Shaw winner Captain Eoin Morgan's first match as captain with Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL-13 was not good and the team had to be beaten by eight wickets at the hands of Mumbai Indians. Dinesh Karthik left the captaincy of the team on Friday and Morgan got the responsibility. Batting first, Kolkata somehow managed to score 148 runs by losing five wickets in 20 overs. Mumbai achieved this target by losing two wickets in 16.5 overs.After the match, Morgan said that his team was not even in the race.
Morgan said, "We were not even in the race today. We finally got the score that we could fight but it was difficult to stop the way Mumbai started. Their number-4, 5, and 6 are very experienced. "
On the question of sending Karthik before himself, Morgan said, "We want to try our best while watching the matches. Today it did not make much difference. "