IPL final: Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant by one run

IPL final: Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant by one run

Will the Blues band boogie?

Particularly at home, Mumbai Indians played eight games this season and the Kings XI Punjab were the only team to beat them at Wankhede Stadium apart from the Rising Pune Supergiant.

The threat of Dhoni looms the largest over Mumbai who were undone by his power-hitting in Qualifier 1.

This is Mumbai's fourth final and Pune's maiden appearance in the summit clash.

Mumbai Indians were crowned the Indian Premier League (IPL) champions for the third time after Mitchell Johnson delivered a three-wicket final over to help secure their thrilling one-run victory over Rising Pune Supergiant in the final on Sunday.

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With Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga and Bumrah in their side, Mumbai can boast of the best death bowlers in the IPL. The Australian would surely love to fall back on history. Pollard hasn't bowled yet in this tournament. Pune needed 11 of the last over with seven wickets still in hand, and captain Steve Smith at the crease.

Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma singled out his bowlers for praise after the win. Another massive call for Rohit, to keep Harbhajan Singh on the bench in favour of leggie Karn Sharma. Mumbai will be hoping that Parthiv continues his dream run and gives a flying start to the team. The Hyderabad track has been two-paced so far this season and if another slow wicket is on offer, spinners are likely to play a crucial role. Hardik Pandya has the highest number of runs scored in an over, 28, in the tournament. Krunal Pandya was seen receiving treatment to his groin during the second qualifier but Rohit has said he should be okay to play.

Sunil Narine only managed to make 10 runs before he was stumped by Parthiv Patel off the bowling of Karn. And it turned out to be not so easy for Smith and his men, especially with the fall of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Rahane and Smith, though, steady the ship, add 84 runs together to keep RPS in a position to chase down the runs. He'd be keen to take something out of his Indian summer sojourn and will be eyeing that shiny Cup to sip champagne from. But the 17-year-old who came in as a replacement for the mighty Ravichandran Ashwin has been quite a revelation in the powerplay.

Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) Squad Today: AM Rahane, RA Tripathi, SPD Smith*, MK Tiwary, MS Dhoni†, DT Christian, Washington Sundar, LH Ferguson, A Zampa, SN Thakur, JD Unadkat.