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IPL 2021 Final, CSK vs KKR Highlights: Chennai win 4th IPL title, beat Kolkata in final to complete redemption

  • IPL 2021 Final Highlights, CSK vs KKR: Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the IPL Match Today in Dubai to lift their fourth Indian Premier League title.
IPL 2021 CSK vs KKR Highlights - Indian Premier League Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Final Match Today.(BCCI/IPL)
Updated on Oct 16, 2021 12:05 AM IST
By, New Delhi

CSK vs KKR Highlights, IPL 2021 Final: It is title number four of MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings as they win the IPL 2021 title by beating Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the final in Dubai. In chase of 193, KKR openers matched their CSK counterpart. Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill took Kolkata to 59/0 in just 7 overs. Iyer got to his fourth 50 but soon after, he was dismissed by Shardul Thakur. The CSK bowler struck again in the same over after getting rid of Nitish Rana for a golden duck. In the next over, Josh Hazlewood got the wicket of Sunil Narine (2) before Deepak Chahar removed Gill on 51. KKR were 5 down as Jadeja sent Dinesh Karthik packing on 9. Eventually, KKR were restricted to 165/9 in 20 overs, with Thakur picking three wickets. Ruturaj Gaikwad overtook Punjab Kings' skipper KL Rahul in the ‘Orange Cap’ race and provided a strong start to CSK along with fellow opener Faf du Plessis. By the end of the 8th over, CSK cruised to 61/0 against KKR in Dubai. Eventually, Sunil Narine provided the breakthrough by dismissing Gaikwad on 32. Du Plessis then brought up yet another 50, and with able support from Robin Uthappa, took CSK to 104/1 after 12 overs. The two brought up their 50-run stand before Uthappa was caught LBW by Sunil Narine. Eventually, du Plessis smashed 86 off 59 balls, missing the Orange Cap by 2 runs, to power CSK to 192-3 in 20 overs. Moeen Ali (37*) and Robin Uthappa (31) played handy cameos.

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  • Sat, 16 Oct 2021 12:01 AM


    Dear viewers, thank you so much for joining us tonight and throughout IPL 2021. Our entire, consisting of Shivansh, Aditya, Aritra, Karan, Aakash, and Yash, had a great time bringing you the live action through the live blogs throughout IPL 2021. We hope you enjoyed the coverage as well.

    This is all we have for from you this season. Yes, we will be back for the next edition but there is a lot that is going to happen before that. 

    And we begin with the ICC Men's T20 World Cup. 

    So, see you there. Until then, it's goodbye! CIAO!

    Once again, congratulations to CSK

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:53 PM

    Bravo and Jadeja speak next

    Belief in the squad from management, owners. After last season was really disappointed. Owed it to the franchise, the fans to come up with a better performance. Don't get nervous (coming into a final). Have had good performance in different phases of the tournament. Faf and Ruturaj standout for us. To have these two guys scoring over 500 runs together. Experience beats youth anyday. Going to change the name from Mr. Champion to Sir Champion (Jadeja standing next to him). *breaks into song along with Jadeja*

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:45 PM

    Josh Hazlewood speaks to the broadcasters

    "Fantastic. All the pictures on the wall of CSK. Full credit to the guys. Saved the best for last. Learning heaps. Such a senior team here, especially the bowling group. DJ been so helpful all the time. Little bit of downtime over the next week or so and then jump straight into the World Cup. Perfect preparation.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:41 PM

    CSK vs KKR Live: Ruturaj Gaikwad speaks after the match

    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.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:41 PM

    IPL 2021: Moeen Ali speaks after the win

    "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 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."

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:38 PM


    CSK endured their worst season ever last year as they failed to qualify for the Playoffs for the first time in the history.

    TODAY, IN 2021 ON THE SAME LAND OF UAE, they cruise to their 4th IPL title.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:31 PM

    IPL 2021 Live Score: CHENNAI SUPE KINGS WIN IPL 2021


    Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs to lift their 4th IPL title

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:26 PM

    IPL 2021 Final Live Cricket Score: 20th over

    Right then! CSK are 6 balls away from their 4th title. 

    19.1 — DOT BALL

    19.2 — 1 RUN

    19.3 — 1 RUN

    19.4 — DOT

    19.5 — OUT! Mavi's 13-ball cameo is ended by Bravo on 20. A slower ball into the slot. Mavi goes big but finds Chahar at deep mid-wicket

    Varun Chakaravarthy is the new man in


  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:18 PM

    IPL 2021 Final: Shardul leaking runs 

    Mavi hit 17 off Bravo. He is now facing Shardul Thakur

    NO-BALL! AND FOUR! What's happening suddenly? A high full-toss above the waist height and Lockie Ferguson does well to pull the ball behind square for 4. MSD is not very happy

    WIDE! There is a fair amount of dew and this time, the knuckleball slips off his hands

    WIDE! What is actually happening? Another wide and Dhoni's isn't amused at all. He just needs to bowl straight and there is a perplexed look on everyone's face.

