Team Mumbai lifted a record fourth title following victory by a margin of 1 run against Chennai in the final of the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Here are the highlights:
# Mumbai win by one run in a thrilling clash! What an epic end to an absolutely epic tournament. Malinga bowls relies on an off-cutter to outfox Sharddul Thakur.
Chennai needed two of that last one and Malinga managed to trap Thakur LBW. Up went the appeal, up went the umpire's finger and up went Mumbai players!
The sea of blue at the Hyderabad stadium erupted even as the other sea of yellow fell silent almost instantaneously. Chennai have nothing to be ashamed about because it was a spirited effort but that last ball ensured that the trophy went Mumbai's way.
# Wicket! Shardul Thakur dismissed off the final delivery as he fails to get bat on the ball following a slower off-cutter by Lasith Malinga with the batsman attempting to hit across the line. Chennai 148/7 (20 overs)
# Need 2 runs from the final delivery!
# Wicket! Shane Watson departs for 80 runs off 59 deliveries following a run-out as Krunal Pandya throws the ball swiftly with wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock completing the run-out. Chennai 133/5 (18.2 overs)
# Need 9 runs from 6 deliveries with Lasith Malinga to bowl the final over of the innings!
# Boundary off the final delivery as Quinton de Kock fails to hold on to the ball off a fast delivery with the ball going on to the boundary. Chennai 141/5 (19 overs)
# Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in!
# Wicket! Dwayne Bravo departs for 15 runs off 15 deliveries as the Windies cricketer edges the ball to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock following a short bouncer which he attempts to hit towards extra-cover. Chennai 133/5 (18.2 overs)
# Jasprit Bumrah to bowl his final over!
# Three sixes off the over as Watson smashes the ball into the stands following a single off the first delivery which brought the Australian on strike. Chennai 132/4 (18 overs)
# Krunal Pandya into the attack!
# Chennai 112/4 (17 overs) with just four runs off Jasprit Bumrah's third over following an expensive over by Lasith Malinga. Chennai need 38 runs from 18 deliveries.
# Need 42 runs from 24 deliveries!
# 20 runs from the over as Shane Watson smashes three boundaries over deep extra cover, short third man and into third man following a six from the first delivery by Bravo. Chennai 108/4 (16 overs)
# Lasith Malinga to bowl his third over!
# Need 62 runs from 30 deliveries!
# Chennai 88/4 (15 overs), with 3 runs from Rahul Chahar's final over as he completes his bowling spell with figures of 14-1. McClenaghan further bowls the final over of his spell with three runs conceded, having conceded 24 runs from his spell.
# 3 runs and a wicket from the over, Chennai 82/4 (13 overs)
# Dwayne Bravo is the new man in!
# Wicket! Chennai skipper MS Dhoni dismissed for 2 runs off 8 deliveries following a direct hit by Ishan Kishan which catches the veteran out of the crease. Chennai 82/4 (12.4 overs)
# Hardik Pandya to bowl his opening over!
# Six runs from the over, following a boundary off the final delivery by Shane Watson who hits the ball through short fine leg. Chennai 79/3 (12 overs)
# Rahul Chahar to bowl his third over!
# Need 77 runs from 54 deliveries!
# 1 run and a wicket from the over, Chennai 73/3 (11 overs)
# MS Dhoni is the next batsman to the crease!
# Wicket! Ambati Rayadu departs for 1 run off four deliveries following a bouncer by the pace-bowler which he edged to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock. Chennai 73/3 (10.3 overs)
# Jasprit Bumrah to bowl his second over!
# Need 78 runs from 60 deliveries!
# 3 runs and a wicket from the over, Chennai 72/2 (10 overs)
# Ambati Rayadu is the new man in!
# Wicket! Suresh Raina departs for 8 runs off 14 deliveries as he is adjudged lbw following a turning delivery by Chahar who goes on to hit him on the pads. Raina attempts to go for a review but without any success. Chennai 70/2 (9.2 overs)
# Rahul Chahar to bowl his second over!
# 10 runs off the Kiwi pace-bowler's over as Lasith Malinga fails to complete a catch off a top edge by Shane Watson. Chennai 70/1 (9 overs)
# Mitchell McClenaghan to bowl his third over!
# Chennai 60/1 (8 overs) as Raina survives following a review after being declared out off McLeneghan who bowls his second over of the innings. McClenaghan concedes four runs off the over followed by three runs off Rahul Chahar's opening over.
