Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) continued their winning juggernaut in the Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) with a massive 106-run victory over Delhi Capitals (DC) on Wednesday, April 3 in Visakhapatnam. After opting to bat first, KKR flexed their batting muscles and posted a whopping 272/7 in their allotted 20 overs with Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi and Andre Russell (41 off 19) starring with the bat.

Anrich Nortje (3/59) and Ishant Sharma (2/43, 3 overs) were the pick of the bowlers for Delhi. In reply, DC were bundled out for just 166 in 17.2 overs with only captain Pant and Tristan Stubbs (54 off 32) being the lone warriors. Vaibhav Arora (3/27) and Varun Chakravarthy (3/33) were the pick of the bowlers for KKR. Courtesy of their win, Delhi climbed to the top of the points table with the third straight win of the season while DC slipped to the second-last (ninth) spot with one win from four matches.

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Let’s take a look at the highlights from the match:

1. Sunil Narine starts off with a bang!

The southpaw continued his marvellous form with the bat vindicating the management’s decision of promoting him up the order. Narine came out all guns blazing and began dealing in boundaries right from the word go. He played a breathtaking knock of 85 (39) with the help of seven fours and as many sixes and got his team off to a fiery start.

2. Angkrish Raghuvanshi shines on debut IPL innings

The 18-year-old walked out to bat for the first time in the cash-rich league and immediately grabbed attention with his remarkable strokeplay. Raghuvanshi got involved in a massive 104-run stand for the second wicket with Narine off just 48 balls as he registered his maiden IPL fifty. He played a brilliant knock of 54 (27) with the help of five fours and three sixes prompting the crowd to applaud his exceptional talent.

3. Rishabh Pant scores second consecutive half-century

The DC skipper walked out to bat after his team was left reeling at 27/3 after four overs. With the required run rate climbing with every dot ball, Pant wasted no time in get going and was seen at his usual best unleashing his wrath on the bowlers. The wicketkeeper-batter scored a quick-fire 55 off 25 balls with the help of four fours and five sixes. Unfortunately, he couldn’t save his team from a massive loss through his innings but gave a good sign of his form for the rest of the tournament.

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Here are more highlights from KKR’s third consecutive win of the season

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