Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant to win 2017 IPL

Mumbai Indians on 21 May 2017 defeated Rising Pune Supergiant by 1 run to clinch the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League. It is the third time that the Mumbai Indians clinched the IPL winner title.Mumbai Indians created history by becoming the first team to win the IPL for a record three times, when they beat Rising Pune Supergiant, the team they had lost to thrice earlier in the tournament, by one run in the final in Hyderabad on Sunday night.MI defended a modest 130-run target on the back of a magnificent bowling effort from Mitchell Johnson who, playing his fifth game of the season, successfully defended 11 off the last over and finished with 3/26 to outshine an equally impressive knock from Steve Smith (51). This is also the first time since 2008 that a team finishing first in the Points Table has lifted the trophy.Earlier, the final came alight thanks to some fireworks from the RPS bowlers. Unadkat again started off on a dream note as he scalped Parthiv and Simmons in the same over leaving Mumbai at 8/2. While Washington Sundar slipped in two overs of off-spin for just six runs. At one stage Mumbai were 79/7 when Krunal Pandya and Mitchell Johnson got together and added 50 for the eighth wicket. However, a surge at the end saw Mumbai hit 48 runs in the last 5 overs. At the end, Mumbai’s scorecard read 129/8.

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