IPL 2021: Records smashed as Prithvi Shaw fires DC to 7-wicket win over KKR
This was Delhi Capitals' fifth win of the 2021 Indian Premier League, as, with a couple of losses, it has risen to second place. Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders suffered its fifth loss of the season, while with a couple of wins, it remains on fifth.
There was simply no stopping Prithvi Shaw. His blazing knock of 82 was enough for Delhi Capitals to outrun former champion Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets in Match 26 of the 2021 Indian Premier League at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Thursday. Consequently, a plethora of records were scripted, which we take a look at.
Shivam Mavi records an unwanted
Mavi was hammered for 25 in the opening over. Consequently, it was the third most expensive over in IPL history, while the worst happens to be 27 by Abu Nechim against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011.
DC scores big in the powerplay
The DC openers managed to score 67 by the PP. As a result, it was the highest score during the phase this season, going past 65 by DC itself against Chennai Super Kings.
Shaw hammers some records
Shaw scored his half-century off just 18 deliveries. Meanwhile:
- It was the joint second-fastest for DC in the tournament, along with Rishabh Pant, after Chris Morris (17) against Gujarat Lions in 2016.
- After Ajinkya Rahane (vs RCB, 2012), he became the second batsman to slam six fours in an over in the IPL, besides being the tenth in the world.
- He is the first to hit six fours in the opening over of an IPL match.
- He has scored the most 50s against KKR in the IPL (4), second being Sunrisers Hyderabad (3).
Shikhar Dhawan is a highest IPL run-scorer
Dhawan played a decent innings of 46. In the process, he has now become the second-highest run-scorer of the competition, scoring more than 5,500 runs and displacing Suresh Raina. The top spot continues to be claimed by Virat Kohli (6,041).
Winning the toss and electing to bowl, the decision by Pant turned out to be correct, as KKR could manage an average total of 154/6, thanks to opener Shubman Gill and all-rounder Andre Russell. However, in reply, it was all about Shaw, whose brilliance did not allow KKR to go anywhere near to defending the target.
Brief scores: KKR 154/6 (Gill- 43, Russell- 45; Lalit- 2/13, Axar- 2/32) lost to DC 156/3 in 16.3 overs (Shaw- 82, Dhawan- 46; Cummins- 3/24) by seven wickets.
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