IPL 2017 final : Mumbai Indians beat RPS by 1 run and became the most successful team in history of IPL

Mumbai Indians were crowned the Indian Premier League (IPL) champions following their thrilling one-run win over Rising Pune Supergiant and MI became the only team to win the IPL trophy thrice in history of IPL. This is also the first time since 2008 that a team finishing first in the Points Table has lifted the trophy.

Mitchell Johnson took 3/26 to guide Mumbai Indians to the IPL 2017 title – their third in Indian Premier League history. The Aussie fast bowler produced a brilliant performance in the final over as MI completed a narrow victory over Rising Pune Supergiant. Steve Smith’s 50-ball-51 went in vain as they lost wickets in a heap towards the end. 

Earlier , Mumbai Indians (MI) scored 129 runs on loss of 8 wickets  against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in the IPL 2017 final.

Man of the Match, Krunal Pandya: I feel really amazing that I have performed in both the last two matches. The wicket was on the slower side so I knew that 130 would be a good total for our bowlers. Amazing a dream come true, playing my first IPL final and winning the Man of the Match trophy. All credit goes to Nitin Patel (physio) who made sure that I will be fit to play the final. 

Basil Thampi wins the Emerging player of the tournament award.

Gujarat Lions win the Fair Play award.

Glenn Maxwell wins the award for hitting the most number of sixes in the season.The Orange Cap is handed over to David Warner for scoring the most number of runs in IPL 2017 – 641.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets the Purple Cap for scalping the most number of wickets in IPL 2017 – 26 wickets.

Ben Stokes grabs the Most Valuable Player of IPL 2017 award and also becomes the second player to win player of tournament award in a debut season of IPL after Shane Watson (2008).

Rising Pune Supergiant captain, Steven Smith: Its a hard one to swallow. Proud of the boys. A lot of credit should go to Mumbai as well. 130 was an under-par score, but they fought well. They bowled beautifully. I thought Johnson was magnificent. Bumrah and Malinga were very good as well. We had some wickets in hand and it was probably only one or two overs to get over the mark. But their bowlers did a terrific job to restrict this total. It is a great tournament and I have learned so much from it. 

Mumbai Indians’ skipper, Rohit Sharma: To be honest, I was quite nervous but guys pulled off a great game. To be able to come out and defend 130 was a huge effort. I am very happy. Not much really, we never really needed to change our bowling plans. We bowled great variations. A lot of credit to the bowling unit. When you have bowlers like Bumrah and Malinga in the side, the belief is always there. Our spinners too, throughout the season, have been bowling well.

Mumbai Indians (MI) Scorecard

BATTING

R B 4S 6S
Lendl Simmons c & b Jaydev Unadkat 3 8 0 0
Parthiv Patel (W) c Shardul Thakur b Jaydev Unadkat 4 6 0 0
Ambati Rayudu run out (Steven Smith) 12 15 1 0
Rohit Sharma (C) c Shardul Thakur b Adam Zampa 24 22 4 0
Krunal Pandya c Ajinkya Rahane b Daniel Christian 47 38 3 2
Kieron Pollard c Manoj Tiwary b Adam Zampa 7 3 0 1
Hardik Pandya lbw b Daniel Christian 10 9 0 1
Karn Sharma run out (Daniel Christian) 1 5 0 0
Mitchell Johnson not out 13 14 0 1
Total: 129-8 in overs 20.0 (6.45 runs per over)
 
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Parthiv Patel, 2.1 ov), 2-8 (Lendl Simmons, 2.4 ov), 3-41 (Ambati Rayudu, 7.2 ov),4-56 (Rohit Sharma, 10.1 ov), 5-65 (Kieron Pollard, 11 ov), 6-78 (Hardik Pandya, 13.2 ov), 7-79 (Karn Sharma, 14.1 ov), 8-129 (Krunal Pandya, 20 ov)
 

BOWLING

O M R W
Jaydev Unadkat 4 0 19 2
Washington Sundar 4 0 13 0
Shardul Thakur 2 0 7 0
Lockie Ferguson 2 0 21 0
Adam Zampa 4 0 32 2
Daniel Christian 4 0 34 2

Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) Scorecard

BATTING

R B 4S 6S
Ajinkya Rahane c Kieron Pollard b Mitchell Johnson 44 38 5 0
Rahul Tripathi lbw b Jasprit Bumrah 3 8 0 0
Steven Smith (C) c Ambati Rayudu b Mitchell Johnson 51 50 2 2
MS Dhoni (W) c Parthiv Patel b Jasprit Bumrah 10 13 1 0
Manoj Tiwary c Kieron Pollard b Mitchell Johnson 7 8 1 0
Daniel Christian not out 4 2 0 0
Washington Sundar run out (sub) 0 1 0 0
Total: 128-6 in overs 20.0 (6.4 runs per over)
Extras: 9 (b – 1, w – 3, nb – 0, Penalty – 0)
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Rahul Tripathi, 2.2 ov), 2-71 (Ajinkya Rahane, 11.5 ov), 3-98 (MS Dhoni, 16.2 ov),4-123 (Manoj Tiwary, 19.2 ov), 5-123 (Steven Smith, 19.3 ov), 6-128 (Daniel Christian, 20 ov)
 

BOWLING

O M R W
Krunal Pandya 4 0 31 0
Mitchell Johnson 4 0 26 3
Jasprit Bumrah 4 0 26 2
Lasith Malinga 4 0 21 0
Karn Sharma 4 0 18 0

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