KKR, captained by Morgan, was defeated by Rajasthan Royals by 6 wickets. (PTI)
RR vs KKR: Kolkata suffered their fourth defeat in the 14th season of the IPL, leaving captain Aoin Morgan (Eoin Morgan) very disappointed. He said after the defeat against Rajasthan Royals that his team’s batting was very disappointing. At Wankhede Stadium, KKR scored 133 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs, after which Rajasthan achieved the target by losing four wickets in 18.5 overs.
KKR captain Morgan said, “There was a lot of disappointment with the batting.” We were seen battling in the entire innings. Right from the beginning, we were seen lagging behind. Did not want to put too much pressure on the bowlers. Rajasthan Royals used the pitch in a better way. We lost almost 40 runs in this T20 match. The wicket was not as good today, as has been seen in Wankhede earlier. It was a challenge in itself. In the end, we had to work harder which we could not. We want the players to play freely, unfortunately we could not do better today.
With this, Rajasthan registered their second win in the season and the team has now reached number six in the table with 4 points. At the same time, KKR suffered a fourth defeat in 5 matches and the team is at the bottom of the table of 8 teams. In the match, Rajasthan team captain Sanju Samson remained frozen till the end and he scored 42 runs from 41 balls with the help of two fours and a six. David Miller returned unbeaten after scoring 24 runs. Both shared an unbeaten 34-run partnership for the 5th wicket. Varun Chakraborty took 2 wickets for KKR while Shivam Mavi and the famous Krishna got 1–1 wickets before the all-rounder Chris Morris bowled brilliantly and took four wickets for 23 runs in four overs which was his best performance in this T20 league. is. Pacer Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakaria and Mustafizur Rahman got one wicket each. For KKR, Rahul Tripathi scored the highest 36 runs, who hit two sixes and a four in a 26-ball innings.