Mumbai Indians won their fifth IPL title by beating Delhi Capitals by five wickets in the IPL 2020 final in Dubai. They are the second team after Chennai Super Kings to win back to back titles. They will be defending their title again in six months time. Mumbai have thus won their fifth IPL trophy in the past eight years in the IPL. Having won the title every alternate year since 2013, Mumbai have finally broken the odd-year jynx.
Delhi Capitals won the toss in the big final and elected to bat first. They were jolted in the very first over with Marcus Stoinis dismissed in the very first over by Trent Boult. Shikhar Dhawan, too was dismissed early for 15, followed by Ajinkya Rahane soon. Shreyas Iyer (65) and Rishabh Pant (56) scored fifties and it was largely due to their 96-run partnership that helped Delhi get to 156.
Mumbai Indians Win Fifth IPL Title
In reply, Rohit Sharma scored 68 off 51 balls to anchor the Mumbai chase. His opening stand of 45 runs with Quinton De Kock ( 20 off 12) set the pace for Mumbai in the chase and Ishan Kishan (33 off 19) finished the game off for Mumbai and leading them to their fifth IPL title.
There was not enough runs on the board put by DC which made the job difficult for the bowlers to defend the title. Meanwhile, it was a seamless performance from Mumbai Indians, who looked in complete control in the game.
What Was the Turning Point In-Game?
Trent Boult spell of 3 for 30 at the start of the game was the turning point in the contest. Dismissing the top-order of Delhi Capitals, Boult made it tough for the middle and the lower-order of DC to put runs on the board. 155 was just not enough at the end to challenge Mumbai Indians.
“It’s a great feeling, means a lot. Fifth trophy. Have been here for 11 years. We have a quiet celebration. He is a different West Indian. He goes at 6am to the gym. The amount of trophies, the amount of talent that’s there, you can say MI is the best T20 team going around. The management, the support staff, the effort they put in to make. Dwayne Bravo you are behind me now (about the number of T20 titles), I have to say that on camera “ said Kieron Pollard who has been a part of all of Mi’s five IPL titles along with skipper Rohit Sharma himself.