IPL 2021: KKR’s Rahul Tripathi ended the match with a six off R Ashwin within the ultimate over.© Instagram
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batter Rahul Tripathi mentioned he by no means thought the sport would go so deep in Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League on Wednesday. Needing 136 runs to win, KKR had been off to a brisk begin, courtesy Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer. The duo cashed in on all of the scoring alternatives and took KKR to 51/0 within the first six overs. However they misplaced the plot within the closing phases and it took Tripathi’s six off Ashwin in the final over to take KKR over the road.
“It feels nice. The win for the staff was essential. We had one or two powerful overs and I by no means thought it could go so deep. Glad we received the sport. Rabada bowled the 18th over very well, however I knew that I needed to simply join one,” mentioned the 30-year-old batter in a post-match presentation.
“The plan was to take a two if there was a risk. If it was two, we had been operating, in any other case, it was going to be me. It was troublesome to straightaway get singles and limits for the brand new batsmen. It was protecting low and it was troublesome to hit,” he added.
Tripathi additionally mentioned the optimistic method given by the coaches and the skipper Eoin Morgan is the rationale for the staff’s success.
“I believed in myself and knew it was only one hit away. It has been an important journey for us after the primary part. We believed in ourselves and the method given by Eoin and the coach helped us,” mentioned Tripathi.
KKR has arrange the blockbuster ultimate showdown towards Chennai Tremendous Kings, which can happen in Dubai on Friday.
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