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

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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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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

CSK vs KKR live score after 7 Overs: 59-0 | CRR: 8.43 REQ: 10.31

Over Summary: 1 0 1 2 0 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 59-0 ; Shubman Gill (23), Venkatesh Iyer (33)

Dwayne Bravo, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and concedes four runs.

CSK vs KKR live score after 6 Overs: 55-0 | CRR: 9.17 REQ: 9.86

Over Summary: 1 0 1 4 1 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 55-0 ; Shubman Gill (22), Venkatesh Iyer (31)

Deepak Chahar [2.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Venkatesh Iyer drives towards cover and collects a single off a overthrow.
 
Ball 5: Shubman Gill hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 4: Shubman Gill advances down the wicket and plays an excellant drive through the covers for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Venkatesh Iyer collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill collects a single.

CSK vs KKR live score after 5 Overs: 47-0 | CRR: 9.4 REQ: 9.73

Over Summary: 0 2 0 1 4 4 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 47-0 ; Shubman Gill (16), Venkatesh Iyer (29)

Shardul Thakur, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Venkatesh Iyer guides the angling in delivery through short fine leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: A short delivery and Venkatesh hits it just over captain cool, Dhoni, for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Gill collects a single towards mid-on region.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Gill collects a couple of runs towards deep mid-wicket.
 
Ball 1: Gill drills out the yorker back to bowler, DOT.

CSK vs KKR live score after 4 Overs: 36-0 | CRR: 9 REQ: 9.81

Over Summary: Wd 4 1 4 0 0 2 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 36-0 ; Shubman Gill (13), Venkatesh Iyer (21)

Hazlewood continues...

Ball 6: Venkatesh Iyer collects a couple of runs towards deep square leg.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Venkatesh Iyer smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Gill collects a single.

Ball 1: Shubman Gill hits, uppishly, towards mid-off and Shardul drops a tough chance. FOUR.
 
Ball 1: WIDE

CSK vs KKR live score after 3 Overs: 24-0

Over Summary: 1 0 4 0 4 0  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 24-0 ; Shubman Gill (8), Venkatesh Iyer (15)

Deepak Chahar continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Venkatesh Iyer drives through extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Venkatesh Iyer fails to put bat on ball, DOT.
 
Ball 3: Venkatesh Iyer smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill collects a single.

CSK vs KKR live score after 2 Overs: 15-0 | Dhoni drops Venkatesh Iyer

Over Summary: 1 0 0 6 1 1  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 15-0 ; Shubman Gill (7), Venkatesh Iyer (7)

Josh Hazlewood, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Shubman Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Venkatesh Iyer collects a single.
 
Ball 4: A short delivery on the pads, Venkatesh Iyer pulls it, powerfully, towards deep fine leg for SIX.
 
Ball 3: Venkatesh Iyer edges to Dhoni and the captain cool drops a SITTER.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill collects a single.

CSK vs KKR live score after 1 Over: 6-0

Over Summary: Wd 4 0 0 0 0 1  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 6-0 ; Shubman Gill (5), Venkatesh Iyer (0)

Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer at the crease. Shubman Gill on strike. Deepak Chahar opens the attack

Ball 6: Shubman Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT

Ball 1: Shubman Gill smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 1: WIDE

IPL 2021 FINAL: Kolkata Knight Riders need 193 runs to win

CSK vs KKR FINAL: Chennai Innings' key highlights
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 50 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Chennai Super Kings: 50 runs in 5.6 overs (37 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 37 balls (Gaikwad 26, Faf du Plessis 22, Extra 2)
  • Strategic Timeout: Chennai Super Kings - 61/0 in 8.0 overs (Gaikwad 32, du Plessis 27)
  • du Plessis: 50 off 35 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Chennai Super Kings: 100 runs in 11.3 overs (70 balls), Extras 3
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 25 balls (du Plessis 28, Uthappa 22, Ex 1)
  • Strategic Timeout: Chennai Super Kings - 124/2 in 13.3 overs (du Plessis 57)
  • Over 13.3: Review by Chennai Super Kings (Batting), Umpire - Nitin Menon, Batter - Uthappa (Struck down)
  • Chennai Super Kings: 150 runs in 16.6 overs (103 balls), Extras 5
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 29 balls (du Plessis 23, Moeen Ali 27, Ex 2)
  • Innings Break: Chennai Super Kings - 192/3 in 20.0 overs (Ali 37)


