Mumbai Indians win record 4th IPL title

Published: May 13, 2019 22:17:01

The Mumbai Indians players posing with the IPL 2019 trophy — BCCI

Mumbai Indians won the IPL final on the very last ball for a sensational one-run victory against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday, reports AP.

Shane Watson's 80 off 59 balls nearly took MS Dhoni's team home, but the Australian allrounder was run out in the last over as Mumbai restricted Chennai to 148-7 and clinched its record fourth Indian Premier League title.

Earlier, after winning the toss and electing to bat first, Kieron Pollard's unbeaten 41 off 25 deliveries had lifted Mumbai to 149-8.

Mumbai won both its league matches against Chennai this season and also won the Qualifier 1 against Dhoni's side before making it 4-0 on Sunday.

Watson's belligerent knock, which featured eight fours and four sixes, left Chennai needing nine runs off Malinga's last over. However, Watson attempted to retain the strike off the fourth delivery and got run out and Thakur was trapped leg before wicket off Malinga's last delivery.

Watson, who was dropped three times during his knock, and Dwayne Bravo brought the target down to 42 off the final four overs when they smashed 20 runs off Malinga's 16th over.

Jasprit Bumrah (2-14) bowled two impressive overs and also had Bravo caught behind.

In between those two Bumrah overs, Watson kept Chennai in the hunt by lofting left arm spinner Krunal Pandya for three successive sixes in the 18th over before Malinga returned and quashed Chennai's hopes.

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