Faf du Plessis is the Player of the Match
Dwayne Bravo: Belief in the squad from management, owners. After last season was really disappointed. Owed it to the franchise, the fans to come up with a better performance. Don't get nervous (coming into a final). Have had good performance in different phases of the tournament. Faf and Ruturaj standout for us. To have these two guys scoring over 500 runs together. Experience beats youth anyday. Going to change the name from Mr. Champion to Sir Champion (Jadeja standing next to him). *breaks into song along with Jadeja.
Robin Uthappa: Extremely grateful, feels amazing to be part of this side, especially how last year went for us. It was a very lean season for us last year and so it was important for us to come back and play as well as we could and really grateful that we have been able to. I just want to come in and contribute to the team's success, today we had a good start and it was important for us to take advantage and we had a set batsman (Faf) at the other end and I took it on and got a few shots. They create very secure environment within the group and there's lot of clarity and communication within the support staff and the players and that really helps in building a secure group. I believe it's your players who are not playing in the eleven that really create the atmosphere within the group and they make sure that they look after the players who are not playing in the eleven and I think that's one of the biggest takeaways of our success in IPL.
Ravindra Jadeja: Feeling amazing. We have been working hard and reached the final finally and won. That catch went very high and Moeen was looking at me, so I realized I had to go for that catch. The momentum changed after that and we bowled really well.
Josh Hazlewood: Fantastic. All the pictures on the wall of CSK. Full credit to the guys. Saved the best for last. Learning heaps. Such a senior team here, especially the bowling group. DJ been so helpful all the time. Little bit of downtime over the next week or so and then jump straight into the World Cup. Perfect preparation.
Ruturaj Gaikwad: It is top of the moon feeling to win the orange cap and win the IPL. It is very very satisfying to win the IPL. It feels great. We didn't have a great season. Coming here, everyone believed and we are here. When you are performing well, you are confident on your lesser risk shots. You need to make sure you are there till the end.
Moeen Ali: Can't describe how I'm feeling. To do it with this franchise is great. He's got no weakness (on Gaikwad who's standing next to him). He's so calm. Has got every shot. Hopefully in the future will play for India. So calm and so clear in what they want to do. No changes. Could've been dropped a couple of games ago. It's such a grounded and humble team.
Chennai Super Kings won by 27 runs
Over 19.6 Dwayne Bravo bowls a good length delivery to Lockie Ferguson,1 run, gets forward and knocks it down the leg side and picks up just a single.
Over 19.5 Dwayne Bravo bowls a good length delivery to Shivam Mavi, out Caught by Chahar!! Mavi comes forward and pretty decently connected slog to this slower full delivery, but he holes out in the deep.
Over 19.4 Dwayne Bravo bowls a slower one to Shivam Mavi, no run, gets lined up for the reverse paddle, but this slower delivery almost took the leg stump out
Over 19.3 Dwayne Bravo bowls a slower one to Lockie Ferguson,1 run, gets forward and pushes it on the off-side and picks up one more,
Over 19.2 Dwayne Bravo bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to Shivam Mavi,1 run, gives himself some room and dug out to deep point
Over 19.1 Dwayne Bravo bowls a pitched up delivery to Shivam Mavi, no run, moves on the off-side and misses the flick down the leg side.
End of Over 19 (20 runs) Kolkata XI 165/8
Lockie Ferguson 20/10 Shardul Thakur 4.1-0-41-3
Shivam Mavi 19/9
Over 18.6: No runs. Shardul Thakur to Lockie Ferguson,
Over 18.5: Sixer!. Shardul Thakur to Lockie Ferguson,
Over 18.4: Boundary!. Shardul Thakur to Lockie Ferguson,
Over 18.3: No runs. Shardul Thakur to Lockie Ferguson,