On a batting belter, KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer’s decision to put Delhi Capitals in backfired as they piled up 215 for five riding on half-centuries from Shaw (51 off 29 balls) and Warner (61 off 45 balls).
In reply, KKR were all-out for 171 in 19.4 overs and it was left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav‘s evening at the Brabourne Stadium as he exacted sweet revenge against a franchise that didn’t treat him too well during his stint as his career came to a halt.
The scoreboard pressure was always telling and Kuldeep (4/35 in 4 overs), who is proving to be an asset for Capitals, decisively swung the match in the Rishabh Pant-led side’s favor, getting opposition skipper Shreyas Iyer (54 off 33 balls) stumped with a left-arm wrist spinner’s googly. Iyer had no clue as he came down the track and the ball turned away after pitching.
Pat Cummins didn’t play any manic knock as a Kuldeep leg-break ended his stay and then he took a magnificent skier off his own bowling to cap off a superb evening under lights.
Left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed (3/25 in 4 overs) bowled fast and sharp at the onset and in the end Andre Russell (24 off 21 balls) had too much to do with too little time left and result was a one-sided victory for DC.