At Durban, April 21, 2009. Kolkata Knight Riders won by 11 runs (D/L method). Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders. Kings XI Punjab 158-6 (20 overs) (I. K. Pathan 32, Yuvraj Singh 38, D. P. M. D. Jayawardene 31*); Kolkata Knight Riders 79-1 (9.2 overs) (C. H. Gayle 44*). Kolkata Knight Riders 2 pts. Man of the Match: C. H. Gayle.
For the second match running, rain spoiled Punjab's chances. This time they were held up by Ganguly (4-0-24-2), then Gayle (who faced only 26 balls and hit four sixes) took a liking to the leftarmers Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Abdulla; Kolkata were ten ahead of the Duckworth/Lewis par score when rain stopped play.