Mumbai Indians pulled off one of the famous wins of the tournament by defeating Rising Pune Supergiant by a run in the IPL 10 final. After winning the toss, the Mumbai put 129/8 on the board. They were chasing the game right from the third over of their innings when they lost both their openers. But a superb bowling performance in the second half of the game allowed them to put pressure on Pune, which eventually led them to snatch a memorable one run win from Rising Pune Supergiant.
Twitter flooded with accolades as soon as Mumbai pulled off the win-
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) May 21, 2017
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 21, 2017
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) May 21, 2017
— Karrisiddhardhareddy (@Karrisiddhu666) May 22, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 21, 2017
— Professor GyaanCho™ (@theHasnainRaza) May 21, 2017
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) May 21, 2017
RPS left it till too late and that’s what made them lose the game. At one stage, they required to reach the target at 7 per over but it increased to 9 which eventually took the game out of their hands. 11 runs were needed from the final over. Manoj Tiwary began with the 20th over by swiping Mitchell Johnson to the deep square leg boundary, but holed out to Pollard the very next ball. Johnson then dismissed his compatriot off his next ball, as Smith hit him to a perfectly placed deep point, where Rayudu took a great catch. RPS needed 7 runs from the last 3 balls, with Washington Sundar on strike. The youngster sneaked a single to give Dan Christian the strike. But the Australian all-rounder could not get his team past the line.
There was no greater way to end the 10th year of IPL by Mumbai Indians. The celebrations, which kicked-off at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, continued into the night as the players reached their hotel. The players were welcomed by the hotel staff and a few Bollywood celebrities were also present to congratulate them.
Congratulations Mumbai Indians for making their 3rd IPL victory a memorable one!