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IPL 2021 final highlights: Chennai Super Kings wins fourth IPL title

From 91 for no loss in the 11th over, KKR slumped to 125 for 8 in the 17th over in a dramatic batting collapse to lose the final

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Faf du Plessis

The in-form Faf du Plessis hit a magnificent 86 off 59 balls, laced with seven fours and three sixes, to help CSK post 192 for 3 after they were invited to bat. Photo: Sportzpics for IPL

Chennai Super Kings on Friday clinched their fourth Indian Premier League title after beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the summit clash at Dubai International Stadium .

The in-form Faf du Plessis hit a magnificent 86 off 59 balls, laced with seven fours and three sixes, to help CSK post 192 for 3 after they were invited to bat.

Chasing an imposing target of 193, KKR could manage 165 for 9 in their 20 overs with Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer hitting 51 and 50 respectively.
 

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From 91 for no loss in the 11th over, KKR slumped to 125 for 8 in the 17th over in a dramatic batting collapse to lose the final.

For CSK, Shardul Thakur took three wickets while Ravindra Jadeja and Josh Hazlewood got two each.

CSK vs KKR FINAL: Kolkata Knight Riders' innings key highlights

  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 55 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 50 runs in 5.4 overs (34 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 34 balls (Shubman Gill 21, Venkatesh Iyer 30, Ex 2)
  • Strategic Timeout: Kolkata Knight Riders - 59/0 in 7.0 overs (Shubman Gill 23, Venkatesh Iyer 34)
  • Venkatesh Iyer: 50 off 31 balls (5 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 100 runs in 12.2 overs (74 balls), Extras 4
  • Shubman Gill: 50 off 40 balls (6 x 4)
  • Strategic Timeout: Kolkata Knight Riders - 120/6 in 15.0 overs (Eoin Morgan 3)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 150 runs in 18.3 overs (112 balls), Extras 7

Earlier, the highlight of the CSK innings was the three half century partnerships that du Plessis shared.

He first put up 61 runs with his opening partner Ruturaj Gaikwad (32) and that was followed by a 63-run stand with Robin Uthappa (31 off 15 balls) for the second wicket.

Moeen Ali then made a late flourish with a stroke-filled 37 not out off 20 balls, laced with two fours and three sixes as he stitched a 68-run stand with du Plessis.

CSK added 112 runs in the back end of their innings after they were 80 for one at the halfway mark.

For KKR, Sunil Narine took two wickets for 26 runs. 

Kolkata Knight Riders' scorecard


Batters Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Shubman Gill lbw b Deepak Chahar 51 43 6 0
Venkatesh Iyer c Jadeja b Shardul 50 32 5 3
Nitish Rana c du Plessis b Shardul 0 1 0 0
Sunil Narine c Jadeja b Hazlewood 2 2 0 0
Eoin Morgan c Deepak b Hazlewood 4 8 0 0
Dinesh Karthik c Rayudu b Jadeja 9 7 0 1
Shakib Al Hasan lbw b Jadeja 0 1 0 0
Rahul Tripathi c Moeen b Shardul 2 3 0 0
Lockie Ferguson not out 18 11 1 2
Shivam Mavi c Deepak b Bravo 20 13 1 2
Varun Chakaravarthy not out 0 0 0 0
Total: 165-9 in 20 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Deepak Chahar 4 0 32 1
Josh Hazlewood 4 0 29 2
Shardul Thakur 4 0 38 3
Dwayne Bravo 4 0 29 1
Ravindra Jadeja 4 0 37 2

Chennai Super Kings'  scorecard

Batters Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Ruturaj Gaikwad c Mavi b Narine 32 27 3 1
Faf du Plessis c Venkatesh b Mavi 86 59 7 3
Robin Uthappa lbw b Narine 31 15 0 3
Moeen Ali not out 37 20 2 3
Total: 192-3 in 20 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Shakib Al Hasan 3 0 33 0
Shivam Mavi 4 0 32 1
Lockie Ferguson 4 0 56 0
Varun Chakarvarthy 4 0 38 0
Sunil Narine 4 0 26 2
Venkatesh Iyer 1 0 5 0

CSK vs KKR playing 11
 
CSK playing 11: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood.
 
