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IPL 2021, DC vs KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders players celebrate reaching the final of IPL 2021 with a huge cake. Watch

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IPL 2021: KKR’s Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill cutting the cake after their win vs DC in Qualifier 2© Instagram

After some tense moments in the final overs in Sharjah on Wednesday, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) camp came together to celebrate their victory by reaching their hotel. A three-wicket win against Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 Qualifier 2 ensured that KKR qualify for their third IPL final. The finale, featuring MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as KKR’s opponents, is scheduled to take place at the Dubai International Stadium on October 15. KKR had booked their place in the Eliminator by defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by four wickets. in qualifier 2

The KKR players made sure they enjoy their thrilling win with the likes of Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana cutting a huge custom-made cake for their win over DC in Qualifier 2.

It was an ending that kept every cricket fan on the edge of their seats. With only 11 runs needed to win from 18 balls and seven wickets remaining, KKR entered the final leg of the game as firm favourites.

But the DC bowlers stuck to their plans and bowled line and length which gave them a little extra off the pitch, making it difficult for the batsmen to hit the line.

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Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowled brilliantly in the last over, claiming crucial wickets of Shakib Al Hasan and Sunil Narine to blow up KKR’s dream of the final.

But Rahul Tripathi held his nerves and ended the game with a six, helping KKR win their third IPL final match.

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