Hyderabad: Match lost but qualification for the main draw secured, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Jacques Kallis said his team will have to rise above the average if it wants to go far in the Champions League Twenty20.
Kolkata lost to Somerset by 11 runs in their final qualifying match on Wednesday but managed to make the main event after finishing third-best in the six-team qualifying round.
"Obviously I was very pleased to qualify for the next round because that was the main objective. So, I am very pleased. But I think it was a very average performance by us," Kallis said in the post-match press conference late last night after his team was defeated by the Somerset.