KKR Thrash DC with All-Round Performance, Salt Shines with 33-Ball 68

KKR Thrash DC with All-Round Performance, Salt Shines with 33-Ball 68

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) secured a resounding victory over Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Monday, thanks to a stellar all-round performance.

Varun Chakaravarthy led the bowling charge for KKR, claiming three wickets for just 16 runs. His mystery spin proved too much for the DC batsmen, who were restricted to a modest total of 153 for 9.

In response, KKR opener Philip Salt put on a dazzling display of batting, smashing a 33-ball 68 to set the tone for the chase. Salt and Sunil Narine shared a 79-run opening stand, laying the foundation for KKR's victory.

Skipper Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer then guided KKR home with an unbeaten 57-run partnership. Iyer contributed 33 runs, while Venkatesh hit the winning six to seal the victory with 3.3 overs to spare.

The win marked KKR's sixth in nine matches, solidifying their position in the top two of the points table. It was also their eighth victory in 10 home matches against DC.

The match was played under intense heat, with temperatures soaring above 41 degrees Celsius. Despite the sweltering conditions, the Eden Gardens witnessed a near-capacity crowd, eager to witness the clash between two of the IPL's most successful teams.

With just one day remaining for countries to announce their squads for the T20 World Cup in June, players from both teams were keen to impress the national selectors. Salt's impressive performance further strengthened his case for a place in the England squad.

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