Kolkata Knight Riders batter Jason Roy injured himself in the 18th over of the first innings against Chennai Super Kings. The England batter was fielding at long-on and had run to his left in order to stop a slog by Ravindra Jadeja. 

But as Roy reached the ball after a quick sprint, the Englishman seemed to struggle as if he pulled his hamstring or quad muscle. As soon as he field the ball and threw it away, Roy walked off the field and was immediately checked up by the KKR physio. The Englishman was having a decent day out on the field as he took a great catch to dismiss Shivan Dube. 

Fortunately for Kolkata, Roy was ready to bat and showed off his skills in the second innings. Coming into bat at the number 4 position, the Surrey man went on to score a stunning 20-ball half-century. This blistering knock included five four and five sixes as he ended up with a score of 61 in 26 balls. 

But despite these heroics and another 50 by Rinku Singh, the Kolkata Knight Riders fell short in the end and suffered a 49-run defeat. Whereas with the ball, Tushar Deshpande and Maheesh Theekshana, picked up two wickets each. While all other bowlers had one wicket next to their name. 

Reacting to this loss, KKR captain Nitish Rana stated that the poor performance in the powerplay made the chase further difficult. He also stressed on KKR's bowling effort and expressed that the team needs to improve moving ahead in the tournament.

He said, "Tough to digest. Always going to be difficult chasing 236 especially if you don't have a good powerplay. Have to give credit to Rahane. As I said, it's tough to digest that we conceded a score like that. We do have some positives. But if you don't improve. If you keep repeating mistakes against such a big team, you'll lose."