Knight Riders v Kings XI, IPL 2014, final, Bangalore

Narine's worst, and highest scores in defeats

Key numbers from the IPL 2014 final between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab

S Rajesh

June 1, 2014

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Karanveer Singh claimed a four-for, Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2014, final, June 1, 2014
Karanveer Singh claimed a four-for but it came at the cost of 54 runs © BCCI

200 - Kolkata Knight Riders' score, the highest by a team chasing a target in the final of any Twenty20 tournament. The previous highest was 198, by Wayamba against Ruhuna in Sri Lanka's Inter-Provincial Twenty20 tournament in 2011. Wayamba's score tied the game, which Ruhuna later won in the one-over eliminator. In the IPL, the previous highest in a final was also by Knight Riders, when they scored 192 against Chennai Super Kings in the 2012 final.

115* - Wriddhiman Saha's score, the highest by a batsman in the final of a Twenty20 tournament. There's only been one other century in the final of a Twenty20 tournament: Brad Hodge scored 106 for Victoria against New South Wales in the final of the Australian Twenty20 Competition in 2005-06. The previous highest in an IPL final was M Vijay's 95 for Chennai Super Kings against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011.

1 - The number of scores higher than 115 in a losing effort in an IPL game: Andrew Symonds scored an unbeaten 117 for Deccan Chargers against Rajasthan Royals in 2008, a match in which Chargers scored 214 but lost by three wickets; the highest score for Royals in that game was 71, by Graeme Smith. In any Twenty20 match, this is the seventh highest in a loss; the highest is 141 not out, by Somerset's Cameron White against Worcestershire in 2006.

46 - Runs conceded by Sunil Narine in his four overs, which equals the most runs he has ever conceded in a Twenty20 match. There have been two other instances of him conceding 46 - off 3.4 overs against Barbados in the 2013 Caribbean Premier League, when the batting team was bowled out for 122; and in a Twenty20 international against New Zealand earlier this year in Auckland, when New Zealand made 189.

19 - Runs conceded by Narine in his second over, the second highest he has conceded in an IPL match. His highest is 23, also against Kings XI Punjab, in 2013 in Mohali. After conceding only ten in his first three overs of that game, his fourth went for 23 as Manpreet Gony hit him for two sixes and a four.

99 - The number of runs Kings XI scored in the middle overs, from the seventh to the 15th. It was the fifth highest of the tournament by any team. Of the 11 instances when teams scored 90 or more runs in the middle overs in IPL 2014, seven were by Kings XI.

4 for 54 - The bowling figures for Karanveer Singh, the most expensive four-for in all Twenty20 cricket. The previous highest number of runs conceded for a four-wicket haul was 50, by Hammad Azam of Rawalpindi Rams against Sialkot Stallions in 2010.

8 - The number of dots played by Knight Riders during their Powerplay, the least by any team in IPL 2014. Kings XI had played nine dots in their match against Sunrisers Hyderabad during the league stage.

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Posted by Muttee on (June 2, 2014, 16:46 GMT)

Well it felt really good with what happened with Narine, don't take me wrong, I really like his bowling but when someone comes out and gives statements like, I am surprised nobody has been able to decode me yet", one really deserved some thrashing and quite fittingly got it.. picking ipl over tests was a personal choice, totally different topic but my beef was with that statement. I hope he never say anything like that again and keep on doing what he does best.

Posted by Kashi0127 on (June 2, 2014, 8:40 GMT)

I feel sorry for Narine and the end to his cricket career. Not sure if WI will ever select him again. End of the day Narine needs to ask himself - was it worth it?

Posted by Ozcricketwriter on (June 2, 2014, 6:02 GMT)

Poor Narine, had his worst ever outing, in the final, but the end result was a pretty exciting one. I feel sorry for Saha more, as he had the best innings yet was ultimately on the losing side and didn't even get the man of the match award. Did Pandey really do better? I think Saha did better, myself.

Posted by niazbhi on (June 2, 2014, 1:00 GMT)

KKR should retain Narine, Uthappa and Sakib. Kings Vohra, Shewag, Saha, Maxwell/Johnson and Asker.

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (June 1, 2014, 21:03 GMT)

Everytime its either Narine or Uthappa when it comes to KKR. What about Shakib? clearly the best all-rounder in this tournament and ranked also along with Narine and Uthappa as in the top 10 most valuable players in IPL. Shame he didn't get to play all matches and batted a bit higher up otherwise he would've easily been number 1.

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