How many Kite Readers were close to getting a stunning victory over the Chennai Super Kings from an almost impossible position on Wednesday night. Turning to 31/5 in 221 runs, KKR ended up at 202, dropping only 18 tracks.
In the press conference after the match captain of KKR Eoin Morgan said the early five wickets returned to pursue the country even after the lower-middle-class battle.
“You don’t want to get too many early wickets. There are big strikers, 200 tracks, there’s only one way to play. You can’t do much,” Morgan said.
“I wasn’t worried about the net running speed (when we lost early weekends),” he said. “When you’re five down, you worry about the outcome of the game and try to find a solution to put yourself in a winning position. Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell did that. Their partnership turned our momentum and wealth around, given the really bad start we had.
“Throughout the inning, we kept up with where CSK were in the first inning. But those five mistakes cost us earlier. We should be proud that we came so close and put ourselves in the winning position.”
“Where we were after powerplay and fell by only 20 tracks, you don’t have to be optimistic to think that we would be in a really good position if we were better at the top of the order.
Morgan has had a quiet season with the bat so far, recording results 2, 7, 29 and 7 in four games so far. However, he is confident that a big knock is around the corner.
“It’s all about the process,” he said. “I look at things in a very positive way. I’ve been here for a long time. I was here on international duty a month ago.IPL. And I train well and it’s only a matter of time before something comes together.
“The only thing that matters in T20 cricket is that you have 120 balls to influence the game. Today it reflects. We have a very deep lineup, it’s our strength, a lot of experience in this middle and lower middle and today we saw this. “