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IPL 2024 Match 47: Kolkata Knight Riders Defeated Delhi Capitals

After the excellent performance of the bowlers led by Varun Chakraborty, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Delhi Capitals in a one-sided match, thanks to a brilliant half-century by Phil Salt. Batting first after winning the toss at Eden Gardens, Delhi Capitals could score only 153 runs losing nine wickets. Later, Kolkata achieved this target with seven wickets remaining in 21 balls. Captain Shreyas Iyer returned unbeaten after scoring 33 runs in 23 balls and Venkatesh Iyer returned unbeaten after scoring 26 runs in 23 balls. The credit for Kolkata's victory goes to its bowlers, who brought Delhi to its knees.

With this win, Kolkata Knight Riders gained two important points. Now KKR has 12 points with six wins in nine matches, its net run rate is also good. In such a situation, even two wins in the remaining five matches will get them a ticket for the playoffs. The situation in Kolkata is much better than other teams. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals is stuck at number 10 with its sixth defeat in 11 matches.

English opener Phil Salt, who is in excellent form, gave a strong start to KKR in this match like every match. Together with Sunin Narine added 79 runs in 6.1 overs. Even though Sunil Narine, who took one wicket for just 24 runs in bowling, was out in this match after scoring 15 runs in 10 balls, Phil Salt's beating continued. This right-handed batsman scored his fourth half-century of the season. He was out after scoring 68 runs in just 33 balls. Akshar Patel clean bowled him in the ninth over, but by then KKR's score was 96 runs.

Mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty may have looked colorless this season, but he played an important role in the victory against Delhi Capitals. Three important wickets were taken while giving only 16 runs in the quota of four overs. Chakraborty dismissed Delhi captain Rishabh Pant for 27 runs, Tristan Stubbs, the hero of the last match, for four runs and the young explosive batsman Kumar Kushagra, bought for Rs 7.2 crore, for just one run.

Delhi Capitals lost wickets at regular intervals and there was no major partnership from the team. Kuldeep Yadav (35 not out in 26 balls, five fours, one six), who came to bat at number nine, was the top scorer for Delhi, while apart from him, captain Rishabh Pant (27 runs in 20 balls, two fours, one six) was the only scorer with 20 runs. Could cross the figure. Prithvi Shaw (13), Jake Fraser-McGurk (12), Shai Hope (06), Abhishek Porel (18) failed.

Varun Chakraborty bowled killer spells like three wickets for 16 runs, Harshit Rana two wickets for 28 runs and Vaibhav Arora two wickets for 29 runs. Sunil Narine (one wicket for 24 runs) and Mitchell Starc (one wicket for 43 runs) also took one wicket each.