Lasith Malinga created a splendid exhibition in the last over of the match as Mumbai Indians crushed Chennai Super Kings by one raced to secure their fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) title on Sunday. With 9 runs required off the last finished, Malinga kept his quiet and the veteran expelled Shardul Thakur on the last bundle of the match.
Shane Watson was the top entertainer for CSK as he scored a splendid 80 however wickets kept on tumbling on the opposite end and after his expulsion in the last over the match, the supreme victors were unfit to complete the match.It was additionally an uncommon off day for captain MS Dhoni as he was run out for only 2.
Prior, Kieron Pollard top-scored for MI with his unbeaten 41-run thump while Quinton de Kock scored 29. Deepak Chahar represented three batsmen while Thakur and Imran Tahir took two wickets each for CSK.
Twitter ejected after the exciting experience and cricketers from all around the globe took to the long range informal communication site to praise Mumbai Indians on their record fourth IPL title win. Here are the tweets –
Watson realizes how to win finals. His rankling hundred against SRH a year ago had conveyed CK a fantasy triumph. He got an opportunity again this time. With du Plessis Dhoni, Raina and Rayudu all falling flat, Watson was by and by was taken a gander at as the person who could get CSK home.
In any case, in contrast to last time, this time he was helped by some terrible handling. Malinga was the main guilty party. After Mitchell McCleneghan had instigated a miscue from Watson, the Sri Lankan pacer put down a straight forward shot with Watson on 31. Rahul Chahar was straightaway, putting down an intense return chance when Watson was on 42. The third drop was again from Chahar, who put down a dolly after Jasprit Bumrah had Watson confounding a draw when on 55.
Watson had an enchanted existence, profiting by his drops by following Malinga and crushing him for three fours in the sixteenth over, flinging Krunal for three consecutive sixes in the eighteenth. That left them requiring 19 keeps running in 14 balls, and with a very much set Watson at the wrinkle, it appeared to be in CSK’s pack. Be that as it may, as it turned out, Malinga bested Watson in the clash of veterans.