M60 : Mumbai beat Delhi in the final by 5 wickets to win its 5th IPL Title
Mumbai Indians (MI) once again won the Indian Premier League (IPL) title. Mumbai defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by 5 wickets in the final of the 13th season of IPL in Dubai on Tuesday night. Mumbai first stopped Delhi for 156/6 runs and then achieved the winning target (157 runs) by losing 5 wickets in 18.4 overs. Captain Rohit Sharma played a strong innings of 68 (51 balls, 5 fours, 4 sixes).
Mumbai Indians became champions for the second consecutive time. They captured a total of 5 titles. Mumbai had previously been the IPL champions in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2109. They have achieved these five titles under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. The dream of winning the title of Delhi Capitals reached the final for the first time remained unfulfilled. Delhi lost their chance of becoming champions for the first time in 13 years.
Chasing a target of 157 runs, the Mumbai team's first wicket fell to a score of 45, when Quinton Dekock (20) was caught by Rishabh Pant on the bowling of Marcus Stoinis. Suryakumar Yadav (19) was run out on a score of 90.
In his 200th IPL match, Rohit Sharma completed a half-century in 36 balls. During this, he completed 4000 (155 matches) runs for Mumbai Indians in IPL. On the score of 137, Anrich Nortje returned Rohit (68 runs). Kieron Pollard (9) was dismissed by Kagiso Rabada. The fourth wicket fell at a score of 147. When a run was needed, Hardje Pandya (3 runs) was returned by Nortje. Ishaan Kishan remained unbeaten after scoring 33 runs, with Krunal Pandya winning with one run.
Mumbai Indians (MI): 5th time champion
2013 Finals: Mumbai beat Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs
2015 Final: Mumbai beat Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs
2017 Finals: Mumbai beat Rising Pune Super Giant by 1 run
2019 Finals: Mumbai beat Chennai Super Kings by 1 run
2020 Final: Mumbai beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets
In this way, Mumbai Indians have the highest number of 5 IPL titles. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has won 3 (2010, 2011, 2018) titles. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has won 2 (2012, 2014) titles. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) - 2016, Deccan Chargers - 2009 and Rajasthan Royals - became champions in 2008.
Such a prize money for champion Mumbai
The winner of this season of IPL, Mumbai Indians team received a check of Rs 20 crore. The runner-up Delhi Capitals received a check for 12.5 crore.
Mumbai defeated Delhi for the fourth time this season
Mumbai registered an easy win over Delhi for the fourth time this season. They also started an aggressive batting after bowling. Rohit welcomed Ravichandran Ashwin with a six, while Kagiso Rabada gave away 18 runs in the first over. Which includes 3 fours and a six by Quinton DeKock (20 runs off 12 balls).
While Rohit hit a four and a six over Anrich Nortje, Iyer handed the 5th over to Marcus Stoinis, who removed Dekock behind the wicket on the very first ball. Suryakumar Yadav, however, did not let Delhi celebrate by scoring 10 runs off his first two balls.
Suryakumar 'run out' for captain
Mumbai scored 61 for one wicket in the power play. When Axar Patel (16 runs from 4 overs) was curbing the batsmen. Rohit then broke the silence on leg-spinner Praveen Dubey, hitting six off long off and long on, but Suryakumar (19 off 20 balls) got himself run out to save his captain's wicket.
Mumbai finally got an easy win
After this, Rohit completed his half-century by putting a four on Rabada. New batsman Ishaan Kishan presented a good example of his skill of putting shots on Stoinis for a six. Rohit's innings ended with a fine catch by Substitute Lalit Yadav, but then Mumbai needed only 20 runs off 22 balls. Kieron Pollard (9) and Hardik Pandya (3) were out, but this did not affect the result.
Delhi Capitals had scored 156/7
With the help of half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant, Delhi Capitals scored 156 for seven in the final. After winning the toss, Delhi came in to bat first and scored 22 runs for three wickets at one time, but Iyer (65 not out off 50 balls, 6 fours, 2 sixes) and Pant (56 off 38 balls, 4 fours, 2 Sixers) took the position by adding 96 runs for the fourth wicket.
Man of the match Trent Boult took 3 for 30 and Nathan Coulter Nile took 2 for 29. Delhi scored only 20 runs in the last three overs. The pitch was bouncing and the Delhi batsmen could not adjust to it initially. They lost the wickets of Marcus Stoinis, Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan in the first four overs.
Boult gave initial shock to Delhi
Boult was injured in the last match, but was fully fit and took the new ball and removed Delhi's Stoinis. After this, he also caught the new batsman Rahane (2) behind the wicket, while Jayant Yadav (one for 25) in the team in place of Rahul Chahar, bowled Dhawan (15) to justify his selection.
Captain Iyer and Pant handled the innings
Iyer and Pant took the lead in grooming the innings. Meanwhile, when Iyer was on 14 runs, Ishaan Kishan dropped his difficult catch on the cover. Pant, who struggled to score runs in the entire IPL, preferred to play early and focused on rotating strikes. When Krunal Pandya came for bowling in the 10th over, Pant welcomed him with two sixes. Due to this Rohit Sharma had to deliver the ball to Bumrah.
... but not much runs scored in the death overs
Rohit made frequent changes in bowling, but it was difficult to disturb the concentration of these two. Iyer hit Pollard for the first six of his innings. Pant completed his first half-century of the season. In the same over, however, he gave his wicket in reward by giving an easy catch. But Iyer persisted. He completed the half-century off 40 balls, but Boult did not allow Shimron Hetmeyer (5) to score freely and removed him in the second spell, which did not work in Delhi's death overs strategy.