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Highlights: IPL 7 Final: Kolkata Knight Riders clinch title

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Updated: Monday, June 2, 2014, 13:59 [IST]
 
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Bangalore, June 1: In a thrilling final, Kolkata Knight Riders edged Kings XI Punjab by 3 wickets to win the IPL 7 title here tonight.

Scorecard; Photos; Match Report

Chasing 200, KKR won in the final over when Piyush Chawla hit a boundary off Parvinder Awana on the third ball to give his team second IPL title.

Highlights: IPL 7 Final: KKR win title

Highlights

# KKR are only the second team after Chennai Super Kings to win 2 IPL titles. KKR won in 2012

# Gautam Gambhir is the second captain after MS Dhoni to win 2 IPL titles

# KKR won 9 games in a row to take the trophy

# KKR received a cheque of Rs 15 crores for the win while KXIP took home Rs 10 crores

# With 11 required off 7 balls, Mitchell Johsnon bowled a short-ball which was hit by Chawla for a six and that turned the game

# KKR needed 5 runs off the final over. After two singles in first three balls, Chawla hit a boundary to seal the trophy for KKR

# Yusuf Pathan (RR 2008, KKR 2012, 14) and Manvinder Bisla (Deccan Chargers 2009, KKR 2012, 14) are the only two players with 3 IPL titles now

# Wriddhiman Saha became the first batsman in IPL history to score a century in the final

# This was the third ton of IPL 7 after Lendl Simmons (MI, 100*) and Virender Sehwag (122, KXIP)

# Saha is also the first Indian wicketkeeper-batsman to hit a ton in T20 cricket

# Sunil Narine, who chose IPL over West Indies Tests, was expensive with figures of 1/46 in 4 overs

# KXIP changed their batting line-up today. Captain George Bailey batted at number 3

# KXIP scored 141 runs in the final 10 overs. They were 58/2 in first 10

# Glenn Maxwell was out for a first ball duck

# David Miller faced only one ball, last of the innings and scored 1 not out

# Robin Uthappa's record sequence of 10 consecutive scores of 40+ ended today as he was out for just 5

# Chennai Super Kings won the Fair Play award

# Uthappa, with 660 runs in 15 innings, won the Orange Cap (highest run-getter)

# This is the first time an Orange Cap holder went on to win the title

# CSK's Mohit Sharma won the Purple Cap (highest wickets) honour with 23 wickets in 16 innings

# Maxwell was the top six hitter this year with 36 sixes

# Maxwell won the Most Valuable Player award

# Akshar took the Emerging Player award

# Kieron Pollard won the Catch of the tournament award

# Uthappa scored the most fours in the tournament with 73 boundaries

# Fours - KXIP: 17; KKR: 15

# Sixes - KXIP: 10; KKR: 11

# Top scorers - KXIP: Saha 115 (55 balls, 10x4, 8x6); KKR: Manish Pandey 94 (50 balls, 7x4, 6x6)

# Highest wickets - KKR: 2/44 in 4 for Piyush Chawla; KXIP: 4/54 in 4 Karanveer Singh

# Powerplay scores (1-6) - KXIP: 32/2; KKR: 59/1

# Most economical bowler of the match - Akshar Patel 0/21 (5.25)

# Most expensive bowler - Karanveer 4/54 (13.50)

# Highest partnership - 129 in 12 overs between Saha and Manan Vohra for the 3rd wicket for KXIP

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Story first published:  Sunday, June 1, 2014, 23:43 [IST]
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