In a disappointing outing for the Kolkata Knight Riders, they were handed a crushing defeat by the Delhi Capitals who secured their maiden win of the tournament. It was a shambolic batting display from the Kolkata Knights as they were skittled out for 127.
Jason Roy was only the hero of KKR’s batting where he would go onto score 43 from 39 balls while Andre Russell played an out-of-character knock with a 31-ball-38 as the Knights kept on trembling in front of a rampant Delhi Capitals in the context of the game.
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Axar Patel registered figures of 2 for 13, while Kuldeep Yadav claimed figures of 2 for 19 but the showstopper for Delhi was none other than the one and only Ishant Sharma who registered figures of 2 for 19 from his 4 overs.
David Warner started the campaign on a great note as he hammered 57 from 41 balls while Manish Pandey did try to drop an anchor at the other end but at the end of it all it was Axar Patel who sealed the fate of the game with a well-constructed 19 from just 22 ball but he stayed unbeaten in the end to cross the finish line for the first time in the game and that too at the expense of Kolkata Knight Riders.
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This is what Yuvraj Singh had to say about Rinku Singh’s approach for Andre Russell
As Kolkata’s tail-end was in action against Delhi Capitals where Rinku Singh and Mandeep Singh were handed over the responsibility of steering the innings in their favour, they went horribly south that somehow piled further pressure on Andre Russell who tried his very best to help the Knights towards a decent total.
Yuvraj Singh was furious at the fact that Rinku Singh lacked the basic knowledge to rotate the strikes and thought that he could do all by himself wherein Andre Russell was right there in front of him. Yuvraj said, “Not happy with @mandeep and @rinkusingh235 approach in this situation Not matter how high your on confidence u got too cut out the risk to create a partnership when wickts are falling Need to stick to one-day mindset till the 15th. Caus u have @Russell12A Comin at the end #kkrvsdel.”