Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan was left dissatisfied after a six-wicket defeat towards Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday that pushed them all the way down to the backside of the desk. Morgan blamed “lack of intent” from the batsmen as the cause behind their fourth defeat in the season.
“The batting let us down. We lacked a lot of intent throughout the whole innings. We were behind the game right from the get-go. Didn’t put the bowlers under enough pressure. RR adapted to the pitch much better. We were probably 40 short which is a lot in a T20 game,” mentioned Morgan in the post-match presentation.
Kolkata managed to put up solely 133 for 9 in 20 overs, on a Wankhede pitch the place the pacers regarded to dish out extra cutters than standard. Almost 70 per cent of the deliveries on Saturday by the Royals assault had been between 90 and 130 kmph.
“The wicket today wasn’t as good as it has been here at the Wankhede and that was a challenge in itself. Every time we tried taking an attacking option, we lost a wicket. Left us a lot to do at the back end, which we didn’t obviously do. Clearer the mind, the easier it is (to play with intent). We want guys to play free-flowing cricket. It wasn’t there today unfortunately,” Morgan added.
Taking on the chase cautiously, Royals obtained over the line with seven balls to spare the place captain Sanju Samson prime scored along with his affected person 41-ball 42.
For Rajasthan, it was solely the second win of the season, which locations them at the sixth spot in the desk.
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