KKR vs DC: Delhi Capitals Beat Kolkata Knight Riders By 4-Wickets. KKR had to face the fifth consecutive defeat this season. Kuldeep Yadav took four wickets and became the man of the match. Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav again wreaked havoc on his old team Kolkata Knight Riders. He took four wickets for 14 runs against Kolkata. With his deadly bowling, Delhi Capitals defeated Kolkata by 4-wickets.
It is Delhi’s second win over Kolkata this season. At the same time, Kolkata Knight Riders have to face the fifth consecutive defeat. Delhi won the toss and decided to bowl first and restricted Kolkata to 146 for 9. After this, Delhi won by scoring 150 runs for six wickets in 19 overs.
Hero of victory Kuldeep Yadav took 4-wickets
Kuldeep continued his excellent form, taking 4-wickets in an innings for the second time this season. He spent only 14 runs in 3 overs against Kolkata. Kuldeep also took 4-wickets in the first match of the season against Kolkata. In this way, Kuldeep has got 17 wickets in 8-matches.
A half-century of Rana did not work
Nitish Rana played a brilliant inning of 57 runs in 34 balls for Kolkata. He scored a total of the 15th half-century of his IPL career. But it didn’t work for the team. Apart from him, the captain Shreyas Iyer played an innings of 42 runs.
3-wickets in the last over: Delhi fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman spent two runs in the 20th overs of the innings and took 3-wickets. He took three wickets for 18 runs in 4 overs.
Changes made by both teams
Kolkata’s team, which has suffered consecutive defeats in the last four matches, included Tamil Nadu’s experienced wicket-keeper batsman Baba Indrajit in the playing XI. On the other hand, Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh joined the Delhi team after completing the Delhi Quarantine. Apart from Marsh, medium-pacer Chetan Sakaria also got included in the playing XI.
Today’s match: Punjab and Lucknow will clash for the first time
Struggling for a place in the playoffs, Punjab Kings will take to the field on Friday to take on the in-form Lucknow Supergiants. This will be the first match between the two teams in the IPL. Punjab had defeated Chennai Super Kings in a thrilling match in the last match. The team won four out of eight matches and lost four. On the other hand, the Lucknow team led by captain Lokesh Rahul has won 5 out of 8 matches played so far and lost three.
Mentor Dale Steyn did convert Umran’s talent into fast and aggressive bowling
Umran Malik, a 22-year-old fast bowler from Jammu and Kashmir, who is making a splash in IPL 15, has become the new sensation of Indian cricket. Sunrisers Hyderabad lost the match against Gujarat Titans on Wednesday. But the way Umran bowled in this match, won the heart of the former cricketer. Umran took five wickets for 25 runs in 4 overs in this match. The credit for this deadly bowling goes to his mentor and former South African fast bowler Dale Steyn. Who transformed him from a bowler to a deadly bowler.