KKR snatched away the IPL 2012 trophy


Kolkata Knight Riders clinched the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League with a five-wicket win against defending champions Chennai Super Kings in Chennai on Sunday.

Appearing in their maiden final and who needed 191 runs to win, Kolkata completed the sensational win with two balls to spare.

Earlier, half-centuries from Suresh Raina and Michael Hussey powered Chennai to 190-3 after 20 overs.

Chennai, who were eying a hat-trick of titles, won the toss.

There were a galaxy of former Indian cricketers in attendance, the brightest lights from Bollywood were in the stands, both teams had some of the biggest stars in the world game but the headlining performance came from little-known Manvinder Bisla as Kolkata Knight Riders prised the IPL trophy out of Chennai Super Kings' hands. Bisla, who was without a Ranji Trophy side last season, made a mockery of his previous career Twenty20 strike-rate of 106 to play a jack-in-the-box innings that helped overhaul what had seemed a mountainous Super Kings total.


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