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IPL 2012 Final: Chennai vs Kolkata -- As it happened...

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 15:53
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IPL 2012 Final: Chennai vs Kolkata -- As it happened...Suyash Srivastava/Zeenews Sports Bureau

Chennai: What a stupendous IPL Final it has been. Once KKR skipper was dismissed early in the innings, Manvinder Bisla (89 from 48) who had the big shoes to fill as he replaced Brendon McCullum, played a blinder, a kind of knock which would have made his entire team and all the KKR supporters very very proud!

ALSO READ: Match Report» I As it happened » I The Knights who dethroned Super Kings » I KKR’s road to glory» I Debate: Is Gambhir a better captain than Dhoni?» I IPL Final: In Pics»

11:45 pm 20th over: 192/5 Captain cool has asked Bravo cool to bowl the last over. Tiwary hits the first ball to square leg and the fielder misses a direct throw, a single taken. 8 needed from 5 balls. Bravo bowls a slower ball and Shakib plays a sweep shot that goes to deep midwicket for a single. 7 needed from 4 balls. Dhoni is having lengthy conversation with Bravo almost after every ball, Is the captain cool under pressure? Tiwary works a length ball towards vacant long leg area FOR A BOUNDARY! Super shot under pressure! Shah Rukh Khan liked that shot! And Tiwarry is the new hero, he smashes the last ball to square leg region for THE WINNING BOUNDARRRRYYY!!

Manoj Tiwary 9*(3b) Shakib al Hasan 11*(7b)

9 runs needed from the last over. Ben did a blunder off the last ball that produced 7 runs!


11:36 pm 19th over: 182/5 Kallis works the first ball for a single and refuses for the second one as he is having trouble with the hamstring. Ben bowls a very good bouncer that surprises Shakib and it’s a dot ball as well. Shakib smashes the next ball to square leg and Kallis comes for the second as Dhoni fails to hit the stumps. Shakib takes a single off the next ball. Ben bowls a full-toss and Kallis hits it straight to the man at the covers. Jacques Kallis is OUT! Big wicket for CSK! That could be the match for the defending champions! Kallis was struggling on the field which is why he went for a big one and has been dismissed at the wrong time for KKR and Dhoni wouldn’t mind that AT ALL! Last ball of the over. Manoj Tiwary is the new batsman. Ben bowls a full-toss and Shakib hits it high in the air and Vijay takes a catch, but that is a NO-BALL. It was waist high! They have run a single, so three runs from it and an extra ball. Ben bowls a low full-toss and the best all-rounder in the world gets under the ball and clears the fielder at short fine-leg FOR A BOUNDARRRYYYYY!! What a shot under pressure!

JH Kallis c Jadeja b Hilfenhaus 69 (49b)

20 needed from 2 overs. The 19th over is the crucial one. KKR would like to make the maximum runs from this over. Dhoni has asked his best bowler to bowl the over which could probably decide the result of this match!

11:27 pm 18th over: 171/4 Ashwin comes back into the attack. Pathan on strike. The ball was flighted and Pathan gets a leading edge and Badrinath takes an easy catch! The dangerous Pathan is GONE! Now can Dhoni work his magic once again? Kallis drives the next ball towards covers for a couple. Kallis works another one towards deep square leg for another couple. Kallis is lying on the ground and is undergoing some medical attention! Kallis takes a single to long-on. Shakib works the next ball for a single to leg-side. Kallis ends the over with a single.

11:20 pm 17th over: 164/3 Bravo comes back into the attack. A dot ball. Bravo bowls a short of length ball and Shukla smashes that towards deep midwicket, where Mike Hussey takes a clean catch to dismiss Shukla! Yusuf Pathan is the new batsman. Kallis takes a risky single towards leg-side. Pathan gets a leading edge that goes to long-off for a single. Bravo offers some width, fuller length ball and Kallis bisects the gap between deep cover and long-off for a much-needed boundary! Kallis sweeps off the next ball and Mike Hussey at deep midwicket takes a good catch, loses his balance, throws the ball in the air, crosses the ropes as the ball falls with him, a SIX to end the over!

