Delhi Capitals (DC) bowler Shardul Thakur took a great running catch to bring Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) opener, Ajinkya Rahane’s stay at the crease to an end on Sunday.
KKR was set a target of 216 on a good batting surface courtesy of fifties from Prithvi Shaw and David Warner. In response, Venkatesh Iyer provided a quick start before being dismissed.
Rahane was slow to get off the blocks and he was struggling to time the ball. His misery was put to an end by Khaleel Ahmed, who has taken both the wickets so far. He saw the back of Rahane with a back of a length ball which the 33-year-old could only top-edge.
Shardul ran back from mid-on and fumbled on a couple of occasions before gobbling it up. Delhi was in the driver’s seat as the required rate began shooting upwards. However, KKR still has plenty of power-hitters in their lineup.
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Sam Billings(w), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Umesh Yadav, Rasikh Salam, Varun Chakravarthy