DC vs KKR, 13 October 2021, Qualifier 2, 07:30 PM IST
Last Ball Six : The last ball six by Shreyas Iyer to Shivam Mavi was the biggest six by a DC batsman in IPL 2021. The ball hit the roof as Iyer smashed a straight over the bowler’s head six.
Match Report : If there’s that one ball and one hit that ends up being the difference in the end, it’s 19.6. Mavi felt the pressure, Iyer fed on it, and they found their smiles back in the Delhi camp. 135 isn’t bad. It isn’t good, mind you, but it’s something for the bowlers to bowl at.
This pitch is pretty much a T20 minefield, with some balls staying low, some skidding, some sticking. But let’s not take any credit away from KKR’s spinners, with all three of them just not letting any of the batsmen cut loose. Stoinis’ promotion to number three didn’t quite work either, with both him and Dhawan struggling to find any sort of timing.
Iyer ground it out, but the most important contribution came from Hetmyer, whose two big hits helped shift some pressure back on the bowling side. It by no means is going to be an easy chase, and the powerplay could be the difference.
Shivam Mavi: There’s dew now, It started to set in late – after the 14th over. So it is chaseable. We have played a couple of games here and hence we have an idea about what lengths to bowl. Bowling the right lengths is the key here. The ground is a bit soft, it’s humid as well, so it’s difficult to play here.
Eoin Morgan: The first phase of the tournament we were still trying to implement Baz’s mantra of trying to play positive, aggressive cricket that our fans enjoy watching but also a brand that the players enjoy playing. In that first phase, it didn’t quite happen. We showed glimpses of it. In the second phase, people have turned up with different motivations and drive to play that aggressive brand of cricket.
Rishabh Pant: The only thing we can do is rectify our mistakes and move on to the next one. I thought that Tom bowled beautifully throughout the match (against CSK) but the last over unfortunately went for runs. I thought the bowler who is having a great day, it’s better to use him for the last over.
Ricky Ponting, Coach – Delhi Capitals : “I got a bit angry last game and let the boys know that. I have played my cricket emotionally, put my heart and sleeve into it and the same goes towards my coaching, but you can’t do a lot in the dug-out, unlike when you’re in the middle and can still try and change the outcome of the game.
In that way, coaching is completely different from being a player. All teams have different characters, the great thing about our team is that we have got a good mix of youth and experience, which holds up in big tournaments. I want the boys to be playing their best cricket at the back end of a tournament and hopefully it’ll be today.
They (KKR) are very disciplined, have used their spinners very well, this wicket has been the slowest and the lowest across all venues, so that makes a big part of the game. But we have two world-class spinners as well, it could come down to who plays spin the best. It’s a challenge to play at different venues and the boys are up for it.”
Video of 95 m Six by Shreyas Iyer : Biggest Six by DC Batsman : DC vs KKRhttps://t.co/rREdWNcfdo— avishkar govardhane (@avishkargovardh) October 13, 2021