With Gill and Venkatesh Iyer putting on a good performance, it seemed like KKR could cruise into the finals. The statistics were on their side, as Delhi Capitals had never defended a total less than 150 successfully.
Alas, the partnership broke at 96 runs. Rabada took back the control for Delhi, as they went on to take 6 wickets for 7 runs by the end. The Knights had fallen from a score of 96-1 to a miserable 130-7. The Capitals could have made their comeback and become the finalists for a second consecutive year.
But, Rahul tripathi wasn’t done. With 6 runs required off the last 2 balls, tripathi gets a ball at a good length which he smashes past the ropes. Making KKR the third and only team to get to the finals through the eliminator and qualifier II, after Chennai Super Kings in 2012 and SunRisers Hyderabad in 2016.
Now, the finals are set for the 15th of October in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium with the three time champions CSK taking on the two time champions KKR. Will it be a repeat of the 2012 finals? Or will the Kings find a way to slay the Knights?