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Live Score Chennai Super Kings 161/8 after 20 Overs: Vinay Kumar comes in for the last over of the Pepsi IPL 2015. Mohit Sharma gets a 6 and almost gets a 4 but good work by Suchith stops the boundary. The batsmen take a couple of runs and it’s 150 runs up for CSK. The penultimate ball of the tournament is slammed for a 6. Mumbai Indians win by 41 runs.
Ravichandran Ashwin OUT! Live Score Chennai Super Kings 140/8 after 19 Overs: Mitchell McClenaghan comes in for the penultimate over. Ravichandran Ashwin tries to go big and Suchith takes the catch. CSK needs 66 runs from 10 balls to win at 39.60 run rate per over. The over ends with 3 runs coming from it.
Pawan Negi OUT! Live Score Chennai Super Kings 137/7 after 18 Overs: Lasith Malinga comes into the attack for the 18th over of the match and his last in IPL 2015. A slower ball and it’s edged but the ball didn’t have enough pace on it to carry to Parthiv Patel. Pawan Negi c Pandya b Malinga 3(5). CSK needs 67 runs from 13 balls now.
Faf du Plessis OUT! Live Score Chennai Super Kings 132/6 after 17 Overs: Vinay Kumar comes back for the 17th over. Rohit Sharma takes a good catch to dismiss Faf du Plessis. du Plessis c Rohit b Vinay 1(3). Faf du Plessis is replaced by Ravindra Jadeja as CSK need 78 runs to win from 22 balls. The over ends with 7 runs from it.
MS Dhoni OUT! Live Score Chennai Super Kings 125/5 after 16 Overs: Lasith Malinga is back for the 16th over. CSK needs 90 runs from 29 deliveries now. A huge 6 from MS Dhoni to reduce the required total to 84 runs. Malinga’s knee knocks the stumps at the non-striker’s side while bowling the delivery so it’s been called a no-ball. A couple of runs taken from the extra ball. Malinga bowls the delivery on the CSK skipper’s pads and it goes on to hit the stumps as well as CSK may have lost all hope now. Dhoni b Malinga 18(13) [4s-1 6s-1]. Dhoni is replaced by Faf du Plessis with the last ball left in the 16th over.
Dwayne Bravo OUT! Live Score Chennai Super Kings 112/4 after 15 Overs: The 15th over is bowled by Mitchell McClenaghan and gets slammed for a 6 right away by Dwayne Bravo. CSK needs 95 runs to win from 35 balls now. A better ball by McClenaghan to follow it up. Lendl Simmons gets the catch as Dwayne Bravo gets caught at third man. Dwayne Bravo c Simmons b McClenaghan 9(6) [6s-1]. Dwayne Bravo is replaced by Pawan Negi but MS Dhoni is the last real hope for CSK to win tonight. MS Dhoni pulls and that goes for a 4. The 15th over gets CSK 10 runs.
Suresh Raina OUT! Live Score Chennai Super Kings 102/3 after 14 Overs: Harbhajan Singh comes back for his last over of the match and dismisses Suresh Raina. Raina st Parthiv Patel b Harbhajan 28(19) [4s-3 6s-1]. Dwayne Bravo comes in to replace Suresh Raina. Nice mix of pace and spin from Harbhajan Singh in his last over.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 98/2 after 13 Overs: Hardik Pandya is back for the last over of his spell. The required run rate is 14.86 for CSK to win tonight. Just three runs from the first four deliveries. Raina goes for a swing but all he gets is a single. The over ends with 9 runs from it. Time for a Strategic Timeout.