    SIX! It's a rank half-tracker from Shardul and Lockie muscles it over from long on for 6. 

    KKR are 162/8 in 19 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:14 PM

    Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2021 Live: Late fireworks from Mavi 

    FOUR! Oh, hello! Where did that come from? Too little too late for KKR though. Wide yorker from Bravo, Mavi throws everything's he got it. The ball flies off the edge to third man boundary

    SIX! Well, Shivam Mavi hasn't given up. Another wide yorker from Bravo. Mavi carves the ball over third man for six

    SIX! OH MY MY! DO WE HAVE A LATE TWIST! Mavi can bat. This is a fantastic shot. Bravo now coming from around the wicket, bowls a full toss on Mavi's pads. The pacer flicks it over deep square leg for 6

    He will keep strike

    KKR are 145/8 in 18 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:12 PM


    Last 4 overs, 19 runs and 5 wickets.

    KKR  are 127/8 in 17 overs, need 66 from 18 with 2 wickets in hand

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:09 PM

    IPL 2021 CSK vs KKR Live: Hazlewood strikes, brilliant catch from Chahar

    OUT! A MOMENT OF BRILLIANCE FROM CHAHAR IN THE DEEP. Hazlewood is reintroduced and his short ball rushed Morgan into the pull. Chahar at deep square leg plucks it out of thin air, throws it back up before going over the ropes and then comes back in to complete the catch cleanly.

    KKR are 125-8 in 16.3 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:05 PM

    IPL 2021 Live Score: 7th wicket down

    OUT! Tripathi mistimes his lofted drive and holes out to Moeen Ali at long on. 

    KKR are 125/7 after 16 overs

    Lockie Ferguson is the new man in. KKR need 68 off 24 balls

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:01 PM

    Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2021 Live: KKR running out of luck and wickets

    An unfit, injured Rahul Tripathi, who can't run singles or quick runs, walks out to bat. 

    KKR need 73 to win from 30 balls.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:56 PM


    OUT! And it gets worse for KKR. Dinesh Karthik is caught by off Jadeja. He's gone for 9. 

    OUT! JADEJA GETS ONE MORE AND THIS IS PLUMB! Jadeja fires one into the stumps and Shakib, the new man in, looked to play across the line. He's gone for a golden duck. 

    This is almost over for KKR now. 

    After 15 overs, they are 120-6. They need 73 to win from 30 balls.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:49 PM

    IPL 2021 CSK vs KKR Live: The equation now

    SIX! First ball for DK and pulls it behind square for 6. What a start!

    KKR are 117/4 after 14 overs, need 76 runs in 36 balls

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:45 PM


    FOUR! FIFTY UP FOR SHUBMAN GILL! He's played a really matured innings today. Brings it up in 40 balls. Gets there with a boundary through cover off Jadeja. 

    KKR are 108-3 after 13 overs.

    OUT! A disastrous way to get out for SHubman Gill. He goes for a ramp shot, something he barely does and is out plumb LBW. Doesn't even think of reviewing it. KKR are in trouble now

    Dinesh Karthik is the new man in

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:38 PM

    IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score: OUT! TROUBLE FOR KOLKATA

    3 wickets in 2 overs and CSK are right back in this game. Short from Hazelwood. Narine pulls the ball flat but finds the deep mid-wicket fielder on the full. Jadeja does well to stay inside the field of play.

    He's gone for 2. Eoin Morgan is the new man in.

    KKR are 97/3 after 11.3 overs

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:32 PM


    OUT! GOLDEN DUCK! A soft dismissal in the end. 

    Thakur strikes again as Rana chips it to mid-on. 

    KKR are 93/2 after 11 overs. 

    Need 100 from 54 balls. Sunil Narine walks in next

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:29 PM


    OUT! THIS TIME, THE CATCH WILL COUNT! Thakur's delivery is sliced high in the air. Jadeja does well to collect a tough catch in the deep. He's gone for 50. 

    KKR are 91/1 after 10.4 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:25 PM


    KKR are 88/0 after 10 overs, need 105 from 60 balls. 

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:25 PM

    IPL 2021 CSK vs KKR Live: Luck for Gill, 4,4 

    SIX! Once again, Venkatesh Iyer tonks on into the stands and he is closing in on another 50.

    FIFTY! He picks a single to get his 4th IPL 50. What a start this has been!

    OUT! SCRATCH THAT! This rarely happens and today, in an IPL final, it has. Gill goes long and high. SKies the ball and is eventually caught by Rayudu. The replay showed that the ball came off the spider-cam's wire and hence, IT'S A DOT BALL!

