Indian T20 Commentary

Kolkata VS Delhi Cricket Commentary

Qualifier 213-Oct-2021

135/520.0 oversRun rate: 6.75
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136/719.5 oversRun rate: 6.86
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders First innings
619.519.5: Ravichandran Ashwin to Rahul Tripathi, SIX! BANG! Rahul Tripathi HAS DONE IT FOR KOLKATA! He has taken his side into the final! This is a half-tracker, outside off. Rahul Tripathi stays low and powers it over long off for a biggie to seal the match! Kolkata win the match by 3 wickets!
019.419.4: Ravichandran Ashwin to Sunil Narine, OUT! TAKEN! A golden duck for Sunil Narine and the Kolkata camp will be very, very nervous! Tossed up, on off. He comes down the track and hits it high in the air. The ball goes to long off and Axar Patel takes it. Wow, how did we get there? This is simply unbelievable. Ravichandran Ashwin is on a hat-trick now.
019.319.3: Ravichandran Ashwin to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT! LBW! DEAR, OH DEAR! What have Kolkata done here? They had the game in their bag but have managed to get Delhi back in the game! It is Delhi's game to lose now! Flatter ball, on middle. Shakib Al Hasan shuffles across to paddle but gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW and the finger goes up! 6 needed from 3 now.
019.219.2: Ravichandran Ashwin to Shakib Al Hasan, DOT BALL! 6 from 4 now! Darted on the pads. Shakib Al Hasan backs away looking to sweep but gets hit on the pads.
119.119.1: Ravichandran Ashwin to Rahul Tripathi, Just a single! Shorter ball, outside off. Rahul Tripathi hits it to long on for one. 6 from 5 now.
19 Overs | Runs : 129/5 | Run rate : 6.79
018.618.6: Anrich Nortje to Eoin Morgan, OUT! BOWLED! DELHI ARE NOT OUT YET! How many twists are there in this game? Length ball, outside off. Morgan looks to heave it across the line but gets the inside edge. The ball crashes back on the stumps and Morgan goes back for a duck! 7 needed in the last over!
018.518.5: Anrich Nortje to Eoin Morgan, DOT BALL AGAIN! This is gold dust being provided by Anrich Nortje! Full ball, wide outside off. Morgan goes for it but misses. There is an appeal for caught behind as there is a sound while the ball crosses the bat. But the umpire is unmoved.
018.418.4: Anrich Nortje to Eoin Morgan, ANOTHER DOT! On a length, outside off. Morgan comes down the track but hits it straight towards short cover. 7 from 8 now.
118.318.3: Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tripathi, Just a single now. Short of a length, outside off. Rahul Tripathi hits it to long on for one.
018.218.2: Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tripathi, DOT BALL! Full ball, on leg. Rahul Tripathi goes for the slog but gets hit on the pads. The ball goes to point and Tripathi looks to sneak a single but is sent back.
218.118.1: Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tripathi, Misfield! Length ball, on off. Rahul Tripathi punches it to covers. But a midfield by Shreyas Iyer allows the ball through and they get a couple. 8 from 11 now.
18 Overs | Runs : 126/4 | Run rate : 7
017.617.6: Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik, OUT! BOWLED! Well, well! Is there another twist in this game? Good-length ball, outside off. Dinesh Karthik looks to heave it away but it goes off the thick inside edge and the ball crashes onto his stumps. What an over from Kagiso Rabada! Just 1 run and a wicket off this over!
117.517.5: Kagiso Rabada to Rahul Tripathi, Short and wide. Rahul Tripathi cuts it to deep point for a single.
017.417.4: Kagiso Rabada to Rahul Tripathi, Make it four in a row! Good-length ball, around off. Rahul Tripathi skips down and punches hard but finds the cover fielder.
017.317.3: Kagiso Rabada to Rahul Tripathi, Three dots in a row! Another slower ball, outside off, staying a bit low. Rahul Tripathi looks to cut but he fails to get any bat on it.
017.217.2: Kagiso Rabada to Rahul Tripathi, Another dot ball! Slower ball, shorter in length, outside off. Rahul Tripathi looks to play it across the line but he misses.
017.117.1: Kagiso Rabada to Rahul Tripathi, Good-length ball, on middle. Rahul Tripathi blocks it out.
17 Overs | Runs : 125/3 | Run rate : 7.35
016.616.6: Avesh Khan to Dinesh Karthik, Slower ball, shorter in length, outside off. Dinesh Karthik hangs back to cut but he misses. 11 runs needed from 18 balls now!
016.516.5: Avesh Khan to Dinesh Karthik, Full ball, on middle and leg. Dinesh Karthik drives it to mid on.
016.416.4: Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Shubman Gill departs now and Avesh Khan gets his man! A full ball, outside off. Gill reaches out and looks to drive but he only manages a thick outside edge. Rishabh Pant, behind the sticks, moves to his right and takes a good catch.
116.316.3: Avesh Khan to Rahul Tripathi, Short of a length, outside off. Rahul Tripathi shimmies down and works it to wide of mid off for a run.
116.216.2: Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Good-length ball, on middle. Gill skips down and heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
016.116.1: Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Back of a length, outside off. Shubman Gill looks to cut but he misses.
