IPL 2021
IPL 2021 Final: Watch: MS Dhoni Drops Venkatesh Iyer, Who Punishes CSK With A Six
By Aditya Pratap - Oct 15, 2021 10:05 pm
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Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders are locking horns in the final of the Indian Premier League 2021 in Dubai. CSK are playing in their ninth final and have a fourth title in sight. On the other hand, this is KKR’s third IPL final and they are eyeing a third IPL title.

Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer got lucky against CSK

Eoin Morgan won the toss and kept the trend going as he decided to bowl first. Both teams fielded an unchanged playing XI for the summit clash.

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Batting first, CSK scored 192/3 in 20 overs riding on Faf du Plessis’ splendid knock.

In response, Shubman Gill started the chase with a boundary in the first over of Deepak Chahar. Josh Hazlewood came to bowl the next over and induced an edge of man-in-form Venkatesh Iyer but MS Dhoni spilt the chance. The ball was wobbling and Dhoni couldn’t collect the ball as it grassed.

Venkatesh Iyer added salt to the wounds as he hit Hazlewood for a six on the next ball.

Watch the video here;

Earlier, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis took CSK off to a good start. Gaikwad needed to score 24 runs to claim the orange cap and he did it inside the powerplay. The duo notched up the 50-run partnership in the powerplay as CSK scored 50/0 in six overs. Gaikwad got out after scoring 32 runs and Robin Uthappa walked out to bat at 3.

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He started cutting loose as soon as he came out. Uthappa smashed three sixes in his innings of 31 runs before getting out to Sunil Narine. Meanwhile, Du Plessis scored yet another fifty in the IPL 2021. He found a good partner in Moeen Ali. Both batsmen tore the KKR bowling lineup apart and scored 68 runs in less than 7 overs.

Du Plessis was close to leapfrogging Gaikwad in the orange cap’s list but he got out on the last ball when he needed 2 runs to tie with his opening partner at 635 runs. Du Plessis scored 86 runs in 59 balls where he hit seven fours and three sixes. Moeen Ali remained not out on 37 in 20 balls, which featured two fours and three sixes.