2014 Indian Premier League Final
|Event||2014 Indian Premier League|
|Kolkata Knight Riders won by 3 wickets|
|Date||1 June 2014|
|Venue||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore|
|Player of the Match||Manish Pandey (Kolkata Knight Riders)|
|Umpires||Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)|
Bruce Oxenford (Australia)
The 2014 Indian Premier League Final was a day/night Twenty20 cricket match on 1 June 2014 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, which was played between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders to determine the winner of the 2014 season of the Indian Premier League, an annual Twenty20 cricket tournament in India.
Winning the toss, Kolkata Knight Riders elected to field first. Kings XI Punjab set up a big total of 199/4 off 20 overs for their opposition. Kolkata Knight Riders chased the total successfully with three balls to spare losing seven wickets in the process and secured their second IPL trophy.
Manish Pandey was declared the man of the match in the Final while Glenn Maxwell was declared the most valuable player of the season and Akshar Patel was declared the emerging player of the season.
Road to the final
The Kings XI Punjab and the Kolkata Knight Riders were ranked first and second respectively on the league table. The Punjab had a successful first half of the league stage with six wins out of seven matches which includes their opening five consecutive wins that was finally halted by the Mumbai Indians. They also tried to back their winning form with five wins from the remaining seven matches with the both losses coming against the Kolkata and the Mumbai – second time in the group stage. Most of the wins were from their batting strength with Glenn Maxwell taking the main role and actively supported by Virender Sehwag and David Miller. Their bowlers also played a crucial role with Sandeep Sharma being their best pick for wickets and was ably supported by Axar Patel and Mitchell Johnson.
Though they won their first match against the defending champions Mumbai, the Kolkata had the worse start to the tournament registering only two wins out of seven matches in the first half of the season. But, they came back strongly in the second half winning all the remaining seven games in the group stage to confirm their spot in the play-offs. This dramatic turn-around is mostly credited to their opening batting partnership of Gautham Gambhir and Robin Uthappa who provided the perfect starts to the Kolkata batting in every match. They were also equally complimented by their bowlers with Sunil Narine being the best pick for wickets. Though they scored 170-plus only once in the tournament, with most of the wins coming from chases for the Knight Riders, this gives the picture of their bowling strength.
|Kings XI Punjab||2||4||6||8||10||10||12||14||14||16||18||18||20||22||L||W||L|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||2||2||4||4||4||4||4||6||8||10||12||14||16||18||W||W|
- Note: The total points at the end of each group match are listed.
- Note: Click on the points (group matches) or W/L (playoffs) to see the match summary.
Group stage series
Kings XI Punjab
132/9 (20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders (H)
109 (18.2 overs)
(H) Kings XI Punjab
149/8 (20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders
150/1 (18 overs)
In the first group match, Punjab emerged as victorious as they extended their winning streak to four this season. On a green track with plenty of cracks, Gambhir's decision to bowl first was backed by their bowlers with Morne Morkel tormenting Kings top-order with his 145-plus kmph deliveries and also got Maxwell with a leg-stump yorker. Later, Piyush Chawla bamboozled Sehwag and benefited from long-boundaries by getting Miller and George Bailey and this helped restrict Kings XI to modest total of 132/9 in 20 overs. But, Knight Riders' openers couldn't get any momentum against Sharma and Johnson with both dismissed for single-digit scores. With Chris Lynn failing to recreate his first-match form and Yusuf Pathan still struggling in the season, they suffered a collapse with Patel and Rishi Dhawan keeping it tight for Kings XI. This helped Kings XI to win the match by 23 runs.
However, in the second group match, fortunes were reversed with Kolkata batsmen playing the aggressive role and completing the chase with nine wickets to spare, mostly thanks to third consecutive fifty from their captain, Gambhir. Earlier, Knight Riders were able to restrict Kings XI to 149 despite a swift 72 from Sehwag. At 10 overs mark, Kings XI were sitting pretty well at 85/2 but suffered a collapse in next 10 overs making only 64 and losing six wickets. Chawla was Knight Riders' pick among bowlers returning with 3/19 in four overs which includes big wickets of Sehwag and Maxwell and Narine choked the run flow at the end. The opening pair of Gambhir and Uthappa set platform for a perfect chase racing to 68 in seven overs. Though they lost Uthappa, Gambhir joined hands with Manish Pandey to build 82-run partnership and complete the chase for Knight Riders.
The playoff stage was played according to the page playoff system and provided Punjab and Kolkata, being the top- and second-ranked teams, with two ways of qualifying for the Final. They first faced each other in Qualifier 1 where the winners would qualify for the Final. The losers of Qualifier 1 would play against the winners of the Eliminator in Qualifier 2, the winners of which would also qualify for the Final.
