IPL 2020: Nitish Rana’s fifties, Varun Chakraborty’s fiber-assisted Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi by 59 runs

Abu DhabiKolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Delhi Capitals (DC) by 59 runs on Saturday (October 24, 2020) in the 42nd match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season 13 in Abu Dhabi. .

With the Kolkata Knight Riders’ superb batting and equally impressive bowling failing to give fans the thrill they were looking for in the first match of the double-title weekend, Delhi capitals were prevented from topping the points table again.

The match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi saw some of the best batting performances of KKR’s Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine, followed by this season’s best bowling figures by Varun Chakraborty.

Batting first, KKR could not perform well in the first power play and lost three wickets for 42 runs in the eighth over. But Rana, who was promoted to open the innings, overcame the personal tragedy of smashing a hurricane in his new role and changed the game to 115 with Sunil Narine (64) to lift KKR to 194 runs. / 6.

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Rana (81 off 53) and Narine (64 off 32) both scored fifties and set an easy target of 194-6 for DC.

Chasing the target set by KKR, Ajinkya Rahane took the first ball and if that was not enough for the Delhi owner, Dhawan set a record with back-to-back centuries He was dismissed in the third over. Both are victims of Pat Cummins.

Captain Shreyas Iyer (47 off 38) and Rishabh Bandh (27 off 33) tried to bring DC back into the game, but Varun Chakraborty’s bowling attack was Delhi’s final.

The Emperor bowled first, then Shimran Hetmire and Shreyas Iyer were out in his second over for a hat-trick.

The Emperor did not stop there, making sure his team improved their NRR and finished the match 5-20 in 4 overs. DC can only reach 135-9 in their 20-over allotment.

The 29-year-old right arm leg fracture was selected as the man of the match for his star bowling performance.

Summary Marks:

K.K.R. 194-6 in 20 overs (Nitish Rana 81, Sunil Narine 64; Anrich Nordje 2-27) Beat DC 135-9 in 20 overs (Shreyas Iyer 47, Rishabh Bandh 27; Varun Chakraborty 5-20)

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