16 Overs | Runs : 123/2 | Run rate : 7.69
015.615.6: Anrich Nortje to Nitish Rana, OUT! TAKEN! Nitish Rana holes out and Kolkata lose their second wicket! Nortje bangs it into the deck, around middle. Rana looks to pull but the ball hurries onto him and it goes off the splice of the bat towards Shimron Hetmyer at deep square leg who gulps it down. Too little, too late for Delhi but they will take this! 13 runs needed from 24 balls.
115.515.5: Anrich Nortje to Shubman Gill, Length ball, around middle and leg. Gill works it down the ground for one.
615.415.4: Anrich Nortje to Shubman Gill, SIX! WOW! This is a serious shot from Gill! Back of a length, around off. Gill stands tall and flat-bats it over long on for a maximum!
115.315.3: Anrich Nortje to Nitish Rana, A full toss, on the pads. Rana drills it to long on for a run.
115.215.2: Anrich Nortje to Shubman Gill, Good-length ball, on middle. Shubman Gill works it to long on for a single.
115.115.1: Anrich Nortje to Nitish Rana, Back of a length, outside off. Nitish Rana cuts it to point and takes a quick run. Steven Smith has a shy at the bowler's end but he misses. Had that been a direct hit, Rana was a goner!
15 Overs | Runs : 113/1 | Run rate : 7.53
214.614.6: Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Short of a length, outside off. Slapped to covers. The fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end and the batters take an overthrow.
014.514.5: Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Short ball, outside off. Gill goes for the pull but gets the bottom edge back on the ground.
114.414.4: Avesh Khan to Nitish Rana, Full ball, outside off. Rana pushes it past point for one.
014.314.3: Avesh Khan to Nitish Rana, On a length, outside off. Rana misses the drive. Wide called.
114.214.2: Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Length ball, outside off. Pushed to third man for one.
114.114.1: Avesh Khan to Nitish Rana, DROPPED!  A sitter has gone down! Short ball, outside off. Rana goes for the slog but gets the outside edge. The ball goes to third man but Ravichandran Ashwin makes a mess of it. The batters cross for a run.
14 Overs | Runs : 108/1 | Run rate : 7.71
013.613.6: Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Flatter ball, on off. Gill misses the sweep.
113.513.5: Axar Patel to Nitish Rana, Shorter ball, outside off. Rana cuts it wide of sweeper cover for one.
613.413.4: Axar Patel to Nitish Rana, SIX! Hammered! Full ball, outside off. Rana gets under it and smacks it straight down the ground for a maximum. 29 needed from 38 balls now.
113.313.3: Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Just a single as this is pushed to long off.
113.213.2: Axar Patel to Nitish Rana, Shorter ball, outside off. Punched to deep cover for one.
113.113.1: Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Tossed up, on off. Gill comes down the track and hits it to long on for one.
13 Overs | Runs : 98/1 | Run rate : 7.54
012.612.6: Kagiso Rabada to Nitish Rana, On a length, on leg. Rana blocks it out with ease.
112.512.5: Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, Shorter ball, outside off. Gill pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
112.412.4: Kagiso Rabada to Nitish Rana, On a length, outside off. Pushed past covers for one.
012.312.3: Kagiso Rabada to Nitish Rana, Length ball, on off. Blocked out.
012.212.2: Kagiso Rabada to Venkatesh Iyer, OUT! TAKEN! A brilliant, brilliant knock by Iyer ends. From here, Kolkata would have to bat terribly to lose the game. Length ball, on off. He pulls it straight to the man at deep square leg. The substitute fielder, Steven Smith, takes it with ease. Is there a twist in the tale here?
412.112.1: Kagiso Rabada to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Edgy boundary! Full ball, wide outside off. Iyer looks to go over covers but gets the outside edge. The ball runs to the third man fence.
12 Overs | Runs : 92/0 | Run rate : 7.67
011.611.6: Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Darted on off. Gill comes down the track to hit it but gets hit on the pads. There is a big appeal for LBW but turned down.
111.511.5: Axar Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, Full toss, on off. Iyer gets low and hits it to deep mid-wicket for one.
111.411.4: Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Tossed up, outside off. Gill gets low and sweeps it away for one.
011.311.3: Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Fuller ball, on off. Blocked out.
111.211.2: Axar Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, FIFTY FOR IYER! This has been a brilliant knock by him and he has made sure that his team is in a very comfortable position. Flatter ball, outside off. Pushed to short third man for one.
111.111.1: Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Tossed up, on off. Gill hits it to long on for one.
11 Overs | Runs : 88/0 | Run rate : 8
010.710.6: Anrich Nortje to Venkatesh Iyer, Full toss, outside off. Iyer hits it to covers.
110.610.5: Anrich Nortje to Shubman Gill, Length ball, on off. Gill hits it to long on for one.
110.510.4: Anrich Nortje to Venkatesh Iyer, Full ball, on leg. Pushed to long on for one.
010.410.4: Anrich Nortje to Venkatesh Iyer, FIVE WIDES! Nortje sprays this one way down leg. Rishabh Pant dives to his right but he has no chance! The ball races away to the fence.
