IPL 2019: Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten 97 helps Delhi Capitals defeat Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets


Shikhar Dhawan`s unbeaten 97 helped Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Eden Gardens on Friday.

Chasing a moderate target of 179, Delhi openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan got off to a good start. Kolkata pulled things back as Prasidh Krishna dismissed Shaw caught behind for 14 with Andre Russell further getting rid of Shreyas Iyer cheaply for six.

However, Delhi recovered in time with Dhawan, who registered his 34th half-century in the league, and Rishabh Pant, adding 105 runs for the third wicket, to inch closer towards victory.
Kolkata tried to tilt the game in their favour as Nitish Rana dismissed a settled Rishabh Pant for 46. However, Dhawan continued to attack despite his dismissal.

Ingram finished the clash with a six off Chawla, taking Delhi over the line but leaving Dhawan, who surpassed his previous record of 95 not out against the Kings XI Punjab, stranded on 97.

Earlier, put in to bat, a quick 45 from Russell and Shubman Gill`s well compiled 65 lifted Kolkata to 178/7.

Carrying the momentum after beating RCB in the last game, Delhi started with a wicket-maiden over as Ishant Sharma struck early dismissing Joe Denly, who replaced Chris Lynn, for a golden duck.