Live IPL 2021 Score, KKR vs DC: Kolkata Knight Riders Lose Crucial Wickets vs Delhi Capitals, Target 128

KKR vs DC IPL Score: DC’s Kagiso Rabada bowled a wicket-maiden to spring life into the game.© BCCI/IPL

Delhi Capitals’ (DC) bowlers sprung life into the game as they jolted Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with crucial blows in the middle overs during the run-chase in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in UAE. KKR started brightly but soon lost opener Venkatesh Iyer and Rahul Tripathi along with Shubman Gill in the 128-run run-chase. DC were restricted to 127/9 in their 20 overs by KKR after being asked to bat first. KKR bowlers started strongly and put a lid on DC’s scoring through regular wickets. Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson and Venkatesh Iyer all chipped in with wickets as Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Steve Smith and even Rishabh Pant struggled to get going. Earlier, KKR made two changes, bringing in Tim Southee and Sandeep Warrier in place of Andre Russell and Prasidh Kirishna. DC replaced Prithvi Shaw with Steve Smith in the final XI. After enduring a disappointing end to a last-ball thriller against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), KKR will look to start afresh against an in-form DC team. Despite fighting toe-to-toe against MS Dhoni’s team, KKR ended on the wrong side of the result which put them on the fourth spot in the IPL 2021 points table. DC, on the other hand, secured a comfortable win against Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 33 runs and will be looking to confirm a place in the playoffs. (Live Scorecard)

IPL 2021 Live Score Updates Between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals, straight from the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in United Arab Emirates

  • 18:35 (IST)

    KKR Need Partnership !

    Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana hold key for KKR who desperately need a partnership to get going again

    KKR 76/4 after 13 overs

  • 18:27 (IST)

    Wicket !

    R Ashwin gets the prized wicket of KKR skipper Eoin Morgan for a duck

    KKR 67/4 after 11.2 overs

  • 18:25 (IST)

    Wicket !

    Shubman Gill departs for 30 runs as Kagiso Rabada bowls a wicket-maiden in his first over to spring life into the game

    KKR 67/3 after 11 overs

  • 18:12 (IST)

    Decent Start For KKR !

    Ashwin bowls a good over as KKR keep it low going into the middle overs

    KKR 63/2 after 9 overs

  • 18:06 (IST)

    Six !

    Gill hits a superb six off Ashwin as he continues to make a statement

    KKR 52/2 after 7 overs

  • 18:01 (IST)

    Wicket !

    Avesh Khan gets Rahul Tripathi for nine runs as DC rock KKR again

    KKR 43/2 after 5.5 overs

  • 17:56 (IST)

    Six !

    Rahul Tripathi opens with a six off Yadav on the first ball

    KKR 34/1 after 4.4 overs

  • 17:55 (IST)

    Wicket !

    Lalit Yadav dismisses V. Iyer in his first over as DC get the crucial breakthrough

    KKR 28/1 after 4.3 overs

  • 17:44 (IST)

    Six !

    Gill hits Axar for a 90-metre six in his first over as KKR are off to a confident start

    KKR 15/0 after 1.2 overs

  • 17:41 (IST)

    Twin Fours !

    V. Iyer drives through the covers and then pulls the next ball for two boundaries in a row off Nortje

    KKR 9/0 after 1 over

  • 17:37 (IST)

    KKR Innings Begins !

    Openers Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill are in the middle for the run-chase

    Anrich Nortje starts proceedings

    KKR 1/0 after 0.1 overs

  • 17:22 (IST)

    DC Score 127/9 !

    DC end at 127/9 after 20 overs

    Kolkata Knight Riders started well after captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to field first against Delhi Capitals


    Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer departed in quick succession early on as KKR bowlers Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Venkatesh Iyer put a lid on the scoring


    KKR struck crucial blows as DC batting line-up crumbled under pressure in the middle overs, getting reduced to 127/9 in 20 overs

    DC didn’t hit a single six today

  • 17:20 (IST)

    Wicket !

    Rishabh Pant gets run-out from a great throw by Karun Nair

    DC 122/8 after 19.2 overs

  • 17:16 (IST)

    Wicket !

    R Ashwin departs to Southee while trying to take him on

    DC 120/7 after 19.1 overs

  • 17:14 (IST)

    V. Iyers Spell Ends !

    V. Iyer finishes a tremendous spell of four overs for 29 runs and two wickets

    DC 120/6 after 19 overs

  • 17:06 (IST)

    DC Need Boundaries !