CSK vs KKR live score after 20 Overs: 192-3 | Mavi scalps du Plessis

Over Summary: 1 2 1 1 2 W  ; Chennai Super Kings:  192-3 ; Faf du Plessis (86), Moeen Ali (37)

Shivam Mavi continues...

Ball 6: du Plessis smashes the yorker length delivery straight to long-on, GONE. du Plessis c Venkatesh Iyer b Shivam Mavi 86(59) [4s-7 6s-3]
 
Ball 5: du Plessis hits towards long-off for a cpuple of runs.
 
Ball 4: Moeen Ali hits towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 3: Faf du Plessis collects a single towards backward square leg.
 
Ball 2: Faf du Plessis hits towards deep square leg for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Moeen Ali hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

CSK vs KKR live score after 19 Overs: 185-2 | Chakaravarthy leaks 13 runs

Over Summary: 0 4 1 1 6 1  ; Chennai Super Kings:  185-2 ; Faf du Plessis (81), Moeen Ali (35)

Varun Chakaravarthy [3.0-0-25-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Moeen Ali hits towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 5: Moeen Ali smashes the ball outside off, straight down the ground for SIX.
 
Ball 4: Faf du Plessis collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Moeen Ali comes down the wicket and manages only an top edge to short third man for a single.
 
Ball 2: Moeen Ali slogs towards cow corner for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Moeen Ali fails to put bat on ball, DOT.

CSK vs KKR live score after 18 Overs: 172-2 | Ferguson leaks 19 runs

Over Summary: 1 2 4 1 Wd 6 4  ; Chennai Super Kings:  172-2 ; Faf du Plessis (80), Moeen Ali (23)

Ferguson continues...

Ball 6: du Plessis whacks the length delivery on the pads towards cow corner for FOUR.

Ball 5: du Plessis goes down on one knee and smashes over extra cover for SIX.
 
Ball 5: WIDE down the leg side.
 
Ball 4: Moeen Ali collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Moeen Ali goes inside out over extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Moeen Ali collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: du Plessis collects a single towards extra cover.

CSK vs KKR live score after 17 Overs: 153-2 | Mavi leaks 14 runs

Over Summary: 6 0 1 0 1 6  ; Chennai Super Kings:  153-2 ; Faf du Plessis (69), Moeen Ali (10)

Shivam Mavi [2.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Moeen Ali moves towards leg side and whacks the yorker lenth delivery for a single
 
Ball 5: Faf du Plessis drills out the yorker towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 4: Faf du Plessis fails to score. CSK is losing steam in the death overs with too many dot deliveries.

Ball 3: Moeen Ali collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Mavi responds with a brilliant yorker, Moeen Ali fails to get under it, DOT.
 
Ball 1: A length delivery and Moeen Ali dispatches it into the mid-wicket stands for SIX.

CSK vs KKR live score after 16 Overs: 139-2

Over Summary: 4 2 0 1 0 1  ; Chennai Super Kings:  139-2 ; Faf du Plessis (68), Moeen Ali (4)

Lockie Ferguson [2.0-0-29-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Moeen Ali hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: du Plessis collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Faf du Plessis squeezes the yorker towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Faf du Plessis carves the ball outside off between short third man and backward point for FOUR.