KKR playing 11: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy

CSK vs KKR head-to-head stats
 
Total matches played: 26
CSK won: 17
KKR won: 8
No result: 1
CSK highest score vs KKR: 220
KKR highest score vs CSK: 202
CSK lowest score vs KKR: 114
KKR lowest score vs CSK: 108

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11:44 PM

IPL 2021 final, CSK vs KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders' key highlights

  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 55 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 50 runs in 5.4 overs (34 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 34 balls (Shubman Gill 21, Venkatesh Iyer 30, Ex 2)
  • Strategic Timeout: Kolkata Knight Riders - 59/0 in 7.0 overs (Shubman Gill 23, Venkatesh Iyer 34)
  • Venkatesh Iyer: 50 off 31 balls (5 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 100 runs in 12.2 overs (74 balls), Extras 4
  • Shubman Gill: 50 off 40 balls (6 x 4)
  • Strategic Timeout: Kolkata Knight Riders - 120/6 in 15.0 overs (Eoin Morgan 3)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 150 runs in 18.3 overs (112 balls), Extras 7
11:30 PM

CSK vs KKR live score after 20 Overs: 165-9 | CSK wins

Over Summary: 0 1 1 0 W 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 165-9 ; Varun Chakaravarthy (0), Lockie Ferguson (18)

Bravo continues...

Ball 6: Ferguson taps towards mid-wicket for a single.

Varun Chakaravarthy, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 5: A slow delivery, Mavi goes down on one knee and smashes towards deep mid-wicket and Deepak Chahar completes the catch.  Shivam Mavi c Chahar b Dwayne Bravo 20(13) [4s-1 6s-2]
 
Ball 4: Mavi tries to scoop but misses it completely.
 
Ball 3: Ferguson collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Mavi hits towards deep point for a single.
 
Ball 1: A swing and miss from Shivam Mavi, DOT.

11:24 PM

CSK vs KKR live score after 19 Overs: 162-8 | Kolkata Knight Riders needs 31 runs in 6 balls

Over Summary: 0 Wd 1 0 N4 Wd Wd 2 6 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 162-8 ; Shivam Mavi (19), Lockie Ferguson (16)

Shardul Thakur [3.0-0-21-3] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A swing and miss from Ferguson. DOT
 
Ball 5: Ferguson wallopes towards cow corner for SIX.

Ball 4: Ferguson knocks towards wide of long-off fielder for a couple of runs.

Ball 4: FREE HIT, WIDE AGAIN.

Ball 4: FREE HIT, Ferguson swings his bat but ball is too WIDE.
 
Ball 4: NO BALL and Ferguson smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 3: DOT

Ball 2: Mavi collects a single towards cover-point region.
 
Ball 2: WIDE
 
Ball 1: DOT

11:17 PM

CSK vs KKR live score after 18 Overs: 145-8 | Kolkata Knight Riders needs 48 runs in 12 balls

Over Summary: 1 0 4 6 6 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 145-8 ; Shivam Mavi (18), Lockie Ferguson (4)

Dwayne Bravo [2.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Jadeja carves towards third man for a single.
 
Ball 5: Mavi knocks towards backward square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 4: Mavi slices towards third man for SIX.
 
Ball 3: Mavi steers over short third man for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Ferguson collects a single.

11:10 PM

CSK vs KKR live score after 17 Overs: 127-8 | Kolkata Knight Riders needs 66 runs in 18 balls

Over Summary: 0 0 W 1 1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 127-8 ; Shivam Mavi (1), Lockie Ferguson (3)

Josh Hazlewood [3.0-0-27-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Mavi hits towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 5: Ferguson hits towards deep fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 4: Shivam Mavi, right handed bat, comes to the crease and hits towards extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 3: Morgan goes for a biggie but Deepak Chahar takes a brilliant catch at the boundary line, GONE. Morgan c Chahar b Hazlewood 4(8)
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

11:04 PM

CSK vs KKR live score after 16 Overs: 125-7 | Kolkata Knight Riders needs 68 runs in 24 balls

Over Summary: 1 0 2 W 0 2 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 125-7 ; Eoin Morgan (4), Lockie Ferguson (2)

Shardul Thakur [2.0-0-16-2] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Ferguson chips over extra cover for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: Lockie Ferguson, right handed bat, comes to the crease but fails to score any run.
 
Ball 4: Rahul Tripathi goes for a biggie but fails to get any distance. GONE. Tripathi c Moeen Ali b Thakur 2(3)
 
Ball 3: Rahul Tripathi collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Morgan collects a single.

Rahul Tripathi, right handed bat, comes to the crease

10:56 PM

CSK vs KKR live score after 15 Overs: 120-6 | Kolkata Knight Riders needs 73 runs in 30 balls

Over Summary: 0 0 1 1 W Wd W ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 120-6 ; Eoin Morgan (3)

Jadeja continues...

Ball 6: An angling delivery and Shakib misses it completely, PLUMB. GONE. Shakib lbw b Jadeja 0(1)

Ball 6: WIDE down the leg side.

Shakib Al Hasan, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 5: Dinesh Karthik goes for a big but finds a fielder at deep backward square leg, GONE. Karthik c Rayudu b Jadeja 9(7) [6s-1]
 
Ball 4: Morgan hits towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 3: Karthik hits towards cow corner for a single.
 
