Finally, the IPL trophy has come back to its spiritual home, Chennai. The city's franchise did run into rough waters but it still boasts the best IPL crowds and the most consistent team
CSK capped their return after a two-year ban by winning the IPL title. Here's a quick look at how the champions celebrated
Their economy rates dramatically shot up towards the end of the season, leaving Sunrisers dependent on two bowlers
The first ten balls the opener faced were all dots. He then powered to 117 off his next 47 balls to make short work of a 179 chase
Reactions from the Chennai Super Kings players soon after they won their third IPL title
Reactions to Chennai Super Kings becoming champions of IPL 2018
When and where? Who are favourites? Where to watch the game? All the important information about the IPL final
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan were Sunrisers' two biggest threats on the night of the IPL final. Shane Watson saw them off and waded into the rest of their attack, validating CSK's faith in his experience and know-how
Kane Williamson lauded the way CSK did not give Sunrisers any opportunities while chasing what he thought was a "competitive total"
Dhoni has a poor record in recent IPL finals, but Williamson has baggage of a different kind: Sunrisers have lost to CSK every time this season
How about Rashid Khan as opener if they end up chasing?
Some of these facts about IPL 2018's finalists are true, while the rest are figments of our imagination. Can you separate the cook-ups from the facts?
Also, the CSK coach explains how shifting their home matches out of Chennai affected team dynamics
For CSK, a seventh final appearance represents a closing of the circle - not only are they back after a two-year suspension; they are back where they have always been
|1st||16||SR Watson||F du Plessis|
|2nd||117||SR Watson||SK Raina|
|3rd||48||AT Rayudu||SR Watson|