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CSK have beaten KKR in 16 out of the 24 clashes between the two sides.
Will there be another year for CSK with Dhoni or not it'll be left for time to tell. for now, CSK are the champions and rightly so! A magnificent story and another season of the IPL comes to an end. Enjoy the moment and celebrate. Thank you for your company tonight. Goodbye and CSK supporters, you're in for a night of celebration! Thank you and goodbye!
Here are the awards for this season:
MoM: Faf du Plessis
Most valuable player of the season: Harshal Patel
Orange cap: Ruturaj Gaikwad – 635 runs in 16 games – 1 hundred, 4 fifties.
Purple cap: Harshal Patel – 32 wickets (joint highest ever in IPL with Dwayne Bravo) in 15 games, one 5-wicket haul, one 4-wicket haul.
Power player of the season: Venkatesh Iyer
Maximum Sixes:KL Rahul – 30 sixes
Game changer of the season: Harshal Patel
Super striker of the season: – Shimron Hetmyer – SR: 168
Catch of the season:Ravi Bishnoi – Narine's catch in Ahmedabad with a full-length dive at deep mid-wicket
Fairplay award:Rajasthan Royals
Emerging player of the season:Ruturaj Gaikwad.
That's that, people!! CSK BEAT KKR by 27 RUNS TO BAG THEIR FOURTH IPL TITLE! There are stories and there's a fairytale and CSK have pulled off an absolute stunner to ensure this squad has had a fairytale end to their run ahead of the mega auction next year. Who knows where they'll be next? It was the perfect way to end the final edition together. Amazing win, and one that they'll be super proud of!
Absolute CHAMPION stuff this from CSK! KKR were cruising at one point with their openers sharing a 91-run stand. From there, they were reduced to 125/8! Can you even believe it? KKR only could manage 165/9! “We'll come back stronger, that's what we are known for,” said MS Dhoni after CSK failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time last year. And they did, and how!
It was a team performance to pull this off. Faf du Plessis, who was handed a life early, made KKR pay and powered CSK to 192 with an 86, which was par on the wicket. Dhoni dropped Iyer early and he made them pay as well with a half-century. However, once he fell, it was the beginning of the end for KKR with CSK's bowlers all over the KKR's fragile middle order. Jadeja played a huge role in taking two great catches and picking up both Karthik and Shakib. All single digits from No.3 to No.8 made sure CSK didn't have too much to fret about in the end. Rahul Tripathi's hamstring injury hurt KKR's chances, but that wasn't the only reason. Rana fell for a duck and Morgan's poor run in the tournament didn't help KKR on THE day.
CSK will be extremely pleased with that comeback and why not?! They deserve every bit of this win. They dominated from the beginning and ended on a high. Who knows what would've happened had Rabada bowled that last over instead of Tom Curran in the Qualifier 1, but that's a forgotten story now. Chennai Super Kings are the IPL champions once again and are closing in on Mumbai Indians' 5 titles!
KKR will be disappointed after the start they got, but they should hold their heads high. It was a comeback of sorts from them too, given their 7th standing when the UAE leg began to sealing their spot in the finals. It was a game that could've been theirs, but they'll hold this comeback close to their hearts for another shot next year. Hope you enjoyed this amazing final today. Just in case you forget, this was Dhoni's 300th match as captain.
That's out and KKR have lost their skipper!!!Morgan holes out in the deep and Chahar takes a great catch. Over the boundary and back in!! 8 down are KKR! That's the last of KKR's specialist batsmen. We're into the bowlers now.
Kiran Udaykumar @ripperkiran @Kritzika Yup riding on the wave of youth can sometimes put a team in a hole on days and KKR boys picked the wrong day. 05:28 PM • Oct 10, 2021
Tripathi holes out.Didn't think he'd come out to bat; he was hobbling even, and he tries the big shot and Moeen takes it.
Two in an over!!!! Jadeja has Shakib leg before for a golden duck!Beaten for pace is Shakib. CSK have comeback into this game and how!
