Pathan made full use of the two lives to smash the fastest fifty in IPL history as KKR knocked off a 161-run target in 14.2 overs when they were required to overhaul it in 15.2 to make it to top-two.
After being dropped on nought and 15, he completed his half-century in just 15 balls.
Pathan enthralled the packed Eden Gardens crowd with his exceptional knock which featured seven sixes and five fours.
KKR co-owner Juhi Chawla and singer Usha Uthhup at KKR stand during the match.
Yusuf Pathan with his man-of-the-match cheque after guiding KKR to a superb win at the Eden Gardens.
A phenomenal knock from Yusuf Pathan, who blasted his way to a 22-ball 72, catapulted Kolkata Knight Riders to the second-place in the point table as the hosts hammered Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets in Kolkata on Saturday.
Cheer girls during the match at the Eden Gardens.
Naman Ojha scored 26 off 23 balls as Sunrisers Hyderabad set Kolkata Knight Rider a 161-run target.
Venugopal Rao scored 27 off 26 balls before being run-out by Manish Pandey.
Ryan ten Doeschate celebrates after dismissing Naman Ojha for 26.
Chasing 161-run target, the man-in-form Robin Uthappa gave KKR a solid start as he smashed 41 off 30 balls. Uthappa hit four boundaries and two sixes.
Karn Sharma was the wrecker-in-chief for Sunrisers Hyderabad as he bagged three wickets in his spell.