LR Shukla c Hussey b Bravo 3 (6b)

11:12 pm 16th over: 152/2 Jakati to bowl his last over. Shukla works the first ball for a single. Kallis charges down the track, goes straight over the bowlers’ head for a much needed boundary. Jakati bowls another short ball and Kallis smashes that towards wide of long-on for another boundary! 50 up for Kalllis off 39 balls! Well composed innings from the veteran! Kallis nudges the next ball for a single. A dot ball. Shukla ends the over with a single.

Shadab Jakati 4-0-38-0

CSK have got the breakthrough they were desperately looking for. Can they capitalize on it?

11:06 pm 15th over: 139/2 Morkel to continue. Bisla hits the first ball to long-on for a single. Kallis works the next ball to mid-off and Bisla survives a run-out chance for 89 Kallis takes a single to square-leg. Morkel bowls a slow bouncer and Bisla hits that straight to point! Manvinder Bisla is out after playing a terrific innings! Kallis takes a single off the next ball. Shukla drives the last ball over extra-cover for a single.

MS Bisla c Badrinath b Morkel 89 (48b)

11:06 pm 15th over: 139/2 Morkel to continue. Bisla hits the first ball to long-on for a single. Kallis works the next ball to mid-off and Bisla survives a run-out chance for 89 Kallis takes a single to square-leg. Morkel bowls a slow bouncer and Bisla hits that straight to point! Manvinder Bisla is out after playing a terrific innings!

MS Bisla c Badrinath b Morkel 89 (48b)

11:01 pm 14th over: 137/1 Jakati comes back into the attack. Kallis drives the first ball straight and Jakati dives to his left to stop a single. Kallis makes some room for himself and goes over the fielder at extra-cover for a boundary! Kallis scores a couple. Kallis works a full-toss for a single towards midwicket. Bisla nudges the next ball to backward point for no run. Bisla takes a single off the last ball.

TIMEOUT: Well Manvinder Bisla has launched a terrific counter-attack and Chennai Super Kings are not used to it at all. They need 62 runs to win from 7 over with 9 wickets in hand and they are probably heading towards their maiden IPL title?

10:56 pm 13th over: 129/1 Morkel is brought back into the attack. Bisla scores a couple off the first ball. Bisla works the next ball for another couple. He is scoring runs without any trouble. Bisla takes a single. Kallis drives the next ball for a single. Bisla was looking to work one towards fine-leg, manages a single on the leg-side. Kallis plays a late cut for a single. 8 runs from the over.

Manvinder Bisla 87*(44b) Jacques Kallis 33*(30b)

12th over: 121/1 Ashwin to continue. A dot ball. Kallis works the next ball to long-on for a single. Two singles taken. Bisla shimmies down the track and goes over extra-cover for another Six! Bisla ends the over with a single.

10:47 pm 11th over: 111/1 Jakati brought back into the attack. A single taken off the first ball. Bisla shimmies down the track again, goes inside out towards deep cover and it’s another boundary for Manvinder Bisla! 100-run stand between these two players! Bisla charges again and gets a leading edge that produces another boundary! Two singles taken. A dot ball to end the over.

10:43 pm 10th over: 100/1 Ashwin comes into the attack. Kallis drives the first ball straight down the ground and a misfield produces a boundary! Kallis works the next ball for a couple towards deep midwicket. A dot ball. Kallis takes a single. Bisla works the next ball for a couple. A single to end the over!

10:39 pm 9th over: 91/1 Bravo comes back into the attack. Bisla works a fuller length ball to deep square leg for a boundary! Bisla takes a single. Kallis takes another single. Bravo bowls another fuller length ball and Bisla clobbers that for another six! Bisla takes a single. Kallis ends the over with a single.

10:34 pm 8th over: 77/1 Jakati comes into the attack. Kallis gets an outside edge off the first ball which rushes to third-man for a boundary! Three singles taken. A dot ball. Bisla takes a single off the last ball that brings his 50 from just 27 balls!

