Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 4 wickets within the Eliminator of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday, October 11.
Now, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will lock horns with Delhi Capitals (DC) in Qualifier 2 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
Winning the toss and batting first Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) scored 49 runs in simply 5 overs. However, the subsequent 15 overs had been horrible as they managed to attain solely 89 runs and misplaced 7 wickets. In the top, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) posted solely 138 runs on the board.
Chasing the goal Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) had been off to a flying begin and each Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill seemed good out in center. After openers acquired out Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine carried ahead the innings.
Meanwhile, After dropping back-to-back wickets Captain Eoin Morgan and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan marched KKR in the direction of victory.
Sunil Narine Makes It Look Very Very Easy – Eoin Morgan
During the post-match presentation, Morgan lavished reward on Sunil Narine for his wonderful all-round efficiency. He acknowledged:
“He makes it look very very easy (Narine). On an improved wicket in Sharjah he bowled outstandingly.”
Morgan added that workforce did an incredible job by selecting wickets at common intervals after the powerplay overs. He mentioned:
” Throughout the innings we continued to take wickets publish the primary six overs. Then within the chase, being in management the entire time doesn’t will let you breathe as a defending aspect.”
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper acknowledged that he’s privileged to have such a high quality spin bowling unit. Eoin Morgan asserted:
“Don’t have to do a lot of moving (so many spinners). Huge privilege. When it comes off like that it looks quite strong and deep. The way the wicket played we thought we have to bat quite deep. Onwards and upwards for us. For us it’s a matter of coming back, adjusting and seeing what the wicket does. Looking forward to it.”
Meanwhile, Morgan signed off by saying that KKR have shocked everybody with their constant efficiency and he labelled Sunil Narine as a “True legend of T20 cricket”. Eoin Morgan asserted:
“The cricket that we have played and the consistency we have shown has surprised everybody. He’s a true legend of T20 cricket and we’re delighted to have him (Narine).”