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Super Kings take on Knights in big final
Vaibhav Sharma/TNS

Chennai, May 26
It is the last match of what has been the most exciting IPL season so far. The thrills, the spills and all the nerve-wracking finishes boil down to this. So when the Chennai Super Kings facethe Kolkata Knight Riders tomorrow, you can expect the very best of action to be on display. From Dhoni's helicopter shots to Gambhir's picturesque coverdrives.

It will also be a test for the two captains on an individual level. Gambhir has risen in stature throughout thetournament with his nerves of steel, and an attitude that has defined his team's fightback ability. He has led with flair, and kept his approach one-dimensional that the team comes before all. There is also a noticeable change in his body language ever since he was stripped off the vice-captaincy of the Indian team and maybe this is just his way of proving a point.

Dhoni on the other hand, after having endured the toughest time with leading Team India, has found more than just his so-called 'luck' back. The skipper has started batting with a flair that is as typical of him, as his free-flowing long locks.

His Chennai team have turned around their luck in some style. Now the final will see two teams that have,over the course of the last month and a half, attained the best possiblebalance between hitting runs, and saving them, picking wickets, and not losing them. And the team that wins will have to be the one that still has the legs to carry on for one more round. Chennai have the home advantage and the momentum, while KKR will be coming in absolutely fresh. And the one thing common between the two sides; they have both beaten favouritesDelhi in the play-offs.





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