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56th match (N), Kolkata, Apr 19 2010, Indian Premier League
(17.3/20 ov, target 134)135/1
KKR won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
player of the match
Murali Kartik
Kolkata Knight Riders
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• The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Kolkata get consolation win against second-string Mumbai

In their last league match, with not much to play for, Kolkata produced their biggest win of the year

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Scorecard summary
Mumbai Indians133/8(20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders135/1(17.3 overs)

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.

17.3
4
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

17.2
1
Duminy to Hussey, 1 run

short of a good length on middle, whips it through square leg for a single

17.1
1
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: 1.67 • Need 5 from 18b
David Hussey19 (13)
Brendon McCullum52 (54)
Ali Murtaza4-0-27-0
Ryan McLaren3-0-26-0
16.6
2
Murtaza to Hussey, 2 runs

flicked away towards deep midwicket, they have enough time to head back for the second

16.5
1
Murtaza to McCullum, 1 run

flighted on middle, comes down the track, lands full, and is smashed on the bounce to long-off

16.5
5w
Murtaza to McCullum, 5 wide

fires it hard down the leg side, the keeper fails to hold on and the result is five wides, Kolkata are inching closer

16.4
1
Murtaza to Hussey, 1 run

quicker delivery on the off, gets on the back foot and pushes it to point

16.3
1
Murtaza to McCullum, 1 run

turns away a hint, comes down the track and he ends up slicing it over cover

16.2
1
Murtaza to Hussey, 1 run

eased wide of point for a single

16.1
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 from 24b
David Hussey15 (9)
Brendon McCullum50 (52)
Ryan McLaren3-0-26-0
Ali Murtaza3-0-16-0
15.6
1
McLaren to Hussey, 1 run

bowled on a good length outside off, chips it towards long-on on the bounce

15.5
1
McLaren to McCullum, 1 run

brings up his half-century, full toss on the off, punched through to deep cover for a single

15.4
1
McLaren to Hussey, 1 run

slower one bowled full, pushed down the ground to long-on for a single

15.3
6
McLaren to Hussey, SIX runs

shot! Seized on the length early, short on the off, stands tall and pulls him away over deep midwicket for a big six

15.2
1lb
McLaren to McCullum, 1 leg bye

angling in towards leg stump, tries to flick it behind square, strikes him on the pads, they get a leg bye

15.1
1
McLaren to Hussey, 1 run

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

end of over 157 runs
KKR: 107/1CRR: 7.13 RRR: 5.40 • Need 27 from 30b
David Hussey6 (5)
Brendon McCullum49 (50)
Ali Murtaza3-0-16-0
Rajagopal Sathish2-0-11-1
14.6
1
Murtaza to Hussey, 1 run

short on leg and turns towards middle, gets on the back foot and pushes it wide of midwicket for a single

14.5
4
Murtaza to Hussey, FOUR runs

finds the gap, fullish outside off, smashed hard over extra cover to beat that gap between long-off and deep extra cover

14.4
1
Murtaza to McCullum, 1 run

lands on a good length outside off, comes down the track and smacks it down towards long-on

14.3
1
Murtaza to Hussey, 1 run

short of a length, gets on the back foot and punches it to deep cover

Best performances - batters
Brendon McCullum portrait
BB McCullum KKR
57 runs (56)
8 fours
0 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
13 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Saurabh Tiwary portrait
SS Tiwary MI
46 runs (37)
4 fours
1 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
13 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Murali Kartik portrait
M Kartik KKR
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
2
ECO
5
Shane Bond portrait
SE Bond KKR
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
2
ECO
6
Match details
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossMumbai Indians, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Murali Kartik
Murali Kartik
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 days19 April 2010 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Brian Jerling
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Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
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Russell Tiffin
Reserve Umpire
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Ravi Shankar
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft
PointsKolkata Knight Riders 2, Mumbai Indians 0