# Chennai complete the powerplay with a score of 53/1 (6 overs) with the chasing side scoring 20 runs off the final two overs of the powerplay. Jasprit Bumrah concedes five runs off his opening over after being brought into the attack, followed by 15 runs off Lasith Malinga's second over with Shane Watson scoring two boundaries and a six.
# 14 runs and a wicket from the over, 33/1 (4 overs)
# Suresh Raina is the new man in!
# Wicket! Faf du Plessis dismissed for 26 runs off 13 deliveries as he smashes two boundaries and a six off the over before attempting a big hit off the final delivery, resulting in a stumping by Quinton de Kock. Chennai 33/1(3.6 overs)
# Krunal Pandya to bowl his second over!
# Slow start to the chase with 12 runs off the second and third overs of the innings bowled by Krunal Pandya and Lasith Malinga who are introduced into the attack. Watson scores his first boundary of the innings followed by seven runs off Malinga's opening over. Chennai 19/0 (3 overs)
# 7 runs from the opening over, as Faf du Plessis scores the first boundary of the innings off the third delivery, directing the ball through the covers. Chennai 7/0 (1 over)
# Mitchell McClenaghan to bowl the opening over!
# Chennai openers Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson are set to kick off the chase!
# Chennai need 150 runs to win!
# Boundaries off the final two deliveries of the over by Kieron Pollard, as Mumbai finish on 149/8 (20 overs)
# Jasprit Bumrah is the new man in!
# Wicket! Mitchell McClenaghan dismissed for 0 off 2 deliveries as the Mumbai batsmen attempt a quick double off the fourth delivery with Bravo completing a run-out at the bowler's end. Mumbai 141/8 (19.4 overs)
# No runs from the first two deliveries as Pollard refuses a double off the previous delivery followed by a deceptive slower delivery by Bravo!
# Dwayne Bravo to bowl the 20th over!
# 4 runs and two wickets from the over, Mumbai 140/7 (19 overs)
# Mitchell McClenaghan is the next batsman in!
# Wicket! Rahul Chahar departs for 0 off 2 deliveries as Deepak Chahar deceives his younger brother with a slower delivery which he slices to mid-off with Faf du Plessis completing the catch. Mumbai 140/7 (18.4 overs)
# Rahul Chahar is the new man in!
# Wicket! Hardik Pandya departs for 16 runs off 10 deliveries in an innings comprising of a boundary and a six as Chahar bowls a yorker which goes down to hit the leg, Mumbai 140/6 (18.2 overs)
# Deepak Chahar to bowl his final over!
# 16 runs from the over as Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard smash a six apiece over deep mid-wicket. Mumbai 136/5 (18 overs)
# Shardul Thakur to bowl the 18th over!
# Mumbai 120/5 (17 overs), with 18 runs from the 16th and 17th over of the innings. Eight runs from Ravindra Jadeja's second over, followed by 10 runs from Imran Tahir's third over as Pollard smashes a boundary and a six off successive overs.
# 8 runs from the over, as Imran Tahir becomes the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 26 wickets. Mumbai 102/5 (15 overs)
# Hardik Pandya is the new man in!
# Wicket! Ishan Kishan dismissed for 23 runs off 26 deliveries as he attempts to go for a slog sweep off a googly, resulting in a mishit which Raina completes a catch off. Mumbai 101/5 (14.4 overs)
# Imran Tahir to bowl his second over! (Also read: IPL 2019, Day 48 orange cap and purple cap leaderboard)
# Just five runs from the over, Mumbai 90/4 (13 overs)
# Kieron Pollard is the new man in!
# Wicket! Mumbai lose their fourth wicket as Krunal Pandya top edges a well-directed bouncer from Thakur into the air with Thakur running in to complete the catch. Mumbai 89/4 (12.3 overs)
# Shardul Thakur to bowl his third over!
# Five runs from the over, Mumbai 85/3 (12 overs)
# Krunal Pandya is the new man in!
# Wicket! Suryakumar Yadav departs for 15 runs off 17 deliveries as he edges the ball on to the stumps following an inside edge off a turning delivery by the Proteas bowler. Mumbai 82/3 (11.2 overs)
# Imran Tahir into the attack!
# Mumbai 70/2 (10 overs) with Harbhajan Singh conceding just five runs off his third over, followed by a 12-run over by Dwayne Bravo. Ishan Kishan scores two boundaries off slower deliveries by Bravo, resulting in an increase in the scoring rate.
