The tenth game of the exciting Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 season played between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) was an absolute humdinger. After a long, intriguing battle of 40 overs, the match ended in a draw and then the matters proceeded into the one-over eliminator. It still feels hard to digest the fact that how in the freaking world did the DC middle-order manage to take the game till the Super Over finish last night against KKR.
Thus, a super over was played and Rabada bowled amazingly well to propel DC to a sensational victory. Earlier in the match, Prithvi Shaw compiled a terrific knock of 99 runs and was a joy to watch. In the super over, Delhi score 10 runs whereas KKR failed to chase down the total as they fell short by three runs.
Earlier in the match, KKR posted a massive first innings total on the back of Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik’s blazing half-centuries. In the second innings, Prithvi Shaw composed a stupendous knock to help his team claim a domination position in the game. But after his wicket, a dramatic ending occurred as the rest of the batters failed to close the game which in turn took it towards the Super Over finish.
KKR needed 11 runs off the one-over eliminator and then came the dangerous Andre Russell on the crease. He smashed Rabada for a fantastic boundary off the very first ball. But then Rabada came back strongly, nailing a perfect yorker to dismiss the big West Indian and eventually helped his team pick up a smashing win.
It takes some special skill to execute that
After the game during the post-match presentation ceremony, DC skipper Shreyas Iyer praised Rabada and mentioned that he had a conversation with him before the penultimate over. Iyer revealed that the South African fast bowler had initially told him that he will be going for yorkers. However, the DC skipper also stated that it takes some special skill to nail the yorkers with perfection.
“Kagiso and I had a chat before the super over and he told me that he would go for yorkers all through, first, second, third, every ball. It takes some special skill to execute that,” quoted Shreyas Iyer.
We didn’t expect it to go that deep
Iyer noted that they never expected that the game would go so deep. However, he also revealed that the home team was expecting a victory with one over to spare. “Definitely a long day at the office. We didn’t expect it to go that deep, expected us to finish it with an over to spare. Credit must go to Kuldeep Yadav for that over (last over),” he added.