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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) lost their top spot in the points table after they went down against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The home side chased down the target in 17.2 overs to got at the top of the table. Following their loss, Dinesh Karthik admitted that they didn’t had enough runs on the board after the end of their batting.
Meanwhile, Deepak Chahar ran a roller as Kolkata lost their top four wickets within the powerplay. They failed to stitch partnership, and it was only Andre Russell who remained unbeaten on 50 runs to help his side cross the 100-run mark. Dinesh Karthik said its difficult to predict a target in this kind of wickets. He also added that they couldn’t consolidate at the end due to lack of batsmen alongside Russell
“Definitely not enough runs on the board. These are tricky games and you don’t know how many runs to set with the dew and everything, but when the games finishes you feel you should gave got 20 more runs, so it’s always a catch-22 situation. When you lose four wickets in the powrerplay you are always behind the eight-ball. Then you have to consolidate and probably hope to go well towards the end, but we couldn’t do that,” Karthik said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Okay with not winning every day: Karthik
Meanwhile, this is Kolkata Knight Riders third away game on a trot, and they have emerged victorious in two outings. Dinesh Karthik seemed content with the effort from his boys and said he doesn’t want to be greedy. He also credited Andre Russell who played a patient knock – contrary to his natural game.
Karthik hailed the big Jamaican saying he showed great maturity and looked pleased with his all-rounder
“But credit to Russell, he showed a lot of maturity and I am pleased with the way he’s shaping up. I was happy with the general attitude, I like the way we tried defending a small total, especially the spinners with the wet ball. I don’t think it was a lack of concentration from our side with the bat. We have been on the road for three games, but have won two in five days and we shouldn’t be too greedy. We’ve tried hard and as a captain, I am okay with not coming up on top every day,” he added.
In conclusion, Dinesh Karthik stated that they need to regroup when they return to Kolkata. He expects it to be a good game with the last tie between these two teams going to the Super over.
“When we return we need to regroup. Two good teams playing and it should be a good match against Delhi next. (Message to the team) Enjoy, forget today, next game is a new game, a new day,” he concluded,