CSK vs KKR live score after 15 Overs: 131-2

Over Summary: 0 1 1 L1 2 1  ; Chennai Super Kings:  131-2 ; Faf du Plessis (61), Moeen Ali (2)

Venkatesh Iyer, right-arm medium, comes into the attack and concedes six runs.

CSK vs KKR live score after 14 Overs: 125-2 | Narine scalps Uthappa

Over Summary: 1 Wd 6 W 1 0 0  ; Chennai Super Kings:  125-2 ; Faf du Plessis (57), Moeen Ali (1)

Narine continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4:  Moeen Ali, left handed bat, comes to the crease and chips towards sweeper cover region for a single.
 
Ball 3: Uthappa tries to reverse sweep but misses the ball completely follows by a loud appeal and umpire raises the finger. Uthappa takes REVIEW. THERE IS THREE REDS, GONE. Uthappa lbw b Narine 31(15) [6s-3], TIMEOUT taken

Ball 2: Uthappa slams towards cow corner for SIX.
 
Ball 2: WIDE
 
Ball 1: du Plessis nudges towards mid-wicket pocket for a single.

CSK vs KKR live score after 13 Overs: 116-1 | Uthappa, du Plessis put-up 50-run stand

Over Summary: 2 6 1 0 1 2  ; Chennai Super Kings:  116-1 ; Robin Uthappa (25), Faf du Plessis (56)

Varun Chakaravarthy [2.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Uthappa hits the low full toss towards deep extra cover for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: du Plessis collects a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Uthappa gets an inside edge on to the pads and collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Uthappa slog-sweeps the flighted delivery outside of towards cow corner for SIX.
 
Ball 1: Uthappa drills the full ball outside off towards deep backward point for a couple of runs.

CSK vs KKR live score after 12 Overs: 104-1

Over Summary: 2 0 1 1 1 2  ; Chennai Super Kings:  104-1 ; Robin Uthappa (14), Faf du Plessis (55)

Sunil Narine [2.0-0-10-1] is back into the attack and concedes seven runs.

CSK vs KKR live score after 11 Overs: 97-1 | Faf du Plessis hits fifty

Over Summary:  0 4 4 1 1 Wd 6  ; Chennai Super Kings:  97-1 ; Robin Uthappa (10), Faf du Plessis (52)

Lockie Ferguson [1.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: du Plessis smashes just over long-off boundary for SIX and brings up his FIFTY-run mark.

Ball 6: WIDE
 
Ball 5: Uthappa works towards long-on for a single
 
Ball 4: du Plessis pushes towards extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 3: du Plessis smashes the back of length delivery, on the up, over extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: du Plessis pulls the short delivery towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: du Plessis cuts the ball outside off towards backward point for no run.

CSK vs KKR live score after 10 Overs: 80-1 | Shakib leaks 15 runs

Over Summary:  1 1 0 6 1 6  ; Chennai Super Kings:  80-1 ; Robin Uthappa (9), Faf du Plessis (37)

Shakib Al Hasan [2.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Uthappa slog sweeps towards cow corner region for SIX.
 
Ball 5: du Plessis collects a single.
 
Ball 4: du Plessis smashes the flighted delivery outside off for SIX over long-off.
 
Ball 3: du Plessis tries to cut the ball outside off but misses it completely.
 
Ball 2: Uthappa collects a single.
 
Ball 1: du Plessis collects a single.

CSK vs KKR live score after 9 Overs: 65-1 | Narine scalps Gaikwad

Over Summary:  W 1 1 1 0  1  ; Chennai Super Kings:  65-1 ; Robin Uthappa (2), Faf du Plessis (29)

Sunil Narine continues...

Ball 6: du Plessis collects a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Uthappa collects a single.
 
Ball 3: du Plessis collects a single.
  
