2021 Indian Premier League
Dates9 April – 2 May 2021
19 September – 15 October 2021
Administrator(s)Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
Cricket formatTwenty20
Tournament format(s)Double Round-robin and Playoffs
Host(s)India
United Arab Emirates
ChampionsChennai Super Kings (4th title)
Runners-upKolkata Knight Riders
Participants8
Matches60
Player of the seriesHarshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Most runsRuturaj Gaikwad (Chennai Super Kings) (635)
Most wicketsHarshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore) (32)
Official websitewww.iplt20.com
2020
2022

The 2021 Indian Premier League, also known as IPL 14 or, for sponsorship reasons, Vivo IPL 2021, was the fourteenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), a professional Twenty20 cricket league established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. Mumbai Indians were the two times defending champions, having won both the 2019 and the 2020 seasons. Ahead of the tournament, Kings XI Punjab were renamed as the Punjab Kings.

On 7 March 2021, the BCCI announced the fixtures for the tournament. However, on 4 May, the tournament was suspended indefinitely, after a rise in COVID-19 cases within the bio bubbles of some teams. At the time of the suspension, 31 of the scheduled 60 matches were still left to be played. On 29 May 2021, the BCCI announced that the remaining matches of the tournament would be played in the United Arab Emirates in September and October 2021. The schedule for the remainder of the tournament was released on 25 July 2021.

In the final, Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs to win their fourth IPL title. Ruturaj Gaikwad scored the most runs, while Harshal Patel took the most wickets and also won the Most Valuable Player Award.

Background

Although early reports suggested the addition of two more teams in the season,[1][2] the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced in their 89th AGM that there would not be any additional team for this season; and the inclusion of two new teams would happen only in 2022.[3][4]

On 30 January 2021, the BCCI announced that they were confident to host the tournament in India.[5] They also said that the UAE, which had hosted the previous season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was not being considered as a backup venue.[6] On the day of the auction, the BCCI also confirmed that Vivo had returned as the title sponsor, after it had pulled out of the previous tournament.[7] As of late February, the BCCI was considering to host the tournament in a few shortlisted cities, which included Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Chennai, with Mumbai as an additional option.[8]

On 7 March 2021, the BCCI announced the full schedule for the season.[9] Six venues, including all the five shortlisted venues and the additional option Mumbai were scheduled to host matches. To avoid home advantage, no team was scheduled to play at their home venue. The season was scheduled to start from 9 April, with the final taking place on 30 May at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.[10] The BCCI also confirmed that the tournament would begin behind closed doors, and a call on letting spectators in would be taken at a later stage.[11][12] After the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases in India, Hyderabad was also added as a backup venue, though no matches were played there.[13]

Personnel changes

Main article: List of 2021 Indian Premier League personnel changes

The released players were announced on 20 January 2021. Steve Smith, Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell were the prominent names among the released players. Piyush Chawla, the costliest Indian player at the 2020 auction, was also released.[14]

The players' auction was held on 18 February 2021 in Chennai.[15] Chris Morris was the most expensive player, purchased by the Rajasthan Royals for 16.25 crore (US$2.1 million).[16] The most expensive Indian player sold was Krishnappa Gowtham, who was purchased by the Chennai Super Kings for 9.25 crore (US$1.2 million).[17]

COVID-19 impact

Due to the worsening COVID-19 situation in India, several players, including Liam Livingstone and Adam Zampa, withdrew from the tournament.[18][19] After the Chennai leg of the tournament, Ravichandran Ashwin left the Delhi Capitals bio-bubble to "support [his] family" during the pandemic.[20] On 3 May 2021, the scheduled match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore was postponed after two Kolkata players tested positive for COVID-19.[21] On the same day, three members of the Chennai Super Kings camp – including their bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji and CEO Kasi Viswanathan, tested positive.[22] Later, the entire Delhi Capitals team was put into quarantine.[23] Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad skipped their practice sessions ahead of their match on 4 May.[24] As a result, the BCCI looked at hosting the remaining fixtures of the tournament in Mumbai.[25]

However, on 4 May 2021, the Chennai Super Kings versus Rajasthan Royals match, scheduled for the following day, was also postponed due to the Chennai players being in quarantine.[26] Later the same day, Hyderabad's Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi's Amit Mishra tested positive for the virus.[27][28] On 4 May, the season was suspended indefinitely.[29] On 5 May 2021, Michael Hussey, the batting coach of Chennai, became the first overseas individual to test positive.[30] Later, Tim Seifert and Prasidh Krishna of Kolkata tested positive as well.[31][32]

On 6 May 2021, a group of English counties made an offer to host the remaining matches of the tournament in England in September 2021.[33] But Sourav Ganguly, the president of the BCCI, ruled out the possibility of the tournament being completed in England or India, citing difficulties around quarantine rules.[34] The BCCI were looking to play the remaining matches in September and October 2021,[35][36] a plan that was confirmed on 25 July.[37] It was then announced that the remainder of the tournemant would take place in the UAE.[38] The second half started on 19 September, with the final to be held on 15 October in Dubai.[39] After the relocation to the UAE, the organisers were looking to allow at least 50% capacity of vaccinated audience in the stadium, if permitted by the local government.[40] Four days before the restart, spectators were allowed in, by following COVID-19 protocols.[41]

