Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the IPL 2022 match between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

DC are home but not as seamlessly as they would’ve imagined. KKR put up a brave fight but in the end, the target just wasn’t daunting enough. The depth in DC’s batting came to its rescue. Kuldeep’s four-wicket haul combined with Mustafizur’s three-wicket burst restricted KKR to a modest total. Umesh Yadav kept KKR in the hunt with a brilliant spell but Rovman Powell, Axar Patel and David Warner contributed with the bat to take their side over the line. That would be all from our side. Thanks for joining us.

– END OF MATCH –

Shreyas Iyer into the attack. Powell finishes things off with a six. KKR handed their fifth consecutive defeat as DC get home with six balls to spare.

DC 143/6 in 18 overs: Southee. Powell pummels a six off the fourth ball. 7 needed off 14. 4 needed off 12.

DC 131/6 in 17 overs: SIX! Venkatesh Iyer comes into the attack and Powel hammers him for a six. He then collects a four off the fourth ball. 14 from the over.

DC 117/6 in 16 overs: Shardul Thakur comes to the crease. Narine to bowl out. Just four from the over. Thakur and Powell play him out.

DC 113/6 in 15 overs: Andre Russell into the attack. Axar Patel slams the first ball for four. Axar turning it on, hits the next ball for six. OUT! Axar is run out off the last ball! Rovman Powell trying to complete a second and Axar is caught short at the non-striker’s end. Capitals need 34 runs in 30 balls.

DC 99/5 in 14 overs: Southee. 53 needed off 41. Five off the over. Great over from the Kiwi veteran.

TIME OUT!

DC 94/5 in 13 overs: Harshit Rana to Axar Patel, 1 run. Harshit Rana to Powell, 1 run. Harshit Rana to Axar Patel, dot. He pulls the fourth ball for four. 2 dot balls to end the over.

DC 87/5 in 12 overs: GONE! Umesh, you beauty. Pant is caught behind. DC are unravelling! Axar Patel and Rovman Powell are at the crease. What a turnaround. 3 runs and a wicket from this over. Umesh tonight: 4-0-24-3. Capitals need 60 runs in 48 balls.

DC 84/4 in 11 overs: Narine to Pant, no run. Narine to Pant, 1 run. GONE! Lalit has been adjudged lbw. KKR strike in two back-to-back overs, both well set batters are now gone. One run and a wicket.

DC 83/3 in 10 overs: Umesh Yadav back into the attack. GONE! Warner has holed out for 42! What a good bouncer from Umesh. Here’s Pant. Excellent over. Three runs and a wicket.

DC 80/2 in 9 overs: Nitish Rana into the attack. Lalit eases the first ball through leg side for four. Warner hits two back-to-back fours now. Rana leaking runs. 14 from the over. Capitals need 67 runs in 66 balls.

TIME OUT!

DC 66/2 in 8 overs: Harshit back into the attack. Lalit Yadav ramps one over third man for six and it’s a no-ball for height! Free hit ball’s a dot. 11 from the over.

DC 55/2 in 7 overs: Narine. Warner collects a four to fine leg off the third ball. 8 from the over.  Need 92 balls from 78 balls.

DC 47/2 in 6 overs: Southee. Lalit gets a reprieve off the third ball as Finch drops a tough chance at mid-on. KKR can’t afford such slipups. 5 runs from the over. End of the PowerPlay.

DC 42/2 in 5 overs: Sunil Narine into the attack. Warner ends the over with a four, valiant effort from Shreyas, who runs in 30 yards to his right and just about gets a hand to the ball. 6 from the over.

DC 36/2 in 4 overs: Warner welcomes Southee into the attack with a four first ball. He follows it up with another boundary, off the third: swatted away through midwicket. 10 off the over.

DC 26/2 in 3 overs: Umesh. Warner pulls the fifth ball for four. Nine from Umesh’s second.

