ABU DHABI: Leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy dished out the best bowling performance of this IPL with a five-for after his batting colleagues stepped up in style as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 59 runs here on Saturday.
Promoted to open the innings, Nitish Rana revelled in his new role as he overcame a personal tragedy to smash a whirlwind 81 and shared a game-changing 115-run stand with Sunil Narine (64) to lift KKR to an imposing 194/6 after being put in to bat.
Chasing a stiff target, Chakravarthy (5/20) and Pat Cummins (3/17) gave the Delhi Capitals batsmen a torrid time to restrict them to 135 for 9 in 20 overs.
Cummins gave a perfect start, dismissing both the openers Ajinkya Rahane (0) and inform Shikhar Dhawan (6) in his first two overs. Then Chakravarthy played the finisher’s act in the back-end of the innings to choke the DC run chase.
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October 25, 2020