Chennai v Kolkata, IPL 2012, final, ChennaiBisla, Kallis Leads Kolkata to Maiden IPL Title27-May-2012 18:18:00 GMT
Chennai: Chasing 191-run target, Kolkata Knight Riders lost Manvinder Bisla (89) after he added 136-run stand with Jacques Kallis to lead the run chase against Chennai Super Kings in the final match of Indian Premier League fifth season at MA Chidambaram stadium on Sunday.
Kallis raced to fifty off 39 balls soon after Bisla fall on the other end.
Albie Morkel struck in the fifteenth over to dismiss Bisla to give Chennai a crucial breakthrough and break the dangerous second wicket partnership.
Bisla hit five sixes and eight boundaries in his 48-ball blitzkrieg.
After losing skipper Gautam Gambhir (2) early, Bisla slammed 27-ball fifty to resurrect Kolkata chase.
Bisla put on quick 100-run stand with Jacques Kallis as they took Kolkata over 100 runs in just 9.5 overs.
Chasing 191-run target, Kolkata lost skipper Gautam Gambhir (2) early in the first over against Chennai.
Pacer Ben Hilfenhaus struck in the first over to give Chennai an early breakthrough and reduced Kolkata to 3/1.
Electing to bat, Suresh Raina (73) and Michael Hussey (54) helped defending champions Chennai set 191-run target for Kolkata.
Raina played a mercurial 38-ball knock as he smacked five huge sixes and three boundaries and also added rapid 30 runs with skipper MS Dhoni (14 not out) in final three overs.
Dhoni hit two boundaries in his 9-ball innings.
Shakib Al Hasan dismissed Raina with the final ball but it turned out to be too little too late.
Chennai lost Michael Hussey (54) soon after Raina slammed 27-ball fifty to lead their innings against Kolkata.
Birthday boy Hussey smashed two huge sixes and four fours and raced to fifty in just 38 balls. Hussey also added 73-run second wicket stand with mercurial Raina.
Chennai lost Murali Vijay (42) after he added a quick 87-run opening stand with Hussey.
Centurion in last match, Vijay played another aggressive innings as he scored 42 off 32 balls which included a six and four boundaries before Rajat Bhatia got better of him in the eleventh over.
Bhatia gave Kolkata the crucial breakthrough and reduced Chennai to 87/1 in 10.2 overs.
Chennai openers changed gear after a cautious start as they took Chennai to 50 runs without any loss in just 5.5 overs.
Earlier, Chennai skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat against Kolkata.
For Knight Riders, Brett Lee replaces Brendon McCullum whereas Manvinder Bisla comes in for injured L Balaji.
Chennai Super Kings 190 for 3 (Raina 73, Hussey 54, Vijay 42)
Kolkata Knight Riders 192 for 5 (Bisla 89, Kallis 69, Hilfenhaus 2-25)
Result Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets
MOM Manvinder Bisla (Kolkata Knight Riders)