Mumbai Indians has finally got a victory in IPL 10 2017 and created history by becoming the first team to win the IPL for a record of three times. Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant team by one run in the final in Hyderabad on Sunday night. They defended a modest 130 run target on the back of a magnificent bowling effort from Mitchell Johnson who was playing his fifth game of the season and successfully defended 11 off the last over and finished with 3/26 to outshine an equally impressive knock from Steve Smith (51). This is also the first time since 2008 that a team finishing first in the Points Table has lifted the trophy.

Mumbai Indians Squads

Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Parthiv Patel, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Jagadeesha Suchith, Hardik Pandya, Jos Buttler, Tim Southee, Jitesh Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Saurabh Tiwary, Nicholas Pooran, Mitchell Johnson, Karn Sharma, Asela Gunaratne, Krishnappa Gowtham, Kulwant Khejroliya.

IPL Final 2017
IPL Final 2017

Highlights of Mumbai Indians Vs Rising Supergiants; Final match

  • Mumbai Indian’s captain Rohit Sharma for a change decided to post a target rather than chase one because of the previous defeat against Rising Supergiant.
  • It was the Rising Pune Supergiant who kept the dice rolling from ball one. On a decent enough surface to bat on, Mumbai Indians batsmen struggled to an extent that they could score just 16 runs after five overs, the lowest in that period.
  • The pressure created after the first two overs, in which only seven runs were scored, paid off when Parthiv mistimed a pull off Unadkat to Shardul Thakur at mid-on. Three balls later, Unadkat’s cutter did the trick again.
  • Simmons, trying to nudge it to leg, managed a leading edge and the bowler, in the middle of his follow through, stretched his left arm out to pluck a one-handed return catch. Ambati Rayudu and Rohit Sharma had no choice but to bide their time and play themselves in. The first boundary came after five overs.
  • After five overs, Mumbai were 16/2. They doubled it in the next over with Rohit spanking Lockie Ferguson for four boundaries in the over. But that joy was short-lived, courtesy a splendid direct hit from Smith that resulted in Rayudu’s run-out.
  • Even as Rohit, along with Krunal Pandya attempted to rebuild the innings, the bowlers, who operated impeccably on a stump-to-stump line, didn’t make it easy. Rohit’s short-yet-entertaining knock was cut short when he holed out to Thakur off Adam Zampa, dealing MI a telling blow.
  • Thereon, MI completely fell apart. Keiron Pollard, Hardik Pandya and Karn Sharma departed with scores at 65, 78 and 79. Then the big shots finally came out in the last three overs, and he got 13, 10 and an extremely crucial 14 runs in the final three overs before departing for 47 – with three fours and two sixes – off the last ball of the innings.
  • He got able support from Mitchell Johnson, who did not give his wicket at the other end. The eighth-wicket stand between the two batsmen was worth 50 runs, and it took MI to 129/8. Krunal Pandya got man of the match for this amazing victory of Mumbai Indians.

However, RPS ended second-bottom of the tournament last year and had a mixed start this season under the captaincy of Steve Smith, who was working with legendary wicket-keeper MS Dhoni in his ranks. Pune’s record by Ben Stokes made all the difference as the England all-rounder’s showing with the bat and ball was instrumental in the side clinching a playoff berth with nine wins from 14 games. But the team proved in the first qualifier against Mumbai that they are so much more than just Stokes after teenage spinner Washington Sundar turned out to be the unlikely hero with match-winning figures of 3/16 from his four overs, dismissing Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard and Ambati Rayudu.