DC post 215/5 against KKR

Mumbai, April 10 : Shardul Thakur (29 not out) and Axar Patel (22 not out) built on David Warner (61) and Prithvi Shaw’s (51) explosive start to help Delhi Capitals (DC) post the 2022 IPL’s highest first innings score of 215/5 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) here at Brabourne Stadium on Sunday. Warner and Shaw together posted 68 runs in the Powerplay and continued p shing KKR bowlers before Varun Chakravarthy got the much-needed breakthrough as he clean bowled set batter Shaw for 51. The Australian batter was then joined by Rishabh Pant and the game went on with the same momentum. In the 13th over, Warner brought up his 51st IPL half-century by hitting Andre Russell for a maximum. In the same over, Russell trapped Pant for 27. After Pant’s dismissal, DC’s innings started to wobble as in the very next over KKR’s experienced bowler S l Narine sent Lalit Yadav back for a mere score of 1. He then dismissed dangerous Rovman Powell cheaply for 6 in the 16th over before he could cause any trouble for KKR bowlers. Warner’s blistering inning come to an end in the 17th over, when he was caught by Ajinkya Rahane at deep mid-wicket off the bowling of Umesh Yadav. Then Axar and Shardul’s quickfire took DC past the 200-run mark. The duo scored unbeaten 39 runs off the last 12 balls. For KKR, Narine scalped two wickets after conceding 21 runs in his four-over quota. Umesh, Chakravarthy and Russell claimed one wicket each. BAV

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