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DC edge over KKR in battle of Yadavs

Umesh Yadav bowled his heart out, but it was Kuldeep Yadav's wily spell that did the trick against his old side


Nepalnews
2022 Apr 29, 6:04, Mumbai
50-run stand between Yadav and Warner. (Photo credit: IPL - Indian Premier League/Facebook)

The Delhi Capitals (DC) defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the forty-first game of the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL). The match was played in the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Kuldeep Yadav was adjudged to be the Man of the Match.


KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS 146/9 (20 OVERS)
NITISH RANA 57 (34)KULDEEP YADAV 3-0-14-4
SHREYAS IYER 42 (37)MUSTAFIZUR RAHMAN 4-0-18-3
RINKU SINGH 23 (16)CHETAN SAKARIYA 3-0-17-1
BABA INDRAJITH 6 (8)AXAR PATEL 4-0-28-1


DELHI CAPITALS 150/6 (20 OVERS)
DAVID WARNER 42 (26)UMESH YADAV 4-0-24-3
ROVMAN POWELL 33* (16)SUNIL NARINE 4-0-19-1
AXAR PATEL 24 (17)HARSHIT RANA 3-0-24-1
LALIT YADAV 22 (29)SHREYAS IYER 1-0-7-0
Rahman bowled a brilliant three-wicket final over. (Photo credit: IPL - Indian Premier League/Facebook)
Rahman bowled a brilliant three-wicket final over. (Photo credit: IPL - Indian Premier League/Facebook)

Swing starts early

Mustafizur Rahman and Chetan Sakariya, who replaced the injured Khaleel Ahmed, both swung the new ball, preventing the Knight Riders from gaining any momentum. Back at the head of the order, Venkatesh Iyer continued to struggle. Aaron Finch, the second new opener, attempted to dominate Sakariya, but his wicket was flattened by the inswing. Iyer found the man at short fine leg when he eventually connected a paddle sweep. In 4.3 overs, the Knight Riders were reduced to 22 for 2.

Patel struck in his first over. (Photo credit: IPL - Indian Premier League/Facebook)
Patel struck in his first over. (Photo credit: IPL - Indian Premier League/Facebook)

Yadav enchantment

Kuldeep Yadav came on to bowl at 35 for 2 in seven overs, putting the batters under pressure to get going right away. When Baba Indrajith faced Yadav first, he tried to do just that, but he came too near to the ball and couldn't gain the elevation needed to clear long-on. The Knight Riders promoted Sunil Narine, who needed to speed, but Yadav caught him in front with the perfect wrong'un. To avoid a hat-trick, Nitish Rana used a forward-defensive strategy.

The first 11 overs produced only three boundaries, all of which were fours. The Capitals went back to Yadav just as the Knight Riders were gaining momentum in the next two overs. Rishabh Pant's decision to bowl Lalit Yadav in the 13th over was questionable, but his fielding in the 14th was outstanding. Shreyas Iyer tried to cut Kuldeep Yadav, but the wrong'un pivoted and stayed low, taking a thick bottom edge that went virtually vertically down. Pant, on the other hand, managed to catch it by his shoe laces, demonstrating his keen vision, athleticism, and fitness.

Andre Russell abandoned his crease against his character three balls later, and Yadav sneaked in the wrong'un once more. Even though Pant missed the take, the rebound legitimately shattered the wicket. In the 14th over, the score had risen to 83 for 6.

Yadav had a cracking start. (Photo credit: IPL - Indian Premier League/Facebook)
Yadav had a cracking start. (Photo credit: IPL - Indian Premier League/Facebook)

Knight Riders get something from Rana

Pant elected to get a little crazy at this point. In the first innings, there have been 26 instances of a spinner taking three or more wickets in the first three overs, but only two of them have not gone on to bowl out. Pant elected to bowl Lalit Yadav to the two left-handed hitters in the middle, and Kuldeep Yadav became the second. In the 17th over, Lalit Yadav paid the price for his part-time offspin, not least because Rana loves a solid match-up against offspin. In the 19th, Shardul Thakur went for 16 as both Rana and Rinku Singh got involved. The Knight Riders could conceive of 160 now that they're 144 for 6, having gone through a phase where they would have taken 140.

Rahman, on the other hand, produced a fantastic last over, getting three wickets and surrendering only one run. A back-of-the-hand slower ball, the hard lengths, and two exquisite yorkers were all present.

Rana got fifty. (Photo credit: IPL - Indian Premier League/Facebook)
Rana got fifty. (Photo credit: IPL - Indian Premier League/Facebook)

Warner keeps moving forward

The Capitals, especially with their batters, were always going to try to rip a huge chunk out of the chase early. The Knight Riders, on the other hand, managed to take two wickets in the opening two overs. The first ball swung a little to give Umesh Yadav a leading edge in his follow-through. Mitchell Marsh attempted to dismiss Harshit Rana in the second over, but he was caught at long leg.

David Warner, on the other hand, continued to demonstrate why he is regarded as one of the best players in the IPL. He is the quickest batter in the powerplay this year, and he continued finding boundaries without taking chances, even when Lalit Yadav was stopped on the opposite end. He even paddled Narine for four, and when he took out Nitish Rana's part-time spin, they only needed 67 runs in the remaining 11 overs.

Shaw was caught and bowled by Yadav. (Photo credit: IPL - Indian Premier League/Facebook)
Shaw was caught and bowled by Yadav. (Photo credit: IPL - Indian Premier League/Facebook)

Yadav and Narine resurrect the Knight Riders

The Knight Riders had no choice but to launch an all-out assault at this point. Umesh Yadav bowled the precise bouncer - head high, cramping Warner - for a catch at fine leg in the tenth over. Narine produced a superb little offbreak in the 11th over to dismiss Lalit Yadav. Umesh Yadav managed to discover the outside edge of Pant, so Iyer stayed with him. At 84 for 5, it was a very different game.

Yadav strikes with the ball for the second time. (Photo credit: IPL - Indian Premier League/Facebook)
Yadav strikes with the ball for the second time. (Photo credit: IPL - Indian Premier League/Facebook)

Patel and Powell lead Capitals to victory

However, the asking rate remained low, and Iyer had to divide the fifth bowler's quota between Russell and other part-timers. The Knight Riders were in big trouble when Axar Patel drew and upper-cut the first two Russell deliveries for a four and a six. Despite a run-out on the final ball of the over, the door remained open.

Rovman Powell and Shardul Thakur kept a close eye on Narine's final over, but Harshit Rana had already walked off with an injury. As a result, Iyer had to bowl Venkatesh Iyer, and he did so in the 17th over rather than waiting until the conclusion. Powell hit him for a six and a four to reduce the game under a run per ball, then Tim Southee and Shreyas Iyer each were hit for a six to put the game away.

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