0MI vs CSK IPL Final 2019: Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians are taking on defending champions and Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in the high-voltage Vivo IPL 2019 Final at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad Sunday. Both the teams will be fighting each other for the fourth time in the IPL history. One thing among both the teams is similar that they are the only sides in the cash-rich league to lift IPL trophy thrice.

Mumbai reserved its berth in the finals after defeating Chennai in the Qualifier 1 of the IPL while later outclassed Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 2 and made it to the grand final. 

Both the teams equipped with players who can change the game any time. Mumbai have skipper Sharma, opener Quinton de Kock, all-rounder Kieron Pollard, pacer Lasith Malinga while Chennai posses skipper Dhoni opener Faf du Plessis, all-rounder Shane Watson, spinner Imran Tahir, all-rounder Dwayne Bravo among other players.

MI vs CSK IPL Final 2019 LIVE score

MI becomes the first team to win IPL title fourth time. All thanks to Malinga who bowled superb last over.

  • Mumbai win the match as Malinga strikes, dismisses Thakur.
  • Chennai need 2 runs in 1 ball, Malinga to bowl Shardul Thakur
  • Chennai need 9 runs in last over, Watson on strike.
  • Bumrah departs Bravo, Watson reaches 76, Chennai need 17 in 10 balls
  • Watson smacks 3 sixers in 3 balls in the 18th over. Chennai need 18 in two overs. 
  • Watson completes another half-century. Match becoming a thriller. Superb over by Bumrah who concedes only four runs in his third over and just nine runs in three overs.
  • Match turning away from MI, Bravo and Watson concede 20 off Malinga’s third over. Chennai need 42 off 24. 
  • McClenaghan completes his four-over spell, gives 24 runs, remains wicketless. Chennai need 62 off 30 balls.
  • Chennai need 65 off 36. Responsibility on the shoulders of Watson and Dwayne Bravo. If another wicket fells, it will be hard for CSK to recuperate. 
  • Master finisher run out, scores only 2 runs. Chennai under tremendous pressure. Score 82 for 4 in 13 overs.
  • Captain cool played several dot balls, Watson’s bat also silent. Chennai need 69 off 45 balls.
  • MS Dhoni joins in-form Watson. Mumbai bowlers tighten the noose, asking rate going up. 
  • Chennai lose 2 wickets in 2 overs. After Raina, Rayudu fell for 1. It was Jasprit Bumrah who departs Rayudu.
  • Chennai lose review as Rahul Chahar strikes. He dismisses Raina for 8. Ambati Rayudu on the crease. 
  • After the completion of 8 overs, Chennai 60 for 1. MI desperate for a wicket. 
  • Chennai reaches 57 off in 7 overs. Mumbai eyeing for a wicket. Rahul Chahar bowling his first over.
  • Umpire reverses his decision. Lifeline for Raina.
  • Mitchell McClenaghan comes to bowl second over and departs Raina for 4. But left-handed batsman challenged the decision.
  • Chennai score 53 in the power play of 6 overs. Watson makes 23 off 19 while Raina scores 3.
  • Chennai posses a long batting line-up in terms of Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, besides Watson and Raina.
  • The score is 38 in 5 overs. Suresh Raina and Shane Watson on the crease. Skipper Rohit Sharma tries four bowlers.
  • After hitting six and two fours, Krunal Pandya dismisses du Plessis. He scores 26 off 13 coupled with a sixer and three boundaries.
  • Lasith Malinga completes first over, conceding 7 runs. du Plessis on 12 and Watson on 7. Both batsmen playing cautiously.
  • Chennai score 12 runs in first two overs. Mitchell McClenaghan gives 7 and Shane Watson concedes 5 in their opening overs.
  • The second inning of Vivo IPL 2019 begins with Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson coming to bat.
  • Despite getting a better start, Mumbai fails to set a challengable total for heavyweights like Chennai.