410.310.3: Anrich Nortje to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Over the fielder! Length ball, outside off. Iyer goes over covers. The bottom hand comes off the bat but the ball reaches the fence.
010.210.2: Anrich Nortje to Venkatesh Iyer, On a length, outside off. Pushed to covers.
110.110.1: Anrich Nortje to Shubman Gill, Length ball, on off. Pushed to long off for one.
10 Overs | Runs : 76/0 | Run rate : 7.6
19.79.6: Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, On a length, around middle and leg. Gill turns it to deep mid-wicket and collects a single. 60 runs needed off 60 balls!
09.69.5: Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Floated, around off. Shubman Gill drives hard but finds the cover fielder.
19.59.4: Axar Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, Quicker ball, outside off. Venkatesh Iyer stays back and cuts it to deep point for a single.
09.49.3: Axar Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, Overpitched ball, on middle and leg. Venkatesh Iyer digs it out.
09.39.2: Axar Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, Flatter ball, around off. Venkatesh Iyer cuts it to point.
09.29.2: Axar Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, Wide! Too wide. outside off. Venkatesh Iyer misses his cut. Wide called by the umpire. 
69.19.1: Axar Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, SIX! BANG! What a clean strike! Flatter ball, on the pads. Iyer stands tall and heaves it way over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie!
9 Overs | Runs : 67/0 | Run rate : 7.44
28.78.6: Ravichandran Ashwin to Shubman Gill, A half-tracker, on middle and leg. Shubman Gill whacks it to deep mid-wicket. Steven Smith there, fumbles and concedes an extra run.
08.68.5: Ravichandran Ashwin to Shubman Gill, Flatter ball, outside off. Shubman Gill cuts hard but finds the backward point fielder.
18.58.4: Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, Tossed up, outside off. Venkatesh Iyer shimmies down and works it to long off for one.
08.48.3: Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, Ashwin fires in a quicker ball, on middle. Venkatesh Iyer hangs back and punches it off the back foot to the left of the bowler.
18.38.2: Ravichandran Ashwin to Shubman Gill, Flatter ball, on middle. Gill skips down to slog but it goes off the thick inside edge to square leg for a run.
08.28.2: Ravichandran Ashwin to Shubman Gill, Wide! Ashwin spills this one down leg. Shubman Gill lets it be. Wided!
18.18.1: Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, Tossed up, on off. Venkatesh Iyer heaves it towards Shikhar Dhawan at long on who moves quickly to his right to keep it down to just one.
8 Overs | Runs : 61/0 | Run rate : 7.63
07.67.6: Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, Good-length ball, on middle. Shubman Gill tucks it to mid-wicket. 5 runs from the over!
17.57.5: Kagiso Rabada to Venkatesh Iyer, Back of a length, outside off. Venkatesh Iyer looks to cut but it goes off the thick outside edge towards third man. The batters cross for a single.
17.47.4: Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, Length ball, jagging back in from middle and leg. Shubman Gill flicks it behind square on the leg side for a run.
07.37.3: Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, Slower ball, outside off. Gill looks to cut but it goes off the under edge to Rishabh Pant behind the sticks, on the bounce.
27.27.2: Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, Length ball, outside off. Gill prods and drives it past covers for a couple of runs.
17.17.1: Kagiso Rabada to Venkatesh Iyer, Full ball, on middle and leg. Venkatesh Iyer lofts it over the bowler's head for a single.
7 Overs | Runs : 56/0 | Run rate : 8
26.66.6: Ravichandran Ashwin to Shubman Gill, Excellent running! Floated, around middle. Gill waits for the ball to arrive and flicks it towards deep mid-wicket. Anrich Nortje comes running in from deep mid-wicket and the batters run hard to complete the second run.
16.56.5: Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, Tossed up, around middle and leg. Venkatesh Iyer steps out and drills it to long on to rotate the strike.
16.46.4: Ravichandran Ashwin to Shubman Gill, On a length, darted on the pads. Gill stays back and works it to deep square leg for a run.
16.36.3: Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, Loopy ball, on middle and leg. Venkatesh Iyer turns it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
06.26.2: Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, Tossed up, on off. Iyer punches it to cover.
06.16.1: Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, Flatter ball, around off. Venkatesh Iyer pushes it to point, off the outer half of the bat.
6 Overs | Runs : 51/0 | Run rate : 8.5
05.65.6: Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Good change of pace, from Khan! Slower ball, on a length, outside off. Shubman Gill looks to cut but he misses. Kolkata are 51/0 at the end of the Powerplay.
15.55.5: Avesh Khan to Venkatesh Iyer, Full ball, outside off. Venkatesh Iyer guides it to third man for one.
25.45.4: Avesh Khan to Venkatesh Iyer, Length ball, on middle and leg. Venkatesh Iyer flicks it to wide of deep square leg for a couple. Kolkata bring up their 50!
15.35.3: Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Good-length ball, around off. Shubman Gill taps it to cover and takes an easy run.
15.25.2: Avesh Khan to Venkatesh Iyer, Back of a length, outside off. Venkatesh Iyer cuts it to deep point and collects a single.
45.15.1: Avesh Khan to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Nicely done! Length ball, on the pads. Venkatesh Iyer flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary. Shot of the match so far. He timed that very sweetly.
