Cape Town: Had it not been for the washed-out game against Perth Scorchers, reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders could have made the semi-finals of the ongoing Champions League Twenty20, said senior all-rounder Jacques Kallis.
KKR, however, bid adieu to CLT20 with a bang thrashing in-form Titans by 99 runs in their final Group A game here last night, and Kallis said it was “pity” that the Kolkata outfit did not start the tournament on perfect note. “It’s a pity we didn’t start of the tournament like this. I felt that we started playing some good cricket in Durban (against the Perth Scorchers) but unfortunately the weather stopped us from getting through to the next round. That was disappointing,” Kallis said after the win over Titans.
“This was almost a perfect game for us. We came out and batted really well and paced the innings nicely. There were some fantastic individual knocks and then we bowled with the intensity we needed to bowl with. This was a nice way to end this campaign. The guys now go away to different parts of the globe and will play for different teams. Hopefully, they gain form again in time for the IPL,” he was quoted as saying by clt20.com.
Put into bat last night, KKR scored an imposing 188 for five in 20 overs and then shot Titans out for a paltry 89 in 16.4 overs.