Sharjah: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by 3 wickets in the second qualifier match to make it to the IPL final, where they will face Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Kolkata made it to the IPL final by defeating Delhi on the basis of Rahul Tripathi’s six with one ball remaining. KKR needed six runs in the last two balls and Ravichandran Ashwin had the ball in front. Ashwin was on a hat-trick after taking wickets in the third and fourth balls of this over, but Tripathi broke Delhi’s dream by bringing the fifth ball across the boundary.
Prithvi Shaw tears up
After the loss to Kolkata, Delhi opener Prithvi Shaw got emotional while lying on the ground. Prithvi Shaw’s tears welled up, which could be seen clearly. Fellow players picked up the disappointed Prithvi Shaw and tried to boost his spirits. At the same time, Prithvi Shaw was seen crying alone in the dressing room. Prithvi Shaw was badly broken by this defeat. Prithvi Shaw’s best friend Shikhar Dhawan came to Prithvi and encouraged him.
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Delhi batsmen were seen struggling
Let us tell you that after losing the toss, the Delhi batsmen, who were sent to bat first, were seen struggling on the slow pitch while the KKR bowlers bowled with precise lines and lengths. Opener Shikhar Dhawan scored 36 off 39 balls while Shreyas Iyer remained unbeaten on 30 off 27 balls. Chakraborty took two wickets for 26 runs while Lockie Ferguson and Shivam Mavi got one wicket each. Delhi set a target of 136 runs to win in front of Kolkata. At one time it seemed that Kolkata’s team would easily win this match. In the last 25 balls, Kolkata needed 13 runs to win. Till then Kolkata had lost only two wickets.
Rahul Tripathi ends the match with a six
Avesh Khan dismissed Shubman Gill in the 17th over and gave away two runs. Then in the 18th over, Kagiso Rabada dismissed Dinesh Karthik for zero and gave one run. After this, Enrique Nortje gave three runs in the next over and dismissed Eoin Morgan on zero. In the last over, Kolkata needed seven runs to win. Ravichandran Ashwin was on the bowling. Ashwin made a hat-trick opportunity by dismissing Shakib Al Hasan and Sunil Narine for zero in two balls. Kolkata needed six runs off the last two balls to win. Rahul Tripathi ended the match with a six.