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Mumbai Indians won by 1 run

What a final! Worth every penny. From the second over of the match till the last, the momentum kept shifting from one end to the other. There was some good batting - Shane Watson, Kieran Pollard - a lot of very good bowling - Jasprit Bumrah, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar and Imran Tahir - some run outs, some umpiring errors, some drama. The match had it all to make for wholesome entertainment. A match worthy of a final, a match worth every penny. In the end, only one run separated the two best sides in the competition, with Mumbai Indians outplaying Chennai Super Kings yet again. Fourth IPL title for Mumbai Indians.

Lasith Malinga held his nerves yet again and delivered a yorker to trap Shardul Thakur legbefore with CSK needing 2 runs to win off the last ball. Mumbai Indians win by 1 run, beat CSK for the fourth time in this season and the third time in an IPL final.

WATSON FALLS The drama just doesn't seem to end. With 5 runs needed off three balls, Shane Watson tried to take a two. But fell short against Krunal Pandya's throw from deep point. Wicket falls. MI again edge slightly ahead.

For as good as Quinton de Kock has been behind the wicket today, he has let go of a simple delivery through his gloves for four bye. CSK need 9 runs in the final over. Jasprit Bumrah has finished a superb spell. Would have done better with some help from his fielders.

WICKET The match has had its ebbs and flows, and it continues to do so. Looking to go for a wild slog, Dwayne Bravo gets an edge to the 'keeper. Jasprit Bumrah strikes again!

Rohit Sharma took a gamble by bowling Krunal Pandya in the 18th over and it didn't pay off. The '17 final PoM got smashed for three consecutive sixes by the '18 final PoM, and 20 runs were leaked. Now, CSK are left needing 18 off the last two overs.

MSD, are you listening?

THIRD TIME LUCKY! Jasprit Bumrah comes on to bowl his third over and almost gets Shane Watson. The opener gets a top edge to a pull and it goes straight down the throat of Rahul Chahar at deep mid wicket...and Watson gets dropped again, for the third time in the innings.

FIFTY With successive boundaries off Lasith Malinga, Shane Watson has brought up another IPL fifty. Even with the two dropped chances, he has looked the only batsman comfortable in the middle after the fall of Faf du Plessis.

Ummm... not really. David Warner and Imran Tahir are top-quality players.

BIG WICKET Hardik Pandya's error in not collecting the ball has helped them get the big breakthrough of MS Dhoni, who attempted a second run and fell short by one frame to Ishan Kishan's direct throw. Nigel Llong, third umpire, had a really Llong look before declaring the CSK skipper 'OUT'

Lowest Strike Rate in an IPL season (300+ balls):

93.06 A RAYUDU (2019)

96.58 J Kallis (2013)

102.47 K Sangakkara (2009)

105.75 M Jayawardene (2013)

106.51 J Kallis (2012)

106.55 A Rahane (2013)

WICKET Jasprit Bumrah comes back in to the attack and strikes rightaway. Ambati Rayudu gets an edge to the 'keeper, and his miserable season comes to an end. Second wicket in quick succession for Mumbai Indians.

At the end of the 10th over

MI - 70/2

CSK - 72/2

WICKET Suresh Raina runs out of luck eventually. Trapped legbefore and adjudged out, he takes a review.. but in vain. Review is lost, so is the wicket. Rahul Chahar with the strike.

After a slow start, Shane Watson has opened up in his elements, taking on Lasith Malinga in the last over of the powerplay. CSK 53 for 1 in 6 overs.

Krunal v Faf du Plessis: After being hit for boundaries off the first three balls of the fourth over, the slow left-armer comes back well with a flat fast delivery outside off to have the batsman stumped by some fine work by Quinton de Kock. First strike for Mumbai Indians.

I have him in my fantasy team, I won't complain

Mumbai Indians have bowled tight for the first three overs, but a few missed run out chances have resulted in CSK remaining safe so far. 19 for no loss in 3 overs.

Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson have walked out to open the chase for Chennai Super Kings. Mitchell McClenaghan with the new ball for MI.