Venues

India
Delhi Ahmedabad Mumbai Chennai
Arun Jaitley Stadium Narendra Modi Stadium Wankhede Stadium M. A. Chidambaram Stadium
Capacity: 41,000 Capacity: 132,000 Capacity: 33,000 Capacity: 39,000
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Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium Ahmedabad.jpg
Wankhede Stadium Feb2011.jpg
Ma ChidambaramStadium panaroma.jpg

In addition, the Eden Gardens in Kolkata and M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore were also scheduled to host matches, but they were relocated.[42]

United Arab Emirates
Dubai Sharjah Abu Dhabi
Dubai International Cricket Stadium Sharjah Cricket Stadium Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium
Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 16,000 Capacity: 20,000
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Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium-01.jpg

Teams and standings

Points table

Pos Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
1 Delhi Capitals (3rd) 14 10 4 0 20 0.481 Advanced to Qualifier 1
2 Chennai Super Kings (C) 14 9 5 0 18 0.455
3 Royal Challengers Bangalore (4th) 14 9 5 0 18 −0.140 Advanced to the Eliminator
4 Kolkata Knight Riders (R) 14 7 7 0 14 0.587
5 Mumbai Indians 14 7 7 0 14 0.116
6 Punjab Kings 14 6 8 0 12 −0.001
7 Rajasthan Royals 14 5 9 0 10 −0.993
8 Sunrisers Hyderabad 14 3 11 0 6 −0.545
Source: ESPNcricinfo
(C) Champion; (R) Runners-up
The four top-ranked teams qualified for the playoffs.

Match summary

TeamGroup matchesPlayoffs
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Chennai Super Kings02468101012141618181818WW
Delhi Capitals2246881012141616182020LL
Kolkata Knight Riders222224468810101214WWL
Mumbai Indians024446888810101214
Punjab Kings22224466688101012
Rajasthan Royals02224468888101010
Royal Challengers Bangalore24688101010101214161618L
Sunrisers Hyderabad00022222244466
WinLossNo result
  • Note: The total points at the end of each group match are listed.
  • Note: Click on the points (group matches) or W/L (playoffs) to see the match summary.
Visitor team →CSK DC KKR MI PBKS RR RCB SRH
Home team ↓
Chennai Super KingsDelhi
7 wickets
Chennai
2 wickets
Chennai
20 runs
Punjab
6 wickets
Chennai
45 runs
Chennai
69 runs
Chennai
7 wickets
Delhi CapitalsDelhi
3 wickets
Delhi
7 wickets
Delhi
6 wickets
Delhi
6 wickets
Delhi
33 runs
Bangalore
1 run
Delhi
8 wickets
Kolkata Knight RidersChennai
18 runs
Kolkata
3 wickets
Mumbai
10 runs
Punjab
5 wickets
Kolkata
86 runs
Kolkata
9 wickets
Kolkata
6 wickets
Mumbai IndiansMumbai
4 wickets
Delhi
4 wickets
Kolkata
7 wickets
Mumbai
6 wickets
Mumbai
7 wickets
Bangalore
2 wickets
Mumbai
13 runs
Punjab KingsChennai
6 wickets
Delhi
7 wickets
Kolkata
5 wickets
Punjab
9 wickets
Rajasthan
2 runs
Punjab
34 runs
Hyderabad
9 wickets
Rajasthan RoyalsRajasthan
7 wickets
Rajasthan
3 wickets
Rajasthan
6 wickets
Mumbai
8 wickets
Punjab
4 runs
Bangalore
7 wickets
Rajasthan
55 runs
Royal Challengers BangaloreChennai
6 wickets
Bangalore
7 wickets
Bangalore
38 runs
Bangalore
54 runs
Bangalore
6 runs
Bangalore
10 wickets
Hyderabad
4 runs
Sunrisers HyderabadChennai
6 wickets
Delhi
Super Over
Kolkata
10 runs
Mumbai
42 runs
Punjab
5 runs
Hyderabad
7 wickets
Bangalore
6 runs
Home team wonVisitor team won
  • Note: Results listed are according to the home (horizontal) and visitor (vertical) teams.
  • Note: Click on a result to see a summary of the match.

League stage

All times are in Indian Standard Time (UTC+05:30).

The schedule for the league stages was published on the official IPL website on 7 March,[43] and the schedule of the postponed matches to be held in the UAE were released on 25 July.[37]

The final two games of the league stage were played concurrently for the first time in the IPL history, as decided in the IPL Governing Council meeting on 28 September.[44][45]

Matches

India

Match 1
9 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Mumbai Indians
159/9 (20 overs)
v
Chris Lynn 49 (35)
Harshal Patel 5/27 (4 overs)
AB de Villiers 48 (27)
Jasprit Bumrah 2/26 (4 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 2 wickets
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan (Ind) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field.

