Hyderabad, May 12: Mumbai Indians held on to their nerves till the final ball and defeated Chennai Super Kings by a narrow marging of 1 run as they clinched their fourth title in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 here at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday (May 12).
With this win, Rohit Sharma's boys won the match by a narrow margin of 1 run. They had also won the IPL 2017 final by 1 run when they defeated the Rising Pune Supergiants by 1 run.
Mumbai have now won four out of the five finals they have been part of and CSK ended up on the losing side on three occasions (2013, 2015 and 2019).
Chasing a sub-par total of 150 in the stipulated 20 overs, Chennai could only amass 148 after their bowlers restricted a quality Mumbai batting line-up to 149/8.
With 9 runs needed from the final over, Sri Lanka's veteran pacer Lasith Malinga showed his experience and skills to defend the total. With two runs needed from the final delivery and 1 required for the Super Over, Malinga trapped Shardul Thakur in front as the Mumbai Indians broke into celebration.
Shane Watson scored a brilliant 80 for Chennai Super Kings in the run chase but he was dismissed run out in the final over. Earlier, MS Dhoni was also run out for 2 and that changed the momentum of the game.
Here's how the IPL FINAL between MI and CSK panned out:
Shane Watson had single-handedly brought CSK too near but his dismissal in the final over just turned the match upside down.
OUT!!! Mumbai Indians have done it... Shardul Thakur has been dismissed LBW on the final delivery of the over and MUMBAI INDIANS have won the game by 1 run.
Thakur gets two - 2 needed to win, 1 for Super Over!
Another Run Out! Shane Watson departs for 80. CSK 145/5 in 19.4 overs. Brilliant throw from Krunal in the deep and Watson was way short of his crease as De Kock dislodged the stumps. 4 needed from 2 balls. This match isn't for the faint-hearted.
2 runs on the 3rd delivery. 5 needed from 3 balls.
Malinga gives a single on the first ball. 8 needed from 5 balls.
Four!! Quinton de Kock fumbles and concedes a four on the final ball off Bumrah over. CSK - 141/5 in 19 overs. 9 needed from 6 balls.
Wicket! Jasprit Bumrah (15) strikes again and Dwayne Bravo has been caught behind. CSK - 133/5 in 18.2 overs. Just when it seemed CSK were in control, Bumrah has once again proved do not sign Mumbai off.
20 runs came from that over bowled by Krunal. CSK - 132/4 after 18 overs. 18 required from 12 balls. Bumrah will bowl the 19th over.
SIX!! Hat-trick of SIXES from Watson. The third one sailed way back into the stands.
SIX!! Shane Watson hits Krunal Pandya over extra-cover for a maximum.
Jasprit Bumrah as he concedes just 4 from it. CSK - 112/4 in 17 overs. 38 needed from 18 balls. Is it too late for CSK already? Bumrah has one more over to go and he looks almost unplayable tonight. He's conceded just 9 from his 3 overs so far.
Dropped! Rahul Chahar puts down a sitter and gives a breather to Watson. Bumrah had got the big man out immediately after being brought back into the attack. It was a regulation catch and should have been taken.
Big over for CSK as 20 came from it. Chennai reach 108/4 in 16 overs. They need 42 from 24 balls.
Fifty! Back-to-back boundaries from Shane Watson off Malinga and he gets to his half-century.
CSK - 88/4 in 15 overs. Just 3 came from McClenaghan's over. Runs are not coming easily for CSK and the run chase is getting very tough for them. Mumbai are always a dangerous bowling side and they are showing it. 62 needed from 30 balls.
CSK - 85/4 after 14 overs. Rahul Chahar ends his spell with brilliant figures of 4-0-14-1. CSK are in deep trouble as they need 65 off 36 balls. Bumrah and Malinga will be bowling in the death overs. Looks this game is Mumbai's for the taking.
I don't know who'll win this match, but I do know that Rahul Chahar will play for India. What a spell in a big final. He started MI's comeback!— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) May 12, 2019
Big Wicket! MS Dhoni (2) has been run out while attempting a second run. This game has turned upside down. The direct hit from Ishan Kishan has brought his team in the driver's seat. CSK - 82/4.
