Year: 2012, 41st Match
Chennai Super Kings lifted their performance when it mattered most and stormed into the final of the Indian Premier League with a crushing win over Delhi Daredevils. Can Dhoni's men lift their third successive IPL title by overpowering a consistent Kolkata? History shows us that Chennai have an edge in the head-to-head encounters. These two teams have met 10 times so far, with the defending champions winning 6 times. One match in the 2009 edition was abandoned without a ball being bowled. We get you the low-down of all the IPL matches between the two finalists.
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Result: Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets
Kolkata stars: Gambhir 63, Kallis 2-21
Chennai stars: Ashwin 2-22
Brief scores: Chennai 139-5 in 20 overs lost to Kolkata 140-5 in 19.4 overs