2012 IPL season
The 2012 IPL was the most successful season for the franchise, winning the IPL trophy for the first time in IPL history. KKR got off to a poor start in the tournament, losing their first two games. However, they fought back with consecutive wins. In the next match, however, they messed up an easy chase. KKR then went on to win nine matches in a row (except for a washed-out match against Deccan Chargers), in contrast to nine successive defeats in the 2009 IPL. However the team had a timely return to form, when they beat Mumbai Indians and Pune Warriors India in successive away matches. This earned a second place finish for the team at the end of the league stage and a semi-final match against Delhi Daredevils. They won the tournament eventually, beating Chennai Super Kings by five wickets.