Mumbai Indians became IPL champions for the fourth time after defeating Chennai Super Kings by one run in a thrilling final in Hyderabad. Last ball dismissal of Shardul Thakur by paceman Lasith Malinga registered a final win for Mumbai over Chennai. Chasing a victory target of 150 set by Mumbai, Chennai Super Kings were restricted to 148 for 7 in stipulated 20 overs.
Kieron Pollard top-scored with his unbeaten 41-run knock. For Chennai, Deepak Chahar accounted for three batsmen. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the most successful wicket-keeper in the history of IPL by taking his dismissals tally to 132, surpassing his India teammate Dinesh Karthik.
Let’s have a look at some interesting Statistics of IPL 2019:
- Orange Cap- David Warner of Sunrisers Hyderabad scored most runs: 692 Runs in 12 Matches.
- Purple Cap- Imran Tahir of Chennai Super Kings took most wickets: 26 Wickets in 17 Matches.
- Jonny Bairstow of Sunrisers Hyderabad Highest Individual Score: 114 Runs.
- IPL 2019’s Emerging Player of the Year award: KKR’s Shubman Gill.
Source- News on AIR