Delhi Capitals (DC) managed to stage a comeback from their defeat at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). In their fourth game of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL), Shreyas Iyer and Co defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 18 runs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
The thumping win also took them to the top of the points table, replacing the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). As far as the game was concerned, yet another time, Sharjah was a witness to a run-fest. 448 runs were scored with 30 fours and 28 sixes.
KKR needed around 20 runs per over in their last four overs, but Eoin Morgan’s 44 and Rahul Tripathi’s 36 kept them in the hunt. Nitish Rana also scored 58, but their efforts went in vain. The Knight Riders, meanwhile, are placed fifth in the points table.
Here are the DC Player Ratings for the DC vs KKR match:
Prithvi Shaw- 9/10
Prithvi Shaw had a decent day with the bat in hand. The youngster scored 66 runs off 41 balls with the help of four fours and as many sixes. In the fourth ball of the 13th over, right-arm fast bowler Kamlesh Nagarkoti got rid of him. The batter tried to clear long on, but holed out to Shubman Gill.
Shikhar Dhawan- 7/10
Shikhar Dhawan got his team off to a flying start, but he couldn’t capitalise on his start. In 16 balls, the southpaw could only manage 26 runs at a strike-rate of 162.50. In the fifth ball of the powerplay, he perished to off-spinner Varun Chakravarthy. Dhawan got a top-edge, caught by Eoin Morgan.
Shreyas Iyer- 9.5/10
Shreyas Iyer had an outstanding day with the bat in hand. He came to bat in the sixth over and played until the very end. The DC captain notched his half-century off 26 balls. In his next 12 balls, he got 38 runs to end on 88 off 36 balls. His knock was laced with seven fours and six massive sixes.
Rishabh Pant- 9/10
Rishabh Pant came to bat in the 13th over and he didn’t flatter to deceive. The left-hander wielded his willow to good effect, scoring 38 runs off 17 balls with the help of five fours and one six. He perished to Andre Russell in the 18th over. He went to clear long-on, but holed out to Shivam Mavi.
Marcus Stoinis- 7.5/10
Marcus Stoinis could only score one run off the three balls he faced, but he did his job with the ball with expertise. In four overs, he gave away 46 runs, but he got his side over the line in the last over, defending 28 runs. The pacer also rattled Rahul Tripathi’s woodwork to end the match.
Shimron Hetmyer- 6/10
Shimron Hetmyer scored seven runs off five balls with the help of one six. He came to the middle in the 20th over and did whatever he could. On the field, he was excellent. In the 19th over, he took a catch in the deep to dismiss Eoin Morgan, who was firing on all cylinders with 44 runs off 18 balls.
Ravi Ashwin- 3/10
Ravi Ashwin had an off day with the ball in hand. He tried all his variations, but was taken to the cleaners. In the two overs he bowled, he conceded 26 runs, including a wide. He was also hit for a couple of sixes and a four. The off-spinner wasn’t entrusted to complete his quota of four overs.
Kagiso Rabada- 7/10
Kagiso Rabada started in a decent matter, but couldn’t show enough consistency. He conceded 51 runs off four overs at an economy of 127.75. He was also the most expensive of the pacers. However, he deserves a bit of credit as he got rid of Andre Russell, who hit him for a four and a six.
Anrich Nortje- 9.5/10
Anrich Nortje was arguably the standout bowler for the Capitals on Saturday. He bowled as many as 11 dot balls and conceded 33 runs at 8.25 in four overs. He also dismissed Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins to jolt the Knights. In the 19th over, he gave away only five runs to restrict KKR.
Amit Mishra- 9.5/10
Amit Mishra was the most economical bowler for the Capitals. In his two overs, the leg-spinner gave away 14 runs along with five dot balls. The Knights’ batters could only muster one six off his bowling. The veteran also nipped out the prized scalp of Shubman Gill, who scored 28 runs off 22 balls.
Harshal Patel- 9/10
Harshal Patel, playing his first match of this edition’s IPL, didn’t flatter to deceive. He bowled four overs and gave away 34 runs at an economy rate of 8.50. That he bowled three wides would disappoint him though. The speedster also accounted for the wicket of KKR captain Dinesh Karthik.
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