Gautam Gambhir: I think credit should go to the entire unit. It was a tough total to chase and the way we chased it was great. It was a very good wicket, but we never knew how it's going to behave. It was a pretty new wicket in Kolkata and the way Morne bowled, it was exceptional. It shows a lot of character and the mental toughness, so the credit should go the bowling unit. Suryakumar Yadav as I said during the toss that he is an important player and he showed us why it was right to make him the vice-captain. We love the support here today.
Rohit Sharma: The kind of wicket it was, we were probably 10-15 runs short. We should have done better with the ball though. We didn't execute our plans well. Let's hope the guys can pick up from this and come out in a positive manner. The pace was good. The wicket was very good. It is a trend in Kolkata as the pitch is always good to bat. We just have to go back and need to make a good comeback. Doesn't please to be on the losing side, but let's hope the guys will learn from them. Once we go back to Mumbai, we will figure things out.
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets
Over 18.3 R Vinay Kumar bowls a pitched up delivery to Suryakumar Yadav, Boundary! Leans forward and drives it through the covers for a winning Boundary.
Over 18.2 R Vinay Kumar bowls a pitched up delivery to YK Pathan, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it towards long-on.
Over 18.1 R Vinay Kumarbowls a good length deliveryto YK Pathan, no runs, jumps in the crease and looks to slash hard but misses.
End of Over 18 (14 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 165/3