2019 Indian Premier League Final
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|Event||2019 Indian Premier League|
|Mumbai Indians won by 1 run|
|Date||12 May 2019|
|Venue||Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad|
|Player of the Match||Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai Indians)|
|Umpires||Ian Gould (England)|
Nitin Menon (India)
The 2019 Indian Premier League Final was a Twenty20 cricket match to determine the winner of the 2019 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), an annual Twenty20 tournament held in India. It was played on 12 May 2019 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. This was the second time Hyderabad has hosted the IPL final.
The final was originally due to be held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, but in April 2019 the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that alternative arrangements had been made with regards to the host venue, due to a long-standing issue of three closed stands at the stadium. Later the same month, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium was confirmed as the final venue.
Chennai Super Kings were the defending champions. India's opening match at the 2019 Cricket World Cup was postponed from 2 to 5 June as the BCCI was directed to maintain a mandatory 15-day gap between the conclusion of the IPL and India's subsequent international fixture as per the Lodha Committee's recommendation.
Mumbai defeated Chennai by one run to win their fourth IPL title. Jasprit Bumrah of Mumbai won the player of the match award for his spell of 2 for 14 in 4 overs.
Road to the final
Mumbai Indians were ranked first on the league table, though their campaign started with a loss (by 36 runs) to Delhi Capitals. After a defeat to Kings XI Punjab, they went to win their next three matches against Super Kings, Sunrisers and Kings XI. Mumbai had a successful second half of the league stage with five wins out of seven matches, to finish the group stage with nine wins from fourteen matches and qualify for the playoffs.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings started their season campaign with a seven-wicket win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Chennai had a victorious first half with six wins out of seven matches of the league stage which includes their opening three consecutive wins that were finally come to a stop by the Mumbai. Their wins were obtained with a mixture of both batting and bowling strength, with MS Dhoni taking the main batting role in his team actively supported by Shane Watson and the bowlers Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh. Chennai finished the group stage with nine wins from fourteen matches, and were ranked second on the league table.
Group stage series
(H) Mumbai Indians
170/5 (20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings
133/8 (20 overs)
155/4 (20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings (H)
109 (17.4 overs)
Mumbai Indians won the two group stage matches between the finalists, winning the first group stage series match by 37 runs. Suryakumar Yadav scored a half-century and Hardik Pandya scored 25 runs from 8 balls (Mumbai scored 45 runs in the final two overs) to set Chennai a target of 171. Chennai did not start well, and despite Kedar Jadhav scoring 58 runs and forging a 54-run partnership with MS Dhoni, they finished well short. Both Hardik and Lasith Malinga took three wickets, while Jason Behrendorff took two wickets for Mumbai.
The playoff stage of IPL is played according to the Page playoff system and provided Mumbai and Chennai, being the top and second-ranked teams, with two ways of qualifying for the Final. These teams first faced each other in Qualifier 1, with the winners qualifying directly for the final; the losers of Qualifier 1 would then play against the winner of the Eliminator in Qualifier 2, with the winner that match qualifying for the final.
The Super Kings won the toss in Qualifier 1 and decided to bat first. The team lost Faf du Plessis early, Shane Watson and Murli Vijay played cautiously in the beginning, but the Super Kings lost Watson to Krunal Pandya. The Super Kings made runs from their middle-order, with Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni scoring 42 and 37 runs respectively, to see the team amass 131 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Rohit Sharma opened with Quinton de Kock to start the chase for the Mumbai Indians, but both departed early. Though Suryakumar Yadav started slowly, he hit-out against later Super Kings bowlers to reach his half-century. After Ishan Kishan's departure, Hardik Pandya joined Yadav to complete the chase for the Mumbai Indians and secure their progression to the final.
In Qualifier 2, Chennai captain MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl. Delhi lost their both openers early and Rishabh Pant did not receive support from Delhi Capitals players, as wickets kept falling from the other end. Pant scored 38 runs before getting out in the 19th over. In the last over Ishant Sharma helped the Delhi Capitals to finish with 147 runs. Chasing 148 to win, Chennai openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis batted slowly and did not score many runs in the first couple of overs. In the final two powerplay overs, du Plesis took charge and changed the momentum of Chennai batting. The two openers put together an 81-run partnership and Chennai successfully chased their 148 run target with the loss of four wickets and qualify for their 8th IPL final.
Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat first on what he said "This is a big game, that's what we think to do. We want to bat first, and set down the runs on the board." Chennai captain MS Dhoni said, "We were looking to bowl first. If the result is in your favour, then it’s fine, otherwise they’ll say the guys are fatigued."
- Toss: Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bat.
- Result: Mumbai Indians won by 1 run and won the 2019 Indian Premier League.
|Batsman||Method of dismissal||Runs||Balls||Strike rate|
|Quinton de Kock||c Dhoni b Thakur||29||17||170.58|
|Rohit Sharma*||c Dhoni b Deepak||15||14||107.14|
|Suryakumar Yadav||b Tahir||15||17||88.23|
|Ishan Kishan||c Raina b Tahir||23||26||88.46|
|Krunal Pandya||c and b Thakur||7||7||100.00|
|Kieron Pollard||not out||41||25||164.00|
|Hardik Pandya||lbw b Deepak||16||10||160.00|
|Rahul Chahar||c du Plessis b Deepak||0||2||0.00|
|Mitchell McClenaghan||run out (du Plessis/Bravo)||0||2||0.00|
|Jasprit Bumrah||not out||0||0||0.00|
|Lasith Malinga||did not bat|
|Totals||(20 overs, 7.45 runs per over)||149|
Fall of wickets: 1-45 (de Kock, 4.5 overs), 2-45 (Rohit, 5.2 overs), 3-82 (Suryakumar, 11.2 overs), 4-89 (Krunal, 12.3 overs), 5-101 (Kishan, 14.4 overs), 6-140 (Hardik, 18.2 overs), 7-140 (Rahul, 18.4 overs), 8-141 (McClenaghan, 19.4 overs)
|Batsman||Method of dismissal||Runs||Balls||Strike rate|
|Faf du Plessis||st de Kock b K.Pandya||26||13||200.00|
|Shane Watson||run out (Pandya/ de Kock)||80||59||135.59|
|Suresh Raina||lbw b Chahar||8||14||57.14|
|Ambati Rayudu||c de Kock b Bumrah||1||4||25.00|
|MS Dhoni||runout (Kishan)||2||8||25.00|
|Dwayne Bravo||c de Kock b Bumrah||15||15||100.00|
|Ravindra Jadeja||not out||5||5||100.00|
|Shardul Thakur||lbw b Malinga||2||2||100.00|
|Deepak Chahar||did not bat|
|Harbhajan Singh||did not bat|
|Imran Tahir||did not bat|
|Extras||(5 bye, 4 wides)||9|
|Totals||(20 overs, 7.40 runs per over)||148|
Fall of wickets: 1-33 (du Plessis, 4 overs), 2-70 (Raina, 9.2 overs), 3-73 (Rayudu, 10.3 overs), 4-82 (Dhoni, 12.4 overs), 5-133 (Bravo, 18.2 overs), 6-146 (Watson, 19.4 overs), 7-148 (Thakur, 20 overs),
- * – Captain
- – Wicket-keeper
- c Fielder – the batsman was dismissed by a catch by the named fielder
- b Bowler – the bowler who gains credit for the dismissal
- lbw – the batsman was dismissed leg before wicket
- Total runs are in the format: score/wickets
Mumbai received ₹20 Crore rupees and a trophy for being the champions. Rohit said:
"Today we played some fine cricket. At the start of the tournament, we wanted to cut the tournament into two halves. Good to see we qualified in the top two in the league Stage and all credit to the whole squad of my team, not just the XI. Even the support staff too."
Chennai's Imran Tahir was given the Purple Cap for getting the highest number of wickets in the league. He took 26 wickets and broke the previous record as the spin bowler of 24 wickets held jointly by Harbhajan Singh (Mumbai Indians, 2013) and Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders, 2012).
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