Rohit, Simmons cap turnaround with title win

CSK v MI, IPL final 2015, Kolkata
Mumbai Indians crushed Chennai Super Kings in Kolkata to win their second IPL title
Mumbai Indians did not have the best of starts to their second IPL final in three years. They lost the toss and lost Parthiv Patel in the first over© BCCI
© BCCIMumbai Indians did not have the best of starts to their second IPL final in three years. They lost the toss and lost Parthiv Patel in the first over
It was one-way traffic from there on as Rohit Sharma tore into Super Kings' bowling© BCCI
© BCCIIt was one-way traffic from there on as Rohit Sharma tore into Super Kings' bowling
Lendl Simmons continued on his excellent run in the tournament to become the third player to cross 500 runs this season© BCCI
© BCCILendl Simmons continued on his excellent run in the tournament to become the third player to cross 500 runs this season
Dwayne Smith struck off his first ball of the tournament, but Mumbai Indians, on 120 for 2 in the 13th over, were waiting to explode© BCCI
© BCCIDwayne Smith struck off his first ball of the tournament, but Mumbai Indians, on 120 for 2 in the 13th over, were waiting to explode
Kieron Pollard smashed a few..
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.. and Ambati Rayudu put up his best AB de Villiers impression to power Mumbai Indians 202 for 5
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Super Kings never really challenged the total and lost way once Suresh Raina was stumped off Harbhajan Singh© BCCI
© BCCISuper Kings never really challenged the total and lost way once Suresh Raina was stumped off Harbhajan Singh
MS Dhoni's wicket confirmed what had seemed inevitable© BCCI
© BCCIMS Dhoni's wicket confirmed what had seemed inevitable

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Number of IPL titles for Mumbai Indians

The way the team has grown, the way our captain has grown, it has been special. We played probably our best match in the final.

-- Ricky Ponting

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  • MARTIN on May 25, 2015, 12:07 GMT

    The Learnings for CSK : 1)Every player will have a bad patch of poor form..You can keep them in squad expecting them to perfom at some stage..But you can never expect it from 8 poor performing players at a time...Should have tried one or two of other players in each league games. 2)Consistent team doesn't mean a poor form team will win..A losing combination defenitely need patchment.. 3)CSK have won only the games which their bowlers performed well.Then they can use Hussey,Faf etc to chase.They are not capable of chasing over 180 at present. 4)Probably batsmen getting older..They looked like lacking fire power except McCullum..

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