    FOUR! A reverser sweep over backward point for 4. Rubbing salt into the wound.

    FOUR! Is this KKR's night? so much luck and the KKR openers are making every lease of life count. He swats the ball off the front foot for 4.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:18 PM

    Bravo restricts runflow

    Another tight over from Bravo, giving away just 4. 

    KKR are 72/0 after 9 overs, need 121 to win from 66 balls.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:11 PM

    Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2021 Live: Jadeja comes on

    And there comes our spinner, just at the right time. With the field spread, it will be interesting to see how the KKR turks bat

    SIX! There's our answer. Iyer has said I will just hit them into the stand. Tossed up for juicy half-volley. Into the slot. Iyer gets down on one knee and strikes the ball over long on for six. 

    KKR are 68/0 after 8 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:09 PM

    IPL 2021 CSK vs KKR Live: The equation

    Kolkata Knight Riders need 134 runs in 78 balls

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:07 PM

    Early damage control?

    Surprisingly, Dwayne Bravo has been introduced. Usually, Dhoni would bring on a spinner and Bravo usually comes on in the second half of the innings. 

    He begins well. Gives away just 4 runs. 

    KKR are 59/0 after 7 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:00 PM


    FOUR! FIFTY-RUN STAND! This is pure class from Gill. My goodness. That is a shot and a half. Deepak Chahar is back for third over. Gill skips forward, makes room, and creams the ball through cover for 4. 

    Dhoni is now standing up the stumps to Chahar for Gill. 

    KKR are 55/0 after 6 overs


  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 09:57 PM

    IPL 2021 Final Live Cricket Score: MORE LUCK AND 4s for V Iyer

    FOUR! Luck certainly favouring Venky Iyer and KKR. A skiddy bouncer from Shardul Thakur. The ball balloons off Iyer's top-edge and Dhoni manages to get a fingertip but the ball has enough legs to run down to the boundary.

    FOUR! POOR END TO THE OVER! Short and angling way down leg. Iyer helps the ball past the short fine leg fielder for 4.

    KKR are 47/0 after 5 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 09:48 PM

    CSK vs KKR: Boundaries keep on coming

    FOUR! JUST SHORT AND 4. Gill charges down the track and flat-bats the ball towards mid-off. Shardul Thakur puts in a forward dive but the ball skips past him for 4. 

    FOUR! Width on offer and Venky Iyer isn't going to miss out. Fnds four past point.

    KKR are 36/0 after 4 overs


  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 09:45 PM

    Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2021 Live: Iyer makes merry

    FOUR! JUST THE ELEGANCE IN HIS BATTING is so good to watch. From over the stumps, Chahar goes short of length, angling the ball away from the southpaw. On the up, Iyer drives the ball past point for 4. 

    FOUR! THIS TIME, HE CREAMS THE COVER DRIVE off the overpitched delivery. 

    What are you thinking if you are MSD right now. Still thinking about the drop catch?

    KKR are 24/0 after 3 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 09:41 PM

    Josh Hazlewood sharing the new ball- DHONI DROPS IYER

    DROP! Oh, it's MSD of all people. Josh Hazlewood, who is known for bowling the hard length early on, draws an edge from V Iyer. Dhoni jumps to his left but the ball suddenly dies down on the way and hence, Dhoni was unable to collect it.

    SIX! OH! ADDING SOME SALT TO THE WOUNDS! Iyer swivels off the back foot and just guides the ball over the long leg ropes.

    9 off it. KKR are 15/0 after 2 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 09:35 PM

    CSK vs KKR Live Score: Shubman Gill wasting no time

    FOUR! The required run-rate is close to 10 an over and hence, KKR openers have to begin on a high. Short and straight from Deepak Chahar, Gill charges down the track and pulls the ball through deep mid-wicket for 4.

    KKR are 6/0 after 1 over.


  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 09:33 PM


    There was a drone show before the start of the second innings to remind everyone to wear a mask, stay safe and take IPL 2021 closer to the end

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 09:30 PM

    Welcome back

    Right, then! 193 needed from 120 balls. 
    Here we go!

    KKR openers Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill walk out to bat. 

    Dhoni leads his team out

    Deepak Chahar to open the attack

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 09:21 PM

    CSK vs KKR Live Score: Top peformers

    CSK: Du Plessis (86 off 59), Mo Ali (37 off 20)

    KKR: Narine (2/26 in 4 overs)

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 09:20 PM

    CSK vs KKR Live Match: KKR need 193 in 120 balls

    Well, well, well! So far, this match has closely followed the script of the 2012 final, which was also between the two teams. back then, KKR chased down 190+ to lift the trophy?

    Can they do it again at 9.65 runs per over?

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 09:16 PM

    IPL 2021 Final Live Cricket Score: CSK Post 192-3 in 20 overs


    It is confirmed. Ruturaj Gaikwad wins the ‘Orange Cap’ by 2 runs! 

