The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) ended on Friday with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) clinching their fourth winning title in the UAE by defeating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 27 runs.
From not making it to the playoffs in IPL 2021 to lifting the title the next year, CSK turned their fortunes around once again under MS Dhoni with consistent performances throughout the duration of the 14th edition.
In the final, CSK posted 192 for 3 on the board and then restricted KKR to 165 for 9 to win their third match in succession against the two-time champions.
Plessis anchoring their innings with 86 off 59 balls. Ruturaj Gaikwad made 32, while Robin Uthappa (31) and Moeen Ali (37 not out) chipped in with useful cameos.
Kolkata, led by England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan, got off to a flying start with a 91-run stand between openers Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer before wheels came off their innings and they finished on 165-9.
Morgan made four and only four Kolkata batsmen managed double-digit scores. Shardul Thakur returned 3-38, while Ravindra Jadeja claimed 2-37 and took two stunning catches to hurt Kolkata.