Jaydev Unadkat [ Images ] was an unusual choice for the man-of-the-match honours after his Kolkata Knight Riders [ Images ] side had comprehensively beaten the Rajasthan Royals [ Images ] at the Eden Gardens on Saturday.
But certainly the most deserving one.
The rookie left-arm pacer took three wickets helping the Knight Riders restrict Rajasthan for a paltry 132 for nine having lost the toss.
Shane Watson (44) smashed Unadkat for 14 runs in his first over as Rajasthan made a bright start.
But Unadkat, rated highly by KKR bowling coach Wasim Akram [ Images ], came back strong.
In his second over, he had Naman Ojha [ Images ] caught by Laxmi Ratn Shukla at point.
Unadkat went on to dismiss Abhishek Raut (caught by Chris Gayle [ Images ]) for his third wicket.
The Saurashtra pacer, playing in just his second match, returned with impressive figures of 4-0-26-3.
Enough to earn him the award mentioned above.