After a few thumping defeats, Delhi Capitals bounced again and thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders by 44 runs on Sunday (April 10), climbing to the sixth place within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 factors desk. It should be famous that KKR had been on a roll earlier than this conflict, clinching three of their first 4 video games. Nonetheless, they regarded utterly down and out in opposition to Rishabh Pant’s group and suffered a giant defeat.
One of many chief architects of DC’s triumph was opener Prithvi Shaw, who went after the bowlers from the outset. The pocket-sized dynamo performed some pleasant pictures all around the park because the likes of Umesh Yadav and Pat Cummins endured a tough time in opposition to him. The younger dasher finally fell prey to Varun Chakravarthy however solely after scoring 51 off 29 deliveries.
Prithvi Shaw can change the sport within the powerplay: Shreyas Iyer
With Shaw smashing one boundary after one other, KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer was left clueless over the sphere placements. Shreyas admitted the identical after the sport whereas lauding the younger opener for his stellar knock.
“Prithvi Shaw is a kind of batsman who can change the sport within the powerplay. I’ve performed with him earlier than, clearly. He hits the great pictures and whilst a captain, I can’t work out methods to set the sphere for him,” Shreyas stated within the post-match press convention.
The 27-year-old additional said Shaw tends to be watchful in opposition to the spinners. Therefore, he introduced Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine into the assault to limit him. “Prithvi is somebody who doesn’t go actually massive in opposition to spinners. Since he obtained a very good begin, I attempted to limit the momentum that they obtained. I believed Varun and Sunil are actually skilled bowlers, they usually may have restricted at that time of time and provides us a superb maintain,” stated Shreyas.
In the meantime, KKR at the moment are second within the factors desk with three wins in 5 video games. They’ll subsequent meet Sunrisers Hyderabad on the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday (April 15).