Match 2
10 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings
188/7 (20 overs)
v
Delhi Capitals
190/3 (18.4 overs)
Suresh Raina 54 (36)
Chris Woakes 2/18 (3 overs)
Shikhar Dhawan 85 (54)
Shardul Thakur 2/53 (3.4 overs)
Delhi Capitals won by 7 wickets
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Virender Sharma (Ind)
Player of the match: Shikhar Dhawan (Delhi Capitals)
  • Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to field.

Match 3
11 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
187/6 (20 overs)
v
Sunrisers Hyderabad
177/5 (20 overs)
Nitish Rana 80 (56)
Rashid Khan 2/24 (4 overs)
Manish Pandey 61* (44)
Prasidh Krishna 2/35 (4 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 10 runs
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan (Ind) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: Nitish Rana (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to field.
  • This was the 100th win in the IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders.[46]

Match 4
12 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Punjab Kings
221/6 (20 overs)
v
Rajasthan Royals
217/7 (20 overs)
KL Rahul 91 (50)
Chetan Sakariya 3/31 (4 overs)
Sanju Samson 119 (63)
Arshdeep Singh 3/35 (4 overs)
Punjab Kings won by 4 runs
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Sundaram Ravi (Ind)
Player of the match: Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field.

Match 5
13 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Mumbai Indians
152 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
142/7 (20 overs)
Suryakumar Yadav 56 (36)
Andre Russell 5/15 (2 overs)
Nitish Rana 57 (47)
Rahul Chahar 4/27 (4 overs)
Mumbai Indians won by 10 runs
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (Ind)
Player of the match: Rahul Chahar (Mumbai Indians)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field.

Match 6
14 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
v
Sunrisers Hyderabad
143/9 (20 overs)
Glenn Maxwell 59 (41)
Jason Holder 3/30 (4 overs)
David Warner 54 (37)
Shahbaz Ahmed 3/7 (2 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 6 runs
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: Ulhas Gandhe (Ind) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: Glenn Maxwell (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to field.

Match 7
15 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Delhi Capitals
147/8 (20 overs)
v
Rajasthan Royals
150/7 (19.4 overs)
Rishabh Pant 51 (32)
Jaydev Unadkat 3/15 (4 overs)
David Miller 62 (43)
Avesh Khan 3/32 (4 overs)
Rajasthan Royals won by 3 wickets
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Sundaram Ravi (Ind) and Virender Sharma (Ind)
Player of the match: Jaydev Unadkat (Rajasthan Royals)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field.

Match 8
16 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Punjab Kings
106/8 (20 overs)
v
Chennai Super Kings
107/4 (15.4 overs)
Shahrukh Khan 47 (36)
Deepak Chahar 4/13 (4 overs)
Moeen Ali 46 (31)
Mohammed Shami 2/21 (4 overs)
Chennai Super Kings won by 6 wickets
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Anil Dandekar (Ind)
Player of the match: Deepak Chahar (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field.

Match 9
17 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Mumbai Indians
150/5 (20 overs)
v
Sunrisers Hyderabad
137 (19.4 overs)
Quinton de Kock 40 (39)
Vijay Shankar 2/19 (3 overs)
Jonny Bairstow 43 (22)
Rahul Chahar 3/19 (4 overs)
Mumbai Indians won by 13 runs
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Krishnamachari Srinivasan (Ind)
Player of the match: Kieron Pollard (Mumbai Indians)
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bat.

Match 10
18 April 2021
15:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
166/8 (20 overs)
Glenn Maxwell 78 (49)
Varun Chakravarthy 2/39 (4 overs)
Andre Russell 31 (20)
Kyle Jamieson 3/41 (3 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 38 runs
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: Nitin Menon (Ind) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (Ind)
Player of the match: AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat.

Match 11
18 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Punjab Kings
195/4 (20 overs)
v
Delhi Capitals
198/4 (18.2 overs)
Mayank Agarwal 69 (36)
Lukman Meriwala 1/32 (3 overs)
Shikhar Dhawan 92 (49)
Jhye Richardson 2/41 (4 overs)
Delhi Capitals won by 6 wickets
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Shikhar Dhawan (Delhi Capitals)
  • Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to field.

Match 12
19 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings
188/9 (20 overs)
v
Rajasthan Royals
143/9 (20 overs)
Faf du Plessis 33 (17)
Chetan Sakariya 3/36 (4 overs)
Jos Buttler 49 (35)
Moeen Ali 3/7 (3 overs)
Chennai Super Kings won by 45 runs
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Paul Reiffel (Aus) and Virender Sharma (Ind)
Player of the match: Moeen Ali (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field.

Match 13
20 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Mumbai Indians
137/9 (20 overs)
v
Delhi Capitals
138/4 (19.1 overs)
Rohit Sharma 44 (30)
Amit Mishra 4/24 (4 overs)
Shikhar Dhawan 45 (42)
Kieron Pollard 1/9 (1.1 overs)
Delhi Capitals won by 6 wickets
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (Ind)
Player of the match: Amit Mishra (Delhi Capitals)
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bat.

