IPL 2021 has not been a candy journey to date for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). With 5 loss and two wins, they’ve lots to catch up.
Firstpost takes a take a look at their marketing campaign to date on this season:
Match 1, SRH vs KKR, 11 April – WON
KKR kicked off their IPL 2021 marketing campaign with a win. They beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs within the first match.
SRH received the toss and requested KKR to bat first. KKR received off to an honest begin as opening pair of Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana placed on 53 of the primary wicket. Gill fell for 15 however Rana carried and completed with 80 scored off 56 balls. Rahul Tripathi and Dinesh Karthik made certain KKR reached whole of 187/6 on the finish of 20 overs.
Regardless of efforts from Manish Pandey (61) and Jonny Bairstow (55), SRH failed to achieve the goal in allotted 20 overs and misplaced the sport by 10 runs. Their first win.
Match 2, KKR vs MI, 13 April – LOST
KKR received the toss this time and determined to chase. Mumbai Indians received off to a nasty begin with Quinton de Kock scoring solely 2 runs off 6 balls. Rohit Sharma (43) and Suryakumar Yadav (56) steadied the ship for Mumbai however the remainder of the batting failed and so they may muster 152 runs in 20 overs.
Nonetheless, KKR discovered even this small goal tough to chase. Nitish Rana (57) once more shone however others disillusioned and KKR misplaced the match by 10 runs. Their first loss.
Match 3, RCB vs KKR, 18 April, LOST
RCB have been subsequent and it was one other massive problem for KKR. Virat Kohli received the toss and requested KKR to bowl.
KKR picked up two early wickets and RCB have been struggling at 9/2 initially. However Glenn Maxwell (78), AB de Villiers (76) ensured RCB completed with 204/4 on the finish of 20 overs.
KKR didn’t actually get alongside within the chase, shedding wickets now and again. Andre Russell (31) top-scored for KKR however they misplaced the match by 38 runs. Their second loss.
Match 4, CSK vs KKR, 21 April, LOST
KKR regardless of shedding two video games whereas chasing, determined to bowl first once more. CSK openers Ruturaj Gaikwad (64) and Faf du Plessis (95) gave them an important begin. Because of their effort, CSK placed on an enormous 220/3 on the board as KKR bowlers have been smashed everywhere in the park.
KKR received off to the worst begin doable as they have been 31/5 in underneath six overs. Karthik (40), Russell (54), and Cummins (66*) tried their finest however KKR nonetheless misplaced the match 18 runs. Their third loss.
Match 5, KKR vs RR, 24 April – LOST
By this time, the groups had labored out a plan towards KKR. RR too requested them to chase on this match.
Not one of the KKR batsmen may do a lot as they completed a low whole of 133/9 of their 20 overs.
Rajasthan chased down the goal in 18.5 overs due to a superb knock by their skipper Sanju Samson (42*). This was KKR’s fourth loss.
Match 6, PBKS vs KKR, 26 April – WON
KKR took an enormous threat this time, opting to subject once more regardless of their chasing report being abysmal within the season.
Nonetheless, the transfer labored as Punjab Kings have been bowled out for less than 123/9 of their allotted 20 overs. Prasidh Krishna picked essentially the most wickets (3 for 30).
KKR received off to a nasty begin once more as they have been 17/3 at one time. However Rahul Tripathi and skipper Eoin Morgan (47) performed nicely to take their facet residence. KKR received by 5 wickets to register the second win of the season.
Match 7, KKR vs DC, 29 April – LOST
One other large sport for KKR as that they had final 12 months’s finalists DC up towards them. It additionally occurred to be their final match earlier than the season got here to a halt because of the raging coronavirus second wave in India.
DC received the toss and opted to bowl first.
Gill performed nicely for his 43 and Russell on the again finish did nicely too with 45 off 27 balls. KKR completed with 154/6 on the finish of 20 overs.
Nonetheless, a powerful DC batting unit made brief work of the chase, ending it in simply 16.3 overs with seven wickets in hand. Prithvi Shaw strokes 82 whereas Dhawan scored 46 to inflict one other loss on KKR, their fifth of the season.