In the 22nd Game of Indian Premier League (IPL Season 5) 2012, Home team Kings XI Punjab played at home Ground P.C.A. Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh with Kolkata Knight Riders. Adam Gilchrist Captain of Kings XI Punjab won the Toss and Elected to Bat First and set the Target for Kolkata Knight Riders to achived.
Skipper Adam Gilchrist started Punjab's inning very positively and aggressively. But, Valthaty lost his wickets early in 3rd over. Then unfourtunately, Gilchrist got retierd hurt out in 6th over. SE Marsh played sensible inning and made 33 Runs in just 30 Balls. Other middle order batmans could not contributed well enough for KXIP and put 124 Runs on Board at the end of 20 overs of their inning. B Lee and SP Narine succeed to sent 4 batsmans into pavelion with economy of around 6 runs in one over. KKR need to score 125 Runs ti win this battle.
Following small total of 124 runs, Kolkata Knight Riders Opening Batsmans McCullum and skipper Gambhir made better start. McCullum lost his wicket in 6th over. But, Skipper Gautam Gambhir played splendid inning. He remained not out till end and contributed 66 Runs of 44 balls. JH Kallis also remained not out scoring 30 runs of 23 balls. KKR registered very well deserved win in 16.3 overs against KXIP having lost just two wickets. Thus, KKR raised their Point in IPL 5 Points Table Tally. Both Played Head to Head 8 Matches in IPL. KKR Won 4 and KXIP Won 4. Today Kolkata Knight Riders Registered 5nd win against Kings XI Punjab in IPL.