2021 Indian Premier League Final

2021 Indian Premier League Final
Event2021 Indian Premier League
Chennai Super Kings Kolkata Knight Riders
192/3 165/9
20 overs 20 overs
Chennai Super Kings won by 27 runs
Date15 October 2021
VenueDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Player of the matchFaf du Plessis (CSK)
UmpiresRichard Illingworth (England)
Nitin Menon (India)
2020

The 2021 Indian Premier League Final was played on 15 October 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, UAE.[1] It was a Day/Night Twenty20 match, which decided the winner of 2021 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), an annual Twenty20 tournament in India. Originally scheduled to be held on 30 May 2021 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the tournament, along with the final, was suspended in May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic,[2][3] and was relocated to the United Arab Emirates.[1] Chennai Super Kings won the match by 27 runs beating Kolkata Knight Riders, to win their fourth IPL title.[4]

Background[]

On 7 March 2021, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the full schedule for the IPL.[5] Six venues were chosen, with the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad hosting 12 matches including the playoffs and the final. After the relocation to UAE, Dubai, which was also the host of the 2020 final, was chosen to host the final on 15 October.[1]

Road to the final[]

Source: ESPNcricinfo[6]

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders
League Stage
Opponent Scorecard Result Titles Opponent Scorecard Result
Delhi Capitals [10 April 2021] Lost Match 1 Sunrisers Hyderabad [11 April 2021] Won
Punjab Kings [16 April 2021] Won Match 2 Mumbai Indians [13 April 2021] Lost
Rajasthan Royals [19 April 2021] Won Match 3 Royal Challengers Bangalore [18 April 2021] Lost
Kolkata Knight Riders [21 April 2021] Won Match 4 Chennai Super Kings [21 April 2021] Lost
Royal Challengers Bangalore [25 April 2021] Won Match 5 Rajasthan Royals [24 April 2021] Lost
Sunrisers Hyderabad [28 April 2021] Won Match 6 Punjab Kings [26 April 2021] Won
Mumbai Indians [01 May 2021] Lost Match 7 Delhi Capitals [28 April 2021] Lost
Mumbai Indians [19 September 2021] Won Match 8 Royal Challengers Bangalore [20 September 2021] Won
Royal Challengers Bangalore [24 September 2021] Won Match 9 Mumbai Indians [23 September 2021] Won
Kolkata Knight Riders [26 September 2021] Won Match 10 Chennai Super Kings [26 September 2021] Lost
Sunrisers Hyderabad [30 September 2021] Won Match 11 Delhi Capitals [28 September 2021] Won
Rajasthan Royals [02 October 2021] Lost Match 12 Punjab Kings [01 October 2021] Lost
Delhi Capitals [04 October 2021] Lost Match 13 Sunrisers Hyderabad [03 October 2021] Won
Punjab Kings [07 October 2021] Lost Match 14 Rajasthan Royals [07 October 2021] Won
Playoff stage
Qualifier 1 Eliminator
Opponent Scorecard Result Titles Opponent Scorecard Result
Delhi Capitals [10 October 2021] Won Match 15 Royal Challengers Bangalore [11 October 2021] Won
Qualifier 2
Opponent Scorecard Result
Match 16 Delhi Capitals [13 October 2021] Won
2021 Indian Premier League Final

Group stage[]

Chennai Super Kings started their campaign with a 7 wicket loss against Delhi Capitals in Mumbai.[7] They went on to win five consecutive matches, before their run was brought to an end by Mumbai Indians.[8] CSK started the UAE leg of the tournament with four wins, but lost their final three group matches. They ended the group stage with 9 wins and 5 losses, finishing second in the table behind Delhi Capitals.[9]

Kolkata Knight Riders started with a 10-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai,[10] but won only one of their next six games in India. In the UAE, Kolkata started with a 9-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. They won four of their remaining six matches and ended the group stage with 7 wins and 7 losses.[11] Kolkata qualified as the fourth placed team after Mumbai Indians failed to beat Hyderabad by the required margin on the last day of the group stage.[12]

Group stage series[]

21 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings
220/3 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
202 (19.1 overs)
Chennai won by 18 runs
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Player of the match: Faf du Plessis (Chennai)
26 September 2021
15:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
171/6 (20 overs)
v
Chennai Super Kings
172/8 (20 overs)
Chennai won by 2 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Player of the match: Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai)

Chennai won both the games played between the sides in the group stage, first one by 18 runs in Mumbai on 21 April,[13] and second one by 2 wickets in Abu Dhabi on 26 September.[14]

Playoffs[]

In the playoffs, Chennai Super Kings, as the second placed team, played in the first qualifier against Delhi in Dubai, whereas Kolkata Knight Riders played in the eliminator against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Qualifier 1
10 October 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Delhi Capitals
172/5 (20 overs)
v
Chennai Super Kings
173/6 (19.4 overs)
Chennai won by 4 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Player of the match: Ruturaj Gaikwad (Chennai)
Eliminator
11 October 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
139/6 (19.4 overs)
Kolkata won by 4 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Player of the match: Sunil Narine (Kolkata)

Chennai qualified directly for the final, and Kolkata advanced to the second qualifier to play against the Capitals.

Qualifier 2
13 October 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Delhi Capitals
135/5 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
136/7 (19.5 overs)
Kolkata won by 3 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Player of the match: Venkatesh Iyer (Kolkata)

Kolkata beat Delhi and qualified for their first final since 2014, and their third final overall.

Match[]

Summary[]

Eoin Morgan of the Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to put the opposition, Chennai Super Kings to bat.[15] The Super Kings scored a total of 192 runs in their 20 overs, with Faf du Plessis scoring the highest with 86 runs from 59 balls. Chasing 193 runs for victory, the Knight Riders fell short and scored 165 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 9 wickets. Shardul Thakur was the highest wicket taker taking 3 wickets for 38 runs. The Super Kings won their fourth Indian Premier League Championship by winning the game by 27 runs. Du Plessis was declared the player of the game.[15]

15 October 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings
192/3 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
165/9 (20 overs)
Faf du Plessis 86 (59)
Sunil Narine 2/26 (4 overs)
Shubman Gill 51 (43)
Shardul Thakur 3/38 (4 overs)
Chennai Super Kings won by 27 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: Faf du Plessis (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field.

Chennai Super Kings Innings[]

Batting first, the Super Kings had Indian batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad and South African batsman Faf du Plessis open the innings. In the first powerplay consisting of the mandatory six overs, the pair put on a total of 50 runs and remained unbeaten, with Gaikwad at 26 and du Plessis at 22 runs. The pair put on an additional 11 runs in the next two overs to reach a total of 61 runs at the first strategic timeout during which Gaikwad surpassed KL Rahul as holder of the Orange Cap. Du Plessis continued his fine form and brought up his 50 from 35 balls, including two sixes and five fours. Gaikwad was the first wicket to fall, when he was out caught by Shivam Mavi off the bowling of Sunil Narine scoring a total of 32 runs, bringing former Indian batter Robin Uthappa to the crease. Du Plessis and Uthappa put on a total of 63 runs for the second wicket before Uthappa was out leg before wicket to Narine for a score of 31, at a strike rate of over 200. The Super Kings brought up their 150 runs at the end of the 17th over. English cricketer Moeen Ali joined du Plesis to contribute a quickfire 37 from 20 balls. The team went on to score 192 for the loss of 3 wickets, with du Plessis being out caught by Venkatesh Iyer at long-on off the bowling of Mavi at the last ball of the innings. Ali remained unbeaten. Narine was the pick of the bowlers taking a total of 2 wickets conceding 26 runs, while Mavi took 1 wicket for 32 runs.[15]

Kolkata Knight Riders Innings[]

