Mumbai Indians Clinch Third IPL Trophy with Thrilling 1-run Win

  • Mumbai Indians Clinch Third IPL Trophy with Thrilling 1-run Win

Mumbai Indians Clinch Third IPL Trophy with Thrilling 1-run Win

Steve Smith's Rising Pune Supergiant eye their maiden Indian Premier League crown as they meet tournament favourites Mumbai Indians in a mouth-watering title clash.

Mitchell Johnson took 3 for 26 to guide Mumbai's to third IPL title.

He was particularly delighted with the way his team had fought back to snatch a one-run win over Rising Pune Supergiant after posting a modest 128 for eight.

Rohit Sharma now has to be the most popular figure in Mumbai after he shouldered them to a third Indian Premier League title defeating Rising Pune Supergiant in an epic clash by 1 run.

Chasing a target of 130 runs, Pune could only manage to post 128/6 in their 20 overs.

Supergiant was left with four runs to cross the line of the last ball. Where Mumbai were 81 for seven after 15, Pune were 83 for two with five overs to go.

Pune made a patient start and looked determined to sail the team to victory with Ajinkya Rahane playing a sensible knock after losing the initial wicket of Rahul Tripathi (3).

Buttler scored 272 runs in 10 outings for Mumbai at a strike rate of 153.67 and was a key contributor to the Mumbai's cause throughout the tournament. The team was looking to score some runs and Pune was putting vast pressure on the batsmen.

Australia's former Ashes hero Johnson dismissed Manoj Tiwary and Smith off successive deliveries while Dan Christian ran himself out in the final ball of the over which yielded nine runs.

Indian batsman Ambati Rayudu was then run out by Australian Steven Smith for a mere 12 runs.

Earlier, apart from left-handed all-rounder Krunal Pandya (47 off 38 balls), who watched helplessly from the other end, none of the other Mumbai Indians batsmen showed maturity and the guts to stay at the crease. While Bumrah picked up two wickets and gave away 26 runs in his four-over quota.

Batting first, Mumbai lost 7 quick wickets for 79 in just the 14th over of the game. Rohit pulled a half-pitched ball to Thakur at deep mid-wicket, while Pollard offered an easy catch to pouch for Tiwary at long-on. Although Rohit and Krunal Pandaya tried to build up a partnership but wickets continued to fall as Rohit departed and was followed by Keiron Pollard, Hardik Pandya and Karn Sharma; 4 major wickets had fallen within a span of 23 runs from 56/3 to 79/7. He proved to be a calm and matured captain who led from the front and played a pivotal role in taking the team through.