This match 16 of DC vs KKR was played in the Sharjah Cricket Stadium and this is one of the matches which will always be remembered whenever someone will talk about IPL 2020. Both the teams played extremely well but KKR lost the match because of some unlucky shots or we can say in today’s match luck was on DC’s side.
This match started with KKR winning the toss and opting to field first. This was a really bad decision of the KKR Captain which cost him the whole match. If he has chosen batting first then their probability of winning might have increased as we all know the strong batting line up of DC.
From the DC side as usual Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw came to bat and the first over of the match was given to Pat Cummins. In the powerplay, only DC scored 57 runs but lost the wicket of Dhawan at 26. Then came Shreyas Iyer to bat and he played a really amazing and mind-blowing inning that everyone was highly appreciating him.
Along with Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw was also performing really well and they both were really hitting the boundaries only and were really playing with a very high strike rate of almost 250+ which was unbelievable.
From watching them batting, everyone can proudly say that the future of Indian cricket is in safe hands as both the youngsters were scoring boundaries in each over no matter who the baller is. Every baller was just receiving boundaries.
But in the 13th over, Prithvi Shaw got out after scoring a brilliant 66 runs in just 41 balls and he hit four fours and four sixes in his 66 runs. This was a really incredible inning played by Shaw. Even he was appreciated by the God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, he tweeted and appreciated both the youngsters’ Shaw and Iyer was their incredible performance.
After that Pant came to bat he also performed really well and scored 38 runs in just 17 balls. At the end of the first innings, it was Shreyas Iyer who was playing like a legend. He scored 88 in just 38 balls, this was an extremely brilliant performance given by Iyer. Finally, DC finished the inning by scoring massive 228 runs in 20 overs, this is the highest total of IPL 2020 till now.
Now, it was KKR’s turn to chase such a big score and there was huge pressure on them because chasing such a big score is not everyone’s cup of tea. But it is KKR, it can do anything.
So, from the KKR side, Gill and Narine came to open and Rabada bowled the first over and gave just 4 runs. In the 2nd overs, Narine, the main big hitter of KKR got out giving a big shock to all the fans. After that Nitish Rana came to play and till 9th over both Gill and Rana were playing really well but Gill got out at 28 runs in 22 balls. Then Russell came to play who also got out early at just 13 runs.
Then Nitish got out after scoring a brilliant 58 in 35 giving a good start to KKR. Then KKR captain also got out early at just 6 runs. This time most of the fans lost the hopes that KKR will win.
But KKR made a comeback with Morgan and Tripathi, they both played really well and Morgan scored 44 in just 18 balls and Tripathi scored 36 in just 16 balls. But one by one they both got out and the upcoming players failed to perform.
At last, KKR lost the match with just 18 runs as they scored 210 runs in 20 overs which shows how well KKR played and it was almost an equal match but in the end, DC played well and won the match.
After winning this match, DC reached the top of the points table and Shreyas Iyer won the player of the match award. This match was really worth watching as it was really full of boundaries and great performances.