After a dramatic win against Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 on Wednesday at Sharjah Cricket ground, the Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Eoin Morgan said a proper postmortem of the last four overs (1,1,W,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,W,2,0,1,0,0,W,1,0,W,W,6) will be done later.
Chasing the target of 136, the KKR were cruising at 123 for 1 in 15.5 overs but the match took an incredibly dramatic turn when they lost 5 wickets only scoring 7 runs, with 4 batters getting out for naught. The KKR’s Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan, Shakib Al Hasan and Sunil Narine all perished for a duck.
Eoin Morgan’s team was cruising with the openers Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer putting on a 96-runs stand.
It was Rahul Tripathi, who was also considered as a villain before hitting a winning six, has saved the team by hitting six on the second last ball of the game, which sealed KKR a place in the final against Chennai Super Kings. It will be the first time since 2012 that the KKKR and the CSK will play against each other in the final.
The KKR fans, who were earlier angry at KKR skipper Eoin Morgan and other players, were left reeling with excitement as the team sealed a thrilling final over win in Qualifier 2. Fans were sharing memes on Morgan who did not score a run in an important Qualifer 2. Later, Twitter was filled with his contribution as a captain for KKR in the last 10 matches. Tweeple were also comparing his stats with the CSK skipper MS Dhoni who, have also not performed well throughout the IPL 2021.
After winning the match, Tweeple were showering praise on Morgan for his brilliant captaincy in the Qualifier 2.
DC skipper Rishabh Pant was left stunned by the turn of events after his team managed to take the game to the last over only to fall short in the end. He credited the opposition bowlers for making it difficult to score runs.