DC WON
T20
DC beat KKR by 4 wickets
Man of the Match - Kuldeep Yadav
KKR
146-9
20.0/20 Ovrs
 
150-6
19.0/20 Ovrs
DC
Indian Premier League, 2022 |Match 41 |4/28/2022
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Commentary
  • That concludes the proceedings for this match. On Friday, Punjab will be facing Lucknow at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT). You can join us in advance for the build-up. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!
  • Kuldeep Yadav (3-0-14-4) is the Player of the Match! Smiles and says that he has become very strong mentally. Adds that when you fail in life, you get to know where you went wrong. Mentions that he is no longer scared of failure. Picks the wicket of Andre Russell as his favourite, as he set him up. Feels that this is his best season in the Indian T20 League and he has backed his skill. Tells that his focus has been to keep it in the right areas. Calls Yuzvendra Chahal his big brother and tells us that there is no competition with him. 
  • Rishabh Pant, the captain of Delhi, starts by saying that it got close but they knew if they take it deep, they will cross the line. Tells that it's good to have Marsh back and once Khaleel will be back from his injury, they will be at full strength. On Rovman Powell, Pant replies that he has been given the role of a finisher and he has been doing really well. Further says that they don't want to think too much about the points table at the moment. Wants his players to be clearer with their plans and show a bit more energy on the field. Regarding Kuldeep not bowling his full quota, Pant says that he was not given the fourth over as the ball got really wet.
  • Rovman Powell (33* off 16 balls) comes up for a quick chat. The West Indian starts by sharing that the plan was to finish the game in the 19th over as it was bowled by a part-timer and that was the talk with Shardul Thakur. Shares that it was a good wicket and it was not spinning much. Mentions that he just trusted his skills. States that at the halfway stage, they knew if they don't lose early wickets, they will keep the momentum. Powell also says that he is in good form and he keeps trusting himself. States that a lot of bases have been covered and they are putting together a very competitive team on the park.
  • Shreyas Iyer, the captain of Kolkata, says that they started very slow and then lost a couple of wickets. Mentions the wicket was holding up a bit and they fell short by a few runs. Adds that there are no excuses and they have to go back and assess where they are going wrong. Tells there is a lot of chopping and changing happening and they are unable to find the right combination. Mentions that they need to stick with what they got and play some fearless cricket. Further says that they need to play their heart out in the remaining games. Praises Umesh Yadav for his bowling and he is pleased with his performance this season.
  • Not just with the bat, Delhi made a near mess with the ball too. Chetan Sakariya and Kuldeep Yadav didn't finish their respective quotas and the part-timer Lalit Yadav was given an over at the death. That nearly cost them as he went for 17 runs and handed the momentum to Kolkata at the backend. Had the chase not gone in Delhi's favour, this would have been a big talking point. It still will be in the team meeting. Stay tuned for the presentation...
  • Credit should go to Kolkata for fighting till the very end. The quick knock of Axar Patel hurt them after they made a comeback. The lack of a proper fifth bowler also proved costly. When the chase got close, Andre Russell and Venkatesh Iyer gifted easy runs and Delhi eventually got out of jail.
  • It was a perfect start for Kolkata with the ball as they picked up two quick wickets. The presence of David Warner and his 65-run alliance with Lalit Yadav though wrestled the momentum back in Delhi's favour. After this partnership, it was a straightforward chase for them with the required rate around 6. Just when it appeared that they will cruise to the target, their chase nosedived. David Warner's wicket led to a collapse and they slipped from 82/2 to 84/5 in no time. 
  • Victory in the end for Delhi but they had to sweat hard to achieve the target. Almost made a mountain out of a molehill. Rovman Powell once again showed his value in this team and for a change, this time around, he helped Delhi in crossing the line. This is now Kolkata's fifth straight loss and they are staring down the barrel.
  • 18.6
    6
    Shreyas Iyer to Rovman Powell, SIX! Rovman Powell hits the winning runs. Tossed up, full and on leg. Powell clears his front leg and powers it well over long on for a maximum. Delhi win by 4 wickets. 
  • 18.5
    1
    Shreyas Iyer to Shardul Thakur, A single taken as Thakur chops this length ball to deep point. 
  • 18.4
    0
    Shreyas Iyer to Shardul Thakur, Make it four! Floated and on off, Thakur wrists it to mid-wicket. 
  • 18.3
    0
    Shreyas Iyer to Shardul Thakur, Flatter and outside off. Thakur looks to drive but gets an outside edge to point. Three dots in a row!
  • 18.2
    0
    Shreyas Iyer to Shardul Thakur, Quicker, fuller and on middle. Shardul tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 18.1
    0
    Shreyas Iyer to Shardul Thakur, Shreyas Iyer has introduced himself into the attack. Serves a tossed-up delivery, around off. Thakur drives it to covers. Good fielding there.
  • END OF OVER 18 | 12 Runs & 0 Wkt | DC 143/6
  • 17.6
    1
    Tim Southee to Shardul Thakur, On middle, it is hit to deep square leg for a single. 4 runs are needed now. 
  • 17.5
    1
    Tim Southee to Rovman Powell, Angling on the pads, flicked to square leg for one more. 
  • 17.5
    1wd
    Tim Southee to Rovman Powell, Wide! Length ball, spilled down the leg side. Powell misses his glance. Delhi are one big hit away now. 
  • 17.4
    6
    Tim Southee to Rovman Powell, SIX! Rovman Powell is in a hurry! Short of a length and on off. Powell muscles it over square leg for a maximum. 7 needed now. Can he finish the game in this over itself?
  • 17.3
    1
    Tim Southee to Shardul Thakur, On a length and on middle. Thakur works it to deep square leg for a single.
  • 17.2
    0
    Tim Southee to Shardul Thakur, On a length, outside off, this one skids through. Thakur goes for a full-blooded pull but misses.
  • 17.1
    2
    Tim Southee to Shardul Thakur, Length ball, outside off. Thakur pushes it wide of deep cover and comes back for the second run quite easily. 
  • END OF OVER 17 | 14 Runs & 0 Wkt | DC 131/6
  • Tim Southee (3-0-19-0) to bowl his last.