The Mumbai Indians have won the IPL 6 in Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The game showed both some excellent bowling and some excellent batting. The team beat the Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs in order to win their first Indian Premier League title yesterday.
The Mumbai Indians were first up to bat, and made 148 runs. The Chennai Super Kings’ target was to get 149 runs to win, but the team simply could not manage it. The skipper of the Chennai Super Kings, Mahendra Singh Dhoni played well with an excellent 63 runs made off 45 balls, but it simply was not enough to compensate for the dismal batting that took place at the beginning of the game.
The Chennai Super Kings got off to a bad start, with Hussey and Raina both losing wickets early on. They were followed by S Badrinath, who was out for a duck. The partnership of Bravo and Vijay looked as if it might get the team somewhere but it ended when Rishi Dhawan dismissed Bravo at 32 runs. Although the Chennai Super Kings looked like they may have a chance of winning when Dhoni was playing, the bowling from the Mumbai Indians was simply too good.
At the beginning of the match, with their openers being dismissed in the first seven balls, the win had certainly not been a sure thing. Although the Mumbai Indians may have had a slow start, overall they played well, and Keiron Pollard did some excellent batting, which helped the Mumbai Indians to get a decent defending total score. Pollard made 60 runs from 32 balls. Included in these 60 runs were three sixes and seven fours. Ambati Rayudu made 37 runs, also substantially helping the team to reach their total with his sensible and solid batting. The team ended with 148 runs in the 20 overs.