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 09:11 PM

    IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score: 20TH OVER

    Shivam Mavi to bowl the final over. Can they get 15?

    19.1 — 1 run to cow corner for Moeen Ali

    19.2 — 2 runs to deep square leg for Du Plessis.

    5 runs to Orange Cap, Faf

    19.3 — 1 Run to Faf

    19.4 - 1 Run to long-off to Moeen Ali.

    What an excellent last over from Mavi so far!

    19.5 - 2 runs to long off

    2 runs to tie for Orange Cap. If he does, he will get it courtesy of a better strike rate

    19.6 — OUT! THIS IS THE ANTI-CLIMAX NO ONE WAS READY FOR. Into the slot and he hits it directly to Venkatesh Iyer at long on. 

    He is gone for 86 off 59. What a knock in the final, Faf!

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 09:07 PM


    50-run stand between the two off just 29 balls

    FOUR! 50-RUN STAND! OH, BOY! There is no solace for any KKR bowler. Short from Varun Chakaravarthy and Moeen short-arm jabs the ball through deep mid-wicket for 4.

    SIX! A proper half-tracker this from Varun and Moeen Ali creams the ball into the sight-screen. 

    19 gone. CSK ARE 185/ 2 AFTER 19 OVERS.


  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 09:02 PM

    CSK vs KKR Live Score: Another eventful over, 2 more to go

    MISFIELD ON ONE END BUT A BRILLIANT DIVING EFFORT IN THE OTHER. On the first ball of the over, Morgan failed to collect a regulation ball to concede 1.

    On the second ball, Nagarkoti, the substitute fielder for Tripathi, covered quick ground down the fine leg, he dives and saves two. He was parallel to the ground. What an effort.

    FOUR! That's a free-hit without it being a free-hit. Full and wide from Ferguson. Moeen Ali tonks the ball over cover for 4. No one in the deep saving the four there 

    SIX! WHAT A SHOT, FAF! TAKE A BOW! Full and wide again from Ferguson. A slower ball into the slot was begging to be hit. Faf goes inside out on one knee and he hits six!

    FOUR! 19 OFF IT! A HUGE, HUGE OVER! Du Plessis stays put, swivels and creams the ball over deep mid-wicket for 4.

    CSK are 172/2 after 18 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 08:54 PM

    IPL 2021: Shivam Mavi to bowl the 17th

    SIX! THAT WAS ASKING TO BE HIT AND IT INDEED WAS! Mavi begins his second spell with a slower ball pitched halfway down the pitch. Moeen Ali, who was 3 off 6, went to 9 off 7 by dispatching the ball into the stand over deep mid-wicket.

    SIX! He began the over with a six and he ends with a six. 150 COMES UP! 14 OFF IT!

    CSK are 153/2 after 17 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 08:48 PM


    FOUR! Faf welcome Ferguson with a four! A slower delivery from Lockie. it's short and outside wide. The ball flies off the outside edge and past the short third man fielder for four!

    CSK are 139/2 after 16 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 08:43 PM

    IPL 2021 Live Score: Venkatesh Iyer introduced into the attack

    A tricky, skiddy bowler in Venkatesh Iyer is introduced into the attack. 

    Can he do V Iyer with the ball?

    CSK are 131-2 after 15 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 08:37 PM

    CSK vs KKR: SIX AND OUT! Once again, it's Narine

    SIX! Oh, Robbie! What a time to peak! What a time! This man looks as good as any when he is timing the ball well. Short from Narine. Uthappa stays put and lofts the ball over long on for 6.

    HOW'S THAT? OUT! UTHAPPA REVIEWS! Uthappa fails to get any bat on the reverse sweep. The ball strikes his front pad in all honesty, he looks out! 

    No edge and the replay shows the ball was going to hit the stumps! 

    He is gone for a quickfire 15-ball 31. He has done his job.

    Narine strikes again.

    CSK are 124/2 after 13.3 overs.

    Moeen Ali is the new man in

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 08:30 PM

    50-run stand in no time 

    SIX! FIFTY-RUN STAND BETWEEN THE TWO! AND IT'S COME OFF JUST 26 BALLS. Down on one knee, Uthappa clobbers, absolutely clobbers, the ball over long on for 6. 

    CSK are 116/1 after 13 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 08:28 PM

    IPL 2021 60th Match CSK vs KKR: 100 for up CSK

    7 off the Sunil Narine over. 

    CSK are 104/1 after 12 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 08:25 PM

    Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2021 Live: 50 for Faf du Plessis

    SIX! FIFTY! Into the slot from Lockie Ferguson! Faf clears the front leg and smacks the ball over long off for six.

