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Kumble admits twin lost was a blow

The IPL trophy slipped out of their hands when Andrew Symonds dismissed Ross Taylor and Virat Kohli in successive balls, reckons Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Anil Kumble.

Chasing 144 to win, Bangalore were taking good strides towards the target but the Australian all rounder tilted the balance in favour of Deccan with his twin-strike.

The final match defeat naturally rankles but Kumble took solace from the fact that they reached the summit clash after a not so inspiring start.

"Obviously it hurts when you reach the final and... But I think 143 was gettable on this track with our batting line-up. We were cruising but I think those two wickets in two balls didn't help our cause.

"I think we should have had some decent partnership when we came really close. I think that is really disappointing. If you look at the whole tournament I think the way we bounced back and came to the final was really incredible," Kumble told reporters after losing the final by six runs.

Kumble was extremely successful with ball in his hands as he finished second highest wicket taker in the season with a tally of 21 wickets, including four in the final.

Kumble said the responsibility of leading the team brought the best out of him.

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