KKR paid the price for a poor final over bowled by Brett Lee that cost them 22 runs with Man of the match Brad Hodge (35 not out, 3x4, 2x6) hitting a couple of sixes and boundaries.
Chasing 157 for victory, Morgan and Jacques Kallis (45, 41 balls) got 69 in the first 10 overs but Raiphi Gomez dismissed Kallis and rival skipper Gautam Gambhir (0) off successive deliveries to bring the home team right back in the match.
It was Gomez's spell of two for 14 that became the turning point. He was brilliantly backed up by India discard R Vinay Kumar (2/28) and some tidy work by the fielders.
Image: Kochi Tuskers Kerala wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel appeals successfully for a run out against Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Brett Lee during the IPL Twenty20 cricket match between Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Kolkata Knight Riders at The Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi on May 5, 2011. Kochi Tuskers Kerala won the match by 17 runs.