    CSK are 97/1 after 11 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 08:22 PM

    IPL 2021 CSK vs KKR Live: Faf du Plessis takes Ferguson for aplenty

    FOUR! Short and straight from Lockie. It sits up nicely for Faf, at waist height, and du Plessis pulls it comfortably for 4

    FOUR! Back of a length delivery from Lockie. Faf, off the back foot, slaps it through extra cover for 4. That is some shot! That was 147 KPH

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 08:18 PM

    HALFWAY STAGE! Shakib hit for two sixes

    SIX! Full and straight from Shakib. Du Plessis goes inside out over deep cover for six. He is now settled and that is bad news for KKR

    SIX! This time. It's Robin Uthappa. Short and wide from Shakib. Robin stays put, out comes his front foot and he slaps it over deep mid-wicket for 6. WOW!

    CSK are 80/1 after 10 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 08:17 PM


    OUT! It's that man, Sunil Narine. He dismisses Gaikwad on 32 to break the dangerous opening stand. Ruturaj charges down the track and looks to hoick the ball over long on. But he fails to clear the boundary and is caught by Shivam Mavi.

    CSK are 61/1 after 8.1 overs.

    Robin Uthappa is the new man in

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 08:08 PM

    IPL 2021 Final: Another fine over from Varun

    The field spreads and Varun Chakaravarthy dries up the boundaries; this has been KKR's ploy this leg and it continues to work wonders. 

    5 off it! CSK are 61/0 after 8 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 08:04 PM

    CSK vs KKR Live Score: Tripathi limps off

    Rahul Tripathi, while fielding during Narine's over, was taken to the sideline after he was seen in some pain. It was probably something to do with his hamstring! Not sure if he will take any further part in this game. Huge blow to KKR if he doesn't

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 08:03 PM

    Narine starts with a tidy over

    6 off Narine's over. CSK are 56/0 after 7 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:59 PM

    IPL 2021 Final: Varun Chakaravarthy to bowl the final Powerplay over

    NO-BALL! FREE-HIT AND FOUR! Until the 4th ball, Varun had only conceded 2 runs. And Faf made it 6 off 5 as he thumped Varun off the backfoot by tonking the ball over his head. 

    FIFTY-RUN STAND! A single off the final brings up yet another 50-run opening stand between the two.

    CSK are 50/0 after 6 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:54 PM

    IPL 2021 Final Live Cricket Score: Chennai on top

    FOUR! Short from Mavi and Faf lifts the ball over mid-on for 4.

    CSK are 42/0 after 5 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:52 PM


    ORANGE CAP IS NOW WITH GAIKWAD! He pinches a single to short third man off Mavi and with that, he overtakes KL Rahul (626) as the highest run-getter of this season

    STAT ATTACK: Only once in 13 seasons has the “Orange Cap” winner gone on to win the IPL title with his team; that was Robin Uthappa with KKR in 2014. Can Gaikwad and CSK make it 2/14?

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:49 PM

    Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2021 Live: Ferguson introduced

    FOUR! When you are on song, cricket seems like an easy game! And at the moment, it is very true for Gaikwad. Charges down to Lockie Ferguson, who is bowling his first over, makes room and stretches wide to carve the ball through backward point for 4.

    FOUR! CAN'T GIVE FAF ROOM THERE! Gorgeous cover drive from Faf! Half volley from Ferguson and Faf helps himself to 4.

    CSK are 34/0 after 4 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:44 PM

    Missed stumping, 4,4! It's all happening early on

    MISSED STUMPING! Shakib beats Du Plessis with the flight and he was marginally out of his crease. The ball spun into Faf but Dinesh Karthik failed to collect it cleanly

    FOUR! Once again, it's Ruturaj Gaikwad finding the boundary. Tossed up nicely by Shakib, Ruturak just sweeps it through long leg for 4

    FOUR! HE'S NOW FEELING ALRIGHT, IS RUTU! A rank half-tracker from Shakib. He over-corrects himself. Gaikwad hops onto the backfoot and swivel pulls it through deep mid-wicket for 4!

    CSK are 23/0 after 3 overs

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:35 PM

    Shivam Mavi is sharing the new ball

    Shivam Mavi is sharing the new ball with Shakib!

    Misfield from Varun. Gaikwad plays a late cut and the ball runs through Chakaravarthy's legs. Batters run 2!

    JUST MISSES THE EDGE! There is some movement for the pacers here. Mavi beats Gaikwad's outside edge. He went for a drive and the ball nipped away just ever so much and zipped past his blade.

    CSK are 9/0 after 2 overs.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:34 PM

    IPL 2021 Final Live Cricket Score: Gaikwad up and running

    FOUR! After both batters get off the mark with a single, Ruturaj Gaikwad sweeps Shakib Al Hasan through deep backward leg for 4. 
    CSK are 6/0 after 1 over.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:31 PM

    IPL 2021 Final Live: LET'S PLAY

    For the final time this IPL season:

    10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1…. LET'S PLAY!

