Prithvi Shaw shuts out Knights

Ahmedabad: Prithvi Shaw smashed 82 off 41 balls as Delhi Capitals thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets in the 25th match of IPL-14 here tonight. Chasing KKR’s 154, DC reached the target in 16.3 overs to move to joint top spot with 10 points, though Chennai Super Kings head the table due to their superior net run rate.

Shaw struck 11 fours and three sixers to power DC’s innings, adding 132 runs for the first wicket in 13.5 overs with Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan was content to let Shaw take charge, himself making a relatively leisurely 46 off 47 balls. Shaw was most severe on the young Shivam Mavi, whom he hit for six fours in the first over of the innings, after Mavi had started the over with a wide. Twenty-five runs off the first over set the tone of the innings. TNS, agencies

Brief scores: KKR: 154/6 (Russell 45, Gill 43; Lalit 2/13, Axar 2/32); DC: 156/3 in 16.3 overs (Shaw 82, Dhawan 46; Cummins 3/24). 

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