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KKR vs DC, 16th Match at Visakhapatnam, IPL, Apr 03 2024 - Match Result

RESULT
16th Match (N), Visakhapatnam, April 03, 2024, Indian Premier League
(17.2/20 ov, T:273) 166

KKR won by 106 runs

Player Of The Match
85 (39) & 1/29
sunil-narine
Cricinfo's MVP
106.86 ptsImpact List
sunil-narine
Match centre 
Scores: Sudeep Poojar | Comms: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
Kolkata Knight Riders 272/7(20 overs)
Delhi Capitals 166/10(17.2 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
KKR106.8685(39)88.9594.161/290.3512.7
KKR50.1854(27)55.1850.18--0
DC44.524(6)42.123/593.2742.41
DC43.8655(25)5543.86--0
KKR40.4341(19)41.4238.661/140.321.77

That's time for us to say goodbye. Congratulations to KKR fans, commiserations for our friends rooting for Delhi Capitals, and if you're a fan of Indian cricket, there were plenty of positives to take home irrespective of which side you support. See you tomorrow for more IPL action. This is Sreshth saying bye on behalf of Sudeep, Chandan and Himanshu.

Sunil Narine, the Player of the Match, for his highest T20 score (85 in 39) and a wicket: "(Happier with batting or bowling?) Cricket is all about batting so looking to contribute more as a batter. That said, I still enjoy by bowling. (On the team joke that he does not attend batting meetings) I have one role and the less I know the better it is for me. (Batting lower down in Abu Dhabi Knight Riders) We had sufficient batters there so I wasn't needed. At the end of the day it is what the team needs. If they need me to bat, i will bat. (Plan with Salt) He is aggressive and gets the scoring going so all the pressure isn't on me. (As well as you've bowled?) On a wicket like that we wanted to win by a bigger margin so it helps later on in the tournament."

Winning captain Shreyas Iyer: "(Did you think about crossing 277?) No no, the way we started we thought 210-220, but 270 was icing on the cake. (Going hard in the powerplay - pre-planned?) As I said in the toss interview, Sunny is there to take on the bowlers, and if he cannot the rest of us should. That's the plan. (Raghuvanshi) He was fearless from ball one. His work ethic is phenomenal. He analyses situations well. He is a smart batter, shots were pleasing to the eye. (Bowling - Starc, Varun with wickets) Good to see bowlers stepping up and taking responsibility. They supported each other in their successes. We've been observing that last few games. (Harshit Rana OK?) Don't know. He was holding the shoulder. I know how he is feeling with shoulders. Will find out. (Vaibhav) The way he came back after conceding two overs early to take wickets. That is the character we need. (Three wins in three) You always have to be down to earth, especially in the IPL."

NEW: All the stats highlights from the KKR batting innings

Mitchell Starc, two wickets tonight: (What worked tonight?) Not changing too much. In T20s, you get some dropped chances and some edges and they don't go your way. But we are 3-0 and that's what it is all about. (Biggest price tag. Struggled with wickets early on) Nothing really as I said before. Games come thick and fast. It is T20 cricket, it can get brutal. You take a bit of luck here and there. We are 3-0, been clinical with the bat, so personal things aside, the team is going fantastic. Nice to have Marsh and Warner in the pocket. Another way win. (Vaibhav Arora and the short ball) That is all him. He was fantastic, using the short ball really well. We talk more in training and in bowling meetings. Just talking about that side of things. They may have questions, we have little conversations, certainly not me telling them what to do."

Mustafa Moudi : "85 with the Bat, A Wicket and excellent Economy Rate with the ball and a Catch as a Fielder. Narine has contributed in every department tonight !!"

Rishabh Pant, losing captain: Our bowlers were all over the place. We just didn't turn up on the day. Today was one of those days. As a batting unit, we only wanted to keep going hard as a team. I would rather get all out as a team than not go for the target. (Some reviews not taken) I think it was quite loud here. At the same time, couldn't see the timer on the screen. There was some problem on the screen. But there are some things you can control, some things you can't. (Use of Axar, only one over) See the thought process was that we didn't want to use spinners but our fast bowlers were going through the motions. I think it is time for reflections as an individual. We need to learn from these mistakes and come positive in the next match. (Pant's own body) Doing fine. Getting out there. Enjoying every day but cricket has its own ups and downs."

11.18pm So KKR win their first three games, of which two have been away from home! This 106-run win now also sends them to No. 1 on the points table.

There wasn't much pressure for their bowlers after the batters posted 272, and the seamers Starc and Arora very nearly ended the chase in the powerplay. From there on, the Capitals saved some blushes with Pant and Stubbs hitting two attractive half-centuries, but Varun and Narine closed the deal swiftly thereafter. KKR win comfortably after posing the second-highest score in IPL history, stopped from breaking the record only courtesy a terrific Ishant Sharma 20th over in the first innings.