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:29 PM

    IPL 2021 Live Score: Out come the players and the umpires

    The Two on-field umpires lead out KKR and the CSK openers.

    Ruturaj Gaikwad and Fad du Plessis have walked out to bat.

    Shakib Al Hasan will open the attack.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:25 PM


    Will it be CSK winning their 4th title or will it be KKR winning a third?

    Finals record (played - won- lost) CSK: 9-3-5 | KKR: 3-2-2

    Let's find out!

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:20 PM

    Watch out for these game-changers, KKR and CSK!

    How much damage will these West Indies' players cause for the opposition team?

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:17 PM

    IPL 2021 Final Live Cricket Score: Are we heading the same way

    All three Playoff matches so far this season have ended in the final over. 

    Are we in for another thriller today? 
    Only time will tell!

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:14 PM

    CSK vs KKR Live Score: Number attack

    5: CSK’s players have played more than 5 IPL finals in their career.( Dhoni, Raina, Jadeja, Rayudu and Bravo).

    • 2: Sunil Narine and Shakib Al Hasan are the only players from the current squad who were part of the previous 2 (2012 & 2014) KKR’s final winning XI.

    • 24: runs Ruturaj Gaikwad needs 24 more runs to be the leading run getter in IPL 2021.

    • 200: Ravindra Jadeja will be playing his 200th IPL match, if he takes the field vs KKR.

    • 2: Ravindra Jadeja needs two more wickets to complete 100 IPL wickets for CSK.

    • 100: Faf Du Plessis will be playing his 100th IPL match, if he takes the field vs KKR

    • 1: six Ambati Rayudu needs to complete 150 IPL sixes.

    • 84: runs Ambati Rayudu needs to complete 4000 IPL runs.

    • 5: Dwayne Bravo needs 4 more wickets to become theleading wicket-taker in IPL.

    • 19: runs Dwayne Bravo needs to complete 1000 IPL runs for CSK.

    • 9: runs Eoin Morgan needs to complete 1000 IPL runs for KKR.

    • 3: wickets Shakib Al Hasan needs to complete 50 IPL wickets for KKR.

    • 200: Dinesh Karthik is 8 sixes away from completing 200 sixes across T20s.

    • 200: Dinesh Karthik is 7 catches away from completing 200 catches across T20s.

    • 50: Dinesh Karthik is 9 dismissals as wicketkeeper away from completing 50 dismissals for KKR in IPL.

    • 50: Dinesh Karthik is 10 sixes away from completing 50 sixes for KKR in IPL.

    • 150: Karthik is 3 dismissals away from completing 150 dismissals as a wicketkeeper in IPL.

    • 50: Rahul Tripathi is 2 sixes away from completing 50 sixes in IPL.

    • 50: Shubman Gill is 2 sixes away from completing 50 sixes across T20s.

    • 1000: Sunil Narine is 48 runs away from completing 1,000 runs in IPL.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:09 PM

    IPL 2021 CSK vs KKR Live: CSK skipper MS Dhoni at the toss

    "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. 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."

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:08 PM

    KKR skipper Eoin Morgan at the toss

    “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.”

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:07 PM


    As expected, both sides remain unchanged. This is already promising to be a really exciting final. 

    Also, just as the toss host Ian Bishop was getting ready to speak to Dhoni, the crowd in Dubai went berserk and were so loud that Dhoni could not even hear the question. 

    The popularity of this man!

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:04 PM

    IPL 2021 Final Live Cricket Score: Playing XIs

    Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood

    Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy


  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:01 PM

    IPL 2021 Live Score: KKR opt to bowl

    Kolkata Knight Riders win the toss and they are going to bowl first

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:57 PM

    Less than 2 minutes to go for the toss?

    The final coin toss is just 2 minutes away. Who is winning this? And if you were to be the winning captain, would you bat first or bowl?

    So many questions. Answers in just a couple of minutes. 

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:56 PM


    MS Dhoni continues to achieve one milestone after another. He is about to become the first player to captain a side for the 300th time in T20 cricket.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:52 PM

    IPL 2021 Final Live Score: Venkatesh Iyer speaks before the match

    "I am not seeing it as a big game. Looking at it that it is another game which we need to win. I have worked really hard. It feels good to be recognised. I would try to help the team to win today. I feel if I am strong in academics, it makes me take smarter decisions. I have never tried to interchange either professions of mine. The coach and captain have advised me again like before to go out there and enjoy yourself as well as express yourself."

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:48 PM

    IPL 2021 Final Live: Shardul Thakur speaks before the match

    “Sometimes when you're playing back-to-back games there's a rhythm going. But sometimes when you've played 4-5 games together, and then you get a break of 4-5 days, that also can be good - helps in the body to recover. Our team meetings are always around two minutes long - our routines don't change.”

