IPL 2018 Winners – Chennai Super Kings
IPL 2018 Winners – CSK beat SRH
The Mumbai Indians became the first team in the history of the Indian Premier League to win the title three times when they edged out the Rising Pune Supergiant in the final by one to clinch the trophy. In doing so they have now win the IPL three times in the last five seasons, having once gotten to the final before that.
In what was a thrilling final between the Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant, the two teams were faced with a slow pitch where scoring was tough and it took a concerted effort from the winning team’s bowlers to usurp the likes of MS Dhoni and Steven Smith.
Needing 11 runs to win in the final over, Pune were helped by a first-ball boundary off the bat of Manoj Tiwary but Mitchell Johnson retaliated with two wickets off the next two balls to bring the equation back in favour of Mumbai.
With Dan Christian on strike, they required four from the final delivery but he could manage only a couple of runs, run-out going for the third.
Earlier, the Mumbai Indians had won the toss and decided to bat first but generally struggled through their innings. They soon fell to seven for two with Jaidev Unadkat taking both wickets, before Rohit Sharma stuck around for a bit for their side.
It was Krunal Pandya’s healthy striking towards the end of the Mumbai Indians, including an excellent final over that took Mumbai to a score of 129, after it looked at one stage that they would barely cross 100. It proved to be enough.
Mumbai had made the playoffs after finishing at the top of the table with 20 points while Pune finished second with 18 points. The two had played each other twice in the league stage and then again during the first playoffs match, with Pune winning each of the three times.
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders were the other two teams in the playoffs but first Hyderabad went down to Kolkata before the Knight Riders were pushed out by the Mumbai Indians.
The 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League is expected to be played in April 2018 yet again but the dates are yet to be announced.
Past IPL Winners List
- IPL Winners 2018: Chennai Super Kings
- IPL Winners 2017: Mumbai Indians
- IPL Winners 2016: Sunrisers Hyderabad
- IPL Winners 2015: Mumbai Indians
- IPL Winners 2014: Kolkata Knight Riders
- IPL Winners 2013: Mumbai Indians
- IPL Winners 2012: Kolkata Knight Riders
- IPL Winners 2011: Chennai Super Kings
- IPL Winners 2010: Chennai Super Kings
- IPL Winners 2009: Deccan Chargers
- IPL Winners 2008: Rajasthan Royals