Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Rajasthan Royals by 25 runs in the Eliminator match on Wednesday.
Dinesh karthik After the match, considers this player to be the real hero of victory – Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Rajasthan Royals by 25 runs in the Eliminator match on Wednesday. Batting first in this match played at Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata, KKR scored 169 for 7 wickets in 20 overs in the stipulated 20 overs. In reply, Rajasthan Royals could only manage 144 runs losing 4 wickets. In this match, Russell played an unbeaten innings of 49 runs in 25 balls with the help of 3 fours and 5 sixes.
After winning the match, Captain Dinesh Karthik said:-
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“We had the pressure to do something better from the beginning, so returning was necessary. The entire credit goes to Shubham Gill (28), who batted while taking the pressure. He played a pretty shot. This put pressure on me and then Andre Russell (49 *) played the best innings. Scores in this kind of game do not matter You have to rely on this.
The bowlers did well and bowled in the right areas. Every game is important in this stage. In the next game, there will be a competition between two good teams. ‘ also read: What happened between Dinesh Karthik and Murali Vijay who became Enemy?
After losing the KKR, Rahane said:-
“This defeat has been very disappointing for me. We did a good start. Especially Russell’s catch was costly. But if you come down to chase any score, then you try to win it. But KKR bowlers bowled well. I and Rahul gave the team a good start but on behalf of KKR, credit goes to Kuldeep and spinners. “
Rahane further said:-
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“When we were batting and Sanju, we were trying to make positive. I told him to bat in the deep but he got out. But they did well. I had 8 wickets remaining in 5 overs. We should have done well. We had good bowlers throughout this season and they have been doing well since the beginning. But we need to pay a little attention to the next season in terms of batting. “
Let me tell you that with this win, the morale of the Kolkata Knight Riders, who have been the champions of IPL twice, has increased a lot and now in the second qualifier, KKR will face Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday. At the same time, with the defeat from KKR, the Rajasthan Royals’ journey ended with the IPL Season 11.