Ball 2: Robin Uthappa, right handed bat, comes to the crease and collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Gaikwad tries to break the shackles just after the bowling timeout but fails to clear long-off fielder, GONE, Ruturaj Gaikwad c Shivam Mavi b Narine 32(27) [4s-3 6s-1]

CSK vs KKR live score after 8 Overs: 61-0

Over Summary:  0 1 1 1 1 1  ; Chennai Super Kings:  61-0 ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (32), Faf du Plessis (27)

Varun Chakaravarthy continues and concedes five singles. TIMEOUT

CSK vs KKR live score after 7 Overs: 56-0

Over Summary:  1 1 1 1 1 1  ; Chennai Super Kings:  56-0 ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (29), Faf du Plessis (25)

Sunil Narine, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Gaikwad hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5: du Plessis collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Gaikwad collects a single.
 
Ball 3: du Plessis collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Gaikwad collects a single.
 
Ball 1: du Plessis collects a single.

 
 

CSK vs KKR live score after 6 Overs: 50-0

Over Summary:  0 1 0 1 N 4 1  ; Chennai Super Kings:  50-0 ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (26), Faf du Plessis (22)

Varun Chakaravarthy, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: du Plessis collects a single. 

Ball 5: FREE HIT, du Plessis plays a flat batted shot straight down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: du Plessis hits towards cover for no run. Third umpire calls it a NO BALL. 
 
Ball 4: Gaikwad collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: du Plessis collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

CSK vs KKR live score after 5 Overs: 42-0

Over Summary:  0 1 1 1 4 1  ; Chennai Super Kings:  42-0 ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (25), Faf du Plessis (16)

Shivam Mavi [1.0-0-3-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: du Plessis collects a single.
 
Ball 5: du Plessis chips over mid-on fielder for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Gaikwad steers towards short third man for a single.
 
Ball 3: du Plessis taps towards cover-point region for a single.
 
Ball 2: Gaikwad collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

CSK vs KKR live score after 4 Overs: 34-0

Over Summary:  2 1 4 1 4 0  ; Chennai Super Kings:  34-0 ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (23), Faf du Plessis (10)

Lockie Ferguson, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: du Plessis tries to cut the bumper outside off but misses it completely.
 
Ball 5: du Plessis drives, powerfully, through diving mid-off fielder for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Gaikwad works towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: Gaikwad digs out the yorker towards deep backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: du Plessis hits towards cover for a risky single. 
 
Ball 1: du Plessis hits towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

CSK vs KKR live score after 3 Overs: 22-0

Over Summary:  B1 4 6 0 1 1  ; Chennai Super Kings:  22-0 ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (18), Faf du Plessis (3)

Shakib Al Hasan continues...

Ball 6: du Plessis hits towards mid-off for a single.
 
Ball 5: Gaikwad comes down the wicket and gets an thick edge towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 4: Gaikwad taps towards backward point for no run.
 
Ball 3: Gaikwad rocks back and smashes towards deep mid-wicket for SIX.
 
Ball 2: Gaikwad sweeps over square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: ONE BYES

CSK vs KKR live score after 2 Overs: 9-0

Over Summary:  0 1 2 0 0 0  ; Chennai Super Kings:  9-0 ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (7), Faf du Plessis (2)

Shivam Mavi, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Gaikwad tries to flirt outside off, misses completely.
 
Ball 5: Gaikwad pushes he full delivery towards mid-off for no run.
 
Ball 4: Gaikwad tries to drive the ball through the line but gets beaten comprehensively, DOT.
 
Ball 3: Gaikwad gets an outside edge to short third man ad a miss-field allows him to collect a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: du Plessis hits towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 1: du Plessis plays a forward defensive shot.

CSK vs KKR live score after 1 Over: 6-0

Over Summary:  1 0 1 4 0 0  ; Chennai Super Kings:  6-0 ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (5), Faf du Plessis (1)

Ruturaj Gaikwad and du Plessis are at the crease. Ruturaj Gaikwad is on strike. Shakib will open the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Gaikwad sweeps towards deep backward square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: du Plessis collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Gaikwad collects a single.