Chasing a total of 193 to win from 20 overs, the Knight Riders opened with Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer.[15] The duo got off to a healthy start scoring a total of 55 runs in the first mandatory power play of six overs. The pair scored an additional four runs at the end of 7 overs when the Super Kings brought in their first strategic time out, with Gill unbeaten at 23 and Iyer unbeaten at 34. Iyer went on to bring up his 50 from 31 balls with a total of 3 sixes and 5 fours. However, the flow was interrupted when Iyer was dismissed by Shardul Thakur with Ravindra Jadeja taking a simple catch at deep cover for a lofted shot by Iyer. This triggered a fall of wickets, with Thakur claiming Nitish Rana off the very next ball, caught by du Plesis. Knight Riders lost the next four wickets having added only 27 runs, ending at 120 runs for the loss of 6 wickets during the next strategic time out taken at the end of the 15th over. New Zealand all-rounder Lockie Ferguson and Indian bowler Shivam Mavi mounted a late resistance, but, was not sufficient to get the team to the winning score. Knight Riders ended the innings at 165 runs for the loss of 9 wickets enabling a Super Kings win by 27 runs.[15] Thakur was the pick of the bowlers taking 3 wickets while conceding 38 runs, while Josh Hazlewood and Jadeja took 2 wickets each.[15]

Faf du Plesis was declared the player of the match in what was also his 100th game in the Indian Premier League.[4] This was the Chennai Super Kings' fourth Indian Premier League championship victory.[16]

Scorecard[]

Source: ESPNcricinfo[15]

Chennai Super Kings innings
Batsman Method of dismissal Runs Balls Strike rate
Ruturaj Gaikwad c Mavi b Narine 32 27 118.51
Faf du Plessis c Iyer b Mavi 86 59 145.76
Robin Uthappa lbw b Narine 31 15 206.66
Moeen Ali not out 37 20 185.00
Ambati Rayudu did not bat
MS Dhoni* dagger did not bat
Ravindra Jadeja did not bat
Dwayne Bravo did not bat
Shardul Thakur did not bat
Deepak Chahar did not bat
Josh Hazlewood did not bat
Extras (1 b, 1lb, 1nb, 3wd) 6
Totals (20 overs, 9.60 runs per over) 192/3

Fall of wickets: 1–61 (Gaikwad, 8.1 overs), 2–124 (Uthappa, 13.3 overs), 3–192 (du Plessis, 19.6 overs)

Kolkata Knight Riders bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Economy
Shakib Al Hasan 3 0 33 0 11.00
Shivam Mavi 4 0 32 1 8.00
Lockie Ferguson 4 0 56 0 14.00
Varun Chakravarthy 4 0 38 0 9.50
Sunil Narine 4 0 26 2 6.50
Venkatesh Iyer 1 0 5 0 5.00
Kolkata Knight Riders innings
Batsman Method of dismissal Runs Balls Strike rate
Shubman Gill lbw b Chahar 51 46 118.60
Venkatesh Iyer c Jadeja b Thakur 50 32 156.25
Nitish Rana c du Plessis b Thakur 0 1 0.00
Sunil Narine c Jadeja b Hazlewood 2 2 100.00
Eoin Morgan* c Chahar b Hazlewood 2 4 50.00
Dinesh Karthik dagger c Rayudu b Jadeja 9 7 128.57
Shakib Al Hasan lbw b Jadeja 0 1 0.00
Rahul Tripathi c Ali b Thakur 2 3 66.67
Lockie Ferguson not out 18 11 163.64
Shivam Mavi c Chahar b Bravo 20 13 153.85
Varun Chakravarthy not out 0 0 -
Extras (1nb, 8wd) 9
Totals (20 overs, 8.25 runs per over) 165/9

Fall of wickets: 1–91 (Iyer, 10.4 overs), 2–93 (Rana, 10.6 overs), 3–97 (Narine, 11.3 overs), 4–108 (Gill, 13.2 overs), 5–119 (Karthik, 14.5 overs), 6–120 (Shakib, 14.6 overs), 7–123 (Tripathi, 15.4 overs), 8–125 (Morgan, 16.3 overs), 9–164 (Mavi, 19.5 overs)

Chennai Super Kings bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Economy
Deepak Chahar 4 0 32 1 8.00
Josh Hazlewood 4 0 29 2 7.25
Shardul Thakur 4 0 38 3 9.50
Dwayne Bravo 4 0 29 1 7.25
Ravindra Jadeja 4 0 37 2 9.25

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