Jadeja was the star for the Kochi team as he scored 29 from 18 balls to help his team post 132 for seven and then scalped two wickets as the Tuskers restricted the Knight Riders to 126 for nine at the Eden gardens here.
Put into bat, Kochi had a flying start, thanks to the in-form pair of Brendon McCullum and Mahela Jayawardene but the Knight Riders restricted them to 132 for seven with a fine bowling effort by Yusuf Pathan (3/20) and Shakib-Al-Hasan (3/28).
Defending the total, the Tuskers bowlers Jadeja (2/25), Rudra Pratap Singh (2/25) did a tidy job and was supported well by their bowling colleagues as Kochi halted Kolkata's three-match winning run at the Eden Gardens here.
Image: Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen Lakshmipathy Balaji, right and Iqbal Abdulla shake hand with Kochi Tuskers Kerala cricketers after the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Kochi won by 6 runs.