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IPL 2024: KKR vs DC 47th Match Highlights – Knight Riders beat Capitals at Eden Gardens!

Knight Riders beat Capitals

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) continued their winning ways, thrashing the Delhi Capitals (DC) by a comfortable seven-wicket margin in the 47th match of IPL 2024. This victory propels KKR to the second spot on the points table, significantly boosting their net run rate.

Change of Pace at Eden

Eden Gardens, known for high-scoring encounters this season, surprised everyone with a pitch offering assistance to the bowlers. KKR exploited this advantage perfectly, with Mitchell Starc and Vaibhav Arora taking early wickets. The spin duo of Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine then choked the DC batters, leaving them reeling at 111/8. A late flourish from Kuldeep Yadav (35) helped DC reach a slightly respectable total of 153.

Salt and Narine Lay the Foundation

Chasing a modest target, KKR openers Phil Salt and Sunil Narine went on the offensive from the get-go. Salt, in particular, was on fire, smashing a quickfire half-century within the powerplay. While both openers departed eventually, they had set the platform for a comfortable chase.

Shreyas and Venkatesh Iyer See it Through

Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer took over the reins with the required run rate well under control. The duo played sensible cricket, stitching together an unbroken partnership to ensure a comfortable victory with 21 balls remaining.

DC’s Bowling Woes

DC’s bowlers had a forgettable night. Dropped catches and inconsistent bowling lines made life easy for the KKR batters. Axar Patel picked up a couple of wickets, but overall, the DC bowling attack lacked the bite needed to trouble a strong batting lineup.

A Complete Performance for KKR

This match was a comprehensive display of KKR dominance. Their bowlers adapted well to the pitch conditions, picking up wickets regularly. The batters chased the target with minimal fuss, showcasing their batting depth. This win will undoubtedly boost their confidence as they aim for a playoff berth.

What Next? 

With the tournament reaching its halfway point, every match becomes a crucial battle for points. KKR will be looking to carry this momentum forward, while Delhi Capitals (DC) needs to find solutions for their bowling woes to stay in contention for the coveted IPL trophy.

Match Summary

Delhi Capitals                                                     153/9 (20)

Kuldeep Yadav

35* (26)

Varun Chakaravarthy
3/16 (4)

Rishabh Pant

27 (20)

Harshit Rana
2/28 (4)

Abishek Porel

18 (15)

Vaibhav Arora
2/29 (4) 

Kolkata Knight Riders                                    157/3 (16.3)

Phil Salt

68 (33)

Axar Patel
2/25 (4)

Shreyas Iyer

33* (23) 

Lizaad Williams
1/38 (3)

Venkatesh Iyer

26* (23)

Khaleel Ahmed
0/28 (3)

Toss: DC won the toss and decided to bat

Stadium: Eden Gardens

Result: KKR won by 7 wickets and 21 balls left

Player of the Match: Varun Chakaravarthy (KKR) – 3/16 (4)

Tags: Indian Premier League, KKR vs DC, Kuldeep Yadav, Phil Salt, Shreyas Iyer, Varun Chakaravarthy

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