Match 14
21 April 2021
15:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Punjab Kings
120 (19.4 overs)
v
Sunrisers Hyderabad
121/1 (18.4 overs)
Shahrukh Khan 22 (17)
Khaleel Ahmed 3/21 (4 overs)
Jonny Bairstow 63* (56)
Fabian Allen 1/22 (4 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 9 wickets
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: Nitin Menon (Ind) and Krishnamachari Srinivasan (Ind)
Player of the match: Jonny Bairstow (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
  • Punjab Kings won the toss and elected to bat.

Match 15
21 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings
220/3 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
202 (19.1 overs)
Faf du Plessis 95* (60)
Andre Russell 1/27 (2 overs)
Pat Cummins 66* (34)
Deepak Chahar 4/29 (4 overs)
Chennai Super Kings won by 18 runs
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Anil Dandekar (Ind) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Faf du Plessis (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field.

Match 16
22 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Rajasthan Royals
177/9 (20 overs)
v
Royal Challengers Bangalore
181/0 (16.3 overs)
Shivam Dube 46 (32)
Mohammed Siraj 3/27 (4 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 10 wickets
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Jayaraman Madanagopal (Ind) and Sundaram Ravi (Ind)
Player of the match: Devdutt Padikkal (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Match 17
23 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Mumbai Indians
131/6 (20 overs)
v
Punjab Kings
132/1 (17.4 overs)
Rohit Sharma 63 (52)
Ravi Bishnoi 2/21 (4 overs)
Mohammed Shami 2/21 (4 overs)
KL Rahul 60* (52)
Rahul Chahar 1/19 (4 overs)
Punjab Kings won by 9 wickets
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: Nitin Menon (Ind) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (Ind)
Player of the match: KL Rahul (Punjab Kings)
  • Punjab Kings won the toss and elected to field.

Match 18
24 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
133/9 (20 overs)
v
Rajasthan Royals
134/4 (18.5 overs)
Rahul Tripathi 36 (26)
Chris Morris 4/23 (4 overs)
Sanju Samson 42* (41)
Varun Chakravarthy 2/32 (4 overs)
Rajasthan Royals won by 6 wickets
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Sundaram Ravi (Ind) and Navdeep Singh (Ind)
Player of the match: Chris Morris (Rajasthan Royals)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field.

Match 19
25 April 2021
15:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings
191/4 (20 overs)
v
Ravindra Jadeja 62* (28)
Harshal Patel 3/51 (4 overs)
Devdutt Padikkal 34 (15)
Ravindra Jadeja 3/13 (4 overs)
Chennai Super Kings won by 69 runs
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Virender Sharma (Ind)
Player of the match: Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore) bowled the joint-most expensive over in an IPL match, conceding 37 runs.[48]

Match 20
25 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Delhi Capitals
159/4 (20 overs)
v
Sunrisers Hyderabad
159/7 (20 overs)
Prithvi Shaw 53 (39)
Siddarth Kaul 2/31 (4 overs)
Kane Williamson 66* (51)
Avesh Khan 3/34 (4 overs)
Match tied
(Delhi Capitals won the Super Over)

M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan (Ind) and Chris Gaffaney (NZ)
Player of the match: Prithvi Shaw (Delhi Capitals)
  • Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Super Over: Sunrisers Hyderabad 7/0 (1 over), Delhi Capitals 8/0 (1 over)

Match 21
26 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Punjab Kings
123/9 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
126/5 (16.4 overs)
Mayank Agarwal 31 (34)
Prasidh Krishna 3/30 (4 overs)
Eoin Morgan 47* (40)
Moises Henriques 1/5 (1 over)
Kolkata Knight Riders won 5 wickets
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Umpires: Yeshwant Barde (Ind) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Eoin Morgan (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field.

Match 22
27 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
v
Delhi Capitals
170/4 (20 overs)
AB de Villiers 75* (42)
Avesh Khan 1/24 (4 overs)
Rishabh Pant 58* (48)
Harshal Patel 2/37 (4 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 1 run
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Umpires: Sundaram Ravi (Ind) and Virender Sharma (Ind)
Player of the match: AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to field.
  • AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore) became the sixth player, and the second overseas, to score 5,000 runs in the IPL.[49]

Match 23
28 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Sunrisers Hyderabad
171/3 (20 overs)
v
Chennai Super Kings
173/3 (18.3 overs)
Manish Pandey 61 (46)
Lungi Ngidi 2/35 (4 overs)
Ruturaj Gaikwad 75 (44)
Rashid Khan 3/36 (4 overs)
Chennai Super Kings won by 7 wickets
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Umpires: C. K. Nandan (Ind) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (Ind)
Player of the match: Ruturaj Gaikwad (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bat.
  • David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) became the fourth player to score 10,000 runs in T20s.[50]

Match 24
29 April 2021
15:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Rajasthan Royals
171/4 (20 overs)
v
Mumbai Indians
172/3 (18.3 overs)
Sanju Samson 42 (27)
Rahul Chahar 2/33 (4 overs)
Quinton de Kock 70* (50)
Chris Morris 2/33 (4 overs)
Mumbai Indians won by 7 wickets
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Umpires: K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan (Ind) and Chris Gaffaney (NZ)
Player of the match: Quinton de Kock (Mumbai Indians)
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field.

