In the 17th Game of Indian Premier League (IPL Season 5) 2012, Home team Kolkata Knight Riders played at own Ground Eden Gardens, Kolkata. with Kings XI Punjab. Home Team Captain Gautam Gambhir won the Toss and Elected to Field First.
Kings XI Punjab put into Bat by Kolkata Knight Riders lost their Skipper and Opening Bastman Adam Gilchrist (5 of 9 Balls) very early. He gave away his wicket to Sunil Narine. No.3 Batsman SE Marsh (1) also bold by sunil Narine. But, Opener Mandeep Singh played sensible inning with DJ Hussy and made 52 Runs partnership before he got out by Shakib Al Hasan. No other middle order and Lower order Batsmans could contibute well. Infact KXIP spiners bowled well today in spinning pitch of Eden Gardens.SP Narine took 5 Wickets in his 4 overs spending 19 Runs. In last Two overs lower order batsmans succeed to score quick 30 Runs and KXIP managed to put 134 Runs on board to chased for Kolkata Knight Riders.
Following total of 134 runs, KKR Captain Gambhir started megnificiently. But, they lost JH Kallis (1) very early. Skipper Gambhir also cought and bowled by Mascarenhas contributing 22 Runs in just 13 Balls. Middle order Batsmans Bisla and Tiwary kept wickets in hand played good innings. But, Puyush Chawla (3 wickets in 18 Runs) crashed KKR's Middle order Batsmans and at one stage KKR lost 3 quick wickets in just 5 Runs. Bisla (27), Shakib Al Hasan(4) and Yushuf Pathan (0) became victom of Piyush Chawla. DB Das tried his best to achive given target contributing 35 Runs in 23 Balls. In Last Ball of Last over KKR needed 4 Runs to win, but DB Das could not hit boundry and KXIP registered well desearve win against KKR o the last ball of last over. Home team unfourtunately lost the match by just 2 Runs. Sunil Narine Declared Man of the Match for his 5 Wickets in just 18 Runs. Thus, KXIP played at Eden Gardens raised their Points in IPL 5 Points Table Tally. Both Played Head to Head 7 Matches in IPL . KKR Won 4 and KXIP Won 3. Today King XI Punjab Registered 4th win against Kolkata Knight Riders and level 4 wins each in IPL.