DC thrash KKR at the Eden Gardens

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12 Apr 2019

IPL 2019: DC beat KKR, here are the records broken

Delhi Capitals completed the double over Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The visitors bowled well to restrict KKR to a below par 178/7 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Shubman Gill hit a 39-ball 65.

DC started off well as they chased down the target with seven balls to spare.

Here are the records broken.

Feats

Some impressive individual feats notched

Some impressive individual feats notched

Purple Cap holder Kagiso Rabada (2/42) now has 13 wickets in IPL 2019.

Robin Uthappa (28) became the ninth batsman to surpass 200 runs this season.

Shubman amassed his second career IPL fifty.

He also smashed his best IPL score.

Chris Morris (2/38) and Ishant Sharma (1/21) now have 64 IPL wickets each.

They went past Muttiah Muralitharan in terms of career wickets (63).

Russell

Russell surpasses 300 runs in IPL 2019

Andre Russell scored a sixth consecutive 40-plus in IPL.

This is the second best tally after Robin Uthappa (10).

The West Indian all-rounder is now the third batsman to surpass the 300-run mark this season after David Warner and KL Rahul.

Russell smashed 45 runs from 21 balls and hit four sixes.

He now extended his lead for the most sixes this term (29).

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Not the debut Denly would have hoped for

Karthik races to 98 IPL catches, Russell scripts this record

KKR wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik took two catches. He now has 98 catches in IPL. DK also extended his lead in terms of most dismissals 128. Russell has taken the least IPL matches to score 1,000 runs and take 50 wickets (57).

Dhawan

Dhawan notches a host of feats

Dhawan notches a host of feats

Shikhar Dhawan notched his best career IPL score (97*).

He also registered a 34th career IPL fifty. Dhawan has now equalled Rohit Sharma in terms of IPL fifties.

The southpaw went past MS Dhoni (4,230) in terms of IPL runs.

He has also hit 489 IPL fours and needs two more to equal record-holder Gautam Gambhir (491).

KKR vs DC

How did the match pan out?

KKR repaired the innings after Joe Denly's dismissal. Uthappa and Shubman added 63 runs for the second wicket.

DC hit back and bowled as per the plans to slow things down.

Gill batted well and Russell lifted the hosts, but his dismissal halted their momentum.

In reply, KKR bowlers were ordinary and Dhawan cashed in on a batting track to guide DC home.

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