After suffering defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore, it’s back to the drawing board for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
But, despite the loss, Kolkata kept the game alive in the second innings where they kept taking wickets at regular intervals.
Even head coach, Brendon McCullum was all praises for his team.
He, however, was not happy with his team’s batting. He felt that a more sedate approach would have ensured that Kolkata scored a bigger total.
KKR batted rather aggressively in the first innings and thus lost their wickets quickly.
KKR were 44/3 by the end of the Powerplay overs.
McCullum also said that the wicket was rather tricky for the batsmen and had a tennis ball bounce which made it difficult to play shots or enhance stroke-making.
He also felt that a little bit of luck could have helped his team to get to a better target.
He also lauded his bowlers who did a superb job to keep things under control during the second innings.
McCullum praised Andre Russell for his brilliant fielding to save runs at the boundary but he got sore shoulders as a result.
This was the reason Shreyas brought in Venkatesh Iyer but the plan misfired for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
It cost the team dearly and RCB thus secured a narrow win in the end.
Umesh Yadav was once again on fire as he took 2 wickets in the Powerplay.