Chennai Super Kings won the last ball of the first match against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021 today. However, openers Ruturaj Gaikwad (40) and Faf du Plessis (43) gave CSK a good start as they reached the target of 172 runs. Gaikwad excelled with Moin Ali (32) after his dismissal. The team lost a series of wickets at a time when Chennai expected to win easily. In the last two overs, Chennai needed 26 runs to win while Jadeja scored 22 runs with two sixes and four fours. Sam Curran then bowled Narine for the first ball of the last 6 balls, which required 4 runs to win. It was the second ball dot of the series and Shardul Thakur scored three off the third ball. One of the last three balls needed to be run, but one ball was dotted and Jadeja was out for another ball. With that, Chennai will need only one run for the last ball. Then Deepak Chahar came to bat and scored that one run to give the team the victory.
KKR openers Gill (9), Venkatesh Iyer (18) and skipper Ion Morgan (8), who won the toss and elected to bowl, also reached the pavilion quickly. But then Rahul Tripathi (45) and Nitish Rana (37) and Dinesh Karthik (27) put on 171 for the loss of six wickets in the allotted 20 overs.