Twitter reacts after Dinesh Karthik and Shikhar Dhawan show funny antics
Last night, Pant-led Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders have faced each other for the first time in IPL 2021. After winning the toss, Rishabh Pant opted to bowl first.
His plan worked well as their bowlers kept the opposition batsmen under pressure situation. Axar Patel removed Nitish Rana for 15 runs and Marcus Stoinis on the other side, got the wicket of Rahul Tripathi who was looked good with the bat.
The skipper of Kolkata Knight Riders, Eoin Morgan, once again departed for a duck. Shubman Gill stood strong on the other end and scored 43 off 38 balls before being dismissed by the right-arm quick Avesh Khan.
Then Andre Russell came to the party and straightaway started to dominate the bowlers all around the park. The Tamil Nadu-based batsman Dinesh Karthi has been dismissed by Axar Patel for 14 runs.
Kolkata Knight Riders posted a total of 154 runs with the help of Shubman Gill's 43 and Andre Russell's unbeaten 45 off 27 deliveries. Chasing the target, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw came to the crease and got a very good start to their innings.
The instance took place during the 12th over of the game bowled which was bowled by Varun Chakravarthy. He bowled a wide delivery to the left-hander and Dinesh Karthik was quick to remove the bails as Dhawan was footed behind the crease.
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Summary of the second innings:
Coming back to the game, Prithvi Shaw hit six fours of Shivam Mavi's spell and registered that he's going to do something tonight. They scored 67 runs in the powerplay overs as KKR's bowlers were struggling to get the breakthrough on the regular intervals.
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw added a match-winning partnership of 131 runs for the 1st wicket. Then the Australian pacer Pat Cummins came back to the attack and removed both the openers in his back to backovers.
Prithvi Shaw and Shihar Dhawan departed after scoring 82 and 46 runs respectively. Then Rishabh Pant came to the crease and wanted to finish the game as soon as possible. In the end, Delhi Capitals chased the target of 155 runs in the 17th over of the game.
They moved to the second position on the points table with 10 points in their bag. Now they have to face Rahul-led Punjab Kings on coming Sunday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
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