CHENNAI: Manvinder Bisla (89) and Jacques Kallis (69) helped Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings by five wickets to win their maiden Indian Premier League title at M A Chidambaram stadium on Sunday evening.
Manoj Tiwary (9 not out) hit the winning boundary off Dwayne Bravo as Kolkata completed the massive chase with two balls to spare.
After losing four quick wickets in the later stage of the chase, Kolkata looked nervous but Shakib Al Hasan (11) and Tiwary held their nerves to pull off the thrilling victory.
Chasing 191-run target, Bisla and Kallis added 136 runs for the second wicket to lead the run chase against Chennai. They took Kolkata over 100 runs in just 9.5 overs.
Bisla hit five sixes and eight boundaries in his 48-ball blitzkrieg. He reached his fifty off just 27 balls.
Albie Morkel struck in the fifteenth over to get rid of Bisla and give Chennai a crucial breakthrough.
Kallis raced to fifty off 39 balls soon afterwards. But he was dismissed off the fifth ball of the penultimate over, which left KKR needing 16 off seven balls.
Shakib al Hasan was caught around the circle off the next delivery but it being a no-ball and the batsmen having run twice in the meantime, KKR got three runs without spending a ball. Which left them needing 13 off seven balls.
Shakib sent the final delivery of the 19th over towards the fine leg boundary for four, reducing the target to nine off six balls.
Tiwary hit fours off the third and the fourth ball of the last over to finish it all.
Earlier, Suresh Raina (73) and Michael Hussey (54) helped defending champions Chennai post the formidable total.
Chennai lost Murali Vijay (42) after he had added 87 runs for the 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 the better of him in the eleventh over.
Birthday boy Hussey smashed two huge sixes and four fours and raced to fifty in just 38 balls. He added 73-run second wicket stand with mercurial Raina.
Hussey fell soon after Raina had reached his fifty off just 27 balls. 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.
Chennai Super Kings won toss
Chennai Super Kings
M E K Hussey b Kallis 54
M Vijay c Shakib b Bhatia 42
S K Raina c Lee b Shakib 73
*†M S Dhoni not out 14
Extras (lb 3, w 2, nb 2) 7
Total (3 wickets; 20 overs) 190
Did not bat: D J Bravo, R A Jadeja, J A Morkel, R Ashwin, B W Hilfenhaus, S B Jakati, S Badrinath
Fall: 1-87, 2-160, 3-190
Bowling: Lee 4-0-42-0 (1nb); Shakib 3-0-25-1 (1w); Narine 4-0-37-0; Iqbal 1-0-9-0; Kallis 4-0-34-1 (1nb, 1w); Bhatia 3-0-23-1; Pathan 1-0-17-0
Kolkata Knight Riders
†M S Bisla c Badrinath b Morkel 89
*G Gambhir b Hilfenhaus 2
J H Kallis c Jadeja b Hilfenhaus 69
L R Shukla c Hussey b Bravo 3
Y K Pathan c Badrinath b Ashwin 1
Shakib Al Hasan not out 11
M K Tiwary not out 9
Extras (lb 1, w 6, nb 1) 8
Total (5 wickets; 19.4 overs) 192
Did not bat: R Bhatia, Iqbal Abdulla, S P Narine, B Lee
Fall: 1-3, 2-139, 3-152, 4-164, 5-175
Bowling: Hilfenhaus 4-0-25-2 (1nb, 1w); Morkel 4-0-38-1 (2w); Ashwin 4-0-41-1; Bravo 3.4-0-49-1 (2w); Jakati 4-0-38-0
Result: Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL title
Man of the Match: MS Bisla (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Umpires: B F Bowden (New Zealand) and S J A Taufel (Australia). TV umpire: B R Doctrove (West Indies). Match referee: R S Madugalle (Sri Lanka)