Rahul Tripathi's dramatic winning six takes Kolkata Knight Riders into the final.

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The 2nd Qualifier match of the Indian Premier League 2021 was played yesterday between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, in which Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets to reach final.

Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and invited Delhi Capitals to bat first, Delhi Capitals batted first, started the inning very slowly, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan came to start the inning, the first wicket has gone for 32 runs in the first ball of the fifth over, Prithvi Shaw dismissed just for 18 runs in 12 balls, next batsman Marcus Stoinis came to bat, and played well with Shikhar Dhawan, the second wicket has gone for 71 runs in 11.3 over, Marcus Stoinis dismissed after scoring 18 runs in 23 balls, followed by Shreyas Iyer came to bat, after few moments Shikhar Dhawan also dismissed after scoring 36 runs in 39 balls as the third wicket in the first ball of the 15th over, the team score was 83 runs, next batsman Rishabh Pant came to bat, and he dismissed just for 6 runs as the fourth wicket in 15.2 overs, the team score was 90 runs, followed by Shimron Hetmyer came to bat, and played well with Shreyas Iyer, the fifth wicket has gone for 117 runs in the third ball of the 19th over, Shimron Hetmyer run out after scoring 17 runs in 10 balls, next batsman Axar Patel came to bat, and he remains unbeaten for 4 runs with Shreyas Iyer, and Shreyas Iyer played an unbeaten inning of 30 runs in 27 balls. In this way, Delhi Capitals batted first after losing the toss scored just 135 runs for the loss of 5 wickets runs in stipulated 20 overs, and set a target of 136 runs for Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers Varun Chakravarthy took 2 wickets for 26 runs, Lockie Ferguson and Shivam Mavi got 1-1 wicket.

Kolkata Knight Riders chasing 136 runs in the second inning, achieved the target for losing 7 wickets in the second last ball of the last over and won the match by 3 wickets. Kolkata Knight Riders started the inning very brilliantly, Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer came to start the inning and gave brilliant start of with a half-century partnership of 96 runs for 1st wicket, the first wicket has gone for 96 runs in 12.2 over, Venkatesh Iyer dismissed after playing a brillint half-cnetury inning of 55 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 4 boundaries in 41 balls, next batsman Nitish Rana came to bat, and played well with Shubman Gill, the second wicket has gone for 123 runs in last ball of the 16th over, followed by Nitish Rana dismissed for 13 runs in 12 balls, next batsman Rahul Tripathi came to bat, after that five wickets has gone very quickly, Shubman Gill dismissed after playing a brilliant inning of 46 runs with the help of 1 six and 1 boundary in 46 balls as third wicket, Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan, Shakib Al Hasan and Sunil Narine dismissed without scoring, Lockie Ferguson remains unbeaten without scring with Rahul Tripathi, and Rahul Tripathi pull up a match winning six in 2nd last ball of the last over. In this way, Kolkata Knight Riders chasing 136 runs in the second inning, achieved the target for the loss of 7 wickets in 19.5 over and won the match by 3 wickets, and won the match by 3 wickets to reach the final, which will be played on 15 October with Chennai Super Kings.

Delhi Capitals bowlers Anrich Nortje, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Kagiso Rabada took 2-2 wickets, and Avesh Khan got 1 wicket.

Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Venkatesh Iyer was selected for the Man Of The Match, he played a brilliant half-century inning of 55 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 4 boundaries in 41 balls.
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