KKR win qualifier game against Delhi Capitals in final over

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KKR after winning the game (Image tweeted by @IPL)
KKR after winning the game (Image tweeted by @IPL)

Sharjah : Kolkata Knight Riders team and its fans were left in joy as their side won Qualifier 2 against the Delhi Capitals in the final over of the game. Chasing a target of 136 runs, KKR reached 136 for seven in 19.5 overs, with Rahul Tripathi slamming the winning boundary.

Indian cricketer Abhinav Mukund hailed Tripathi for maintaining calm in the last pressure balls to win the game. Mukund tweeted, "0,1,1,W,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,W,2,0,1,0,0,W,1,0,W,W,SIX! What a finish! I did not see that coming!@Avesh_6 @AnrichNortje02 @KagisoRabada25 @ashwinravi99 almost pulled off an incredible heist! Kudos to @tripathirahul52 for keeping his calm!"

Earlier, Delhi had posted 135 runs for the loss of five wickets in set 20 overs with opener Shikhar Dhawan smashing 36 in 39 balls.

Meanwhile during the chase, Kagiso Rabada and Ravichandran Ashwin turned the tide towards DC's side with some quick wickets during the death overs. The South African pacer dismissed Dinesh Karthik for a three-ball duck. Ashwin took the wickets of Shakib Al Hasan (0) and Sunil Narine (0) in the final over.

The Eoin Morgan-led side will now face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL 2021 final on Friday, at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.