(H) Kolkata Knight Riders
163/8 (20 overs)
Kings XI Punjab
135/8 (20 overs)
Kolkata eased into the final with eight successive win of the season beating a listless Punjab at Eden Gardens. With the forecast of rain during the match and Duckworth-Lewis always tending to favor chasing teams, Kings XI won the toss and elected to field. Kolkata were once again provided a solid platform at the top in batting from Uthappa, who had a stellar season and Gambhir. But spin played a prominent role in the match with Patel and Karanveer Singh taking the wickets in regular intervals. Pathan and Shakib Al Hasan regulated the collapse and Kolkata were however benefited by cameos from Suryakumar Yadav and Ryan ten Doeschate who helped Kolkata reach 163/8 in 20 overs. Though Manan Vohra started solid for Kings XI, non-stop drizzle from third over wrecked Kings XI momentum as batsmen were uncertain regarding the length of the match and approach they should employ. Umesh Yadav troubled Kings XI batsmen with an opening spell of 2/12 in three overs. With Wriddhiman Saha and Miller flailed at the crease and spinners continued to strangle Kings XI batting in the middle overs which sealed the match for Knight Riders.
Kings XI Punjab
226/6 (20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings
202/7 (20 overs)
Punjab innings had been lit up by the century from Sehwag who steadily gathered the form with IPL coming to the end and helped Kings XI defeat Chennai Super Kings to reach the finals. With Super Kings bowlers feeding him a juicy full-tosses, Sehwag raced along at a strike-rate of 200, outshining all his teammates. He was only stopped by a difficult diving effort from Faf du Plessis but it was too late as Kings XI scored 226/6 in 20 overs. But Suresh Raina started making a chase of 227 look absurdly simple reaching his fifty in 16 balls and going for 33 runs in sixth over off Parvinder Awana for Super Kings to reach 100/2, highest ever Powerplay score in T20 match. But, Raina innings was stopped through smart fielding off Bailey who caused run-out to depart Raina on 87 off 25 balls. Some tight bowling by Kings XI helped them win the match as Super Kings could only score 102 off last 14 overs as even M. S. Dhoni couldn't prevent the defeat by 24 runs.
The Final was played at the neutral venue of M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Though Final was initially scheduled to be at Mumbai since the Mumbai Indians won the trophy in 2013, play-off matches including Final were rescheduled with Final shifted to Bengaluru due to the unresolved stadium issues over hosting play-off matches in Chennai between Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and local municipal corporation. This was their first encounter between these two teams in the knockout/playoff stage of IPL.
Kolkata had the tournament's leading run-getter Robin Uthappa in their ranks and their leading wicket-taker, Sunil Narine was two wickets behind Mohit Sharma on Purple Cap list. Punjab has best batting performance in the season with their leading run-scorer Glenn Maxwell being the third highest run-getter in the season with 103 runs behind the Orange Cap holder.
The Kolkata Knight Riders defeated the Kings XI Punjab by 3 wickets to win the 2014 Indian Premier League in a high intensity final match which was played in flawless spirit between top two teams. The defining knock off Manish Pandey ensured the Knight Riders' victorious run and helped the Knight Riders lift their second Indian Premier League trophy in three years.
Earlier, the Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field. The Kings XI start was not encouraging with Virender Sehwag failed at the extra pace of Umesh Yadav and promotion of George Bailey to No.3 last just two balls. The Kings XI made only 32 runs in Powerplay, their lowest in the entire season and also scored only 58 off ten overs. But their innings took to a dramatic turn with Wriddhiman Saha and Manan Vohra orchestrating a jaw-dropping turnaround in tempo. Both reached their fifties with Saha needing only 29, they added 129 runs in twelve overs. Though Vohra got out in 17th over off Piyush Chawla, Saha continued his onslaught to reach his century off 49 runs with six off Narine and hence finishing the innings with an unbeaten knock of 115 off 55 balls. Saha's century was the first ever century in IPL final. This helped the Kings XI reach 199/4 in 20 overs with 141 runs coming off last ten overs.
