IPL Recap: When Mumbai edged CSK to clinch fourth title

Mumbai Indians beat the Chennai Super Kings by one run in an exhilarating end to clinch its fourth IPL title.

It was a heartbreaking loss for Super Kings, particularly Shane Watson, who had resurrected the 150-run chase with a counterattacking 80 off simply 59 balls together with eight fours and 4 sixes.

Watson seemed set to information CSK residence when a miscommunication between him and Ravindra Jadeja within the ultimate over price Watson his wicket. Malinga’s huge yorker was squeezed away to deep level by the Aussie right-hander for a single however his reluctance to come again for a second ended up with him falling in need of the crease.

Turning level

Earlier, M.S. Dhoni’s run out within the 13th over was one of many main turning factors. Dhoni was attempting to steal an overthrow and took on Ishan Kishan, who took down the stumps with a direct hit.

It was then Jasprit Bumrah’s flip to show but once more why he’s so arduous to put away within the decisive part of an innings. With 42 wanted off 24 balls, Bumrah bowled a  sensational 17th over that went for simply 4, and eliminated Dwayne Bravo within the 19th over to dent Chennai’s possibilities.

Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar eliminated in-form Suresh Raina within the 10 over, breaking a flourishing partnership between him and Watson. Chahar went for simply 14 in his 4 overs additional stifling Chennai’s scoring price within the center overs.

Big man with a bigger heart

With 9 to defend off six deliveries, Lasith Malinga who had conceded 42 in his first three overs, acquired Shardul Thakur out lbw off the final ball to set off celebrations within the Mumbai dugout.

Kieron Pollard’s unbeaten 41 off 25 deliveries together with three sixes and as many fours had helped Mumbai Indians to an ultimately matching-winning complete of 149. Pollard completed the innings with two blistering covet drives off Dwayne Bravo.

Head to Head – 28

Matches received

CSK: 11


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