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1st match (N), Mumbai, Mar 12 2010, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 162)150/7
KKR won by 11 runs
player of the match
Angelo Mathews
Kolkata Knight Riders
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• The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Deccan choke after Mathews, Shah comeback

Kolkata Knight Riders showed more character than perhaps the first two seasons put together to survive early blows by oldies Chaminda Vaas and Adam Gilchrist at the start of each innings

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Scorecard summary
Kolkata Knight Riders161/4(20 overs)
Deccan Chargers150/7(20 overs)
end of over 205 runs
DC: 150/7CRR: 7.50 
Tirumalasetti Suman7 (9)
Jaskaran Singh4 (4)
Ishant Sharma4-0-31-1
Charl Langeveldt4-0-26-2

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.

19.6
Sharma to Suman, no run

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

19.5
1
Sharma to Jaskaran Singh, 1 run

played down the ground for one run only, Kolkata are on the brink of victory

19.4
2
Sharma to Jaskaran Singh, 2 runs

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

19.3
1
Sharma to Suman, 1 run

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.

19.2
Sharma to Suman, no run

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

19.1
Sharma to Suman, no run

Ishant makes amends with a terrific slower ball, Suman didn't know what was happening and got beaten

19.1
1nb
Sharma to Suman, (no ball)

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.

end of over 194 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 145/7CRR: 7.63 • RRR: 17.00 • Need 17 from 6b
Tirumalasetti Suman6 (4)
Jaskaran Singh1 (2)
Charl Langeveldt4-0-26-2
Laxmi Shukla3-0-30-1
18.6
1
Langeveldt to Suman, 1 run

low full toss, driven hard down the ground, only a single

18.6
1w
Langeveldt to Suman, 1 wide

bouncer, it's too high and it's been called wide

18.5
1
Langeveldt to Jaskaran Singh, 1 run

full toss, the batsman hits it down the ground for one, Deccan need more

18.4
Langeveldt to Jaskaran Singh, no run

Jaskaran Singh has a wild swing at a short ball from Langeveldt. Misses.

Deccan need 20 off nine balls.

18.3
W
Langeveldt to Vaas, OUT

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

Chaminda Vaas b Langeveldt 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
18.2
1
Langeveldt to Suman, 1 run

he's driven it into the stumps at the bowler's end, else he would have got two for that shot

18.1
Langeveldt to Suman, no run

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.

end of over 188 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 141/6CRR: 7.83 • RRR: 10.50 • Need 21 from 12b
Tirumalasetti Suman4 (1)
Laxmi Shukla3-0-30-1
Angelo Mathews4-0-27-1
17.6
W
Shukla to Anirudh Singh, OUT

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!

Anirudh Singh c & b Shukla 14 (14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100
17.5
4
Shukla to Anirudh Singh, FOUR runs

super placement! Anirudh gets under the full ball and muscles it over the umpire's head for four

17.4
Shukla to Anirudh Singh, no run

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

17.3
2
Shukla to Anirudh Singh, 2 runs

Anirudh chips the ball over cover once again, two more, they are running hard between wickets

17.2
2
Shukla to Anirudh Singh, 2 runs

full toss outside off stump, the batsman bends down low and scoops the ball over cover, they hurry back for the second

17.1
Shukla to Anirudh Singh, no run

beaten outside the off stump, Shukla notches up a dot

Deccan need 29 off the last three overs.

Best performances - batsmen
Angelo Mathews portrait
AD Mathews
65 runs (46)
5 fours
4 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
leg glance
21 runs
1 four
1 six
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Owais Shah portrait
OA Shah
58 runs (46)
3 fours
3 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
leg glance
35 runs
2 fours
3 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Charl Langeveldt
CK Langeveldt
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
2
ECO
6.5
Chaminda Vaas
WPUJC Vaas
O
3
M
1
R
22
W
2
ECO
7.33
Match details
Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
TossDeccan Chargers, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Angelo Mathews
Angelo Mathews
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days12 March 2010 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Rudi Koertzen
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Russell Tiffin
TV Umpire
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Brian Jerling
Reserve Umpire
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Sameer Bandekar
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft
PointsKolkata Knight Riders 2, Deccan Chargers 0