Rishabh Pant's decision to bat first against KKR baffles Wasim Jaffer: 'Punjab chased out 261 in Kolkata' | Cricket


Days after playing a thriller against Punjab Kings, Shreyas Iyer's Kolkata Knight Riders took on Delhi Capitals in Match No. 47 of the Indian Premier League at the Eden Gardens. KKR posted a mammoth total of 261/6 against Punjab Kings in their previous match at the same venue. However, the daunting total was chased down by Punjab Kings as the visitors completed the 262-run haul in 18.4 overs.

Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant reacts after dismissal (PTI)

With Pant winning the toss against KKR after Punjab's batting exploits at Eden Gardens, many expected the DC skipper to face the two-time champions. However, Panting went against tradition and chose to fight against the Knight Riders. Pant's decision not to bowl first against KKR seemingly backfired as the visitors posted a below-par total against the Kolkata heavyweights.

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Pant's decision to bat first against KKR baffles Wasim

Speaking to X, formerly known as Twitter, former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer shared his views on DC's decision during the toss. “Punjab chased down 261 in Kolkata a few days ago and surprisingly Delhi decided to bat first today. I wonder why? I'm sure they will have their reasons. #KKRvsDC #IPL24,” a tweeted Jaffer.

What happened in the DC vs KKR clash at Eden Gardens

Talking about the match between DC and KKR, spinner Varun Chakaravarthy bagged three wickets in the middle overs to ensure DC posted a modest total. Chakaravarthy bowled four overs and conceded only 16 runs. KKR's Vaibhav Arora removed opener Prithvi Shaw while senior pacer Mitchell Starc bagged the crucial wicket of Jake Fraser-McGurk in the powerplay. DC skipper Pant scored 27 off 20 balls against KKR. Raising DC to a competitive total, Kuldeep Yadav smashed 35 off 26 balls.

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“I had a chance chance against Delhi”

“I also had a chance against Delhi last time. And after two matches on the bench, I had a chance against them again. That ball (to Hope) was angled like a striker, landed on a length perfect and got the wicket I love the bowling with the new ball I can swing it both ways The wicket is a bit slow today, and there was some swing at the start, it should be. an easy chase,” said Vaibhav, who picked up two wickets against DC. .

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