10:29 pm 7th over: 69/1 Dwayne Bravo comes into the attack. Kallis drives the first ball to mid-off for a single. Bravo bowls a short ball and Bisla pulls that towards deep square leg for a single. Bravo bowls a slower one and Kallis flicks that for a single towards square leg. Bisla nudges the ball to long-on for a single. Bravo bowls a Wide, doesn’t fails to collect it cleanly and it produces a single. Bravo bowls another Wide. Bravo bowls a fuller length ball and Bisla smokes that over long-off for another Six!

10:23 pm 6th over: 56/1 Ashwin comes into the attack. Kallis takes a single towards midwicket. Buisla charges down the wicket and he lofts it over long-on for KKR’s first DLF Maximum! And again! Bisla shimmies down the track again and he clears wide of long-on for his consecutive Six! That’s hort brings 50-run partnership between these two off just 34 balls! Ashwin drifts on the leg-side and Bisla sweeps that and Ben at short-fine leg drops a very tough chance! Ashwin bowls a straighter ball and Bisla fails to make contact with the bat.

10:19 pm 5th over: 41/1 Ben to bowl his third over. Kallis nudges the first ball for a single. Bisla follows it with another single. Kallis gently plays the next ball on the leg-side for a single. Bisla works a slower one from Ben towards square-leg. Kallis takes another single. Bisla charges down and tries to work the ball over off-side field, doesn’t connect, a dot ball to end the over. Just 5 singles from that over!

10: pm 4th over: / Morkel to continue. He offers some width and bowls a full-toss, Manvinder Bisla cuts that to wide of backward point for a boundary! Morkel bowls a bouncer and the umpire calls it a Wide. Another Wide bowled by Morkel. After the first ball that went for a boundary, its back-to-back Wides for Morkel! Bisla takes a quick single to mid-off. Morkel bowls short, Kallis charges and pulls one to deep midwicket for just a single. Morkel bowls short again and Bisla makes some room and clears the gap between covers and mid-off for a boundary! Morkel bowls a half-volley and this time Bisla goes over covers for his third boundary of the over! And again! Bisla makes some room for himself and hits a short of length ball over the fielder at covers for his fourth boundary! 20 runs from the over!

Manvinder Bisla 24*(13b) Jacques Kallis6*(7b)

10:09 pm 3rd over: 17/1 Ben to continue. He bowls on the pads and appeals for an lbw, turned down by the umpire, batsmen run a leg bye. Ben bowls another slower one and Bisla clears Bravo at square leg for a boundary! Ben bowls full again, Bisla looks to give himself some room, doesn’t connect well and taps it back to Hilfenhaus. A wide ball. Bisla works the next ball for a single to long-on. Kallis plays the next ball for no run towards off-side. Kallis takes a single off the last ball.

10:05 pm 2nd over: 9/1 Jacques Kallis is the new batsman. Albie Morkel to bowl the second over. He begins with one outside the off-stump and it is a dot ball. Bisla takes a single off the next ball. Another dot ball. Morkel offers width to Kallis who goes to the back foot and cuts the ball to deep backward point for a boundary. Kallis nudges the next ball onto the off-side for a single. Morkel bowls a slow bouncer that beats Bisla and goes to Dhoni. Six runs from the over.

10: pm 1st over: 3/1 Ben Hilfenhaus to bowl the first over, Gautam Gambhir and Manvinder Bisla will open the innings for Kolkata. Ben begins with a fuller length ball that swings in the air and Bisla did well to defend that for no run. Bisla gets off the mark with a single towards deep backward point. Ben bowls a short ball outside the off-stump. Dhoni has two slips in place for Ben. Gambhir drives a fuller length ball to short cover for no run. Ben bowls one outside off stump, Gambhir gets a leading edge and Jakati does an excellent work at the third-man boundary, saves two runs for his side. Ben bowls a slower one to finish the over, Gambhir is deceived and the ball crashes onto the stumps! Gambhir is OUT! Gambhir was early in his shot and that’s a huge blow for Kolkata Knight Riders!

