Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Defending Champion of IPL 2013

IPL 2012 Winner Team - Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) enter the season six of the Indian Premier League, Pepsi IPL 2013 as the defending champions.

In the finals of the IPL 2012 (Season 5 of IPL) held on 27th May 2012 at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and prevented them from creating a Hat-trick of IPL titles, having previously won the tournament in 2010 and 2011.

It was the first title win for the Kolkata Knight Riders.

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Here is a recap of the KKS vs CSK IPL 2012 Final Match.

Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bat.

They posted a total of 190/3 in 20 overs thanks to brilliant 73 runs of 38 balls by Suresh Raina. Michael Hussey scored 54 of 43 balls and Murali VIjay also contributed 42 in 32 balls.

For Kolkata Knight Riders, Shakib Al Hasan, Jacques Kallis and Rajat Bhatia took 1 wicket each.

In reply, Manvinder Bisla fired all guns for Kolkata Knight Riders scoring 89 of 48 balls and Jacques Kallis scored 69 of 49 balls helding their team to reach their target in 19.4 overs just 2 balls to spare.

For Chennai, Ben Hilfenhaus took 2 wickets, Albie Morkel, R Ashwin and Dwyane Bravo took 1 wicket each.

In the end, Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL Trophy & Champions title for the first time.

Player of the match award went to Manvinder Bisla while Karbonn Kamal Catch award went to Shakib Al Hasan.

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