Faf du Plessis and bowlers stifle KKR to seal Chennai Super Kings's fourth IPL title.
The final match of the Indian Premier League 2021 was played yesterday between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, in which Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs to win IPL 4th title.
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and invited Chennai Super Kings to bat first, Chennai Super Kings batted first, started the inning very brilliantly, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis came to start the inning and gave a brilliant start with a half-century partnership of 61 runs for 1st wicket, the first wicket has gone for 61 runs in the first ball of the 9th over, Ruturaj Gaikwad dismissed after scoring 32 runs with the help of 1 six and 3 boundaries in 27 balls, next batsman Robin Uthappa came to bat, handled the inning and played a brilliant qucik half-century partnership of 63 runs with Faf du Plessis for 2nd wicket, the second wicket has gone for 124 runs in 13.3 over, Robin Uthappa dismissed after playing a brilliant quick inning of 31 runs with the help of 3 sixes in just 15 balls, next batsman Moeen Ali came to bat and played a brilliant inning with Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali remains unbeaten after scoring 37 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 2 boundaries in just 20 balls, and Faf du Plessis dismissed in the last ball of the inning after playing a brilliant half-century inning of 86 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 7 boundaries in just 59 balls. In this way, Chennai Super Kings batted first after losing the toss scored 192 runs for losing just 3 wickets in stipulated 20 overs, and set a strong target of 193 runs in front of Kolkata Knight Riders.
Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers Sunil Narine took 2 wickets for 26 runs, and Shivam Mavi got 1 wicket.
Kolkata Knight Riders chasing 193 runs in the second inning, they could manage just 165 runs for losing 9 wickets sipulated 20 overs, and lost the match by 27 runs, Kolkata Knight Riders also started the inning very brilliantly, Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer came to start the inning and gave brilliant start of a half-century parnership of 91 runs for 1st wicket, the first wicket has gone for 91 runs in 10.4 over, Venkatesh Iyer dismissed after playing a brilliant quick half-century inning of 50 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 5 boundaries in just 32 balls, after the opening pair no batsman could stay and manage the inning, Nitish Rana dismissed without scoring, Sunil Narine dismissed just for 2 runs, after that Shubman Gill also dismissed after playing a brilliant half-century inning of 51 runs with the help of 6 boundaries in 43 balls as fourth wicket in 13.2 over, the team score was 108 runs, Dinesh Karthik dismissed just for 9 runs, Shakib Al Hasan dismissed without scoring, Rahul Tripathi dismissed just for 2 runs, Eoin Morgan dismissed just for 4 runs, Shivam Mavi dismissed after scoring 20 runs in 13 balls in the second last ball of the last over as 9th wicket, the team score was 164 runs, Lockie Ferguson played an unbeaten inning of 18 runs in 11 balls, and Varun Chakaravarthy remains unbeaten without playing any ball, in this way, wicket keep falling one after another and end of the result Kolkata Knight Riders could manage just 165 runs after losing 9 wickets in sipulated 20 overs, and lost the final match by 27 runs.
Chennai Super Kings bowlers performed very brilliantly, Shardul Thakur took 3 wickets for 38 runs, Josh Hazlewood took 2 wickets for 29 runs, Ravindra Jadeja took 2 wickets for 37 runs, Deepak Chahar and Dwayne Bravo got 1-1 wicket.
Chennai Super Kings batsman Faf du Plessis was selected for the Man Of The Match, he played a brilliant half-century inning of 86 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 7 boundaries in just 59 balls.