Kolkata Knight Riders mentor David Hussey said that his team’s hopes of reaching the playoffs are still alive, despite facing defeat against Chennai Super Kings on Thursday in the Indian Premier League.
The Chennai Super Kings team defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets yesterday. With this victory by Chennai, the team of Mumbai Indians reached the playoffs. Along with this, the Mumbai team is the first team to reach the playoffs in IPL 2020.
The Kolkata Knight Riders team is present at number five with 12 points in the current score table. David Hussey said after the end of this match, “We have made it difficult for ourselves by losing this match.”
But he said that we can still reach the playoffs, our hopes are still alive. As David Hussey said, in a short time we are going to recharge our batteries. And then come out and play free-flowing cricket.
You can never know what is going to happen in cricket. And it can also happen that the result will be in our favor. And we can shock some teams in the playoffs.
Let us tell you that the Kolkata Knight Riders team batted first against Chennai Super Kings and their opener batsman Nitish Rana’s brilliant 87 runs led to a good and honorable score of 172 runs in the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs.
In response to which, chasing the target, the opener of the Chennai Super Kings, Ruturaj Gaikwad scored an excellent 72 runs.
Ambati Rayudu came into the same end with explosive innings of 38 runs and Ravindra Jadeja unbeaten 31 and won the match with 6 wickets in 178 overs for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs.
Kolkata mentor David Hussey said that Chennai Super King’s team played very well in that match and it deserved a win. He said that in every situation defeat is very difficult. But Chennai gets all the credit in this MAC and they deserved the win.
I think he played very good cricket in every department bowling, fielding and batting. And he chased this big goal in a very good way and won.