Match 25
29 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
154/6 (20 overs)
v
Delhi Capitals
156/3 (16.3 overs)
Andre Russell 45* (27)
Lalit Yadav 2/13 (3 overs)
Prithvi Shaw 82 (41)
Pat Cummins 3/24 (4 overs)
Delhi Capitals won by 7 wickets
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Umpires: Yeshwant Barde (Ind) and Anil Chaudhary (Ind)
Player of the match: Prithvi Shaw (Delhi Capitals)
  • Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to field.

Match 26
30 April 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Punjab Kings
179/5 (20 overs)
v
KL Rahul 91* (57)
Kyle Jamieson 2/32 (3 overs)
Virat Kohli 35 (34)
Harpreet Brar 3/19 (4 overs)
Punjab Kings won by 34 runs
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Umpires: Sundaram Ravi (Ind) and Virender Sharma (Ind)
Player of the match: Harpreet Brar (Punjab Kings)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field.

Match 27
1 May 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings
218/4 (20 overs)
v
Mumbai Indians
219/6 (20 overs)
Ambati Rayudu 72* (27)
Kieron Pollard 2/12 (2 overs)
Kieron Pollard 87* (34)
Sam Curran 3/34 (4 overs)
Mumbai Indians won by 4 wickets
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Umpires: KN Ananthapadmanabhan (Ind) and C. K. Nandan (Ind)
Player of the match: Kieron Pollard (Mumbai Indians)
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field.

Match 28
2 May 2021
15:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Rajasthan Royals
220/3 (20 overs)
v
Sunrisers Hyderabad
165/8 (20 overs)
Jos Buttler 124 (64)
Rashid Khan 1/24 (4 overs)
Manish Pandey 31 (20)
Mustafizur Rahman 3/20 (4 overs)
Rajasthan Royals won by 55 runs
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (Ind)
Player of the match: Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to field.

Match 29
2 May 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Punjab Kings
166/6 (20 overs)
v
Delhi Capitals
167/3 (17.4 overs)
Mayank Agarwal 99* (58)
Kagiso Rabada 3/36 (4 overs)
Shikhar Dhawan 69* (47)
Harpreet Brar 1/19 (3 overs)
Delhi Capitals won by 7 wickets
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Anil Dandekar (Ind)
Player of the match: Mayank Agarwal (Punjab Kings)
  • Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to field.

UAE

Subtract 1.5 hours from these times for the local time (UTC+04:00).

Match 30
19 September 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings
156/6 (20 overs)
v
Mumbai Indians
136/8 (20 overs)
Ruturaj Gaikwad 88* (58)
Adam Milne 2/21 (4 overs)
Saurabh Tiwary 50* (40)
Dwayne Bravo 3/25 (4 overs)
Chennai Super Kings won by 20 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: Ruturaj Gaikwad (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bat.

Match 31
20 September 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
94/1 (10 overs)
Devdutt Padikkal 22 (20)
Andre Russell 3/9 (3 overs)
Shubman Gill 48 (34)
Yuzvendra Chahal 1/23 (2 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 9 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Sundaram Ravi (Ind)
Player of the match: Varun Chakravarthy (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore) became the first player to play 200 matches for a single franchise.[51]

Match 32
21 September 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Rajasthan Royals
185 (20 overs)
v
Punjab Kings
183/4 (20 overs)
Yashasvi Jaiswal 49 (36)
Arshdeep Singh 5/32 (4 overs)
Mayank Agarwal 67 (43)
Kartik Tyagi 2/29 (4 overs)
Rajasthan Royals won by 2 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Michael Gough (Eng)
Player of the match: Kartik Tyagi (Rajasthan Royals)
  • Punjab Kings won the toss and elected to field.

Match 33
22 September 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Sunrisers Hyderabad
134/9 (20 overs)
v
Delhi Capitals
139/2 (17.5 overs)
Abdul Samad 28 (21)
Kagiso Rabada 3/37 (4 overs)
Shreyas Iyer 47* (41)
Rashid Khan 1/26 (4 overs)
Delhi Capitals won by 8 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan (Ind) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Anrich Nortje (Delhi Capitals)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bat.

Match 34
23 September 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Mumbai Indians
155/6 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
159/3 (15.1 overs)
Quinton de Kock 55 (42)
Lockie Ferguson 2/27 (4 overs)
Rahul Tripathi 74* (42)
Jasprit Bumrah 3/43 (4 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Sundaram Ravi (Ind) and Virender Sharma (Ind)
Player of the match: Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field.

Match 35
24 September 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
v
Chennai Super Kings
157/4 (18.1 overs)
Devdutt Padikkal 70 (50)
Dwayne Bravo 3/24 (4 overs)
Ruturaj Gaikwad 38 (26)
Harshal Patel 2/25 (3.1 overs)
Chennai Super Kings won by 6 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: Dwayne Bravo (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field.

Match 36
25 September 2021
15:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Delhi Capitals
154/6 (20 overs)
v
Rajasthan Royals
121/6 (20 overs)
Shreyas Iyer 43 (32)
Mustafizur Rahman 2/22 (4 overs)
Sanju Samson 70* (53)
Anrich Nortje 2/18 (4 overs)
Delhi Capitals won by 33 runs
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Ulhas Gandhe (Ind)
Player of the match: Shreyas Iyer (Delhi Capitals)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field.

Match 37
25 September 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Punjab Kings
125/7 (20 overs)
v
Sunrisers Hyderabad
120/7 (20 overs)
Aiden Markram 27 (32)
Jason Holder 3/19 (4 overs)
Jason Holder 47* (29)
Ravi Bishnoi 3/24 (4 overs)
Punjab Kings won by 5 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Yeshwant Barde (Ind) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Jason Holder (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to field.

Match 38
26 September 2021
15:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
171/6 (20 overs)
v
Chennai Super Kings
172/8 (20 overs)
Rahul Tripathi 45 (33)
Shardul Thakur 2/20 (4 overs)
Faf du Plessis 43 (30)
Sunil Narine 3/41 (4 overs)
Chennai Super Kings won by 2 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Tapan Sharma (Ind)
Player of the match: Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat.

Match 39
26 September 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
v
Mumbai Indians
111 (18.1 overs)
Glenn Maxwell 56 (37)
Jasprit Bumrah 3/36 (4 overs)
Rohit Sharma 43 (28)
Harshal Patel 4/17 (3.1 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 54 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Michael Gough (Eng)
Player of the match: Glenn Maxwell (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field.
  • Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore) became the first Indian player and fifth overall to score 10,000 runs in T20s.[52]
  • Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore) took a hat-trick.[53]

Match 40
27 September 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Rajasthan Royals
164/5 (20 overs)
v
Sunrisers Hyderabad
167/3 (18.3 overs)
Sanju Samson 82 (57)
Siddarth Kaul 2/36 (4 overs)
Jason Roy 60 (42)
Mahipal Lomror 1/22 (3 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 7 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan (Ind) and Navdeep Singh (Ind)
Player of the match: Jason Roy (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bat.

Match 41
28 September 2021
15:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Delhi Capitals
127/9 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
130/7 (18.2 overs)
Steve Smith 39 (34)
Lockie Ferguson 2/10 (2 overs)
Nitish Rana 36* (27)
Avesh Khan 3/13 (3 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 3 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Saiyed Khalid (Ind) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field.

Match 42
28 September 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Punjab Kings
135/6 (20 overs)
v
Mumbai Indians
137/4 (19 overs)
Aiden Markram 42 (29)
Kieron Pollard 2/8 (1 over)
Saurabh Tiwary 45 (37)
Ravi Bishnoi 2/25 (4 overs)
Mumbai Indians won by 6 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Sundaram Ravi (Ind) and Virender Sharma (Ind)
Player of the match: Kieron Pollard (Mumbai Indians)
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field.

Match 43
29 September 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Rajasthan Royals
149/9 (20 overs)
v
Royal Challengers Bangalore
153/3 (17.1 overs)
Evin Lewis 58 (37)
Harshal Patel 3/34 (4 overs)
Glenn Maxwell 50* (30)
Mustafizur Rahman 2/20 (3 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan (Ind) and Anil Dandekar (Ind)
Player of the match: Yuzvendra Chahal (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field.

Match 44
30 September 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Sunrisers Hyderabad
134/7 (20 overs)
v
Chennai Super Kings
139/4 (19.4 overs)
Wriddhiman Saha 44 (46)
Josh Hazlewood 3/24 (4 overs)
Ruturaj Gaikwad 45 (38)
Jason Holder 3/27 (4 overs)
Chennai Super Kings won by 6 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Yeshwant Barde (Ind) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: Josh Hazlewood (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field.
  • Chennai Super Kings qualified for the playoffs and Sunrisers Hyderabad were eliminated as a result of this match.[54]

Match 45
1 October 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
165/7 (20 overs)
v
Punjab Kings
168/5 (19.3 overs)
Venkatesh Iyer 67 (49)
Arshdeep Singh 3/32 (4 overs)
KL Rahul 67 (55)
Varun Chakravarthy 2/24 (4 overs)
Punjab Kings won by 5 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan (Ind) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: KL Rahul (Punjab Kings)
  • Punjab Kings won the toss and elected to field.
  • Delhi Capitals qualified for the playoffs as a result of this match.[55]

Match 46
2 October 2021
15:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Mumbai Indians
129/8 (20 overs)
v
Delhi Capitals
132/6 (19.1 overs)
Suryakumar Yadav 33 (26)
Avesh Khan 3/15 (4 overs)
Shreyas Iyer 33* (33)
Krunal Pandya 1/18 (2.1 overs)
Delhi Capitals won by 4 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Michael Gough (Eng)
Player of the match: Axar Patel (Delhi Capitals)
  • Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to field.