5 Overs | Runs : 42/0 | Run rate : 8.4
24.84.6: Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, Length ball, outside off. Gill flicks it to deep square leg for a couple.
04.74.6: Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, Short ball, way outside off. Gill goes for the cut but misses. Wide called.
04.64.5: Kagiso Rabada to Venkatesh Iyer, Length ball, on the pads. Flicked to deep square leg for one.
04.54.4: Kagiso Rabada to Venkatesh Iyer, DROPPED! How costly will this prove to be? Length ball, on off. Iyer looks to punch it down the ground but hits it back to the bowler. Rabada gets a touch low and gets his hands to it but drops.
04.44.4: Kagiso Rabada to Venkatesh Iyer, Length ball, down the leg side. Iyer misses the flick. Wide called.
64.34.3: Kagiso Rabada to Venkatesh Iyer, SIX! That is clobbered! Rabada digs this a touch shorter, on middle. Iyer comes down the track and heaves it over the mid-wicket fence.
14.24.2: Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, On the pads and Gill flicks it to short fine leg. There is a direct hit at the keeper's end but Iyer has made it back in the crease.
04.14.1: Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, Length ball, on the pads. Worked to mid-wicket.
4 Overs | Runs : 30/0 | Run rate : 7.5
13.63.6: Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Just a single as Gill comes down the track and pushes it to long off.
13.53.5: Axar Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, Full ball, on leg. Pushed down to long on for one.
03.43.4: Axar Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, Flatter ball, on off. Iyer gets the inside edge back on the pads and back to the bowler.
63.33.3: Axar Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, SIX! In the arc and out of the park! Tossed up, on off. Iyer comes down the track and whips it way over the mid-wicket fence.
13.23.2: Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Flatter ball, on leg. Gill works it past square leg for one.
03.13.1: Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Darted on the pads. Worked towards square leg.
3 Overs | Runs : 21/0 | Run rate : 7
12.62.6: Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Length ball, outside off. Gill hits it to deep backward point for one.
02.52.5: Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Short of a length, outside off. Gill misses the cut now.
12.42.4: Avesh Khan to Venkatesh Iyer, Length ball, outside off. Iyer hits it to mid off for a quick single.
32.32.3: Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Shorter ball, on off. Gill hits it past the diving mid-wicket fielder. Shimron Hetmyer gets across from deep square leg but a fumble allows the batters to take the third.
02.22.2: Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Short of a length, outside off. Gill looks to cut but the ball stays low and goes under the bat.
12.12.1: Avesh Khan to Venkatesh Iyer, Shorter ball, outside off. Iyer runs it to third man for one.
2 Overs | Runs : 15/0 | Run rate : 7.5
11.61.6: Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, Flatter ball, on leg. Iyer hits it to mid on and takes off for a quick single.
11.51.5: Ravichandran Ashwin to Shubman Gill, Flatter ball, outside off. Pushed to long on for one.
11.41.4: Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, Darted on the pads. Iyer comes down the track and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for one.
41.31.3: Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Quality stroke! Tossed up, on middle. Iyer gets low and sweeps it to the square leg fence. There was a fielder there but he was moved towards deep mid-wicket just before this ball and Iyer takes full advantage of that.
11.21.2: Ravichandran Ashwin to Shubman Gill, Tossed up, on leg. Worked to deep mid-wicket for one.
11.11.1: Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, Flatter ball, outside off. Iyer hits it to the right of long off. It could have been a couple but they settle for one.
1 Overs | Runs : 6/0 | Run rate : 6
10.60.6: Anrich Nortje to Venkatesh Iyer, Shorter ball, on middle. Iyer miscues the pull past mid-wicket for one. 6 from the first over.
00.50.5: Anrich Nortje to Venkatesh Iyer, On a length, outside off. Pushed to covers.
00.40.4: Anrich Nortje to Venkatesh Iyer, Length ball, around leg. Iyer looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. There is a huge appeal for LBW but the umpire is unmoved. It was pitching outside leg.
00.30.3: Anrich Nortje to Venkatesh Iyer, Length ball, on the pads. Blocked out.
10.20.2: Anrich Nortje to Shubman Gill, Length ball, outside off. Gill runs it to third man for one.
40.10.1: Anrich Nortje to Shubman Gill, FOUR! What a shot to get started! Full ball, outside off. Gill hits it through covers for a boundary.
Delhi Capitals First innings
Shreyas Iyer30 | 27)*
Axar Patel(4 | 4)
Shivam Mavi4|0|27|1
619.619.6: Shivam Mavi to Shreyas Iyer, SIX! HAMMERED! Mavi ends up serving a full toss, outside off. Iyer shuffles across and hits it straight down the ground for a maximum. Delhi end at 135 for 5!
119.519.5: Shivam Mavi to Axar Patel, Slower ball, fuller and outside off. Patel hits it to wide long on for one.
119.419.4: Shivam Mavi to Shreyas Iyer, Yorker again, on off. Hit down to long on. They want the second but decide against it in the end.
219.319.3: Shivam Mavi to Shreyas Iyer, Yorker, on off. Iyer plays it with soft hands to long on and sprints back for the second.
