The win over Kings XI Punjab in the final was the Kolkata Knight Riders' ninth in a row - a remarkable turnaround since their loss to Rajasthan Royals when Pravin Tambe took a fantastic hat-trick on 5 May. <em>Here are the nine matches they won after that night:</em> <a href=http://www.firstpost.com/sports/gambhir-plays-captains-innings-as-kkr-break-losing-streak-1512975.html target=_blank>Delhi Daredevils vs KKR, 7 May 2014, Feroz Shah Kotla</a>: After Delhi's batsmen put up a modest 160, KKR's batting line-up chased down the target in 18.2 overs. Gautam Gambhir (69) and Robin Uthappa (47) gave a brilliant start and it was smooth sailing from then on. <a href=http://www.firstpost.com/sports/ipl-2014-gambhir-shines-again-as-kkr-thump-kings-xi-by-9-wickets-1518265.html target=_blank>KKR vs Kings XI, 11 May 2014, Barabati Stadium:</a> A Virender Sehwag slobber-knocker (72 off 50 balls) was the only positive for the high-scoring Kings XI in this match as the rest of their batting line-up wilted to the magic of Piyush Chawla (3/19) and Morne Morkel (2/20), managing only 149. Uthappa and Gambhir put on a 68-run stand for the first wicket before Manish Pandey came on and did the needful. Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.