KKR edge Delhi Capitals: The Kolkata Knight Riders embarked on a chase that looked like it would be completed much sooner. When they stumbled to a three-wicket victory over Delhi Capitals in Sharjah to advance to the 2021 IPL final.
- KKR beat Delhi Capitals by three wickets on Wednesday
- KKR won the match in the final over
- Rahul Tripathi smashed a six off Ravichandran Ashwin to seal the win
The Kolkata Knight Riders embarked on a chase that looked like it was completed much earlier. When they stumbled upon a three-ticket win over Delhi Capitals in Sharjah. To enter the 2021 IPL final where they will face MS Dhoni Chennai-Super kings.
It was a final heartbreak for DC when Rahul Tripathi hit a six. To send KKR into the fight at the top. Eoin Morgan‘s team crossed with starters Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer in a 96-run tiered race. But things changed dramatically when DC bowlers collected four wickets in a row to take the match to the final.
Iyer advanced his third half-century to put KKR in a dominant position. But when he died for 55, Delhi Capitals returned to the competition.
Nitish Rana, who finished third, looked adventurous during his 12-ball period in the middle. He hit an Axar Patel six. And was then brought down by Ravichandran Ashwin. In the third-man region when he tried to do it with Avesh Khan.
Anrich Nortje threw a strong goalie to finally send the southpaw back to the pavilion.
Gill (46) was four races behind in a well-deserved half-century when he pushed one behind tree stumps into Rishabh Pant.
Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan, Shakib Al Hasan, and Sunil Narine were killed by a duck.
Ashwin was asked to pitch the final, with KKR taking seven races to win.
Ashwin gave a first-pitch single to Rahul Tripathi and then pitched Shakib a point.
In the third installment, Ashwin caught Shakib right in front of the stumps, and in the next ball. He released Sunil Narine for a golden duck.
Rahul Tripathi then finished the game with six more and sent his team to the final.
The final of the IPL 2021 will be held in Dubai on Friday.
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