- KKR were 129/5 with Rahul Tripathi and Shakib al Hasan in the centre, and the match was gradually shifting in support of DC.
- India batting legend Sunil Gavaskar took apart Ashwin’s last finished and clarified where he committed an error in the over.
Dumbfounding the last for Delhi Capitals, Ravichandran Ashwin needed to shield 7 runs. Kolkata Knight Riders were 129/5 with Rahul Tripathi and Shakib al Hasan in the centre, and the match was gradually shifting in support of DC with three speedy wickets and only 4 runs in the past few overs.
Also, Ashwin took care of his work splendidly. He just parted with a solitary in the initial two balls and afterwards picked two wickets in the following two conveyances, leaving the condition solidly in DC’s grasp. Presently, KKR required 6 runs in 2 balls with Tripathi protesting and just three wickets close by.
On the fifth bundle of the over, Ashwin bowled a flattish conveyance outside off stump, and Rahul Tripathi jumped on it to smoke it over long-off for the greatest, dominating the game for his group.
After the match, India batting legend Sunil Gavaskar took apart Ashwin’s last finished and clarified where he committed an error in the over.
“He (Ashwin) is an extremely smart bowler. He knew precisely what to bowl to which batsmen. He was guessing what the batsman might be thinking.
He realized Sunil Narine planned to come up and simply go hard at everything, so he bowled him only a tad bit more extensive, and the defender got him at long-on,” Gavaskar said on Star Sports.
“On the last ball, he recently misjudged. He thought Tripathi planned to run down the pitch, and he didn’t. As a result, he bowled somewhat compliment, so it won’t be in the bend, on the off chance that he surges down the pitch.
Yet, what Tripathi did what he additionally expected, and he hit an extraordinary shot, and an incredible way of completing,” he added.
“In any case, KKR have just themselves to fault for the position they got themselves in. They ought to have won it easily with 10 balls to save,” he closed down.