Dubai (UAE) | Jagran Sports Desk: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Friday clinched their fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) title after beating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 27 runs in the summit clash here on Friday. Chasing an imposing target of 193, KKR could manage 165 for 9 in their 20 overs with Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer hitting 51 and 50 respectively.
Chasing an imposing target of 193, KKR could manage 165 for 9 in their 20 overs with Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer hitting 51 and 50 respectively. From 91 for no loss in the 11th over, KKR slumped to 125 for 8 in the 17th over in a dramatic batting collapse to lose the final. For CSK, Shardul Thakur took three wickets while Ravindra Jadeja and Josh Hazlewood got two each.
Here are the highlights from IPL 2021 final between MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings and Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium:
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00:37 hours: It depends on BCCI with two new teams coming in, says MS Dhoni when asked about his plans for next year.
Well it's not about me playing for CSK, it's about what is best for CSK. The core group has carried the team for 10 years. No we need to see what is best. Well, I still haven't left, he added.
00:31 hours: I would love to thank the fans. We are in Dubai now. Even when we played in South Africa, we always got good amount of support. Thanks to all of them. If feels like Chepauk, Chennai. Hopefully we will come back to play of the Chennai fans next year, says MS Dhoni.
00:30 hours: 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, says MS Dhoni.
00:29 hours: 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, says MS Dhoni.
00:25 hours: Extremely proud of the fight the boys have put in. Today unfortunately wasn't ours. Venkatesh is new to this platform but has a huge future. Him and Gill have been the cornerstone of our batting. The energy Tripathi showed was absolutely outstanding, says Eoin Morgan.
00:19 hours: Purple cap goes to Harshal Patel: 32 wickets in 15 games, one 5-wicket haul, one 4-wicket haul.
00:18 hours: Orange cap goes to Ruturaj Gaikwad: 635 runs in 16 games - 1 hundred, 4 fifties.
00:14 hours: Ruturaj Gaikwad becomes the emerging player of the season.
00:10 hours: Rajasthan Royals gets the fairplay award.
00:07 hours: That was a great day. 100th IPL game, special day. I loved my time here at CSK, almost 10 years. No 4 in the IPL trophy cabinet is really good. Rutu is a special talent. Indian cricket in generally very blessed with young talents. Rutu has got a great head on his shoulders. He has got a great future, says Faf du Plessis.
00:05 hours: Faf du Plessis gets the Man of the Match award.
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23:43 hours: Brief Scores:
Chennai Super Kings: 192 for 3 in 20 overs (Faf du Plessis 86, Moeen Ali 37 not out, Ruturaj Gaikwad 32, Robin Uthappa 31; Sunil Narine 2/26).
Kolkata Knight Riders: 165 for 9 in 20 overs (Shubman Gill 51, Venkatesh Iyer 50; Shardul Thakur 3/38, Josh Hazlewood 2/29, Ravindra Jadeja 2/37).
23:30 hours: CSK beat KKR by 27 runs to win their fourth title.
23:28 hours: Wicket! Dwayne Bravo gets Shivam Mavi for 20 off 13.
23:25 hours: In the last over, KKR need 31 runs to win. Dwayne Bravo will bowl the last over for the CSK.
23:17 hours: In the 17th over of the innings, KKR scored 17 runs as Shivam Mavi smashed two sixes off Dawyne Bravo.
23:07 hours: Captain Eoin Morgan falls for four. KKR: 125/8 in 16.3 overs.
23:02 hours: Shardul Thakur gets his third wicket, dismisses Rahul Tripathi for 2. KKR: 123/7 in 15.4 overs.
22:55 hours: Ravindra Jadeja has now got Shakib Al Hasan for a golden duck. KKR: 120/6 in 15 overs.
22:52 hours: Another wicket for CSK! Dinesh Karthik has now been dismissed for 9 off 7 balls by Ravindra Jadeja.
22:44 hours: Deepak Chahar gets Shubman Gill for 51 to put CSK on top. KKR: 108/4 in 13.2 overs.
22:36 hours: Another wicket for CSK! Josh Hazlewood gets Sunil Narine to put his side in complete control of the match. KKR: 97/3 in 11.3 overs.
