Mumbai Indians won their 3 rd IPL title beating Rising Pune Supergiants by just 1 run in the finals played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on 21 st May 2017.
MI captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first. It was not an ideal start as Parthiv Patel, and Lendl Simmons were dismissed cheaply by Jaydev Unadkat. After the loss of two wickets, Rohit Sharma and Rayudu steadied the innings to take them to 32 for 2 at end of six overs.
A superb run out by Steve Smith ended Rayudu’s innings. Rohit and Rayudu added 33 runs for the 3rd wicket. Soon after Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 24. Rising Pune Super giants’ bowlers kept it tight and reduced Mumbai Indians to 79 for 7. Krunal Pandya played a vital knock for Mumbai Indians scoring 47 off 38 balls. He and Mitchell Johnson added 50 runs for the 8 th wicket.
Krunal was dismissed off the last ball. Mumbai Indians posted 129 for 8 which was below par. Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa and Daniel Christian took 2 wickets each.
Chasing 130 runs to win, Ajiyanka Rahane played with positive intent while Rahul Tripathi was dismissed cheaply for 3. Steve Smith and Rahane looked in good form taking them to 38 for 1 at the end of six overs.
After the power overs, Smith and Rahane milked the Mumbai Indians bowlers taking singles and hitting occasional boundaries. Mitchell Johnson provided much needed breakthrough dismissing Rahane for 44. Smith and Rahane added 54 runs for the 2 nd wicket.
Mumbai Indians bowlers kept it tight and did not allow Rising Pune Super giants batsmen to score runs easily. Steve Smith completed his fifty off 49 balls.
With 11 runs required to win from 6 balls, Manoj Tiwary smashed a boundary off the very ball from Mitchell Johnson. Johnson dismissed Tiwary and well-set Steve Smith. With 4 runs to win, in attempt to take the third run, Sundar got run out to give Mumbai Indians a thrilling 1 run win. For Mumbai Indians, Mitchell Johnson took 3 for 26 while Bumrah 2 for 26.
Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, this was Mumbai Indians third IPL title. Despite Mumbai Indians posting a low total, it was a superb bowling and fielding performance to lead them for a stunning win.
Journey of Mumbai Indians in 2017 IPL
Mumbai Indians a fantastic journey in the 2017 IPL. They finished top of the points table with 20 points winning 10 and losing only 4. In first qualifier, Mumbai Indians lost to Rising Pune Super giant by 20 runs.
In the qualifier 2, Mumbai Indians showed great composure to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on 19 th May. It was an outstanding performance by Rohit Sharma-led side who looked in great form.