Lynn and Russell shine in Kolkata IPL win


Earlier, the Delhi Capitals moved top of the table as they became the second team to book their place in the playoffs thanks to a 16-run win over Marcus Stoinis’ Royal Challengers Bangalore.

A 68-run second-wicket partnership between Shikhar Dhawan (50) and skipper Shreyas Iyer (52), plus an unbeaten 28 from West Indian Sherfane Rutherford, helped home side Delhi post 5-187.

And the Challengers were unable to overhaul that target, despite knocks of 23 from skipper Virat Kohli, 39 from his opening partner Parthiv Patel and a late unbeaten cameo from Australian allrounder Stoinis, who whacked 32 off 24 balls before being beaten by the increasing run-rate.

Amit Mishra and Kagiso Rabada also played their part with two wickets apiece to help steer the Capitals into the playoffs for the first time since 2012.




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