Mumbai Indians clinch thrilling IPL final against Supergiant

Mitchell Johnson took two wickets in the final over as Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant by one run in a dramatic Indian Premier League final to claim a record third title in Hyderabad.

Former Australia worldwide Mitchell Johnson successfully defended 11 off the last over as Mumbai claimed a thrilling victory when Pune youngster Washington Sundar was run out on the final ball of the match.

While Mumbai's earlier title wins came in 2013 and 2015 were driven by strong individual performances, Rohit believes this year's IPL title was a product of united group work with intelligence. I personally feel it's how you prepare at the start of the tournament, getting your combinations right. I spoke before the start of IPL that to give balance to the team I will bat lower down.

Asked about Mumbai Indians strategy going into the last over with a set Pune captain Steven Smith at the crease, Rohit said: “There was no specific strategy. While battling each other in a thrilling game, MI managed to win by just one run. Today, was the flawless example. He came in and bowled that Super Over - probably to the best T20 batters, (Brendon) McCullum and (Aaron) Finch - and defended 11 runs. Again, we have got a few youngsters, a few inexperienced players and a few legends in our bowling unit. Bumrah´s two strikes included the big wicket of former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (10), playing in his seventh IPL final.

India's Jasprit Bumrah (2-26) and Sri Lankan veteran Lasith Malinga (0-21) choked Pune of runs in the final three crucial overs, denying them their target.

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Though they lost Rahul Tripathi when the score was 17, Rahane and Smith gave some hopes to the team by adding 54 runs to the partnership.

Coming in hot: Mitchell Johnson took key wickets in the final over to steal victory for Mumbai, after a poor first innings total. "It was fantastic to have him throughout the season", the Mumbai skipper said.

The brilliant Bumrah saw the back of MS Dhoni (10) after Smith executed the switch hit expertly to hit Krunal for six in the same over and Pune were left needing 33 from four overs. Had it not been for a quick-fire 47 from 38 balls by all-rounder Krunal Pandya, Mumbai would have found it hard to cross the three-figure mark.

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar gets the Purple Cap for topping the bowling charts with 26 wickets. Young off-spinner Washington Sundar continued to be impressive, giving away only 13 runs in his four overs. They´ve always done the job wherever they´ve played.

Krunal Pandaya was man of the match with this he also became the 3 uncapped player to have won man of the match in IPL.

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