The Indian opener scored 97 not-out as DC chased down the total of 179 with 7 wickets in hand and 7 balls to spare.
DC had won the toss and opted to field. Keemo Paul was back in place of Lamichane for DC while KKR had some forced changes with Joe Denly making his debut, Lockie Ferguson, Carlis Brathwaite coming to the playing 11.
KKR had new opening pair in the form of Joe Denly and Shubman Gill. The debut for the Englishman went horrible as he was cleaned up by Ishant Sharma, first ball of the match. Robbiee Uthappa and Gill sort of reconstructed the innings but the former juat couldn't get going and was eventually dismissed by Rabada.
Gill opening the batting grabbed the opportunity with both hands and went on to score 65 before being dismissed. Rana and Karthik didn't add much to the scoreboard. Russell again provided some finishing touches scoring 45 off 21 and KKR innings ended at 178.
It looked like a below par score and DC made sure that it was eventually below par by 15 20 runs. Prithvi Shaw entertained albeit for a short period as he got out on 14 courtesy a brilliant catch by Dinesh Karthik. The DC skipper Iyer too departed trying to leg glance the ball and was caught by the wicketkeeper.
After the second wicket fell, Pant and Dhawan made sure that there was no more dull moment in the match as they stiched together a partnership of 105. Pant in particular was more aggressive while the Indian opener stayed cautious and played according to the situation. Rishabh Pant who is more often criticized for not finishing off, did the same today trying to hit a huge six off Rana.
Colin Ingram hit a six when DC neede just 5 off 8 balls. Shikhar Dhawan missed out on a century although.
For his knock of 97* Dhawan was Man of the Match.