Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Delhi Capitals by three wickets in the second qualifier of IPL 2021 to reach the final. KKR’s title clash will now take place on October 15 against Chennai Super Kings. After Qualifier 2, Delhi, batting first, set a target of 136 runs in front of KKR. Kolkata achieved this target with one ball. KKR needed 7 runs in the last over, Rahul Tripathi hit a brilliant six off Ashwin’s fifth ball to win the match for his team.
Frustrated by the loss, Delhi captain Rishabh Pant said after the match, “I don’t have an answer as to how I feel. After six wickets fell, we were confident that we would take the match forward, but we couldn’t. They bowled well in the middle overs, we couldn’t rotate the strike, but Delhi Capitals have always been known to come back, hopefully we will come back next year. This season we played good cricket, whatever happened, we Let’s learn, hopefully we will do well next season.”
Rahul Tripathi, Who Won The Match With KKR’s Six, Said
“It feels great. Winning was very important for the team. We had one or two tough overs, and I never thought the match would go so deep. Glad that We won the match. Rabada bowled really well in the 18th over, but I knew I had to hit just one. Chances were there was a plan to take two. It was difficult for the new batsmen to get straight singles and boundaries. This It was keeping low and it was hard to hit. I believed in myself and I knew it was just one hit away. It’s been a great journey for us after the first leg. We believed in ourselves and by Eoin and the coach The given approach helped us with a positive outlook.”
KKR Captain Eoin Morgan Said
“What we did in the last four overs we didn’t want to happen because our openers did very well. Of course we will go on to win the finals. We wanted to win the match easily, but Delhi Capitals was a lot better.” It’s a good team. It’s good for us that we have a lot of young Indian players. The kind of team we have, we’ve been in constant talks. We managed to adapt our strategy. Brendon McCullum sees Venkatesh Iyer grow steadily At the nets, that was the reason why he was able to make it to the team and make a significant contribution in the second leg of this tournament.”