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IPL 2019 Winners – Mumbai Indians

IPL 2019 Winners – MI beat CSK

Mumbai Indians became the first time in the history of the IPL to win the competition four times when they defeated the Chennai Super Kings in the final of the 2019 edition of the tournament. It was another of those thrillers that went right down to the wire and Chennai were seen blowing an excellent chance of winning the title yet again.

Batting first after winning the toss, the Mumbai Indians struggled on a two-paced Hyderabad pitch after their openers had given them a quick start. From 45/0 in less than five overs, they lost both Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma in a space of three balls before Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan resurrected their innings. Once the 37-run partnership was ended by Imran Tahir, Mumbai lost a few wickets in a hurry to slump to 101 for five in the 15th over.

It was a whirlwind knock of 41 from 25 deliveries that took Mumbai Indians to 149/8 in their 20 overs, a score that looked improbable at one stage.

And when Chennai had reached 70/1 before the halfway stage with Shane Watson going very strong at the crease, the match was very much in the grasp of the defending champions. He held his end up much like the final of the previous year where he had scored a century but at the other end, the Super Kings kept losing wickets at regular intervals, leaving them to score 17 from the final 10 balls.

And when Chennai had reached 70/1 before the halfway stage with Shane Watson going very strong at the crease, the match was very much in the grasp of the defending champions. He held his end up much like the final of the previous year where he had scored a century but at the other end, the Super Kings kept losing wickets at regular intervals, leaving them to score 17 from the final 10 balls.

Bumrah bowled an excellent penultimate over and but for the four byes that de Kock let go off the final ball of the 19th, the equation would have been a lot tougher for the Super Kings. Needing nine from six, Lasith Malinga conceded four from the first three balls and then saw Watson running himself out going for a second round off the fourth.

Four needed from two became two off one but Malinga bowled a brilliant slow ball yorker that Shardul Thakur missed and saw his stump go cartwheeling.

Chennai Super Kings were the 2018 champions when they had beaten the Sunrisers Hyderabad in a high-scoring final.

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 2017Mumbai Indians
  • IPL Winners 2016Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • IPL Winners 2015Mumbai Indians
  • IPL Winners 2014Kolkata Knight Riders
  • IPL Winners 2013Mumbai Indians
  • IPL Winners 2012Kolkata Knight Riders
  • IPL Winners 2011Chennai Super Kings
  • IPL Winners 2010Chennai Super Kings
  • IPL Winners 2009Deccan Chargers
  • IPL Winners 2008Rajasthan Royals
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