KKR vs DC: Hello and welcome to the coverage of the match Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals on indiatvnews.com. Leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy dished out the best bowling performance of this IPL with a five-for after his batting colleagues stepped up in style as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 59 runs on Saturday. Promoted to open the innings, Nitish Rana revelled in his new role as he overcame a personal tragedy to smash a whirlwind 81 and shared a game-changing 115-run stand with Sunil Narine (64) to lift KKR to an imposing 194/6 after being put in to bat. Chasing a stiff target, Chakravarthy (5/20) and Pat Cummins (3/17) gave the Delhi Capitals batsmen a torrid time to restrict them to 135 for 9 in 20 overs. Cummins gave a perfect start, dismissing both the openers Ajinkya Rahane (0) and in-form Shikhar Dhawan (6) in his first two overs. You can follow Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals online on indiatvnews.com. (SCORECARD)
KKR beat DC By 59 runs
19.09 IST: Lockie to Ashwin, DOT BALL! and it's DONE AND DUSTED, Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 59 runs
19.08 IST: Lockie to Deshpande, OUT! Deshpande connects it well but it didn't get the distance as Morgan takes an easy catch.
19.02 IST: Cummins to Rabada, OUT! The Proteas tries to clear the rope but Rahul Tripathi takes another catch at long-on.
18.57 IST: Varun to Rabada, FOUR! Kagiso slams it straight down the ground for a boundary.
18.55 IST: Cummins to Ashwin, FOUR! Back of a length delivery as Ashwin shifts his weight on backfoot and slams it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
18.50 IST: Varun to Axar, OUT! BOWLED! The southpaw looks for the glory shot but misses the line and Varun gets his fifth.
18.43 IST: Varun to Stoinis, OUT! In the air again and not timed well by Marcus as Tripathi takes another catch. Varun gets his fourth of the day.
19.39 IST: Narine to Axar, SIX! The southpaw slog sweeps it for a maximum to remove some pressure.
18.36 IST: Varun to Iyer, OUT! It was not a good time to loft the ball, but Iyer had other plans and pays the price of it.
18.35 IST: Varun to Hetmyer, OUT! MASSIVE BLOW! The southpaw tries to clear the rope but misses the connection as Rahul Tripathi takes a good catch.
18.32 IST: Narine to Hetmyer, SIX! In the slot and Hetmyer launches it over long-on for a maximum.
18.24 IST: Varun to Pant, OUT! The southpaw tried to sweep it but didn't connect it well as Shubman Gill takes a good catch.
18.21 IST: Lockie to Iyer, FOUR! This time Iyer shuffles a bit to confuse the batsman and slams it through extra covers for a boundary.
18.20 IST: Lockie to Iyer, FOUR! Too full from the Kiwi as Iyer lofts it over long-off for a boundary.
18.10 IST: Lockie to Pant, FOUR! Short ball and the southpaw slams it between mid-wicket and long-on for a boundary.
18.07 IST: Narine to Pant, SINGLE! Sunil Narine bowls with new action and gives only 7 runs from it.
18.02 IST: Lockie to Pant, FOUR! Little bit of width from the bowler and the southpaw cuts it hard through point for a boundary.
18.00 IST: Nagarkoti to Pant, SINGLE! Excellent over for KKR, only three runs from it.
17.50 IST: Krishna to Pant, SIX! The southpaw shuffles a bit and launches it over fine leg for a maximum.
17.46 IST: Nagarkoti to Iyer, FOUR! Back to back boundaries, on the pads and Iyer flicks it beautifully for a four through square leg.
17.46 IST: Nagarkoti to Iyer, FOUR! Excellent timing on that one as the skipper just guides it fine into the gap for a boundary.
17.40 IST: Cummins to Dhawan, OUT! BOWLED! Cummins sticks with his methods as this time the ball comes in with the angle and destroys Dhawan's off stump.
17.36 IST: Krishna to Dhawan, FOUR! The southpaw charges down the ground and slashes it through covers for a boundary.
17.29 IST: Cummins to Iyer, FOUR! What a shot, great timing on that as Iyer places it through mid-on for a boundary.
17.28 IST: Cummins to Rahane, OUT! DREAM START for KKR with the ball as Cummins gets Rahane on the very first ball plumb in front of the wickets.
* Pat Cummins to start the proceedings with ball for KKR
* Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan are back for the chase
17.13 IST: Stoinis to Morgan, OUT! Another short ball and Morgan goes the Rana way as this time Rabada takes the catch. KKR 194/6 in 20 overs vs DC in Abu Dhabi
17.11 IST: Stoinis to Rana, OUT! Rana tries to slam another one for a boundary but gets an edge to it which lands into Tushar Deshpande's hands.
