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DC vs KKR: Delhi Capitals registered their first victory of the campaign after beating Kolkata Knight Riders in a low-scoring thriller

Delhi Capitals finally registered their first victory of the campaign after beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 wickets.

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DC vs KKR: Delhi Capitals registered their first victory of the campaign after beating Kolkata Knight Riders in a low-scoring thriller | Sportz Point

The match was delayed by nearly an hour due to rain. Both teams made it out to the pitch eventually but KKR lost three wickets. They never recovered this time as they struggled to get to three digits even. Jason Roy scored 43 in 39 balls and was one of just three batters to have managed a double-digit score among the KKR batters. The two-time champions then pinned their hopes on Andre Russell to gather something from the death overs. While he struggled mostly, the Jamaican managed to smash three back-to-backs sixes in the last over to take KKR to a score of 127. In response, Delhi Capitals lost a wicket early with Prithvi Shaw's struggles continuing but they wouldn't mind this time as David Warner got off brilliantly. He fell for 57 off 41 balls but after that, Delhi Capitals somehow managed to reach the target in the last over. Read the match report of the DC vs KKR clash and share your thoughts in the comments.

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DC vs KKR: IPL 2023 Match Report

KKR with a poor start as Delhi scalped 3 wickets in the powerplay

Delhi Capitals won the toss & decided to bowl first. Jason Roy & Litton Das opened the inning for Kolkata Knight Riders. A poor start from KKR as they lost three crucial wickets in the powerplay. Mukesh Kumar sent Litton Das home after he scored only 4 runs. Nortje dismissed Venkatesh Iyer for a duck in the fourth over. Jason Roy showed some eye-catching shots and he tried to shift the momentum but Wickets kept falling from the other end. Ishant Sharma got the key man, Nitish Rana, and KKR fell into huge trouble.

DC vs KKR: Ishant Sharma finished with figures of 2 for 19 | Sportz Point

Ishant Sharma finished with figures of 2 for 19

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Jason Roy & Andre Russell managed to put up a fighting total

Kolkata Knight Riders were not able to score more than 35 runs in the powerplay. Jason Roy held his ground from one end but didn't get the support he needed. Mandeep Singh was looking good but Axar Patel did his trick and removed Mandeep for 12. Rinku Singh also failed to contribute too much as Axar Patel sent him to the dugout. The whole batting order collapsed for KKR against the Delhi bowlers. Jason Roy & Andre Russell tried their best to put up a decent total, a total to defend. Jason Roy scored 43 runs in 39 deliveries in his debut for KKR while Russell remained not out till the end by scoring 38 runs. KKR only managed to put up 127 runs only.

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Jason Roy made his debut for KKR
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Delhi Capitals got off to a blistering start

David Warner & Shaw got off to a brilliant start. Shaw looked confident as he started with some classy shots. Warner started with a storm and played most of the deliveries to finish the match as fast as he can. Varun Chakaravarthy drew the first blood as he scalped the wicket of Prithvi Shaw. He once again failed to put up a big inning as he only managed to score 13 runs. Delhi lost two more quick wickets as Nitish & Anukul Roy dismissed Marsh & Salt for a single-digit score. David Warner completed his half-century in 33 deliveries.

DC vs KKR: David Warner brings up his half-century | Sportz Point

David Warner brings up his half-century
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Delhi somehow managed to clinch their first victory of the campaign

Manish Pandey held his ground while David Warner lost his wicket after scoring 57 runs. Varun Chakravarty scalped the important wicket at the right time. Axar Patel came onto the pitch but Anukul Roy gave another hope to KKR by dismissing Manish Pandey. Kolkata Knight Riders managed to push the match to the last over but DC somehow managed to clinch the victory, their first victory of the 16th edition of IPL.

DC vs KKR: Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel took Delhi Capitals across the line | Sportz Point

Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel took Delhi Capitals across the line
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Shardul Thakur Bcci Indian Cricket Team Axar Patel Jason Roy Prithvi Shaw Ipl 2023 Indian Premier League David Warner Kolkata Knight Riders Venkatesh Iyer Sunil Narine Ipl Andre Russell T20I Cricket