IPL 2024: DC vs KKR - Kolkata Knight Riders Won By 106 Runs

IPL 2024: DC vs KKR – Kolkata Knight Riders Won By 106 Runs

In the electrifying atmosphere of ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam, the 16th match of the IPL 2024 season unfolded between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders (DC vs KKR). KKR, winning the toss and opting to bat, set the stage for a high-scoring encounter.

Let check out DC vs KKR head to head in the IPL.

Venue: ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium

31 games played between the DC vs KKR. Delhi Capitals has won 15 games while Kolkata Knight Riders has won 16 games.

Toss Moments

Kolkata Knight Riders, after winning the toss, chose to take the offensive by batting first.

“We’ve decided to take the bat first today. Upon arrival, it was clear that the pitch presented an excellent batting opportunity. Moreover, we observed significant changes in the pitch behavior during the last game, prompting our decision to bat first.
My tenure with Delhi was exceptional, and now, being with Kolkata, I’ve received immense support from both the staff and management. I’m really looking forward to the game tonight.
Truthfully, cricket is unpredictable; anything can happen on any given day. Each team poses unique challenges, making it crucial to remain focused and perform our best every time we step onto the field. We’ve strategically adjusted our lineup, promoting Sunil to bat in the powerplay. His task is to aggressively take on the bowlers, a role he clearly understands. Similarly, every other player knows their importance. They’re aware they’re champions in their own right, and the importance of adhering to their roles cannot be overstated.”

Shreyas Iyer, KKR Skipper

“We would have chosen to bat first as well, since the pitch might turn slower in the second innings. But, we’re not too worried about that. It’s great to be back with the team. We’re not looking too far ahead, just taking things as they come. The bowlers really stepped up during the Powerplay, and we came together well as a team. Our batting needs to pick up a bit too. After some discussion, we felt Prithvi Shaw wasn’t at his best to start the tournament.
We’re making one change for today’s match. Mukesh Kumar is out with an injury, and Sumit Kumar will take his place.”

Rishab Pant, DC Skipper

First Innings

KKR’s First Innings: A Display of Power Hitting

KKR’s innings was a spectacle of aggressive batting. Sunil Narine, the star of the show, blazed his way to 85 off just 39 balls, including seven boundaries and an equal number of sixes.

Young talent Angkrish Raghuvanshi supported well with a swift 54 from 27 balls.

Andre Russell’s quickfire 41 off 19 balls and contributions from Phil Salt, Shreyas Iyer, and Rinku Singh propelled KKR to a mammoth total of 272 for 7.

DC’s Bowling Effort

DC’s bowlers had a challenging day, with Anrich Nortje picking up three wickets but conceding 59 runs.

Ishant Sharma managed to claim two scalps, and Mitchell Marsh took one, but they couldn’t stem the flow of runs.

Second Innings

DC’s Chase: A Valiant Effort

In response, DC’s captain Rishabh Pant fought valiantly, scoring a rapid 55 from 25 balls. Tristan Stubbs also shone with a well-made 54.

However, the rest of the batting lineup couldn’t keep up with the required run rate, and DC was restricted to 166 all out in 17.2 overs.

KKR’s Bowling Dominance

KKR’s bowlers were on target, with Vaibhav Arora and V Chakaravarthy taking three wickets each.

Mitchell Starc’s pace was too hot to handle as he claimed two wickets, and Sunil Narine and Andre Russell chipped in with one wicket each.

The Victory Margin

KKR’s comprehensive performance with both bat and ball saw them win the match by a staggering 106 runs, marking a dominant display in the tournament.

Man of the Match

Sunil Narine Sunil Narine’s all-round brilliance earned him the Man of the Match award. His explosive batting and economical bowling were pivotal in KKR’s victory.

KKR’s Commanding Win The match was a testament to KKR’s strength in the tournament, as they outplayed DC in all departments.

The magic moments were many, but Narine’s innings and Arora’s bowling stood out, etching this match in the memories of cricket fans. KKR’s win by 106 runs was a statement of intent for the rest of the IPL season.