    Pant and Ashwin will be looking to unleash big blows if they want to set up a challenging total

    DC 102/6 after 17 overs

  • 16:59 (IST)

    Four !

    R Ashwin starts confidently, hits Iyer’s last ball for a much-needed boundary 

    DC 98/6 after 16 overs

  • 16:55 (IST)

    Wicket !

    V. Iyer is proving his mettle as an all-rounder, takes his 2nd wicket of the match

    Axar is out for duck

    DC 92/6 after 15.3 overs

  • 16:52 (IST)

    Wicket !

    Lalit Yadav is dismissed LBW vs Narine for a duck as DC are in deep trouble now

    DC 89/5 after 14.3 overs

  • 16:42 (IST)

    Wicket !

    Shimron Hetmyer departs while trying to increase scoring rate

    V. Iyer gets the wicket

    DC 88/4 after 13.5 overs

  • 16:40 (IST)

    Four !

    Pant is looking to get DC going with a boundary off Iyer’s first ball of his second over

    DC 85/3 after 13.1 overs

  • 16:34 (IST)

    Wicket !

    Steve Smith departs for 39 runs off 34 balls, gets played-on by a fast delivery by Ferguson

    DC 77/3 after 12.2 overs 

  • 16:31 (IST)

    V Iyer Starts Well !

    Venkatesh Iyer bowls brilliantly, gives away only 3 runs in his first over

    DC 77/2 after 12 overs 

  • 16:27 (IST)

    Pant And Smith Need Partnership !

    DC have reached 73 runs for 2 wickets in 11 overs

    KKR bowlers are keeping it tight and giving nothing away against the likes of Pant and Smith

  • 16:21 (IST)

    Twin Fours !

    Smith shows class as he gets two much-needed boundaries in two balls against Varun Chakaravarthy

    DC 60/2 after 9.2 overs

  • 16:11 (IST)

    KKR Bolwing Tight !

    KKR bowlers have suddenly put a lid on the scoring rate with Smith and skipper Rishabh Pant in the middle

    DC 47/2 after 8 overs

  • 16:06 (IST)

    Wicket !

    KKR has woken up suddenly as DC lose Shreyas Iyer for 1 run

    Narine castles the right hander

    DC 40/2 after 6.2 overs

  • 15:57 (IST)

    Wicket !

    Ferguson gets the crucial breakthrough of Dhawan who departs while trying to up the run-rate in the powerplay

    DC 35/1 after 5 overs

  • 15:55 (IST)

    Four !

    Steve Smith into the act now as he flicks Ferguson for a boundary towards the mid-wicket region

    DC 34/0 after 4.2 overs

  • 15:45 (IST)

    S Dhawan On Song !

    Shikhar Dhawan shows he is the purple cap holder for a reason

    Hits back-to-back boundaries vs Sandeep Warrier in the third over

    DC 22/0 after 3 overs

  • 15:39 (IST)

    Four !

    Southee gets the ball to move as Dhawan edges it towards the first slip for a boundary

    DC 11/0 after 1.4 overs

  • 15:37 (IST)

    Tim Southee Debuts For KKR !

    Tim Southee from the other end as he makes his debut for KKR

    DC 7/0 after 1.2 overs

  • 15:35 (IST)

    Four !

    After four dot balls, Warrier bowls a juicy full toss on Dhwan’s pads

    First boundary of the innings

    DC 5/0 after 0.5 overs

  • 15:31 (IST)

    DC Innings Begin !

    Shikhar Dhawan and Steve Smith are out in the middle

    Sandeep Warrier starts proceedings with a leg-sidish delivery

    DC 1/0 after 0.1 over

  • 15:16 (IST)

    DC XI !

    Here’s how DC final XI looks like for today’s game

  • 15:14 (IST)

  • 15:08 (IST)

    Team Changes In Final XI From Last Game !

    Team Changes


    In: Tim Southee, Sandeep Warrier

    Out: Andre Russell, Prasidh Kirishna


    In: Steve Smith

    Out: Prithvi Shaw

  • 15:01 (IST)

    KKR Win Toss, Opt To Bowl

    KKR captain Eoin Morgan has won the toss and decided to bowl first against DC

  • 14:36 (IST)

    DC Bowling Coach James Hopes Speaks !

    DC’s bowling coach James hopes said that he was really happy to see the bowling click as a unit and that every bowler has executed their plans perfectly so far in IPL 2021

  • 14:32 (IST)

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