Four! Shane Watson ends Rahul Chahar's over with a boundary. MS Dhoni got off the mark after facing 7 balls. CSK - 79/3 in 12 overs. The required rate has climbed to 9 runs per over.
1 run and the wicket of Ambati Rayudu came from that over bowled by Bumrah. CSK - 73/3 after 11 overs. Mumbai have tightened the screws now.
Wicket! Ambati Rayudu (1) has been caught behind by Quinton de Kock. Jasprit Bumrah has given his team another quick wicket. CSK have lost two wickets in two overs. CSK - 73/3 in 10.3 overs. Rohit Sharma and his boys are not giving it up easily.
Just 2 singles and the big wicket of Suresh Raina came from that over bowled by Rahul Chahar. Mumbai Indians are looking to turn things around in their favour with a couple of good overs. CSK - 72/2 in 10 overs.
Wicket! Rahul Chahar traps Suresh Raina (8) in front. Raina also wastes the review as the ball-tracking confirmed all three reds. Bad move from Raina. CSK - 70/2 in 9.2 overs.
Dropped! Shane Watson (33) top-edges McClenaghan and the ball went high up in the air towards the leg side. Lasith Malinga - the fielder - couldn't catch it while running backwards. It seemed as if he wasn't looking to catch that one.
Four! Nobody moved!! Shane Watson powerfully hits McClenaghan down the ground and the ball races towards the fence like a tracer bullet.
Brilliant start from Rahul Chahar as he concedes just 3 from his first over. CSK - 60/1 after 8 overs. They need 90 more runs from 72 balls.
4 runs conceded by McClenaghan from his second over. He's been economical tonight. CSK - 57/1 after 7 overs. Rohit Sharma has introduced his spinner Rahul Chahar into the attack as they eye wickets.
Not Out! Raina (4) has been given Out caught behind off Mitchell McClenaghan. It was a well-directed bouncer and everyone appealed for the wicket. Umpire agrees with the fielding side and raises his finger. Raina goes upstairs immediately and ultra edge shows no spike. DRS saves the batsman.
CSK reach 53/1 after 6 overs in the run chase of 150. Watson and Raina are in the middle.
Four! Shane Watson cuts Malinga towards the third man and gets a boundary. That also brings up 50 for CSK in the powerplay.
SIX!! Slower delivery from Lasith Malinga and Shane Watson sweeps him over mid-wicket for a maximum.
Four! Shane Watson slices Malinga towards gully and the ball flew a few inches away from Rahul Chahar and raced towards the boundary.
1,0,1,1,2,0! 5 runs conceded by Bumrah from his first over. CSK - 38/1 after 5 overs. Mumbai Indians have kept things tight as they defend a sub-par total tonight.
Wicket! Krunal Pandya comes back strongly after getting hit for runs by Faf du Plessis. He beats the batsman who was way out of his crease and De Kock stumped him. Great comeback from the bowler. CSK - 33/1 after 4 overs.
Four, SIX, Four!! Faf du Plessis hits Krunal for back-to-back boundaries. He's the in-form batsman and the spinner has just bowled him the deliveries he was looking for.
1+4(over throw)! Faf Du Plessis took a quick single off Malinga and De Kock failed to hit it directly to the non-striker's stump and the ball raced towards the fence as no one was backing that throw. CSK get 4 extra runs. CSK - 19/0 after 3 overs.
Direct Hit and Watson would have been gone while sneaking a single.
Lasith Malinga has been brought into the attack by Rohit Sharma in the third over. Rohit is looking to rotate his bowlers in the powerplay, just like the Qualifier 1.
Krunal Pandya has been brought into the attack and he almost had Faf du Plessis caught off his own bowling. It will be an interesting battle.
7 runs came from McClenaghan's first over. CSK - 7/0 after 1st over.
Mumbai Indians fielders are walking into the middle to defend their total of 149 against Chennai Super Kings. Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson are walking to chase down 150.
