Malinga is hero as Mumbai Indians clinch record-breaking fourth IPL title beating CSK in last-ball thriller!
Mumbai Indians defeated the defending champions CSK by one run in the IPL final in Hyderabad on Sunday to secure their fourth IPL title, the most number of titles than any other franchise.
Defending champions Chennai Super Kings produced a clinical performance to beat Delhi Capitals by six wickets and enter their eighth final of the IPL.
On a sluggish pitch, which offered considerable turn and odd bounce, Suryakumar Yadav batted in a copybook fashion scoring an unbeaten 71 off 54 balls with MI reaching the target of 132 in 18.3 overs.
Not only did KKR reach the target in 18 overs but they also improved the net run-rate as they now have 12 points with a must-win away game against Mumbai Indians left.
Mumbai have 16 points from 13 outings and have a game left on Sunday against Kolkata Knight Riders, while Sunrisers Hyderabad are placed fourth with 12 points.
The home spinners bamboozled the Delhi Capitals batsmen as prevailed in the IPL battle for the top spot with a thumping 80-run win.
With the IPL 2019 in its fifth week, many batsmen from various franchises have put up a commendable show to help their team register some memorable wins. Let us take a look at the top 10 run getters in this season as of 25th April.
Young West Indies pacer Alzarri Joseph made a dream IPL debut by recording the best bowling figures in tournament's history as Mumbai Indians picked up a 40-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in a low-scoring game here on Saturday.
Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi played a pivotal role as Sunrisers Hyderabad dished out an all-round effort to record a five-wicket win over hosts Delhi Capitals and register their third consecutive victory in the IPL.
Leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal bamboozled the batsmen with his googlies before Jos Buttler struck 59 as Rajasthan Royals finally won their first game of this IPL season with a seven-wicket defeat of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
MS Dhoni's well-calculated half-century in challenging conditions turned out to be game-changer as CSK handed a eight-run defeat to Rajasthan Royals.
Chhetri, who led Bengaluru FC to its maiden Indian Super League title, dropped in at the Chinnaswamy Stadium during an RCB training session.
RCB begin their IPL 2019 campaign against CSK in Chennai on March 23.
CSK open their IPL 2019 campaign against RCB on March 23.
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