On Sunday, Kolkata Knight Riders fell to their second defeat in the Indian Premier League of 2022 after Delhi Capitals handed them a 44-point defeat.
Shreyas Iyer of Kolkata Knight Riders. Thanks to: BCCI/PTIA
- On Sunday, DC defeated KKR by 44 runs
- Despite the heavy loss, the knights remained the table runners
- The Capitals stuck in the middle of the table
Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) skipper Shreyas Iyer said his team was surprised by David Warner and Prithvi Shaw’s collaboration during the game against Delhi Capitals (DC) on Sunday, April 10 at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium. Shaw and Warner put up 93 for the opening wicket of 8.4 overs before Varun Chakravarthy separated the duo.
Iyer, who scored 54 from 33 balls with five fours and two sixes, reckoned that DC’s attack of the word go pushed the knights on the back foot. The Knights captain also believed that KKR chose to bat second as they had won all three of their matches in the chase.
“They started very quickly… We had a little bit of no idea what to do. They built on a really good partnership in the beginning and kept it until the tenth. It seemed like a good batting pitch… We made a decision , and that didn’t work out,” Iyer said.
Warner and Shaw set up the platform
The Capitals seized the initiative from the start after being sent in the batter first. Shaw and Warner’s stand put the Capitals in a command position. Both batters scored for half a century and created a massive score.
Pant, Shardul Thakur and Axar Patel scored with scores in the 1920s and helped the Capitals put 215 on the board. Chasing a colossal score, the Knights lost their openers, Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer, early. But skipper Iyer’s kept the knights in the hunt for victory.
However, a flurry of wickets put pressure on KKR as the required speed continued to increase rapidly. Kuldeep Yadav, who joined the Capitals after a few seasons with the Knights, took four wickets.
The southpaw also took an incredible dive to get rid of Umesh Yadav. In the end, Iyer’s Men in Gold and Purple were knocked out to 171 in 19.4 overs.