Four, Four! Pollard got 8 runs came from the last two deliveries off Dwayne Bravo and he's ensured Mumbai Indians post 149/8 in 20 overs. Pollard remains unbeaten on 41*. He's always scored for his team in the finals against Chennai. CSK need 150 to win this game. Impressive bowling from CSK overall but Mumbai have quality bowlers in their ranks and the run chase isn't going to be easy for them.
Pollard showed his class tonight. It was like Hercules chained to the wall with Dhoni’s field. But still managed to get 41 off 25. 👏👏👏#CSKvMI— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) May 12, 2019
Wicket! Mitchell McClenaghan (0) made a desperate attempt to convert a single into a double to give Pollard the strike. Faf and Bravo were clinical to get the wicket. MI - 141/8 in 19.4 overs.
0,0,0 and some drama unfolding into the middle as Pollard is mocking the bowler Dwayne Bravo after the umpire denied him a wide ball. The umpires had to walk upto the batsman and caution him for his behaviour.
Brilliant over from Deepak Chahar as he concedes just 4 from it and bagged the wickets of Hardik and Rahul. Deepak finishes his spell with 4-1-26-3 MI - 140/7 in 19 overs.
Wicket! Another wicket for Deepak Chahar as he gets rid of his cousin Rahul Chahar for duck. Simple catch for Faf du Plessis at mid-off. MI - 140/7 in 18.4 overs.
Wicket! Hardik Pandya (16) is LBW by Deepak Chahar with an excellent yorker. He goes upstairs to review it, but in vain. The ball tracking showed all three reds. MI - 140/6 in 18.2 overs.
SIX!! Hardik Pandya produces another helicopter shot and gets a maximum off Shardul. Mumbai Indians - 136/5 in 18 overs. The trusted duo of HP and KP are looking to finish it off with a flourish for MI.
SIX!!! And Pollards gone for the big shot on the penultimate delivery of Tahir’s third over. Pollard pulls it over backward square for a massive boundary!
Just eight off Jadeja's second over as he gives away just one boundary. Imran Tahir back into the attack
FOUR!! Pollard hammers it over cover but lands just short of Chahar in the deep. Terrific effort from Chahar but the ball bounces away to the boundary for a four
Mumbai Indians are 102/5 after 15 overs. Another tidy over from Tahir after getting hit for a maximum on the first delivery as he concedes just 8.
Wicket! Imran Tahir strikes again and Ishan Kishan (23) plays a reckless shot and Suresh Raina takes a simple catch with in the circle. MI - 101/5 in 14.4 overs.
SIX!! Pollard welcomes Imran Tahir with a maximum straight down the ground.
MS Dhoni introduces Jadeja in the 14th over and the left-arm spinner concedes just 4 from it. Pollard and Kishan are taking their time in the middle before exploding.
5 runs and the wicket of Krunal Pandya for Shardul Thakur in that over. MI - 90/4 in 13 overs. Birthday boy Pollard - 0* and Ishan Kishan 21* are in the middle.
Wicket! Krunal Pandya (7) has been caught by Shardul Thakur off his own delivery. The bowler covered a big distance, fumbles, but eventually manages to pouch it. Brilliant catch from the bowler. MI - 89/4 in 12.3 overs.
Most wickets in middle overs (7-15) this IPL: 23 Imran Tahir * 11 S Gopal 10 R Jadeja/ R Ashwin/ A Mishra/ Y Chahal
WICKET!!! MS Dhoni introduces Imran Tahir the leg-spinner strikes. In-form Suryakumar Yadav (15) has been clean bowled and there comes the customary celebration from Tahir. Mumbai Indians - 82/3 in 11.2 overs.
Four! Suryakumar Yadav ends Harbhajan's over with a boundary. The off-spinner finishes his spell with 4-0-27-0. MI- 80/0 after 11 overs.
Four! Suryakumar Yadav hits Harbhajan Singh over long-on and Ravindra Jadeja almost completed the catch to dismiss him, but the ball goes for a boundary. Brilliant effort from Jadeja.
