“The Mumbai Indians will face Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2020 Final.”
“The Mumbai Indians are the most successful IPL franchise having won 4 titles already.”
The Mumbai Indians, arguably the very best franchise to compete in the IPL, have forced it to their 6th IPL final this season. After having an extremely successful effort and finishing at the peak of the points table, the Rohit Sharma-led franchise beat the Delhi Capitals by 57 runs in the 1st Qualifier.
MI will be facing DC once again, but after they were able to conquer the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator.
The Mumbai Indians will probably be facing the Capitals for the fourth time this year, and while the last claims to be a thrilling experience, Mumbai looks well set to defend their title and lift the silverware again this year. Bearing that in mind, we return to all of Mumbai’s past IPL successes.
1. MI vs CSK: 2019
The Mumbai Indians had another superb season and finished on top of the table to claim a spot in Qualifier 1. They managed to beat their arch-rivals CSK in that game to proceed through the final. The defending champions CSK, nevertheless, managed to conquer the Delhi Capitals to make it to their 8th IPL final.
It was going to be the 4th IPL closing featuring the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings. The audience was treated to another last-ball thriller at Hyderabad. Batting first, Mumbai was able to install 149/8 courtesy of a great beginning from Quinton de Kock along with also a late surge from Kieron Pollard. In reply, Shane Watson held the fort and batted valiantly at one end while wickets tumbled regularly at the other.
The match came down the past over once more, and Mumbai trusted the experienced Lasith Malinga to defend 9 off the last over. The equation came down to Chennai needing 2 to win off the last chunk, and Malinga was able to trap Shardul Thakur beforehand Mumbai their next 1-run success within an IPL closing.
The Rohit Sharma-led team picked up their 4th IPL name to barge past Chennai and claimed the mantle of being the very successful IPL team.
2.Mi vs RPS: 2017
Mumbai had an excellent league point in 2017 and finished on top of the table. After being toppled by the Rising Pune Supergiant at the first Qualifier, which was likewise their 3rd loss to the Pune-based franchise, Mumbai managed to beat the Kolkata Knight Riders in Qualifier-2 and reached the final in an effort to win their 3rd title.
The closing between MI and RPS turned out to become a last-ball thriller. After electing to bat, Mumbai was off to a terrible start on a sluggish Hyderabad wicket, and the Supergiants had managed to reduce MI to 79/7.
However, a rescue action from Krunal Pandya supposed that they were able to achieve 129/8. No team had managed to shield a total of 129 or less because the 2013 season and Mumbai were on the back foot.
The game went down to the last few overs since Pune too batted with intense caution. In the long run, it was the Mumbai bowlers who came out on top and did the job for them since RPS dropped short of the complete by just 1 run to hand Mumbai their own 3rd IPL decoration, which makes them the very successful IPL team at that moment.
3.MI vs CSK: 2015
The Mumbai Indians had an extraordinarily poor start to their campaign in 2015. After losing 5 out of the first 7 games, they were rooted to the bottom of the table for the initial two weeks of this season. However, Mumbai instigated a remarkable turnaround to finish in the top 2 and even beat CSK in the 1st qualifier to make it to the final.
Never a team to back, Chennai managed to triumph in Qualifier two to confront Mumbai at the closing. Similar to 2013, this final too was being played at the Eden Gardens, and this opportunity to Mumbai was batting first.
Compared to their previous final experience, Mumbai put a controlling 202/5 on the plank. The Super Kings batting never took off as the Mumbai bowlers implemented the squeeze to restrict CSK to only 161/8 and acquire their 2nd title.
4.MI vs CSK: 2013
It was Sachin Tendulkar’s last IPL year, and Mumbai had managed to make it into the IPL Final for the first time since 2010. Even though the Master Blaster wasn’t playing at the closing, Mumbai was desperate to win the trophy and give the great man a deserving farewell.
A young Rohit Sharma had taken over as captain midway during the summer, and they had been fulfilled by the dominant Chennai Super Kings at the final. Batting first, Mumbai have been in deep trouble in 52/4 at 10 overs. However, Mumbai’s talisman Kieron Pollard dug them out of the hole and helped Mumbai place a competitive 148/9 on the board.
Lasith Malinga and Mitchell Johnson then took matters into their own hands as they bounced from the in-form top order of the Super Kings. The Guys in Yellow was reduced to 36/5 in the 7th over, and while MS Dhoni fought valiantly till the end, it had been Mumbai that walked off with a 23-run win to maintain that their first-ever IPL title.