Kolkata, May 27 (): In the final match of the sixth season of the Pepsi Indian Premier League 2013, played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians on Sunday, May 26 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, Mumbai beat Chennai to lift maiden IPL title.
Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians, IPL T20 Final match, Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Toss : Mumbai Indians won the toss and chose to bat
Mumbai 148/9 (20.0 Ovs)
Chennai 125/9 (20.0 Ovs)
Mumbai won by 23 runs
Man of the match KA Pollard (Mumbai Indians)
Mumbai Indians lifted the IPL title for the first time with a 23-run victory over Chennai Super Kings in the final. The win was too easy for Mumbai as Chennai failed to perform even after they restricted Mumbai to a beatable 148 in the first innings.
Mumbai had never reached the final before and opted to bat first after winning the toss, but lost openers Dwayne Smith (four) and Aditya Tare (0) within seven balls. They scored 148-9 with West Indian Kieron Pollard scoring 60 not out off 32 deliveries.
In the six years of the tournament, Chennai team was competing in their fifth final. After a poor start to their innings, they never recovered. Lasith Malinga dismissed Australian Mike Hussey, the leading run scorer in the competition, and Suresh Raina in the opening over.
Dhoni played cautiously, but hit three sixes in an attempt to turn the game, but in the end that was not enough. He scored unbeaten 63 off 45 deliveries but it was not enough as Harbhajan Singh (2-14) and Mitchell Johnson (2-19) both took two wickets to help Mumbai win the title.
|Mumbai Indians innings (20 overs maximum)||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|DR Smith||lbw b Sharma||4||4||1||0||100.00|
|AP Tare||b Morkel||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|KD Karthik†||b Morris||21||26||3||0||80.76|
|RG Sharma*||c & b Morkel||2||5||0||0||40.00|
|AT Rayudu||b Bravo||37||36||4||0||102.77|
|KA Pollard||not out||60||32||7||3||187.50|
|Harbhajan Singh||c Hussey b Bravo||14||8||3||0||175.00|
|R Dhawan||run out (Sharma/Morris)||3||3||0||0||100.00|
|MG Johnson||c †Dhoni b Bravo||1||2||0||0||50.00|
|SL Malinga||c †Dhoni b Bravo||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|PP Ojha||not out||1||1||0||0||100.00|
|Extras||(lb 2, w 3)||5|
|Total||(9 wickets; 20 overs)||148||(7.40 runs per over)|
|Fall of wickets 1-4 (Smith, 0.4 ov), 2-8 (Tare, 1.1 ov), 3-16 (Sharma, 3.2 ov), 4-52 (Karthik, 9.3 ov),5-100 (Rayudu, 15.1 ov), 6-125 (Harbhajan Singh, 17.5 ov), 7-133 (Dhawan, 18.4 ov), 8-135 (Johnson, 19.1 ov),9-135 (Malinga, 19.3 ov)|
|Chennai Super Kings innings (target: 149 runs from 20 overs)||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|MEK Hussey||b Malinga||1||2||0||0||50.00|
|M Vijay||c Sharma b Johnson||18||20||2||0||90.00|
|SK Raina||c Smith b Malinga||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|S Badrinath||c †Karthik b Johnson||0||3||0||0||0.00|
|DJ Bravo||c Johnson b Dhawan||15||16||3||0||93.75|
|RA Jadeja||c Pollard b Harbhajan Singh||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|MS Dhoni*†||not out||63||45||3||5||140.00|
|JA Morkel||b Ojha||10||10||0||1||100.00|
|CH Morris||c †Karthik b Harbhajan Singh||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|R Ashwin||c sub (AR Patel) b Pollard||9||18||0||0||50.00|
|MM Sharma||not out||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Extras||(lb 2, w 7)||9|
|Total||(9 wickets; 20 overs)||125||(6.25 runs per over)|
|Fall of wickets 1-2 (Hussey, 0.4 ov), 2-2 (Raina, 0.5 ov), 3-3 (Badrinath, 1.4 ov), 4-35 (Bravo, 5.6 ov),5-36 (Jadeja, 6.4 ov), 6-39 (Vijay, 7.3 ov), 7-57 (Morkel, 10.6 ov), 8-58 (Morris, 11.3 ov), 9-99 (Ashwin, 17.4 ov)|