IPL 2020: Twitter reactions – Nitish Rana, Varun Chakravarthy guide KKR to 59 run victory over DC

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Nitish Rana, Varun Chakravarthy (Image Source: Iplt20)
  • Nitish Rana scored his second half-century in IPL 2020 on Saturday.

  • KKR registered their sixth victory of the season.

In the 42nd match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by 59 runs at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.


Chasing a mammoth target of 195, DC had a dreadful start as they lost opener Ajinkya Rahane for a golden duck. Soon, DC lost Shikhar Dhawan for 6 runs. KKR pacer Pat Cummins picked up both the wickets.

Then, DC skipper Shreyas Iyer (45) and Rishabh Pant (27) tried to stabilize the innings. The pair added a 63-run stand for the third wicket before Varun Chakravarthy dismissed Pant.


Chakravarthy completely changed the scenarios for his side as he bagged four more wickets in quick succession to take the game away from Capitals.

DC witnessed a collapse in their difficult chase. From 76/3 in 11.2 overs, the Capitals were reduced to 112/7 in 15.5 overs.

In the end, DC could only reach 135/9, losing the contest by 59 runs.


Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine power KKR to 194/6

Earlier, Nitish Rana was promoted to open the innings along with Shubman Gill. The move did wonders for KKR as Rana came out all guns blazing with a whirlwind 81 off 53 balls. The 26-year-old smashed 13 fours and one six during his scintillating knock.

Apart from Rana, Sunil Narine also shined with the willow as he scored a 32-ball 64 to propel Knight Riders to a commanding 194/6. The left-handed duo put together a 115-run stand for the fourth wicket from just 59 deliveries and completely dominated the DC bowlers.

For Capitals, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada and Marcus Stoinis bagged two wickets each. Nortje was the least expensive bowler for DC as well. He conceded just 27 runs in his quota of four overs at an economy of 6.80.


Here is how Twitter reacted:



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