all over, short outside off, moves across and pulls it hard over midwicket for a boundary to seal a thumping win
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.
short of a good length on middle, whips it through square leg for a single
pulled away towards deep square leg for a single
flicked away towards deep midwicket, they have enough time to head back for the second
flighted on middle, comes down the track, lands full, and is smashed on the bounce to long-off
fires it hard down the leg side, the keeper fails to hold on and the result is five wides, Kolkata are inching closer
quicker delivery on the off, gets on the back foot and pushes it to point
turns away a hint, comes down the track and he ends up slicing it over cover
eased wide of point for a single
short of a good length on middle, turns away, pushed away off the back foot to the bowler
bowled on a good length outside off, chips it towards long-on on the bounce
brings up his half-century, full toss on the off, punched through to deep cover for a single
slower one bowled full, pushed down the ground to long-on for a single
shot! Seized on the length early, short on the off, stands tall and pulls him away over deep midwicket for a big six
angling in towards leg stump, tries to flick it behind square, strikes him on the pads, they get a leg bye
slower one bowled short outside off, cuts back in, catches him on the glove, drops it on the off side and races through for a single
short on leg and turns towards middle, gets on the back foot and pushes it wide of midwicket for a single
finds the gap, fullish outside off, smashed hard over extra cover to beat that gap between long-off and deep extra cover
lands on a good length outside off, comes down the track and smacks it down towards long-on
short of a length, gets on the back foot and punches it to deep cover
shortish, gets on the back foot and drops it into the leg side
fullish on the off, chipped in the direction of extra cover
Nahim: "This match shows exactly why you shouldn't drastically weaken your side for a dead rubber. The other side of this is that, even when your fringe players do well, that is no guarantee that the big players will perform when they are ushered back in!"