IPL 2017: Kolkata Knight Riders Confident Of Chasing Any Target

Targeting of 183 runs, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir said that his team confident of chasing any target and display as a “good chasing side” set by the opposition team in the ongoing Indian Premier League.

After winning the toss KKR elected to bowl first and batted Rising Pune Supergiants scored 182 for five wickets and then chased down the target with seven wickets in hand.

After winning by seven wickets over Rising Pune Supergiants, KKR registered their sixes wins out of eight games in the Indian Premier League.

KKR captain Gambhir said “I thought we are a good chasing side and we are confident of chasing anything. Restricting the opposition to 180 was terrific and the credit needs to go to the bowlers.”


Talking about chasing was put together on the 158 run second wicket stand between Robin Uthappa’s 87 off 47 balls and Gambhir 62 off 46 balls.

Gambhir said “It’s good to keep contributing; I keep saying Orange Cap does not matter if you don’t have points as a team. But it is good to score runs and when you are, score as much as you can.”

The Man-of-the-Match Uthappa said that he has a lot of faith in his own skills; he said “I’ve always been strong. I have a lot of faith in what I’m doing. I’m really confident and I’m enjoying myself out there. I am enjoying my keeping; I think MS (Dhoni) has set the benchmark for Indian keepers, so I’m slowly but surely getting there.”


Talking about the top of the table, Uthappa said “It is very important to respect the momentum we have created for ourselves. Teams tend to fall off in the second half of the tournament.”

RPS skipper Steve Smith said about their dew played a role, “I thought at the halfway point that it was quite a good total. The wicket was slow, but the dew came on in the chase. The wicket just sped up and became very good to bat on. The guys were able to hit through the line comfortably. Gautam (Gambhir) and Robin (Uthappa) batted beautifully.”

Talking about strained on the need to work on their fielding, Smith said “We put down a few catches and it proved costly, we need to work on our fielding. It has happened in a few games in a row and we need to change it. Not sure if it’s an attitude problem. But, hopefully, we can improve on our fielding.”

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