Race for the Trophy coming to end: Defending Champions CSK Vs Three Time Champions MI
Even after 11 summers, the Indian Premier League can’t really boast of a rivalry that has everyone waiting for but Chennai’s equation withMumbai is different.
The Mumbai Indians (MI) – Chennai Super Kings (CSK) encounters in IPL has been the legendary ones. The two of the most successful teams of the league with three titles each. These two have faced each other three times in finals. In 2010, CSK overpowered MI but in 2013 and 2015 the fortunes favoured MI.
RELIVING THE FINAL CLASHES
2010 – First Finale Face-off
CSK’s charm Suresh Raina pummeled an unbeaten 57 as the side posted a focussed total of 168. MI pursuit self-destructed once Sachin Tendulkar withdrew subsequently to scoring 48. At the point when Kieron Pollard gave MI a hint of something better over the horizon with a 10-ball 27, M.S. Dhoni’s strategic nous won the day for Super Kings.
2013 – The second meeting
Mumbai Indians, tottering at 100 for five in 15.1 overs, recouped to post 148, on account2 of Kieron Pollard’s unbeaten 32-ball 60. Chennai Super Kings was decreased to 39 for six by the eighth over with Lasith Malinga and Mitchell Johnson the wreckers-in-boss. M.S. Dhoni’s courageous thump (63 not out) demonstrated pointlessly.
2015 – The third encounter
Mumbai Indians set a benchmark score of 200 led by Lendl Simmons scoring 68 of 45 balls and Rohit Sharma smashed a quickfire fifty in 26 balls. The monumental total looked too much for MS Dhoni’s men who failed to cross the line by a margin of 41 runs.
Predicting the fourth showdown
Mumbai Indians will be having an upper hand in tomorrow’s finale at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium keeping in mind the fact that CSK has not been able to defeat MI this season including the Qualifier 1 at CSK’s home ground.