IPL 2020: Varun Chakravarthy spins KKR to victory against DC; KXIP bowlers too good for SRH batsmen

Check out photos from Saturday's IPL 2020 double-header as KKR and KXIP registered victories over DC and SRH respectively.

FirstCricket Staff October 25, 2020 13:08:15 IST
IPL 2020: Varun Chakravarthy spins KKR to victory against DC; KXIP bowlers too good for SRH batsmen
IPL 2020 Varun Chakravarthy spins KKR to victory against DC KXIP bowlers too good for SRH batsmen

Varun Chakravarthy claimed his maiden five-wicket haul in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Delhi Capitals (DC ) by 59 runs in the first of Saturday's double-header. Sportzpics

IPL 2020 Varun Chakravarthy spins KKR to victory against DC KXIP bowlers too good for SRH batsmen

DC opted to field after winning the toss. Their plan seemed to be working, with Anrich Nortje dismissing Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi in the earlier stages of the game. Sportzpics

IPL 2020 Varun Chakravarthy spins KKR to victory against DC KXIP bowlers too good for SRH batsmen

Following Dinesh Karthik's wicket in the eighth over, momentum shifted to KKR, as Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine forged a 115-run stand for the fourth wicket, taking KKR to 194-6. Sportzpics

IPL 2020 Varun Chakravarthy spins KKR to victory against DC KXIP bowlers too good for SRH batsmen

Shreyas Iyer's knock of 47 was the only positive for the Capitals on a day when their entire batting order failed to fire. This was DC's fourth loss this season, and their second in a row. Sportzpics

IPL 2020 Varun Chakravarthy spins KKR to victory against DC KXIP bowlers too good for SRH batsmen

In the day's second match, Chris Jordan picked three wickets as Kings XI Punjab registered their fourth consecutive win after beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 12 runs. Sportzpics

IPL 2020 Varun Chakravarthy spins KKR to victory against DC KXIP bowlers too good for SRH batsmen

SRH put KXIP to bat after winning the toss. Nicholas Pooran was Punjab's top-scorer, with an unbeaten 32 as they struggled their way to 126-7. Mayank Agarwal had missed this match due to an injury. Sportzpics

IPL 2020 Varun Chakravarthy spins KKR to victory against DC KXIP bowlers too good for SRH batsmen

SRH's batsmen could not produce magic this time around, even while chasing a relatively easy target of 127. David Warner's 20-ball cameo knock of 35 was notably the best any batsman could produce, as Hyderabad were bundled out for 114. Sportzpics

IPL 2020 Varun Chakravarthy spins KKR to victory against DC KXIP bowlers too good for SRH batsmen

Arshdeep Singh enjoyed a fine spell of 3/23 as KXIP bowlers were just too good for SRH batsmen. Sportzpics

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