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IPL 2019 Final: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings in last-ball thriller to win 4th title


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IPL 2019 Final: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings in last-ball thriller to win 4th titleIPL 2019: Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by 1 run in a last-ball thriller to become the 1st team to win the Indian Premier League for the 4th time. graphscenter_img view more view less commentary Rajarshi Gupta HyderabadMay 12, 2019UPDATED: May 13, 2019 11:02 IST IPL 2019 final: Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar shone with the ball as Mumbai Indians defended a 150-run target against Chennai Super Kings ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSMumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by 1 run in the final to win the IPL for the 4th timeLasith Malinga defended 8 off the final over as MI won IPL 2019 after a dramatic final on HyderabadShane Watson’s heroic 80 went in vain as CSK failed to defend their titleMumbai Indians defeated defending champions Chennai Super Kings by 1 run in a thriller in Hyderabad on Sunday to become the 1st team to win the Indian Premier League 4 times.Shane Watson played a starring role for Chennai Super Kings in an IPL final for the second successive year but his efforts were in vain as MI made a spectacular comeback.It was a tense final. It was a thriller. After fortunes shifted both ways, Chennai Super Kings needed 9 off the final over but Lasith Malinga, who had gone for 20 in his previous over, gave away only 7 in the final over of the season to seal a sensational victory for Mumbai Indians.No team had ever defeated Chennai Super Kings 4 times in an IPL season. MI had got the better of CSK in the league stages twice and had crushed them in the first qualifier before the nail-biting win in the final.#OneFamily, Champion Family #OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #IPL2019Final #MIvCSK pic.twitter.com/NQKZ0g9BxcMumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 12, 2019MI were on top after Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni were dismissed early before Shane Watson played another top knock in an IPL final. On May 27, 2018, Shane Watson had smashed an unbeaten 117 off 57 balls to script CSK’s 3rd IPL triumph. On May 12, 2019 Shane Watson hit 80 off 59 but it wasn’t enough as CSK lost to MI in a last-ball thriller.Unprecedented scenes from Hyderabad as @mipaltan became #VIVOIPL champs for the 4th time!Show your true class like Lasith Malinga #MIvCSK pic.twitter.com/2obdy9SBtUadvertisement IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2019Chasing 150, Chennai Super Kings got off to a quick start. Faf du Plessis led the charge with a quickfire 26 before falling to Krunal Pandya in the 4th over. His wicket allowed Mumbai Indians to put the pressure back on the defending champions.IPL 2019 Final, MI vs CSK: Live UpdatesWhile Shane Watson appeared to settle down and anchor the innings for Chennai, Suresh Raina was not very comfortable in the middle. After a close shave against Mitchell McClenaghan, Raina’s agony was ended by Rahul Chahar who trapped him lbw. Ambati Rayudu has been far from his best this season and he fell to a well-directed bouncer from Jasprit Bumrah.MS Dhoni walked out to a huge roar and he held the key for Chennai Super Kings along with Shane Watson. But Dhoni’s decision to steal a single off an overthrow cost him dearly. A direct throw from Ishan Kishan caught MS Dhoni just short of the crease. MS Dhoni has been CSK’s best batsman of the season and his exit was a huge blow for the team.But CSK still had their hopes pinned on Watson and Dwayne Bravo’s presence in the middle meant MI could not yet relax.Chennai Super Kings needed 62 off the last 5 overs and it was getting tense. But Dwayne Bravo unleashed a magical flick to hit Lasith Malinga for a six as CSK started their final assault. Shane Watson took over and hit 3 successive boundaries and brought up his fifty – CSK had collected 20 runs off the over and suddenly the equation was looking a little better for the Super Kings.Watson 80 in vain! Courtesy by BCCIShane Watson had hit a hundred in the 2018 IPL final against Sunrisers Hyderabad to give Chennai Super Kings their 3rd IPL title. A year later, Watson was leading the chase again as CSK chased an unprecedented 4th IPL crown. However, it looked like a much easier chase last summer – on May 12, 2019, it was getting really complex.After that 20-run over from Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah brought MI back in the game by giving away just 4 runs. With 38 needed off the last 18 balls, it was still anybody’s game.Shane Watson was not going to give up so easily. Krunal Pandya was trusted with the 18th bowler and Watson took 20 runs off the over. Bumrah then gave away 9 runs off the penultimate over including 4 byes.9 runs were needed off the final over bowled by Lasith Malinga who came back strongly. With 5 needed off 3 balls, Shane Watson was run out in an attempt to steal a single. Eventually, CSK needed 2 off the final ball but Lasith Malinga dismissed Shardul Thakur as MI sealed a 1-run victory.In the final evening of the 2019 Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat. MS Dhoni said he would have bowled had he won the toss. In short, both captains got what they wanted ahead of a historic IPL final.advertisementQuinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma then gave Mumbai Indians exactly the kind of start they wanted. de Kock made his aggressive intentions clear with a six off Shardul Thakur before smashing Deepak Chahar for 3 sixes in his 2nd over. However, Shardul Thakur, who had bowled only 1 over in the Eliminator against Delhi Capitals, got another one against MI.This time Thakur made it count and he bowled a seriously quick delivery, cramped de Kock for room and had him caught behind by MS Dhoni. Thakur then proceeded to give de Kock a send-off which did not impress Rohit Sharma who had an immediate word with the umpire.Rohit Sharma would fall soon after when he edged a slower ball from Deepak Chahar in the 6th over to MS Dhoni who became the most successful wicketkeeper in the history of the Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indians were pegged back with the early exit of their star openers but they have enough meat in the middle-order to believe they can fight back from any position.Suryakumar Yadav had played a superb knock, an unbeaten 71 in a low chase against Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier last week but on Sunday, he played an Imran Tahir delivery on to his stumps as MI slipped to 82 for 3 in the 12th over. Shardul Thakur returned for his second spell to remove Krunal Pandya while Tahir struck again to snare a settled Ishan Kishan.From 82 for 2 in 11.1 overs, Mumbai Indians had slipped to 101 for 5 in 14.4 overs.Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya were Mumbai’s last hopes for a big total in a big game. And the two started to open their arms and the MI scorecard got moving. Hardik, who has played a few stunning cameos this season, hit a four and a six before being trapped lbw by a yorker from Deepak Chahar.Deepak then removed his cousin Rahul for a 2-ball duck and MI were in serious trouble at 140 for 7 in 18.4 overs. Mitchell McClenaghan was run out for a duck and it was only some late hitting from Kieron Pollard which allowed Mumbai Indians to put a respectable score in the final.Pollard did not run for the first 2 balls of the final over bowled by Dwayne Bravo and was miffed with the umpire for not calling wide off the third. He found a unique way to protest but the umpires were quick to have a chat with him. Pollard eventually managed to hit 2 fours in the 20th over as Mumbai Indians finished with 149 for 8.Also Read | IPL 2019 final: Kieron Pollard protests against umpire call in last over from BravoAlso Read | Controversy in IPL 2019 Final: Rohit Sharma upset after Shardul Thakur’s rude send-off actAlso Read | MS Dhoni becomes most successful wicketkeeper in IPL historyAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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