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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
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.
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.
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.
|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
Chennai Super Kings' scorecard
|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
|Shakib Al Hasan||3||0||33||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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