  • Mumbai set 149 target for Chennai in the final of Vivo IPL. Pollard scores unbeaten 41 off 25 coupled with three sixes and the same number of boundaries.
  • Mitchell McClenaghan run out. Was running for the second run but fell short of a few steps
  • MS Dhoni hands bowl to Dwayne Bravo to bowl last over. 
  • What an over by Deepak Chahar, he takes two wickets an gave only four runs. Mumbai 140 for 7. Last over to go. 
  • Umpire lifts his finger but Pandya reviews the decision. It was a good length bowl. Pandya out as he misses as per UltraEdge.
  • Mumbai 136 for 5 in 18 overs. Pollard (32) and Pandya (12) on the crease. How many runs can Mumbai make in last two overs? Depends upon Pollard and Hardik.
  • Suresh Raina drops catch off Hardik Pandya. Score 122 for 5.
  • Pollard smacks 2nd sixer of purple cap holder. Mumbai 120 for 7 in 17 overs.
  • Tahir gets purple cap after dismissing Kishan. He claims 26 wickets in the IPL 2019 so far.
  • Four overs to go. Tahir comes to bowl his third over. Pollard and Pandya on the crease.
  • Tahir and Thakur pick up two each wicket while Chahar takes one. Mumbai eyeing to set 160 target. 
  • Tahir again strikes, takes the wicket of Kishan. H scored 23 off 26. Hardik Pandya joins Pollard. Mumbai 102 for 5. Five overs to go. 
  • Kieron Pollard comes to rescue as Mumbai struggles on 94 for 4 in 14 overs. 
  • After the dismissal of Sharma, Mumbai comes under pressure. Will Pollard and Kishan take MI out?
  • Kieron Pollard comes to rescue Mumbai. It is also the birthday of West Indies star. Let’s see what happens!
  • Shardul Thakur gets another wicket as he dismisses Krunal Pandya. Pandya goes back for paltry 7. Score 90 for 4.
  • Imran comes to attack and dismisses Yadav on the second delivery. He became the first spinner in the history of IPL to take 25 wickets. Mumbai three down for 82.
  • Harbhajan concedes 27 runs in his four-over spell, remains wicketless.
  • As half of the first inning completes Mumbai score 72 for the loss of two wickets. Dhoni has not handed bowl to Imran Tahir yet, it seems he will bowl in the death overs.
  • It is a strategic break. After losing openers, Chennai bowlers put a break on the runs. The run-rate went down from 10 at the end of three overs to 6.44 after nine. 
  • Harbhajan completes third over, concedes five runs. Pressure mounting on Mumbai after the loss of openers.
  • Chennai Super Kings are the most consistent team in the history of IPL, have won title thrice. Score reaches 53 for 2 in eight overs. 
  • Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan on the crease, Mumbai 50 for 2. Fine over by Harbhajan Singh.
  • Mumbai lose skipper Rohit Sharma. Chahar departed MI skipper for 15. Score 45 for 2. Back to back wickets.
  • Shardul Thakur dismissed de Kock for 29 off 17 after hitting four sixes. The score reaches to 45 for 1 in the five overs. 
  • Chennai 37 for none in the four overs. Harbhajan Singh gave seven runs in his first over. de Kock on 23, Rohit Sharma on 14.
  • de Kock hammers three sixes of Deepak Chahar in the third over. The score is 30 with no loss. The opening stand is turning dangerous for Chennai.
  • Rohit beautifully scored a six in the second over. Mumbai taking the game in control. 
  • First over by Chahar, de Kock and Rohit Sharma on the field. Mumbai at  3 runs without any loss.
  • Here are the squads for today’s game: 
  • 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 Tahi
  • 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
  • Mumbai have won the toss and have opted to bat first against Chennai in the 12th edition of IPL.
  • Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are the only teams to won IPL title thrice. Chennai are currently defending champions, claiming the title in 2018 after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets.