2.4 what a catch! Two wickets in two overs and he's racing towards the top of the charts! Dives to his left, even as the ball is dying. Sticks out his strong hand, his left hand, and it sticks! He also makes sure his elbow doesn't hit the ground. That could have made the ball pop out. What a night he's already having. And it all comes from the offcutter again. The ball he backs to the hilt. The ball he said he would bowl despite his captain's instructions sometimes. Sticks in the pitch and Simmons, set up to play the flick because the ball was on the pads, pops out a leading edge 8/2
    2.1 he has been spurring Pune on and he does it again in the final. It's the offcutter again, pitching back of a length, and giving no room to swing the arms. Might just have got a touch more bounce than Parthiv thought as he pulls and finds mid-on waiting for the catch. 7/1
    7.2 low full toss, rather Rayudu makes that length happen by shimmying down the pitch. But wait, they go for a single, they chance Steven Smith's arm, and that's a terrible thing to do. The Pune captain runs to his left from mid-off, then turns to face the bowler's end stumps and nails them. Rayudu is so far short. The Hyderabad boy walks back as the crowd around him - his home city - goes wild 41/3
    10.1 superbly-judged catch from Shardul Thakur at deep midwicket. The soft signal is out. They go to the TV umpire. Zampa's foot is okay, as is Thakur's at the edge of the boundary. Mumbai's mini-recovery has been halted. The TV umpire sends Rohit on his way. This was dropped short on middle, Rohit skips back for a pull. Hits it in the air, Thakur pouches it at deep midwicket, but the momentum carries him back. He is pushed back, but holds his balance, and bolts at the last moment 56/4
    19.6 he's top-edged a short ball, angled across him, in an attempt to pull it over the ropes. But he's trying to drag it. And the ball has gone well over his shoulder as well. Bad signs and they are realised when Rahane runs in from deep midwicket and takes the catch. Nevertheless, a gutsy innings. 129/8
    10.6 A very, very straight long-on moves to his left and pouches it. This is all part of a plan. Pollard is a very good straight hitter, so keep a man there and tempt him. Two in the over for Zampa. Flighted, full and outside off, Pollard gets under it and lifts it in the air. Does not get the desired distance. Tiwary has enough time to move to his left and snap it up 65/5
    13.2 this is quick, it nips back in and it's gone! Pune are running rampant. This from Christian is great thinking. He pitches it on a good length, gets it to jag into the right-hander. Pandya is not ready for the delivery to be at top pace. He flicks across the line and is plumb in front. 78/6
    14.1 dropped but he's run-out anyway! If there is one sign that this is meant to be. Shardul, you beauty. First you bowl a lovely ball, moving in off the deck, hitting a good length, and getting the outside edge as Karn flicks. It flies to the left of Christan at first slip, a seriously tough catch. He can't pull it off, but he does have the sense to throw at the keeper's end with a panic-stricken Karn looking to steal a run. He doesn't hit the target, but it doesn't matter because Thakur has run up to wait for the throw, and not just ball-watch. Such good awareness 79/7
    not out
    8 (b 1, lb 2, w 5)
    129/8 (20 Overs, RR: 6.45)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Parthiv Patel, 2.1 ov), 2-8 (Lendl Simmons, 2.4 ov), 3-41 (Ambati Rayudu, 7.2 ov), 4-56 (Rohit Sharma, 10.1 ov), 5-65 (Kieron Pollard, 10.6 ov), 6-78 (Hardik Pandya, 13.2 ov), 7-79 (Karn Sharma, 14.1 ov), 8-129 (Krunal Pandya, 19.6 ov)
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    11.5 what a catch! This is a slower ball at off stump. He looks to drive through the line. He isn't to the pitch and lifts this gently in the direction of long-on. Pollard runs in some 15 yards and leaps forward to take it just as it is about to hit the floor. Superb. Stands up calmly after, and signals that it's out. Not that there was ever a doubt. 71/2
    2.2 gone! Traps him in front of off stump with a good length ball. Tripathi put in a stride to try and defend this. Bat and pad were very close together and the umpire, S Ravi, had to rule which it hit first. He got the connection part right - it was pad first. But tracking shows that would have gone over the stumps 17/1
    19.3 hits it straight to sweeper cover! Everyone in a blue jersey is rushing towards the fielder there, even the people on the bench! It's Rayudu. He was in some discomfort, but he's held on to it somehow. This was full outside off stump. Smith was deep in the crease and looked to lift this over extra cover. Opened the face too much and hit a very flat, swerving ball towards Rayudu who had his hands awkwardly positioned - perhaps he was confused which way his fingers should face - but closed hem just at the right time 123/5
    16.2 hang on! He's got Dhoni! This is good length outside off stump. Dhoni wants to make room and slap it on the up past point, but his bat is under this and he gets a healthy outside edge through to Parthiv 98/3
    19.2 Pollard takes it at long-on. Tiwary backs away this time and shows all the stumps. Expects the offcutter and gets it. Wants to hit it on the up over extra cover, there's no deep fielder there. But this is a slow pitch. He mistimes and the bat turns in his hands. It is straight to Pollard who is calm. 123/4
    not out
    19.6 Mumbai have won the IPL! J Suchith fumbles at deep square leg but recovers quickly to get a throw in and run them out before they can take a third. Mitch bowled down the leg side again, bowled it short of yorker length again. Christian swatted across the line but it wasn't off the middle. It went between deep square and deep midwicket. Suchith ran to his left, fumbled the pick up, pushed it a few yards in front and forced himself to recover. Gave Pune a slight sniff at taking this to the Super Over, but the batsmen couldn't come back quickly enough. The throw was already in as Christian finished the second run. They stood no chance as they took off for the third. The throw was perfect, on the bounce, on top of the stumps. 128/6
    9 (b 1, lb 5, w 3)
    128/6 (20 Overs, RR: 6.4)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Rahul Tripathi, 2.2 ov), 2-71 (Ajinkya Rahane, 11.5 ov), 3-98 (MS Dhoni, 16.2 ov), 4-123 (Manoj Tiwary, 19.2 ov), 5-123 (Steven Smith, 19.3 ov), 6-128 (Washington Sundar, 19.6 ov)
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Match Details


Mumbai Indians , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Mumbai Indians won the 2017 Indian Premier League


Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

21 May 2017 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Supergiant 2nd innings Partnerships

1st17AM RahaneRA Tripathi
2nd54SPD SmithAM Rahane
3rd27MS DhoniSPD Smith
4th25MK TiwarySPD Smith
5th0DT ChristianSPD Smith
6th5DT ChristianWashington Sundar