419.219.2: Shivam Mavi to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! In the gap! Slower ball, on a length, outside off. Iyer gets across and pulls it between wide long on and deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
119.119.1: Shivam Mavi to Axar Patel, Length ball, on off. Heaved to deep mid-wicket for one.
19 Overs | Runs : 120/5 | Run rate : 6.32
118.718.6: Sunil Narine to Axar Patel, Shorter ball, on leg. Patel hits it past short fine leg for one.
118.618.5: Sunil Narine to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter ball, on off. Iyer runs it to short third man for one.
118.518.4: Sunil Narine to Axar Patel, Flatter ball, on the pads. Worked past square leg for one.
018.418.3: Sunil Narine to Shreyas Iyer, OUT! RUN OUT! Brilliant work by Venkatesh Iyer! Shorter ball, outside off. Shreyas Iyer cuts it straight to point and sets off for a run. Venkatesh Iyer fires a perfect throw to Dinesh Karthik, who takes the bails off. Shimron Hetmyer is nowhere in the picture.
018.318.2: Sunil Narine to Shimron Hetmyer, Darted on the pads. Shimron Hetmyer gets hit on the pads and the ball rolls away. One taken.
118.218.1: Sunil Narine to Shreyas Iyer, Shorter ball, on off. Punched to long on for one.
018.118.1: Sunil Narine to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter ball, way outside off. Iyer leaves it. Wide called.
18 Overs | Runs : 115/4 | Run rate : 6.39
617.617.6: Lockie Ferguson to Shimron Hetmyer, SIX! That is punished by Shimron Hetmyer! Full ball, on off. He clears his front leg and whips it way over the mid-wicket fence.
117.517.5: Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Short of a length, outside off. Cut away to deep cover for one.
017.417.4: Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Length ball, around off. Iyer fails to get any bat on it.
117.317.3: Lockie Ferguson to Shimron Hetmyer, Length ball, outside off. Shimron Hetmyer looks to smack it but gets the inside edge. The man at short fine leg dives and gets a hand to the ball. One taken.
617.217.2: Lockie Ferguson to Shimron Hetmyer, SIX! All the way! On a length, on off. Shimron Hetmyer gets low and hits it high in the air. The ball goes just over the square leg fence.
117.117.1: Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Length ball, on off. Iyer works it to deep square leg for one.
17 Overs | Runs : 99/4 | Run rate : 5.82
116.716.6: Varun Chakravarthy to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller ball, on the pads. Flicked past mid-wicket for one.
116.616.5: Varun Chakravarthy to Shimron Hetmyer, Tossed up, on off. Flicked past mid-wicket for one.
116.516.4: Varun Chakravarthy to Shreyas Iyer, Shorter ball, outside off. Iyer looks to cut it away but ends up hitting in the air. The catch is taken but it is a Free Hit. The batters take one.
016.416.4: Varun Chakravarthy to Shimron Hetmyer, NO BALL! Shimron Hetmyer comes running back in! Tossed up, on off. He heaves it to wide long on. The fielder runs in and dives forward to take a very good catch. Shimron Hetmyer walks off the ground but the umpires check for the no ball. It is very close and the TV umpire decides that it is a no ball. Free Hit coming up!
216.316.3: Varun Chakravarthy to Shimron Hetmyer, Flatter ball, on the pads. Flicked past square leg for one.
116.216.2: Varun Chakravarthy to Shreyas Iyer, Shorter ball, on leg. Iyer works it past mid-wicket for one.
016.116.1: Varun Chakravarthy to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter ball, outside off. Iyer looks to reverse sweep but misses.
16 Overs | Runs : 92/4 | Run rate : 5.75
015.615.6: Lockie Ferguson to Shimron Hetmyer, Length ball, on off. Blocked out by Shimron Hetmyer.
015.515.5: Lockie Ferguson to Shimron Hetmyer, Shorter ball, outside off. Pushed away to backward point.
115.415.4: Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Length ball, outside off. Iyer works it to deep mid-wicket for one.
115.315.3: Lockie Ferguson to Shimron Hetmyer, Short of a length, outside off. Shimron Hetmyer runs it to third man for one.
015.215.2: Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, OUT! TAKEN! Now, Lockie Ferguson gets in the act! He bowls a shorter ball, on off. Pant backs away looking to pull it but gets the top edge as the ball bounces a bit more than he expected. It goes high in the air to mid off and it is taken by Rahul Tripathi. This has been a brilliant show by Kolkata and Delhi are in big trouble now.
015.115.1: Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Shorter ball, outside off. Pant comes down the track and hits it to mid off.
15 Overs | Runs : 90/3 | Run rate : 6
114.614.6: Varun Chakravarthy to Rishabh Pant, Tossed up, on leg. Hit down to long on for one.
114.514.5: Varun Chakravarthy to Shreyas Iyer, Shorter ball, outside off. Iyer runs it to short third man for one.
114.414.4: Varun Chakravarthy to Rishabh Pant, Shorter ball, outside off. Cut away to deep cover for one.
414.314.3: Varun Chakravarthy to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Misfield in the deep! Tossed up, on leg. Pant sweeps it hard. The man from deep square leg gets across but the ball goes through his legs and goes to the fence.
