Thursday, March 30, 2023

Karthik and Duminy end DD’s drought

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After losing the first game quite convincingly against RCB there must be a feeling that DD has done nothing right to ensure that their fortune gets a turn around, but then it had to turn around in style as they managed to chase down a good total of 166 set by KKR. DD tasted the sweet taste of victory after 7 matches. Thanks to their ‘acting’ captain Dinesh Karthik who was on the course right from the first ball and the new entrant JP Duminy. KKR on the other hand would feel that they have hardly done anything wrong, but yet they lost the game. Perhaps the only wrong thing they did was to score 10 runs less which might have tilted the result on their side.

IPL 7 | Match 6 | KKR Vs DD

JP Duminy and Coulter-Nile celebrate DD win

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Toss: KKR and elected bat first

Playing XIs:

KKR: Jacques Kallis, Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, R Vinay Kumar, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel

DD: Murali Vijay, Mayank Agarwal, Dinesh Karthik, Ross Taylor, Jean Paul Duminy, Manoj Tiwari, Jimmy Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat

Mini Score Card

KKR 166/5 (20) Run rate: 8.30

Robin Uthappa 55 (41) | Nathan Coulter-Nile 2/27 (4)

Manish Pandey 48 (42) | Jaydev Unadkat 1/25 (4)

DD 167/6 (19.3)

Dinesh Karthik 56 (40) | Morne Morkel 2/41 (4)

Jean Paul Duminy 52* (35) | Sunil Narine 1/18 (4)

Result: DD won by 4 wickets

Points: DD 2 (2) , KKR 0 (2)

Man of the match: Jean Paul Duminy (DD)

Umpires: Aleem Dar | Vineet Kulkarni | AK Chaudhary (3rd) | K Srinivasan (Reserve)

Match Referee: Graeme Labrooy

How they played the game

Powerplay: KKR 31 runs, 2 wickets | DD 49 runs, 2 wickets

First 50 runs: KKR 48 balls | DD 37 balls

50-100 runs: KKR 37 balls | DD 39 balls

100-150 runs: KKR 26 balls | DD 31 balls

Best Partnership

KKR – 3rd wicket 64 runs off 56 balls between Pandey 45 (37) and Uthappa 15 (19)

DD – 4th wicket 58 runs off 45 balls between Karthik 31 (23) and Duminy 24* (22)

Fours and SIXES

KKR – 16 Fours (6 by Uthappa, 5 by Pandey, 2 each by Shakib and Yadav and 1 by Pathan) | 2 SIXES (1 each by Uthappa and Shakib)

DD – 13 Fours (5 by Karthik, 3 each by Agarwal and Duminy and 1 each by Taylor and Tiwari) | 6 SIXES (3 by Duminy, 2 by Karthik and 1 by Neesham)

Important facts about the match

  • This was DD’s first win after 7 consecutive losses in the IPL.
  • Jacques Kallis’ ninth duck is the most by any player in the IPL.

In the PIC: JP Duminy and Coulter-Nile celebrate DD win

Picture Courtesy: ESPN-Cricinfo 

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