Not for the first time in an IPL final has MI scored less than 150. Teams making < 150 batting first in IPL Final:

DC (143) beat RCB by six runs, 2009

MI (148) beat CSK by 23 runs, 2013

MI (129) beat RPS by one run, 2017

In an innings that has had its ebbed and flowed, Mumbai Indians have eventually managed a score of 149/8. Given the kind of start that they managed, they wouldn't be happy with the eventual score. But there is nothing to take away from the CSK bowlers - especially the 19th over bowled by Deepak Chahar - and the unpredictable bowling changes by MS Dhoni.

A bit of drama in the last over with the umpire refusing to call two consecutive deliveries as wide. A furious Kieran Pollard takes guard outside the off stump and calls for some attention.

STRIKE 3 Deepak Chahar bags his third wicket. Brother Rahul hits it straight to mid off to get out for a duck.

BIG BLOW The decision to give Deepak Chahar the penultimate over has worked. Standing deep inside the crease, Hardik Pandya was trapped plumb by a yorker. Deepak Chahar bags his second wicket of the innings, and a big one at that!

The plan to bounce Hardik Pandya out almost worked with Shardul Thakur inducing the top edge. But Suresh Raina dropped the easiest of catches to give the MI destructor a life, and some misery for Shardul Thakur.

PREDICTION TIME At 120 for 5 in 17 overs, how much do you think can Mumbai Indians score in the last 3 overs with Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard in the middle?

WICKET For the fifth time in fifth innings against CSK, Ishan Kishan is out to Imran Tahir. Looking to go for a slog sweep, he gets a top edge to a googly and Suresh Raina takes an easy catch at mid off. Fifth wicket down for MI.

WICKET Shardul Thakur has been brought back in to the attack and he has got another scalp with his bouncer. Krunal Pandya top edges and the bouncer does well to take a fine diving catch. He almost gobbled it, but well...

Krunal Pandya promoted to No 5. Good ploy to negate Imran Tahir's threat.

WICKET Imran Tahir is finally brought into the attack in the 12th over and the leggie strikes rightaway. Suryakumar Yadav plays the ball on to the stumps and becomes the third wicket to fall.

It has been 11 overs, and MS Dhoni hasn't brought on Imran Tahir or Ravindra Jadeja to bowl. He has diverted a bit from the plan and even bowled two overs of Dwayne Bravo in this period. Whether it is a mistake or a masterstroke will only be known nine overs later.

10-OVER UPDATE

- 45 for no loss in the first 4.4 overs

- 26 for 2 in the next 5.2 overs.

CSK have pulled back the initiative after Mumbai's early blitz, but at 70/2 at the half-way mark of the innings, it's all set well for the last 10 overs.

Word.

POWERPLAY After a brisk start, 8 dot balls - and two wickets in that phase - has restricted Mumbai Indians to 45 for 2 at the end of the first six overs.

WICKET Rohit Sharma's blazing start also ends rather quickly, much after his opening partner Quinton de Kock. Looking to go after a delivery wide outside off, he gets an outside edge to the 'keeper.

Quinton de Kock's blitz lasted for less than five overs. After pulling a short delivery from outside off for a six over the mid wicket region, he is undone by a fast bouncer from Shardul Thakur. De Kock gets a send-off from the bowler as he leaves. First wicket for CSK.

After a slow start, with a two-run first over, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock have hit four sixes in the next two overs to unsettle CSK's new-ball pair.

Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock have walked out to open the innings for Mumbai Indians. Deepak Chahar with the new ball for Chennai Super Kings.

TOSS Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bat. CSK wanted to field, so they aren't complaining. Rohit Sharma feels the pacers and spinners might get some assistance initially but that shouldn't be much of a worry for them. Mumbai Indians have come in with one change. Mitchell McClengahan has come in for Jayant Yadav. CSK are unchanged.

Teams:

Chennai Super Kings (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 Indians (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

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Till the time we wait for the toss, here's something to read - the preview for the final.

Our reporter at the venue and Hyderabad's local boy, Prakash Govindasreenivasan, can be the bringer of bad news at times, but there is something good coming from him today.

BUILD UP: Hello and welcome to the final of IPL 2019. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, the two three-time champions, are set to lock horns yet again - for the fourth time in this season and for the fourth time in the final. Mumbai Indians hold the upperhand but can the experience of MS Dhoni's men be critical in the big clash? Who will win? Stay tuned with us.

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