Cape Town: Oct 21, 2012
Gautam Gambhir's gritty knock of 44 and some late hitting by Debabrata Das and Manoj Tiwary lifted KKR to 188 for five from their allotted 20 overs.
Gambhir scored 44 runs, which came from 36 balls, studded with four boundaries and a six.
Brendon McCullum provided Kolkata a rollicking start as the IPL champions raced to 95 runs in the ninth over, before the dismissal of the explosive Kiwis opener.
McCullum swatted three sixes and as many boundaries to score 36, which came from 20 balls.
But, the tone was set by opening batsman Manvinder Bisla, who cracked two sixes and three boundaries in a bid to provide Kolkata Knight Riders a strong start.
Bisla fell to Titans’ bowler Ethy Mbhalati in the fourth over, scoring 27 off 14 balls.
Brief Scores: Kolkata Knight Riders 188 for 5 in 20 overs (Gautam Gambhir 44, Debabrata Das 43*, Brendon McCullum 36; Roelof van der Merwe 2 for 18) vs Titans.