22:30 hours: Shardul Thakur has now got Nitish Rana to bring CSK back in the game. Rana was dmissed for a golden duck.
22:28 hours: Venkatesh Iyer has been dismissed for 50 by Shardul Thakur. KKR: 92/1 in 10.4 overs.
22:23 hours: In 10 overs, KKR have scored 88 runs without losing a wicket.
22:18 hours: Venkatesh Iyer hits 50 off 31 balls.
22:00 hours: KKR are off to flyer, thanks to Gill and Iyer. In the first six overs, KKR have scored 55 runs without losing a wicket.
21:37 hours: In the first over, KKR scored just six runs.
21:31 hours: Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer begin the innings for KKR. Deepak Chahar, meanwhile, will bowl the first over for the CSK.
21:15 hours: In the last over, CSK scored seven runs to set a target of 193 for the KKR. Faf du Plessis was dismissed for 86 off 59 balls on the last ball of the innings.
Brief Scores: Chennai Super Kings: 192 for 3 in 20 overs (Faf du Plessis 86, Moeen Ali 37 not out, Ruturaj Gaikwad 32, Robin Uthappa 31; Sunil Narine 2/26)
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21:09 hours: Shivam Mavi will bowl the last over KKR. CSK: 185/2 in 19 overs.
21:05 hours: CSK on a roll! MS Dhoni's side has scored 172 runs in 18 overs. Varun Chakaravarthy will bowl the 19th over.
20:54 hours: The KKR are in pressure with CSK batsmen hitting their bowlers to all corners of the park. CSK: 145/2 in 16.2 overs.
20:38 hours: Much-needed break for KKR! Sunil Narine has got his second wicket and dismissed Robin Uthappa for 31 off 15 balls. CSK: 124/2 in 13.3 overs.
20:23 hours: Faf du Plessis gets to his 50 with a huge six over long off! CSK: 97/1 in 11 overs.
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20:09 hours: Just In: Sunil Narine gets Ruturaj Gaikwad for 32 off 27 balls to get the first breakthrough for KKR.
20:07 hours: In eight overs, the CSK have scored 61 runs without losing a wicket and are looking set to put up a huge target for the KKR.
19:51 hours: Just In: Ruturaj Gaikwad now holds the orange cap. He now has scored 627* runs in the tournament so far.
19:44 hours: Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis have given CSK a steady start. The two have scored 22 runs in three overs.
19:33 hours: In the first over, the CSK scored just six runs.
19:31 hours: Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis have begun the innings for Chennai Super Kings. Meanwhile, Shakib Al Hasan opened the bowling for Kolkata Knight Riders.
19:27 hours: Here's the playing XI for both sides:
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar and Josh Hazlewood.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi and Varun Chakaravarthy.
19:25 hours: Meanwhile, CSK skipper MS Dhoni said that he was also looking to bowl first.
We are looking to bowl first as well, initially it stops a bit and as the game goes on it settles down and toss is uncontrollable and we are prepared for both. It's been a long time (300 T20 games as captain) We started T20 in around 2005-06 and most of the games have been franchise cricket and in the last five years there have been a lot of T20 games in international cricket as well. We are playing with the same squad. Often what really dictates terms is the result and I feel our international players are equipped to deal with whatever the situation maybe, he said.
19:22 hours: We are gonna have a bowl, the wicket looks good and there's some dew around. We are gonna give it everything tonight. We are going with the same team, says KKR captain Eoin Morgan.
19:20 hours: Kolkata Knight Riders win toss, opt to bowl first
19:15 hours: Take a look at squads of both teams:
Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Dinesh Karthik, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Karun Nair, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathy, Shubman Gill, Harbhajan Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Pawan Negi, M Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Dube, Tim Southee, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakravarthy, Andre Russel, Ben Cutting, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Sheldon Jackson, Tim Seifert.
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, R Sai Kishore, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth.
19:10 hours: The CSK have won three IPL titles while the KKR have won the tournament couple of times.
19:05 hours: The toss will be held at 7.30 pm IST.
19:00 hours: MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the final of the IPL 2021 on Friday.
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