20 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 135/9 (60 runs required, RR: 6.75)

  • Ravichandran Ashwin14 (13b)
  • Anrich Nortje0 (0b)
  • Lockie Ferguson4-0-30-1
  • Pat Cummins4-0-17-3

That ends this game's offerings but the other one is on a tab near you. KKR have given themselves breathing space, and later tonight they will know who their main rival for the qualifying spots is. Thanks for joining us

Varun C, the Man of the Match: "This is surreal. The last few games I didn't get wickets. I wanted to get one or two today, but thank god I got five. I enjoyed Shreyas Iyer's wicket the most. I was bowling to the shorter boundary so I had to attack the stumps. I want to thank my mother Hema Malini, father Vinoth Chakravarathy and fiancée Neha. And all my physios. Around 2015 when I was not making much money as an architect, I thought I will try something else when I wasn't able to meet my needs."

Eoin Morgan: "We had had a nice couple of days to reflect on things. In such a compact tournament, it can be easy to get caught up. Great of Sunil to come back and play as a proper allrounder. And Nitish Rana and him adding all the runs. The decision to bat Narine there is all the coach. He likes to play his cards. It is all Brendon. Given the nature of the tournament, it is not a tournament where sides get 100 in top 10. You need a longer batting line-up than a strong one. That is why I am batting lower. Varun is such a humble guy. he just goes about his work. Throughout the tournament, he has been our standout performer."

Shreyas Iyer: "Looking at the start, we should have put a lot of pressure on them and gone for wickets. But the way they batted, especially how Sunil Narine went after us. We could have executed the plans better. I think they chose the bowlers to go after really well. They were really good in shot selection. They outplayed us in pretty much every department. Kudos t their approach and mindset. You need an amazing start when chasing 190. Losing two wickets in the Powerplay puts a lot of prssure on the others. We need to play with freedom and not have a survival mindset. Obviously we are disappointed with the loss, but I am glad it is happening at this point of time. There are a lot of learnings from this game."


Big big win. Big turnaround for KKR. Breathing space for them. DC, not yet assured of qualification but aiming at a top two finish, now looking away from that top of the table. And eight overs into the contest, it looked like a familiar tale. Then came together two guys going through personal turmoil. Rana had lost his father-in-law yesterday. Narine had had questions again against his action. And also injury issues. They came together, and exposed a tactically poor day for DC. First of all they had not bounced Rana at all. Now they gave spin to Narine. Both loved it. And then DC were too slow to go to their big fast overs. Narine and Rana absolutely plundered spin and military medium stuff. In 9.2 overs, they added 115 runs, getting better of their personal struggles

Then Cummins finally turned a corner after bowling really well for long durations for no wickets. Today he took one first ball, and then bowled a peach to Dhawan. It was followed by the continued struggle of Rishabh Pant. And the pressure was enough for the wily Varun C to come in and sweep up the chips. The first five-for of the season

Ferguson to Ashwin, no run, quick short ball, gets the bottom edge to short third man. Ashwin has the right idea. He wants the single. Nortje sends him back

Anrich Nortje comes out

Ferguson to Deshpande, OUT, and a length ball produces another catch at long-on. This is just a languid hit, which he has timed well enough to carry it all the way to the fence. DC could still be bowled out

TU Deshpande c Morgan b Ferguson 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Ferguson to Ashwin, 1 run, yorker now, dug out for a single to long-on
Ferguson to Ashwin, no run, slower bouncer, outside off, beaten on the ramp. He wants the wide call but doesn't get it
Ferguson to Deshpande, 1 run, slower ball, on a length, he opens the face for a single

Over the wicket to Deshpande

Ferguson to Ashwin, 1 run, low full toss, squeezed out to deep cover for one

Ferguson will bowl the last over of the match

Akhilesh: "Serious respect for Sunil Narine. The way the man reinvents himself to perform continuously,....very deserving of the 'legend' status around his name."

