KKR batsmen Gill and Iyer
IPL 2021: We have got both the finalist teams in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). Dhoni’s Chennai had made an entry in the final by beating Delhi in the first qualifier. Now KKR has also got a ticket to the final by beating Delhi. But the match between KKR and Delhi was one of the few matches in the history of the IPL.
KKR got off to a great start by chasing Delhi’s simple target of 136. At one point KKR needed just 13 off 24 balls. He also had 8 wickets in hand. But at the same moment, the Delhi bowlers bowled magically and one by one the KKR batsmen rushed into the tent. While KKR needed 6 runs off 2 balls, Rahul Tripathi hit a six to give the team the victory. After the victory, the entire KKR team cheered.
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Delhi’s batting around
KKR captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bowl. So the Delhi players batted first. But all the players in the team were overwhelmed by KKR’s bowling. So they have managed to score only 135 runs. Shikhar top-scored with 38 while Iyer was unbeaten on 30. In addition, Shaw and Stoyanis scored 17 runs with 18 liquid hitmeyers each. Mystery spinner Chakraborty from KKR took 2 wickets while Mavi and Ferguson took 1 wicket each.
‘Rahul name must have been heard’
The KKR openers, who came on the field to chase just 136 runs, batted brilliantly to seal the victory. Venkatesh Iyer and Shubhaman Gill formed a big partnership. Iyer was dismissed for 55 while the team was on 96 runs. He hit 4 fours and 3 sixes in 41 balls. Shubhaman was dismissed for 46 runs. He hit 1 four and 1 six in 46 balls. With that, Nitish scored 13 runs. But as soon as these two were eliminated, the team seemed to be on the decline. One by one, the batsmen were dismissed. The team needed 6 runs off 2 balls after taking two wickets in a row in the very last over. At the same time, Rahul Tripathi hit a powerful six to give the team the victory with 3 wickets and 1 ball.
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