MI Wins IPL 2019

What an absolutely incredible (and fitting) finish to an amazing VIVO IPL 2019, with the Mumbai Indians prevailing by the smallest of margins – just one run. With CSK needing two off the last ball, an under-siege Lasith Malinga executed one of the most important slower balls of his career, trapping Shardul Thakur in front to send Mumbai into raptures. Momentum swung back and forth throughout, and the result is tough on CSK who fall agonisingly short of clinching back-to-back titles. Shane Watson (80 off 59) almost relived last year’s heroics, but it wasn’t to be as Jasprit Bumrah (2-14 off 4, man of the match) and 19-year-old Rahul Chahar (1-14 off 4) brilliantly stifled the CSK chase.

While we can look back on many game-changing moments throughout the final, none were bigger than the runout of MS Dhoni who was adjudged JUST short of his ground by the third umpire. Trying to steal a second run on overthrows, Ishan Kishan threw down the stumps to send the skipper back to the rooms. Up to that point, CSK looked in control in chasing the target of 150. But from there things changed, and MI – despite a nervy 18th over that went the distance – held their nerve. The win sealed their fourth IPL title and with it, bragging rights as the competition’s most successful side. They’ll be celebrating in Mumbai for some time…

Thanks for joining us of this year’s tournament, it’s been a pleasure to have you all. We look forward to seeing you back next year!

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