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Batting at No 4 in IPL won't cause problems during ICC Champions Trophy, feels Rohit Sharma

Batting at No 4 in IPL won't cause problems during ICC Champions Trophy, feels Rohit Sharma

"IPL is different from international cricket. I spoke before the start of IPL that to give balance to the team I will bat lower down. I don't know why people compare the two (situations)," said Sharma at the Mumbai Indians' media conference here today.

WATCH: The last Mitchell Johnson over that sealed MI's IPL 2017 final fate against RPS

WATCH: The last Mitchell Johnson over that sealed MI's IPL 2017 final fate against RPS

While some credit the entire bowling unit, others to the clever field set-up, but a lot goes out to Mitchell Johnson, who held onto his nerves in the final over, brought all his experience to use and restricted Pune from their maiden title.

IPL 2017 Final, RPS vs MI: This Twitter user predicted every detail of Sunday finale, got 8 out of 9 right

IPL 2017 Final, RPS vs MI: This Twitter user predicted every detail of Sunday finale, got 8 out of 9 right

While Mumbai Indians went ahead to script history, becoming the first team to win three IPL trophies, when they defeated Rising Pune Supergiant in a pulsating Sunday finale at Hyderabad, there was this one Twitterati who made predictions, much ahead of the match and almost all of them were right.

IPL 2017 Final, RPS vs MI: I had faith in my bowlers during death overs, says Rohit Sharma

IPL 2017 Final, RPS vs MI: I had faith in my bowlers during death overs, says Rohit Sharma

Rising Pune Supergiant were on course to win the title but the MI pace trio of Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah and Mitchell Johnson choked the rivals to script a thrilling win.

IPL 2017 Final: Mumbai Indians defeat Rising Pune Supergiant by one run in last-ball thriller; win record third title

IPL 2017 Final: Mumbai Indians defeat Rising Pune Supergiant by one run in last-ball thriller; win record third title

This was Mumbai Indians' third IPL trophy in 10 editions and more special for their skipper Rohit Sharma, who is the only captain to win a hat-trick of titles. Rohit has in fact won four IPL titles (one for Deccan Chargers in 2009).

IPL 2017 Final, RPS vs MI: A look back at their past encounters

IPL 2017 Final, RPS vs MI: A look back at their past encounters

As the two Maharashtrian franchises, Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant, gear up for the big Sunday Finale, let us take a walk down memory lane to look at past encounters...

IPL 2017 Final: Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant – Players to watch out for!

IPL 2017 Final: Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant – Players to watch out for!

And it all squares down to one. Six weeks of intense cricketing action equates down to the blockbuster Sunday Finale between the two Maharashtrian cousins, for the fourth time this season. It is Mumbai Indians taking on Rising Pune Supergiant at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

IPL 2017 Final, MI vs RPS: How Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant reached Sunday's grand finale

IPL 2017 Final, MI vs RPS: How Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant reached Sunday's grand finale

 One month and three weeks of action-packed tournament comes down to Sunday's final, where the two Maharashtrian sides will face off for the fourth time this season.

IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians defeat Kolkata Knight Riders, courtesy Rohit Sharma's bowling gamble

IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians defeat Kolkata Knight Riders, courtesy Rohit Sharma's bowling gamble

History had witnessed their dominance over the Knight Riders in this season. But they had to come out with something to astonish the Kolkata side once again and reach their fourth IPL final. And they did so, this time with the ball.

IPL 10 Final, Preview: Giants from Mumbai eye hat-trick of titles against Pune Supergiant's maiden chase

IPL 10 Final, Preview: Giants from Mumbai eye hat-trick of titles against Pune Supergiant's maiden chase

Even on paper, there is not much to choose, especially with Pune beating MI thrice this season including a comprehensive victory in Qualifier 1. But final is a new day and MI can always be fourth time lucky.

IPL 2017 Final, RPS vs MI: Rahul Tripathi vows to produce 'Supergiant' effort in Pune's maiden final

IPL 2017 Final, RPS vs MI: Rahul Tripathi vows to produce 'Supergiant' effort in Pune's maiden final

Tripathi, who failed to get going in the first qualifier against Mumbai Indians, after getting out for a duck, however, pledged to back his instincts in the IPL final in Hyderabad on Sunday.

IPL 2017 Final, RPS vs MI: How Maharashtra Derby turned around to become battle between MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma

IPL 2017 Final, RPS vs MI: How Maharashtra Derby turned around to become battle between MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma

According to cricket statisticians, Suresh Raina, Dhoni, Rohit and Ravichandran Ashwin, have all been part of six T20 fnals. And now with both RPS and MI reaching the final for the 10th season of IPL, only one between Dhoni and Rohit will shift a notch higher in terms of winners medals.

IPL 2017: League defeats against RPS won't affect our final performance, feels MI bowler Karn Sharma

IPL 2017: League defeats against RPS won't affect our final performance, feels MI bowler Karn Sharma

Mumbai had lost all the three matches against Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Steve Smith's side in league stages.

IPL 2017, Qualifier 2: This win gives us lot of confidence ahead of title clash against nemesis RPS, feels Rohit Sharma

IPL 2017, Qualifier 2: This win gives us lot of confidence ahead of title clash against nemesis RPS, feels Rohit Sharma

Sent into bat, KKR were bowled out for 107 runs in 18.5 balls, and Mumbai chased down the target with 33 balls to spare at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

IPL 2017 Qualifier 2 — Mumbai Indians defeat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets; set up final date with nemesis Rising Pune Supergiant

IPL 2017 Qualifier 2 — Mumbai Indians defeat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets; set up final date with nemesis Rising Pune Supergiant

Two-time winner Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Rising Pune Supergiants in the title clash in Hyderabad on Sunday.

IPL 2017, Qualifier 2: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Players to watch out for!

IPL 2017, Qualifier 2: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Players to watch out for!

And by the end of tonight, the news about their final opponents will head to Rising Pune Supergiant office. Or probably, by early Saturday morning, if the rain god comes up with a cruel joke in Bengaluru, where Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the penultimate match of the 10th season of Indian premier League (IPL).

IPL 2017: Manoj Tiwary credits MS Dhoni for decisive shift in momentum against MI in Qualifier 1

IPL 2017: Manoj Tiwary credits MS Dhoni for decisive shift in momentum against MI in Qualifier 1

Dhoni smashed five sixes in his 40-run knock that propelled Supergiant to 162 four four. Supergiant reached the final with a 20-run win.

IPL 2017, MI vs RPS: Don't think last two overs cost us the game, feels Parthiv Patel

IPL 2017, MI vs RPS: Don't think last two overs cost us the game, feels Parthiv Patel

"These kinds of things can happen in this format when someone like (Mahendra Singh) Dhoni is batting. Obviously we were in control, but I won't say it (loss) was just because of those two overs," said wicket-keeper Patel in the post-match media conference at the Wankhede Stadium.

IPL 2017, Qualifier 1: This was our worst batting effort of the season, sighs Rohit Sharma

IPL 2017, Qualifier 1: This was our worst batting effort of the season, sighs Rohit Sharma

"The shot selection is very important. You need to understand the situation and the conditions and respect them. You've to pick the gaps and take it to the end and we didn't do that. It's not the end of the world, we still have one more shot in Bangalore," he added.

IPL 2017, Qualifier 1: MI vs RPS – Steve Smith and Co outfox Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians to secure final berth

IPL 2017, Qualifier 1: MI vs RPS – Steve Smith and Co outfox Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians to secure final berth

Dhoni was at his destructive best, smashing 40 off 26 balls in the death overs to propel Pune to 162 for four before young off-spinner Sundar took three important wickets that led