- Kolkata Knight Riders (119/4 in 19.4 ov) beat SunRisers Hyderabad (115/8) by 6 wickets in Dubai
- KKR need just one more win to qualify for IPL 2021 playoffs in fourth place
- The Knight Riders will next face Rajasthan Royals in their last league game at Sharjah on October 7.
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan praised his team’s complete performance against Sunrisers Hyderabad, helping them increase their chances of reaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs on Sunday 2021.
Shubman Gill scored the leading scorer with 57 runs before KKR bowlers Tim Southee (2 of 26).
Varun Chakravarthy (2 of 26), Shivam Mavi (2 of 29), and Shakib Al Hasan (1 of 20) they will play their clinical performance in the game. the first half of the year.
“The wicket played slower than we thought than the wicket two nights ago. It swings early in the powerplay in these conditions, but it was sluggish. We needed to bowl and field well and we did.
“Shubman played extremely well and led the chase. The depth of the squad to be able to call Shakib is a huge luxury, so he has had a huge impact,” Morgan said
The Knight Riders have the best chances with 12 points and a positive net race rate of +0.294.
All they have to do is win their final league game against RR on October 7. To cement their place in the playoffs alongside the Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, and RCB.
But Morgan said the team doesn’t think that far ahead. And will only focus on playing good cricket when it moves to the next field in Sharjah on Thursday.
“We are focussed on playing good cricket and we’ve done that in the last three weeks. The game plan has had a good impact in the dressing room and guys are putting their hands up. We have done well to adapt to the slow conditions and I’m happy with that,” Morgan said.
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