Hyderabad, May 12: Mumbai Indians became IPL champions for the fourth time, defeating Chennai Super Kings by one run in a thrilling final tonight. Australian batsman Shane Watson hit a well-calculated 80-run knock before being run out in the final over. Kieron Pollard top-scored for the Mumbai side with his unbeaten 41-run knock while opener Quinton de Kock scored 29 as MI set a 150-run target.
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat in IPL 2019 Final against Chennai Super Kings in Hyderabad. Quinton de Kock (29 off 17) and Rohit Sharma (15 off 14) got Mumbai Indians to a solid start. de Kock was more explosive of the two batsmen and struck three sixes off Deepak Chahar in the fourth over of their innings. de Kock fell in the very next over off the bowling of Shardul Thakur. Deepak Chahar came back strongly in his next over as he dismissed Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma and put Mumbai Indians on the backfoot. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan built a decent partnership and when things were looking good for them, they both fell in quick succession. Birthday boy Kieron Pollard, who turned 32, played a brilliant knock (41 off 25 balls) to help his side reach a respectable total of 149/8. (Agencies)