Against DC, Jason Roy’s determined performance lifts Kolkata Knight Riders to a respectable total. On a slow Delhi surface, he managed to hit 43 runs off 39 deliveries.
At the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Kolkata Knight Riders. Lost to the bottom-dwelling Delhi Capitals in a nail-biting game with few goals. The two-time champs’ subpar overall hitting performance cost them the game. Although the visiting team’s new English opener Jason Roy played a tough innings.
The management of Nitish Rana’s squad decided to start English batting ace Jason Roy against Delhi Capitals since Nitish Rana’s team has struggled with their opening combination in the current IPL season. Litton Das of Bangladesh was also select for the starting eleven and joined Roy for KKR at the start of the innings.
Jason Roy persisted in his battle from the opposite end.
Despite the adjustments, KKR had a disastrous start to the game as they lost Litton Das in the second over. Venkatesh Iyer, the hero of the previous game, was eliminate for a two-ball duck, and the Men in Purple’s disastrous powerplay was brought to an end by skipper Nitish Rana’s error.
Due to frequent wicket losses, the visitors found it difficult to get underway. Roy persisted in his battle from the opposite end, however, and his timely boundaries kept the scoreboard in motion. Before Kuldeep Yadav terminated the English star’s stay at the crease in the 15th over, the 2019 World Cup champion was threatening to take the game to the Delhi bowlers in a dangerous combination with explosive all-arounder Andre Russell. On a slow Delhi surface, he managed to hit 43 runs off 39 deliveries.
The KKR batting innings was about to come to a meek end as Anukul Roy and Umesh Yadav were quickly dismissed after his departure. Andre Russell hit a hat-trick of sixes against Delhi pacer Mukesh Kumar in the last over of the first innings to enable his team end with a decent total.