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Man of the Match, Robin Uthappa says that he is hitting the ball well. Thinks that years of hardwork is finally coming good and is really confident. Adds that he is feeling settled with the new technique and his own faith in himself is more now which helps him. Mentions that he likes the number three spot as the team wants him there. Conveys that he likes the responsibility and is growing from strength to strength. Hopes that it will be a good year for him.
Kolkata skipper, Gautam Gambhir says that quality side looks to win both batting first or second. Opines that they are a good chasing side but the result of the toss shouldn't matter to them. Thinks that they were aware of the spin that the deck possesses. Mentions that they saw Rashid Khan spinning the ball and that gave them the confidence that Kuldeep Yadav and Sunil Narine could do the same. Felt that they thought 170-plus was a good score and adds that maintaining pressure in the first six overs was crucial which they did. Says that one or two players don't win the tournament, a team does but admits that Uthappa and Pandey were superb today. Ends by saying that they are looking forward to the Delhi fixture.
Hyderabad skipper, David Warner says they tried their best to make the most of the dry conditions. Adds that they have to adapt to the conditions well. Mentions that they failed to build partnerships and bat deep. Reckons that they will now head back home and they are happy to do so. Ends by saying that they still haven't been able to find a victory on this venue.
Talking about the pacers, all went for runs and could've bowled a lot more disciplined lines. Had it not been for their spinners, they could've lost the game. The visitors have now lost consecutive matches and that will concern them a bit. In the first innings, Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey were the stars. Robin, riding on some luck, scored 68 with a strike rate of 174.36 while Manish fell four short of a well deserved half century. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the visiting side's pick of the bowlers as he snared three wickets and also kept the flow of runs in check. Who will be the Man of the Match? Narine or Uthappa? Let's find out at the presentation.
Two bowlers who gift wrapped the match for their side were Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav. In a chase of 173, both the spinners snared one wicket each and bowled under the economy of 6. That literally finished the game for Hyderabad as the asking rate was out of the new batsmen's reach later on. David Warner clearly was struggling against spin and succumbed to a beauty from Kuldeep. Yuvraj Singh got going for a while too before Chris Woakes got rid of him.
Trent Boult to Naman Ojha
That does it! Trent Boult completes a professional over which sees KOLKATA WIN THIS MATCH BY 17 RUNS! Comes from around the wicket and angles in a short ball into the body, Naman Ojha backs away to pull but gets it off the shoulder. A leg bye is taken.
Trent Boult to Bipul Sharma
Yorker on middle and leg, Bipul Sharma can only manage to dig it out on the leg side. One run taken.
Tailing back in on middle and leg, worked away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Extremely full and coming in on middle and leg, Bipul Sharma clears his front leg and smashes it back down the ground. It goes across the rope for a boundary.
FOUR! Edged and over! Short and outside off, Bipul Sharma swings hard. Gets a big top edge over the keeper's head as the ball goes away to the fence.
The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball but fails.
Chris Woakes to Naman Ojha
Dropped! Short delivery into the body, Ojha goes for a pull. He top edges it and the ball flies away towards the fielder at short fine leg. Kuldeep traces back and gets a hand to it. Fails to hold onto it and the batsmen run a couple in the process.
Chris Woakes to Bipul Sharma
Bye! Full toss outside off, Sharma swings his bat at it but cannot make contact. Uthappa gathers it well and has a shy at the striker's end. He hits and the ball ricochets. The batsmen run a bye on the deflection.
Fuller around off, Bipul Sharma drives it down the ground. Colin de Grandhomme cuts it off from long on and saves a couple for his team.
Fuller delivery wide outside off, Bipul Sharma throws his bat at it but fails to make contact there. Another dot ball.
SIX! Need more of these! Slower delivery around off, Sharma reaches out to it and swings it over the long off region for a biggie.
Full and wide outside off, Bipul Sharma lets it through to the keeper. A vital dot ball there.
Angling down the leg side, Bipul Sharma makes room and drives it towards covers for a single. 41 needed off 12 deliveries.
Low full toss in line of the stumps, Ojha drives it towards covers for a single.