Prithvi Shaw brilliant innings of 99 runs of just 55 balls highlighted the first one over eliminator – super over of vivo IPL 2019 as Delhi Capitals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in a thriller and an all-time classic IPL battle. The defeat was the KKR first defeat of the season.
* As it Happened:
Shreyas Iyer Delhi Capital’s skipper won a crucial toss and decided to bowl first. The host has undergone four changes in the game, while the visitors Kolkata Knight Riders made one change by replacing injured Sunil Narine with an almighty power-hitter Nikhil Naik. However, as batting first the power-hitter got a boundary on very first ball for KKR, but his next 3 runs cost KKR 15 deliveries. And indeed Knight riders got blindsided and ended their unproductive powerplay on 36 runs with fall of two crucial wickets including Uthappa.
To make the conditions more worsen KKR kept losing the crucial wickets in the three overs after the powerplay and ended with 61-5 at the point of 9.1 overs. However, thanks to Andrew Russell destructive innings of 62 runs of just 28 balls which included 6 maximums and four boundaries and stand out performance by skipper Dinesh Kartik who scored his fifty of 36 balls ( 5 Fours and 2 Sixes), Kolkata Knight Riders managed to score 185 runs in their 20 overs.
In the second Innings, Delhi Capitals in the massive run-chase lost the crucial Shikhar Dhawan soon. However, Prithvi Shaw and Skipper Shreyas Iyer managed to keep the scoreboard moving and scored an impressive 89 run partnership which was the highlight of this massive chase. And despite the skipper got dismissed by scoring 43 runs off 32 balls, Prithwi Shaw continued to take charge of the run chase and carried his team to the brink
While batting on 99, Shaw top-edged an attempted pull to be get caught by the wicketkeeper and eventually lead the match to the wire as Capitals needed just 6 runs off the last over. But the dismissal of Hanuma Vihari and few dot balls, the equation come down to two runs off the last ball which eventually ended the game in a tie.
* Super Over:
Batting first in the Super Over Delhi Capitals start off against prasidh Krishna, but could only manage to score of 10 at the end of their six deliveries. Shreyas Iyer scores one boundary but dismissed after it, while Rishabh Pant only managed to score 6 runs of the four balls he faced.
KKR began their run-chase of 11 runs with a boundary, but two balls later Rabada yorked Andre Russell middle stump at the pace of 148.3 kph. It was one of the greatest balls in T-20 history. And indeed from then Rabada has been exceptional in the super over and concede only 7 runs and give the Capitals a thrilling-mind-blowing and memorable victory.
* Brief Scores:
Kolkata Knight Riders: 185/8.
(Dinesh Karthik 50, Andre Russell 62).
Delhi Capitals: 185/6.
(Prithvi Shaw 99, Shreyas Iyer 43).
* Man of the Match:
* Record Alerts:
~ Andre Russell became the fastest batsmen to score 1000 runs in the Delhi Capitals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in an all-time IPL classic history of VIVO IPL. He reached this milestone in just 545 Balls.
~ Delhi Capitals successfully defended the lowest super over total ever.
~ Kolkata Knight Riders never managed to win the thriller one over eliminator ever.
* Match Stats:
~ After the destructive innings and stand out batting performance, Andre Russell tops the list of the following three categories till now for VIVO IPL 2019 season
a- Best Batting Strike Rate. (248.43)
b- Most six-hitter (15)
c- Most Run Getter (159).