Chennai Super Kings were on the backfoot halfway through the second innings with Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill going great guns. However, the asking rate was still hovering around 10 and MS Dhoni knew a wicket or two would open the floodgates. Kolkata lost wickets in a heap during the middle phase to cede the advantage and with it the trophy to the second-most successful IPL franchise after Mumbai Indians, who have five titles under their belt.
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