After being put in to bat first, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis continued their brilliant form with the latter batting through the innings, scoring 86 runs off 59 balls. Quickfire thirties from Robin Uthappa and Moeen Ali helped CSK to 192.
KKR got off to a brisk start with Venkatesh Iyer’s blazing half-century. Then the CSK bowlers turned the game on its head. Shardul Thakur struck with two wickets in an over followed by another wicket for Josh Hazlewood. The slide continued as Ravindra Jadeja dented KKR’s middle-order with two wickets. KKR slipped from 91/0 to 125/8 and there was no coming back for them after that.
As the season came to an end, prizes galore for the players who sparkled.
IPL 2021: List Of All Prize Winners
Winners – Chennai Super Kings
Runners Up – Kolkata Knight Riders
Vivo Perfect Catch Of The Match IPL 2021 Final – Ravindra Jadeja
Safari Super Striker Of The Match IPL 2021 Final – Robin Uthappa (31 runs off 15 balls at strike rate of 206)
Dream 11 Game Changer Of The Match IPL 2021 Final – Faf du Plessis
Unacademy Let’s Crack It Sixes Of The Match IPL 2021 Final – Venkatesh Iyer
Cred Power Player Of The Match IPL 2021 Final – Venkatesh Iyer (50 off 32 balls)
Upstox Most Valuable Asset Of The Match IPL 2021 Final – Faf du Plessis
Man of the Match In The Final – Faf du Plessis (86 runs off 59 balls)
Emerging Player Of The Season – Ruturaj Gaikwad (635 runs at an average of 45.35)
Paytm Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals
Vivo Perfect Catch Of The Season – Ravi Bishnoi
Safari Super Striker Of The Season – Shimron Hetmyer (Season strike rate of 168)
Dream 11 Game Changer Of The Season – Harshal Patel
Unacademy Let’s Crack It Sixes Of The Season – KL Rahul (30 sixes)
Cred Power Player Of The Season – Venkatesh Iyer (370 runs at an average of 41.11)
Orange Cap – Ruturaj Gaikwad (635 runs at an average of 45.35 and a strike rate of 136. The CSK opener notched up four half-centuries and a century)
Purple Cap – Harshal Patel ( 32 wickets at a bowling average of 14.34, including a five-wicket haul versus Mumbai)
Upstox Most Valuable Player Of The Season – Harshal Patel