Mumbai Indians 149/8(Kiron Pollard 41* Quinton de Kock 29, Deepak Chahar 3-26) beat Chennai Super Kings 148/7(Shane Watson 80, Jasprit Bumrah 2-14) by 1 run.
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat first.
Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma got Mumbai Indians to a flyer before de Kock was outdone by a Shardul Thakur short-pitched delivery.
Sharma soon followed in the next over after edging a slower ball from Deepak Chahar through to the wicketkeeper. Super Kings bowlers kept on getting wickets and the run rate kept falling.
Veteran Kiron Pollard came to the rescue when he struck a brisk 41*(25) to push Mumbai Indians to 148/9.
In response, Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson were scoring at more than the required run-rate until du Plessis fell to Krunal Pandya for 26(13).
The Chennai Super Kings middle order never came to the party losing Ambatyi Rayudu, Suresh Raina and Ms Dhoni for single figures. Lasith Malinga was given the last over after his previous over had gone for 20 runs.
Malinga now defending 9 runs from his final over. His(Malinga) first three balls went for 4 but a Watson runout on the fourth ball put Mumbai Indians in the driving seat. With 2 runs to defend from the last ball, Malinga bowled a perfect yorker to trap Thakur in front LBW.
Well done Mumbai Indians,
Congratulations on winning another IPL title
Mumbai Indians players with the winning trophy during the final of the Vivo Indian Premier League Season 12, 2019 between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings. #vivoipl2019 pic.twitter.com/vGaR36fOoF
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Jasprit Bumrah (2-14) is the Man of the Match. “We know finals can be close, so wanted to stay calm. Winning fourth title for Mumbai makes me very happy. Today I was surprisingly very calm. Wasn’t panicking, just focusing on the next ball. Doesn’t help taking extra pressure, instead, I back my skills.”
Imran Tahir collects the Purple Cap with 26 wickets. Pips Kagiso Rabada by a solitary scalp.
David Warner wins the Orange Cap for scoring 692 runs at an average of 69. Laxman collects on his behalf. One century and eight fifties this season for Warner. “An honor to win the Orange Cap,” Warner says via a video message. “When we play, we don’t think of these awards. But must say congratulations to the curator for a good surface. Always a privilege to play in Hyderabad. Very grateful to be part of the IPL. Thank you very much.”
Russell wins the award for best strike-rate. “Happy to win the striker award,” says Russell via a recorded message. “I think a lot of guys were up for the award this season, but I’m fortunate to win it. Hopefully next year we will go all the way and I can collect the key in the final.”
Kieron Pollard gets the award for the season’s best catch. Took a screamer at deep point off Suresh Raina in the league stage.
Sunrisers Hyderabad wins the award for Fair Play. Mentor VVS Laxman collects the award on behalf of his team.
Shubman Gill is the Emerging Player of IPL 2019. A strike-rate of 124.30 for the 19-year-old, including three fifties from the top of the order.
Punjab Cricket Association and Hyderabad Cricket Association win the award for best ground and pitch at IPL 2019.