Another one!! Karthik pulls straight to Ambati Rayudu.He doesn't have to move an inch. Jadeja has his first wicket! KKR are 5 down… Still no word on Tripathi…
NOPE! Chahar strikes and Gill is out leg before!It was a low full toss and Gill looks to steer it down leg and is rapped on the pads. Big wicket for CSK!
50 for Gill off 40 balls!Can he finish this?
100 up for KKR
OUT! Superb from Jadeja!! What a catch at deep midwicket from Jadeja!Narine comes and goes for 2. No cameo then today. Hazlewood finally gets a wicket. Short of length delivery and Narine pulls. It goes flat to deep midwicket to Jadeja, who holds his balance and pulls off a good catch! Would've been a six otherwise…
No news on Tripathi yet. Narine comes in at No.4.
Double blow for KKR!Rana falls for a duck, cross-seam delivery from Thakur chipped straight to Faf at mid off. Two wickets in an over for CSK!
OUT! Iyer holes out this time and Jadeja takes a good catch.He's scored 50 off 32, however… Could've popped out, but Jadeja holds on. The 91-run stand is finally broken!
Kiran Udaykumar @ripperkiran @kritzika If CSK has to win Moeen has role to play in this game. Big match player. 04:53 PM • Oct 10, 2021
whats in a name? @imprj007 Manvinder bisla 2.0?? @Kritzika #Iyer #cskvskkr2021 04:50 PM • Oct 10, 2021
Gill skies one to Rayudu.He calls it and take it. But the umpires are checking for a no-ball here… Will the stand of 79 be broken? NO!!! Dead ball!! It's hit spidercam!! Can you even believe it?? Gill survives! KKR have another reprieve. Oh dear… Not looking like CSK's day…
FIFTY FOR IYER!He's making CSK regret the drop.
Here's a stat for you guys: First time in seven games CSK have gone wicketless in the PowerPlay
The CricViz Analyst @cricvizanalyst Another impressive batting Powerplay from Kolkata Knight Riders, across the UAE leg they're the second fastest scoring side (8.08 rpo) and the best side at preserving wickets, averaging 60 runs per dismissal. #IPLFinal #CSKvKKR 04:32 PM • Oct 10, 2021
50 up for KKR and they've done it easily in the powerplay
Another half-chance!!Shardul at mid off can't hold on. He throws in the dive but Hazlewood is once again denied of a wicket. Tough chance, but nevertheless.
Sudarsan Rajagopalan @Athiyuran In 2012 csk had dropped the catch of bisla and then rest is the history… In 2021 again csk has dropped a catch… hoping history will not repeat again @Kritzika 04:11 PM • Oct 10, 2021
Abhimanyu Selot @SelotAbhimanyu1 @Kritzika #CSKVSKKR Chahar the powerplay enforcer needs to be back he needs a wicket or 2 early on as kkr have a fragile middle order 04:08 PM • Oct 10, 2021
Kiran Udaykumar @ripperkiran @Kritzika The fate of this game is hard to predict because CSK bowling line-up has certain weak links. 04:03 PM • Oct 10, 2021
DROPPED!Can you believe it? Dhoni has dropped an in-form Iyer in the second over. Hazlewood denied a wicket here. The next ball has been pulled for a six! OUCH! It was quite an easy chance. Should've been taken.How much will that cost CSK?
CSK finish just short of 200. It was likely at one point, but Mavi bowled a superb final over, conceding only 7 runs in the final over as CSK finished with 192. Du Plessis fell for 86 off 59 and carried the innings today, falling off the final ball. KKR will be happy keeping CSK down to below 200. Faf falls just short of getting the orange cap from Ruturaj. JUST short.
However, it will be a tough chase for KKR, especially with a cloud of uncertainty around Tripathi who hobbled off the field with a hamstring injury. Moeen was brilliant too in the 68-run third-wicket stand that helped take CSK close to 200. Join us for the chase in a bit.
