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IPL Qualifier 2 Highlights: KKR beat Delhi

Qualifier 2 Highlights
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Qualifier 2 Highlights in Sharjah: KKR beat Delhi on the IPL qualifier 2 in Sharjah, UAE. KKR won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining) to Cruise into their final spot. They will be playing against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) On Day after tomorrow, 15 October 2021 in Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Rahul Tripathi smashed a six in the second to last ball as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Delhi Capitals (DC) by three wickets in the Qualifier 2 of IPL 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Ground on Wednesday to set up a title clash with Chennai Super Kings.

Delhi didn’t bat well to add decent score on board:

Delhi doesn’t have enough score on the board, they are below the par score for this kind of most important match but some early wickets will keep them in good condition but it did not happen in Kolkata’s excellent start. Kagiso Rabada sent Venkatesh Iyer back in the 13th over for the first wicket. After that Avesh Khan and Anrich Nordje each took one wicket, but it still looked like the game was over. But in the last 3 overs the situation changed.

Last 3 Overs Drama in the Qualifier 2 Between KKR and Delhi | Qualifier 2 Highlights:

Kagiso Rabada gave a superb run and took a big wicket in the 18th over. Then, Anrich Nordje took one wicket in the 19th over for just 3 runs. Ravichandran bowled Ashwin’s final over. He took 2 wickets and needed 6 runs in the last 2 balls. But it was a heartbeat for Delhi when Rahul Tripathi hit that six. But Delhi will be disappointed. They topped the table but lost two games in the playoffs under pressure

IPL Final in Dubai: Kolkata beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets to book their spot in the final to clash against Chennai Super Kings in Dubai. IPL 2021 is going to be more fund and the Match analysis for the final will be shared by tomorrow in our blog. Come back and check out the update and analysis.

Read More about Ponting’s Pre-matured comment about Delhi Winning the trophy this year. Delhi Can Win this Title here in UAE for IPL 2021.

OMG! What a result! What a play in the end. As in 2012, the Chennai Super Kings face KKR. A side known for the final match for fun against a side that didn’t lose until the end. What a game we play on Friday.

Score Card:  KKR (136/7) in 19.5 overs beat DC (135/5) in 20 overs on today Wednesday in Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Qualifier 2 Presentation Highlights:

Tripathi after that match-winning six: “It feels great. The win was very important. One or tough overs, and it would so deep we never thought. The 18th over was a great over by Rabada. I had to just connect one, and luckily I connected today, so I am very happy. The communication with Lockie was that if there is a possible two, then we will run it. It was difficult once you go in. Straightaway to get those boundaries was difficult. The ball was keeping a little low. After the first phase, we were a little down. We were always looking for positive options.”

Pant after a hurting loss: “Can’t change anything after the match. Always we kept on believing, and stayed in the game for as long as possible. The bowlers pulled it back. They bowled really well through the middle overs. We were stuck, and unable to rotate the strike. Hopefully we can come back net year for a stronger season. We played really good cricket throughout the season. We stuck together, and cared for each other. Hopefully we will improve next year and come back strongly.”

Eoin Morgan after Winning: He says they will dissect what happened in the death overs. Adds that the openers gave them a brilliant start and they are over the line and that is what matters. Says that Delhi are a very good side and fought hard. Credits Rahul Tripathi for stepping up to the task and getting them over the line. Informs that it is pleasing to see guys like Iyer, Gill and Tripathi batting the way they have. Says that they always had the belief even when they were struggling back in India. Informs that Iyer was brought in the XI by the coach and is glad that it turned out well. Morgan adds that Chennai are one of the best teams in the league but anything can happen in the final.


V Iyer was named Man of the Match. During the pressure, his quiet and brilliant 55 off 41 balls was instrumental in ensuring his team won the final, which proved to be more than enough for the opposing team. Venkatesh Iyer is the Player of the Match. He says that he is doing what he has been asked to do and is very happy to get this win.

