The Indian Premier League gets its 14th title champion as Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the final match on Friday, 15 October.
Chasing a target of 193 runs, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were nine wickets down against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 final at the Dubai International Stadium, on Friday. Lockie Ferguson and Shivam Mavi who batted for KKR in the death overs tried to build some momentum in the final overs. CSK's brilliant bowing crippled KKR's batting lineup with timely dismissals. Shardul Thakur bagged three wickets. Meanwhile, Josh Hazlewood and Ravindra Jadeja had taken two wickets each. Dwayne Dravo and Deepak Chahar also grabbed singles crippling Kolkata's batting order.
Chennai posted 192 for three in 20 overs with Faf du Plessis smashing 86 off 59 balls followed by Moeen Ali who hit 37 off 20 balls giving their side a good lead.
"It is top of the moon feeling to win the orange cap and win the IPL. It is very very satisfying to win the IPL. It feels great. We didn't have a great season. Coming here, everyone believed and we are here. When you are performing well, you are confident on your lesser risk shots. You need to make sure you are there till the end." Orange Cap winner Ruturaj Gaikwad (635 runs in 16 games)
"Can't describe how I'm feeling. To do it with this franchise is great. He's got no weakness (on Gaikwad who's standing next to him). He's so calm. Has got every shot. Hopefully, in the future, he will play for India. So calm and so clear in what they want to do. No changes. Could've been dropped a couple of games ago. It's such a grounded and humble team." Moeen Ali (37* off 20 balls).
Chennai Super Kings now becomes IPL champions for the fourth time, beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in this season’s final in Dubai.