CSK vs KKR IPL 2021 Final: We have a new Winner!

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CSK vs KKR IPL 2021 Final has happened and Dhoni fans are still in Awe. After a long journey, IPl 2021 has ended. The final was played between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. It was the most hyped match of the tournament and it lived to its expectations. Let’s have a look at the Match Summary and Highlights of the final.

CSK vs KKR IPL 2021 Final: Match Summary

The final of Indian Premier League 2021 was played between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knights Riders.

Toss:

Kolkata won the toss and decided to bowl first. In the past, Kolkata has won its two finals by bowling first. Both of the teams were unchanged.  Andre Rusell was not fit and was unavailable for the selection. Suresh Raina was also dropped due to his poor form and it was the first instance Suresh Raina missed his final for CSK.

Chennai Super Kings Batting

Chennai openers were in brilliant form throughout the season. Both of them are in the top 3 runs scorer of IPL before the match begins. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis, just like the previous matches, looked good. They both gave the stand of 61 runs in eight overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 32 runs on 27 balls with the help of three fours and a six. After this inning of 32 runs, he became the leading runs scorer of this edition of the Indian Premier League.

Robin Uthappa joined Faf du Plessis on the crease.  Robin Uthappa was brilliant in his last game and helped the team to qualify for the finals. In this match, he played the innings of 31 runs on just 15 balls with the help of three sixes. He was dismissed by Sunil Narine. Moeen Ali came at no 4. He with Faf du Plessis took the innings forward.  They both scored 68 runs in 39 balls.

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Faf Du Plessis living the moment.

Faf du Plessis stood at the one end. He scored 86 runs in 59 balls with the help of seven fours and three sixes and got out on the last ball of the innings. After this innings, he became the second-highest runs scorer of the IPL. Moeen Ali also chipped in with his brilliant cameo of 37 runs in 20 balls. He hits 2 fours and three sixes.

  • Chennai finished the innings at the score of 192 runs in twenty overs with the loss of three wickets. The target in IPL 2021 final was 193.

Kolkata Knight Riders Bowling

Kolkata’s bowling was below average in this game. Their bowlers conceded too many runs and also did not pick wickets at regular intervals. Sunil Narine was the only economical bowler and he picked 2 wickets as well. Shivam Mavi also picked one wicket. Lockie Ferguson was the most expensive bowler of the innings. He gave 56 runs in 4 overs.

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Kolkata Knight Riders Batting

Kolkata in reply started slowly but they didn’t lose any wicket in the first ten overs. Shubham Gill and Venkatesh Iyer gave the opening stand of 91 runs. Venkatesh Iyer was dismissed after he score 50 runs in 32 balls. After this wicket, Kolkata’s batting collapsed. Their middle order struggled to make the partnership and lost wickets at the regular interval. Nitish Rana got out on 1 ball.

Sunil Narine was promoted to the batting order. But he also got out on the second ball. Dinesh Kartik was dismissed on 9 runs. Shakib Ul Hassan got out early as well. Rahul Tripathi got out on 2 runs in 3 balls. Shubham Gill got out on 51 runs on 43 balls with 6 fours.

After their opening, none of the batsmen enter the double-figure in the middle order that was the major cause of loss. They managed to score 165 runs in twenty overs with the loss of nine wickets.

  • Chennai managed to win the match by 27 runs and won their fourth title.

Chennai Super Kings Bowling

Chennai bowlers were brilliant with the ball. They picked wickets in the death overs. Though they didn’t get a wicket in their first 10 overs they managed to pick nine wickets in the rest of the ten overs. Shardul Thakur picked 3 wickets.  Jadeja and Hazelwood picked two wickets and helped their team to win over Kolkata.

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Man of the match

Faf du Plessis was awarded man of the match due to his contribution to the bat. He scored 86 runs in 59 balls.

This was the CSK vs KKR match Summary.

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Player of the Tournament

Harshal Patel was awarded the player of the series award because he was the leading wicket-taker of this edition of the IPL and the joint most wicket-taker of IPL.

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