G Gambhir b Hilfenhaus 2 (4b)

Chennai Super Kings innings report

Powered by the Maverick Suresh Raina’s 38-ball 73 and Hussey’s 43-ball 54 Chennai Super Kings set a target of 191 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders at the MA Chidambaram stadium on Sunday in the IPL 2012 final.

As was the case in the IPL 2011 final, Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay laid the perfect platform for the defending champions here at the IPL 2012 final with a solid 87-run partnership in 62 balls.

Gambhir started with Brett Lee and Shakib Al Hasan and the duo got 54 runs off the first 6 overs as Vijay milked the 6th over for 19 runs.

Murali Vijay carried on with the momentum of the last game as he shimmed down the track repeatedly and his hoicks repeatedly found the gap. At the score of 42, Rajat Bhatia got the wicket of Murali Vijay as Shakib Al Hasan completed a good catch at deep square leg.

Then walked in Suresh Raina and he got his bat to talking right from the word go, a big match player you would say, the southpaw amassed 73 runs in just 38 balls that rocketed the Chennai total to a massive 191 runs.

But all along it was the birthday boy Michael Hussey who held one end tight with 43-ball 54.

For KKR, Brett Lee was thrashed for 42 runs in 4 overs and the ‘mystery’ spinner was finally demystified by none other than Suresh Raina. Sunil Narine went for 37 runs in 4 overs and he went wicketless.


Suresh Raina once again proved that he is a big match player . He has once again delivered when mattered the most and only time will tell if it’s a match-winning knock!

The score might not be as huge what they scored against the Delhi Daredevils, but it’s a high-octane clash and 190 runs is a very competitive total. Kolkata Knight Riders have a deep batting-line up and all the batsmen will have to contribute to win their maiden IPL title.

09:41 pm 20th over: 190/3 Shakib to bowl the last over. He begins with a Wide ball. Dhoni plays a helicopter shot for a single. Raina sweeps the next ball to midwicket for a single. Dhoni manages a single off the next ball towards wide of square leg. Raina drives the next ball to deep covers as a result of some fumble from Manoj Tiwary. Raina works the next ball to long-off for a single and an overthrow produces another single. Raina works a full-toss towards deep midwicket where Brett Lee dives to his front to complete a very good catch! Raina is dismissed off the last ball of the innings! 8 runs from the last over.

SK Raina c Lee b Shakib Al Hasan 73 (38b)

MS Dhoni 14*(9b)

09:36 pm 19th over: 182/2 Narine to continue. Dhoni fails to score off the first ball. He gets a leading edge off the second which goes to short third-man for a single. Narine bowls short one and Raina launches that towards deep midwicket where Iqbal Abdulla does good work to pull the ball inside the boundary just in time to save three runs for his side. Dhoni works the next ball for a single. Raina shimmies down the track off the last ball, goes straight down the ground for ANOTHER MASSIVE SIX! Raina ends the over with a couple to wide of long-on.

Sunil Narine 4-0-37-0

09:32 pm 18th over: 171/2 Jacques Kallis to bowl his last over. He begins with an off-cutter that crashes onto Hussey’s stumps! Hussey is Out, bowled by Kallis! Hussey was looking to hit the ball towards deep midwicket, didn’t connect and perished. Mr. Cricket has played a well composed innings on the big occasion. MS Dhoni enters the field to an amazing reception from the crowd! Dhoni gets off the mark with a single. Raina drives the ball to deep cover for a single. Kallis bowls a short ball and Dhoni pulls it to deep square leg for his first boundary! Dhoni gets a leading edge from the bat, the third-man was in and the ball rushes through the vacant area for another boundary! Back to back boundaries for the CSK skipper! Dhoni keeps the strike with a single.

