IPL 2021Finals – Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders will be the finals (60th IPL match) scheduled to be played on 15th October 2021 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
IPL 2021 Finals Pre-match Updates
Head to Head comparison of matches played and won between the two teams shows that out of 25 matches played between them, CSK has won 16 times whereas KKR has won on 8 occasions, 1 match had no result.
The stats show that CSK has an edge over KKR and moreover CSK has won 3 titles already but you never know, it’s finals.
? Toss Update ?@Eoin16 has won the toss & @KKRiders have elected to bowl against the @msdhoni-led @ChennaiIPL in the #VIVOIPL #Final. #CSKvKKR— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 15, 2021
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Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Details
Eoin Morgan, the captain of KKR won the toss and elected to field first against CSK. Both Kolkata and Chennai did not change the winning combination.
Below are the CSK and KKR teams that were declared.
|Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||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|
|Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||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 was put on the bat first, they grabbed the opportunity and scored 192-3 in 20 overs. The in-form CSK opener Faf du Plessis hit a magnificent 86 off 59 balls, Gaikwad, Uthappa, and Ali too contributed 32, 37, and 31 runs respectively.
KKR was given to chasing a mammoth target of 193 runs, this is one of the highest totals this IPL season.
KKR was required to score around 10 runs per over, Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill started well and until the 11 over they seem to be going file with both the openers got the half-century and the required rate was around 10 runs per over.
Unfortunately, as soon as both the opener got out KKR could not manage the required run rate and lost wickets in succession. In the end, KKR finished 165-9 after 20 overs and CSK won the final match and the IPL 2021 title by 27 runs.
From the CSK side, Shardul took 3 important wickets, whereas Hazlewood and Jadeja both took 2 wickets each.
Fantastic FOUR! ? ? ? ?— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 15, 2021
The @msdhoni-led @ChennaiIPL beat #KKR by 27 runs in the #VIVOIPL #Final & clinch their 4⃣th IPL title. ? ? #CSKvKKR
A round of applause for @KKRiders, who are the runners-up of the season. ? ?
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Faf du Plessis was awarded Man of the match for his 86 off 59 balls. He also took the catch of Nitish Rana.
For his brilliant 8⃣6⃣-run knock in the #VIVOIPL #Final, @faf1307 wins the Man of the Match award as @ChennaiIPL clinch their 4⃣th IPL title. ?? #CSKvKKR— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 15, 2021
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|Ruturaj Gaikwad |
c Mavi b Narine
|Faf du Plessis |
c Venkatesh b Mavi
|Robin Uthappa |
lbw b Narine
|Moeen Ali |
|Total: 192-3 in 20 Overs|
|Shakib Al Hasan||3||0||33||0|
|Shubman Gill |
lbw b Deepak Chahar
|Venkatesh Iyer |
c Jadeja b Shardul
|Nitish Rana |
c du Plessis b Shardul
|Sunil Narine |
c Jadeja b Hazlewood
|Eoin Morgan |
c Deepak b Hazlewood
|Dinesh Karthik |
c Rayudu b Jadeja
|Shakib Al Hasan |
lbw b Jadeja
|Rahul Tripathi |
c Moeen b Shardul
|Lockie Ferguson |
|Shivam Mavi |
c Deepak b Bravo
|Varun Chakaravarthy Not out||0||0||0||0|
|Total: 165-9 in 19.5 Overs|
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