The Knight Riders lost Uthappa early to Mitchell Johnson but Pandey lead the way for the Knight Riders' to pull off the successful run chase in any T20 final. With Pandey's 94 off 50 balls, an innings fuelled by an urgency that did not abate, the Knight Riders did not fall far behind the asking rate during their chase of a daunting target. Pandey and Gautham Gambhir placed several drives through the infield and with some excellent running between the wickets, they build a 53-run stand for second wicket, which did not consist of a single six. With Gambhir holed out to Karanveer Singh, Yusuf Pathan came in to the crease to start the six flow in the Knight Riders' innings as he punished Singh and Lakshmipathy Balaji. Pandey also came into the party tearing Parvinder Awana's shoddy lengths. Though Axar Patel tried to dry up the runs on one end, this didn't reduce the run flow as both added 71 off 43 balls. Though they suffered a mini-collapse with Singh removing Pandey, Pathan and Ryan ten Doeschate and Shakib Al Hasan losing wicket to some incredible fielding from Bailey, Chawla held his nerve to thwart the spirited Kings XI campaign.
It was Knight Riders' second IPL title, making them the second team after Chennai Super Kings to have won the IPL title more than once. Manish Pandey was awarded player of the match for his 94 off 50 balls. With 660 runs in the tournament, Robin Uthappa finished as the leading run-scorer and won the Orange Cap. Glenn Maxwell won the Maximum Sixes Award for his 36 sixes in 16 matches. He was also adjudged as Most Valuable Player of the season. Axar Patel won the Emerging Player of the year award.
- On-field umpires: Kumar Dharmasena ( Sri Lanka), Bruce Oxenford ( Australia)
- Third umpire: Sundaram Ravi ( India)
- Match referee: Roshan Mahanama ( Sri Lanka)
- Reserve umpire: Nandan ( India)
- Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders elected to field first
- Result: Kolkata Knight Riders won by three wickets
- League impact: Kolkata Knight Riders won the 2014 Indian Premier League
|Batsman||Method of dismissal||Runs||Balls||4s||6s||Strike rate|
|Virender Sehwag||c Gambhir b UT Yadav||7||10||1||0||70.00|
|Manan Vohra||c & b Chawla||67||52||6||2||128.84|
|George Bailey *||b Narine||1||2||0||0||50.00|
|Wriddhiman Saha||not out||115||55||10||8||209.09|
|Glenn Maxwell||c Morkel b Chawla||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|David Miller||not out||1||1||0||0||100.00|
|Axar Patel||did not bat||–||–||–||–||–|
|Mitchell Johnson||did not bat||–||–||–||–||–|
|Lakshmipathy Balaji||did not bat||–||–||–||–||–|
|Karanveer Singh||did not bat||–||–||–||–||–|
|Parvinder Awana||did not bat||–||–||–||–||–|
|Extras||(lb 4, nb 1, wd 3)||8|
|Total||(20 overs)||199/4||RR: 9.95|
Fall of wickets: 1–23 (Sehwag, 3.4 ov), 2–30 (Bailey, 5.1 ov), 3–159 (Vohra, 17.1 ov), 4–170 (Maxwell, 17.6 ov)
|Shakib Al Hasan||4||0||26||0||6.50||8||1||1||0||0|
|Batsman||Method of dismissal||Runs||Balls||4s||6s||Strike rate|
|Robin Uthappa||c Patel b Johnson||5||3||1||0||166.66|
|Gautam Gambhir *||c Miller b Singh||23||17||3||0||135.29|
|Manish Pandey||c Bailey b Singh||94||50||7||6||188.00|
|Yusuf Pathan||c Maxwell b Singh||36||22||0||4||163.63|
|Shakib Al Hasan||run out (Bailey)||12||7||2||0||171.42|
|Ryan ten Doeschate||c Miller b Singh||4||3||1||0||133.33|
|Suryakumar Yadav||c Vohra b Johnson||5||6||0||0||83.33|
|Piyush Chawla||not out||13||5||1||1||260.00|
|Sunil Narine||not out||2||4||0||0||50.00|
|Morne Morkel||did not bat||–||–||–||–||–|
|Umesh Yadav||did not bat||–||–||–||–||–|
|Totals||(19.3 overs)||200/7||RR: 10.25|
Fall of wickets: 1–6 (Uthappa, 0.4 ov), 2–59 (Gambhir, 6.1 ov), 3–130 (Pathan, 13.3 ov), 4–156 (Shakib, 15.3 ov), 5–168 (ten Doeschate, 16.3 ov), 6–179 (Pandey, 16.6 ov), 7–187 (SA Yadav, 18.2 ov)
- * – Captain
- – Wicket-keeper
- c Fielder – the batsman was dismissed by a catch by the named fielder
- b Bowler – the bowler who gains credit for the dismissal
- lbw – the batsman was dismissed leg before wicket
- Total runs are in the format: score/wickets
- b – Bye, lb – Leg bye, nb – No-ball, wd – Wide, RR – Run rate
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