Kolkata Hunt Desk: Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals met in an important match of IPL yesterday. In this match, Delhi Capitals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs and won the match. With that, Delhi won the match and moved to the top of the points table.
KKR captain Dinesh Karthik decided to bowl first after winning the toss. As a result, Delhi Capitals came to bat first. From the start, the Delhi batsmen started flooding with fours and sixes. Prithvi Shah's 66, Shreyas IR's 88 and Rishabh Panth's 38 at the end helped Delhi Capitals reach 229 runs.
The Kolkata Knight Riders lost to opener Sunil Narine in the beginning as they chased down the hill given by Delhi. At that time Nitish Rana and Shubhaman Gill took the helm of the team. Then Kolkata Knight Riders started losing wickets at regular intervals. But KKR did not give up even after losing the wicket. Every batsman plays big shots and runs fast. Nitish Rana was dismissed for a great innings of 58 off 35 balls. Then the pace of the Kolkata run was a little slow.
Eoin Morgan and Rahul Tripathi desperately tried to win the match by playing a mercurial innings towards the end. Rahul Tripathi made 36 off 16 balls and Eoin Morgan's innings of 44 off 18 balls came from the bat. But despite that, Kolkata Knight Riders lost. Delhi Capitals defeated Kolkata by 18 runs. However, KKR's unbeaten attitude and great batting performance in this match has won the hearts of the Knight fans.