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Latest Cricket News – Mumbai Indians defeated their rival Chennai Super Kings by 1 run in the IPL final in 2019, and won the title for the fourth time. In the match played at Hyderabad-based Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first. But the Chennai Super Kings bowler proved Rohit’s decision wrong, while Mumbai Indians were bowled out for 149 for 8 in 20 overs. For the last over for Chennai, all was going well but Shane Watson (80) was run out of the run-up. Chennai needed 2 runs to win the final ball. Lasith Malinga poked Shardul Thakur on the same ball and put the fourth IPL title in the Mumbai account. Chennai could score 148 runs in 7 overs in 20 overs.
Shane Watson proved to be a run out of turn point
Shane Watson hit eight fours and four sixes in 59 balls. Watson also got three lives in this match, but he still could not win the match against Chennai. With this, Mumbai once again prevented Chennai from winning the finals. It was the fourth time that Chennai and Mumbai were playing final, out of which three have won Mumbai. Chennai reached the start of the 150-run target, but Mumbai got back quickly and troubled him. Faf du Plessis (26), who constantly shot big shot, was pumped by Krunal Pandya to Quinton de Coke. He was dismissed for a total score of 33. Watson and Suresh Raina (8) brought the team’s score to 70.
Raina got out on this score. After this, Ambati Rayudu (1) became the victim of Jasprit Bumrah, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (2), Ishant Kishan sent a run out at straight throw. Chennai’s score was 82 runs at 4 for 4. Watson held one end from here. They kept Chennai in the match, raising 20-20 runs in Malinga’s 16th and Prasidh Krishna 18th over. Dwayne Bravo (15) was supported by Watson in the 19th over. Chennai needed 9 runs in the last over. Watson’s hopes of winning Chennai’s win were intact. But Watson was run out for two runs in the fourth ball. Four runs were needed on the next two balls. Thakur scored 2 runs on the fifth ball, but the last ball was bowled out. Jasprit Bumrah, ‘Match of the Match’ was selected.
Kieron Pollard brought Mumbai to a respectable score
Earlier, on getting the bat feasts, the first innings was not enough to score a big score. In the last five overs, with Kieron Pollard, Mumbai could only manage 47 runs and during this time they lost three wickets. Pollard hit two fours in the last two balls of the last over but before this Dwayne Bravo kept him in the same over. Pollard played an unbeaten 41 off 25 balls, including three fours and three sixes. Deepak Chahar took 3 wickets for Chennai. Thakur and Imran Tahir got 2-2 successes. Rohit Sharma (15) and Quinton de Kock (29) showed off from the start and put big shots on Thakur and Chahar. The aggression of both of them did not last long.
Thakur dismissed De Kock on the total of 45, then Chahar caught Rohit in the next over to Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He was running the score board by young batsman Ishan Kishan and Mumbai’s experienced player Suryakumar Yadav. Both of them had 80 stumpings at the scoreboard of Mumbai in two overs in 11 overs. Sunil Kumar became the bowler on the second ball of Tahir, who came to bowl on change. Surya kumar scored 15 runs in 17 balls with the help of a four. Dhoni changed the bowling and called for Thakur which was successful. Thakur ran 50-60 meters on his own ball and gave the catastrophic catastrophe (7) a fourth blow to Mumbai. After some time, Kishan (23) hit a miss in an attempt to hit Tahir’s ball and Suresh Raina caught the catch.
Mumbai’s score was 102 runs at a loss of five wickets after 15 overs. Now on the field, Mumbai’s final over specialist pair was Pollard-Hardik Pandya (10). The couple could not do anything special Raina got rid of Hardik’s easy catch on the second ball of the 18th over, gave him a lifeline whose advantage could not be hardened, and he became the victim of Chahra in the next over. In the same over, Chahar sent his brother Rahul Chahar to the pavilion without opening the innings and Mumbai scored 140 runs for 7 wickets. In the last over, Bravo did not spend much runs and the big scoop of Mumbai remained unchanged. However, Pollard brought Mumbai to a respectable score by putting chances on the last two balls.