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Twitter reactions: Brilliance of David Warner and Kuldeep Yadav hands an easy win to Delhi against Kolkata

Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata and Delhi faced each other in the 19th match of the ongoing season at the Brabourne Stadium in Pune. Both teams came into the game on the back of contrasting results in their previous games. The two-time winners came off an astonishing win against Mumbai. On the other hand, the 2020 finalists were beaten by Gujarat in a low-scoring game. The Shreyas Iyer-led side won the toss and elected to field first.

The decision started to prove horrendous as Warner and Shaw went on to concede 68 runs in the powerplay. Delhi openers, Prithvi Shaw (51) and David Warner stitched a partnership of 93 runs in 8.4 overs before the former was clean bowled by Varun Chakravarthy. Skipper Rishabh Pant played a cameo of 27 runs in 14 balls and added another 55 runs with Warner.

Lalit Yadav (1), who won the game for his side against Mumbai, couldn’t create any impact as he was trapped lbw by Sunil Narine. Warner was looking set to get his first hundred for the team after 2012 but was caught by Ajinkya Rahane off current purple cap holder Umesh Yadav at 61. Axar Patel (22* off 14) and Shardul Thakur (29*off 11) provided the finishing touches and took the team to 215/5. Notably, this is the highest team total in the ongoing season so far.

In reply, the Men in Purple and Gold openers Venkatesh Iyer and Ajinkya Rahane didn’t fare too well in their short stay at the crease. Iyer (18 off 8) started off brilliantly but his innings was cut short by Khaleel Ahmed. On the other hand, Rahane’s (8 off 14) struggle was ended by Thakur. At 38/2 in 4.4 overs, skipper Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana (30 off 20) stitched a partnership of 69 off 42 balls before the latter was caught at long-on by Shaw off Lalit Yadav.

Iyer (54 off 33) followed him in the next over as he was stumped by his counter part off Kuldeep Yadav. This proved to be turning point of the game as the team went from 117/4 to 143/8. The likes of Pat Cummins (4), Sam Billings (15), and Sunil Narine (4) couldn’t contribute to such a humongous chase. With only two wickets left in the game, Andre Russell (24 off 21) couldn’t do much and the team eventually lost the game by 45 runs.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Delhi’s win over Kolkata




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