Match Day

441dThe Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Kolkata take title after Bisla blitz

The headlining performance came from little-known Manvinder Bisla as Kolkata Knight Riders prised the IPL trophy out of Chennai Super Kings' hands

441dSidharth Monga

A wanderer gets his big break

Manvinder Bisla has changed several teams - in Ranji Trophy and IPL - in search of a big opportunity. Fate presented it to him on the night of the IPL final

441dJayaditya Gupta

Finally, a winning script

A city that has long lived on the fringes of sporting success has finally hit the headlines for the right reasons

441dESPNcricinfo staff

'Mission accomplished'

Reactions to Kolkata Knight Riders' victory over Chennai Super Kings in a thrilling IPL final

441dESPNcricinfo staff

Kolkata celebrates KKR's victory

Tens of thousands of people turned out on the streets of Kolkata on Tuesday to receive the Kolkata Knight Riders team, returning home as IPL winners

441dESPNcricinfo staff

We did it for Balaji - Gambhir

Manvinder Bisla, Man of the Match in the final, played the game only because Kolkata Knight Riders were forced to rejig their combination after L Balaji was injured

441dMadhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Acid test for tournament's best

Kolkata Knight Riders, the most consistent team so far in IPL 2012, face their toughest challenge yet against the two-time champions, who have peaked at just the right time

441dSiddarth Ravindran

How Dhoni and Gambhir have shaped their sides

Gautam Gambhir, recently deposed as India vice-captain, took the chance to show he can lead a side, while MS Dhoni has stuck to the formula that has worked so well in the IPL for him

441dESPNcricinfo staff

'Didn't expect Bisla onslaught' - Fleming

Stephen Fleming, the Chennai Super Kings coach, has said Manvinder Bisla's assault in Kolkata Knight Riders' successful chase of 191 was unexpected

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

1st3G GambhirMS Bisla
2nd136JH KallisMS Bisla
3rd13JH KallisLR Shukla
4th12JH KallisYK Pathan
5th11JH KallisShakib Al Hasan
6th17MK TiwaryShakib Al Hasan