MEK Hussey b Kallis 54 (43b)

09:26 pm 17th over: 160/1 Narine to continue. Raina works the first ball for a single. Hussey goes on his knees, sweeps the ball for a single to square leg. Narine bowls a length ball and Raina smokes that fuller length ball over long-on, probably OUT OF THE STADIUM! Terrific shot that! Raina works the next ball for a couple to deep midwicket. Raina launches the next ball on the off-side that lands safe and the batsmen run two. Raina makes some room, gets a bottom edge that produces a couple. 14 runs from the over.

Suresh Raina 58*(30b) Mike Hussey 54*(42b)

09:21 pm 16th over: 146/1 Brett Lee brought back into the attack, his last over. Lee offers width and Hussey plays it to point for a single. Lee bowls a short of length ball and Raina launches that over deep-midwicket for another Six! Raina works the next ball for a couple to deep backward square leg f. Lee replies back with a very good Yorker! Raina was looking to give himself some room and Lee adjusts his length, bowls wide of off-stump and Raina doesn’t connect. Lee bowls another Yorker, Raina gets a bottom edge that goes to short-fine leg for a single.

Brett Lee 4-0-42-0

09:17 pm 15th over: 136/1 Narine comes back into the attack. Raina works the first ball to long-on for a single. Narine bowls an off-spinner and Hussey pulls that to deep-midwicket for a single. Another off-spinner, Raina makes some room and guides the ball to the gap between backward point and short third man. Raina flicks the next ball for a single. Hussey follows it with another single. Narine bowls a quicker delivery and Raina fails to make contact with the bat, no runs scored.

09:13 pm 14th over: 128/1 Yusuf Pathan comes into the attack. Raina gives himself some room, works the ball to long-off for a single. Hussey nudges the next ball for a single and the Birthday Boy completes his half-century off just 38 balls! Raina shimmies down the track, goes straight down the ground for a boundary! Raina pulls the next ball over deep-midwicket for half a dozen! Pathan bowls on the pads and Raina goes on one knee, sweeps that to vacant square leg region for another boundary. 17 off the over!

Mike Hussey 50*(38b), Suresh Raina 30*(16b)

TIMEOUT(2): After Vijay’s departure, both Hussey and Raina haven’t managed to score boundaries at regular intervals but due to some very good running they have been scoring 7-8 runs every over. With Dhoni, Badrinath, Bravo, Morkel yet to come, the Super Kings might begin their late onslaught just after this break!

09:07 pm 13th over: 111/1 Bhatia to continue. He begins with an off-cutter and Raina taps it back to the bowler for no run. Another off-cutter worked towards midwicket for a couple, very good running between these two. Raina makes some room off the next ball, plays it straight to covers for no run. Bhatia bowls one on the leg-side, and Raina guides that towards fine leg for a couple. Raina pushes the next ball to wide of long-off and another couple added to the score. Raina plays a late cut for a single.

09:03 pm 12th over: 104/1 Kallis to bowl his third over. Raina pulls the first ball for a single. Hussey makes some room and he beats the man at point as the ball rushes past deep backward point for a boundary! Hussey takes a single to square leg. Raina defends a well directed short ball back to Kallis for no run. Kallis bowls another short ball and Raina was up for it, gets into the position early and clobbers that over deep-midwicket for a MASSIVE SIX! Kallis replies with another short ball and Raina manages a single this time to end the over.

08:58 pm 11th over: 91/1 Bhatia to continue. Vijay waits for a slower ball and smashes it towards square leg where Shakib al Hasan dives to his left and takes a STUNNER TO DISMISS VIJAY! What a catch that is! It’s the kind of effort that can lift the entire KKR team. Suresh Raina is the new batsman. Hussey takes a single on the leg-side. Raina is off the mark with a single. Hussey drives the next ball straight to covers for no run. Hussey works towards leg-side for a couple.

M Vijay c Shakib Al Hasan b Bhatia 42 (32b)

08:54 pm 10th over: 86/0 Kallis to continue. A lot of variety from the South African in the over, 4 runs from it.

08:49 pm 9th over: 82/0 Bhatia introduced into the attack. Two boundaries were hit in that over that produced 13 runs.

TIMEOUT: The lauch pad has been set by the openers and Chennai are up for another huge score here!

08:34 pm 7th over: 63/0 Iqbal Abdulla comes into the attack. He begins with a dot ball. Hussey works the next ball to long-on for a single. Vijay makes some room and nudges the ball to covers where a misfield produces two runs. Vijay comes down the wicket and launches the ball wide of long-on for a boundary! Vijay was looking to charge again, Abdulla bowls it wide, Vijay adjusts and scores a couple towards deep backward point. Vijay defends the last ball for no run.

08:29 pm 6th over: 54/0 Lee to bowl his third over. He fires another short ball. Vijay moves on the leg-side and makes room for himself, connects from the middle of the bat and that’s first DLF maximum for Vijay! Lee replies back with another bouncer, it was guided well and Vijay was surprised with the length, no runs scored. Lee bowls a wide and it’s a NO BALL AS WELL, FREE-HIT FOR VIJAY! Lee attempts a slow bouncer and Vijay scores a boundary towards fine leg. Vijay takes a single off the next ball towards midwicket. Lee bowls one outside the off stump and now Hussey shimmies down the track and smokes the ball over long-off for his first Six! That also brings 50 up between these two off just 35 balls! Hussey works the last ball for a single. 19 runs from the last over of the power play!

08:23 pm 5th over: 35/0 The mystery man Sunil Narine comes into the attack. He begins with a dot ball. Hussey takes a single off the next ball. Narine tosses the ball in the air, Vijay goes for the drives, he is completely beaten as the ball moves in. Vijay works the next ball to midwicket and the batsmen run two. Very good running between these two. A dot ball. Vijay keeps the strike with a single off the last ball.

That will be just one run off the last ball as Bowden noticed that the first run was a short run.

08:20 pm 4th over: 32/0 Shakib to continue. Hussey attempts a sweep shot, connects very well and smashes the ball over long-leg for the first DLF maximum of the innings! A dot ball. Hussey attempts a reverse-sweep once again and this time he connects well, beats the man at short third-man for another boundary! Gambhir makes some fielding changes. Hussey works the next ball towards midwicket and scores a couple. Hussey nudges the next ball to mid-on for a single. Vijay shimmies down the track and scores a couple towards wide of long-on.

08:16 pm 3rd over: 17/0 Lee to continue. Hussey nudges the first ball back to Lee. Hussey comes down the wicket and goes straight down the ground for CSK’s first boundary! Lee bowls a short of length ball and Hussey drives it to mid-off for a single. Lee fires another short ball and Vijay works it on the off-side and runs for a quick single, Lee reached the ball on time, but could not pick it up cleanly to throw it back to the non-striker’s end. Lee bowls one on the pads and the batsmen run a bye. Lee bowls another short ball, Vijay was ready this time and he smokes the ball to long-off for a boundary!

08:11 pm 2nd over: 6/0 Spin from the other end, Shakib to bowl the second over. Hussey attempts a reverse-sweep, doesn’t connect. Hussey works the next ball for a single towards leg-side. Vijay nudges the next ball to wide of long-off for a single. Vijay escapes a run-out! Hussey works the ball and Vijay wanted a single, sent back by Hussey, a direct hit and Murali Vijay was GONE! Hussey defends the next ball back to the bowler for no run. Hussey once again attempts a reverse-sweep, manages a single this time.

08:06 pm 1st over: 3/0 Lee begins with a fuller length ball and Hussey drives it to covers for no run. Lee follows it with one that is pitched outside the off-stump and Hussey lets it go to the keeper. Lee offers width to Hussey who cuts the ball to deep backward point, two runs taken, Narine did well to field the ball cleanly. Lee nips the next ball into the left-hander and Hussey was lucky to get some part of the bat to it, a single taken towards midwicket. Lee bowls his first bouncer to Vijay who taps it for no run. Lee bowls another short ball, Vijay works it towards point where Manoj Tiwary dives to his right, no runs scored. Good start from Lee, just 3 runs from the over!

Mike Hussey and Murali Vijay will open the innings for Chennai, Lee will bowl the first over.

8:00 KKR skipper just had the last team huddle for this season!

07:57 pm Both the teams are on the ground for the national anthem. The players have received a rousing welcome from the crowd.

While the Chennai Super Kings will hunt for their third straight IPL title, Kolkata will make sure to make the maximum of this rare opportunity of reaching the final.

CSK are playing with the same squad while KKR have made a couple of changes. Brett Lee comes in for Brendon McCullum and Bisla is also in the playing eleven as Balaji hasn’t recovered from his hamstring injury.

07:33, Toss CSK skipper MS Dhoni has once again won the toss and he has decided to bat first.

Kolkata Knight Riders have all what is needed to match the aggression of the defending Champions. A lot will depend on how Gambhir bats because he is one man who can raise the confidence of the entire team.

Time 07:20 pm Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the IPL final match between Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders and defending champions Chennai Super Kings. Having gone through several ups and downs over the last five years, Kolkata have finally reached the finals. Chennai on the other hand are into the finals of the cash-rich tourney for the fourth time.

Home team, Chennai is a sort of veteran as far as the IPL finals are concerned—they have four appearances in the five editions of the tournament. On the other hand Kolkata, after enduring ordinary performances in the last four seasons, have put up a consistent show this summer and deservedly booked a place in the final.


Also Read: Key Contests» I Men behind KKR’s successful journey this year…» I Trump cards of CSK» I Last three standing » I Sunil Narine: Kolkata’s mystery man» I IPL 5 in Pics » I IPL Controversies » I Two matches, two new heroes » I IPL Centurions » I Top performers of IPL 5 » I How Gambhir can stop CSK juggernaut» I Why is Gautam ‘Gambhir’ about winning IPL 5?»

Know Your Teams: Kolkata Knight Riders» I Chennai Super Kings»


It would be not just a battle between bat and ball but also of wits between MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir.

The match starts at 8:00 pm live on Max.

Teams

Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c and wk), Michael Hussey, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikkanth Anirudha, DWayne Bravo, Albie Morkel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ben Hilfenhaus, Shadab Jakati, Doug Bollinger, Francois du Plessis, George Bailey, Scott Styris, Suraj Randiv, Abhinav Mukund, G Vignesh, Joginder Sharma, Kuthethur Vasudevadas, Subramaniam Badrinath, Sudeep Tyagi, Yo Mahesh and Wriddhiman Saha.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Brendon McCullum (wk), Jacques Kallis, Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Debabrata Das, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Rajat Bhatia, Sunil Narine, Brett Lee, Iqbal Abdulla, Chirag Jani, Iresh Saxena, Jaidev Unadkat, Manvinder Bisla, Pradeep Sangwan, Sanju Samson, Sarabjit Singh Ladda, Mohammad Shami Ahmed, Eoin Morgan, Marchant de Lange, Ryan ten Doeschate and Shakib Al Hasan.

First Published: Sunday, May 27, 2012, 13:24


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BRIJESH JAIN - DELHI
i am very happy,
i want to be won the KKR....this is my big dreem..Sunil Narine, kallis is my faviourate allrounder player...
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jakir - kuwait
all peopel happy kkr winer
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manivava - coimbatore
very good opening batting Chennai and kk very fast bating
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rafaqat hussain - multan
weldone kkr
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Sandeep Solanki - Mumbai
congrets gambhir to lead KKR and winning the IPL 5
you have improve you are the better than the dhoni
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vicky - mumbai
suresh raina ur the 1 , in indian team 1man show
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samshul haque - Basti (U.P)
Very well kkr .I`m very happy.
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Karthik raj - Auudipatty
My best wishess KKR
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viji - coimbatore
WOW............CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
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dhrumil - dabhoi
sachin tendulcar well
done.100 senchery.
kolakata ipl 2012 win.well done
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