KKR vs DC, qualifying 2: Kolkata Knight Riders dominate Delhi capitals by 3 wickets in thriller to enter third final

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Rahul Tripathi finished the match with a six from R Ashwin to send KKR to the 2021 IPL final.© BCCI / IPL

The Kolkata Knight Riders struggled with a chase that appeared to have been wrapped up much earlier, as they work their way to a three-wicket victory over the Delhi Capitals in Sharjah to compete in the 2021 IPL Final , where they will face the MS Dhoni. Chennai Super Kings. It was the heartbreak for DC one last time as Rahul Tripathi hit a six to send KKR into top shock. Eoin Morgan’s team were sailing with forerunners Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer setting up a 96-point stand. But things changed dramatically as DC bowlers scooped up four wickets in a row to finish the game last.

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Iyer referred to his third half-century to put KKR in a dominant position, but after he perished for 55 years, the Delhi Capitals came back in force in the contest.

Nitish Rana, who came in at number three, looked adventurous during his stay at 12 balls in the middle. He hit a six on Axar Patel and was later dropped by Ravichandran Ashwin in the third man area as he attempted to face Avesh Khan.

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Anrich Nortje threw a sharp bouncer to finally send the left-hander back to the pavilion.

Gill (46) lost four well-deserved half-century points as he edged one behind the stumps against Rishabh Pant.

Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan, Shakib Al Hasan, and Sunil Narine all perished for a duck.

Ashwin was called on to win the final with KKR needing seven points for victory.

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Ashwin conceded a first delivery single to Rahul Tripathi, then threw a points ball to Shakib.

On the third delivery, Ashwin trapped Shakib right in front of the stumps and on the next bullet, returned Sunil Narine for a golden duck.

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Rahul Tripathi then finished the match with a six more to send his team to the final.

The 2021 IPL final will be played in Dubai on Friday.

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