Chennai: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Daniel Vettori conceded that 200-plus target was too much for his side to chase down in the IPL final that they lost to Chennai Super Kings on a pitch slowing down.
"Would have been a much better game if we could have put up a bowling performance like yesterday, but it was not to be. I think 200-plus was tough for us; 160-170 would have been chaseable," Vettori said.
"We have lots of positives from the IPL this season. We topped the group in the league stage and that was an achievement. The dressing room atmosphere was great, though we are a bit down now," he said.
RCB opening batsman Chris Gayle won the Orange Cap for maximum runs in the tournament - 608 from 12 matches - while Mumbai Indians' fast bowler Lasith Malinga got the Purple Cap for most wickets - 28 from 16 matches.
Mumbai Indians' player Kieron Pollard was awarded for taking most catches in the tournament while Kings XI Punjab baysman Paul Valthaty was handed the award for the Best Individual Performance in the IPL for his 120 against Chennai.
Kolkata Knight Riders' bowler Iqbal Abdulla was adjudged rising star of the year while Punjab Cricket Association won the award for the best pitch and outfield.