De Kock key as Mumbai win 2019 IPL

De Kock key as Mumbai win 2019 IPL

The Chennai Super Kings will play Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League final after they beat Delhi Capitals by six wickets in the qualifier.

While Chennai Super Kings were chasing 148 runs against Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 at Vizag, their batsmen were involved in a amusing mix-up. Again it was Shane Watson who seemed to have tilted it in CSK's favour but incredible pace bowling by Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga finally swung it in Mumbai's favour.

But once he was run out in the fourth ball of the final over, it was Sri Lankan Malinga who showed his class to snatch the crown from the defending champions. Dwayne Bravo's dismissal offered MI a ray of hope, and it was down to 13 needed off seven balls.

The Hyderabad metro timings will get extended till 1 am tonight as the city is hosting the final round of the Indian Premier League or IPL.

Here's a look at the statistical highlights from the IPL 2019 final between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Nothing against the bowlers, but the batsmen could've done better. Despite Bumrah conceding just 5 runs off the first five balls of the next over, four byes off the last ball brought the game within CSK's reach.

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The highly impressive young leg-spinner Rahul Chahar began the turnaround, trapping Suresh Raina leg-before.

Dhoni's run out, courtesy Ishan Kishan's direct hit as the CSK skipper tried to steal a second run over an overthrow, tilted the scales in delirious Mumbai's favour.

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Delhi's fast bowler Keemo Paul was smashed for 49 runs off his three overs without taking a wicket.

All of a sudden, a promising start got converted into a wobbly one with Rohit getting caught behind off Deepak Chahar right after de Kock's fall, leaving Mumbai at 45 for two in the sixth over.

It was an outstanding effort from Chahar (1/14) in the middle overs, putting CSK under tremendous pressure as they could collect only 16 runs between 11-15 overs with loss of two wickets.

They have also met in three IPL finals, with Mumbai winning two.

Some late drama followed with Pollard being talked to by the umpires after he took stance at the end of the crease to mock an earlier decision to not call a wide after the ball pitched in that region.

As per Laxman, on a decent batting strip in Hyderabad, Mumbai start as the favourites owing to their batting depth.

"None of the batsmen took the initiative to take the team through and there wasn't a partnership building". IPL finals are supposed to be a celebration, but this one was often ill-tempered. If everything goes well for him in a game, it is brilliant for us.

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