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Saturday, October 16, 2021

IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings win record fourth title

IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders in final to win fourth title .




The MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 final in Dubai on Friday and lifted their fourth IPL title. 


CSK, who posted 192/3 on the board on the back of Faf du Plessis’ brilliant 86, restricted KKR to 165/9 and sealed a 27-run win.


Shubman Gill (51 off 43) and Venkatesh Iyer (50 off 32) hit half-centuries before Kolkata collapsed, losing eight wickets for 34 runs in Dubai. 


Captain Eoin Morgan managed just four as Kolkata reached 165-9.

 Chennai, led by captain MS Dhoni, add another trophy to the cabinet, having won the IPL in 2010, 2011 and 2018.

 England's Moeen also unleashed some huge hits, including three sixes, while Robin Uthappa contributed an important 31 off 15 balls in a dominant CSK batting display.


 In the 2012 final, KKR chased 191 against CSK. In the 2014 final, they chased 200 against Kings XI Punjab.

 Du Plessis got out on the final ball of the innings after scoring a fantastic 86, he and Moeen, who scored a quickfire 37* off 20 balls, scored 61 runs in the last five overs to push CSK to 192/3.




Indian Premier League 2021 final, Dubai, results.




Chennai Super Kings 192-3 (20 overs): Du Plessis 86 (59); Moeen 37no (20); Narine 2-26

Kolkata Knight Riders 165-9 (20 overs): Gill 51 (43), Iyer 50 (32); Thakur 3-38, Hazlewood 2-29

Chennai Super Kings won by 27 runs...




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