karthik slashes and slashes hard, gets four. Single to end the over. 20 from it. KKR 96/4 in 14 Overs.

Rabada coninues. Rana takes a single and gets Karthik back on strike. Karthik plays a delightful cover drive for just a couple. Karthik gets a boundary at last. Much-needed boundary for KKR. 7 from the over. KKR 76/4 in 13 Overs.

Morgan walks in next. Captain out of form, captain under pressure. Ashwin to bowl out. Slip in place for Morgan. Morgan goes for a duck! Ashwin has the last laugh. He is caught by Lalith at slip. DK is in next. Brilliant from Ash. 2 runs and a wicket. Ashwin - 4-0-24-1. KKR 69/4 in 12 Overs.

Rabada into the attack in the second half. Couple of dots to Gill to start with. Make that three dots in as many balls. Five dots in a row and Gill gives in to the pressure - holes out and it's a wicket maiden! KKR 67/3 in 11 Overs.

Lalit continues after the break. Gill takes a single first ball. Rana gets a couple next ball. Two dots follow before Rana takes another brace. A dot to end the over. KKR 67/2 in 10 Overs. KKR need 61 runs in 60 balls.

-TIME OUT - KKR NEED 66 OFF 66 BALLS

Ashwin into his 3rd over. He is being nudged around for singles at the moment. Rana has an excellent record against Ashwin in the IPL. Rana picks up a boundary off the last ball. 8 from it. KKR 62/2 in 9 Overs.

Axar back into the attack. Very good over from Patel. Just two from it. KKR 54/2 in 8 Overs.

Ashwin is back into the attack. Rana gets a single to long-on. Shot. Shubman Gill taking his chances here - gets a maximum over deep midwicket. Eight from the over. KKR 52/2 in 7 Overs.

Shot. Gill just dances down the track and lifts this over midwicket for four. Avesh Khan has been greeted with a boundary. Gone! Avesh gets his first wicket - Tripathi holes out to Smith. Rana joins Gill. A leg bye to end the over. KKR 44/2 in 6 Overs.

More spin in the Powerplay. Lalit Yadav into the attack now. Iyer and Gill take a single each off the first two balls. GONE! Lalith has cleaned up Iyer. Tripathi is in next. Shot! Lalith drops this one short and Tripathi has launched that over deep square for six. What a way to get off the mark. Tripathi gets a couple to end the over. 10 off it. KKR 36/1 in 5 Overs.

Axar to continue. Batters nudging the ones in this over. Iyer tried to go for the slog sweep and missed. Ends the over with a single. KKR 26/0 in 4 Overs.

Ashwin to bowl his first. Slip in place for Iyer. Three singles off the first three balls. A brace and a dot to end the over. KKR 22/0 in 3 Overs.

Spin in the second over as Axar comes on. Gill steps down the track and launches him straight back over his head for a six! First six of the match. KKR 16/0 in 2 Overs.

Some crisp drives from Venkatesh Iyer but only ends up finding the fielders inside the circle. He finds the gap in the third time of asking as he crunches a drive past cover off a 148kmph delivery! He then pulls a bouncer to the deep midwicket for another four. KKR 9/0 in 1 over.

Right then. The KKR openers Iyer and Gill are out for the chase. Nortje with the new ball for Delhi.

Brilliant from KKR. Won the toss and inserted DC in - their bowlers, especially the spinners, applied the choke after a brisk start by Dhawan. Ferguson, Iyer and Narine took two wickets each. Chakravarthy didn't pick a wicket but was economical. Pant and Dhawan top-scored with 39. KKR needs 128 to win. Back with the chase shortly.

- END OF INNINGS -

Southee gets Ashwin first ball. Words exchanged between Southee and Ashwin. Now Pant is run out. Wickets coming thick and fast for KKR this over. Oh God, should've been another one but Gill has dropped a sitter. What's worse? He has conceded a boundary. Avesh gets four. A run out off the last ball. 127 for 9 in the end for DC. Emphatic bowling performance from the Knights.

Two overs to go. How many more can DC get? Iyer to bowl the 19th. Pant gets a boundary, thanks to a misfield by Ben Cutting. Meanwhile, Pant has gone past Sehwag to become Delhi's highest run-getter in IPL. Meanwhile, Iyer has been on the money this over. He ends the over with an inch-perfect yorker. Pant gets a couple. DC 120/6 in 19 Overs.

Southee into his third over. Pant has found the gap and got a much-needed boundary. Eight runs from the over. DC 110/6 in 18 Overs.

Chakravarthy replacing Narine. He is bowling out. Pant tries to drive through off side. But the ball takes an inside edge and bounces off the deck. Pant tries to swat the ball away with the bat, ensure it doesn't go on to hit the stumps but the bat nearly hits DK. No damage done. Both share a smile. Just 11 fours in this innings. No sixes so far. Morgan has reviewed a caught behind against Pant! Original decision is Not Out. Flat line on UltraEdge. KKR lose their review. Varun: 4-0-24-0. DC 102/6 in 17 Overs.