19 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 132/8 (63 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.94, RRR: 63.00)

  • Tushar Deshpande0 (1b)
  • Ravichandran Ashwin12 (9b)
  • Pat Cummins4-0-17-3
  • Varun Chakravarthy4-0-20-5

Between Cummins and Varun: 8-0-37-8

Cummins to Deshpande, no run, yorker, on the spot, dug out back to him

Tushar Deshpande comes in. Another left-hand bat

Cummins to Rabada, OUT, length ball, into the pads, and Cummins has got another wicket. Not the best ball to get a wicket with but he has bowled quite a few good ones in the previous games for no rewards in the last column. This has been hit straight down the throat of long-on

K Rabada c Tripathi b Cummins 9 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

Cummins to Rabada, no run, slower wide full ball as Rabada backs away. Another dot
Cummins to Rabada, no run, low full toss, nearly a yorker, dug out back to him

Round the wicket to Rabada

Cummins to Ashwin, 1 run, Cummins responds with a near yorker. dug out towards long-on for one
Cummins to Ashwin, FOUR runs, lovely shot but all too late. Driven on top of the bounce, past extra cover, thuds into the fence

Cummins to finish off now

18 | 8 Runs | DC: 127/7 (68 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.05, RRR: 34.00)

  • Ravichandran Ashwin7 (7b)
  • Kagiso Rabada9 (7b)
  • Varun Chakravarthy4-0-20-5
  • Pat Cummins3-0-12-2

4-0-20-5 for Varun. Top spell

Varun to Ashwin, 1 run, nice little hit straight of long-off but not powerful enough
Varun to Rabada, 1 run, wrong'un, swept away to deep midwicket. Straight of him
Varun to Rabada, no run, full, dipping, nearly a yorker, dug out back to him

Back over the wicket

Varun to Rabada, FOUR runs, excellent shot. Picks the offbreak, goes down on a knee, and hits him straight of long-off

Round the wicket

Varun to Ashwin, 1 run, he sweeps, but straight to deep square leg for one

Shorter leg-side boundary for Ashwin

Varun to Rabada, 1 run, wrong'un, on a length, Rabada pushes it into the leg side for one

Varun will get one ore over for sure. yes he will. Can he add to his five?

17 | 7 Runs | DC: 119/7 (76 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 25.33)

  • Ravichandran Ashwin5 (5b)
  • Kagiso Rabada3 (3b)
  • Pat Cummins3-0-12-2
  • Varun Chakravarthy3-0-12-5
Cummins to Ashwin, FOUR runs, Ashwin moves across his wicket to pull this shortish ball past midwicket and all the way to the midwicket fence. Along the ground
Cummins to Rabada, 1 run, hit in the air but it falls short of mid-off. Early into his push. Takes the tight single
Cummins to Ashwin, 1 run, looking for yorker, gives him the low full toss, driven to deep cover
Cummins to Ashwin, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched to cover
Cummins to Ashwin, no run, extra bounce from short of a length, and beats Ashwin's attempt at the late-cut

Over the wicket now

Cummins to Rabada, 1 run, on a length, angling in, hits the bat high

This will be a big NRR blip for DC. Cummins is back. Round the wicket to Rabada

16 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | DC: 112/7 (83 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 20.75)

  • Ravichandran Ashwin0 (1b)
  • Kagiso Rabada1 (1b)
  • Varun Chakravarthy3-0-12-5
  • Sunil Narine4-0-37-0
Varun to Ashwin, no run, quick length ball, Ashwin opens the face, can't beat short third man

Ashwin is the new man in

Capitals 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0S DhawanAM Rahane
2nd13S DhawanSS Iyer
3rd63SS IyerRR Pant
4th19SS IyerSO Hetmyer
5th0MP StoinisSS Iyer
6th15MP StoinisAR Patel
7th2K RabadaAR Patel
8th20R AshwinK Rabada
9th3R AshwinTU Deshpande
10th0R AshwinA Nortje