CSK beat KKR to win IPL for 4th time in Dhoni’s 300th match as T20 captain.
Chennai win by 27 runs in the finals of IPL 2021.
An amazing win for CSK and a bad day for KKR as they won’t be able to make it this year.
Faf du Plessis amazing inning of 86 runs in 59 balls takes CSK to score od 192 runs in 20 overs.
Chennai has bounced back magnificently from the disappointment of 2020, adding yet another trophy to their collection. After losing the toss, Chennai needed to get off to a good start. The task was completed by Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis. Chennai put a large total on the board thanks to Robin Uthappa and Moeen Ali’s determination to keep the tempo up.
Their bowling was poor at first, and MS Dhoni’s dismissal of Venkatesh Iyer for zero cost them the game in the first half.
Kolkata had a monster of a challenge to achieve, and they got off to a great start. Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer gave an excellent platform of 91 runs once again, but the chase fell apart after Iyer’s exit. Rana appeared and vanished in a flash, and Narine, too, failed to contribute. Kolkata lost wickets in a continuous stream as Chennai put them under pressure on the scoreboard. Kolkata’s delicate core was teased by Chennai in the middle order, allowing them to take control of the final. This is the second time this has happened.
They lost two wickets in one over during the chase. Not only was defeat unfortunate, but it was also unavoidable.
Faf du Plessis won Man of the Match for his awesome innings of 86 runs.
RUTURAJ GAIKWAD is the second player to win the Orange Cap as well part of the winning team in the final in IPL after Robin Uthappa for KKR in 2014.
Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed a total of 635 runs in IPL 2021 at a strike rate of 136.26.
Harshal Patel won the purple cap for taking a total of 32 wickets in IPL 2021.
When MS Dhoni walks up for an interview, the crowd goes crazy! MSD begins by applauding Kolkata for their persistence. It was important to specify roles when Chennai changed a few players. Every final is special, and if you see stats we are the most consistent team to lose finals. Shares that they make a serious effort to improve in this area. Chennai should continue to work on it in the future.
They didn’t talk much, he says, and it was more about one-on-one sessions and a more relaxed environment. The pressure seems to start building the minute you enter a team room.
He says the practice sessions have been fantastic since they were able to communicate with the youngsters. Thanking the crowd, he says that this is something all cricketers strive for.
When asked if he has left his legacy behind, Dhoni laughs and says he isn’t sure he has.
MS Dhoni receives the trophy from Sourav Ganguly! As usual, MS Dhoni instantly passes it on to someone else; this time, it appears to be Deepak Chahar. They all form a line in front of the cameras.
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