IPL 2024: Kolkata Knight Riders thrash Delhi Capitals by 106 runs

Kolkata Knight Riders tharshed Delhi Capitals by 106 runs in the crucial IPL 2024 clash at Visakhapatnam, ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Batting first KKR post an remarkable target of 273 runs. Delhi Capitals were all out for 166 in 17.2 overs.

KKR opener Sunil Narine blasted 85 runs in a mere 39 balls with 7 sixes and 7 fours. Then young Angkrish Raghuvanshi struck half-century, 54 off 27 balls. Russell power also was on show with 41 off 19 balls. Rinku Singh added finishing touch with 26 off 8 balls to power Kolkata Knight Riders to an imposing 272 for seven. KKR batters crushed DC bowlers maintaining KKR’s dominance through the innings. It is their highest ever score in IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders hammered 18 sixes and 28 fours.

In response, Delhi Capitals faltered under the pressure of the mammoth target. They were reduced to 33/4 in the powerplay. Then skipper Rishabh Pant hammered 55 in 25 balls while Tristan Stubbs sizzled with 54 in 32 deliveries. Rishabh scored his second consecutive half century. But once their 93-run stand broken, DC kept losing wickets. DC folded for 166 in 17.2 overs to suffer their third loss of the season. Starc picked his first two wickets of IPL 2024, Arora impressed with his three, and Chakravarthy also picked three wickets. First-time KKR has won their first three matches in an IPL season.

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