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MS Dhoni lifts the fourth IPL trophy for Chennai Super Kings:- The IPL 2021 came to an end and the final battle took place last night between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). In a thrilling battle, Chennai Super Kings emerged as the winners and MS Dhoni lifted the fourth IPL trophy for the team. CSK returned back after a two-year exile in 2017. CSK dominated the match in style and this would be probably the last season for MS Dhoni for IPL though he would mentor the team in the coming years. The match took place in Dubai International Stadium last night. KKR won the toss and they elected to bowl first. CSK batsmen have been outstanding with the bat and registered 192/3 in their 20 overs.
Faf du Plessis (86), Moeen Ali (37 not out) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (32) are the top scorers for the side. Sunil Narine (2/26), Shivam Mavi (1/32) have been decent with the ball among the bowlers of KKR. Chasing a tough target of 193, KKR could not stand tall. They were restricted to 165/9 in their 20 overs. Shubman Gill (51), Venkatesh Iyer (50) and Shivam Mavi (20) are the top scorers for the side. Shardul Thakur (3/38), Josh Hazlewood (2/29) and Ravindra Jadeja (2/37) have been brilliant with the ball for CSK. Faf du Plessis has been named as the Player of the Match and Harshal Patel is named as the Player of the Tournament for IPL 2021. CSK captain MS Dhoni has been lauded widely by his fans and cricket lovers for the remarkable performance of CSK in IPL 2021.