Indian Premier League: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings in final

Indian Premier League: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings in final

Indian Premier League 2019 finals will take place in Hyderabad on May 12 as it was shifted from Chennai due to a conflict over stands between Chennai corporation and Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA).

But he held his nerve in the thrilling last over, and he trapped Shardul Thakur lbw on the final ball to give Mumbai a one-run win over their regular foes.

Deepak Chahar took three wickets while fellow quick Shardul Thakur took two.

Watson, who was dropped twice by Rahul Chahar, looked as though he would deliver victory after he smashed four sixes and eight fours in his 59-ball knock but he paid for a reckless run out when he attempted to get back on strike. Faf du Plessis contributed 26 runs.

The teams that had finished No.1 and 2 are fittingly meeting in the final.

For three-time champions Chennai Super Kings, who have entered their eighth final, it has been another remarkable season after last year when they made a triumphant return having served a two-year suspension.

Both players were dismissed immediately after reaching their half-centuries, but the steady Ambati Rayudu ensured there was no late drama with an unbeaten 20 to help Chennai reach their second straight final. He became the fourth bowler to do so after Lasith Malinga, Amit Mishra, and Piyush Chawla.


Watson's return to the IPL next season was already uncertain after the 37-year-old bid farewell to Australia's Big Bash early this year.

Both CSK and MI have won the IPL title three times each and are the joint most successful teams of the league.

With the World Cup starting 18 days after the IPL final, workload management has been a major talking point this term.

Chatting with Mumbai Indians cricketer Yuvraj Singh in a candid interview after the summit clash, Tendulkar said that Bumrah was "fantastic" on Sunday night. The veteran Australian almost stayed until the end of the innings, with a sensational 80 runs off 59 deliveries.

"Today was one game we should've done slightly better", Dhoni said.

After a frugal first over, Chahar went for 20 runs in the following one with the South African wicket-keeper batsman going for his strokes on a true surface.

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