DC vs KKR IPL 2021 25th Match Highlights – Apr 29

Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Highlights today Thursday, 29-04-2021 – 25th Match (N), Indian Premier League season 14th from Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad.

DC won the toss and chose to bowl first.

Pant: In the second innings, there might be dew. Last game we thought there would be dew, but it didn’t come. One change: Mishra has a shoulder injury and Lalit is back.
Morgan: Obviously, would have liked to chase. Ultimately, we need to play well and momentum will be big here and in the coming games in Ahmedabad. It’s nice to get some runs under the belt albeit some small contribution. We haven’t made any changes and it looks our strongest XI on paper right now.

IPL 2021 Points Table

Delhi Capitals team: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant (capt&wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan.
Kolkata Knight Riders team: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (capt), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun CV.

Post match presentation

Morgan: Yeah, very disappointed. We were quite slow off the blocks, and lost wickets in the middle. Andre got us to 150, but we were slow with the ball again. Throughout the tournament so far we’ve struggled to combine batting and bowling in one match. He (Cummins) has been bowled earlier with the new ball (last season).

Mavi bowled four on the trot last game and bowled well. Moving forward, we need our big-name players to get into the action. You need to be honest and realistic. Otherwise, you are doing a disservice to the guys in the change room. Hopefully, we can turn things around. We have a huge amount of talent, but talent only gets you so far. You need to turn it into performance, which we haven’t done.

Pant: I was just telling Shaw to play the normal game. In the end, we were trying to get the run-rate up. Yeah, in this kind of match, we can afford to think about the net run-rate because the match was done by the 12-13th over. We just tell everyone to enjoy the cricket and do what they can best. I think Lalit is an allrounder. He hasn’t got enough chances with the bat. Last match we lost by just one run. We just told them not to change our process. If you trust the process, you get the result.

Shaw, Player of the Match:

I wasn’t thinking anything, to be honest. I was just waiting for the loose ball. I knew where Shivam will bowl to me – we’ve played [age-group] together for four-five years. Yes, I was prepared for the short ball. I thought one will come at the helmet, but he didn’t bowl. I felt on this wicket, especially when the spinner was bowling, it was stopping a bit and naturally, it was going over the offside.

So, I was waiting for them to bowl at me on-off or outside off so that I can free my hands. When I think I’m in good touch and I don’t think about the score anymore. When I’m batting, I don’t care about myself, I just want my team to win. No, we haven’t spoken yet, but if I get a chance I will speak to Viru [Virender Sehwag] sir. I feel my dad has supported me after I got dropped from Australia. He just told me to play my natural game. All those words set a target for me and I worked hard for myself. In cricket, the graph will go up and down for sure.

Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – Anil Chaudhary, Yeshwant Barde
TV Umpires – Anil Dandekar
Match Referee – Prakash Bhatt
Reserve Umpire – Navdeep Singh
Match number – IPL Season 14th 25th Match