KKR once again! With Rahul Tripati (74* off 42) and Venkatesh Iyer (53 off 30) shining at the Dubai International stadium by showcasing their power-packed batting performance yesterday, Kolkata Knight Riders made one more dominating victory. KKR defeated MI by 7 wickets.
During the presentation, defeating captain Eoin Morgan expressed his happiness by saying :”We’ve never played like this before. To tackle such a strong team like Mumbai Indians, You need to keep the momentum till the chase and chase it down. This victory has given us enough confidence. We tried to fit into the squad with so many potential players, and it’s fantastic the way he scored runs for our team. Sunil and Varun are extremely good bowlers. Sunil has been very crucial in winning KKR championships in the past. Varun is a fresh guy, but he is supremely talented. The first two games in this second phase had been a great challenge for us. In the end we have realised that this is the only way for us to go to top the points table, and that’s it.” Sunil Narine was declared as the player of the match. Sponsor awards were given to Iyer for his brilliant performance and Andre Russell too was rewarded for his bowling performance. Talking about Mumbai Indians, they somehow lost their pace post 10th over. Although, Bumrah managed to pick 43/3 off (4).
Today, Kohli led RCB and Dhoni led CSK will come face to face after a long wait and it’s the first one of the season that’s taking place at Sharjah. The match is scheduled to begin at 7: 30 PM IST. Stay tuned to witness some breathtaking action!