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Lynn deservedly the man-of-the-match: Gambhir

Last updated on: April 25, 2014 10:40 IST

Lynn deservedly the man-of-the-match: Gambhir

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Skipper Gautam Gambhir called it "incredible" after his side Kolkata Knight Riders pulled off a remarkable come-from-behind victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League in Sharjah on Thursday.

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Riding on one of the greatest catches of all time and some superb bowling at the death, the Knight Riders pulled off a two-run win in a thrilling last-ball finish.

"It was a incredible win. We deserved some luck too as we have had a number of these last-ball finishes," Gambhir said at the post-match presentation ceremony after his side's second win in the tournament.

Chasing 151, RCB fell short after an airborne Chris Lynn, who had earlier smashed a 31-ball 45, stretched his body backwards at the deep midwicket fence to pull off a blinder and send back danger man A B de Villiers.


Image: Chris Lynn (centre) celebrates with Robin Uthappa (right) after taking the catch to dismiss AB de Villiers
Photographs: BCCI

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'Chris scored useful runs'

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"Once the ball got a little old, it was difficult to hit. Chris scored useful runs, so did Surya. So we had it in mind that once the ball got that old, we had a chance.

"We were scratchy with the bat, and with the ball, so we need to improve on the areas. The catch was unbelievable and Chris deserved the Man-of-the-Match for that catch," Gambhir added.

Talking about his stunning catch Lynn said, "I slipped and I thought if I stood up and dropped the catch, it would look very silly, so I just stayed down."


Image: Chris Lynn
Photographs: BCCI

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'We lost that game rather than KKR winning that one'

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Chasing on a good batting surface, Bangalore were off to a blazing start with Yogesh Takawale (40) and Parthiv Patel (21) dealing in boundaries. They were very much the favourites to log full points till Lynn came in their way.

RCB Bangalore captain Virat Kohli said his team messed up the chase in the last few overs.

"We lost that game rather than KKR winning that one. We played some really good cricket to restrict them to a total, built partnerships, but messed up the game in the last few overs," a dejected Kohli said.


Image: RCB captain Virat Kohli
Photographs: BCCI

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