DC vs KKR: Shreyas Iyer accuses Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers, “one six at a time”
IPL 2020, DC vs KKR: Shreyas Iyer scored 88 * off 38 balls, hitting 6 sixes.© Twitter
Delhi Capital (DC) captain Shreyas Iyer said that he planned the bowling attack of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), one six at a time. Iyer elaborated on his mindset by saying that taking the KKR bowlers to a smaller ground like Sharjah seemed like the right thing to do. In the 16th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, DC defeated KKR by 18 runs at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday. The win gave the Delhi franchise the top of the points table. However, this victory would not have been possible without Iyer’s unbeaten 88, who helped DC to a strong total score of 228/4 after the team was sent to bat. Iyer’s innings included seven fours and six sixes, the batsman scoring his fastest half-century in the tournament off 26 balls during the innings.
“I thought today is the right time to take the bowlers on a small field. I hit it a six at a time. I wouldn’t say that I’m a talented player because I know hard work and smart work. It’s us Talking about close wins. It was one of them, and it’s always satisfying, “said Iyer in the post-match presentation.
The DC captain supported openers Prithvi Shaw (66) and Rishabh Pant (38), who carried the ball to all corners of the field. The bowlers defended a record score of 229 to ensure a disciplined performance, accounting for wickets at regular intervals. He did not miss his game despite a brilliant partnership between Eoin Morgan (44) and Rahul Tripathi (36) and ended the game with a dust.