DC vs KKR, Match 41- Man of the Match award winner
Crucial game for KKR as they hope to seal a spot in top 4. The 41st match of IPL 2021, scheduled at Sharjah Stadium was between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR hopes to seal a position in the top 4. So let’s see on whose side the match turned out. Superlative bowling from KKR as they restricted DC to 127 runs only. The middle order of DC was a huge disappointment as they collapsed one by one. Although KKR also faced difficulty in scoring, at last they won the match. DC vs KKR Man of the Match award: The all-rounder shines again and bagged the award.
To start with the match, KKR won the toss and decided to bowl first. Things turned out to be favourable for KKR as they dismissed batters in regular intervals. Steve Smith and Shikhar Dhawan gave a decent start and the team stood at 77 for 3 after 12 overs. However afterwards the team tumbled to 127 for 9 from 83 for 3. Rishabh Pant scored 39 off 36 to lead the team past 120. Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson and Venkatesh Iyer delivered splendid spells and also took crucial wickets. All the bowlers did a great job to restrict DC to 127 and increase their chances of winning.
In the second innings, KKR also didn’t get a good start. The team lost 4 wickets for 67 runs in 11 overs. However, Nitish Rana’s effort gave positive results for the team. He scored 36 off 27 in a tense situation and led the team to victory. Sunil Narine’s small gutsy knock also helped KKR to seal the victory. While some DC bowlers performed well, Lalit Yadav went expensive with an economy of 11.67. Avesh Khan took a 3 wicket haul at an economy of 4.33 though the efforts went in vain. KKR won the match by 3 wickets left.
Man of the Match in DC vs KKR match
The West Indies ace all rounder shines again. He clinched 2 wickets by conceding just 18 runs in his 4 over spell. At the end, he also knocked down the bowlers and smashed 21 off 10 balls to seal the win. KKR won the match despite wickets falling due to his power knock.
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