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Delhi Capitals 25/0 (2.2 Ovs)
Dhawan 11 (8)
Kolkata Knight Riders 178/7
Delhi Capitals need 154 runs
Alright then, Prasidh Krishna to bowl. Dhawan and Shaw out to open ...
KKR END WITH 178
Russell's late blitz has given KKR a fighting score after Gill's half-century. The wicket of Russell and Gill came just at the right time for DC and they have managed to keep the hosts to a par score. KKR struggled at the middle period. Gill and Rana scored 30 off 26 and that hampered the side a bit.
Morris gets the low full toss in from around the wicket. Smashed straight to deep point. He falls for a 21-ball 45. KKR have 161 on the board and will be eyeing at least 180.
RUSSELL VS RABADA 2.0
Ponting had stressed they are saving Rabada for Russell. This is how the second bout went - 6, 2, 6, 1, 1 (Brathwaite) and dot ball.
KKR have 160 for 5 after 18 overs.
RUSSELL VS RABADA
A six and a four and Russell collects 12 from the Rabada the 16th over.
Rabada doesn't even celebrate. Karthik did the job for him. Full and on the pads. Flicked straight to deep fine leg. KKR are now wobbling after the Gill fifty. Everything depending on Russell now.
KKR 122 for 5
On the pads and clipped straight to short fine leg. Not the best of the shots but he's unlucky to find that fielder. Keemo Paul gets the wicket. He smashed 65 off 39 and put KKR in a good position to go big in the last few overs.
KKR 115 for 4
Six and out. Morris banged it in short and was pulled over midwicket. Follows it up with a yorker and Rana made room to hit through the off side. Doesn't connect and losses his stumps.
KKR 93 for 3
50 FOR GILL
His second in IPL. The last one came at the same venue last year against CSK. He's kept the score moving but needs to go big. KKR are scoring at just over seven at the moment on a batting track. They need at least 180 to challenge DC.
KKR 87 for 2
The struggle ends. Rabada follows up the yorker with a bouncer. Uthappa wanted to pull that one but was beaten for pace. Gloves it to the keeper and Pant takes a good catch.
KKR 63 for 2
Steady progress from Uthappa and Gill. They've batted well after the early blow and are looking to build a solid foundation for the middle-order.
KKR 41 for 1
WHAT. A. START
Swing and movement. Superb first delivery from Ishant. Swing in and then nipped in to beat the defence of Denly. Stumps shattered and his debut doesn't start too well.
KKR 0 for 1
Delhi Capitals bowlers with a wicket off the first ball of an IPL match
Dirk Nannes (J Kallis) DD v RCB (Pt Elizabeth) 2009
Dirk Nannes (S Jayasuriya) DD v MI (Centurion) 2009
Mohd Shami (J Kallis) DD v KKR (Dubai) 2014
Ishant Sharma (Joe Denly) DCp v KKR (Kolkata) 2019
Alright then, Denly and Gill walk out to open, Ishant to start will start with the ball ...
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Joe Denly, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma
TOSS - DC have won the toss and will field first.
KKR bring in Denly, Ferguson and Brathwaite; DC replace Lamichhane with Keemo Paul
After the disappointing show in Chennai, KKR batsmen will breathe easy with a batting friendly track ahead of them. Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine have, as a pair, failed to provide the starts they are capable of, leaving the middle order with much of the catching up to do. Nitish Rana teed off in the first two games, but has been relatively sedate since, as has Robin Uthappa.
Hello and welcome to the live blog of the IPL 2019 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals in Kolkata. KKR are at No. 2 while DC are looking for a win to break into top four. The last time these two sides met, they played a thriller that went into the Super Over and the fans can expect another cracking contest.
Russell threat looms large over DC but they have Rabada to bank on. KKR bowlers are struggling and the DC batsmen will try to cash on that. Stay tuned for more updates ...