Result
16th Match (N), Sharjah, Oct 3 2020, Indian Premier League
228/4
(20 ov, target 229)
210/8
Capitals won by 18 runs
Player Of The Match
Delhi Capitals
4:35
1m
• Karthik Krishnaswamy

Shreyas Iyer sets up Delhi Capitals' victory in another Sharjah six-fest

Eoin Morgan and Rahul Tripathi's late attack not enough for KKR

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Delhi Capitals228/4(20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders210/8(20 overs)
end of over 207 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 210/8CRR: 10.5 
Shivam Mavi1 (3)
Kamlesh Nagarkoti3 (3)
Marcus Stoinis4-0-46-1
Anrich Nortje4-0-33-3

That ends our presentation for tonight. Thanks for joining us

Shreyas Iyer, also the Man of the Match: "It is rally difficult to defend here. Such an amazing total but still. It is always a thrill to come and play here. Winning the match is an icing on the cake. I thought today was the right time to take the bowlers on on a smaller ground. I took it one six at a time. I won't say I am a gifted player because I know the hard work and smart work I out into it. We keep talking about the close victories. This was one of them, and it is always satisfying. That after losing Mishra when he was bowling so well. We were confident we had two good overs left but you never know on this wicket at Sharjah. We have got a good platform, but we have to be insatiable from here on."

Dinesh Karthik: "The way the boys batted is something I am proud of. We kept fighting, which is the nature of this team. To be honest, a couple more sixes, and we would have crossed the line. So not much to fault the bowlers for. Perhaps 10 runs too many, but two more hits and we might have been through. We want to give Russell more time to make an impact on the game. We will discuss Narine's role with the coaches, but I have got full confidence in Narine."

DC at the top of the table after a smooth win against KKR. They batted to a plan before unleashing mayhem in the last five overs. Their two big fast bowlers gave them the start they needed. Russell batted in the middle, but failed. And then when Morgan and Tripathi made it interesting, Nortje came back to seal the deal

19.6
1lb
Stoinis to Shivam Mavi, 1 leg bye
low full toss into the pad, they get a leg-bye. That is the win for DC
19.5
Stoinis to Shivam Mavi, no run
another yorker, beats him, but also missed the leg stump

DC two balls from reaching the top of the table

19.4
1
Stoinis to Nagarkoti, 1 run
another slower yorker, taken on the full for a dive to wide long-on

Chandra: "Nortje's bowling is the difference between the teams. It has to be him as the man of the match if Stoinis holds his nerve."

19.3
1
Stoinis to Shivam Mavi, 1 run
short ball, pulled down to deep backward square leg for one

Mavi joins Nagarkoti

19.2
w
Stoinis to Tripathi, OUT
that's the game then. Dipping slower yorker at 126ks, and it squeezes under Tripathi's swing to dislodge the off stump
RA Tripathi b Stoinis 36 (16b 3x4 3x6) SR: 225.00
19.1
4
Stoinis to Tripathi, FOUR runs
wide low full toss, Tripathi is on a knee and drives with an open face over point. Missing quite a few yorkers, and it is understandable with the dew around

Niortje has more than done his job. Not only has he given the next bowler more than 20 to defend, he has got the wicket of Morgan too. Here is Stoinis

end of over 195 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 203/7CRR: 10.68 • RRR: 26.00 • Need 26 from 6b
Kamlesh Nagarkoti2 (2)
Rahul Tripathi32 (14)
Anrich Nortje4-0-33-3
Kagiso Rabada4-0-51-1
18.6
Nortje to Nagarkoti, no run
back of a length, outside off, punched to long-on, and Tripathi refuses the single
18.5
2
Nortje to Nagarkoti, 2 runs
short of a length, outside off, a misfield at point allows them to come back for the second

New man to face now. DC are looking for dots here

18.4
1
Nortje to Tripathi, 1 run
full toss, again cramps him up, concedes just the single to deep midwicket

Nagarkoti is the new man in. He can hit a long ball, but DC have to be favourites here

18.3
w
Nortje to Morgan, OUT
and Nortje has delivered the big wicket. Morgan gets the pulling length, but this sort of hanfcuffs him with its straight line. Caught at long leg. DC will breathe for now
EJG Morgan c Hetmyer b Nortje 44 (18b 1x4 5x6) SR: 244.44
18.2
1
Nortje to Tripathi, 1 run
heavy length, Tripathi throws his bat it. Gets a single to deep point

Rabada's streak of 10 consecutive IPL matches with at least 2 wickets comes to an end

18.1
1
Nortje to Morgan, 1 run
full toss, around off, mis-timed for a single down to long-off

Nortje to bowl out. That 20th over goes to Stoinis. He will need more than 20 to defend. Can Nortje deliver that for DC?

end of over 1823 runs
KKR: 198/6CRR: 11 • RRR: 15.50 • Need 31 from 12b
Rahul Tripathi30 (12)
Eoin Morgan43 (16)
Kagiso Rabada4-0-51-1
Marcus Stoinis3-0-40-0
17.6
4
Rabada to Tripathi, FOUR runs
that over has gone for 23. Yorker gone wrong again. Almost a half-volley, and with mid-off in the circle, he has hit it through mid-off for four more
17.5
Rabada to Tripathi, no run
given out caught at the wicket, and Tripathi has reviewed it. Bouncer, at his helmet, Tripathi looks for the hook, and it has missed his bat and just kissed the helmet on the way. So Tripathi has successfully overturned this one
17.4
1
Rabada to Morgan, 1 run
finally gets the yorker right, dug out to long-off for one

Last nine balls: 42 runs

17.3
6
Rabada to Morgan, SIX runs
yorker gone wrong, and Rabada has been hit for three successive shots. This is like Cottrell to Tewatia. Three balls in, and Morgan has taken the 18 required off the over. This is a plum full toss, and he has pumped it over deep square leg
17.2
6
Rabada to Morgan, SIX runs
oh this is mayhem. Doesn't matter who you are. If you are bowling in the last four, you have no rights. Slower ball, short of a length, outside leg, picked up over square leg for another six
17.1
6
Rabada to Morgan, SIX runs
that is a massive top edge. What an almighty swing to a bouncer, and the top edge flies fine and sails into the roof

Exactly three a ball now. RR needed 51 in the last three. Rabada to bowl out. Can he seal it here?

Best performances - batsmen
SS Iyer
88 runs (38)
7 fours
6 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
flick
32 runs
1 fours
3 sixes
26105129836
PP Shaw
66 runs (41)
4 fours
4 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
pull
15 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
60211811226
Best performances - bowlers
A Nortje
O
4
M
0
R
33
W
3
Eco
8.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
AD Russell
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
2
Eco
7.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossKolkata Knight Riders , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2020
Player Of The Match
Shreyas Iyer
Season2020/21
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50- 21.20
Match days03 October 2020 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Vineet Kulkarni
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Reserve Umpire
Krishnamachari Srinivasan
Match Referee
Vengalil Narayan Kutty
PointsDelhi Capitals 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0