In a match that went right down to the last ball, Mumbai Indians defeated Rising Pune Supergiant in a low-scoring final to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) title played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.
Jaydev Unadkat and Manoj Tiwary of Rising Pune Supergiant celebrate fall of Lendl Simmons.
Parthiv Patel of Mumbai Indians in action during the final.
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma reacts after getting dismissed during the final.
Mumbai’s top and middle order batsmen put up a horrific show against the disciplined bowling from Pune and the former were left reeling at 79/7 in the 15th over.
Adam Zampa of Rising Pune Supergiant celebrates fall of Kieron Pollard.
All-rounder Krunal Pandya’s 47 off 38 deliveries pulled Mumbai out of the hole.
Pune skipper Steven Smith led from the front scoring a fighting half-century in a losing cause.
With the Mumbai bowlers maintaining a tight line, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Smith found the going tough and could only add 27 runs between them in as many balls.
Dhoni scored 10 runs in 13 balls before falling to a poor shot in the 17th over, slashing a Bumrah delivery which was slightly outside off-stump but only managed an easy top edge to wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel.
Chasing a target of 130 runs, Pune could only manage to post 128/6 in their 20 overs.
Mumbai Indians registered a one-run victory in front of packed stands at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium. This is Mumbai’s third IPL title.