Dwayne Smith OUT! Live Score Chennai Super Kings 89/2 after 12 Overs: The 12th over is bowled by Harbhajan Singh. A decent over with just a couple of runs from the first half of the over. Dwayne Smith hammers the ball away for a 4 as he moves on to 57 runs from just 47 balls. He is dismissed LBW off the next delivery. MS Dhoni is out and he has to bring CSK home.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 81/1 after 11 Overs: Dwayne Smith starts the over with a well placed 4 to split the field. Hardik Pandya is slammed again but it’s gone to the third man as Lasith Malinga stops it. Suresh Raina gets the shot away and the ball goes for a 4 at deep fine leg. An appeal for an LBW and then a chance for a run out but neither working for MI. The 11th over gives CSK 14 runs.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 67/1 after 10 Overs: Harbhajan Singh comes into the attack for the 10th over. CSK is starting to look like they are in serious trouble here. Raina ends the over with a huge 6. The over gave CSK 10 runs from the 10th.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 57/1 after 9 Overs: The 9th over is bowled by Hardik Pandya. Suresh Raina could have been caught but Lendl Simmons cannot get to the ball in time. The third ball is smashed away for a 4 with no fielder moving a muscle. A good over from Pandya with just 7 runs coming from his over.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 50/1 after 8 Overs: The over starts with a 4 from Dwayne Smith off of Harbhajan Singh. The over gives away 7 runs to CSK from the 4 deliveries. The over ends with 12 runs from it.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 38/1 after 7 Overs: Hardik Pandya comes into the attack for the first over after the strategic timeout and gets smacked away for a 4. Smith takes a single to give Suresh Raina the strike. The over ends with 7 runs from it.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 31/1 after 6 Overs: Vinay Kumar comes into the attack for the last over of the powerplay. An excellent over with just 5 runs given away from it. Time for a Strategic Timeout.
Michael Hussey OUT! Live Score Chennai Super Kings 26/1 after 5 Overs: CSK needs 182 runs to win from 16 overs. Mitchell McClenaghan is back into the attack for the 5th over. CSK have a current run rate of 5.08 which less than half of what they need to be scoring at. At this stage of the match, MI were 42/1 while CSK is just 22/o. Michael Hussey for the umpire to check if Suchith has taken the catch. There is a chance that the ball bounced before it went into the fielder’s hands. The video replay looks good and CSK may have lost Michael Hussey. M Hussey c Jagadeesha Suchith b McClenaghan 4(9) [4s-1]Suresh Raina is out to replace Michael Hussey. An excellent short ball t start the proceedings for Raina.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 21/0 after 4 Overs: Vinay Kumar comes in for the 4th over. A good start to the over with a single run from the first half of the over. Kumar follows it up with a wide so he’ll have to bowl it again. The over ends with 6 runs coming from the 4th.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 15/0 after 3 Overs: Lasith Malinga comes back for his second over. Just a single from the first half of the over. A very slow start for CSK till now with just 14 runs from 2.4 overs. An excellent slower ball right on the stumps by Malinga. The over gives away just 3 runs.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 12/0 after 2 Overs: The second over is bowled by Mitchell McClenaghan. A hard cut and a diving effort from Kieron Pollard to get another dot ball. Michael Hussey has yet to play a ball. Dwayne Smith tries to pull a short ball which is faster than he anticipates it and gets a top edge to score a 6. A single is taken and the last delivery of the second over will be the first ball that Michael Hussey faces.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 5/0 after 1 Over: Lasith Malinga opens the bowling attack for MI while Dwayne Smith and Michael Hussey starts the batting attack for CSK. A good start to the over but Dwayne Smith plays a fine cover drive to get off the mark. The opening over ends with 5 runs from it.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 202/4 after 20 Overs: The last over is bowled by Dwayne Bravo. Suresh Raina takes the catch and Hardik Pandya is out with 4 balls remaining. Pandya c Raina b Dwayne Bravo 0(2). Harbhajan Singh slams the ball and gets a 6. A four and the 200 runs are up for Mumbai. MI post a score of 202 runs in 20 overs and CSK needs 203 runs at 1011 runs per over to win.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 191/4 after 19 Overs: Mohit Sharma comes into the attack for the 19th over. An excellent first ball in the blockhole and the second delivery is hit for a huge 6 by Ambati Rayudu. Kieron Pollard tries to go big and gets caught.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 183/3 after 18 Overs: Dwayne Bravo is back into the attack for the 18th over. A good start with just a couple of runs from the first two balls but Rayudu smacks the third delivery for a 6. Dwayne Smith drops the catch and Ambati Rayudu is safe. The over gives MI 10 runs from it.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 173/3 after 17 Overs: Kieron Pollard gets the big shot and slams the ball 40 rows into the crowd for a humongous 6. Ashish Nehra has to pull an ace out of his sleeve to stop the last few over onslaught. Pollard picks up the ball an slams the ball for another 6. The over ends with 23 runs coming from it.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 150/3 after 16 Overs: Mohit Sharma is brought back for the 16th over. Sloppy effort from Ravichandran Ashwin gives Mumbai Indians a couple of runs. The over ends with 4 runs from it.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 146/3 after 15 Overs: Dwayne Smith is brought back into the attack for the 15th over after his successful opening over. An excellent line being bowled by Dwayne Smith here. Ambati Rayudu locks on to the line and gets a 6 that goes 77 metres away. Pawan Negi’s dive saves CSK two runs. Time for a Strategic Timeout.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 134/3 after 14 Overs: Dwayne Bravo is back into the attack for the 14th over. An excellent over by Bravo so far with just a couple of runs from the first half of the over. A short ball and the pull shot sent the ball high in the sky. Fortunately for the MI fans, the ball drops between the fielders. Pollard ended the over with a 4 at third man as the over gives MI 9 runs.
