CSK vs KKR Live – IPL 2021 Final: One of the most successful franchises in the history of IPL, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will be playing their 9th IPL final on Friday in Dubai. They face a tough opponent – Kolkata Knight Riders who have a 100 percent winning record in an IPL final and have also defeated them once in the 2012 edition. With just 37.5 winning percentage, can MS Dhoni and Co. lay their hands for the fourth time on the trophy? For more IPL 2021 Live Updates, follow us at InsideSport.in
CSK vs KKR Live – IPL 2021 Final: With just 37.5 winning percentage an IPL final, can MS Dhoni & co win their 4th IPL trophy?
Chennai Super Kings in IPL final: Chennai Super Kings have been one of the most dominant sides in the IPL since its inception in 2008. Barring just one season, the MS Dhoni-led side has managed to reach each of the IPL playoffs to date. While the WhistlePodu Army has won three IPL titles, it has reached the final a record nine times. Also, CSK was the first franchise to win back-to-back IPL titles in 2010 and 2011. So, let’s have a look at their final journey so far –
Championship wins: 3 (2010, 2011, 2018)
Playoff years: 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2019
IPL 2008 Final – CSK vs RR – RR won by 3 wickets
Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals featured in the inaugural final of the league which MS Dhoni-led side lost the game by 3 wickets off the final delivery of the match.
IPL 2010 Final – CSK vs MI – CSK won by 22 runs
Chennai Super Kings lifted their first-ever IPL trophy in the 2010 edition after securing 22 runs win over Mumbai Indians.
2011 – CSK vs RCB – CSK won by 58 runs
In 2011, CSK became the first team to win back-to-back IPL finals by securing 58 runs win over RCB in the final. MS Dhoni-led outfit also won all its home games and became the first team in IPL to achieve the feat.
2012 – CSK vs KKR – KKR won by 5 wickets
In 2012, Chennai Super Kings suffered 5 wickets defeat by Gautam Gambhir led Kolkata Knight Riders who lifted their first-ever IPL title.
2013 – CSK vs MI – MI won by 23 runs
In 2013, MS Dhoni-led side failed to win their third title as they suffered 23 runs defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians who won their first-ever IPL title.
2015 – CSK vs MI – MI beat CSK by 41 runs
In 2015, MI once again denied CSK their third title and went on to win their second IPL trophy by defeating CSK 41 runs.
2018 – CSK vs SRH – CSK won by 8 wickets
In 2018, CSK finally managed its third IPL title win. Returning after two years suspension, CSK was dominant throughout the season and registered 8 wickets win over SRH.
2019 – CSK vs MI – MI won by 1 run
In 2019, CSK was on the verge of writing the history of winning two back-to-back titles but Mumbai Indians denied them of this feat by just a narrow 1 run win.
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