Kolkata have done it! Ishant beats the bat once again with the final delivery and Ganguly sprints in with joy on his face as fireworks light up the DY Patil Stadium
Deccan goofed up the chase big time after a superb fifty from Gilchrist. Laxman, Gibbs, Symonds and Sharma got out to poor shots and they eventually paid the price. Credit to Kolkata's bowlers for not giving up and credit to Owais Shah and Angelo Mathews for stunning counter attacks after Vaas had left Kolkata's innings in disarray. After enduring two poor campaigns, Kolkata will be thrilled with this result.
The presentation ceremony will happen once all the backslapping ends ...
A few awards are being given out, Mathews picks up some cash for hitting the most sixes. Gibbs pockets some moolah for taking a catch, that of Hodge.
"We were in the box seat, great start with the ball and bat but we didn't finish well. We panicked a little bit. It wasn't smart cricket. It was gettable on that wicket, all credit to the Knight Riders," says Gilchrist.
Ganguly: "We were ordinary for the first ten overs in both innings but we pulled back in the last ten. We've got some improvements to make, fielding is an area. We dropped Adam twice and we were lucky to win from there. Owais and Mathews batted outstandingly to take us to 161."
"And that's all we have from the presentation area," says Shastri with finality. No Man-of-the-Match award? Okay then, my vote goes to Angelo Mathews.
So that's it from us at Cricinfo for today. Tomorrow's a double header: Mumbai take on Rajasthan at the Brabourne at 3.00 IST, followed by Punjab v Delhi in Mohali at 8.00 pm. See you there, cheers.
played down the ground for one run only, Kolkata are on the brink of victory
terrific save on the deep backward square leg boundary! The fielder sprints across on the boundary, throws himself full length, and swats the ball back in
Ishant what are you doing? He pulled off a spectacular dive to field a straight drive, he then tries to throw hard at the non striker's end and concedes an over throw, he needn't have thrown, he could have got up, ambled to the stumps and knocked off the bails
Deccan need four off each ball.
full ball outside off stump, Suman swings across the line and misses, the keeper collects and runs to the stumps to prevent them stealing a bye
Ishant makes amends with a terrific slower ball, Suman didn't know what was happening and got beaten
wide! Full and down leg side, oh it's a no ball as well! So free hit, Ishant what are you doing?
Deccan need 17 off the final over. I reckon it's too much to get. Ishant has the ball.
low full toss, driven hard down the ground, only a single
bouncer, it's too high and it's been called wide
full toss, the batsman hits it down the ground for one, Deccan need more
Jaskaran Singh has a wild swing at a short ball from Langeveldt. Misses.
Deccan need 20 off nine balls.
bowled him! Langeveldt's doing it for KKR! Good length and straight from the bowler, Vaas aims for midwicket and misses, the ball hits the top of middle stump, Vaas struck with his first ball and now goes first ball
he's driven it into the stumps at the bowler's end, else he would have got two for that shot
Suman lets Langeveldt know what he's up to by backing away too early, Langeveldt delivers wide outside off, Suman lets it go and looks expectantly at the umpire
Deccan need 21 off the last two overs. Vaas is the new batsman.
caught!! Anirudh tries to pull this time and the ball hits high on the bat, it lobs up behind the bolwer and Shukla reacts quickly, running back to hold the caught and bowled, he is pumped!
super placement! Anirudh gets under the full ball and muscles it over the umpire's head for four
played back to the bowler and Shukla fields well, that shy at the stumps at the striker's end was unnecessary though, Kolkata don't want to risk overthrows
Anirudh chips the ball over cover once again, two more, they are running hard between wickets
full toss outside off stump, the batsman bends down low and scoops the ball over cover, they hurry back for the second
beaten outside the off stump, Shukla notches up a dot
Deccan need 29 off the last three overs.