Match 47
2 October 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings
189/4 (20 overs)
v
Rajasthan Royals
190/3 (17.3 overs)
Ruturaj Gaikwad 101* (60)
Rahul Tewatia 3/39 (4 overs)
Shivam Dube 64* (42)
Shardul Thakur 2/30 (4 overs)
Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Virender Sharma (Ind)
Player of the match: Ruturaj Gaikwad (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field.

Match 48
3 October 2021
15:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Punjab Kings
158/6 (20 overs)
Glenn Maxwell 57 (33)
Moises Henriques 3/12 (4 overs)
Mayank Agarwal 57 (42)
Yuzvendra Chahal 3/29 (4 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 6 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan (Ind) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Glenn Maxwell (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore qualified for the playoffs as a result of this match.[56]

Match 49
3 October 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Sunrisers Hyderabad
115/8 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
119/4 (19.4 overs)
Kane Williamson 26 (21)
Tim Southee 2/26 (4 overs)
Varun Chakravarthy 2/26 (4 overs)
Shubman Gill 57 (51)
Jason Holder 2/32 (4 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Jayaraman Madanagopal (Ind)
Player of the match: Shubman Gill (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bat.

Match 50
4 October 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings
136/5 (20 overs)
v
Delhi Capitals
139/7 (19.4 overs)
Ambati Rayudu 55* (55)
Axar Patel 2/18 (4 overs)
Shikhar Dhawan 39 (35)
Shardul Thakur 2/13 (4 overs)
Delhi Capitals won by 3 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: Axar Patel (Delhi Capitals)
  • Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to field.

Match 51
5 October 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Rajasthan Royals
90/9 (20 overs)
v
Mumbai Indians
94/2 (8.2 overs)
Evin Lewis 24 (19)
Nathan Coulter-Nile 4/14 (4 overs)
Ishan Kishan 50* (25)
Mustafizur Rahman 1/32 (2.2 overs)
Mumbai Indians won by 8 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Michael Gough (Eng)
Player of the match: Nathan Coulter-Nile (Mumbai Indians)
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field.
  • Kuldip Yadav (Rajasthan Royals) made his T20 debut.

Match 52
6 October 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Sunrisers Hyderabad
141/7 (20 overs)
v
Jason Roy 44 (38)
Harshal Patel 3/33 (4 overs)
Devdutt Padikkal 41 (52)
Umran Malik 1/21 (4 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 4 runs
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Ulhas Gandhe (Ind) and Sundaram Ravi (Ind)
Player of the match: Kane Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field.

Match 53
7 October 2021
15:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings
134/6 (20 overs)
v
Punjab Kings
139/4 (13 overs)
Faf du Plessis 76 (55)
Chris Jordan 2/20 (3 overs)
KL Rahul 98* (42)
Shardul Thakur 3/28 (3 overs)
Punjab Kings won by 6 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Krishnamachari Srinivasan (Ind)
Player of the match: KL Rahul (Punjab Kings)
  • Punjab Kings won the toss and elected to field.
  • Delhi Capitals advanced to Qualifier 1 as a result of this match.[57]

Match 54
7 October 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
171/4 (20 overs)
v
Rajasthan Royals
85 (16.1 overs)
Shubman Gill 56 (44)
Rahul Tewatia 1/11 (1 over)
Rahul Tewatia 44 (36)
Shivam Mavi 4/21 (3.1 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 86 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Saiyed Khalid (Ind)
Player of the match: Shivam Mavi (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field.
  • Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals were eliminated as a result of this match.[58]

Match 55
8 October 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Mumbai Indians
235/9 (20 overs)
v
Sunrisers Hyderabad
193/8 (20 overs)
Ishan Kishan 84 (32)
Jason Holder 4/52 (4 overs)
Manish Pandey 69* (41)
James Neesham 2/28 (3 overs)
Mumbai Indians won by 42 runs
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Tapan Sharma (Ind) and Virender Sharma (Ind)
Player of the match: Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians)
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders qualified for the playoffs and Mumbai Indians were eliminated as a result of this match.[59]

Match 56
8 October 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Delhi Capitals
164/5 (20 overs)
v
Prithvi Shaw 48 (31)
Mohammed Siraj 2/25 (4 overs)
K. S. Bharat 78* (52)
Anrich Nortje 2/24 (4 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan (Ind) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: K. S. Bharat (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field.
  • Chennai Super Kings advanced to Qualifier 1 having a better net run rate than the Royal Challengers Bangalore.[60]

Playoffs

All times are in Indian Standard Time (UTC+05:30).

Subtract 1.5 hours from these times for the local time (UTC+04:00).

