Chakravarthy took two wickets for 26 runs whereas Lockie Ferguson and Shivam Mavi obtained one every.
Rahul Tripathi struck a surprising six in the penultimate supply after opener Venkatesh Iyer’s good half century to assist Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by three wickets in the drama-filled second qualifier and enter the IPL final on Wednesday.
Two-time champions KKR will face three-time winners Chennai Super Kings in the summit conflict in Dubai on Friday.
The 26-year-old Iyer was the star of the day as he struck a 41-ball 55, laced with 4 boundaries and three sixes. He shared a 96-run stand for the opening wicket with the proficient Shubman Gill (46 off 46 balls) in 12.2 overs to seemingly take the sport away from DC’s attain.
But the match took an unbelievable dramatic flip in direction of the top when KKR misplaced 5 wickets for seven runs, 4 of them for duck.
KKR have been cruising at 123 for 1 in 15.5 overs however from their on they suffered a surprising batting collapse.
Nitish Rana (13) was out in the final ball of the sixteenth over and he was adopted by Gill 4 balls later. Still, there was no panic in the KKR camp earlier than Dinesh Kartik’s (0) dismissal in the final ball of the 18th over despatched alarm bells.
KKR wanted 10 runs from the final two overs however Anrich Nortje eliminated KKR captain Eoin Morgan (0) with the final ball of the nineteenth over, leaving KKR seven runs to get from the final over.
Shakib Al Hasan (0) and Sunil Narine (0) have been then eliminated in the third and fourth balls earlier than Tripathi hit a six off Ashwin in the fifth ball to assist KKR notch up a surprising win in the top.
This might be KKR’s third final look after profitable the title in 2012 and 2014. They had nearly managed to sneak into the play-offs on the expense of five-time defending champions Mumbai Indians, thanks to their higher web run-rate. Chasing a goal of 136, Iyer and Gill didn’t present any signal of battle that the DC batters encountered in the primary innings on a sluggish pitch as they scored runs at a comparatively brisk tempo.
The younger pair obtained the gaps and rotated strikes to unsettle the DC bowlers, together with senior India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, as KKR reached 51 for no loss on the finish Powerplay overs.
Iyer swept Ashwin for a 4 backward of sq. in the second over earlier than hoisting Axar Patel and Kagiso Rabada for a six every in the fourth and fifth overs respectively.
The solely blemish early in the KKR run chase was the dropping of Iyer when on 23 by Rabada on his comply with by means of in the fifth over.
KKR reached 76 for no loss on the midway mark and the opening pair solely obtained higher with the DC bowlers unable to discover a manner to get the breakthrough.
Iyer was lastly out in the thirteenth over however by that point the match had already turned decisively in favour of KKR.
Earlier, KKR produced a medical bowling show to prohibit DC to 135 for five.
Sent in to bat, DC batters struggled on a sluggish pitch with opener Shikhar Dhawan top-scoring with a 39-ball 36 whereas Shreyas Iyer remained not out on 30 off 27 balls.
Mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy took two wickets for 26 runs whereas Lockie Ferguson and Shivam Mavi obtained one every.
After seven dot balls in the primary two overs, DC took 12 runs from the third with Shaw hoisting Shakib Al Hasan for an enormous six. Dhawan joined the celebration in the fourth over, smacking two consecutive sixes off Sunil Narine.
Chakravarthy broke the dangerous-looking partnership by having Shaw LBW together with his first supply of the day with the batter taking part in a mistaken line to his googly.
Ferguson was spectacular as he conceded simply 9 runs from his first two overs as DC reached 38 for 1 on the finish of Power Play overs.
After a quiet interval throughout which Mavi, Narine and Chakravarthy bowled a good line and size, Dhawan obtained a boundary in the tenth over to attain 65 for 1 on the midway mark.
With odd ball skidding low, it was getting troublesome to get runs and DC have been dealt a blow when Mavi, who was bowling superbly, removed Marcus Stoinis (18).
With stress constructing on the DC batters, Dhawan fell in the fifteenth over whereas going for an enormous shot. He may solely get an outdoor edge off a Chakravarthy supply for Shakib Al Hasan to take a diving catch at backward level.
DC have been 83 for 3 in the fifteenth over when captain Rishabh Pant (6) got here in and he disenchanted in a vital match as he went for an enormous shot the subsequent over solely to balloon a Ferguson supply for Rahul Tripathi to take a regulation catch.
There was no lack of drama as Shimron Hetmyer was caught by Gill off Chakravarthy in the seventeenth over however it turned out to be a no ball.