In the 38th Game of Indian Premier League (IPL Season 5) 2012, Home team Kolkata Knight Riders played at their home Ground Eden Gardens, Kolkata with Royal Challengers Bangalore. Gautam Gambhir Captain of Kolkata Knight Riders won the Toss and Elected to Bat First and set target for Royal Challengers Bangalore to achieved.
MCCullum started Kolkata's inning with Skipper Gautam Gambhir very aggrasively. Both Openers gave Quick start to kolkata Knight Riders. Both Openers added 95 Runs in first 10 over without loosing any wickets. Unfortunately McCullum got Bowled out in 11th over by Vettori. He contributed 43 Runs in 37 Balls. But Skipper Gambhir was in middle to carry on KKr's inning. JH Kallis joined with him and played enormous inning with Gambhir. He contributed 41 quick runs injust 27 balls. He hits 3 very big Sixes and 1 Four in his inning. Gambhir also played very brave inning of 93 Runs in just 51 balls. He hits 5 massive Sixes and 9 Fantastic Fours in his marvellous iinning. At the 20 overs Kolkata Knight Riders managed put very good total of 190 Runs on board to achieved for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Following huge target of 190 Runs, Royal Challengers opening batsman Dilshan lost his wicket in very first over of their inning. Yushuf Pathan succeed to sent back to pavellion very early. Kohli (18) and AB de Villiers (0) also got out early. Both gave away their wickets to JH Kallis in 2 consecutive balls of 6th over. Saurabh Tiwari Started well initially but, he also could not contributed well enoght. He scored 19 Runs. CH Gayle was therein middle and in later overs he played very magnificent inning and hits many high quality strokes all around the ground. He made 86 Runs just in 58 Balls. He hits 6 substantial Sixes and 7 superior Fours in his powerful inning. But, he also could not contributed enough to reach KKr huge score of 190 Runs. At the end of 20 overs Royals Challengers Bangalore could managed to score just 143 Runs on Board and lost the match by 47 Runs. Finally, Kolkata Knight Riders registered well desearved vistory over Royal Challengers Bangalore and promoted to 2nd place in Points Table of IPL5. Gautam Gambhir (Kolkata Knight Riders) declared man of the match for his terrific inning of 93 runs of 51 balls.
Both team Played Head to Head 9 Matches in IPL. KKR Won 4 and RCB Won 5. Today Kolkata Knight Riders Registered 5th win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL and level 5 wins each.