WATCH | IPL 2021 FINAL CSK VS KKR TOSS

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan wins the toss and elects to bowl first against Chennai Super Kings. Morgan reckons that the dew in the second innings will help his team to chase down the target easily. Dhoni also wanted to bowl first on this pitch.

IPL 2021 FINAL, CSK vs KKR PLAYING 11

Chennai Super Kings playing 11: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood.
 
Kolkata Knight Riders 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.

IPL 2021 FINAL, CSK vs KKR LIVE TOSS

Eoin Morgan wins the toss and elects to bowl first

IPL 2021 FINAL LIVE: CSK vs KKR pitch report

Here's what Simon Doull and Mathew Hayden said during the pitch report

Chasing appears to be the best strategy statistically. The chasing team has won the last eight matches at this site. Since the first game, this pitch hasn't been used (19 September). Chennai put 156 on the board, which they successfully defended. It appears to be an absolute belter, and a few runs on the board may be sufficient. The dew is not likely to affect the play during the second innings.

(Photo: Sportzpics for IPL)


IPL 2021 FINAL: CSK vs KKR playing 11 LIVE updates

Andre Russell is seen having a look of the pitch during the live broadcast. He was also doing warn-up sessions, which has been his normal ordeal ahead of previous two KKR matches. Will he make a comeback, revelations at CSK vs KKR toss in 10 minutes.


IPL 2021 FINAL: CSK vs KKR LIVE TOSS in 15 minutes

The live toss between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders will take place at 7 pm IST. Stay tuned....



IPL 2021 FINAL LIVE: RCB's Harshal Patel wins Purple cap

Harshal Patel continues to top the bowlers chart for most wickets with 32 scalps.

POS PLAYER Mat Inns Ov Runs Wkts BBI Avg Econ SR 4w 5w
1 Harshal Patel 15 15 56.2 459 32 5 for 27 14.34 8.14 10.56 1 1
2 Avesh Khan 16 16 61 450 24 3 for 13 18.75 7.37 15.25 0 0
3 Jasprit Bumrah 14 14 55 410 21 3 for 36 19.52 7.45 15.71 0 0
4 Mohammad Shami 14 14 52.4 395 19 3 for 21 20.78 7.5 16.63 0 0
5 Varun Chakaravarthy 16 16 64 410 18 3 for 13 22.77 6.4 21.33 0 0


IPL 2021 FINAL LIVE: English commentary team for CSK vs KKR match today

Cricket commentators, Matthew Hayden,Harsha Bhogle,Ian Bishop,Sunil Gavaskar,Simon Doull and Pomme Mbangwa pose for picture during the final of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Chennai Super Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders held at the Dubai International Stadium in the United Arab Emirates on the 15th October 2021. Photo: Sportzpics for IPL



IPL 2021 FINAL, CSK vs KKR LIVE: Ruturaj Gaikwad eyes Orange cap

Ahead of CSK vs KKR, KL Rahul is having the orange cap, Gaikwad needs to score 24 more runs to win the Orange cap today.

POS PLAYER Mat Inns NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
1 KL Rahul 13 13 3 626 98* 62.6 451 138.8 0 6 48 30
2 Ruturaj Gaikwad 15 15 2 603 101* 46.38 439 137.35 1 4 61 22
3 Shikhar Dhawan 16 16 1 587 92 39.13 471 124.62 0 3 63 16
4 Faf du Plessis 15 15 2 547 95* 42.07 399 137.09 0 5 53 20
5 Glenn Maxwell 15 14 2 513 78 42.75 356 144.1 0 6 48 21



CSK to win IPL 2021 final, Jadeja will be Man of the Match: Vaughan

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan on Friday predicted that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will win the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 and Ravindra Jadeja will be the Man of the Match.

CSK will square off against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL 2021 final later on Friday at the Dubai International Stadium.

