Chasing down a humongous target, Mahendra Singh Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings put up a disappointing show. Dwayne Smith and Suresh Raina played some useful knocks, but struggled to up the ante. All Mumbai Indians’ bowlers bowled with discipline and maintained proper line and length throughout. MI captain Rohit Sharma led from the front and managed to keep the opposition on their toes.
It is needless to say that MI managed to comeback in the tournament and surprised all cricket lovers. From languishing at the end of the points table to winning the tournament, it was a 360 degree turn by the team. Sachin Tendulkar, mentor of the team stated that the team played the game with a calm and composed frame of mind and also emphasised that they took the match as just another game.
Batting first, MI’s batsmen gave a superb exhibition of batting to ensure their second IPL title. The explosion of fireworks from the bat of Lendl Simmons and Rohit Sharma gave MI a splendid start. Kieron Pollard and Ambati Rayudu gave solid support and managed to build a good partnership as they crossed the 200 mark. As far as the CSK bowling was concerned, only Ashish Nehra put up a decent show but he too was hit all over the park by Keiron Pollard in the death overs.
Post their win, the players in the MI dug-out were ecstatic and hugged and congratulated each other. Meanwhile, the fireworks lit up the night sky and it will surely be party all night for the players and support staff of Mumbai Indians.