014.214.2: Varun Chakravarthy to Rishabh Pant, Shorter ball, outside off. Pushed to covers.
014.114.1: Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, OUT! TAKEN! Varun Chakravarthy gets the big wicket of Dhawan and Delhi slide further here! This one is a googly, outside off. Dhawan comes down the track looking to slog it away. He is nowhere near the pitch of the ball but goes through the stroke. All he gets is the outside edge and the ball goes to cover. Shakib Al Hasan dives forward and takes the catch.
14 Overs | Runs : 83/3 | Run rate : 5.93
113.613.6: Shivam Mavi to Shikhar Dhawan, Length ball, around off. Shikhar Dhawan skips down and pushes it to long off for a run.
113.513.5: Shivam Mavi to Shreyas Iyer, In the air, but lands just in front of the long on fielder. Good-length ball, around off. Shreyas Iyer looks to heave it away but it goes off the toe end of the bat towards long on. The fielder comes running in from long on but the ball falls short of the fielder. The batters take one.
013.413.4: Shivam Mavi to Shreyas Iyer, Good-length ball, angling in from middle. Shreyas Iyer blocks it out.
213.313.3: Shivam Mavi to Shreyas Iyer, NOT OUT! Good-length ball, on middle. Shreyas Iyer heaves it towards Shubman Gill at deep mid-wicket and looks for the second run. Gill runs from deep mid-wicket, collects the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end. He hits the stumps but Dhawan is well inside the crease as confirmed by the TV umpire.
113.213.2: Shivam Mavi to Shikhar Dhawan, Good-length ball, around off. Shikhar Dhawan skips down to slog but he miscues it wide of deep mid-wicket. The batters take one.
113.113.1: Shivam Mavi to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length, on middle. Shreyas Iyer works it to long on off the back foot for a run.
13 Overs | Runs : 77/2 | Run rate : 5.92
112.612.6: Shakib Al Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, A tad short, outside off. Shreyas Iyer stays back and cuts it towards deep cover for a single.
112.512.5: Shakib Al Hasan to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter ball, on middle and leg. Shikhar Dhawan tucks it to the leg side for one.
112.412.4: Shakib Al Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, Tossed up, outside off. Shreyas Iyer reaches out and drives through covers for a single.
012.312.3: Shakib Al Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, Shakib fires it in on the pads. The ball stays low and it goes through Iyer's legs as he looks to pull it hard.
012.212.2: Shakib Al Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, Quicker ball, down leg. Shreyas Iyer looks to heave it away but he misses and gets hit on his pads.
112.112.1: Shakib Al Hasan to Shikhar Dhawan, A half-tracker, outside off. Shikhar Dhawan pulls it along the ground towards deep mid-wicket for one.
12 Overs | Runs : 73/2 | Run rate : 6.08
011.611.6: Shivam Mavi to Shreyas Iyer, Length ball, on off. Worked to mid-wicket.
011.511.5: Shivam Mavi to Shreyas Iyer, Length ball, on off. Blocked out.
211.411.4: Shivam Mavi to Shreyas Iyer, In the air....safe! Length ball, on off. Iyer looks to whip it away but gets the top edge. The ball goes over cover. The man in the deep gets to his right and the man from cover chases it but the ball lands safely. Two taken.
011.311.3: Shivam Mavi to Marcus Stoinis, OUT! BOWLED! Mavi gets the wicket and Stoinis shakes his head while walking back! Length ball, on middle and leg. Stoinis backs away to the leg side to cut it away. But gets the toe end of the bat and the ball crashes back on the stumps. This is a key moment in the game and Kolkata would look to strangle the batters further here.
111.211.2: Shivam Mavi to Shikhar Dhawan, Short of a length, outside off. Shikhar Dhawan looks to cut but gets the outside edge to third man for one.
011.111.1: Shivam Mavi to Shikhar Dhawan, Length ball, outside off. Dhawan comes down the track and toe-ends it back to the bowler.
11 Overs | Runs : 70/1 | Run rate : 6.36
110.610.6: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, Shorter ball, outside off. Shikhar Dhawan slaps it to deep point for one.
110.510.5: Sunil Narine to Marcus Stoinis, Darted on the pads. Tucked past mid-wicket for one.
010.410.4: Sunil Narine to Marcus Stoinis, NOT OUT! Tossed up, around leg. Stoinis looks to heave it across the line but misses. Karthik whips the bails off and the TV umpire is called in. The replays show Stoinis had dragged his foot outside the crease. But he gets it back in just before the bails are taken off.
010.310.3: Sunil Narine to Marcus Stoinis, Darted outside off. Punched to short cover.
210.210.2: Sunil Narine to Marcus Stoinis, Tossed up, on leg. Marcus Stoinis paddles it towards fine leg. The fielder gets to his right and keeps it down to a couple.
110.110.1: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, Fuller ball, on off. Swept away to deep square leg for one.
10 Overs | Runs : 65/1 | Run rate : 6.5
19.69.6: Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up, on off. Dhawan comes down the track and pushes it to long off for one.
