KKR Produced a clinical performance to beat RR by a massive 86 runs and virtually assured his place a play-off berth.
“I don’t think it could have been better. Losing the toss and batting was difficult. The start we got was fantastic. (Shubman) Gill and (Venkatesh) Iyer have been our shining lights. To score 170, we thought That was in a commanding position. Really strong performance today,” Morgan said after the match.
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“Having aggressive players in the middle order has helped us kick… I’m not so attached to things as to what will happen and what won’t… We have done everything tonight. We deserved to win.. . ”
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Morgan called Bangladesh’s star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan Having replaced the injured Andre Russell in the last two matches of the UAE leg, his scintillating performance has lived up to the team’s expectations.
“He’s made a huge contribution. We’re taking it day by day (with Russell), so he’s working incredibly hard. Fingers crossed.”
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RR Skipper Sanju Samson He said the team’s prospects were severely damaged by the disappearance of the English trio of Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer in the second leg.
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“Those were the challenges (losing Stokes, Buttler and Archer) … Being the captain, I changed the way I looked at my innings. I look at the conditions and the batsmen around me. Always about the situation of the match. I think…it will give me a few more runs.”
Samson said that the target of 172 runs on this wicket could have been easily achieved but they failed to execute it.
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“…it was easy to chase 171 on this wicket with the batting order we had. We wanted to execute what we had planned, but we didn’t do it today,” he said.
“(But) I am very proud of the character we showed. We were losing some easy games. We wanted to do well with a good mindset. We need to play to a better standard. Cricket”