Lendl Simmons OUT! Live Score Mumbai Indians 125/3 after 13 Overs: Dwayne Smith has been handed the ball and the responsibility of the 13th over. Dwayne Smith gets the necessary breakthrough and dismisses Lendl Simmons. Simmons b Dwayne Smith 68(45) [4s-8 6s-3]. Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard are out to try and keep the 10 runs per over scoring rate going for MI.
Rohit Sharma OUT! Live Score Mumbai Indians 120/2 after 12 Overs: Dwayne Bravo comes into the attack for the 12th over. He starts off with a 4 from the first ball by Rohit Sharma to move on to 46 runs from 24 deliveries. A glorious shot from the MI skipper to get a 4 and bring his 50 runs. Rohit Sharma goes off the last ball of the 12th over. Rohit c Ravindra Jadeja b Dwayne Bravo 50(26) [4s-6 6s-2].
Live Score Mumbai Indians 110/1 after 11 Overs: Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack and starts off with a full toss to get a 4. The first half of the over gets MI 6 runs. When will CSK get the second breakthrough? An outside edge and it goes to R Ashwin on the drop to get a single.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 98/1 after 10 Overs: The mid way mark of the first innings has been reached. Mohit Sharma comes into the attack for the 10th over. A good shot but the fielding is good to deny the single to Rohit Sharma. An unintended flick by Lendl Simmons and Pawan Negi nearly takes the catch. He dropped the match perhaps as Simmons picks up a couple of runs to get his half century. He follows it up with a 4. The 10th over ends with 10 runs coming off of it.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 88/1 after 9 Overs: MI are scoring at 9.75 runs per over at the moment. Pawan Negi is brought back into the attack for the 9th over and break the partnership between Lendl Simmons and Rohit Sharma. He has done well so far with just 2 runs from the first three deliveries. He gets slammed for a massive 6 off the fourth delivery to relieve the pressure of not scoring as he moves on to 47 runs from just 33 deliveries. The 9th over gives Mumbai Indians 10 runs.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 78/1 after 8 Overs: Ravichandran Ashwin is back for the 8th over. A good over so far with just a single from the first half of the over. Rohit Sharma comes down the pitch and swings his bat to get a 89 metre 6. The last ball could have brought a wicket but a sloppy throw from Mohit Sharma evokes a reaction from Captain Cool as well. The 8th over from Ashwin gave MI 9 runs.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 69/1 after 7 Overs: Pawan Negi comes into the attack after the first Strategic Timeout of the match ends. An excellent over after the opening one by Ashish Nehra with just three singles from the first half of the over. Lendl Simmons smacks a late shot to get a boundary and spoil the over. The over ends with 8 runs from it.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 61/1 after 6 Overs: Ravindra Jadeja is brought in for the last over of the powerplay. Lendl Simmons starts with a 4 to bring up the 50 run partnership with Rohit Sharma and the 50 runs for Mumbai Indians. Simmons goes big and he gets a 6 that lands past the MI dug out. A full toss and the over ends with a 4 and a total of 14 runs from it. Time for a Strategic Timeout.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 47/1 after 5 Overs: Ashish Nehra comes back into the attack for the 5th over. The over starts with a leg bye. A wild swing from Simmons and he misses it. Lendl Simmons uses the pace off the ball by Nehra and gets a 4 from it. MI are scoring at 9.52 runs per over as the over ends with 7 runs coming from it.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 40/1 after 4 Overs: The fourth over is given to Ravichandran Ashwin. Lendl Simmons starts with a 4 to the fine leg position. It’s a Free Hit because Ashwin has crossed the line and Simmons slams the full toss for a 6. It’s been just two legitimate deliveries and Ashwin has given away 11 runs already. The 4th over ends with 12 runs coming from it.