Qualifier 2 Match Highlights:

  • Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, United Arab Emirates.
  • Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders, elected to field first
  • Series: Indian Premier League
  • Result: Kolkata Knight Riders advanced to their final
  • Match days 13 October 2021 – night (20-over match)
  • Man of the Match: V Iyer

Delhi Capitals innings

  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 – 6.0 (Mandatory – 38 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Delhi Capitals: 50 runs in 7.1 overs (43 balls), Extras 2
  • Strategic Timeout: Delhi Capitals – 52/1 in 8.0 overs (S Dhawan 20, MP Stoinis 11)
  • Strategic Timeout: Delhi Capitals – 83/3 in 14.1 overs (SS Iyer 8)
  • Delhi Capitals: 100 runs in 17.1 overs (104 balls), Extras 4
  • Innings Break: Delhi Capitals – 135/5 in 20.0 overs (SS Iyer 30, AR Patel 4)
Kolkata Knight Riders innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 – 6.0 (Mandatory – 51 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 50 runs in 5.4 overs (34 balls), Extras 3
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 34 balls (Shubman Gill 17, VR Iyer 30, Ex 3)
  • Strategic Timeout: Kolkata Knight Riders – 51/0 in 6.0 overs (Shubman Gill 17, VR Iyer 31)
  • VR Iyer: 50 off 38 balls (3 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 100 runs in 13.2 overs (80 balls), Extras 10
  • Strategic Timeout: Kolkata Knight Riders – 123/2 in 16.0 overs (Shubman Gill 45

The pendulum swung dramatically as the things neared the end, but Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) held their nerve and beat the spirited Delhi Capitals (DC) in Qualifier 2 of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in Sharjah on Wednesday and set up the blockbuster final showdown against the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, which will take place in Dubai on Friday.

Needing 136 runs to win, KKR were off to a brisk start, courtesy Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer. The pair cashed in on all the scoring opportunities and took KKR to 51/0 at the end of the powerplay.

The two continued to build on to the solid start and added 25 runs more in the next four overs as KKR moved to 76/0 at the halfway stage. Two overs later, Iyer brought up his fifty – third of the season.

DC though managed to get Iyer out in the next over just when he and Gill were inching closer to a hundred-run stand. While Nitish Rana and Gill added 27 runs together, DC continued to put in a fight and scalped three wickets, conceding just three runs as KKR moved from 123/1 to 126/4 at the end of the 18th over – an over where Kagiso Rabada conceded just a run and picked up a wicket.

Anrich Nortje then had the better of Eoin Morgan in the penultimate over as DC pushed KKR to score 7 runs in the final over.

Ashwin then scalped two wickets, dismissing Shakib Al Hasan and Sunil Narine – in the first four balls of the last over. However, with 6 runs to get from the last 2 balls, Rahul Tripathi creamed a maximum to help KKR seal a place in the final.

Earlier, KKR, who elected to bowl, remained unchanged while DC brought in Marcus Stoinis in place of Tom Curran.

KKR made a tight start as Shakib Al Hasan bowled one-run over before Lockie Ferguson conceded just fours in the second over. Prithvi Shaw though took on Shakib in the third over, creaming a six and a four as DC scored 12 runs in the over.

Shikhar Dhawan then tonked two maximums in Sunil Narine’s first over as DC moved to 32/0 after four overs. However, Varun Chakaravarthy’s introduction into the attack gave KKR their first breakthrough as the spinner dismissed Shaw.

Stoinis replaced Shaw in the middle and he and Dhawan took DC past fifty in the eighth over. KKR though kept things tight and were rewarded with the second DC wickets when Shivam Mavi disturbed the timber to get Stoinis out in the 12th over.

Three overs later, Chakaravarthy picked his second wicket as Shakib took a fine catch to dismiss Dhawan for 36. Ferguson then had the better of DC skipper Rishabh Pant in the 16th over as Rahul Tripathi completed the catch.

Shimron Hetmyer got a life even in the next over as Gill put in a sensational effort in the deep as Chakaravarthy overstepped by the slightest of margins. The left-hander made the most of it, hammering two sixes in the next over.

While he was run-out in the penultimate over, Iyer, who scored an unbeaten 30 – a knock which included a last-ball six, took DC to 135/5.

Brief Scores: Kolkata Knight Riders 136/7 (Venkatesh Iyer 55, Shubman Gill 46; Kagiso Rabada 2/23) beat Delhi Capitals 135/5 (Shikhar Dhawan 36, Shreyas Iyer 30*; Varun Chakaravarthy 2/26) by 3 wickets. 

Source: IPLT20.COM

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