Home > News >

KKR win IPL 2014: Piyush Chawla expected short ball from Mitchell Johnson

Piyush Chawla struck the winning runs for KKR in the IPL 2014 final © IANS
Piyush Chawla struck the winning runs for KKR in the IPL 2014 final © IANS

Bangalore: Jun 2, 2014

Kolkata Knight Riders‘ (KKR’s) Piyush Chawla was the man of the moment as he hit a six off fast bowler Mitchell Johnson to bring his team on the threshold of victory and finished it off with a four off Parvinder Awana in the last over to script a three-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 final at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday.

With 15 runs needed from 12 balls, Johnson bowled consistently in the block hole in the first five balls of the penultimate over. But the Australian speedster erred on the final delivery, banging it short and Chawla (13 not out) pulled it over deep backward square-leg for a six.

The huge six reduced the equation to just five from six balls and Chawla hit the winning boundary as KKR achieved the target of 200 runs with three balls to spare.

“The short ball was coming anytime. It was a great moment. Generally I don’t tend to express my emotions but this was special,” said Chawla, a former KXIP player.

Sunil Narine, who was at the other end, said there wasn’t too much tension. The West Indian, who has had a good run in the IPL, had an off-day with the ball giving away 46 runs from four overs for one wicket.

“There wasn’t too much tension. Just wanted to make contact and give it to Piyush,” said Narine.

Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan, who also contributed 12 runs from seven deliveries, said it was brilliant for KKR to win their third IPL title in two years.

“Two times in three years. Can’t feel better!” exclaimed Shakib, who has been one of the key players for the KKR this season.

Yusuf Pathan, the only player to win three IPL titles, said had he stayed back, the match would have finished two overs back. Yusuf played a cameo of 36 from 22-balls with four sixes.

“I shouldn’t have played that shot. We might have finished the match two overs earlier,” he said.

Click here for IPL 2014 playoffs Schedule

Click here for IPL 2014 Schedule: Match time table for IPL 7

Click here for IPL 2014 Schedule & Results

Click here for IPL 2014 complete coverage

World T20 League 2014

Oct 2, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Oct 2, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

West Indies tour of India 2014, Practice match

Oct 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Mumbai

Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, 2014

Oct 4, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, 2014

Oct 4, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Brisbane

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 30, 2014  at Bengaluru

Barbados won by 6 wkts (D/L method)

World T20 League 2014

Sep 30, 2014  at Bengaluru

Perth Scorchers won by 3 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 29, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 36 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 28, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 28, 2014  at Mohali

Hobart Hurricanes won by 6 wkts

Photos

KKR vs Dolphins, CLT20 2014

Videos

Arjuna Ranatunga shares his views on U-19 cricket

Live Cricket Score Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Hobart Hurricanes CLT20 2014 1st semi-final: KKR make good start

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Hobart Hurricanes, 1st Semi final, CLT20 2014: Hobart likely XI

Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings, 2nd Semifinal, CLT20 2014: CSK likely XI

Gandhi Jayanti: Mahatma Gandhi’s cricket connections and an XI

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK), 2nd Semifinal, CLT20 2014: KXIP likely XI

Asian Games Asian Games 2014 Barbados Tridents Cape Cobras Champions League T20 Champions League T20 2014 CLT20 CLT20 2014 Hobart Hurricanes India at Asian Games 2014 Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders

CLT20 2014: Robin Uthappa dismissed by Xavier Doherty

Sunil Narine still most dangerous even without faster ball, says Sammy

CLT20 2014: Robin Uthappa, Jacques Kallis help Kolkata Knight Riders recover

CLT20 2014: Gautam Gambhir dismissed by Doug Bollinger

CLT20 2014: Robin Uthappa stars run-chase well against Hobart Hurricanes

CSK vs KXIP CLT20 2014 2nd semi-final: Chennai bowling under pressure

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), CLT20 2014 2nd semi-final: Key battles

Australia’s ODI team faces a dilemma for the first time in 30 years

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Hobart Hurricanes, 1st Semi final, CLT20 2014: Hobart likely XI

Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings, 2nd Semifinal, CLT20 2014: CSK likely XI

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

671 Posts | 6 Fans

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab- Final Match Highlights from IPL 2014

Tabu hosts a special screening of Haider for friends – View pics!

Uddhav Thackeray: BJP broke ties as it knew Shiv Sena won’t let it divide Maharashtra

FDI in telecom jumps to $2.33 billion in April-July

Oilseed called ‘Gold of Pleasure’ may boost liver detoxification

India A take on West Indies in warm-up tie

Bigg Boss 8: Sonali Raut’s re-entry in the house upsets Salman Khan?

NGOs pursue education for all

iPhone 6 selling at starting price of about Rs 56,000 in India

Boko Haram leader dismisses claims of his death in new video

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here