Four! Dwayne Bravo bowls a slower full toss and Ishan Kishan sweeps him for a boundary. The southpaw takes a single on the next ball and retains the strike. Mumbai Indians - 70/2 in 10 overs. Surya-Kishan are reviving Mumbai.
Four! Ishan Kishan hits Dwayne Bravo over mid-on and gets a boundary. It was bowled in the slot and hit in the gap for a boundary.
Another tidy over from Harbhajan Singh and Mumbai Indians reach 58/2 after 9 overs. Ishan Kishan - 5* & Suryakumar - 7*.
50 comes up for Mumbai Indians as 5 runs came from Harbhajan's over. MI - 50/2 after 7 overs.
Terrific comeback! Wicket over maiden from Deepak Chahar. Mumbai Indians - 45/2 (6 overs). The match-winners of Qualifier 1 for Mumbai Indians - Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav - are into the middle.
The match-winners of Qualifier 1 for Mumbai Indians - Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav - are into the middle.
Wicket! Rohit Sharma (15) edges the slower one from Deepak Chahar and MS Dhoni takes a good catch behind the stumps. Mumbai have lost their openers in quick succession. MI - 45/2 in 5.2 overs.
Master stroke from Dhoni... getting Chahar back after being hit for 22 off 2. Chahar gets Rohit!— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) May 12, 2019
So this is the thing....MI have all boxes ticked, but CSK have Dhoni!🙏#IPLFinal2019
Wicket! Shardul Thakur comes back strongly and gets rid of Quinton de Kock (29) on the next ball after getting hammered. Easy catch for MS Dhoni behind the stumps. MI - 45/1 in 4.5 overs.
SIX!! Another short-pitched bouncer from Shardul Thakur and Quinton de Kock whacks it away over mid-wicket for a maximum.
Four! Rohit Sharma ends Harbhajan Singh's tight over with a boundary. This is the first four of MI innings. MI - 37/0 after 4 overs.
Harbhajan Singh has been introduced by MS Dhoni as Mumbai openers looked to attack their strike pacers.
SIXXX! Quinton de Kock is dealing in sixes. Third maximum from this over. The MI opener has picked the man he's going to attack tonight. 20 runs came from that over from CSK pacer.
SIX!! Quinton de Kock hits Deepak Chahar over cover region and gets another maximum of the over. He's going to attack Chahar and build pressure.
SIX!! Quinton de Kock steps down the ground and hammers Deepak Chahar for a maximum on the first ball of his second over.
After 2 overs, Mumbai Indians are 10/0. Shardul was punished for a maximum in that over.
SIX!! Rohit Sharma plays his trademark pull shot on the short-pitched delivery from Shardul Thakur and Bang. The ball sails into the stands for a maximum and it was lost.
Tidy first over from Deepak Chahar as he concedes just two. Mumbai Indians - 2/0 after 1st over.
Deepak Chahar starts with the new ball for CSK and De Kock gets off the mark on the first ball.
MS Dhoni and his teammates are stepping into the field to bowl first and enter the huddle. While Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock are walking into the middle to start innings.
Kris Srikanth has this to say on the Final.
And the finals of the @IPL is here and expecting a sensational contest between @CskIPLTeam and MI! The surface from the looks like a batting track that can get slower in the second innings, whatever said I m expecting a real close finals here!— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) May 12, 2019
IPL Final Stats!
In 11 #IPL finals— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 12, 2019
Ave total batting 1st: 176
Sides batting 1st: won 7 titles
Sides batting 2nd: won 4 titles
All three title wins for #MI batting 1st#CSK won 2 titles batting 1st and one title batting 2nd#CSKvMI#MIvCSK#IPL2019Final #IPL2019
All the three previous MI-CSK finals were won by the team batting first. So, Mumbai have followed the trend.
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir.
MS Dhoni, CSK skipper: We were looking to bowl first. If the result is in your favour, then it's fine, otherwise they'll say the guys are fatigued. We don't put a lot of effort in the fielding, so the guys should be fine. We're going in with the same team.
Pitch Report: VVS Laxman says the pitch is going to be a belter.