Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WP Saha
115(55) 10x4 - 8x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 0 12 4 12 0 10 9
MK Pandey
94(50) 7x4 - 6x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 4 0 2 5 7 11

Best performances - Bowlers

Karanveer Singh
O4.0
M0
R54
W4
Eco13.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PP Chawla
O4.0
M0
R44
W2
Eco11.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

And so it ends, this season, with dry ice, fireworks, and a torrential confetti downpour. We've had a great time bringing it to you, and we hope you've enjoyed our coverage as well. Thanks a lot for tuning in, match after match, and sending in your comments, even though you know it's physically impossible to put them all up. That's it for us from the final, and what a match it was too. Good night!

Presentation time! The excitement's gotten to Ravi Shastri, who says it's been a fantastic final, and "no team deserved to win."

After an incredible century to completely turn Kings XI's innings around after a slow start, Wriddhiman Saha has to make do with just the maximum sixes award. The Man of the Match award goes to Manish Pandey.

"We have got four achievements, Ranji Trophy, Irani, cherry on the cake was the IPL," Pandey says, and misses out mentioning the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the third domestic tournament his team, Karnataka, won. "I'm very optimistic, and I love to play the crunch game. We got ten in the first over, and that was the time I thought, if we kept doing that, we'll get 200."

The catch of the season goes to Kieron Pollard, for his catch of Kevon Cooper Shreyas Gopal, Mumbai Indians' Bangalore boy, collects it on his behalf. I got a little frazzled and thought Shreyas had won it.

Glenn Maxwell wins an award for the maximum sixes for the season, and Akshar Patel wins the Emerging Player award

"I'm very proud I've beaten so many domestic and international players to No. 1," Akshar says. "Our bowling coach Joe [Dawes] makes a lot of plans for different batsmen, and I've worked on those. I think I'm a batting allrounder, but after this performance, maybe bowling allrounder."

Chennai Super Kings win the Fair Play award, which Mohit Sharma picks up.

Robin Uthappa gets the orange cap. "It's been surreal," he says. "I'm at a loss for words. I'm happy I've contributed in a meaningful manner. If I have to pick one innings, the one against Mumbai Indians, because I played with a broken toe, and I broke through a physical barrier."

Mohit Sharma wins the purple cap "I bowled a lot in the slog overs this season," he says. "I learned a lot. I've discovered more weaknesses than strengths, so I'll work on those ahead of the next season."

Those orange and purple caps were more like helmets, made of some heavy, blingy material, and both Uthappa and Mohit struggled to put them on. Glenn Maxwell is the MVP

George Bailey says it was a match worthy of being a final. He congratulates KKR, and congratulates Manish Pandey for a "ballsy innings."

"We've got a special bunch of guys, we've had a wonderful tournament, and our guys can hold their heads high." Asked to talk about his memories of the season, he says, "I enjoyed this one, I got to play a few games."

Gautam Gambhir collects the winners' cheque for Rs. 15 crore, and has a broad grin on his face as he walks up to talk to Shastri. "Where we were after first seven games, not many people thought we would be here," Gambhir says. "They absorbed a lot of pressure, a lot of credit needs to go to the team.

"This is a ground where it is very difficult to defend. We wanted to get it down to 5 overs, 50 or 60 to get. Manish played a fantastic innings, Yusuf chipped in, and Chawla hit that important six. Wriddhiman played an unbelievable innings. Manish is fearless."

Faras: "Both innings had a costly drop. Narine dropped Saha on 60, and Saha almost doubled his scored after that drop. Panday was dropped on 60, and scored crucial (quick) 34 after the drop catch. "

What a wonderfully controlled chase that was from Kolkata. It started with some really busy running during the Powerplay, in which they only played out eight dot balls. Manish Pandey then came up with a big shot whenever called upon to do so. Three times, he hit sixes immediately after KKR had lost a wicket.

Kings XI stayed in the game thanks to a superb spell from Akshar Patel, and Mitchell Johnson was one ball away from bowling a brilliant 19th over, before Chawla smashed that half-tracker out of the ground to leave them with just five to get from the last over.

Wriddhiman Saha put Kings XI in a brilliant position with the first-ever century in an IPL final, but his team might now wonder whether their slow start - they only scored 58 in their first ten overs - might have cost them the final.

Chawla: "The short ball was coming anytime," he says, when asked about that six off Johnson.

Shakib "Two times in three years. Can't feel better!"

Narine says there wasn't too much tension. "Just wanted to make contact and give it to Piyush"

"Freaking fantastic!" says an ecstatic Robin Uthappa.

Yusuf Pathan, the only player to win three IPL titles. "I shouldn't have played that shot. We might have finished the match two overs earlier."

"Incredible performance, nine games on the trot, true champions," says Wasim Akram "They enjoy each other's company and success."

Manish Pandey gives his home crowd a big wave, stump in one hand.

"Wriddhiman Saha played a blinder of an innings and we needed someone to match that," says ten Doeschate, when asked about Pandey's innings. "It's just been a great final."

19.3
4
Awana to Chawla, FOUR runs, low full-toss, and it's all over! Chawla makes himself room and slices it over point and it runs away for four. Chawla is running around the ground like a madman, before he's pulled down to the ground by his teammates who fall all over him and smother him into the turf. What a win this is for Knight Riders!
19.2
1
Awana to Narine, 1 run, whoa. Bailey dives to his left to make a super stop at midwicket after Narine flicks, and sends in a throw to the bowler's end. Narine was well short of his crease, but Awana was nowhere near the stumps, and Sehwag fumbles after backing up, but they don't run the overthrow
19.1
0
Awana to Narine, no run, that's a good yorker, and Narine gets it off the bottom of his bat, straight to cover. Pressure!

After all those yorkers, why bowl the short ball? With that shot, it's now just five to get from the last over. Who will bowl it? It's Awana, who's had a shocker so far.

END OF OVER:
19 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | KKR: 195/7

  • PP Chawla9 (4b)
  • SP Narine1 (2b)
  • MG Johnson4-0-41-2
  • AR Patel4-0-21-0
18.6
6
Johnson to Chawla, SIX runs, that's short, and that's six! He didn't seem to be in the best possible position to pull, but Chawla's got more than enough bat on it after walking across his crease to send it soaring over the deep backward square leg boundary
18.5
1
Johnson to Narine, 1 run, that's in the blockhole again, following Narine who's opened up his stance. He can only bunt it onto his front pad
18.4
0
Johnson to Narine, no run, Narine makes himself room, and Johnson follows him with the full ball. He swings and misses, and the ball rolls down, narrowly past leg stump, to the keeper

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WP Saha
115(55) 10x4 - 8x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 0 12 4 12 0 10 9
MK Pandey
94(50) 7x4 - 6x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 4 0 2 5 7 11

Best performances - Bowlers

Karanveer Singh
O4.0
M0
R54
W4
Eco13.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PP Chawla
O4.0
M0
R44
W2
Eco11.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

best of the worst

4/54

Karanveer Singh's figures are the most expensive for a bowler who has taken 4 wickets in a T20 match.

The smallest margins

104

No. of runs that Wriddhiman Saha scored off 50 balls. Manish Pandey scored only 94 off 50. Who will be the happier man?

familiar territory

7

No. of times Knight Riders have scored 50+ runs in the last five overs of an innings while chasing in the IPL - they need 49 today

Prime target

97

No. of runs Parvinder Awana has conceded in seven overs in his last two games

Rising to the occasion

10.2

No. of overs in which Manish Pandey got to fifty - he has never managed this at an earlier stage of the innings in all T20 cricket.

Slam bang?

3

No. of times in this season that teams have scored 60+ runs in the Powerplay without a single six - Knight Rideres got 59 today.

Busy boys

8

No. of dot balls in the Powerplay for Knight Riders - the lowest in the season. The next best is nine by Kings XI when they visited Hyderabad

Weak link?

22.28

Gautam Gambhir's batting average in this season - it has only been worse in 2009 (22.0)

It's outta here

2

Number of IPL seasons in which 700+ sixes have been scored - the 2012 and 2014 seasons

Big man gone

660

No. of runs scored by Robin Uthappa in IPL 2014 - the highest score by an Indian in an IPL season.

Stepping out from shadows

115

Wriddhiman Saha's score is the highest score by a batsman in any T20 tournament final.

Topping the charts

199

The highest score for any team against Knight Riders in this IPL. Also, the second-highest score by any team in an IPL final

Saha joins big boys

2

No of batsmen who have hit Narine for three or more sixes across IPL seasons - Saha(3) and Raina (4).

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