Indian Premier League: Mumbai bag record third title

Batting at No 4 in IPL won't cause problems during CT: Rohit

Batting at No 4 in IPL won't cause problems during CT: Rohit

Leg spinner Karn Sharma played nine matches, including the last league match against KKR and the three play off matches displacing Harbhajan Singh from the XI.

David Warner gets the Orange Cap for scoring 641 runs - the most in the season.

It was Johnson, who kept his nerve during the final over where 11 runs were needed.

Gambhir was the highest Indian run-scorer this season, with 498 runs at an average of 41.50 and a strike-rate of 128.02.

He also offered an insight into his captaincy style. The move to open with Sunil Narine was a fearless one that worked very well for a few matches.

"The challenge in the game of IPL will always be there".

For a team that seemed to have got nearly everything going in their favour right from the start of the game and incredibly blessed with luck until the penultimate ball of the night, Rising Pune Supergiant's failure to get themselves across the line looked out of sync with the ultimate reality that we got to witness on Sunday. Pune required just seven runs off the last five deliveries.

Their two-year run along with the Gujarat Lions ended this season. The way Krunal ran to hug Hardik after he hit the winning six against Royal Challengers Bangalore in a close match at Bangalore on April 15 bears testimony to the emotion Rohit spoke about. Add 12 wickets to that and it is no surprise at all that he was named as the Most Valuable Player in the tournament. The Englishman was the most expensive foreigner ever signed for the IPL and the best paid player this season. All-rounder Krunal Pandya's 47 off 38 deliveries pulled Mumbai out of the hole.

He also praised Pandya brothers - man of the match in the final Krunal and India worldwide Hardik - for "expressing themselves on the field".

To sum their performance up this season, Mumbai can afford a comparison with something akin to a machine with robust functioning - if one part stopped functioning, the others would make up for it in order to keep the whole unit running on full power. He has turned out to be match victor. They just hung, hung in and created enough pressure to get across the line but it was just a great final.

Batting first, Mumbai managed to score just 129/8 in their 20 overs on a wicket that was on the slower side and showed signs of slowing down further as the game progressed.

Indian fans will be hoping that the 26-year-old can take his brilliant form into the ICC Champions Trophy.

Smith's dogged knock went in vain as Pune, who needed 11 in the final over, lost three wickets to Johnson's left-arm pace and some sharp fielding.

With RPS requiring 4 runs from the last ball of the match in the IPL 2017 final, they could only manage two runs as Parthiv Patel uprooted the stump while the RPS players were going for the third run. "I have played all my cricket in Mumbai and lived here all my life", Rohit said about the next edition.

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