DC 17/2 in 2 overs: Harshit Rana comes into the attack. Marsh launches the second ball over mid on for four. GONE! Marsh holes out next ball! This is just the start KKR needed while defending a modest total. Lalit Yadav is in next. Six runs and a wicket.

DC 11/0 in 1 over: Warner and Shaw to begin the chase. Umesh Yadav has the new ball. GONE! What a start. Shaw goes for a golden duck as Umesh grabs an outstanding return catch. Mitchell Marsh, at 3, off the mark with a streaky boundary. Lucky though as the outside edge doesn’t carry to slip. Warner opens his account with a four.

– START OF CHASE –

KKR finish on 146/9, Mustafizur gets three wickets and Kuldeep four. DC need 147 to win.

Mustafizur. So, Kuldeep doesn’t bowl out. Rana takes a single first ball. Rinku falls for a 16-ball 23. Umesh on strike, lbw appeal first ball. Given not out. Pant reviews. Not out. Three balls to go and Rana on strike as the batters ran 1. Nitish Rana is caught next ball for 57! Umpires checking for a clean catch. Clean as a whistle. Rana’s got to go. Two balls left. Southee has been clean bowled first ball! Spectacular over from The Fizz! Dot ball. Just 2 runs and 3 wickets! What an over. Mustafizur: 4-0-18-3.

KKR 144/6 in 19 overs: Rana slams a six first ball, brings up a 30-ball 50. Thakur bowling the 19th. Rinku Singh then smacks the fifth ball down the ground for four. 16 from the over.

KKR 128/6 in 18 overs: Mustafizur. 10 off the over including 2 fours, one each for Rinku and Rana.

KKR 118/6 in 17 overs: Lalit. Rana smacks a six. Valuable runs. What’s worse? It is a no ball for height! Free hit. Just 1 off the free hit. 10 off the first 3 balls. Rana flexing his muscles now, hammers the fifth ball for yet another maximum. 17 from the over.

KKR 101/6 in 16 overs: Sakariya. Rinku Singh guides the first ball to third man for four. Rana’s turn to add to the tally: four to the third man fence. 12 runs from the over.

KKR 89/6 in 15 overs: With two left-handers at the crease, Lalit gets another over. Four from it – miserly spells from DC bowlers.

KKR 85/6 in 14 overs: Kuldeep returns. Appeal for caught behind. Shreyas is out! Brilliant catch by Pant behind the stumps. Andre Russell comes to the crease. GONE! Russell has been stumped. Four for Kuldeep. TIME OUT! Rinku Singh comes to the crease. 2 wickets and 2 runs. Kuldeep 3-0-14-4.

KKR 83/4 in 13 overs: Lalit replaces Thakur. Iyer runs a quick single. Rana starts with a big six down the leg side. Rana and Iyer then negotiate a few singles. 11 runs off the over.

KKR 72/4 in 12 overs: Axar to bowl out. Shreyas gets a four first ball. He collects four more off the fourth. Shreyas getting a move on. 11 off the over.

KKR 61/4 in 11 overs: Thakur with his second. Very good second over from Thakur after going for 11 in his first. Just five from this including a wide.

KKR 56/4 in 10 overs: Kuldeep after the break. Rana brings up the team fifty with a boundary to fine leg. 10 off the over.

TIME OUT!

KKR 46/4 in 9 overs: Axar. Shreyas cuts the first ball for four. Second boundary of the innings for KKR, coming in the ninth over. Five singles follow. Nine from the over.

KKR 37/4 in 8 overs: Kuldeep replaces Mustafizur. GONE! Indrajith holes out, to Rovman Powell at long-on. KKR in serious trouble. Pant’s bowling changes have worked wonders so far. Narine has been given out lbw first ball! He reviews it after a word with Shreyas. Three reds and Kuldeep will be on a hat-trick! Nitish Rana blocks the hat-trick ball. 3 runs and 2 wickets.

KKR 34/2 in 7 overs: Axar continues. Another economical over for DC. Five singles from it. KKR crawling at the moment.

