KKR vs RR, 07 October 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Match Result : KKR win by 86 runs
Match Report : All smiles in the KKR dug out. They came into the game needing a win. They have delivered a great knockout punch. The intent was there with the ball, bat and on the field too. Winning a T20 game by 86 runs is massive.
MI need to beat SRH by 170+ runs after scoring 250+ and if they chase, there is no chance they can surpass KKR’s net run rate. So RR not only packed PBKS’s bags. They realised there is a lot of free baggage allowance and thrown MI’s bag in there too.
Sunil Narine: The chat in the team is to take it as simple as possible. It is just a game of cricket, and if we play a good game, the results will take care of itself. It’s a seamer friendly wicket in Dubai and Abu Dhabi but here you get a bit of spin.
I don’t think it’s that bad a cricket wicket. It’s still good. But the bowlers get a bit more help. Remodelling my action is very difficult. Finally it is over, and hopefully I can continue with my performances. Hopefully it keeps getting better and better as time goes on.
Varun is a world class bowler. India is lucky to have him. Bowling in partnerships with him puts teams under pressure. He is an outstanding bowler and is someone you can bowl in partnerships with. He is also reliable on the field.
Lockie Ferguson : “Credit must go to the batters the way they went about their business and posted an above-par total on the pitch. Plan A (bowling more pacy deliveries) worked throughout, we obviously watched the game against Mumbai in the weekend.
Mumbai bowled really well, trying to hit the top of sticks as much as possible and we got the results. We’ll save the slower ones in the bank for another day. The medical team in KKR fantastic, they work day-and-night for us, particularly for me. (On Mavi) Impressive young bowler, he’s obviously very clear in his plans.
Bowls with pace which we love and gets a little bit of movement off the pitch. I was talking to him in the last few games as well, he bowled really well in the last two games that he played, didn’t get all the rewards got a bit unlucky at times, but tonight managed to get some rewards.”
Rajasthan Royals’ Appalling Show
Such a poor performance from the Royals. There was nothing Royal about today for them, barring Tewatia. In fact RR started pretty well with the ball and KKR snatched the momentum back with Unadkat’s final over. Gill, Rana, Tripathi, everyone batted with intent and RR lost their way. 171 was well above average score. PBKS needed RR to win within 11 overs, that didn’t happen.
At 35/7 in 9 overs, MI would have started packing their bags too. Tewatia fought with the bat too, but Mavi and Ferguson were just outstanding with their variations and accuracy. RR’s batters didn’t stay low enough on this pitch and were out bowled quite a few times. KKR have qualified for playoffs literally with the impossible NRR scenario for MI, but we will have to wait until tomorrow to officially announce that.
Video of Shubman Gill 56 runs against RR : 2 Cracking Sixes : IPL 2021https://t.co/sw4bv2tqbD
— avishkar govardhane (@avishkargovardh) October 7, 2021