19.59.5: Varun Chakravarthy to Marcus Stoinis, Loopy ball, on off. Marcus Stoinis chips it towards long off for a single.
19.49.4: Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter ball, outside off. Pushed to deep point for one.
49.39.3: Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan gets a much-needed boundary for his team! Tossed up, outside off. He gets low and sweeps it between wide long on and deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
29.29.2: Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, Good footwork by Venkatesh Iyer! Dhawan comes down the track and smacks it down the ground. Iyer runs across from long on and stops the ball with his feet. The man from long off gets across and throws it back. Two taken.
19.19.1: Varun Chakravarthy to Marcus Stoinis, Tossed up, on off. Pushed down to long off for one.
9 Overs | Runs : 55/1 | Run rate : 6.11
18.68.6: Sunil Narine to Marcus Stoinis, Tossed up, on leg. Pushed down to long on for one. Just 3 from the over.
18.58.5: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, Shorter ball, outside off. Dhawan pushes it past point for one.
08.48.4: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up, outside off. Dhawan looks to cut it away but misses.
08.38.3: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, Shorter ball, outside off. Dhawan looks to work it away but gets the inside edge to short fine leg.
08.28.2: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter ball, around off. Dhawan looks to whip it away but gets the inside edge back on the pads.
18.18.1: Sunil Narine to Marcus Stoinis, Flatter ball, on middle. Marcus Stoinis backs away and cuts it past covers for one.
8 Overs | Runs : 52/1 | Run rate : 6.5
17.77.6: Shivam Mavi to Marcus Stoinis, Back of a length, outside off. Marcus Stoinis hangs back and cuts it towards sweeper cover. The batters take a single. Just 3 runs off the over!
07.67.5: Shivam Mavi to Marcus Stoinis, Short of a length, outside off. Marcus Stoinis punches it towards cover off the back foot.
07.57.5: Shivam Mavi to Marcus Stoinis, Wide! Mavi errs in line and sprays this one way down leg. Marcus Stoinis lets it be. Wide called by the umpire.
07.47.4: Shivam Mavi to Marcus Stoinis, Back of a length, outside off. Marcus Stoinis rocks back and defends it towards cover.
07.37.3: Shivam Mavi to Marcus Stoinis, Well bowled! Length ball, jagging back in from middle. Marcus Stoinis turns it to mid on.
07.27.2: Shivam Mavi to Marcus Stoinis, Good-length ball, on off. Marcus Stoinis defends it to cover.
17.17.1: Shivam Mavi to Shikhar Dhawan, Good-length ball, on the pads. Shikhar Dhawan taps it towards mid-wicket and takes a quick run.
7 Overs | Runs : 49/1 | Run rate : 7
16.76.6: Shakib Al Hasan to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter and quicker, around middle and leg. Shikhar Dhawan works it wide of mid on to collect a run.
16.66.5: Shakib Al Hasan to Marcus Stoinis, A tad short, around middle. Marcus Stoinis lofts it towards long on for a single.
16.56.4: Shakib Al Hasan to Shikhar Dhawan, Quicker ball, down leg. Shikhar Dhawan tucks it to the leg side for one.
16.46.3: Shakib Al Hasan to Marcus Stoinis, Flatter ball, on off. Marcus Stoinis drills it to long off for a single.
46.36.2: Shakib Al Hasan to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! Lovely shot! Tossed up, around off. Marcus Stoinis carves it over cover for a boundary.
06.26.2: Shakib Al Hasan to Shikhar Dhawan, TWO WIDE! A stumping chance has gone begging! Shakib Al Hasan sees Dhawan advancing down the track, he fires it down leg. Dinesh Karthik reaches out but fails to collect the ball cleanly. The batters cross over.
16.16.1: Shakib Al Hasan to Marcus Stoinis, Flatter ball, around off. Marcus Stoinis looks to cut but he gets an inside edge and the ball goes to the left of the keeper for a run.
6 Overs | Runs : 38/1 | Run rate : 6.33
15.65.6: Lockie Ferguson to Marcus Stoinis, Good-length ball, on middle and leg. Stoinis tucks it to the leg side and collects a single. Delhi are 38/1 at the end of the Powerplay.
15.55.5: Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Length ball, jagging back in from middle. Shikhar Dhawan flicks it to square leg to rotate the strike.
05.45.4: Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Good-length ball, outside off. Shikhar Dhawan skips down to slog but the ball keeps low and goes past Dhawan's blade.
05.35.3: Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, BEATEN! Good-length ball, angling in from outside off. Shikhar Dhawan stays back to cut but he misses as the ball zips past his outside edge.
15.25.2: Lockie Ferguson to Marcus Stoinis, Short of a length, outside off. Marcus Stoinis miscues his pull wide of mid-wicket for one.
15.15.1: Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Back of a length, around off. Shikhar Dhawan hangs back and taps it towards backward point for a quick run.
5 Overs | Runs : 34/1 | Run rate : 6.8
14.64.6: Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, A tad short, around off. Shikhar Dhawan stays back and pushes it to long on for a run. Just 2 runs and a wicket off the over!
04.54.5: Varun Chakravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up, around off. Shikhar Dhawan defends it out off the front foot.