Pant's strike rate is below 100 at the moment. The weather and the pitch have made batting difficult. Iyer into his third. A couple of wides this over. Gone! Axar holes out and Iyer has another one. Good catch by Lockie Ferguson at mid wicket. Ashwin is in next. Off the mark with a single. Ashwin gets a boundary to third man. Nine runs and a wicket. DC 89/5 in 16 Overs.

Narine to bowl out. He strikes! Lalit Yadav has been given out lbw for a three-ball duck. Axar Patel is the new man in. Narine's superb spell comes to an end. 2 wickets for just 18 runs. DC 89/5 in 15 Overs.

- TIME OUT -

Iyer continues. Pant drives over cover for four. They have to target a KKR bowler now. Pant might be struggling with cramps here. Meanwhile, Iyer has struck - Hetmyer has holed out! Lalit Yadav is in next. 7 runs and a wicket. DC 88/4 in 14 Overs.

Ferguson back. Gone! Knocked him over. Smith goes for 34-ball 39. That was a pacy delivery - 143 kmph. Hetmyer is the new man in. He is off the mark with a single. A single to end the over. Just four runs and a wicket. DC 81/3 in 13 Overs.

Venkatesh Iyer to roll his arm. Very good from Iyer so far. Four from it in the end. DC 77/2 in 12 Overs.

Narine into his third. Smith has swept that beautifully for four. Good comeback from Narine. Just four off the next four. Nine from it. DC 73/2 in 11 Overs.

Chakravarthy has been hit for two bac-to-back boundaries by Smith, a tickle past short fine is followed by a cut to deep point. 12 runs off that over. DC 64/2 in 10 Overs.

- TIME OUT -

Narine into his second over. Smith collects a couple first ball. Slip in place. Smith brings up the team fifty with a single next ball. Slip remains for Pant too. This is DC's slowest fifty in IPL this year. The boundaries have completely dried up since Dhawan's exit. Just 5 off it. DC 52/2 in 9 Overs.

Chakravarthy continues. Smith is going exactly at run-a-ball. Both batters happy to keep nudging away ones and the occasional twos. Just five singles from it in the end. DC 47/2 in 8 Overs.

Sunil Narine into the attack straightaway after the Powerplay. Gets a breakthrough! Iyer has been clean bowled. He gort some sharp turn and drift there, did Narine. Pant joins Smith. Gets off the mark with a single. Excellent from Narine. 3 and a wicket. DC 42/2 in 7 Overs.

Iyer is the new man in. Varun Chakravarthy gets an over in the PP. Slip in place. Smith takes a single first ball. Iyer off the mark with a single. So, good start from Varun. 4 runs including a wide. DC 39/1 in 6 Overs.

Change in bowling. Ferguson replaces Warrier. Shot. Smith has whipped that over midwicket for four. Gone! Dhawan holes out and the bowling change has worked. He slashed that straight to the fielder at cover-point. DC 35/1 in 5 Overs.

Dhawan cuts Southee to deep point for a single. Single to Smith with a flick to deep square. Meanwhile, Dhawan is up and running all right! He has pummelled that drive through covers for four. Great start this for Dhawan and DC. KKR have reviewed for a lbw vs Dhawan. Given Not Out. It's Umpire's Call on review. Could have gone either way. KKR retain their review. A single to end the over. DC 29/0 in 4 Overs.

Smith clips Warrier to square leg for another single. Warrier bowls a half-volley, angled at the bat and Dhawan has put that one away for four more. He follows it up with another boundary to deep midwicket. Warrier's playing his first game of the season and the rustiness is showing. He wraps up the over with two dots. DC 22/0 in 3 Overs.

Tim Southee shares the new ball. Slip in place. Smith has collected a couple with a flick first ball. Takes a quick single and gets off strike. With Shaw not playing today, Dhawan will look to be the aggressor with Smith trying to bat through. Four. No slip for Dhawan and the outside edge races away to the third-man fence for four. 7 from it. DC 12/0 in 2 Overs.

Sandeep Warrier with the new ball. Smith on strike. Gets off strike with a single. Flicked to deep square. Three dots to Dhawan so far. Turning out to be a tidy start this. He errs in line and length, juicy full toss and Dhawan has opened his account with a boundary to long leg. He also overtakes Samson to become the orange cap holder! Dot to end the over. DC 5/0 in 1 Over.

Out come the fielders. Smith and Dhawan the two openers for Delhi. Smith was picked in place of injured Shaw today.

TOSS UPDATE: Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and have opted to field

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sandeep Warrier

Tim Southee is set to make his KKR debut!

Meanwhile, Sanju Samson overtook Shikhar Dhawan in the orange cap race last night. But Dhawan is just three runs behind Samson. Will the DC opener have the orange cap after this match?

Hello and welcome to a weekday double-header. First up, it's Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders. No word on whether Russell will be available today but Kuldeep Yadav has left the Knight Riders camp. He has returned to India after sustaining a knee injury.

IPL 2021 FULL SQUADS

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS

Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun CV, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann Singh.

DELHI CAPITALS

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Steven Smith, Sam Billings, Lukman Meriwala, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Praveen Dubey, Vishnu Vinod, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel