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Kolkata Knight Riders – Road to the IPL 2012 Title

Zia Rana May 29, 2012

Kolkata Knight Riders registered their name in the history books of the IPL by clinching the title from Chennai Super Kings on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Chennai.

The home team was beaten by a huge margin of five wickets not before providing a tough fight to the visitors and the fate of the final was decided on the fourth ball of the last over. Kolkata Knight Riders were well led by Gautam Gambhir who excelled with the bat by dispatching 590 runs at an super average of 36.87, the best of 93 with 6 fifties and his leadership qualities were hailed by all the critics of the game.

We will highlight all matches played by Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2012 which reflects their performance in the fabulous tournament followed by the cricket lovers all around the world.

Kolkata KnightR iders - The proud winners of the IPL 2012

Kolkata KnightR iders – The proud winners of the IPL 2012

1st match vs. Delhi Daredevils

Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on April 5, 2012.

Scores

Kolkata Knight Riders – 97-9 wickets in 12 overs, Laxmi Shukla 26, Debabrata Das 18, Morne Morkel 3-18.

Delhi Daredevils  – 100-2 wickets in 11.1 overs, Irfan Pathan 42*, Aaron Finch 30, Rajat Bhatia 1-7.

Player of the match – Irfan Pathan (Delhi Daredevils)

Result  – Delhi Daredevils won by 8 wickets.

2nd match vs. Rajasthan Royals

Venue – Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, on April 8, 2012.

Scores

Rajasthan Royals  – 164-5 in 20 overs, Brad Hodge 44, Ashok Menaria 40, Brett Lee 2-29.

Kolkata Knight Riders – 142 all out in 20 overs, Manoj Tiwary 59, Brett Lee 25, Kevin Cooper 3-28.

Player of the match  – Brad Hodge (Rajasthan Royals).

Result –  Rajasthan Royals won by 22 runs.

3rd match vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Venue – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, on April 10, 2012.

Scores

Kolkata Knight Riders – 165 for 8 wickets in 20 overs, Gautam Gambhir 64, Manvinder Bisla 46, Vinay Kumar 2-18.

Royal Challengers Bangalore – 123 for 9 wickets in 20 overs, Vinay Kumar 25, Daniel Vettori 20, Lakshmipathy Balaji 4-18.

Player of the match – Lakshmipathy Balaji ( Kolkata Knight Riders).

Result – Kolkata Knight Riders won by 42 runs.

4th match vs. Rajasthan Royals

Venue – Eden Gardens, Kokata, on April 13, 2012.

Scores

Rajasthan Royals – 131 for 5 wickets in 20 overs, Owais Shah 31, Rahul Dravid 28, Shakib Al Hasan 3-17.

Kolkata Knight Riders – 137 for 5 in 19.2 overs, Jacques Kallis 31, Bisla 29, Ashok Menaria 1-3.

Player of the match –  Shakib Al Hasan (Kolkata Knight Riders).

Result – Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets.

5th match vs. Kings XI Punjab

Venue – Eden Gardens Kolkata, on April 15, 2012.

Scores

Kings XI Punjab – 134 for 9 wickets in 20 overs, Mandeep Singh 38, David Hussey 32, Sunil Narine 5-19.

Kolkata Knight Riders  – 132 for 7 in 20 overs, Debabrata Das 35*, Bisla 27, Piyush Chawla 3-18.

Player of the match – Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Result – Kings XI Punjab won by 2 runs

6th match vs. Kings XI Punjab

Venue – Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh, on April 18, 2012.

Scores

Kings XI Punjab – 124 for 7 wickets in 20 overs, Adam Gilchrist 40*, Shaun Marsh 33, Sunil Narine 2-24.

Kolkata Knight Riders  – 127 for 2 in 16.3 overs, Gautam Gambhir 66*, Kallis 30*, Piyush Chawla 2-19.

Player of the match – Gautam Gambhir ( Kolkata Knight Riders)

Result – Kolkata Knight Riders won by 8 wickets

Result – Kolkata Knight Riders won by 8 wickets

7th match vs. Deccan Chargers

Venue – Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, on April 22, 2012.

Scores

Deccan Chargers – 126 for 7 wickets in 20 overs, Shikhar Dhawan 50, Parthiv Patel 23, Lakshmipathy Balaji 2-22.

Kolkata Knight Riders  – 127 for 5 in 19 overs, Gambhir 30, Manoj Tiwary 30*, Dale Steyn 2-24.

Player of the match – Brett Lee (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Result – Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets

8th match vs. Deccan Chargers

Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on April 24, 2012.

Result – match abandoned without a single ball bowled

9th match vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on April 28, 2012.

Scores

Kolkata Knight Riders – 190 for 4 wickets in 20 overs, Gambhir 93, Brendon McCullum 43, Vinay Kumar 2-31.

Royal Challengers Bangalore – 143 for 6 in 20 overs, Chris Gayle 86, Saurabh Tiwary 19, Jacques Kallis 2-31.

Player of the match – Gautam Gambhir (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Result – Kolkata Knight Riders won by 47 runs

10th match vs. Chennai Super Kings

Venue – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai, on April 30. 2012.

Scores

Chennai Super Kings – 139 for 5 wickets in 20 overs, Suresh Raina 44, MS Dhoni 34*, Kallis 2-21.

Kolkata Knight Riders – 140 for 5 in 19.4 overs, Gambhir 63, Kallis 26, Ravichandran Ashwin 2-22.

Player of the match – Gautam Gambhir (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Result – Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets.

11th match vs. Pune Warriors

Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on May 5, 2012.

Scores

Kolkata Knight Riders – 150 for 5 wickets in 20 overs, Gambhir 56, Brendon McCullum 42, Angelo Mathews 2-17.

Pune Warriors – 143 for 8 in 20 overs, Sourav Ganguly 36, Mathews 35, Marchant de Lange 3-34.

Player of the match – Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Result – Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 runs.

12th match vs. Delhi Daredevils

Venue – Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, on May 7, 2012.

Scores

Delhi Daredevils – 153 for 9 wickets in 20 overs, Irfan Pathan 36, Mahela Jayawardene 30, Jacques Kallis 2-20.

Kolkata Knight Riders – 154 for 4 in 18.4 overs, McCullum 56, Gambhir 36, Umesh Yadav 2-30.

Player of the match – Jacques Kallis (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Result – Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets.

13th match vs. Mumbai Indians

Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata, May 12, 2012.

Scores

Mumbai Indians – 182 for one wicket in 20 overs, Rohit Sharma 109*, Herschelle Gibbs 66*, Shakib Al Hasan 1-27.

Kolkata Knight Riders  – 155 for 4 in 20 overs, Kallis 79, Yusuf Pathan 40*, Pragyan Ojha 1-26.

Player of the match – Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians)

Result – Mumbai Indians won by 27 runs

14th match vs. Chennai Super Kings

Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on May 14, 2012.

Scores

Kolkata Knight Riders – 158 for 6 wickets in 20 overs, Gautam Gambhir 62, Brendon McCullum 37,Shadab Jakati 2-26.

Chennai Super Kings – 160 for 5 in 20 overs, Michael Hussey 56, Murali Vijay 36, Sunil Narine 2-14.

Player of the match – Michael Hussey (Chennai Super Kings)

Result – Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets

15th match vs. Mumbai Indians

Venue – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, on May 16, 2012.

Scores

Kolkata Knight Riders – 140 for 7 wickets in 20 overs, Manoj Tiwary 41, Gambhir 27, RP Singh 2-33.

Mumbai Indians – 108 all out in 19.1 overs, Sachin Tendulkar 27, Dinseh Kathik 21, Sunil Narine 4-15.

Player of the match – Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Result – Kolkata Knight Riders won by 32 runs.

16th match vs. Pune Warriors

Venue – Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune, on May 19, 2012.

Scores

Kolkata Knight Riders – 136 for 4 wickets in 20 overs, Shakib Al Hasan 42, Brendon McCullum 41, Wayne Parnell 2-18.

Pune Warriors – 102 for 8 in 20 overs, Jesse Ryder 22, Anustup 17, Yusuf Pathan 2-12.

Player of the match – Shakib Al Hasan (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Result – Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 34 runs.

1st Qualifying match vs. Delhi Daredevils

The match was played at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune on May 22, 2012.

Scores

Kolkata Knight Riders –  162 for 4 wickets in 20 overs, Yusuf Pathan 40*, Gautam Gambhir 32, Pawan Negi 1-18.

Delhi Daredevils – 144 for 8 in 20 overs, Mahela Jayawardene 40, Naman Ojha 28, Sunil Narine 2-24, Jacques Kallis 2-24.

Player of the match – Yusuf Pathan (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Result – Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 18 runs.

Final vs. Chennai Super Kings

The final of the IPL 2012, was played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai, on May 27, 2012.

Scores

Chennai Super Kings – 190 for 3 wickets in 20 overs, Suresh Raina 73, Michael Hussey 54, Rajat Bhatia 1-23.

Kolkata Knight Riders – 192 for 5 in 19.4 overs, Manvinder Bisla 89, Jacques Kallis 69, Ben Hilfenhaus 2-25.

Player of the match – Manvinder Bisla (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Result – Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets.

Comments (1)

  1. KKR had consistent performance, they played as team and they had good bowling line. They deserved the victory.

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