Mumbai : You have got two finalists in IPL-2021. In the first qualifier, Chennai Super Kings defeated Delhi Capitals to reach the final. Delhi, who lost to Chennai, advanced to the second qualifier. Where they faced Kolkata Knight Riders. Here too they lost and once again the Kolkata Knight Riders made it to the finals. Chennai and Kolkata will now face each other in the final on Friday. Kolkata beat Delhi in a thrilling match, but the team has received some bad news after the match. The team’s veteran player and former captain Dinesh Karthik has been punished. Karthik has been slammed by the IPL for his behavior after the match. (DC vs KKR: Dinesh Karthik reprimanded for breaching IPL Code of Conduct)
The IPL has issued a statement saying that Dinesh Karthik has been found guilty of violating the league’s code of conduct. “Kolkata Knight Riders wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has been found guilty of violating the league’s code of conduct in the match against Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League,” the IPL said in a statement. Karthik has violated Section 2.2 of Level 1. He has admitted his mistake and accepted the punishment. In case of violation of Level-1 rules, the decision of the team match referee is final.
KKR’s opener rained, Tripathi’s six at the crucial moment
Yesterday’s 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.
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 18 each, while Heitmeyer scored 17. 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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(DC vs KKR : Dinesh Karthik reprimanded for breaching IPL Code of Conduct)