28 May 2012

Kolkata win IPL

8:09 am on 28 May 2012

The Kolkata Knight Riders have won the rich Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition with a five-wicket victory over the defending champion Chennai Super Kings.

The Stephen Fleming-coached Chennai looked set for a third straight title at their home ground after Suresh Raina smashed a 73 in their 190 for three, and Kolkata star Gautam Gambhir was bowled in the first over.

But Manvinder Bisla stepped up to guide the Knight Riders home with a knock of 89 as they reached 192 for five.

The Black Cap Brendon McCullum's also on Kolkata's books but didn't play in the final.