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DC vs KKR: A Battle for Supremacy in IPL 2023's 28th Match

The 28th match of IPL 2023 played between Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. DC won the toss and opted to field. DC won the match by 4 wickets.

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DC vs KKR: A Battle for Supremacy in IPL 2023's 28th Match

DC vs KKR IPL 2023 28th Match at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Summary of the Match:

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  • DC won the toss and opted to field
  • DC won the match by 4 wickets
  • KKR scored 127 runs in 20 overs by losing 10 wickets
  • DC scored 128 runs in 19.2 overs by losing 6 wickets
  • DC's Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel and Anrich Nortje took 2 wickets each
  • David Warner scored 59th half century
  • KKR's Nitish Rana,Varun Chakravarthy and Anukul Roy took 2 wickets each

DC vs KKR Match Highlights
The 28th match of IPL 2023 played between Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata knight Riders at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. DC won the toss and opted to field. While batting first, KKR scored 127 runs in 20 overs by losing 10 wickets. In return DC scored 128 runs in 19.2 overs by losing 6 wickets and won the match.

KKR had a bad start to the inning, Openers did not perform well. In the powerplay the Team score was 35 runs by losing 3 wickets. Jason Roy scored 43 runs. Andre Russell scored 38 runs for 31 bowls including one boundary and four sixers. Other players did not perform at all. Captain Nitish Rana scored 4 runs for 7 bowls that too was a boundary.

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DC's Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel and Anrich Nortje took two wickets each.

Chasing 128 runs, Captain David Warner flew off the inning, in the powerplay the Team score was 61 runs by losing one wicket. David Warner scored 59th half century by scoring 57 runs for 41 bowls which includes eleven boundaries. Manish Pandey scored 21 runs.

KKR's Nitish Rana,Varun Chakravarthy and Anukul Roy took two wickets each.

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Brief History of DC and KKR Teams
DC was founded in 2008 with the inaugural of IPL and is jointly owned by the GMR Group and the JSW Group. It was known as Delhi Daredevils until December 2019. DC is one among the three Teams who has never won the IPL Title. They finished as runner up in 2020. KKR was founded in 2008 and is owned by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta. KKR is the two times IPL Title winner in 2012 and 2014. They finished as runner up in 2021. 

Current Team Standings and Player Analysis
As of IPL 2023, DC is captained by David Warner. DC has not yet won any single match iout of the five played in this season. DC's performance is not upto the mark and they are struggling to win the match. The last match played against RCB was lost by DC for 21 runs. While chasing the target of 175 runs, DC's 9 wickets were fallen. Team is struggling with their batting as well as bowling line-up.

KKR is captained by Nitish Rana and the Team has won two matches out of the five played. KKR lost to MI in the last match, although they performed well and given a good target of 186 runs to the rival Team, they lost to MI by 5 wickets. The Team is doing good in the season with their good batting and bowling line-up. The team has good players like Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell.

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Venue and Pitch Conditions for DC vs KKR Game 
The DC vs KKR match will take place at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. The pitch is batting friendly. The average first innings score in the last five T20 games has been 165 runs. The team winning the toss will likely elect to bowl. 

DC vs KKR Head-to-Head Record
DC and KKR faced each other 31 times in the earlier seasons of IPL. 14 matches were in the favor of DC while KKR was victorious on 16 occasions.

Predictions and Expectations for DC vs KKR
In this season DC seems to be struggling much in the every match they have played so far. On the other hand, KKR is doing good and have won two matches so far in the season. Looking at the current scenario, prediction would say that KKR would win over DC in today's match. There is also some possiblity that DC would perform on their home ground and would play the dice.

Playing XI's
DC Playing XI: 
David Warner(c), Phil Salt(wk), Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Manish Pandey, Mitchell Marsh, Mukesh Kumar, Aman Khan, Ishant Sharma
Impact Players: Yash Dhul, Railee Russow, Prithvi Shaw

KKR Playing XI: Nitish Rana(c), Venkatesh Iyer, Litton Das, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Jason Roy, Mandeep Singh, Andre Russell, Kulwant Khejroliya
Impact Players: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Vaibhav Arora, David Weise, Tim Southee

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