Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2012 Winner, Bisla and Kallis Architect
It was the final match of this season Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings were the favorite to win and they were right on track for first half of the match but they were not the IPL winner. Standing between the win and CSK were Bisla (who has not performed this well in his IPL career) and Legendary Jacques Kallis.
The tension was so much that KKR captain Gambhir till the time they won looked as if he was bombarded. But Manoj Tiwary hit two consecutive balls for four in the last over and celebration started, Shahrukh Khan (owner of KKR) was ecstatic as were the team players. For living in shadows for 4 IPL season they emerged in front of the stage and what a rising it was. Throughout the tournament KKR played superbly and fixed their spot in playoff just behind Delhi Daredevils. They defeated Delhi in the first Qualifier and went straight to IPL.
Earlier CSK heroics continued as there not in form batsmen raised their batting (just like the previous two matches) and put a mammoth score of 190 in front of KKR. Raina who was a flop show in this season IPL hit 73 runs in 38 balls, Hussey made 54 and Murali Vijay made 42. Balaji was left out because of Hamstring and Brett Lee was brought in. All bowlers were hit for runs and even mysterious Narine had his worst IPL 2012 bowling stats.
KKR lost their Wall, Gambhir in the very first over and heart of fans of KKR sank. But in came Kallis and Bisla who took the opposition on roll. Bisla hit Morkel for 4 fours in the fourth over and destruction started. He was well supported by Kallis who rotated the strike well and when Bisla was out he took charge hitting classy fours showing his standard.
KKR had their nervous moments when Kallis got out but a no ball by Hilfenhaus followed by and another full toss that was hit for four by Shakib left 9 runs for the last over. Manoj Tiwary was the new batsman. Two singles came in first two balls but then Tiwary hit a slower ball by bravo over Cover leg for four and followed it with another four over square leg.
McCullum had to sit out so that Lee can get in, this left batting line up weak so Bisla came in as a replacement for Balaji.
Bisla was awarded for man of the match.
Orange cap went to Chris Gayle for the highest run scorer.
Morne Morkel received the Purple Cap as highest wicket taker.
Sunil Narine was awarded Man of the Series.
Kolkata Knight Rider won the IPL final by 5 wickets over Chennai Super Kings. The match was played at M.A. Chidambaram stadium of Chennai.
|Chennai Super Kings||190||3|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||192||5|
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