Your favourite batting innings today?
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Narine
Raghuvanshi
Russell
Pant
Stubbs
17.2
W
Russell to Nortje, OUT

length ball around off. Pulled but without much power, and taken by Shreyas on the leg side inside the circle! KKR win by 106 runs

Anrich Nortje c SS Iyer b Russell 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 9m) SR: 66.66
17.1
Russell to Nortje, no run

fullish ball on off. Cutter from Russell. Nortje tries to hit it over midwicket but misses. Ball hoops over the stumps

end of over 175 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 166/9CRR: 9.76 RRR: 35.66 • Need 107 from 18b
Anrich Nortje4 (4b)
Ishant Sharma1 (3b)
Vaibhav Arora 4-0-27-3
Sunil Narine 4-0-29-1
16.6
1
Arora to Nortje, 1 run

slower ball bouncer on off. Nortje hangs back before hitting a tennis-style smash over his head. Mistimed but gets it over Vaibhav

16.5
2
Arora to Nortje, 2 runs

short and wide. Nortje cuts it over short third. Narine runs around the boundary line from deep backward point, and manages to stop a four

16.5
1w
Arora to Nortje, 1 wide

short ball around off. Tries to pull but only finds air this time

16.4
1
Arora to Sharma, 1 run

short ball angling into his body, and hits Ishant's on the handle of the bat as he tries to take evasive action

16.3
Arora to Sharma, no run

yorker length ball on off. Gets his toes out of the way before slapping a shot to the off side

16.2
Arora to Sharma, no run

back of a length ball around off stump. Backs away to play it to the off side but can't get bat on ball

16.1
W
Arora to Rasikh Salam, OUT

And Vaibhav gets a third! Goes for the tried-and-tested method of bouncer to a lower-order batter. Gets a shoulder-high ball to Rasikh outside off and he slices the pull to the wicketkeeper

Rasikh Salam c †Salt b Arora 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 5m) SR: 20

Vaibhav is back.

end of over 162 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 161/8CRR: 10.06 RRR: 28.00 • Need 112 from 24b
Rasikh Salam1 (4b)
Anrich Nortje1 (2b)
Sunil Narine 4-0-29-1
Varun Chakravarthy 4-0-33-3
15.6
1
Narine to Rasikh Salam, 1 run

good length ball on middle, and hit straight for a single

15.5
Narine to Rasikh Salam, no run

full ball outside off and driven to cover

15.4
Narine to Rasikh Salam, no run

full on middle and he gets low to sweep. Gloved onto his pad, before dribbling away to the leg side

15.3
1
Narine to Nortje, 1 run

full ball just outside off. Driven square to deep point for a single

15.2
Narine to Nortje, no run

full ball on middle. Turning in and hits his front leg and he misses the straight drive. Turn meant it would miss leg stump so no appeal for lbw

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KKR in middle overs (in IPL, 2024)
INNS
3
WKTS
9
ECON
8.77
AVE
28.44
15.1
W
Narine to Sumit Kumar, OUT

To deep midwicket! Full ball on off and middle. Turning into Sumit. With only tailenders remaining, he goes for a big shot over the leg side, but does not have the distance on this occasion either. Time out

Sumit Kumar c sub (MK Pandey) b Narine 7 (6b 0x4 1x6 12m) SR: 116.66
end of over 1511 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 159/7CRR: 10.60 RRR: 22.80 • Need 114 from 30b
Rasikh Salam0 (1b)
Sumit Kumar7 (5b 1x6)
Varun Chakravarthy 4-0-33-3
Sunil Narine 3-0-27-0
14.6
Varun to Rasikh Salam, no run

length ball around off and goes straight through. Salam misses the defense and the LBW appeal is turned down. KKR do not have a review

14.5
W
Varun to Stubbs, OUT

Stubbs' innings is over as he can't clear Starc at deep backward square leg. Varun bowls a quicker one that lands outside leg, and Stubbs doesn't get enough room for his hands to go through the bat swing. Taken well inside the boundary line

Tristan Stubbs c Starc b Varun 54 (32b 4x4 4x6 49m) SR: 168.75
14.4
4
Varun to Stubbs, FOUR runs

full ball outside off and Stubbs plants his front leg right in front before swatting a drive over cover. Super followthrough on that shot, finishing with the bat behind his head

14.3
Varun to Stubbs, no run

a quick ball darted into his toes, and Stubbs can't put the free-hit away

14.3
5n-b
Varun to Stubbs, (no ball) 4 byes

wild ball! Varun comes around the stumps and bowls an overpitched ball that angles across the right-hander and lands outside the pitch. Salt tries to dive to his right and stop it, but futile

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
SP Narine
85 runs (39)
7 fours7 sixes
Productive shot
slog shot
25 runs
1 four3 sixes
Control
64%
RR Pant
55 runs (25)
4 fours5 sixes
Productive shot
flick
16 runs
0 four2 sixes
Control
80%
Best performances - bowlers
VG Arora
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
3
ECO
6.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
CV Varun
O
4
M
0
R
33
W
3
ECO
8.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Match details
Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
TossKolkata Knight Riders, elected to bat first
Series
Season2024
Player Of The Match
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-22.50
Match days3 April 2024 - night (20-over match)
DC Player Replacement
Impact player in out (1st innings, 17.6 ov)
KKR Player Replacement
Impact player in out (1st innings, 19.6 ov)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsKolkata Knight Riders 2, Delhi Capitals 0
Language
English
Win Probability
KKR 100%
KKRDC
100%50%100%KKR InningsDC Innings

Over 18 • DC 166/10

Anrich Nortje c SS Iyer b Russell 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 9m) SR: 66.66
W
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RR651100.767
KKR54181.688
CSK64280.726
SRH53260.344
LSG63360.038
GT6336-0.637
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MI6244-0.234
DC6244-0.975
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