Eoin Morgan(KKR): "Its been a long time since we've played like this. Baz has taken over for almost two seasons, so the way we are playing is now getting into his style. To hold such a strong Mumbai team, and chase it down in the manner we did gives us confidence. We were trying to fit Iyer into the XI with a lot of talented guys, and its fantastic with the manner he has scored runs. We never put a number on him, on how many games he will get. In the practice games he has gone out to play this way. Baz backs him to the hilt. Just a second game for him but played with full confidence. Sunil and Varun are formidable bowlers. Sunil has been integral in winning KKR championships in the past. Varun is a fresh guy. The first two games in this second phase has been a great template for us to play. There's only one way for us to go in the points table, and that's up.
Rohit Sharma (MI): Few areas (went wrong). We started really well but didn't get enough towards the back end. I thought it was a good pitch, we failed to capitalize on the start we got and we didn't bowl well at the start. I don't want to look into it too much, things can happen and you have to move on. After a good start we had to get small partnerships but we kept losing wickets at regular intervals, it is not easy for new batters to go in and start hitting the ball. It is something that happened in the last game as well and we will address it. It is always there at the back of the mind on where you stand, we are still in the middle of the table, so we have to get back and fight and hopefully get some wins on the trot.
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets
Over 15.1 Rohit Sharmatossed up deliveryto Nitish Rana, Boundary!gets Goes down on his knee and reverse-sweeps away backward of point for four.
End of Over 15
Over 14.6 Jasprit Bumrahbowls a pitched up deliveryto Rahul Tripathi, 2 runs, comes on to the front foot and drives it straight down the ground and picks up a couple of runs.
Over 14.5 Jasprit Bumrahbowls a good length deliveryto Nitish Rana,1 run, gets lines it up on the back foot and dabs it wide of slips.
Over 14.4 Jasprit Bumrah bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to Rahul Tripathi,1 run, stays deep inside the crease and squeezed down to long-on
Over 14.3 Jasprit Bumrahbowls a pitched up deliveryto Rahul Tripathi, Boundary! Goes well across the stumps and scoops it over short fine leg and the ball raced away to the fence for four.
Over 14.2 Jasprit Bumrahbowls a good length deliveryto Rahul Tripathi, no run, comes on to the front foot and punches it straight to the man at cover.
Over 14.1 Jasprit Bumrahbowls a good length deliveryto Eoin Morgan,out Caught by Boult!! Gets late in getting on top of it, hence top-edging this pull down backward square leg's throat
End of Over 14 (2 runs) Kolkata XI 147/2
Rahul Tripathi 67/38 Adam Milne 3-0-29-0 Eoin Morgan 7/7