DC vs KKR Highlights: Dominant Kolkata Knight Riders crush Delhi Capitals by 106 runs to top IPL 2024 table | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Horsemen Knights of Calcutta climbed to the top of the 2024 Indian Premier League points table after demolishing a lackluster match Delhi Capitals by 106 runs in a superb display of power hitting followed by a clinical bowling effort on Wednesday.
Sunil Narine led the charge with a scintillating 85, demonstrating his batting prowess with seven boundaries and seven sixes in his 39-ball blitz. Angkrish Raghuvanshi impressed by his initial loading first innings with 54 runs off 27 balls, complementing Narine’s explosive innings as they shared a formidable partnership of 104 runs off just 48 balls.
Fact: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders
With contributions from Andrew Russell (41 off 19 balls) and Rinku Singh (26 off 8 balls), Kolkata Knight Riders posted a commanding total of 272/7, just five runs short of the highest total in IPL history.
In response, Delhi Capitals faltered under the pressure of the mammoth target, collapsing to 166 in 17.2 overs. Despite the captain Rishabh pantsit’s valiant 55 years and Tristan StubbsWith a record of 54, the Capitals never looked like they were in the game as they suffered their third loss of the season.

Kolkata’s dominance continued with the ball as pacer Vaibhav Arora and Australian fast bowler Mitchel Starc dismantled Delhi’s top order in the powerplay, dismissing key batsmen including Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh and David Warner.
Delhi bowlers had an unforgettable outing, conceding the highest total in the team’s history, as Kolkata Knight Riders hammered 18 sixes and 28 fours. Narine and Raghuvanshi set the tone from the start, capitalizing on Delhi’s poor bowling to pile up 88 runs in the powerplay.

Although Delhi managed to dismiss Narine and Raghuvanshi in quick succession, Russell’s onslaught with the bat further compounded their woes. The Capitals bowlers struggled to contain the Knight Riders’ aggressive batting display, eventually succumbing to a crushing defeat.
(With inputs from PTI)

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