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When Piyush Chawla (above) carved Parvinder Awana over point for four in the last over, it sparked wild celebrations in the Kolkata Knight Riders camp. Chawla ran around the ground in pure joy © PTI


The Kolkata Knight Riders won their second Indian Premier League (IPL) when they beat the Kings XI Punjab in a thrilling game at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. After winning the toss, Gautam Gambhir chose to bowl first. Wriddhiman Saha’s ton took Punjab to 199 for four and then in reply, Manish pandey’s 94 setup the run-chase and Kolkata clinched the game in the last over by three wickets.


This victory was a thrilling one as Punjab kept coming back in the game. Piyush Chawla was the star at the end as he smashed a six off Mitchell Johnson in the penultimate over and then hit the four to seal the contest. Shahrukh Khan’s joy knew no bounds and he and his players posed for quite a few pictures after winning the game. Interestingly, he donned the Kings XI Punjab jersey as he said that they were the best team in the IPL.