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:45 PM

    CSK vs KKR in IPL 2021 so far

    Chennai 2-0 Kolkata. Advantage “Yellow Army”?

    Match 38 - CSK (172/8) beat KKR (171/6) by 2 wickets

    Match 15- CSK (220/3) beat KKR (202/10) by 18 runs

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:43 PM

    IPL 2021 Final Live Cricket Score: Pitch Report

    "Statistically, chasing looks to be the best bet. The last eight matches at this venue have been won by the chasing team. This pitch hasn't been used since game number one (19 September). Chennai put 156 on the board and they defended it. It looks an absolute belter, runs on the board might be just good enough," 

    - Reckon Simon Doull and Matthew Hayden.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:40 PM

    CSK vs KKR Live Score: Our Chennai Super Kings' Predicted XI

    Our CSK Predicted XI vs KKR: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood, Dwayne Bravo

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:38 PM

    CSK vs KKR: Our Kolkata Knight Riders' Predicted XI

    Our KKR Predicted XI vs CSK: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Andre Russel

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:30 PM

    Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2021 Live: KKR squad

    Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy, Andre Russell, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Vaibhav Arora

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:25 PM

    Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2021 Live: CSK squad

    Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood, Suresh Raina, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Jason Behrendorff, Krishnappa Gowtham, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Harishankar Reddy, Dominic Drakes, Bhagath Varma

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:20 PM

    IPL 2021 Final Live Score: KKR's Form guide

    vs DC: Won by 3 wickets

    vs RCB: Won by 4 wickets

    vs RR: Lost by 7 wickets

    vs SRH: Won by 6 wickets

    vs PBKS: Lost by 5 wickets

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:15 PM

    IPL 2021 Final Live Score: CSK's Form guide

    CSK have won 4 of their last 5 matches

    vs DC: Won by 4 wickets

    vs: PBKS: Lost by 6 wickets

    vs: DC: Lost by 3 wickets

    vs RR: Lost by 7 wickets

    vs SRH: Won by 6 wicekts

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:11 PM

    Highest Successful Run Chases in Dubai

    Chennai Super Kings 181/0 vs Punjab Kings on 04 Oct 2020

    Royal Challengers Bangalore 179/3 vs Rajasthan Royals on 17 Oct 2020

    Chennai Super Kings 173/6 vs Delhi Capitals on 10 Oct 2021


  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:05 PM

    IPL 2021 Live Score: Varun Chakaravarthy vs Dhoni- Watch out for this battle

    • In the last three innings vs KKR, he has been dismissed by Varun Chakravarthy which is joint 3rd most dismissals by bower to dismiss Dhoni in IPL.

    Zaheer Khan – 7 wickets | Pragyan Ojha- 6 wickets |  Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Varun Chakravarthy and Shane Watson- 3 wickets.

    • Out of his 13 dismissals against KKR, 8 times he has been dismissed by a spinner. Dhoni averages 26.38 against KKR spinners which is the lowest among all the active teams.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:00 PM

    Dhoni vs Morgan: Both captains are struggling

    • Both the captains have struggle throughout the season Morgan has 4 ducks which is the most by captain in an IPL season.

    o 10 times he has been dismissed in single-digit scores.

    Morgan has a strike rate of 98.47 and Dhoni has a strike rate of 106.54 which is 2nd lowest and 5th lowest by a skipper in an IPL season with 10 innings batted.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 05:55 PM

    IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score: Top performances by KKR vs CSK

    Highest Total Chased- 191 On May 27, 2012

    Lowest Total Defended- 167 On Oct 07, 2020

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 05:50 PM

    IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score: Top performances by CSK vs KKR

    Highest Total Chased- 203 On Apr 10, 2018

    Lowest Total Defended- 134 On Apr 28, 2015

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 05:45 PM

    IPL 2021 Final CSK vs KKR: Kolkata bowlers have put on a show in the UAE leg

    Along with the batting, KKR bowlers have risen to the occasion in the 2nd half of the IPL 2021.

    In UAE KKR bowlers have picked 59 wickets in 9 matches so far which is 7 wickets per innings whereas in India earlier they pick 5 wickets per innings.

    As a result, if we look at the bowling unit in this season so far, KKR’s bowlers have an economy rate of 7.48 and an average of 23.90 which is the best among all the teams.

    Since 2014 Kolkata Knight Rider has played 6 matches at Dubai and has won thrice and three ended in losing cause.

    KKR bowling unit has an economy rate of 7.39 which is the best among all the teams in this venue.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 05:40 PM

    Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2021 Live: CSK Openers hold key

    CSK’s opening pair of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis has given them starts and the top and as a pair has scored 695 runs in 15 innings, which is the 4th most by an opening pair in an IPL season.

