Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen appeared clueless towards a robust and disciplined Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling line-up on Wednesday, which restricted the two-time IPL champions to a meagre 84/8. This is the bottom whole ever scored in an inning lasting your complete 20 overs within the IPL, which RCB chased down with eight wickets.
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The win didn’t have an effect on KKR’s place within the points-table however it did harm their net-run charge. Captain Eoin Morgan rued the lack of his aspect’s batting to come back collectively and gave credit score to RCB and its bowlers for protecting issues tight.
“Being 4/5 down early on isn’t the position we wanted to be in. RCB bowled well and probably looking at the conditions, we should have bowled first. We will learn our lessons and move on in the next game,” Morgan mentioned after the match.
“It was a question of backing the young Indian guys who showed glimpses of talent and potential. They (RCB bowlers) managed to exploit anything that was on offer and given the nature of the tournament every time you have to be at your best against every team.”
KKR have been with out two of their greatest abroad star gamers – Sunil Narine and Andre Russell on account of accidents. Russell picked up a knee damage throughout KKR’s earlier match, towards Sunrisers Hyderabad, whereas Narine, whose motion has been cleared, was out was a niggle. Their absence was felt as KKR slipped to certainly one of their most embarrassing defeats. Morgan acknowledged Russell and Narine’s impression and hoped for his or her speedy recoveries.
“Hopefully they (Narine and Russell) will be available around the corner and we know when guys of that calibre, particularly all-rounders are available, things will be different. Hopefully they will be available soon,” he mentioned.
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