KKR captain Eoin Morgan was full of praise for his players, after KKR’s huge victory by a margin of 60 runs against RR in yesterday’s clash at the at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
The two teams faced each other in a comprehensive match of the IPL 2020 on Sunday, which was a must win match for both the teams in order to qualify for the IPL 2020 playoffs. KKR posted a total of 191 runs after a loss of seven wickets in 20 overs when they were sent in to bat first by RR. Morgan was the highest run scorer for his team hitting 68 runs off 35 deliveries in an innings which comprised of fives boundaries & six sixes. The Englishman received massive support from his bowlers who performed as a team to restrict RR to just 131 runs. Australian pacer Pat Cummins was the star performer who fetched four wickets. Shivam Mavi & Varun Chakravarthy further took two wickets each. The huge triumph has sent KKR to fourth spot on the Points Table with their net-run rate boosted as well.
Morgan seemed extremely happy with the win, believing that the team had achieved all milestones without facing even a single lapse. “I don’t think we could have done any more today. Whatever happens from here on is in the hands of cricketing gods,” he said during the post-match conference. The Englishman further discussed his team’s approach in yesterday’s vital clash stating the team was very eager to play a “free-flowing aggressive game”.
“I thought 191 was a par score. I think every batsman who came back said the wicket was beautiful to bat on. And the dew came in much earlier than expecting, so no real advantage for them. We were out there to play a free-flowing aggressive game anyway,” he added.
Further hailing the performances of Mavi & Cummins Morgan said, “Shivam Mavi coming back was special, and Pat Cummins obviously. Winning the game was all about taking wickets, especially early. So having that aggressive mindset was important for us”.