IPL 2020: Shreyas Iyer stars as Delhi Capitals defeat Kolkata Knight Riders in another high-scoring match at Sharjah

It was supposed to be a Saturday evening six-hitting contest in Sharjah masquerading as a T20 game. There were 28 hits in the game all right but if Delhi Capitals (DC) notched up an 18-run win and moved to the top of the table, it was because Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) reply floundered in the middle after a flourish in the beginning and end.

It was ironic that Andre Russell conceded only seven in the last over and took a wicket. Ironic because despite that excellent effort, DC set KKR a record chase of 229. On a wicket that glistened under the lights, Prithvi Shaw started the sixes carnage after KKR put them in and though Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmeyer all hit over-boundaries, no one came close to DC skipper Shreyas Iyer who hit six of them on way to a masterly 88 off 38 balls that also included seven boundaries.


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