The top-four teams qualified for the playoffs. The first two teams would play each other, where the winner would progress to the final, while the loser would play the second qualifier. The elimnator was played between the third and fourth teams. While the loser was knocked off, the winner would advance to the second qualifier. The winner would qualify as the second finalist.[61] The IPL 2021 playoffs started on 10 October 2021, and the final was played on 15 October.[62]

Preliminary Final
  15 October 2021 — Dubai
10 October 2021 — Dubai
1 Delhi Capitals 172/5 (20 overs)
2 Chennai Super Kings 173/6 (19.4 overs) 2 Chennai Super Kings 192/3 (20 overs)
Chennai won by 4 wickets  4 Kolkata Knight Riders 165/9 (20 overs)
Chennai won by 27 runs 
13 October 2021 — Sharjah
1 Delhi Capitals 135/5 (20 overs)
4 Kolkata Knight Riders 136/7 (19.5 overs)
Kolkata won by 3 wickets 
11 October 2021 — Sharjah
3 Royal Challengers Bangalore 138/7 (20 overs)
4 Kolkata Knight Riders 139/6 (19.4 overs)
Kolkata won by 4 wickets 

Preliminary

Qualifier 1

10 October 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Delhi Capitals
172/5 (20 overs)
v
Chennai Super Kings
173/6 (19.4 overs)
Prithvi Shaw 60 (34)
Josh Hazlewood 2/29 (4 overs)
Ruturaj Gaikwad 70 (50)
Tom Curran 3/29 (3.4 overs)
Chennai Super Kings won by 4 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: Ruturaj Gaikwad (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field.

Eliminator

11 October 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
139/6 (19.4 overs)
Virat Kohli 39 (33)
Sunil Narine 4/21 (4 overs)
Shubman Gill 29 (18)
Yuzvendra Chahal 2/16 (4 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 4 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Virender Sharma (Ind)
Player of the match: Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat.

Qualifier 2

13 October 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Delhi Capitals
135/5 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
136/7 (19.5 overs)
Shikhar Dhawan 36 (39)
Varun Chakravarthy 2/26 (4 overs)
Venkatesh Iyer 55 (41)
Kagiso Rabada 2/23 (4 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 3 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan (Ind) and Michael Gough (Eng)
Player of the match: Venkatesh Iyer (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field.

Final

Main article: 2021 Indian Premier League Final


15 October 2021
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings
192/3 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
165/9 (20 overs)
Faf du Plessis 86 (59)
Sunil Narine 2/26 (4 overs)
Shubman Gill 51 (43)
Shardul Thakur 3/38 (4 overs)
Chennai Super Kings won by 27 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: Faf du Plessis (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field.

Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bowl. Chennai Super Kings scored 192 runs in 20 overs, losing 3 wickets. Faf du Plessis became the highest scorer with 86 runs, while Ruturaj Gaikwad and Moeen Ali complimented with substantial scores. For the fielding team, Sunil Narine took 2 wickets. In the second innings, Kolkata started well, with Venkatesh Iyer making a fifty. But they soon lost many wickets, with Shardul Thakur taking 3 of them. Chennai went on to win the match by 27 runs.[63]

Statistics

Most runs

Player Team Mat Inns Runs Ave SR HS 100 50 4s 6s
Ruturaj Gaikwad Chennai Super Kings 16 16 635 45.35 136.26 101* 1 4 64 23
Faf du Plessis Chennai Super Kings 16 16 633 48.69 138.20 95* 0 6 60 23
KL Rahul Punjab Kings 13 13 626 62.60 138.80 98* 0 6 48 30
Shikhar Dhawan Delhi Capitals 16 16 587 39.13 124.62 92 0 3 63 16
Glenn Maxwell Royal Challengers Bangalore 15 14 513 42.75 144.10 78 0 6 48 21
Source: ESPNcricinfo

Most wickets

Player Team Mat Inns Wkts BBI Avg Econ SR 4w 5w
Harshal Patel Royal Challengers Bangalore 15 15 32 5/27 14.34 8.14 10.56 1 1
Avesh Khan Delhi Capitals 16 16 24 3/13 18.75 7.37 15.25 0 0
Jasprit Bumrah Mumbai Indians 14 14 21 3/36 19.52 7.45 15.71 0 0
Shardul Thakur Chennai Super Kings 16 16 21 3/28 25.09 8.80 17.00 0 0
Mohammed Shami Punjab Kings 14 14 19 3/21 20.78 7.50 16.63 0 0
Source: ESPNcricinfo

End of the season awards

Player Team Award Prize
Ruturaj Gaikwad Chennai Super Kings Emerging Player of the Season 10,00,000
Rajasthan Royals PAYTM Fairplay Award Team trophy
Ravi Bishnoi Punjab Kings VIVO Perfect Catch of the season 10,00,000 and trophy
Harshal Patel Royal Challengers Bangalore Dream 11 Gamechanger of the Season 10,00,000 and trophy
Shimron Hetmyer Delhi Capitals Safari Super Striker of the Season 10,00,000, trophy and a Tata Safari car
KL Rahul Punjab Kings Unacademy Let's Crack It Sixes of the Season (Most Sixes) 10,00,000 and trophy
Venkatesh Iyer Kolkata Knight Riders CRED Power Player of the Season 10,00,000 and trophy
Harshal Patel Royal Challengers Bangalore Purple Cap 10,00,000
Ruturaj Gaikwad Chennai Super Kings Orange Cap 10,00,000
Harshal Patel Royal Challengers Bangalore UpStox Most Valuable Player of the season 10,00,000 and trophy

See also

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