14.44.4: Varun Chakravarthy to Marcus Stoinis, Quicker ball, around middle and leg. Marcus Stoinis tucks it to the leg side to get off the mark with a single.
04.34.3: Varun Chakravarthy to Marcus Stoinis, Flatter ball, around off. Marcus Stoinis works it to mid off, off the back foot.
04.24.2: Varun Chakravarthy to Marcus Stoinis, Flatter ball, on off. Marcus Stoinis punches it to cover.
04.14.1: Varun Chakravarthy to Prithvi Shaw, OUT! LBW! Varun Chakravarthy strikes on his first ball and gets the much-needed breakthrough for Kolkata. A googly, around off, turning in sharply. Prithvi Shaw prods to block this one but he misses and gets rapped in front. Varun Chakravarthy puts in an appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Shaw has a word with Dhawan but does not review it. The replay shows that the ball was going on to hit the leg stump and that was a good decision by the umpire.
4 Overs | Runs : 32/1 | Run rate : 8
03.63.6: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, Full and on middle. Dhawan defends it back to the bowler. Delhi have been on the attack against the spinners. Narine gives away 14 runs off his first over. 
13.53.5: Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw, Flatter and on the pads. Shaw clips it to mid-wicket for a single.
13.43.4: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, Floated, full and outside off. Dhawan pushes it through covers for a single.
63.33.3: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, SIX! Back-to-back maximums. Dhawan is in his groove now. Tossed up, full and on off. Dhawan gets low and slog-sweeps it over the square leg fence.
63.23.2: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, SIX! BOOM! Dhawan capitalizes on the full toss. Full toss, on off. Dhawan gets on one knee and powers it over the square leg fence for a maximum.
03.13.1: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, CLOSE! Tossed up, full and outside off. Dhawan looks to drive it away but misses.
3 Overs | Runs : 18/0 | Run rate : 6
02.62.6: Shakib Al Hasan to Prithvi Shaw, A dot to end the over! Full and on off. Shaw gets low and sweeps it to square leg but there is a man there. A good over for Delhi and they get 12 runs off it.
12.52.5: Shakib Al Hasan to Shikhar Dhawan, Finally Dhawan is off the mark. Floated, full and on off. Dhawan gets low and sweeps it through square leg for a single.
12.42.4: Shakib Al Hasan to Prithvi Shaw, On off, pushed to mid off for a single.
02.32.3: Shakib Al Hasan to Prithvi Shaw, Full and on off. Shaw sweeps it to square leg.
42.22.2: Shakib Al Hasan to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! SMACKED! Flatter and outside off. Shaw hangs back and cuts it past point for a boundary.
62.12.1: Shakib Al Hasan to Prithvi Shaw, SIX! BANG! Shaw gets the first maximum of the game. At the other end, Dhawan is struggling but here, Shaw continues on his merry way. Tossed up, on middle. Shaw comes down the track and smokes it over the wide long on fence.
2 Overs | Runs : 6/0 | Run rate : 3
01.61.6: Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Dhawan's struggle continues. A length ball, around off. The ball nips in. Dhawan hangs back and looks to defend it out but misses. He gets rapped on the pads. Ferguson appeals but the umpire is unmoved. Going down leg probably.
01.51.5: Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Swing and a miss! Dhawan is struggling here. He is yet to get off the mark. Good length and outside off. Dhawan skips down the track and looks to cut it away but misses. The ball bounces over the blade.
01.41.4: Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, BEATEN! Beautifully bowled by Lockie Ferguson. Good-length ball, outside off. Dhawan hangs back and looks to push it away but misses. The ball beats the outside edge.
11.31.3: Lockie Ferguson to Prithvi Shaw, A single now! A length ball, on the pads. Shaw tucks it to mid-wicket and gets a single.
01.21.2: Lockie Ferguson to Prithvi Shaw, BEATEN! Good reply by Lockie Ferguson. A length ball, outside off. The ball nips in a bit. Shaw hops and looks to push it to the off side but misses.
41.11.1: Lockie Ferguson to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Shaw gets the first boundary of the game with a glorious drive. Full length and outside off. Shaw leans into it and carves it through covers for a boundary.
1 Overs | Runs : 1/0 | Run rate : 1
00.60.6: Shakib Al Hasan to Shikhar Dhawan, Make it 4. What a start by Shakib Al Hasan. Floated, full and on off. Dhawan defends it back to the bowler. Just 1 run off the over.
00.50.5: Shakib Al Hasan to Shikhar Dhawan, Full and on off. Dhawan defends it onto the pitch. Three dots on the trot now!
00.40.4: Shakib Al Hasan to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter and on middle. Dhawan defends it to mid-wicket.
00.30.3: Shakib Al Hasan to Shikhar Dhawan, Loopy ball, on off. Dhawan defends it to short mid-wicket.
10.20.2: Shakib Al Hasan to Prithvi Shaw, Shaw and Delhi are off the mark. Slightly short and outside off. Shaw stays on the back foot and cuts it to the left of point. Nitish Rana there dives to his left to make a half-stop. The batters cross.
00.10.1: Shakib Al Hasan to Prithvi Shaw, Flatter and short, outside off. Shaw cuts it to point.
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