Mumbai beat Chennai by one run to win record fourth IPL title

Mumbai beat Chennai by one run to win record fourth IPL title

As per usual, this IPL final was keenly anticipated.

"As a team we had a good season", Dhoni said at the post-match presentation.

Heavy security has been arranged at metro stations close to the stadium as more footfall is expected.

Mumbai Indians became the most successful franchise in the history of the Indian Premier League as they won Sunday's final on the very last ball against Chennai Super Kings.

On being asked how he felt after Mumbai clinched their fourth IPL title, the batting legend replied, "top of the world".

Whatever the outcome may be, the final in Hyderabad will add another memorable chapter to their longtime rivalry. In four finals, this is the third time that CSK has lost to MI.

Since it involved the CSK skipper, high drama was on display as third umpire Nigel Llong saw replays with all possible angles and took his time before making a very hard decision. He was ably supported by fellow quick Deepak Chahar, spinners Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja who all claimed two wickets each.

Earlier in the evening, after opting to bat first, the Mumbai Indians openers began cautiously - scoring just two singles off the first over - before they turned the heat on. CSK skipper MS Dhoni took the catch and what followed was a send-off from Shardul, who used his finger to show de Kock the way to the pavilion.

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Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 to move to the Final, while Chennai had to take a detour by beating Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets in the Eliminator to reach the final. Despite keeping strike for the whole of the last over, Pollard could only collect two boundaries - off the final two balls of the innings, to finish 41 not out; his 25-ball knock contained three boundaries and as many sixes. MI were just beginning to gain steam again, before Dhoni pulled off another ace - Tahir.

Colin Munro, who had the opportunity to run one of the batsmen out, made a decision to throw the ball towards the batting end.

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