Chennai Super Kings have once again clinched the IPL title. Chennai clinched the IPL trophy for the fourth time by defeating Kolkata Knight Riders. CSK did not even reach the playoffs in the last IPL and is now the champion.
The final between Chennai and Kolkata was very exciting. Kolkata won the toss and elected to bowl first. Chennai lost the toss and elected to bat first.
Batting for Chennai, Du Plessis scored 86 off 59 balls, including seven fours and three sixes, before being bowled out for the last ball of the innings in the third over. Rituraj Gaikwad (32 off 27 balls) shared 61 for the first wicket, Robin Uthappa 63 for the second wicket and Moin Ali 68 for the third wicket.
On the other hand, chasing a target of 193, Kolkata’s Shubman Gill scored 51 off 43 balls. Apart from that, Venkatesh Aiyar gave a solid start by adding 91 runs for the first wicket, but then Kolkata lost eight wickets for 34 runs.
Apart from the two openers, only Shivam Mavi (20) and Loki Ferguson (18) were unbeaten in the lower order. These were the two players who reached double digits, which only reduced the margin of defeat. Shardul got Chennai out of the match and dismissed Aiyar. Shardul Thakur took two wickets in one over. After Venkatesh Aiyar, Shardul made Nitish Rana walk.
Apart from Shardul, Ravindra Jadeja also showed his prowess in this match and Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets in his 4 overs. He also took two brilliant catches and as soon as he saw Chennai out of the match.
This is the fourth title for the Chennai Super Kings. Apart from the year 2021, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s team had won the title in 2010, 2011 and 2018. The title is also special for Chennai as they did not qualify for the playoffs in the last IPL, but Dhoni’s team made a great comeback and this time clinched the title.