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Gambhir: Felt good, Chennai fought well, our boys did a good job restricting them to 139. We know we have a lot of potential and quality, we need to a complement each other. Das needs to be given the man of the match.

Dhoni: Hussey did well, got run-out so that wasn't a bad decision, the surface is not allowing us to play our strokes, the spinners need to come into their own, most teams are doing well because of their spinners. It is not as if the pitch is bad but it is not suiting our strategy.

So Gambhir, like AB de Villiers had done in one of the earlier games, has given away his MoM award to Das. He says, "Seniors giving me a lot of confidence, Gambhir's my mentor."

The match went down to the wire, at four needed from three, it could have gone either way. And then Debabrata Das smacked it away to the fence to get a four and push KKR to within one point of Delhi at the top of the table.

Chennai lose another one game at home, and the fortress that was breached some time back, is now showing signs of cracking. Time for the Super Kings to give a befitting reply but that will be a story of another day. Tonight, it was Kolkata who bowled extremely well, and then batted decently under pressure to win it.

Gautam Gambhir was the star of the show with the bat, batting almost right through for the win. His rich vein of form continues this season and now he is the third highest scorer in this season of the IPL, behind Rahane and Sehwag.

19.4
4
Ashwin to Das, FOUR runs, shot, four, end of the match! That is an excellent shot under pressure from Das and he has been dispatched to mid-wicket for a four.
19.3
W
Ashwin to Pathan, OUT, in the air, and caught! Pathan tried to slog sweep it, top edged it away and du Plessis takes a simple catch! Match is alive despite the obvious possibility of one stroke finishing it.

YK Pathan c du Plessis b Ashwin 12 (21m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 109.09

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st14G GambhirBB McCullum
2nd70JH KallisG Gambhir
3rd28G GambhirMK Tiwary
4th12G GambhirYK Pathan
5th12YK PathanDB Das
6th4LR ShuklaDB Das