Ravi Ashwin Fight Tim Southee in KKR vs DC: The Delhi Capitals (DC) are currently taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the afternoon match of the exciting double-header Tuesday of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. The game is being played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah and the Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and opted to bowl first.
The incident which hogged the limelight in the first innings of the match was the heated discussion between Delhi Capitals’ Ravichandran Ashwin and Kolkata Knight Riders’ Tim Southee and skipper Eoin Morgan. Actually, Southee got the wicket of Ashwin in the final over and then said something controversial to the batsmen on his way back to the pavilion. However, the senior Indian cricketer did not stayed back and straightaway confronted both Southee and Morgan before leaving the crease. Eventually it was Dinesh Karthik who calmed everyone down to clear the situation.
After losing the toss and being put in to bat first on a pretty slow Sharjah wicket, the Delhi Capitals got off to a fine start with their senior opener Shikhar Dhawan looking in an amazing form upfront. However, Dhawan got out after scoring 24 runs off 20 balls and the in-form Shreyas Iyer was also dismissed early by Sunil Narine. The pair of Steve Smith and skipper Rishabh Pant then got together to bail their team out of trouble with a short partnership of 37 runs.
But the Delhi Capitals continued to lose wickets at regular intervals as Smith got dismissed for a 34-ball 39. The Kolkata Knight Riders’ bowling attack was absolutely phenomenal to put the opposition team under constant pressure by taking wickets regularly. Towards the end, Pant’s excellent knock of 39 runs helped the Delhi Capitals finish with 127 for 9 on the scoreboard. For the Kolkata Knight Riders, the trio of Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson and Venkatesh Iyer picked up two wickets each.
For more IPL 2021 news, click here