Pandya, Johnson guide Mumbai to third title

MI win nail-biting IPL final for title

MI win nail-biting IPL final for title

And then followed it up with a sterling show in the final against Rising Pune Supergiant, accounting for the unsafe M.S. Dhoni and giving Mumbai Indians the upper hand by not letting Steven Smith run away with the game in the 17th and the 19th overs.

Mumbai Indians won their third Indian Premier League title as they beat Rising Pune Supergiant by one run in an epic last-ball thriller.

"I felt like my game has got a lot better, from being able to work with the best players around the world and specialist coaches in that format", Stokes told British media as he continues preparations for next month's Champions Trophy.

Mumbai had already lost to RPS three times this season - both times in the group stage and in Qualifier 1 - but were able to get the job done in a thrilling one run win.

But despite the flaws and mistakes the team made in the final, their campaign this year was nothing short of outstanding.

“All three titles are special.

"I personally feel it is how you prepare at the start of the tournament, getting your combinations right and going on to the field".

Chasing 130 to win, Pune looked set for their maiden IPL title with skipper Smith leading the charge and the team requiring 11 runs off the final over with seven wickets in hand.

“We got some proven match winners in our squad. That's what these three fast bowlers (Malinga, Bumrah and Mitchell Johnson) did, particularly at the death overs.

Mumbai Indians players arrive at the Ambani residence to celebrate the party. He has been in that atmosphere before for us. The last over was very crucial.

"It was fantastic to have him throughout the season". "He might not have had a great season, but he is one guy who can change it in one over", said former MI skipper Sachin Tendulkar. That's something me and Johnson discussed. He [Johnson] was bowling against the wind. So, we wanted Smith to hit into the wind.

Rohit Sharma opted to bat after winning the toss but Mumbai batsmen failed to deliver while the Supergiant bowlers came out firing on all cylinders.

“Our target on this wicket was 140 to 160.

Johnson, who took two wickets in the last over, said: "I wasn't thinking much". However, brilliant bowling from Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah and Mitchell Johnson strangled Pune towards the latter part of the innings.

“Cricket is all about experience.

"We spoke about it at the start of the tournament".

Rohit also praised Krunal Pandya, who was adjudeged man-of-the-match for his vital 47 runs. I don't think it's going to be hard to adapt in this age.

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