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KKR vs DC - 29 APR 2024 - KKR won by 7 wickets against DC at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

IPL 2024: KKR vs DC – Kolkata Knight Riders Won By 7 Wickets

In the heart of Kolkata, the iconic Eden Gardens set the stage for the 47th match of the IPL 2024 season, featuring a riveting clash between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals (KKR vs DC).

The evening of April 29 saw a spectacular display of cricket, with KKR emerging victorious by 7 wickets.

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

KKR vs DC: Head-To-Head in IPL

32 matches played between the KKR vs DC. Kolkata Knight Riders has won 17 matches while Delhi Capitals has won 15 matches.

Toss Moment

KKR vs DC - 29 APR 2024 - Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer at Toss Moment.
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Winning the toss, DC elected to bat, setting the scene for an exciting first innings.

“We’ll bat first. We Would like to put a total on the board. The wicket seems to be on the slower side. Prithvi Shaw comes back, and Kumar Kushagra misses out. Rasikh Dar starts in place of Mukesh I guess. We always talk about taking one game at a time.”

Rishabh Pant, DC Skipper

“We were looking to field first. Were having a chat and Rishabh he said ‘We’re looking to bat’ and I said we’re looking to field. We’re trying to keep things as simple as possible.
When you lose a game like that, scoring 260, it’s easy for people to go away from each other and backbite. The idea is to keep everyone together. Mitchell Starc and Vaibhav Arora are back.”

Shreyas Iyer, KKR Skipper

KKR vs DC: First Innings

Delhi Capitals Batting

KKR vs DC - 29 APR 2024 - Kuldeep Yadav scored 35* (26) with five 4s and one 6s.
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Kuldeep Yadav leading the charge, remaining unbeaten at 35 runs off 26 balls, including five 4s and a 6.
Rishabh Pant contributed a quick 27 runs, while Abishek Porel and Axar Patel added 18 and 15 runs, respectively.

Prithvi Shaw and Jake Fraser-Mcgurk also made brief but impactful contributions.

Kolkata Knight Riders Bowling

KKR vs DC - 29 APR 2024 - Varun Chakaravarthy 3/16 (4). He took Rishabh Pant, Tristan Stubbs and Kumar Kushagra's wickets.
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KKR’s bowlers, however, had other plans. Varun Chakaravarthy’s exceptional spell of 3/16 in 4 overs dismantled DC’s top order, earning him the Man of the Match title.

Harshit Rana and Vaibhav Arora supported well, taking two wickets each and maintaining pressure throughout.

Sunil Narine and Mitchell Starc also chipped in with crucial wickets, restricting DC to 153 runs in 20 overs.

KKR vs DC: Second Innings

Kolkata Knight Riders Batting

KKR vs DC - 29 APR 2024 - Phil Salt scored 68 (33) with seven 4s and five 6s.
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The second innings saw KKR’s batsmen rise to the occasion, with Phil Salt’s explosive 68 off 33 balls setting the pace for the chase.

Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer played anchor roles, scoring 33* and 26* runs, respectively.

Sunil Narine’s quick 15 and Rinku Singh’s 11 further propelled KKR towards the target.

Delhi Capitals Bowling

KKR vs DC - 29 APR 2024 - Lizaad Williams 1/38 (3). He took Rinku Singh's wicket.
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DC’s bowlers, particularly Axar Patel, who took 2/25 in 4 overs, tried to stem the flow of runs, but KKR’s batting prowess proved too strong.

Lizaad Williams managed to claim a wicket, but KKR comfortably reached the target of 154 runs in just 16.3 overs.

Man of the Match

Varun Chakaravarthy’s exceptional spell of 3/16 in 4 overs dismantled DC’s top order, earning him the Man of the Match title.

KKR vs DC - 29 APR 2024 - Varun Chakaravarthy is the Man of the Match.
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“Yes the wicket was holding up a little and it did turn a lot more in the second innings. I feel the ball where the catch was dropped was a better delivery, the ball that got me the wicket can be a six on any other ground. That has been the feature of this year’s IPL, it has become a game of very small margins for the bowler. I personally enjoyed the wicket of Stubbs more. The support staff has played a huge role in my development as a player.”

Varun Chakaravarthy, Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR’s win was a testament to their balanced performance in both batting and bowling departments.
Varun Chakaravarthy’s pivotal role in dismantling DC’s batting lineup, coupled with Phil Salt’s aggressive batting, were the highlights of the match.

This victory not only showcased KKR’s strategic prowess but also solidified their position as formidable contenders in the tournament.