Moeen and du Plessis add 50 runs
150 up for CSK… 3 overs to go
CheSTi AaQiB @chesti_aaqib I thnk Dhoni should bat before rayudu and jadega,@kritzika 03:19 PM • Oct 10, 2021
Review! Uthappa is given leg-before against Narine.He plays across the line and is struck on the pad. Three reds and Narine has the last laugh after the previous ball was dispatched into the stands. Hitting middle and Uthappa goes for a 15-ball 31. The partnership of 63 off 32 comes to an end.
Robin Uthappa and du Plessis have added 51 runs in 26 balls!
Dropped!Tough chance and it was hit really hard by Uthappa. Narine gets his fingers to it in the follow-through but can't hold on.
50 for du Plessis!He's made the most of the missed stumping in the third over and is now once again among the runs.
The CricViz Analyst @cricvizanalyst Both Faf du Plessis (109 sr) and Robbie Uthappa (127 sr) haven't been particularly fast scorers against spin in the past 2 years of IPL action, with both also being Right-Handers there's potential for Morgan to get through some overs of Shakib Al Hasan here. #IPLFinal #CSKvKKR 02:44 PM • Oct 10, 2021
Abhimanyu Selot @SelotAbhimanyu1 @Kritzika #CSKvsKKR Csk have the depth ad well as the ability to score big runs at the death but that does not mean that they play slow in the middle overs and rely on ms jaddu and 1 set batter to take them through thy need to keep rotating strike consistently 02:48 PM • Oct 10, 2021
First break for KKR:
Just after the break, Gaikwad takes on Narine and holes out in the deep looking to loft it over long-off. The 61-run opening stand is broken. Ruturaj falls for 32.
Opening wicket stand:
Ruturaj Gaikwad has the orange cap now! Du Plessis and Gaikwad have now added the seventh 50-plus opening partnership this season.
The CricViz Analyst @cricvizanalyst This is the 7th time Chennai Super Kings have survived the Powerplay without losing a wicket in #IPL2021, 3 of those occasions have come against Kolkata Knight Riders. #IPLFinal #CSKvKKR 02:27 PM • Oct 10, 2021
After a slow start, CSK have picked up the ante with a few boundaries.
Oops! How costly will that be?DK misses a stumping chance. Du Plessis comes down the track but Karthik can't get hold of the ball.
We're minutes away from the big final. Shakib will start for KKR.
TOSS: Morgan wins toss, KKR will bowl first, as expected. No changes for CSK as well. Just in case you guys want to know: KKR have won 6 out of 6 chasing in the UAE.
Pitch report from Dubai! “Cracking wicket,” says Matt Hayden. But statistically, the chasers are the winners. 9 of the 12 fixtures in Dubai have been won by the chasing side this season. However, one team has to bat first…belter of a wicket that has runs.
The Indian Premier League had begun in its usual window earlier in the year amidst all the uncertainity that COVID had brought with it. Yet, we had a good first-half of the tournament. Despite all the bubbles and the protocols enforced due to COVID, there was a breach with positive cases being reported in a number of franchises which caused the tournament to be postponed.
Here we are five months after that whole saga for the final of the 13th edition where the Chennai Super Kings are up against Kolkata Knight Riders. What a ride it's been for the latter, who were 7th on the table when the UAE leg kicked off. They made a remarkable comeback, with 5 wins in 7 games and overcame Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 2 to reserve their berth in the final. All that, without the might of Andre Russell, who's been out with injury. Much of KKR's success came at Sharjah and moving to Dubai for the final will make a difference as opposed to the familiarity they had at the smaller ground.
CSK made a superb start to the UAE leg with four wins on the trot, before slipping to three losses in their remaining games. However, in the game that mattered most, they beat Delhi Capitals to power through into the finals with glimpses of Dhoni of the old who smashed a 6-ball 18 to take them over the line.
Both teams finished in the bottom-half last year, and have made superb comebacks respectively to be in the final. Although CSK have been in more finals, KKR have never lost one. Can they halt their amazing run in UAE to bag their fourth IPL title?
P.S: This is Dhoni's 300th match as a T20 captain!!
Toss, teams, pitch report and more…coming up!