Manvinder Bisla was the new hero when they last met.
Kolkata Knight Riders last clashed with Chennai Super Kings in the final of the 2012 edition last year on May 27. Winning the toss, Chennai Super Kings elected to bat and made sure they had every chance of becoming champions.
Suresh Raina, Mike Hussey and Murali Vijay contributed significantly to pile up a mammoth 190 runs. In reply, Kolkata Knight Riders needed a special effort and they found an unlikely hero in Manvinder Singh Bisla.
After the fall of Gautam Gambhir’s wicket, he and Jacques Kallis counter attacked and in the end won with two balls to spare and with five wickets in the bag.
BRIEF SCORES: CSK 190-3 (Suresh Raina 73, Mike Hussey 54, Murali Vijay 42) lost to KKR 192-5 (Manvinder Bisla 89, Jacques Kallis 69) by five wkts