IPL 2021 Final, CSK vs KKR Highlights: Shardul Thakur, Faf Du Plessis Star As Chennai Super Kings Beat Kolkata Knight Riders By 27 Runs To Win Title
Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the IPL 2021 final to win their fourth title.
Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the IPL 2021 final to win their fourth title. KKR were off to a great start in their high pressure chase as openers Venkatesh Iyer (50) and Shubman Gill (51) put on 91 for the first wicket but Shardul Thakur picked up two wickets in an over to bring CSK back in the match. From then on it was one way traffic as all KKR batters perished one after another in their pursuit of the big target of 193 runs. Thakur finished with 3 wickets while Ravindra Jadeja and Josh Hazlewood finished with two apiece. Earlier, Chennai posted 192 for three in 20 overs with Faf du Plessis smashing 86 off 59 balls. Moeen Ali played a fine cameo, remaining unbeaten on 37 off 20 balls as KKR bowlers were hit to all parts of the park. Sunil Narine was the standout among KKR bowlers, taking two wickets for 26 runs off his four overs. Du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad had shared a 61-run opening partnership to give CSK a solid start. Faf du Plessis went on to slam a 35-ball half-century to put CSK on top while his partner Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 32 off 27 balls before being dismissed. Robin Uthappa walked into the middle and hit some big shots to keep the run-rate up. He was dismissed for 31 off 15 balls by Sunil Narine. KKR captain Eoin Morgan had opted to bowl after winning the toss. (SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Highlights Between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), straight from Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
- 00:30 (IST)Every final is special: MS DhoniDuring the post-match presentation, MS Dhoni said, "Before I start talking about CSK, it's important I talk about KKR. For the position they were in after the first phase, to perform this well, it's very difficult. If any team deserved to win the IPL this year, it is KKR for the way they have played. I think the break helped them. Yes we are most consistent team looking at the stats but we have also lost finals. Not letting the opposition in is something we conciously wanted to improve. I hope CSK in the coming years will be known for that. We don't really talk a lot. It's more one on one. People are more open that way. The moment you talk in a team room there is a bit of pressure. You can't deliver without a good team. We also have great individuals as well. I would love to thank the fans. We are in Dubai now."
- 23:48 (IST)Needed just that one wicket and we capitalised: Deepak ChaharDeepak Chahar took wicket in the final and ended IPL 2021 on a high! After the game, the pacer said, "Eventful tournament, this was my fourth final, glad we won. There was dew, but in a big game, we had the experience. We needed just that one wicket and we capitalised. No point talking about the previous season, but everyone had the belief to turn it around."
- 23:46 (IST)Feel on top of the moon: Ruturaj GaikwadRuturaj Gaikwad played a knock of 32 in 27 balls tonight as CSK won the IPL 2021 final. The youngster has also won the Orange Cap with 635 runs in 16 games.After the game, he said, "Feel on top of the moon to get the orange cap and have the winners trophy. Hard to describe in words, but amazing to win here after the season we had last year. I was part of the previous season where we didn't qualify, coming here, everyone had the belief, thankfully it happened here and I'm really happy. I didn't try to change [my game], when you're performing well and confident of your shots with lesser risks, you get the rewards. Yes, sometimes you have to make sure you're there till the end."
- 23:45 (IST)Feeling amazing: Ravindra JadejaRavindra Jadeja was in brilliant form for CSK, taking two wickets in four overs. After game, he said, "Feeling amazing, we've been working hard for this title. I thought the Venky Iyer catch went so high, I looked at Moeen and he was looking at me, so I knew I had go for it. That catch changed it for us. Mr DJ Bravo is going to entertain us all night. It's time for him to change his name from 'Champion' to 'Sir Champion'."
- 23:31 (IST)IPL 2021 CSK vs KKR Live Score: One run, CSK WIN THE FINAL BY 27 runsA good delivery by Bravo and Ferguson sends it to on-side for a single.THATS IT FOR KKR! CSK WIN BY 27 RUNS AS KKR COULD ONLY MUSTER 165 FOR NINE IN 20 OVERS!
Fantastic FOUR!— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 15, 2021
The @msdhoni-led @ChennaiIPL beat #KKR by 27 runs in the #VIVOIPL #Final & clinch their th IPL title. #CSKvKKR
A round of applause for @KKRiders, who are the runners-up of the season.
Scorecard https://t.co/JOEYUSwYSt pic.twitter.com/PQGanwi3H3
- 23:09 (IST)IPL 2021 CSK vs KKR Live Score: THAT'S IT FOR EOIN MORGAN AND KKR!Morgan goes for a maximum and skies this delivery by Hazlewood. Its flat and goes towards the deep backward square leg boundary. Chahar waited there and then timed his jump to catch it with ease. He realized the ropes were there, so he comes back inside again.Eoin Morgan c Deepak Chahar b Josh Hazlewood 4 (8)In walks, Shivam Mavi.
- 22:56 (IST)IPL 2021 CSK vs KKR Live Score: OUT! ANOTHER ONE FOR RAVINDRA JADEJA!A spinning delivery by Jadeja and Shakib misses it totally! It hits his pads and otherwise would have crashed against the stumps!Shakib Al Hasan lbw b Ravindra Jadeja 0 (1)After 15 overs, KKR are 120 for six. They need 73 from 30 balls now!In walks, Rahul Tripathi.
- 22:53 (IST)IPL 2021 CSK vs KKR Live Score: OUT! IT'S ALL COMING CRASHING DOWN FOR KKR NOW!A short delivery by Jadeja, and angling in. Karthik slaps it hard but finds Rayudu at deep backward square leg.Dinesh Karthik c Ambati Rayudu b Ravindra Jadeja 9 (7)Its all crashing down for KKR now!In walks, Shakib Al Hasan.
- 22:37 (IST)IPL 2021 CSK vs KKR Live Score: WHAT A CATCH BY RAVINDRA JADEJA!CSK are slowly stealing the game away from KKR!A short delivery by Hazlewood and Narine goes for a maximum. But Jadeja runs back and catches it at deep midwicket. He remembers the ropes and maintains his balance.Sunil Narine c Ravindra Jadeja b Josh Hazlewood 2 (2)In walks, Eoin Morgan.
- 22:14 (IST)IPL 2021 CSK vs KKR Live Score: SIX! KKR: 68/0A full delivery by Jadeja, on middle and off. Iyer meets it and hammers it with much aplomb over long-on for a maximum!KKR are 68 for no loss in eight overs. They need 125 from 72 balls!