Manvinder Sultansingh Bisla justified his late inclusion with a brilliant knock of 89 that carried Kolkata Knight Riders to a memorable five- wicket victory against Chennai Super Kings for their maiden trophy success in the
Indian Premier League here on Sunday.
The Super Kings, champions in the previous two seasons, looked to be in command when they posted 190 for three after batting first on winning the toss, and then dismissing Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir in the very first over.
But Bisla ( 89 of 49 balls) and veteran Jacques Kallis ( 69 off 49) put together a match- winning partnership of 136 runs to set up a deserving victory in the final over when Manoj Tiwary smashed two consecutive boundaries off Dwayne Bravo for the winning runs.
The Knight Riders went home richer by $ 2 million in prize money and the Super Kings received $ 1.5million as the runners- up.
Goof- up in IPL, admits Vodafone New Delhi: Vodafone has admitted goof- up in an IPL promotional message in sending out an SMS to its subscribers that Chennai Super Kings ( CSK) will be in the final, much before it qualified.
An SMS sent out to the subscribers of the company on Friday morning announced, alt39 IPL FINALS! Watch KKR vs CSK battle it out this Sunday…alt39 The SMS was sent hours before the IPL qualifier in which Chennai beat Delhi to enter the final.
There is only one word that comes to my mind. Mission accomplished. – GAUTAM GAMBHIR, KKR captain