Mumbai Indians became IPL champions for the fourth time after defeating Chennai Super Kings by one run in a thrilling final on Sunday.
Kieron Pollard top-scored for the Mumbai side with his unbeaten 41-run knock while Opener Quinton de Kock scored 29. Deepak Chahar accounted for three batsmen while Shardul Thakur and Imran Tahir took two wickets each for CSK.
Australian batsman Shane Watson hit a well-calculated 80-run knock before being run out in the final over of the innings. Faf du Plessis gave a quick-fire start to the side, but failed to provide a similar performance to the one against Delhi Capitals, as he was dismissed for 26 runs.
The Indians' all-rounder, Hardik Pandya spoke in the post-match reactions after the stunning victory. He stated that he believed that Mumbai will emerge as winners and complete the '4-0' whitewash of CSK this season.
"Lot of people were saying that we had won three times so they would win the fourth. But I told Krunal, no, it's going to be 4-0," Pandya said.
" [I] Lost a few kgs today (laughs), such a tight game. I used to have Mumbai Indians posters in my room growing up, and to win with them: amazing. Played well this season, but now time to move on. Want to lift that World Cup trophy as well."
Pandya Sr., who also played a key role in the side's successful campaign, praised Hardik Pandya for his impressive performances throughout the tournament.
"Unbelievable game. From childhood, we wanted to play good cricket together. Even when we weren't in the IPL, we wanted to play for Mumbai Indians. And a word on Hardik, he's been unbelievable. I don't need to look elsewhere for inspiration, I have Hardik."This was MI's fourth IPL title - and have thus edged past CSK, who have won three.