IPL 2021: “We are delighted to get over the line”
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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Eoin Morgan took heart as they defeated the Delhi Capitals in one last thriller to set up a final against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Friday.
KKR was well placed after Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill got off to a good start. However, the Capitals rallied in the game, reducing the equation to six two-game runs before Rahul Tripathi scored a six to lead KKR to their third IPL final.
Speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony, Eoin Morgan said:
“It should have been a lot easier after the start we had, Venky and Gill laid the platform for us. Dew came in and everything, but hey, we’re in the final and we’re delighted to get over the line. I loved winning convincingly, but the capitals are a very good team. “
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“Six out of two, the odds were in favor of the bowling side, but Rahul Tripathi has done very well for us. It’s a good idea of our team culture: the young people who arrive feel free to express themselves. The staff from the back room have created an environment for them to do this. “
The Kolkata Knight Riders were 123/2 at the end of the 16th edition before Delhi made a spectacular comeback. It took 13 runs of the last 24 balls, but they blew it, losing four batters to ducks to make things difficult for them. However, Rahul Tripathi stood his ground to send a delivery of Ravichandran Ashwin over the ropes to lead KKR to the title clash.
“We would like to move on” – Eoin Morgan before the final against CSK
The Knight Riders will now face the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) of MS Dhoni, who defeated the Capitals to reach the final. Eoin Morgan is confident that his team can beat the three-time IPL champions to win the 2021 IPL title in Dubai. Eoin Morgan concluded:
“We would like to move on. Playing CSK, one of the best franchises in IPL history. Anything can happen.”
The Kolkata Knight Riders will play the Chennai Super Kings in the title clash on October 15 (Friday) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
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