KKR 29/2 in 6 overs: Mustafizur back into the attack. Five runs from the fifth. The PowerPlay honours go to DC, clearly.

KKR 24/2 in 5 overs: Spin inside the PowerPlay. Axar Patel with the ball. GONE! The move pays off as Venkatesh holes out to short fine. The pressure takes a toll. Baba Indrajith comes to the crease. Three runs and a wicket.

KKR 21/1 in 4 overs: Sakariya. Very good from the young left-armer. Only four from the over.

KKR 17/1 in 3 overs: Shardul replaces Mustafizur. Shreyas laces a cover drive for four. A couple to end an expensive over. 11 from it.

KKR 6/1 in 2 overs:Chetan Sakariya to share the new ball. Finch on strike. Sakariya begins with the in-dipper. No run. Drooped! Rovman Powell has grassed a tough chance in the deep. Finch gets a reprieve, 2 runs. GONE! Sakariya clean bowls Finch with an inswinger. Shreyas Iyer in at 3. Excellent start from Chetan. 4 runs and a wicket.

KKR 2/0 in 1 over: Aaron Finch and Venkatesh Iyer to open. Mustafizur Rahman with the new ball. Swing straightaway but starting down leg… wide ball. Dot ball. Bowls an inswinger third ball, stifled appeal for lbw but no one referred. Looks like there is no bat involved – would’ve been umpire’s call. Finch picks a single off the fourth ball. Two dots to finish.

TOSS UPDATE: Delhi Capitals have won the toss and have opted to field

Delhi Capitals (Playing 11): Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Rovman Powell, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing 11): Aaron Finch, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer(c), Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Baba Indrajith(w), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana

PREVIEW

It is the crunch time for the Delhi Capitals and the Kolkata Knight Riders. A slip here, and the fall can be steep.

The Indian Premier League 2022 clash at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday will be a face-off between two wounded predators. 

Both the teams have three wins each. KKR, with eight matches, has played a game more. And both teams find themselves at the table’s bottom half.

With Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant and Rovman Powell, DC has the batting firepower. It remains to be seen if the franchise has recovered mentally from the bust-up at the end of their clash against Rajasthan Royals with all that acrimony over a possible ‘no ball’ for height.

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DC has a useful pace pack with Khaleel Ahmed, Shardul Thakur and Mustafizur Rahman complementing each other. And the steady Axar Patel and the rejuvenated Kuldeep Yadav can derail sides with contrasting spin.

KKR has still not figured out its best opening combination and which is the right slot for last year’s sensation, Venkatesh Iyer.

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And ‘mystery’ spinner Varun Chakravarthy – who hardly plays for the state in domestic cricket these days with IPL being his livelihood – is being carted around the park.

Andre Russell still packs a punch with the bat and the ball, Sunil Narine continues to be a miserly wicket-taker, and the wily Tim Southee, a better bowling option than Pat Cummins, can still nick batters out.

On the wearing Wankhede pitches of inconsistent bounce, the side that seizes opportunities will win.

Complete Squads:

Delhi Capitals Squad: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rovman Powell, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Anrich Nortje, Mandeep Singh, Mitchell Marsh, Srikar Bharat, Tim Seifert, Lungi Ngidi, Ashwin Hebbar, Praveen Dubey, Khaleel Ahmed, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Chetan Sakariya, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Sam Billings(w), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Umesh Yadav, Rasikh Salam, Varun Chakaravarthy, Tim Southee, Aaron Finch, Mohammad Nabi, Sheldon Jackson, Chamika Karunaratne, Baba Indrajith, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Shivam Mavi, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Aman Hakim Khan, Ashok Sharma, Ramesh Kumar

WHERE AND WHEN TO WATCH KKR vs DC live?

The IPL 2022 match between KKR and DC will be aired live on the Star Sports NetworkStar Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3, and Star Sports 3 HD. The online streaming of the IPL 2022 match between KKR and DC will be available on Disney+Hotstar.

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