The winner is finally here as Mumbai Indians are the champions of the IPL for the fifth time in history. This also becomes the first time the Mumbai Indians side have won the IPL in an even year as in the past all these years the Mumbai Indians were winning the IPL in odd years (2013, 2015, 2017,2019). Delhi Capitals were close but still far away as they started off poorly after Trent Boult’s early onslaught.
It all started at the toss as Shreyas Iyer the Delhi Capitals skipper after winning the toss elected to bat first at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium where they posted a total of 156/7 at the end of 20 overs with the help of a 100 run partnership between skipper Iyer and Rishabh Pant.
In return Mumbai openers just took down the Delhi bowlers from head to toe as at one point it felt like Mumbai would chase this total down in less than 15 overs time. In the end with the help of Rohit Sharma‘s sublime fifty early on in the innings helped Mumbai Indians win the IPL title for the fifth time in history.
I Wanted To Be On The Stage and I’m Happy I Came Through: Trent Boult
The man of the match of today’s final between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals was Trent Boult for his superb opening spell wherein he picked up three wickets. At the post-match presentation, Trent Boult said that playing for the Mumbai Indians has been worth it as he was given a clear role to bowl in the powerplay and get those wickets early on in the innings.
“Some days I do like the powerplay. It’s been a good few months, giving the franchise a good start. With everything going on, I’ve been welcomed in the side. To have made it across the line, it’s been worth it. I wasn’t aware of the talk, but I did have a niggle coming into the match,” Trent Boult said.
“I wanted to be on the stage and happy I came through. I’d like to say I’m relatively experienced. Just another match and I was clear what I had to do. Tried to take a few early wickets, swing the new ball a little bit, that’s been my role in the side,” he added.
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