Final IPL 2012: KKR beat CSK to Win Their First Indian Premier League Title

Kolkata Knight Riders became the new champions of the Indian Premier League as they defeated defending champions Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in a nerve-wracking final to win their maiden IPL final on Sunday.

Chasing a stiff target of 191, little known Manvinder Bisla played the most defining innings of his life as he smashed the CSK bowlers to all corners to notch up 89 off only 48 balls (8×4, 5×6) ably supported by Jacques Kallis (69, 49 balls, 7×4, 1×6) as most popular franchise of the cash-rich league finally lived upto its reputation.

The moment Manoj Tiwary hit Dwayne Bravo to the square leg boundary for the second successive boundary, the delirious KKR players were all into the ground as their principal owner Shah Rukh was engaged in a frenzied celebrations.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings Scorecard:

Kolkata Knight Riders – 1st Innings
Batsman Runs Mins 6s 4s Balls SR
M S Bisla c Badrinath b Morkel 89 69 5 8 48 185.42
G Gambhir b Hilfenhaus 2 3 0 0 4 50.00
J H Kallis c Jadeja b Hilfenhaus 69 92 1 7 49 140.82
L R Shukla c Hussey b Bravo 3 8 0 0 6 50.00
Y.K. Pathan c Badrinath b Ashwin 1 4 0 0 2 50.00
S Al Hasan not out 11 21 0 1 7 157.14
M.K. Tiwary not out 9 9 0 2 3 300.00
Extras (NB 1, W 6, B 0, LB 1 ) 8
Total Close, 5 wkts, 19.4 overs 192 (9.90 runs per over)
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Gambhir), 2-139 (Bisla), 3-152 (Shukla), 4-164 (Pathan), 5-175 (Kallis)
Bowling
Bowler O M R E W
B W Hilfenhaus 4.0 0 25 6.25 2
J A Morkel 4.0 0 38 9.50 1
R Ashwin 4.0 0 41 10.25 1
D J Bravo 3.4 0 49 14.41 1
S B Jakati 4.0 0 38 9.50 0
 

Chennai Super Kings – 1st Innings

Batsman Runs Mins 6s 4s Balls SR
M E K Hussey b Kallis 54 84 2 4 43 125.58
M Vijay c Al Hasan b Bhatia 42 51 1 4 32 131.25
S.K. Raina c Lee b Al Hasan 73 45 5 3 38 192.11
M.S. Dhoni not out 14 12 0 2 9 155.56
Extras (NB 2, W 2, B 0, LB 3 ) 7
Total Close, 3 wkts, 20.0 overs 190 (9.50 runs per over)
Fall of wickets: 1-87 (Vijay), 2-160 (Hussey), 3-190 (Raina)
Bowling
Bowler O M R E W
B Lee 4.0 0 42 10.50 0
S Al Hasan 3.0 0 25 8.33 1
S P Narine 4.0 0 37 9.25 0
S I Abdulla 1.0 0 9 9.00 0
J H Kallis 4.0 0 34 8.50 1
R Bhatia 3.0 0 23 7.67 1
Y.K. Pathan 1.0 0 17 17.00 0

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