This Day in 2019 : Mumbai Indians won their fourth IPL title

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Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings in thrilling finals played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad played on 12th May 2019.

After being invited into bat by CSK captain MS Dhoni, Mumbai Indians openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock got the team off to a flying start putting 45 runs in just 4.5 overs. De Kock looked in fine touch scoring 29 off 17 balls with 4 sixes. Both openers fell at the score of 45.

Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya could not contribute much as Chennai Super Kings bowlers kept picking wickets at regular intervals. Thanks to Kieron Pollard’s lusty blows, in the end, Mumbai Indians posted 149 for 7 in 20 overs.

It was not an ideal start for Mumbai Indians as Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis got a brisk start. Krunal Pandya got the breakthrough for Mumbai Indians getting the wicket of Du Plessis.  Mumbai Indians bowlers kept the lid as they picked the wickets Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, and MS Dhoni to leave CSK at 82 for 4. On another end, Shane Watson made took the attack on Mumbai Indians bowlers.

Jasprit Bumrah bowled a sensational 19th over giving away 9 runs and also took the wicket of Dwayne Bravo. After being smashed for 43 runs in 3 overs, Rohit Sharma gave the final over to Lasith Malinga.  Krunal Pandya produced a brilliant throw from the boundary to dismiss the dangerous Watson for a brilliant 84. Malinga held his nerves to dismiss Shardul Thakur off the final ball to give Mumbai Indians a thrilling 1 run win.

Mumbai Indians had a great season finishing top of the points table with 9 wins and 5 losses in the league stage.

Quinton de Kock was the leading runs scorer for Mumbai Indians in 2019 edition. He made 529 runs from 16 matches ( 16 innings) with 4 half-centuries. His best score was 81. The South African wicketkeeper finished as the 3rd leading run-getter in the tournament.

Jasprit Bumrah was the leading wicket-taker with 19 wickets from 16 matches ( 16 innings) with an economy of 6.63 runs per over. He finished as the 5th leading wicket-taker in the tournament.

Previous IPL titles 

Mumbai Indians won their maiden IPL title in 2013 defeating Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 26th May 2013. In this edition, Mumbai Indians finished 2nd in the points table.

After losing the first 4 matches in the 2015 edition, Mumbai Indians finished 2nd in the points table. They eventually won the title defeating Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 24th May.

Mumbai Indians won their third IPL title defeating Rising Pune Supergiant by just 1 run played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on 21st May 2017.

 

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