"As all my predictions this year have been spot on .. I think @ChennaiIPL will win the Final today .. Man of the match will be @imjadeja #IPL2021Final," tweeted Vaughan.

Shane Watson compares CSK pacer Hazlewood with McGrath

The former Australia all-rounder said Hazlewood has similarities with legendary fast bowler Glenn McGrath in the way he controls the ball.
 
The control he (Hazlewood) has of the ball coming out of his fingers, that's along the lines of what Glenn McGrath did. The control he (McGrath) has on how much the ball swings or which way the ball seams, Josh had that even from a young age, so that for me was one of the comparisons," Watson, also a former CSK player, said.
 
"Yes, Glenn McGrath, his accuracy, time and time again his ability to keep doing it again is something that not many fast bowlers ever had, but that's one of similarities for me with Josh Hazelwood."
 
Since making his Australia debut in 2010, Hazlewood has taken 212 wickets from 55 Tests, 93 and 21 scalps in 56 ODIs and 17 T20 Internationals respectively.

(Photo: Sportzpics for IPL)
 

IPL 2021 FINAL, KKR vs CSK: Kolkata Knight Riders team news

The Knight Riders, on the other hand, also have a captain who has won a World Cup and has been at the heart of England team's transformation as white ball captain.

Many believe that Russell the batter should replace Morgan, who has had an awful IPL with the willow.

Bur it's the leadership that has stood the test of time as he has marshalled his available resources well. He stuck with Shubman Gill as an opener and the youngster has had a decent run.

The faith shown in Venkatesh Iyer will also benefit the Indian white-ball team while Narine the bowler found his mojo under him with constant support after remodelled action.

Morgan is as quiet and as unexpressive as Dhoni even in testing times and it would be a contest of two ticking brains trying to gauge the next move in what promises to be a mouth-watering three-hour battle.

 


Eoin Morgan hails KKR's top-order

Eoin Morgan said it was the team management especially coach Brendon McCullum's idea to elevate Iyer to opener's role in the UAE leg of IPL 2021 and the Madhya Pradesh allrounder has impressed everyone with a flurry of half-centuries that has got the Indian team management to pick him to be part of its nets during the T20 World Cup.
 
"Venky Iyer idea [his elevation] came from the coach, my God, he's a terrific player. Made the chase easy, looks like he was batting on a different wicket," Morgan said of Iyer who scored a brilliant half-century in KKR's chase of 136.
 
However, Morgan felt that his team should have won the game in a more convincing manner, going by the start provided by his openers. He also said that the team will dissect the meltdown with the bat in the last four overs.
 
"Should've been a lot easier after the start we got, Venky (Iyer) and Gill set us the platform. Dew came in and all, but we're in the final and we're delighted to get over the line," said Morgan in the post-match presentation ceremony.
 
"Would've loved to win convincingly but Capitals are a very good side. Six off two, the odds were probably in favour of the bowling side, but Rahul Tripathi has done superbly well for us. It's a nice insight into our team culture - the young guys coming in feel free to express themselves," added Morgan.

(Photo: Sportzpics for IPL)
 

Morgan credits backroom staff for inputs in KKR's turnaround

Kolkata Knight Riders' skipper Eoin Morgan has credited the backroom staff for creating an atmosphere that allows youngsters to express themselves and for giving inputs that have helped the team make a grand comeback in IPL 2021 and reach the final against Chennai Super Kings.
 
Despite starting their IPL 2021 campaign with a win, Kolkata were struggling at the end of the Indian leg with five defeats and two wins and were placed at the 7th spot. They made a remarkable turnaround in UAE, winning five matches and losing only two, which helped them make the playoffs on the basis of a superior Net Run Rate after a tie on points with Mumbai Indians. One of the key factors that made the turnaround possible was the good starts they got from openers, Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer.
 
