Kolkata Knight Riders, playing their first IPL final, have won the tournament beating Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets. It was an impressive performance by the team from the east as they did not panic despite the scoreboard pressure. (AFP PHOTO/ Manjunath KIRAN)
This was Chennai Super Kings' fourth time in the IPL finals. They have won two and been the runner up once, in the first year of the IPL. (AFP PHOTO/ Manjunath KIRAN)
Kolkata Knight Riders were into the IPL finals for the first time. This year has been their best ever performance in all IPL's. (AFP PHOTO/ Manjunath KIRAN)
Michael Hussey got Chennai off to a brisk start as they amassed 54 in the first six overs. Hussey went on to score 54 off 43. (AFP PHOTO/ Manjunath KIRAN)
Murali Vijay then got into his stride and continued his amazing run of form in the later half of the tournament after being disappointing in the first half. (AFP PHOTO/ Manjunath KIRAN)
After Murali Vijay's dismissal, Suresh Raina joined Hussey at the crease. He looked in the mood straight away and continued the good work initiated by Vijay. Raina scored 73 off 38. (AFP PHOTO/ Manjunath KIRAN)
Kolkata Knight Riders had little to cheer about as they managed to take only 3 wickets. Even their trump card, Sunil Narine, could not do much as Raina smashed him for 37 in his 4 overs. (AFP PHOTO/ Manjunath KIRAN)
Kolkata got off to the worst start possible as skipper, an in form Gautam Gambhir, was dismissed by Ben Hilfenhaus in the very first over of their innings. Gambhir went bowled, playing across the line. (AFP PHOTO/ Manjunath KIRAN)
After the early dismissal, it was all Kolkata as Manvinder Bisla was joined by a cool and calm Jacques Kallis. Manvinder Bisla proved his mettle as he scored briskly off all bowlers. (AFP PHOTO/ Manjunath KIRAN)
Kallis was the steady influence in the partnership as he went about scoring just a run a ball. But his innings provided the right balance to Kolkata who not only controlled the run-rate but did not lose any wickets too. (AFP PHOTO/ Manjunath KIRAN)
Chennai, ably led by Dhoni, fought back with quick wickets of Bisla, Laxmi Shukla and Yusuf Pathan. But Kallis held on to one end to deny them any chance of a surprise victory. (AFP PHOTO/ Manjunath KIRAN)
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