In the second qualifier or 59th match of IPL 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won the match by 3 wickets with Delhi Capitals (DC) due to good performance in bowling and batting.
Earlier KKR won the toss and chose to bowl first thus DC first batted and made a low score of 135/5 (20) due to great bowled by Varun Chakravarthy 2/26 (4), Lockie Ferguson 1/26 (4), and Shivam Mavi 1/27 (4). Shikhar Dhawan 36 (39), Shreyas Iyer 30* (27), and Prithvi Shaw 18 (12) were good batted from the DC side. DC set a target of 136 in 20 overs for KKR to win this match.
During chasing, KKR starts with a good opener partnership of 96 in 12.2 overs between the Venkatesh Iyer 55 (41) and Shubham Gill 46 (46). But KKR loses 6 wickets in 7 runs in the last five overs, this match is very tensed. In the last over, KKR should make 7 runs in 6 balls and Ashwin took wickets in two consecutive balls.
Now, 6 runs in 2 balls, Rahul Tripathi smashed the six and KKR won the match by 3 wickets and reached the IPL final 2021. After winning this match, KKR will play with CSK in the IPL final 2021.
Due to good performance in batting, Venkatesh Iyer (KKR), 55 (41), was declared as the Player of the Match.