On Wednesday, after young openers Gill and Iyer gave the team another terrific start, KKR lost six wickets for seven runs at one stage but prevailed over Delhi Capitals by three wickets and one ball to spare to book their spot in the final on Friday against Chennai Super Kings. Rahul Tripathi, another youngster helped them get past the line despite the hiccups.
 
"It's a nice insight into our team culture - the young guys coming in feel free to express themselves. The backroom staff have created an environment for them to do this. With the squad we have, there's expectation. Hopefully, we can implement all that we've strategised," said Morgan after the match on Wednesday night.

(Photo: Sportzpics for IPL)
 

Captain Dhoni eyes 4th IPL title for CSK today

Dhoni's captaincy mantra is simple -- rely on experience as IPL is not a finishing school or place to groom youngsters however talented they may be.
 
He groomed Ruturaj Gaikwad when the pressure of qualification was off his back in 2020 and the Pune lad has played freely.
 
He has scored three half centuries and with his rise, Dhoni laid the groundwork for not just next year but many more to come fr his franchise.
 
It shouldn't surprise anyone if Gaikwad becomes the next CSK captain once Dhoni calls time on IPL, which could be next year or the year after that.
 
No one knows the drifts and patterns of IPL more than India's most revered white-ball captain.
 
He understands that for IPL consistency, one needs experienced players primarily along with one or two talented youngsters.

(Photo: Sportzpics for IPL)

Josh Hazlewood needs to come good in the final vs KKR

Australia and Chennai Super Kings pacer Josh Hazlewood has not taken too many wickets in this IPL with just nine scalps from eight matches but compatriot Shane Watson feels that he is a hard bowler to face because of his "control over the ball".
 
The 30-year-old Hazlewood was the pick of the CSK bowlers in their four-wicket win over Delhi Capitals in the IPL Qualifier 1 on Sunday though he is exactly not on fire in the tournament with an average of 29.44 and economy of 8.51.
 
"Just his control over the ball coming out of his hand, that's why when there's a little bit dew in the wicket or with the brand new ball, he's incredibly good with just being able to get something out of the wicket," Watson said in Star Sports' 'Select Dugout' show.
 
"Just with enough variation or enough little something out of the wicket or something in the air, which means he's very hard to play in these conditions too, he said ahead of IPL final on Friday between CSK and Kolkata Knight Riders.

(Photo: Sportzpics for IPL)
 

Will CSK overcome Kolkata's spinners today?

CSK's chances of winning a fourth title will depend on how well they handle the 12 overs from KKR's spin trio of Varun Chakravarthy (economy rate 6.40), Shakib Al Hasan (ER:6.64) and Sunil Narine (ER:6.44), who have been outstanding in this tournament.
 
In fact, Shakib's all-round abilities have provided more balance to KKR during the business end once Andre Russell sustained a hamstring injury.
 
However, the final match comes with its own set of pressures and how these three perform when put under the pump will be the key against a team of battle-hardened "been there done that" professionals.

(Photo: Sportzpics for IPL)
 

IPL 2021: CSK vs KKR PREVIEW

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's astute captaincy in canary yellow will be Chennai Super Kings' biggest weapon against a clinical Kolkata Knight Riders, whose troika of top-notch spinners promise to hold the aces in the high-octane Indian Premier League final here on Friday.
 
If numbers are anything to go by, then CSK, in their astonishing ninth final appearance in 12 editions (they were suspended in two), are certain to start favourites against Kolkata Knight Riders on 'Dussera' day but in terms of trophies, there isn't much of a difference.
 
CSK have three titles with five final defeats while KKR have won both their finals under the mercurial Gautam Gambhir. No team has mastered the art of reaching finals like Dhoni's CSK.
 
But KKR will definitely be in the hunt since they won one of the most exciting high-scoring summit clash back in 2012 where they chased a target of 190 with two balls to spare.

(Photo: Sportzpics for IPL)
 

IPL 2021 FINAL: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of IPL 2021, to be played between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Dubai International Stadium today. 

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