IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians ‘ road to final Despite starting the season on a losing note, Mumbai Indians have launched a strong campaign and are now fighting for their fourth IPL title, defending champions Chennai Super Kings.
Mumbai Indians entered the 2019 Indian Premier League final after a dismal campaign last season, fighting for their fourth title against Chennai Super Kings defending champions in Hyderabad on Sunday. Mumbai beat CSK as many as three times earlier in the tournament, including in Chennai’s Qualifier 1 on Tuesday, in the final as the favorites.
Rohit Sharma-led side won three of their four finals in 2013 and 2015, including the two against CSK. After a four-day break, Mumbai will be well rested as they prepare for a fourth win over this season’s side of Dhoni and fourth IPL title.
MI Road to final:
MATCH 1, MI vs DC: Delhi Capitals win by 37 runs
Mumbai had a challenging start to the season as they lost 37 runs to Delhi in their first game of IPL 2019. The side lost a flurry of wickets and Rishabh Pant scored 78 not to end up with the first loss of script MI.
MATCH 2, RCB vs MI: Mumbai Indians win by six runs
When they took on Royal Challengers Bangalore and beat the hosts by six runs, Mumbai opened their winning campaign in their second IPL 2019 match. LasithMalinga’s undetected no-ball sparks controversy after the precision of JaspritBumrah sets the season’s first win for Mumbai.
MATCH 3, KXIP vs MI: Kings XI Punjab win by eight wickets
In 57 balls, KL Rahul smashed 71 runs as Kings XI Punjab picked up an eight-win win over Mumbai Indians.
MATCH 4, MI vs CSK: Mumbai Indians win by 37 runs
As they beat Chennai Super Kings by 37 runs at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Indians become the first team to register 100 IPL wins. Hardik Pandya revived the flagging innings of Mumbai Indians, taking three wickets to hand over their first IPL 2019 defeat to CSK.
MATCH 5, SRH vs MI: Mumbai Indians win by 40 runs
Debutant Alzarri Joseph took six wickets as Sunrisers Hyderabad was dismissed by Mumbai Indians for 96 and won the match with 40 runs. Alzarri Joseph became the third bowler in an IPL match to pick six wickets and surpassed SohailTanveer for the IPL’s best bowling figures–a record that hasn’t been broken since it was set in the first IPL in 2008.
MATCH 6, MI vs KXIP: Mumbai Indians win by three wickets
As the hosts needing 133 runs in the last 10 overs, Kieron Pollard cuts loose, upstaged Kings XI Punjab in a thriller. This season, Mumbai has beaten CSK three times.
MATCH 7, MI vs RR: Rajasthan Royals win by four wickets
Four wickets defeated Mumbai Indians by Rajasthan Royals. Sent in bat, Mumbai Indians scored 187 for five and then Rajasthan Royals, riding on Jos Buttler 89, pursued the goal at Wankhede Stadium in 19.3 overs.
MATCH 8, MI vs RCB: Mumbai Indians win by five wickets
Hardik Pandya smashed an unbeaten 37 runs in 16 balls as on Sunday at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Indians picked up a five-win win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.
MATCH 9, DC vs MI: Mumbai Indians win by 40 runs
Opener Quinton de Kock hit a 27-ball 35 in the top, choosing to bat first, while Pandya brothers Hardik (32) and Krunal (37) hit cameos as MI posted 168/5. In response, Delhi was limited to 128/9.
MATCH 10, RR vs MI: Rajasthan Royals win by five wickets
Steve Smith smashed an unbeaten 59 runs in 48 balls after being announced as Rajasthan Royals skipper to help his side win a five-wicket win over Mumbai Indians.
MATCH 11, CSK vs MI: Mumbai Indians win by 46 runs
In the absence of MS Dhoni at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings with 46 runs.
MATCH 12, KKR vs MI: Kolkata Knight Riders win by 34 runs
In their final home game of IPL 2019, Kolkata Knight Riders posted 232/2 with Andre Russell scoring a thumping 80 run knock and a 34-run victory over Mumbai Indians.
MATCH 13, MI vs SRH: Mumbai Indians win Super Over by 2 wickets
In the high-pressure Indian Premier League contest between the two teams at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Indians beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in an exciting Super-Over finish.
MATCH 14, MI vs KKR: Mumbai Indians win by nine wickets
Following a nine-wicket defeat against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium, Kolkata Knight Riders were eliminated from the 2019 Indian Premier League.
MATCH 15, MI vs CSK Qualier 1: Mumbai Indians win by six wickets
The unbeaten 71 of Suryakumar Yadav helped Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings in the season for the third time and advanced to the final.
IPL 2019 GRAND FINALE
MI skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bat against CSK in the 2019 IPL Final. Quinton de Kock (29 off 17) and Rohit Sharma (15 off 14) made a solid start for Mumbai Indians.De Kock seemed to be more explosive of two, hitting Deepak Chahar three sixes in the fourth over of their innings.De Kock fell over Shardul Thakur’s bowling the very next time. As he dismissed Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma also and put Mumbai Indians on the backfoot, Deepak Chahar came back strongly in his next step making lives difficult for MI Batsmen.Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan built a decent partnership and both fell in rapid succession (by Imran Tahir) and when things looked good for them.
But it was THE BIG B’DAY BOY from West Indies who turned 32 saved MI by playing a brilliant knock (41 of 25 balls) to help his side reach a respectable 149/8 total.
It was up to Chennai to chase a decent and doable total of 149 in 120 balls. Which got off with a marvellous start when Du Plessis (26/13) was stumped behind the wicket by his own national team mate Quinton de kock. Shane Watson who was suffering from a bad form throughout the season once again proved he is the MAN OF FINALS played miraculous (80 of 59 balls) who took the match till the last over and it looked as if they will clinch their 4th title when he was run out by Krunal Pandya. Raina, Rayudu, Dhoni, Bravo couldn’t make an impact or even a stand on the pitch to help Watson overcome the chase. Earlier, CSK was cruising at one point, but MI bowlers took wickets in rapid succession to bring back their side to the match. Probably the biggest turn of the match was the CSK skipper MS Dhoni runout from where CSK did not fully recover.But Shane Watson brought them back to the game when Malinga was displaced in the 18th over for three sixths. Jasprit Bumrah bowled a brilliant 19th over nine runs.In a thrilling one-run encounter,it was the Veteran LasithMalinga who put MI in the doors of victory bowling an excellent last over in the breath taking match.
Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to lift their 4th Indian Premier League trophy.