56th match (N), Kolkata, Apr 19 2010, Indian Premier League
(17.3/20 ov, target 134)
KKR won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR Innings
Full commentary
end of over 186 runs
KKR: 135/1CRR: 7.71 
Brendon McCullum57 (56)
David Hussey20 (14)
Jean-Paul Duminy2.3-0-22-0
Ali Murtaza4-0-27-0

Kolkata have ended their tournament on a high, beating the table-toppers. They bowled well to limit them to a below-par score and followed up with a dominating display with the bat to win by nine wickets. Join us for the presentation in a bit.

"Hopefully, I'll come back again for KKR next year," is what Ganguly just said.

Bravo: "We didn't get enough runs, but I must give credit to the guys. Had we got 20-25 more, it would have been a different ball game. The pitch was on the slow side, and had we taken a couple of early wickets we could have put some pressure of them."

Ganguly: "We've disappointed this year because I felt we had a good team this year to go all the way. We let ourselves down in a few crucial moments. The Kings XI game and the Bangalore game in Bangalore, we should have done better. We'll turn up better prepared and hopefully we'll give the crowd a better tournament next year."

Murali Kartik is the Man of the Match.

Kartik: "It was a good wicket. I wouldn't mind bowling on it everyday. I've had my moments and been quite economical. Taking the pace off the ball is an art and all spinners have done well. I've enjoyed every IPL, the kind of players we have in the dressing room we have under-performed."

Thanks for tuning in and sending us your feedback. That concludes the league stage of the tournament and we turn our attention to the semi-finals. Mumbai take on Bangalore at the DY Patil Stadium on April 21st, so see you then. Bye.

Duminy to McCullum, FOUR runs
all over, short outside off, moves across and pulls it hard over midwicket for a boundary to seal a thumping win
Duminy to Hussey, 1 run
short of a good length on middle, whips it through square leg for a single
Duminy to McCullum, 1 run
pulled away towards deep square leg for a single
end of over 1711 runs
KKR: 129/1CRR: 7.58 • RRR: 1.66 • Need 5 runs from 18b
David Hussey19 (13)
Brendon McCullum52 (54)
Ali Murtaza4-0-27-0
Ryan McLaren3-0-26-0
Murtaza to Hussey, 2 runs
flicked away towards deep midwicket, they have enough time to head back for the second
Murtaza to McCullum, 1 run
flighted on middle, comes down the track, lands full, and is smashed on the bounce to long-off
Murtaza to McCullum, 5 wides
fires it hard down the leg side, the keeper fails to hold on and the result is five wides, Kolkata are inching closer
Murtaza to Hussey, 1 run
quicker delivery on the off, gets on the back foot and pushes it to point
Murtaza to McCullum, 1 run
turns away a hint, comes down the track and he ends up slicing it over cover
Murtaza to Hussey, 1 run
eased wide of point for a single
Murtaza to Hussey, no run
short of a good length on middle, turns away, pushed away off the back foot to the bowler
end of over 1611 runs
KKR: 118/1CRR: 7.37 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 16 runs from 24b
David Hussey15 (9)
Brendon McCullum50 (52)
Ryan McLaren3-0-26-0
Ali Murtaza3-0-16-0
McLaren to Hussey, 1 run
bowled on a good length outside off, chips it towards long-on on the bounce