A blistering assault by Prithvi Shaw pulverised Kolkata Knight Riders as Delhi Capitals waltzed home by seven wickets in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
KKR’s attack looked toothless on this occasion as Delhi’s batsmen adapted and thrived. Shivam Mavi bore the brunt of Shaw’s blade as the diminutive opener hit six successive fours off his first over. He was eventually dismissed for a 41-ball 82 but the damage was done.
KKR captain Morgan lauded Shaw’s effort. “Shaw played brilliantly, nothing much we could do. Also shows how good the surface was. We weren’t good enough with all departments,” Morgan said after the match.
Pat Cummins, who took 3 for 24, was introduced into the attack only in the sixth over. Morgan explained the rationale behind the decision. “He [Cummins] has been bowled earlier with the new ball [last season]. Mavi bowled four on the trot last game and bowled…