17.10 IST: Stoinis to Rana, FOUR! Too full and Rana slams it over point region for a boundary.
17.07 IST: Rabada to Morgan, FOUR! ELEGANT! This time the KKR skipper just uses the pace of the ball and guides it through square third man for a boundary.
17.06 IST: Rabada to Morgan, SIX! KG misses the yorker as Morgan slams the full toss straight down the ground for a maximum.
17.00 IST: Nortje to Morgan, FOUR! Too full from the Proteas as the opposition skipper slams it over mid-off for a boundary.
16.56 IST: Rabada to Narine, OUT! In the air and Rahane takes an easy catch. It's the end of a brilliant inning for Narine as he departs for 64.
16.53 IST: Rabada to Rana, FOUR! The southpaw tries to make room for himself but gets a thick outside edge which flies over the third man for boundary.
16.49 IST: Tushar to Narine, FOUR! The Caribbean is not stopping for anyone today as he slams another boundary.
16.43 IST: Ashwin to Narine, SIX! Ashwin tries the leg break again and Narine launches it over long-on for a maximum.
16.40 IST: Stoinis to Rana, FOUR! Too full from the bowler and Rana launches it over covers into the gap and collects four runs.
16.38 IST: Stoinis to Narine, FOUR! Length ball and Narine punches it over extra covers for another boundary.
16.37 IST: Stoinis to Narine, SIX! BANG BANG! Short ball and the southpaw slams it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
16.35 IST: Nortje to Rana, FOUR! FIFTY! Good bowling from the Proteas as Rana gets a thick edge onto it and the ball races away for a boundary. Rana also reaches his fifty with the four.
16.30 IST: Ashwin to Rana, FOUR! GLORIOUS! The southpaw picks the line early and drives it over extra covers for a boundary.
16.29 IST: Ashwin to Narine, SIX! The off-spinner tries the leg break but Narine picks it early and slams it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
16.28 IST: Ashwin to Rana, FOUR! INNOVATIVE! This time Rana reverse sweeps the ball with full control for a boundary.
16.24 IST: Stoinis to Rana, FOUR! The southpaw makes room for himself and cuts the slower one for a boundary through backward point.
16.22 IST: Stoinis to Rana, FOUR! Too full from the Aussie as Rana guides it through covers for a boundary.
16.20 IST: Tushar to Rana, SIX! Back of a length delivery and the southpaw launches it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
16.19 IST: Tushar to Narine, FOUR! Short ball and enough width for the batsman to slam it over deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
16.14 IST: Ashwin to Narine, FOUR! Thick inside edge and the ball races away for a boundary.
16.13 IST: Ashwin to Narine, SIX! Tossed up from Ash and it lands into Narine's slot zone as he slams it over long-off for a maximum.
16.07 IST: Rabada to Karthik, OUT! Karthik's misery with the bat continues as he edges it to the wicketkeeper.
15.57 IST: Nortje to Tripathi, OUT! CASTLED! The Proteas hits the bulls-eye with the toe-crushing yorker. KKR's top-order misery continues.
15.55 IST: Nortje to Tripathi, FOUR! The batsman makes room for himself and slices it over the square of the wicket for a boundary.
15.53 IST: Axar to Rana, FOUR! Short ball and there was enough width for the batsman to slam it through mid-on for a boundary.
15.42 IST: Tushar to Rana, FOUR! Short Ball and Rana was not in the total control but he pulls it into the gap for a boundary.
15.37 IST: Nortje to Gill, OUT! Short ball and Gill tries to play it over point but it lands directly into Axar Patel hands.
15.33 IST: Tushar to Gill, FOUR! On the pads and Gill effortlessly places it towards deep mid-wicket for another boundary.
15.31 IST: Tushar to Gill, FOUR! Little bit of room and Gill just guides it through point for a boundary on the first ball.
* Tushar Deshpande to start the proceedings with new ball
* SURPRISE, new opening pair for KKR as Nitish Rana comes out to bat alongside Shubman Gill
15.06 IST: Playing XI of KKR is out
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
15.05 IST: Playing XI of DC is out
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Tushar Deshpande, Anrich Nortje
15.00 IST: Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer wins toss and opts to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi
14:45 IST: Another loss for KKR would hand KXIP and SRH -- who meet later tonight -- a big chance to displace Eoin Morgan's men at fourth.
14:25 IST: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the match Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals
Brief Preview: Both the sides have suffered heavy defeats in their last game and will quickly like to gain the winning momentum to keep their season on track. The victory would mean more to the fourth-placed KKR, who are just two points away from three of the team dwelling in the bottom half of the table. For DC, on the other, hand, two points mean taking the top spot again from Mumbai Indians as both of them locked on 14 points from 10 games at the moment with the latter leading by the virtue of net run rate. [FULL PREVIEW]