Mumbai Indians emerged victorious against Rising Pune Supergiant in a last-ball cliffhanger during the Indian Premier League final clash at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on May 21. The match went down to the wire. At the midway stage, very few could have predicted that Mumbai Indians will emerge victorious after they folded for 128. Even Sachin Tendulkar said after the match, “Once a champion, always a champion, Lasith Malinga. Mahela gave a wonderful speech in the mid innings break. We spoke about this in the meeting.  ”

Mahela Jayawardena said,” Happy with the boys, that 20 runs by Krunal made the difference Malinga and Bumrah were phenomenal.”

Steven Smith fought till the end but his 50 was not good enough. Mahendra Singh Dhoni never got going and allowed the pressure to build.

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Mumbai Indians celebrate the win during the IPL 2017 final (PIC BCCI)

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Mumbai Indians won their third IPL title!

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Rising Pune Supergiant captain Steven Smith during IPL 2017 Final (PIC BCCI)

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Kieron Pollard of the Mumbai Indians and Mitchell Johnson of the Mumbai Indians celebrate (PIC BCCI)

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Mitchell Johnson celebrates the wicket of Steven Smith, which in a way meant the last nail in the coffin.

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Mitchell Johnson of the Mumbai Indians and Parthiv Patel of the Mumbai Indians celebrate (PIC BCCI)

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Dan Christian after the loss during Indian Premier League 2017 final. (PIC BCCI)