    Faf and Ruturaj have opened the innings twice against Kolkata and scored 189 runs in two innings.

    o 74 at Abu Dhabi, 2021

    o 115 at Mumbai, 2021.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 05:35 PM

    IPL 2021 Final: All bow down to the king of IPL finals, MS Dhoni

    MS Dhoni will be playing his 10th IPL final, Most IPL finals by a player:

    o MS Dhoni-9 (8 with CSK and 1 with RPSG)

    o Suresh Raina- 8 

    o Dwayne Bravo, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, A Rayudu, K Pollard and Rohit Sharma- 6

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 05:30 PM

    IPL 2021 Final Live Cricket Score: So, the big question is, bat or bowl first?

    KKR will be playing their 3rd IPL final and have won in both the previous Finals. Both their wins have come in while chasing a target.

    o 5 times team chasing the target has won the Final.

    o 8 times in 13 matches team batting first has won the Final.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 05:25 PM

    CSK vs KKR: Finals and the Trends

    KKR are storming into the Finals with 4 consecutive wins out of which 3 have come while chasing.

    KKR has 9 wins in IPL 2021 out of which 7 have come in successful chases, which is 2nd most wins by a team in chases in IPL 2021.

    In the UAE leg, KKR has won all the 6 matches when they were chasing a target in IPL 2021, which is joint 2nd most by a team in UAE in IPL.

    On the contrary CSK under MS Dhoni’s captaincy haven’t lost a game in chases in UAE since last season, they have a streak of 7 consecutive successful chases

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 05:20 PM

    CSK vs KKR Live Score: Can Morgan stop Dhoni and CSK's encore?

    Kolkata will be playing their 3rd IPL final, having both their previous 2. Interestingly, IPL 2021's final will be a repeat of IPL 2021's final. 

    Last time these sides met in the summit clash, KKR emerged victorious and won their maiden title.  

    CSK posted 190/3 in 20 overs and in response, KKR chased it down in 19.4 overs with 5 wickets to spare


  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 05:15 PM

    CSK vs KKR Live Match: It's MS Dhoni vs Eoin Morgan 

    There is so much in common between the two captains. Both Dhoni and Morgan have captained a World Cup-winning side and both skippers are known for their big-hitting abilities. But Dhoni has the experience of winning an IPL title, that too thrice. So, advantage CSK and MS?

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 05:10 PM

    IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score: Venue Insights - Dubai (Pt 1)

    Best Bowling Figures:

    5/32 By Arshdeep Singh (Punjab Kings) Against Rajasthan

    Royals In 2021.

    Highest Partnership:

    181 By Shane Watson And Faf Du Plessis (Chennai Super

    Kings) For 1st Wicket Against Punjab Kings In 2020.

    Win Rate Batting First:

    10% (1 Won; 9 Lost)

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 05:05 PM

    IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score: Venue Insights - Dubai (Pt 1)

    Highest Team Total:

    219/2 By Sunrisers Hyderabad Against Delhi Capitals In 2020.

    Lowest Team Total:

    109/10 By Royal Challengers Bangalore Against Punjab Kings

    In 2020.

    Highest Individual Score:

    132 By KL Rahul (Punjab Kings) Against Royal Challengers

    Bangalore In 2020.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 05:00 PM

    IPL 2021: How did Chennai and Kolkata fare earlier in the playoffs?

    Chennai Super Kings -Qualifier 1- Beat Delhi Capitals by 4 wickets

    Kolkata Knight Riders:

    - Eliminator- Beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 wickets

    -Qualifier 2 - Beat Delhi Capitals by three wickets


  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 04:55 PM

    IPL 2021 Final: Will be CSK's 4th or KKR's 3rd?

    The IPL 2021 will be a battle between former champions. Today, we will find out whether Chennai will lift the title for the 4th time. If KKR win, it will be their 3rd title. Who have you got?

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 04:50 PM

     CSK vs KKR: Head-to-Head contests

    Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have faced each other 24 times in the IPL and CSK lead the overall head-to-head battle 16-8. If KKR are to win the title, they have no choice but to make it 16-9.

  • Fri, 15 Oct 2021 04:45 PM

    CSK vs KKR Live Score, IPL 2021 Final:

    Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the Final of IPL 2021 between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders being played at the Dubai International Stadium in the UAE. For MS Dhoni's CSK, it's about winning a fourth Indian Premier League title. On the other hand for the Eoin Morgan-led KKR, it is about lifting that glittering trophy for the third time. Both skippers know what a thing or two about leading their troops to a big title, ICC World Cup to be exact, and that is what makes this summit clash all the more mouth-watering. So, all my lovely viewers, fasten your seat belts, grab your snacks and beverages, sit back and relax! This is as big as it gets! This is the final showdown!

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