Dubai [UAE], October 2 (ANI): Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Eoin Morgan feels "in real-time" the catch by Rahul Tripathi was clean and asserted the poor fielding cost them the match on Friday.
KL Rahul smashed a gutsy fifty while Sharukh Khan slammed 22 off 9 balls as Punjab Kings defeated KKR by five wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here at the Dubai International Stadium.
"Initially we didn't field as well, put catches down. Myself early too. We probably had a par score on the wicket. Kings played well, we fought back, but catches have cost us. I thought in real-time that the Tripathi catch was out," said Morgan during the post-match presentation.
"But when you slow it down, the third umpire decided otherwise. We got on with it once he made his call. Hopefully we play hard in the back end, get a few results and qualify into the playoffs," he added.
Punjab Kings needed 24 runs in the last three overs and Rahul and Shahrukh Khan helped the side register a win over KKR despite a wobble in the last over.
The Eoin Morgan-led side had come back into the game but Rahul's calm and composed knock helped Punjab Kings to walk away with two points. (ANI)