Kolkata Knight Riders win thriller versus Delhi Capitals to reach IPL final

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Kolkata Knight Riders win thriller versus Delhi Capitals to reach IPL final

DUBAI: Rahul Tripathi hit a six off the penultimate ball Wednesday to see Kolkata Knight Riders to victory over Delhi Capitals and into the Indian Premier League final. On a night of heartache, Delhi topped the eight team table but failed to reach the final despite a late comeback when they took four Kolkata wickets in 10 balls including England captain Eoin Morgan. As the chase for Delhi’s 135 for five became increasingly desparate, Tripathi hit the ball over the boundary to lead Kolkata to victory in Sharjah with 135 for seven and just one ball to spare. The Kolkata players erupted in joy. They were fourth in the table but still reached the final after beating Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore and now Delhi in the playoffs. “We are delighted to get over the line,” said Morgan. “We are in the entertainment business and needed to play some entertaining cricket. Six off two and you would say the odds are for the bowling side. But Tripathi has done it for us so many times.” Morgan said his team would “dissect” the nervy finish before they play three-time champions Chennai Super Kings in the final on Friday. “It should’ve been

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