Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) secured victory over Punjab Kings (PBKS) thanks to a stupendous bowling performance and an assured one with the bat, apart from a shaky start. The win was their second and it propelled them to second place while also breaking a four-match losing streak that they were under and couldn’t seem to get out of.
It was Eoin Morgan who was the hero with the bat as he ended with an unbeaten 47 to marshal a small chase of 124. The Englishman did not take undue risks at all during his knock as he ensured that the scoreboard kept moving and that KKR also won with a boost to the net run-rate.
Eoin Morgan reacts to KKR’s victory over PBKS
Eoin Morgan spoke at the post-match presentation and said, “Wins haven’t been easy to come by. Have worked incredibly hard. Today, along with a bit of luck, the performance was very impressive particularly with the ball upfront. When the wicket’s like that – from the 12th over of our innings, the ball was sliding on. Hopefully today can kick-start something for us. Certainly think it’s challenging and it does have to be managed for players, coaching staff.”
Speaking about the COVID-19 situation in India, “When you consider the horrific nature of what’s happening outside the bubble, we try and lend our support and encouragement for everything that’s going on not only in India but around the world. If you’re going out stay safe, wear a mask, social distance. We’ve seen first hand at home how devastating it can be. On behalf of KKR we wish everyone well. Ultimately if we stick together we can beat this thing,” Morgan said.
KKR’s next match is against Delhi Capitals on the 29th of April.