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IPL 2019: Kolkata Knight Riders Taste Second Defeat Against Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets in an IPL match on Friday in Kolkata.

Shikhar Dhawan powered Delhi’s innings with a 63 ball 97, helping Delhi climb to the fourth spot on the points table. Meanwhile, this was KKR’s second straight defeat, after losing to CSK.

Rishabh Pant matched Dhawan, scoring 46 off 31 balls, the duo got 105 runs in partnership from 69 balls. Pant, however, fell short of his half-century as he failed to clear the rope against Nitish Rana.

Prithvi Shaw gave Delhi an explosive start, hammering two sixes off New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson, but he could not make it big, he departed at 14, while skipper Shreyas Iyer departed inside the powerplay.

There was a mountain to climb with 122 required from 14.2 overs when Pant joined Dhawan in the middle. But the duo got the job done. Earlier, Andre Russell bombarded the crowd with a 21 ball 45 , after Shubman Gill brisked a half-century, powering Kolkata Knight Riders to a challenging total.

This was Russell’s sixth successive 40 plus score, while youngster Gill picked 65 off 39.

Gill who open , responded with a fine knock, his second IPL fifty, and first this season.