Opting to bat first, KKR have been restricted to 148/5 in 20 overs and in response, MI chased down the goal of 149 with three overs and eight wickets to spare.
After the match, Morgan, who changed Dinesh Karthik as KKR skipper simply hours earlier than the match, admitted his crew have been completely outplayed by Mumbai Indians.
“We weren’t even at the races today. We got a score to bowl at in the end, but the way Mumbai got off, it was tough to stop them,” stated Morgan after the match.
KKR have been at one level reeling at 61/5 within the 11th over, however due to an unbeaten 87-run stand between Pat Cummins and Morgan the crew placed on a decent whole for MI to chase.
Karthik got here in at No. four above Morgan within the batting order, however the former captain was dismissed by Rahul Chahar for simply 4 runs. The remainder of the highest order additionally failed as Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana mixed for simply 45 runs.
Morgan, who scored an unbeaten 39 off 29 balls, says KKR have plenty of expertise within the center order, however with all of them getting out early it did not assist the crew.
“We have a lot of experience in numbers four, five and six. Given the match-ups, we are trying to play our best hand there. Today it didn’t make that much of a difference. We were all in early,” stated Morgan.
Morgan and co, who’re fourth within the IPL 2020 standings, will look to bounce again after they tackle Sunrisers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi on Sunday (October 18).
(With Agency inputs)
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