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Eoin Morgan and Rishabh Pant (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were victorious in the 41st match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 against Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals (DC) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday, September 28. Meanwhile, KKR won the game by 3 wickets. Notably, this was KKR’s 5th victory of the season.

Eoin Morgan and Rishabh Pant
(Image Credit: Twitter)

Earlier, Delhi Capitals posted 127 runs batting first with Steve Smith (39) and Skipper Rishabh Pant (39) being the top run-getters from the team. Meanwhile, during the chase Eoin Morgan led side lost the wicket of in-form batsman Venkatesh Iyer in the 5th over itself. Also after his dismissal, Rahul Tripathi played few good shots before losing his wickets against pacer Avesh Khan.

Rahul Tripathi and Venkatesh Iyer
Rahul Tripathi and Venkatesh Iyer. Credits: IPL

Opener Shubman Gill was trying to build the innings but Kagiso Rabada was able to stop Gill from scoring big and managed to dismiss him at the score of 30.

Meanwhile, the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) once again failed to perform and was dismissed on duck by Ravichandran Ashwin.

However, in the end, Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine batted brilliantly and eventually, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won the game.

Tough Playing Two Day Games In Three Days – Eoin Morgan

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Eoin Morgan and Rishabh Pant (Image Credit: Twitter)

During the post-match presentation, Eoin Morgan told that winning the toss and fielding first was a difficult thing to do. He said:

Delighted. Tough playing two day games in three days. But delighted to get a couple of points. Winning toss and fielding is not an easy thing to do. Guys were more calculated today, and it came off.”

He added:

When the outfield is slow, if you are cagey it can come back to hurt you. Both sides played the game hard. On a hot day, things can boil over. Thankfully it didn’t.”

Meanwhile, further, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain gave all the credit of the victory to legendary New Zealand cricketer and KKR Head Coach Brendon McCullum. Eoin Morgan asserted:

We all played in the right spirit. And its a tough contest against Delhi Capitals. Full credit has to go to our coach Brendon McCullum. Its his ethos, his mindset, and the boys have bought into that.”

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