# Chennai restrict the flow of runs with just eight runs scored off the next two overs following the powerplay. Harbhajan Singh concedes five runs off his second over of the innings comprising of five singles. Dwayne Bravo concedes three runs off his opening over to help Mumbai reach 53/2 (8 overs)
# Wicket maiden for Chahar, as Mumbai, finish the powerplay on 45/2 (6 overs)
# Ishan Kishan is the new man in!
# Wicket! Rohit Sharma departs for 15 runs off 14 deliveries following a knuckleball by Chahar as the Mumbai skipper edges the ball to wicketkeeper MS Dhoni. Mumbai 45/2 (5.2 overs)
# Deepak Chahar to bowl the final over of the powerplay!
# 8 runs from the over, Mumbai 45/1 (5 overs)
# Suryakumar Yadav is the new man in!
# Wicket! Quinton de Kock departs for 29 runs off 17 deliveries having smashed a six off the previous delivery, as he attempts to go for a pull shot off a short delivery, resulting in a top edge which wicketkeeper MS Dhoni makes no mistakes with. Mumbai 45/1 (4.5 overs)
# Shardul Thakur to bowl his second over!
# Seven runs off the veteran spinner's opening over, as Mumbai score three runs off the first five deliveries before Rohit Sharma scores a boundary off the final delivery to backward square leg. Mumbai 37/0 (4 overs)
# Harbhajan Singh into the attack and is set to bowl the fourth over!
# 28 runs from the second and third overs of the innings bowled by Shardul Thakur who is brought into the attack and Deepak Chahar who bowls his second over. Rohit Sharma smashes the first six of the innings off a bouncer by Thakur in front of deep square leg. Quinton de Kock follows it up with 20 runs off Chahar, in an over comprising of three sixes by the Proteas batsman. Mumbai 30/0 (3 overs)
# Just two runs from the opening over as both the batsmen get off the mark with singles off the opening two deliveries. No runs from the remaining four deliveries of the over, Mumbai 2/0 (1 over)
# Deepak Chahar to bowl the opening over!
# The Chennai players are set to kick off the clash with Mumbai openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock ready as well!
# The umpires have walked down to the field!
# The Chennai bowling attack has picked 27 wickets in powerplay overs this season which is the highest for any side!
# Mumbai are unbeaten against Chennai this season having emerged victorious in the three clashes between the two sides!
# Chennai (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
# Mumbai (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
# Chennai are fielding an unchanged lineup!
# Mumbai have opted to bench Jayant Yadav in favour of Mitchell McClenaghan!
# Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma has won the toss and opted to bat!
# Both the captains are set for the toss in this vital clash!
# The toss is set to take place in a few minutes!
# Suresh Raina has scored 375 runs for Chennai this season which comprised of three half-centuries!
# Lasith Malinga has picked seven wickets in three matches against Chennai this season!
Familiar foes and the two most successful teams of the IPL -- Mumbai and Chennai -- clash in a mouth-watering final on Sunday, following a rather eventful season that produced some unprecedented moments on the field.
It can't be disputed that Mumbai go into the final as the favourites, having beaten Chennai as many as three times earlier in the tournament including in the Qualifier 1 at Chennai on Tuesday.
However, statistics count for little going into the title fight with both teams being in the situation before multiple times.
Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai can certainly take confidence out of the fact that they have won three out of the four finals they have been part of, including the two against Chennai in 2013 and 2015.
For three-time champions Chennai, who have entered their eighth final, it has been another remarkable season after last year when they made a triumphant return having serving a two-year suspension.
Chennai: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Rituraj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, K M Asif, Deepak Chahar, N Jagadeesan, Scott Kuggeleijn.
Mumbai: Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Anmolpreet Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Ankul Roy, Evin Lewis, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ben Cutting, Ishan Kishan, Aditya Tare, Rasikh Salam, Barinder Sran, Jayant Yadav, Beuran Hendricks and Lasith Malinga.
(With PTI Inputs)