Ball 2: Karthik tries to sweep from outside off, misses. DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

10:49 PM

CSK vs KKR live score after 14 Overs: 117-4 | Kolkata Knight Riders needs 76 runs in 36 balls

Over Summary: 0 W 6 1 1 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 117-4 ; Dinesh Karthik (8), Eoin Morgan (2)

Deepak Chahar [3.0-0-23-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Karthik collects a single towards extra cover.
 
Ball 5: Morgan collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Karthik collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Dinesh Karthik, right handed bat, comes to the crease and pulls the short ball towards deep backwatd square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 2: Shubman Gill tries to scoop over short fine leg but misses it completely, PLUMB. Shubman Gill lbw b Chahar 51(43) [4s-6]
 
Ball 1: DOT

10:43 PM

CSK vs KKR live score after 13 Overs: 108-3 | Kolkata Knight Riders needs 85 runs in 42 balls

Over Summary: 0 2 2 0 4 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 108-3 ; Shubman Gill (51), Eoin Morgan (1)

Ravindra Jadeja [2.0-0-25-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Shubman Gill collects a single towards point.
 
Ball 5: Shubman Gill knocks over extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Shubman Gill gets an under edge towards third man for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: Shubman Gill collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: DOT

10:39 PM

Kolkata Knight Riders needs 94 runs in 48 balls

Partnership: 2(3)
Last Wkt: Sunil Narine c Jadeja b Hazlewood 2(2) - 97/3 in 11.3 ov.
Last 5 overs: 40 runs, 3 wkts
10:38 PM

CSK vs KKR live score after 12 Overs: 99-3 | Hazlewood scalps Narine

Over Summary: 1 2 Wd W 1 1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 99-3 ; Shubman Gill (42), Eoin Morgan (1)

Josh Hazlewood [2.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Morgan drives towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 5: Shubman Gill hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 4: Eoin Morgan, left handed bat, comes to the crease and hits towards long-on for a single.

Ball 3: Sunil Narine slogs towards deep mid-wicket but fails to clear Jadeja at the boundary line, GONE. Narine c Jadeja b Hazlewood 2(2)
 
Ball 3: WIDE down the leg side.
 
Ball 2: Sunil Narine collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill collects a single.

Sunil Narine, left handed bat, comes to the crease

10:31 PM

CSK vs KKR live score after 11 Overs: 93-2 | Shardul scalps Rana, Iyer

Over Summary: 2 0 1 W Wd 1 W ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 93-2 ; Shubman Gill (40)
 
Shardul Thakur [1.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Nitish Rana knocks straight to mid-off, GONE. Nitish Rana c du Plessis b Thakur 0(1)

Ball 5: Shubman Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 5: WIDE

Nitish Rana, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 4: Shubman Gill goes inside out but fails to get the distance and Jadeja completes the catch. Venkatesh Iyer c Jadeja b Thakur 50(32) [4s-5 6s-3]
 
Ball 3: Shubman Gill collects a single towards deep mid-wicket.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill collects a couple of runs.

10:24 PM

CSK vs KKR live score after 10 Overs: 88-0 | Jadeja leaks 16 runs

Over Summary: 6 1 0 4 4 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 88-0 ; Shubman Gill (36), Venkatesh Iyer (50)

Jadeja continues...

Ball 6: Shubman Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Shubman Gill smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Shubman Gill unleashes reverse sweep over backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Shubman Gill gets an outside edge to backward point for no run.
 
Ball 2: Venkatesh cuts towards short third man for a single.
 
Ball 1: Venkatesh sweeps the ball on the pads towards backward square leg boundary for SIX.

10:16 PM

CSK vs KKR live score after 9 Overs: 73-0 | CRR: 8 REQ: 11

Over Summary: 1 1 1 0 0 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 73-0 ; Shubman Gill (27), Venkatesh Iyer (43)

Bravo continues...

Ball 6: Venkatesh hits towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 5: Venkatesh steers towards backward point for no run.
 
Ball 4: Venkatesh knocks the full toss straight to extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 3: Shubman Gill hits towards extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 2: Venkatesh Iyer hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill hits towards long-off for a single.

10:12 PM

CSK vs KKR live score after 8 Overs: 68-0 | CRR: 8.5 REQ: 10.42

Over Summary: 0 1 0 1 1 6 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 68-0 ; Shubman Gill (25), Venkatesh Iyer (41)

Ravindra Jadeja, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Venkatesh Iyer slog-sweeps and deposits the ball into the stands. 
 
Ball 5: Shubman Gill pushes towards extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 4: Venkatesh Iyer comes down the wicket and knocks towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 3: Venkatesh Iyer hits back to bowler for no run.
 
Ball 2: Shubman Gill drives towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill hits back to  bowler for no run.

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First Published: Oct 15 2021 | 2:09 PM IST

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