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 28/1 after 3 Overs: Ashish Nehra is back for his second over of the innings. A single from Lendl Simmons to give Rohit Sharma the strike. Simmons has been a spectator having faced just 4 deliveries in over two overs till now. Rohit Sharma gets another boundary as the ball clears the fielder to reach the ropes at deep mid wicket. He does it again and it’s the second boundary of the over already as Dwayne Smith takes too long to get down to the ball. The third over gives Mumbai Indians 11 runs.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 17/1 after 2 Overs: Mohit Sharma comes into the attack for the second over of the IPL Final. A good start to the over with two dot balls but too much width off the third delivery and Rohit Sharma slams the ball to third man for a 66 metre 6. A deft touch and the MI skipper is showing his class to get another 4. An inside edge and it was a close call for Rohit Sharma as another wicket this early in the game will be curtains for MI. Rohit Sharma ends the over with a glorious 4 and get a total of 16 runs from the second over of the innings.
Parthiv Patel OUT! Live Score Mumbai Indians 1/1 after 1 Over: Parthiv Patel and Lendl Simmons come out too open the batting for Mumbai Indians. Ashish Nehra starts the bowling attack for CSK as he will aim to get three or more wickets in a last bid to go for the Purple Cap. A chance of a run out right in the first over. Faf du Plessis throws himself as he gets rid of the ball to hit the top of the bails and get Parthiv Patel run out in the first over. Parthiv Patel run out (du Plessis) 0(3) .It’s a dream start for CSK with a wicket off the first over.
Toss Report: MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma meet at the pitch with Ravi Shastri and the trophy that they are playing for for the toss. CSK wins the toss and elects to bowl first. Here are the unchanged teams for the final of the IPL Final.
Mumbai Indians: Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Vinay Kumar, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan.
Chennai Super Kings: Dwayne Smith, Michael Hussey, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Pawan Negi, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra.
Mumbai Indians take on the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2015 Final match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata tonight. Chennai has an advantage when it comes to statistics in IPL Finals. Even IPL Finals where MI have gone up against CSK, the chance of winning favours Chennai as we have presented in out post earlier tonight. [Read: Top 5 reasons why Chennai Super Kings can win against Mumbai Indians in IPL Final 2015 tonight]
CSK have won the title twice, MI had clinched it once two years earlier. However, the road to the final was not easy for either of the two teams. Mumbai had a disastrous start to their campaign as they lost all of their first four matches. But just when things looked bleak for the Rohit Sharma-led outfit, the team bounced back with some panache as it won seven of its last nine group games to make it to the title round.
They took along the momentum to the Wankhede stadium — their home turf — where they beat CSK by 25 runs in Qualifier 1 and booked a place in the ultimate showdown. Chennai, on the other hand, had a consistent season as they finished atop the league table with 18 points from 14 games. But the heavyweights had a slip up enroute to the final, at the Wankhede, but recovered with a very clinical performance against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Friday night as they outdid Virat Kohli’s side by three wickets in Ranchi.
Considering the head to head battles, it is difficult to differentiate between the two franchises with Mumbai having clinched 11 games to CSK’s 10. Thus a battle of the titans await the fans and supporters at Eden on Sunday as each side unleash their full fury to clinch the trophy on a wicket that has fulfilled expectations this tournament. (With inputs from Agencies)