Mumbai Indians beat the Chennai Super Kings by one run to win a record fourth Indian Premier League title.
Mumbai managed 149-8 from their 20 overs, thanks mainly to Kieron Pollard, who top scored with 41 off 25 balls, while Quinton de Kock also chipped in with 29.
That set Chennai a target of 150 to retain their IPL title and win a fourth in total, but they fell agonisingly short in what turned out to be a dramatic conclusion to the final.
Chennai looked on cause to take the victory as Australian all-rounder Shane Watson scored 80, but the turning point came in the final over when he was run out.
At that point Chennai needed nine runs to win, and it went to the last ball with Shardul Thakur needing two runs off it.
However he was trapped lbw by Lasith Malinga to hand the title to Mumbai Indians.
Durham legend Chris Rushworth goes toe to toe with the Cricket Badger’s Twenty Questions.
“If that commitment’s not there, then it’s time for him to think.”
“Increasingly you are under more and more pressure to be the man every time you play and that is a big burden.”
“This was a huge adrenaline shot for the game. It gives us a massive chance to take those plans forward really quickly.”
The Cricket Badger rounds off a fantastic World Cup with special guests Oli Fisher and Aakash Sivasubramaniam.
Sir Eoin Morgan has a nice ring to it…
“Stokesy got a full toss last ball, he’d probably have smashed it out of the park rather than try to nurdle two,”
The team comprised four Englishmen, two New Zealanders, two Australians, two Indians and a sole Bangladeshi.
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